Heroes: Great Men Through the Ages

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Abbeville Press, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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Each of these heroes -- among them, rulers, artists, scientists, warriors, and philosophers -- used their special abilities to improve the lives of others. Their influence was felt during and well beyond their own lifetimes. Men such as Leonardo da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin used their genius to investigate many aspects of the world around them, contributing much to the way we look at the world today. Others, such as Prince Shotoku and Mansa Musa, made good use of their powerful positions to enact sweeping reforms for the benefit of many. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated civil rights and nonviolent resistance, both sacrificing their lives in the process.

Illustrated in the artistic style popular during each man's era, with colorful and informative maps placing each hero in his geographical context, Heroes provides fascinating biographies and historical narratives made accessible and fun for young adults.

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AC v2ibV Hrgi Acknowledgments 6 Introduction
Prince Taishi Shotoku
Mansa Kankan Musa

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About the author (1997)

Rebecca Hazell is a an award winning artist, author and educator. She has written, illustrated and published four non-fiction children's books, created best selling educational filmstrips and educational craft kits for children and even designed award winning needlepoint canvases. She is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, and she holds an honours BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz in Russian and Chinese history. Rebecca lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1988 she and her family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in 2006 she and her husband moved to Vancouver Island. They live near their two adult children in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.

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