36 books for genre «Biography & Autobiography / Historical»

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In the days not long after the pharaohs in Egypt, there lived a woman in China. Leizu (say lee - zhoo) was an empress. She lived in a beautiful palace in China. The palace had a huge garden filled with many trees and flowers.
Leizu and her husband, Hoangti loved to walk through their gardens.
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One of the most famous pirates to sail the seas, was Mary Reed, a female pirate! Some people spell her last name Read, but since Mary couldn't read or write, it made no difference to her. Mary was born into a sailing family. Find out about the life of this girl who was raised as a boy, and who grew up to become one of only two women convicted of piracy! A 15-­minute biography.

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Chief Joseph was the name given to the leader of the Nez Perce by the white men who couldn't pronounce Hin-­mah-­too-­yah-­lat-­kekht (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains).
Inheriting the leadership of the Wallowa Band from his father Tuekakas in 1871, Joseph led his people in the Nez Perce war of 1877, the first and only war between the Nez Perce and the whites. Find out more in this 15-­minute book.

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Simon-­Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis.

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One of the most famous pirates to sail the seas, was Mary Reed, a female pirate! Some people spell her last name Read, but since Mary couldn't read or write, it made no difference to her.
Mary was born into a sailing family. Her father was captain of an English trading vessel. Her mother was an uncommon woman. She had sailed with her husband.
Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.

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The name Rain-­in-­the-­Face struck fear into the hearts of white men. He was a fierce Sioux warrior who fought many battles.
One of those fights was the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where General George Custer was killed. Many people say Rain-­in-­the-­Face killed Custer. Others said that he killed Tom Custer, General Custer’s brother, and cut out his heart.­Educational versions have CCSS Activities.

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Chief Joseph was the name given to the leader of the Nez Perce Indians by the white men who couldn't pronounce Hin-­mah-­too-­yah-­lat-­kekht (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains).
Inheriting the leadership of the Wallowa Band from his father in 1871, Joseph led his people in the Nez Perce war of 1877, the first and only war between the Nez Perce and the whites.
Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.

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Once there was a fierce and warlike tribe called the Huns. They had driven the Goths to seek new homes. They came from Asia into Southeastern Europe and took possession of a large territory lying north of the River Danube.
During the first half of the fifth century the Huns had a famous king named Attila. He was only 21 years old when he became their king.
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In the days not long after the pharaohs in Egypt, there lived a woman in China. Leizu (say lee - zhoo) was an empress. She lived in a beautiful palace in China. The palace had a huge garden filled with many trees and flowers.
Leizu and her husband, Hoangti loved to walk through their gardens. Read of how she discovered the secret of turning the cocoon of the silkworm into into silk cloth.

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St George, defender of the helpless and slayer of dragons is a saint honored by many countries and many religions. He is as popular with Muslims and Jews as he is with Christians.
How could this happen? We know dragons never existed. How could someone be so well known and honored worldwide for something that could never have happened? Find out!
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Books for genre Biography & Autobiography / Historical