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Books in Profiles series

  • Soviet Leaders from Lenin to Gorbachev

    Thomas Streissguth, Alexander Meigs Haig

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, June 1, 1992)
    Surveys the history of the Soviet Union through the exploits and achievements of the seven men who were its leaders from 1917 to 1991; Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko, and Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • Women Who Reformed Politics

    Isobel V. Morin

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, May 1, 1994)
    Profiles eight American women who fought for political changes, including Ida Wells-Barnett, Pauli Murray, and Fannie Lou Hamer for civil rights; Carrie Chapman Catt for woman suffrage; Molly Dewson for women's political voices; and feminist Gloria Steinem
  • World War II: Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hirohito, Dwight

    Aaron Rosenberg

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Aug. 1, 2011)
    Full-color series--six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Find out how key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during some of the world's most memorable periods. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during World War II. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler, Stalin, and Hirohito. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.
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  • Profiles #2: World War II

    Aaron Rosenberg

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Aug. 1, 2011)
    Full-color series--six bios in one!It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Find out how key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during some of the world's most memorable periods. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during World War II. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler, Stalin, and Hirohito. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.
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  • Profiles #3: Tech Titans

    Carla Killough McClafferty

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, March 1, 2012)
    Full-color series-six bios in one!It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Explore the lives of the people who have had a huge impact on technology today. So much more than just your typical biography, PROFILES: TECH TITANS focuses on six of the most prominent figures in the technological world. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Jeff Bezos--the men behind Windows, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon! Photographs and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.
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  • Women Inventors & Their Discoveries

    Ethlie Ann Vare, Greg Ptacek

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, March 1, 1993)
    Surveys the lives and work of such innovative women as Grace Hopper, Fannie Farmer, C. J. Walker, and Stephanie Kwolek
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  • Top Lawyers & Their Famous Cases

    Phyllis Raybin Emert

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, Dec. 1, 1995)
    Profiles the lives and famous cases of eight American attorneys including Andrew Hamilton, John Adams, Belva Lockwood, Abraham Lincoln, Clarence Darrow, Robert Jackson, Joseph Welch, and Morris Dees.
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  • America's 3Rd-Party Presidential Candidates

    Nathan Aaseng

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, Jan. 1, 1995)
    Profiles individuals who have run for President outside of the Democratic and Republican parties, including Eugene V. Debs, Strom Thurman, John Anderson, and Ross Perot
  • American Journalists

    Donald A. Ritchie

    Paperback (Oxford University Press, April 12, 2007)
    In 60 essays, this volume profiles American journalists from colonial times to the present--reporters, editors, publishers, photographers, and broadcasters--whose careers reflected major developments in their profession and in the history of the United States. In a speech to Newsweek correspondents in 1963, publisher Philip Graham described journalism as "the first rough draft of history." These journalists confronted and helped to shape the discussion of major issues and events in American history, from the American revolution through abolition, westward expansion, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, immigration, and the women's movement, as well as major constitutional issues involving the First Amendment protection of freedom of the press. Biographies of well-known journalists, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine to Walter Cronkite and Rupert Murdoch, appear alongside some who may be less familiar, such as Elias Boudinot, founder of the first Cherokee language newspaper; Abraham Cahan, editor of the Jewish Daily Forward; and Daniel Craig, who in the 1830s used carrier pigeons to ferry the news. Other subjects include Margaret Green Draper, the revolutionary printer; Claude Barnett, founder of the Associated Negro Press; photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White; war correspondent Ernie Pyle; and Allen Neuharth, founder of USA Today. Illustrations, fact boxes, and quotations from the subjects themselves make this volume an indispensable reference for students of American history as well as a fascinating read. Journalists profiled include: Horace Greeley Frederick Douglass Mark Twain Thomas Nast Joseph Pulitzer Nellie Bly William Randolph Hearst Ida Wells-Barnett H. L. Mencken Dorothy Thompson Walter Winchell Red Smith Edward R. Murrow Walter Cronkite Bernard Shaw Cokie Roberts Manuel de Dios Unanue and many more
  • Legendary Labor Leaders

    Thomas Streissguth

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, April 1, 1998)
    Traces the history of the labor movement in the United States through brief biographies of labor leaders: Samuel Gompers, Eugene Debs, William Haywood, "Mother" Jones, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Jimmy Hoffa, and Cesar Chavez
  • America's Most Influential First Ladies

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Betty Ford

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, Sept. 16, 1992)
    Examines the contributions and accomplishments of eleven presidential wives: Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Nellie Taft, Florence Harding, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan.
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  • Hoaxers & Hustlers

    Thomas Streissguth

    Hardcover (Oliver Pr Inc, Jan. 1, 1994)
    Describes the lives and schemes of noted con artists, including Lord Gordon-Gordon, Charles Ponzi, and Clifford Irving.