They Stood Alone! 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference

ISBN-10: 1616144858
ISBN-13: 9781616144852
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Imagine this: For centuries everyone has believed that the sun and all the planets revolve around the earth. But by studying the old books and observing the heavens, you have concluded that the earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun. Your theory is so radical that you are hesitant to tell others about it. Your name is Nicolaus Copernicus. Although at first your beliefs are denounced and ridiculed, your observations are eventually proved correct. In time, you come to be called the founding father of modern astronomy. Or imagine this: It’s the early 19th century and women have few legal rights. Married women can’t own property, their wages belong to their husbands, and they don’t even have the right of guardianship over their children. You know the laws are unfair, but as a young woman yourself, what can you do? Your name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You spend your life fighting for women’s rights, and later many give you credit for being the architect and founder of the Women’s Rights Movement. Nicolaus Copernicus and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are just two of the twenty-five extraordinary men and women whom you will have a chance to meet in this inspiring book that explores and celebrates people who had the courage to follow their own convictions, even when everyone around them said they were wrong. They were people of vision who saw life from a new perspective and were willing to question conventional wisdom. And their revolutionary breakthroughs changed and shaped the course of history. Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey invites you to have the courage to stand alone too, hold on to your dreams, and follow your heart wherever it may lead. Like the twenty-five pioneers who lived before you, you too may someday make a difference.

Author's Note
Christopher Columbus
Leonardo da Vinci
Nicolaus Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Henry David Thoreau
Harriet Tubman
Clara Barton
Elizabeth Blackwell
Nikola Tesla
Booker T. Washington
Marie Curie
Mahatma Gandhi
Orville Wright
Albert Einstein
Amelia Earhart
Margaret Mead
Marian Anderson
Margaret Bourke-White
Rachel Carson
Mother Teresa
Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson
Neil Armstrong
A Final Thought
The Road Not Taken
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography

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