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New PDF release: American Environmental Leaders (2 Vol Set)

By Anne Becher

ISBN-10: 1592371191

ISBN-13: 9781592371198

A complete and numerous, award-winning selection of biographies of crucial figures in American environmentalism. As the environment adjustments, and environmental matters develop into a growing number of normal, this encyclopedia offers much-needed info at the key avid gamers within the environmental flow.

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He wrote, “Cities are now growing uninhabitable everywhere. The noise and wear are impossible. Paris is as bad as any. ” Adams suffered a cerebral thrombosis on April 24, 1912. He never entirely recovered but continued to travel and write. His health declined gradually over the next few years, and he died at his home in Washington on March 27, 1918. BIBLIOGRAPHY Adams, Henry, Democracy, 1880; Adams, Henry, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907; Blackmur, R. , Henry Adams, 1980; Chalfant, Edward, Both Sides of the Ocean, 1982; Nash, Roderick, Wilderness and the American Mind, 1967; Wills, Garry, Henry Adams and the Making of America, 2005; Winner, Viola Hopkins, “The Virgin and the Carburetor,” American Heritage, 1995.

When she was two years old her mother died, and as she grew up she became very close to her father. She was a bright and ambitious child but A Jane Addams (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-39054) was plagued by constant back pain, caused by tuberculosis of the spine. Also, she sometimes felt she was an ugly duckling and was 13 ADDAMS, JANE ashamed of the overwhelming adoration she felt for her father. He was a successful banker, miller, and later an admired state senator.

Adrienne Anderson was born February 10, 1952, in Dallas, Texas. From a young age she was concerned about justice; as a child she defended black children’s rights to ride their bikes through her tree-lined neighborhood. Then as a student at Southern Methodist University (SMU), she challenged her sorority’s practices which favored white students. A. from SMU in 1974 and worked for one year for the Texas Department of Public Welfare in Dallas. Although welfare casework was frustrating because Anderson realized that the system, for all its good intentions, tended to control and harass its clients, Anderson gained a respect for poor 22 people’s ability to organize and help one another.

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