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Books in People Who Have Helped the World series

  • Maria Montessori: The Italian Doctor Who Revolutionized Education for Young Children

    Michael Pollard

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub, Oct. 1, 1990)
    The biography of the first woman doctor in Italy who developed an innovative method of educating young children that has gained wide acceptance throughout the world.
  • Oscar Arias: Peacemaker and Leader Among Nations

    Kelli Peduzzi, Ronnie Cummins

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub, Jan. 1, 1991)
    A biography of the Costa Rican president who won the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Florence Nightingale

    Pam Brown

    Hardcover (Exley Publications Ltd, Dec. 31, 1989)
  • Henry Dunant

    Pam Brown

    Hardcover (Exley Publications Ltd, Dec. 31, 1989)
    A rare excellent illustrated book from the series "People Who Have Helped the World", conceived & edited by Helen Exley. This is an illustrated hardcover published in Great Britain in 1988 about the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. Dunant's book "A Memory of Solferino", described the horrors of one of the bloodiest battles of the last century, in which he not only nursed the dying, but organized local volunteers to assist. His extremely moving book became the impetus for people throughout the world to help him to found the Red Cross. This organization grew to not only care for the war wounded, but also to aid prisoners of war, missing persons, help in natural disasters, blood donations and first aid. It is now the largest humanitarian movement in the world with members in almost 150 countries and this book on his life will inspire YA readers & adults to find other ways to change the world for the better. A heroic tale.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Defender of Human Rights and Democracy

    David Winner

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub, Feb. 1, 1992)
    Examines the life and accomplishments of the First Lady who devoted herself to helping others and working for peace
  • Raoul Wallenberg: The Swedish Diplomat Who Saved 100,000 Jews from the Nazi Holocaust Before Mysteriously Disappearing

    Michael Nicholson, David Winner

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub, June 15, 1989)
    Traces the life of the diplomat who saved Hungarian Jews during World War II and mysteriously disappeared after the Russians occupied Budapest.
  • Louis Braille

    Beverley Birch

    Hardcover (Exley Publications Ltd, May 31, 1990)
    "Louis Braille" is another book in the "People Who have Helped the World" series. This series, which covers the lives of leading humanitarians, peacemakers and conservationists is aimed at young people between the ages of 11 and 14. The books are designed to give children greater awareness and knowledge of the people who have made a major contribution to the world around them. "Louis Braille" is a lively and concise biography of the thirteen-year-old blind boy who invented Braille, the simple system of raised dots, which has enabled millions of blind people all over the world to read. Braille is now the international alphabet of the blind and this book follows the determination and belief behind the person who invented it.
  • Betty Friedan: Voice for Women's Rights, Advocate of Human Rights

    Susan Taylor-Boyd

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub, Oct. 1, 1990)
    Follows the life and work of the feminist who wrote "The Feminine Mystique" and helped found the National Organization for Women
  • Robert Baden Powell: The Story of the Man Who Created the International Scout and Guide Movements

    Julia Courtney

    Hardcover (EXLEY PUBLICATIONS LTD, Sept. 15, 1990)
  • John Muir: Naturalist, Writer, and Guardian of the North American Wilderness

    Sally Tolan

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Pub, April 1, 1990)
    A biography of the naturalist who founded the Sierra Club and was influential in establishing the national park system
  • Maria Montessori

    Michael Pollard, Beverly Birch

    Paperback (Morehouse Pub Co, March 1, 1997)
  • Raoul Wallenberg

    Michael Nicholson, David Winner

    Hardcover (Exley Publications Ltd, Dec. 31, 1989)