Bestselling Biographies Books for 1 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling biographies books for 1 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Me . . . Jane

by: Patrick McDonnell
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
Number of Pages: 40
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In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of “a life living with and helping all animals,” until one day she finds that her dream has come true.

One of the world’s most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young–and young at heart.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

2. Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain (Bluejacket Books)

by: Paul Brickhill
Release date: Nov 02, 2001
Number of Pages: 320
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Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in an air crash in 1931 and being dismissed as a cripple by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cockpit of a Spitfire to become one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. This inspiring biography of the famous World War II fighter pilot, first published in 1954, has a following of faithful readers who come back to the book time and again to re-read, share with their children and pass along to friends. Not many books have made such an impact on people’s lives.

Bader’s story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and Brickhill succeeds in matching the excitement of Bader’s war deeds with the triumph of his greater battle over a severe handicap. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader learned to dance, swim, golf, and play tennis. Told he would never fly again, he became not only one of the RAF’s top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics that helped win the Battle of Britain. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in the book are Bader’s first successful encounter with an enemy plane, his own shoot down, and his succession of escapes from German prisons.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Europe > Great Britain

3. Barack Obama 101: My First Presidential-board-book

by: Brad M. Epstein
Release date: Jan 05, 2009
Number of Pages: 28
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Format: Hardcover ISBN-10: 1607300443 ISBN-13: 9781607300441 Publisher: Michaelson Entertainment 28 pages 101 My First Board Books Language: English
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

4. What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley

by: R. Bradley SnyderRobert KempeMarc Engelsgjerd
Release date: Mar 18, 2014
Number of Pages: 22
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Elvis Presley was called “the King of Rock and Roll.” His life and music transformed society in ways that are still felt to this day. With honesty, integrity, simplicity, and humor, What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley explains this pop icon to young children, helping them to understand the modern world and, more importantly, the adults in their lives. Written by three dads – a child expert, a healthcare analyst, and a veteran of the children’s publishing world – What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley is the book all true music lovers will want for their young children.
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Children’s Books > Biographies > Musical

5. Fading Victory: The Diary of Admiral Matome Ugaki, 1941-1945

by: Donald M. GoldsteinKatherine V. DillonGordon Prange
Release date: Mar 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 750
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Long out of print, theses wartime diaries of a key admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy, provide a revealing inside look into the Japanese view of the Pacific War. Matome Ugaki was chief of staff of the Combined Fleet under Admiral Isoroki Yamamoto until both were shot down over Bougainville in April 1943, resulting in Yamamoto’s death. He later served as commander of battleship and air fleets, finally directing the kamikaze attacks off Okinawa. Invaluable for its details of the Japanese navy at war, the diaries offer a running appraisal of the fighting and are augmented by editorial commentary that proves especially useful to American readers eager to see the war from the other side. When first published in 1991, this dairy was hailed as a major contribution to World War II literature as the only firsthand account of strategic planning for the entire war by a Japanese commander.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > World War II

6. Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces: Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel

by: Teddy SuhrenFritz Brustat-Naval
Release date: May 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 224
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Teddy Suhren, the commander of U-564, was one of the most successful U-boat skippers of World War II. He is said to have fired more successful torpedo shots than any other submariner during the war and was the first junior officer to be awarded the Knight’s Cross for his achievements. By war’s end he had earned a Knight’s Cross with Oak Sword and is credited with sinking eighteen ships plus a British corvette and damaging four other ships. One of the lucky few to survive the war, Suhren wrote his memoirs in German with the help of a journalist friend under the title Nasses Eichenlaub. This English translation of the popular work is the first to be available.

