Attending college in the hope of escaping their difficult home lives, two Mexican-American brothers share ambitious dreams, until the outbreak of the Vietnam War forces them to choose between fighting or returning to their fields of labor. Reprint.
As a consulting hydrogeologist to municipalities and public water suppliers, Jesse Schwalbaum has been teaching the basic principles of groundwater science to the public for almost 20 years. This book has grown out of countless informal hydrology lectures he has given at public meetings, court rooms and in written reports.
Nicknamed the "World's Fastest Human," Jesse Owens grew up in a poor farming community. A sickly child, he went on to become one of history's most talented track athletes. The first man to win four gold medals in a single Olympics, Owens set six World Records and discredited Nazi leader Adolph Hitler's racist beliefs by showing his superior athletic skills at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. From his childhood in Alabama through his death in Arizona, this book follows the spectacular life of this incredible athlete.
Release on 2009-01-01 | by Robert E. Jakoubek,Gloria Blakely
Civil Rights Leader and Politican
Author: Robert E. Jakoubek,Gloria Blakely
Pubpsher: Infobase Publishing
Category: African Americans
* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies
William James (1754-1805), believed to have been born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, immigrated to America with his family. He originally settled in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania but later they moved to Virginia, where he settled near Lickinghole Creek in Goochland County. He married Mary Hines in 1774. They were the parents of seven children. Their son John James (1775-1827) was the progenitor of Frank and Jesse James, the notorious outlaws. He married Mary "Polly" Poor, the daughter of Robert Poor and Elizabeth Mims of Goochland County. They left Virginia in 1811 and settled lands in Logan Co., Kentucky. They were the parents of eight children. Their son Robert Sallee James married Zerelda Cole in 1841. They moved their family to Missouri in 1842. They were the parents of Frank and Jesse and two other children. Several generations of descendants are given.