Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning of The United States of Appalachia, and In the Sierra Madre. He has worked as a writer, radio correspondent and educator across the United States, Europe, India and Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on National Public Radio, Public Radio International and in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Salon, among others. He splits his time between Tucson and Illinois. His website is: www.jeffbiggers.com
The General: The Story of George S. Pattonby Jeff Biggers
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This biography of the famous American General George S. Patton examines Patton's childhood learning problems, caused by dyslexia. Despite his reading and spelling problem, he forged onward with his education, graduating high school and then the famous military college at West Point. Never considered the best student, George Patton overcame his learning problem to guide the largest army in history to victory over the Nazis in World War II.
Written for students and young adult readers, this biography also includes an extensive vocabulary builder and ten thought-provoking review questions. Great for book reports and homeschoolers.
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