Suhren remains a legend within the U-boat world mostly for his good humor and irreverent and rebellious nature, which frequently got him into trouble with higher authorities. Despite his refusal to conform, however, he had access to the highest circles of power in Nazi Germany. Suhren’s reminiscences of those times make for some fascinating reading and include descriptions of social events few were privileged to attend.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Europe > Germany

7. The Golden Horseshoe: The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat Ace

by: Terence Robertson
Release date: May 15, 2011
Number of Pages: 224
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The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded “the Wolf of the Atlantic,” for his exploits as one of the Kriegsmarine’s finest U-boat commanders. In his dramatic wartime career he sank ship after ship, sowing terror among Allied convoys and dismay in those charged with their protection. Kretschmer was a daring officer who favored bringing his U-boat into the heart of the convoy and destroying it from within.

Robertson draws upon first-hand accounts of the deadly game at sea to paint a masterly portrait of life in the U-boats and weaves in the fascinating story of Kretschmer’s exploits. Kretschmer was eventually captured and became a prisoner of war in March 1941, spending the rest of the war in a POW camp in Canada, before his release in 1947.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > World War II

8. Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants and Their War (Bluejacket Books)

by: Eric Larrabee
Release date: May 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 735
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Few American presidents have exercised their constitutional authority as commander in chief with more determination than Franklin D. Roosevelt. He intervened in military operations more often and to better effect than his contemporaries Churchill and Stalin, and maneuvered events so that the Grand Alliance was directed from Washington. In this expansive history, Eric Larrabee examines the extent and importance of FDR’s wartime leadership through his key military leaders?Marshall, King, Arnold, MacArthur, Vandergrift, Nimitz, Eisenhower, Stilwell, and LeMay.

Devoting a chapter to each man, the author studies Roosevelt’s impact on their personalities, their battles (sometimes with each other), and the consequences of their decisions. He also addresses such critical subjects as Roosevelt’s responsibility for the war and how well it achieved his goals. First published in 1987, this comprehensive portrait of the titans of the American military effort in World War II is available in a new paperback edition for the first time in sixteen years.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > United States

9. Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command

by: USN Adm. James Stavridis
Release date: Sep 15, 2014
Number of Pages: 224
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Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) commanded the destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) from 1993–1995 and Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet while under his command. In 1998, he commanded destroyer Squadron 21 and deployed to the Arabian Gulf, winning the Navy League’s John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. He became Commander of European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009.
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10. Fighting Admirals of World War II

by: David Wragg
Release date: May 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 224
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Control of the sea was a crucial element in the outcome of World War II. The U-boat campaign almost brought Britain to her knees; the Arctic convoys were vital in keeping Russia in the war; Pearl Harbor brought America into the conflict with massive repercussions; the battle of Midway was one of the key turning points in the war. Allied naval supremacy made the D-day landings possible.

Written by a well-know naval historian, this work examines in detail all theaters and major campaigns, focusing on the most important naval commanders of both sides. Included are five British admirals (Pound, Cunningham, Ramsay, Horton, Somerville); five American admirals (King, Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey, Fletcher); three German admirals (Raeder, Doenitz, Lutjens); three Japanese admirals (Yamamato, Nagumo, Koga); and two French admirals (Darlan, de la Borde). The French are included because of the naval problems faced by France, in particular the courageous decision to scuttle their fleet rather than let it fall into German hands in late 1942.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > World War II

11. Admiral Arleigh Burke

by: E.B. Potter
Release date: Mar 15, 2005
Number of Pages: 512
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Arleigh Burke is considered the father of the modern U.S. Navy to many. Sea warrior, strategist, and unparalleled service leader, Burke had an impact on the course of naval warfare that is still felt today. This biography by noted historian E.B. Potter follows Burke’s distinguished career from his early days at the Naval Academy through the dramatic destroyer operations in the Solomons, where he earned his nickname “31-Knot Burke,” to his participation in the crucial carrier operations of World War II. The author also fully examines Burke’s postwar service as a United Nations delegate to the Korean truce talks and his unprecedented six-year tenure as chief of naval operations from 1955 to 1961, where he was a strong advocate of carrier aviation, nuclear propulsion, and a major force in developing the Navy’s Polaris missile program. Awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in 1977, he became the first living U.S. naval officer to have a class of ship named after him?the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyers. Now available in paperback for the first time, this definitive 1990 biography is a worthy tribute to a great naval hero.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military

