Biographies by stariya


          Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of
          Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a
          clarion call to every American. The inspiring true accounts of eight
          unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our
          nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant
          classic, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Now, a half-century later, it
          remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable
          national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of
          human virtues.

          American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert
          Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb,” the brilliant, charismatic
          physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his
          country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the
          most famous scientist of his generation–one of the iconic figures of the
          twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man confronting the
          consequences of scientific progress

          Autobiography of George Muller: Join him on his journey from a life of
          sin and rebellion to his glorious conversion. Share his struggles and
          triumphs as he establishes orphan homes to care for thousands of English
          children, depending upon God's response to his prayer of faith.

          While most children grasp the importance of America's Declaration of
          Independence, few experience the lives of its multifarious signatories. Few read
          of the trials & tribulations of those who risked their "lives, fortunes & sacred
          honor" for the liberty we dearly cherish. LIVES OF THE SIGNERS OF THE
          DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, originally published in 1848, provides a
          brief biography of each of these men.

          Farther Than Any Man: James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in
          his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the
          hallowed rank of captian of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that
          would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture
          heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk).

          Quiet Strength: How is it possible for a coach—especially a football coach—to
          win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the
          screaming histrionics, the profanities, and the demand that the sport come
          before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without
          compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, now
          updated with a new chapter, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God
          and family—and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to

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