Government Leaders, Military Rulers and Political Activists

Government Leaders, Military Rulers and Political Activists

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In each volume, an introductory essay outlines of history of the disciplines under discussion, and describes how changes and innovations in these disciplines have affected our lives. The biographies that follow are organized in an A-Z format: each biography is divided into a qlifeq section describing the individual's life and influences and a qlegacyq section summarizing the impact of that individual's work throughout history. These biographies cover a diverse group of men and women from around the globe and throughout history. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mao Tse-tung and Genghis Khan are among the 200 well-known historical figures included in this volume. Examples of other lesser-known, yet important, individuals covered in this work are: Gustavas Adolphus, Swedish empire creator; Hatshepsut, queen of ancient Egyptian dynasty; and Jean JaurAus, French socialist leader and pacifist. Each synopsis provides information on each individual's enduring impact on the common understanding of fundamental themes of human existence.As a boy, Washington worked in the salt furnaces and coal mines, but also sought an education by attending evening classes. ... then studied at the Wayland Seminary in Washington, D.C. In 1881 he was appointed by General Samuel Armstrong, founder ... The Tuskegee Institutea#39;s goal was to train African Americans in practical manual trades and professions such as ... While many Ali- lean Americans have embraced Washingtona#39;s call for a greater degree of economic independence, anbsp;...

Title:Government Leaders, Military Rulers and Political Activists
Author: David W. Del Testa
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-01-27

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