12. What Did Baby Jesus Do?

by: Virginia EsquinaldoVirginia Esquinaldo
Release date: Jul 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 14
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Through these pages, toddlers will make the wonderful discovery that Jesus, God’s only Son, was once a baby too! A gentle blend of rhyming text and endearing illustrations follows Jesus from his birth through his first steps and words. What Did Baby Jesus
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Jesus

13. Reaper Leader: The Life of Jimmy Flatley

by: Steve Ewing
Release date: Oct 05, 2002
Number of Pages: 320
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Although Jimmy Flatley had much to do with the U.S. victory over Japan, few outside the close-knit naval aviation community have heard his colorful story. A naval hero in every sense of the word according to former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral James L. Holloway III, Flatley was a formidable fighter pilot in combat, an inspiring leader, and a gifted operational planner. Flatley’s combination of talents are fully examined in this biography and reveal why he was so vital to the war effort. Known to his squadron mates at Guadalcanal as “Reaper Leader” Flatley?with Jimmy Thach and Butch O’Hare?was instrumental in communicating tactical advice throughout naval aviation and changing the perception that the supposedly inferior F4F Wildcat fighter was actually superior to the Japanese Zero when properly utilized. His biographer, Steve Ewing, also explains how Flatley’s combat experience established the credibility necessary for a middle grade officer to initiate sweeping changes in naval aviation both at the front and with the entrenched naval establishment.

The author credits Flatley’s persistence and credibility for successes at Guadalcanal, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. In post-war years these same qualities helped him make naval aviation what it is today by again challenging the status quo and effecting sweeping and significant changes in naval aviation safety. This biography is the second in a planned naval aviation trilogy that when complete will include the three notable carrier fighter tacticians in the Pacific war?Thach, O’Hare, and Flatley.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > World War II

14. Two Guys Named Joe: Master Animation Storytellers Joe Grant & Joe Ranft (Disney Editions Deluxe (Film))

by: John Canemaker
Release date: Aug 03, 2010
Number of Pages: 192
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     One Joe was in his ninety-seventh year when he died in 2005; the other Joe died the same year at age forty-five. Both died before their time. This book explores the interplay between personal creativity and the craft of animation storytelling, as seen through the lives and art of two of its greatest practitioners: Joe Grant and Joe Ranft.

     Grant and Ranft were unique influences on storytelling at two major studios during important periods in the history of animation. Joe Grant, in fact, straddled two eras. A gifted newspaper caricaturist, he contributed ideas for Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony shorts as well as classic masterworks like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Pinocchio; Fantasia; and Dumbo. As Walt Disney’s confidant, Grant played a leading role in defining Disney’s pioneering animation legacy. He returned to the studio at eighty-one after a fortyyear hiatus, his creative spirit and abilities undiminished, and made significant contributions to Beauty and the Beast; Aladdin; Mulan; and The Lion King, among others.

     Joe Ranft built on the traditions of the past forged by Grant and others to become the top animation storyboard artist of his generation, working on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas; The Brave Little Toaster; Who Framed Roger Rabbit; James and the Giant Peach; The Little Mermaid; and Beauty and the Beast, among other films. As one of Pixar’s creative founders and a close friend of John Lasseter’s, Ranft had a major influence on the studio’s signature originality, warmth, and irreverent humor, through his contributions to Toy Story; Toy Story 2; A Bug’s Life; Monsters, Inc.; and Cars.

     Grant and Ranft were inventive and imaginative, with keen insight into characters, and they inspired colleagues and entertained audiences around the world. Although their combined careers spanned the Golden Age of traditional animation that began in the 1930s at The Walt Disney Company and became the present digital age at Pixar Animation Studios, their extraordinary contributions remain largely unknown to the public.

