Showing posts with label Inspiring Collective Biographies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiring Collective Biographies. Show all posts

July 08, 2013

Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers

Part of the Inspiring Collective Biographies series, Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers, written for the middle school reader, contains short biographies on ten artists and writers.

Available in both library and paperback editions, biographies of Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Josephine Baker are included, among others. The preface introduces the reader to the Harlem Renaissance, and chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index round out this title.

Other titles in the Inspiring Collective Biographies series include Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century, Daredevil American Heroes of Exploration and Flight, Fighting U.S. Generals of World War II, Innovators of American Jazz, and Pioneering American Computer Pioneers.

All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor,, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and your independent bookstore.

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June 24, 2013

Can you name some computer pioneers besides Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Steve Wozniak?

How about An Wang? An Wang built his computer company with just $600 in savings in 1951. By the
1980s, his company had thousands of employees and was worth several billion dollars. Wang computers were essentially word processing terminals. Before inventing the word processor, he created a desktop calculator.

Grace Hopper contributed to the development of Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL), a computer language. She worked with the Mark I which was a computer used by the Navy to calculate firing distances for weapons. Grace was fascinated with computers, and after retiring from the Navy, worked at Harvard on Mark II and Mark III.

Other computer inventors mentioned in Pioneering American Computer Geniuses include: Herman Hollerith, John von Neumann, John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr., Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Marc Hannah, and Marc Andreessen.

There are also five other titles in the Inspiring Collective Biographies series. All six titles are available in both library and paperback editions, and can be found through your local vendor, your local independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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June 18, 2013

Astronaut Sally Ride Included in New Enslow Collective Bio Series

The late Dr. Sally Ride always stood out from the crowd. Her high academic achievements, in scientific fields  where women were not always warmly welcomed, were consistent with her strong character and brilliant mind. She had the "right stuff" to become an astronaut and thrive in that profoundly macho world. In later life, Ride became a university professor and established her own educational enterprise.

Sally Ride's fascinating life story is included in Enslow's new Daredevil American Heroes of Exploration and Flight. Author Anne Schraff's 112-page book offers a collection of well-written, concise biographies of these courageous people. The work, part of Enslow's "Inspiring Collective Biographies" series, is among Enslow's Fall 2013 season's new offerings.

The book is available from Enslow in a library-bound edition for $23.95; that price represents a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price.A paperback edition is also available for $9.95.

You may also purchase these books from your preferred vendor, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

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