Book 1 (Beginning), What A Life! Stories of Amazing People / Edition 1

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This three-book series takes a fresh approach to making reading both pleasurable and motivating! High-interest biographies focus on less-known facts about famous figures, rather than the chronology of events typical of most biographies.
Each book in the What A Life! Series takes a multicultural approach, featuring 24 short biographies on inspirational figures from all over the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201619966
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 3/10/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 105
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Milada Broukal has taught ESL/EFL for 25 years, in the U.S.A., Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to Pearson Education's All about the USA series, she has written over 20 ESL texts in the areas of reading, writing, idioms, and TOEFL.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 William Shakespeare Writer

Unit 2 Louis XIV Royalty

Unit 3 Florence Nightingale Nurse

Unit 4 Emily Dickinson Poet

Unit 5 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer

Unit 6 Marie Curie Scientist

Unit 7 Madam C.J. Walker Entrepreneur

Unit 8 Albert Einstein Scientist

Unit 9 Pablo Picasso Artist

Unit 10 Jean Paul Getty Oil Executive

Unit 11 Oseola McCarty Philanthropist

Unit 12 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Athlete

Unit 13 Minoru Yamasaki Architect

Unit 14 Aiko Morita Entrepreneur

Unit 15 Maria Callas Opera Singer

Unit 16 César Chávez Activist

Unit 17 Anne Frank Diarist

Unit 18 Roberto Clemente Baseball Player

Unit 19 Jane Goodall Scientist

Unit 20 Pelé Soccer Player

Unit 21 Muhammad Ali Boxer

Unit 22 Anita Roddick Entrepreneur

Unit 23 Maya Lin Architect

Unit 24 Princess Diana Royalty

Unit 25 Wang Yani Artist

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