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Arts & Photography > Performing Arts

15. Memoires of the Royal Navy, 1690

by: Samuel Pepys
Release date: Jun 15, 2010
Number of Pages: 160
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Originally published by Pepys in June 1690, this is a defense of his administration of the Royal Navy and a criticism of his opponents. While Pepys provides a fascinating insider’s view of the working of the Admiralty, the wealth of fact and figures is far from impartial. The new introduction by J. D. Davies explains the political controversy that formed the background to the book’s publication and shows how Pepys manipulated his mastery of arcane information to his political ends. This edition is illustrated with contemporary drawings of period ships.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Europe > Great Britain

16. Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend

by: Will MosesWill Moses
Release date: Sep 10, 2001
Number of Pages: 48
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The long-enduring American legend of Johnny Appleseed comes to life in the glorious folk illustrations and spirited storytelling of Will Moses. Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed: how he traveled westward across our young country, spreading apple trees wherever he went and wearing outlandish hats, like a soup pot, on his head. But did you know that Johnny Appleseed was a real person? Born John Chapman in 1774, he grew up in a family of twelve children, and as a young man, struck out to find the frontier. It was along this journey that he discovered the wonders of apple trees, and where he had his life adventures.

In the tradition of his great-grandmother, Grandma Moses, Will Moses’s much-loved folk art perfectly illustrates this American tale.

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

17. On Board: My Life in the Navy, Government, and Business

by: Paul R. Ignatius
Release date: Apr 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 324
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Insights into significant events of the twentieth century are provided in this memoir by Paul Ignatius, a former secretary of the Navy and past president of The Washington Post who participated in many of the events described. The Great Depression of the 1930s, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and Vietnam are recalled from the author’s perspectives, first as a teenager in the 1930s, then as a naval officer in the 1940s, a defense department consultant in the 1950s, and a Pentagon official for eight years in the 1960s. There are new details on Robert McNamara’s managerial innovations, the growth of the Army under President Kennedy, and the enormous effort to provide construction, supplies, and ammunition for the Vietnam War. The book includes vivid personal recollections of McNamara, Clark Clifford, Cyrus Vance, General Creighton Abrams, Admiral Thomas Moorer, and many others. There are high moments when Medals of Honor are awarded, low moments when the USS Pueblo is captured by the North Koreans, and perplexing moments over whether to praise or damn Admiral Hyman Rickover.

The Pentagon Papers case, the illegal strike of the air traffic controllers and efforts to deregulate the airlines, the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s, and president Carter’s attempt to lessen U.S. dependence on middle-eastern oil are among the many other critical events covered in the book. Ignatius also offers intimate glimpses of his family life, including the period when his college-aged children were totally opposed to the Vietnam War, and his Armenian heritage, complete with memories of his grandfather’s poems of freedom that forced him to leave his ancestral home. In a final chapter, the author looks back upon a full life and identifies the civil rights movement and efforts to gain equality for women as among those things of lasting importance.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > United States

18. Black Cowboys (The Mini Museum Series)

by: Kyla Ryman,Max Becher &amp Andrea Robbins
Release date: Aug 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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Black Cowboys explores a culture that has been largely written out of history, but is still thriving today all over the United States. In the photographs of Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, children will visit rodeos, trail rides, and meet many different Black Cowboys and Cowgirls. The engaging photographs will appeal to even the youngest of children, while the subject matter will encourage further thought and discussion in older readers.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

19. Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation

by: Admiral James L. Holloway III USN (Ret.)
Release date: May 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 352
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Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War?Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet confrontation?that shaped today’s U.S. Navy and its principal ships-of-the-line, the large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Without question, the admiral is exceptionally well qualified to write such an expansive history. As a carrier pilot in Korea, commander of the Seventh Fleet in Vietnam, Chief of Naval Operations in the mid-1970s, and then as a civilian presidential appointee to various investigative groups, Holloway was a prominent player in Cold War events.

