Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X

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Zest Books ™, Aug 1, 2019 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 224 pages
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We love to root for the underdog, and when it comes to underdogs, few are more impressive than the world’s great revolutionaries.After all, it’s pretty hard to find a more powerful opponent than the world’s biggest empires and emperors. And that’s part of why we’re drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Many of these men and women were born into virtual dystopias, and they fought throughout their lives, against all odds, to forge a path to a better future. And whether they succeeded, failed, or succeeded only to become a new kind of enemy, there’s something inherently fascinating about that effort to change the world.

 

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ROCKIN' THE BOAT: 50 Iconic Rebels and Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcom X

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A gallery of historical troublemakers starting with Hannibal and ending with Martin Luther King, Jr. Fleischer chooses figures who worked, with high visibility but varying levels of success, to ... Read full review

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WILLIAM WALLACE
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Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, editor, and journalist. He is the author of A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis is Changing Our World (Zest Books, 2021), Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections (Zest Books, 2020 and 2016), Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries (Zest Books, 2015) and The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias (Fall River Press, 2011). His fiction has appeared in more than seventy publications including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, The Saturday Evening Post, and So It Goes by the Kurt Vonnegut Library and Museum. He has a master's in magazine journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor's in both journalism and history from Indiana University.

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