Margaret Bourke-White: Adventurous Photographer (Great Life Stories Series)

Overview

Born in 1904 in New York City, Margaret Bourke-White was a smart, serious child, fascinated by the natural world. After graduating from Cornell University in 1927, she first worked as an architectural photographer and later became one of the first photographers for Life magazine. Considered a pioneer in her field, Bourke-White was the first foreign photographer allowed in the Soviet Union. Her career as a photojournalist took her all around the world where she captured images of many important events of the ...
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Overview

Born in 1904 in New York City, Margaret Bourke-White was a smart, serious child, fascinated by the natural world. After graduating from Cornell University in 1927, she first worked as an architectural photographer and later became one of the first photographers for Life magazine. Considered a pioneer in her field, Bourke-White was the first foreign photographer allowed in the Soviet Union. Her career as a photojournalist took her all around the world where she captured images of many important events of the twentieth century, including World War II.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-Serviceable options for those who need biographies of famous women. Anderson's well-written and fast-paced account is very similar to Catherine A. Welch's Margaret Bourke-White (Carolrhoda, 1998) and recounts many of the same anecdotes. Binns covers the essential facts and emphasizes Blackwell's role in promoting good hygiene practices and health education for women, but the writing is not as fluid as in the other titles. Deborah Kent's Elizabeth Blackwell (The Child's World, 2003) is a much shorter account of the woman's life that only sketches her accomplishments. Ditchfield focuses on Alcott's younger years, with much attention given to her relationships with her family and with famous figures such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Dorothea Dix. Karen Clemens Warwick's Louisa May Alcott (Enslow, 2000) also does a good job of covering the author's life and is more carefully documented. All three "Great Life Stories" contain informative sidebars that add interesting historical perspective. They are amply illustrated with good-quality photos and reproductions, and have an attractive, open format. Unfortunately, they also attribute thoughts and feelings to their subjects and include quotes without referencing their sources.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531124055
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Great Life Stories: People in the Arts
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 127
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Iron Foundation 7
2 Smokestacks on the Horizon 17
3 The Fire Alight 29
4 Machine-Age Adventures 39
5 Behind the Machine 47
6 Standing Her Ground 61
7 Braving the Dangers 71
8 Reasons to Fight 81
9 The Price of Division 93
10 A Will of Steel 105
Timeline 115
To Find Out More 119
A Note on Sources 121
Index 123
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