Here, he casts an experienced eye at the battles, tactics, and strategies that defined the period abroad and at home. Holloway’s first-person narrative of combat action conveys the tense atmosphere of hostile fire and the urgency of command decisions. His descriptions of conversations with presidents in the White House and of meetings with the Joint Chiefs in the war room offer a revealing look at the decision-making process. Whether explaining the tactical formations of road-recce attacks or the demands of taking the Navy’s first nuclear carrier into combat, Holloway provides telling details that add valuable dimensions to the big picture of the Cold War as a coherent conflict. Few readers will forget his comments about the sobering effect of planning for nuclear warfare and training and leading a squadron of pilots whose mission was to drop a nuclear bomb.

Both wise and entertaining, this book helps readers understand the full significance of the aircraft carrier’s contributions. At the same time, it stands as a testament to those who fought in the long war and to the leadership that guided the United States through a perilous period of history while avoiding the Armageddon of a nuclear war.

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20. Todos a la mesa / Everyone at the table (Spanish Edition)

by: Lucia Serrano GuerreroANAYA
Release date: Mar 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 16
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Paula’s parents always tell her not to play with her food, but what is a girl to do when the food doesn’t obey and wants to play?
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

21. Baby Bible Storybook

by: Robin CurrieCindy Adams
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 36
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Toddlers will enthusiastically participate in these 23 Bible stories using hand motions and other activities. Use in Sunday school or at home any time you want to present the values that form the foundation of faith in kids’ hearts.
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Christian Books & Bibles > Bible Study & Reference

22. AN Exhilaration of Wings: The Literature of Birdwatching

by: Jennifer Hill
Release date: Oct 11, 1999
Number of Pages: 288
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Birdwatching as we know it emerged sometime in the late eighteenth century, and a lively literature about birds and bird behavior positively erupted in the decades that followed. In An Exhilaration of Wings, Jen Hill has for the first time gathered together the most vital and engaging of these writings, which, while historically specific, are timeless in their evocation of what the passion for birds is all about.

As Hill remarks in her introduction, birdwatching is “an experience of the ears and intellect as much as it is of the eye,” all of which comes across clearly in the instructive, revealing, and beautifully written excerpts she has culled for this book. Over seventy-five writers, famous and unknown–from John Muir, John James Audubon, and William Wordsworth to the largely forgotten ornithologists Florence Merriam and Olive Thorne Miller and the English country poet John Clare–share their infectious observations about bird song, migration, nests, raptors, sea birds, hummingbirds, and much more. The entries are by turns practical, lyrical, humorous, literary, scientific–on occasion even mystical–as they illuminate the magical and occasionally unexpected ways in which birding connects us both to the history of the natural world and to that of human experience. This charming compendium is certain to delight birdwatchers and natural history lovers alike.

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23. El Mar / The Sea (Spanish Edition)

by: Albert Asencio
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 16
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Children’s Books > Animals > Fish

24. Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler’s Spymaster

by: Michael Mueller
Release date: Jun 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 320
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Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was the head of the Abwehr–Hitler’s intelligence servic–from 1935 to 1944. Initially a supporter of Hitler, Canaris came to vigorously oppose his policies and practices, and worked secretly throughout the war to overthrow the regime. Near the end of the war, secret documents were discovered that implicated Canaris and hinted at the extent of the activities conducted by Canaris’s Abwehr against the Hitler regime, and in 1945 Canaris was executed as a national traitor. But Canaris left little in the way of personal documents, and to this day he remains a figure shrouded in mystery.

Drawing on newly available archival materials, Mueller investigates the double life of this legendary and enigmatic figure in the first major biography of Canaris to be published in German.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Europe > Germany

25. Taiwan’s Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia

by: Richard C. Kagan
Release date: Oct 16, 2007
Number of Pages: 240
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A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional democracy with a multi-party political system. This examination of Lee’s success puts to rest the idea that Asian values support only authoritarian regimes and reject human rights and political democracy in favor of economic success and military power.

Richard C. Kagan describes in rich detail Lee’s struggle to reinvent Taiwan’s culture and political system by advocating an independent sovereign nation with universal values of human rights, democracy, freedom, and economic justice. His book offers new insights into the role Lee played in the still volatile Taiwan Strait crisis and how Lee’s diplomatic skills used the crisis to break free of the “One China” straitjacket of the Shanghai Communiqué of 1972 while avoiding open warfare with the People’s Republic of China. The author argues that Taiwan is a vital part of America’s national security interests in Asia and that the loss of Taiwan to Mainland China would seriously damage American economic and military power in Asia. He calls Lee’s life a beacon for people looking for new ways to promote democracy and sovereignty and intends this biography of Lee’s life to highlight the statesman’s significant contributions, until now little known or misunderstood in the United States and Europe.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Asia > China

26. Female Force: Hillary Clinton

by: Neal Bailey
Release date: Aug 04, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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From her beginnings at Wellesley to the battle for the democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has, from the outset, raised critical issues of feminism, politics, and philosophy. Revealing the story of her life, Female Force: Hillary Clinton explores the former first lady – from her detractors, to those who would nominate her.
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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Presidents & Heads of State > U.S. Presidents

27. Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren

by: Robert J. Schneller
Release date: Nov 30, 1995
Number of Pages: 476
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To win glory and power, to be renowned throughout posterity?such was the ambition that fueled Dahlgren’s controversial rise to eminence during the Civil War era. This rich, balanced portrait examines in detail the admiral’s quixotic, frustrating quest.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > United States

28. Autobiography of George Dewey: Admiral of the Navy (Classics of Naval Literature)

by: George Dewey
Release date: Apr 28, 1987
Number of Pages: 336
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One of America’s best known naval heroes whose life straddled two centuries and several stages of naval development, tells his own story.

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Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > American Civil War

29. Square Rigger Days: Autobiographies of Sail

by: Charles W. Domville-Fife
Release date: Oct 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 256
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Supported by a superb collection of illustrations, some never previously published, this new edition of a classic work describes the last, tough days of commercial sail, from the 1860s to World War I. Far from the romantic image conjured up by other books on the subject, this work provides readers with a true look at the harsh realities of the sailor’s life on board 19th century merchant ships. To present an accurate picture, editor Charles W. Domville-Fife collected the personal stories of the seamen while they were still alive. Caught in the limbo of a dying profession where poor pay, prolonged isolation from family, and physical hardship were the norm, the men experienced neither the excitement of life on the crack clippers of earlier decades nor the safety of steamships. Instead, murder, mutiny, starvation, and shipwreck were common parts of their lives, and the retelling of their experiences makes for compelling reading. First published in 1938, these memoirs are being made available again with a new selection of photographs and a new introduction on life at sea by Robert D. Foulke.

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30. Square Rigger Days: Autobiographies of Sail

by: Charles W. Domville-Fife
Release date: Oct 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 256
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Supported by a superb collection of illustrations, some never previously published, this new edition of a classic work describes the last, tough days of commercial sail, from the 1860s to World War I. Far from the romantic image conjured up by other books on the subject, this work provides readers with a true look at the harsh realities of the sailor’s life on board 19th century merchant ships. To present an accurate picture, editor Charles W. Domville-Fife collected the personal stories of the seamen while they were still alive. Caught in the limbo of a dying profession where poor pay, prolonged isolation from family, and physical hardship were the norm, the men experienced neither the excitement of life on the crack clippers of earlier decades nor the safety of steamships. Instead, murder, mutiny, starvation, and shipwreck were common parts of their lives, and the retelling of their experiences makes for compelling reading. First published in 1938, these memoirs are being made available again with a new selection of photographs and a new introduction on life at sea by Robert D. Foulke.

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