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Short History : Thumbnail Sketches of 50 Little Giants - SLOMANSON KANEL

Short History

Thumbnail Sketches of 50 Little Giants

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Celebrating short people and offering proof that height has no bearing on success, this volume features lighthearted biographical profiles and caricatures of 50 towering personas.

A Short History cheers on short people and gives proof that height has no bearing on success. Featuring fifty lighthearted biographical profiles and caricatures showing their towering personas, this is the perfect gift for anyone who is short of stature.

Importance is often equated with height in our society. Author Joan Slomanson aims to do away with such misguided thinking and pays homage to those who have achieved greatness in spite of, or perhaps because of, their shortness.

Fifty celebrities and personalities from all walks of life-business and industry, philanthropy, politics, sports, and the arts-are featured in this entertaining celebration of the short among us. Clever biographical profiles highlight the achievements and careers, as well as the heights, of such notables as Ludwig van Beethoven, Queen Victoria, Tyrone (Muggsy) Bogues, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Mother Teresa, Truman Capote, Auguste Rodin, Danny DeVito, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Playful and attractive black-and-white caricatures further illustrate these people and their mighty endeavors.

If you are short of stature or if you know someone who is, you can't afford to pass up this homage to the accomplishments of the "vertically challenged"!

Praise for A Short History: "A charming little book...by Joan Kamel Slomanson, details the trials and triumphs of some of history's best-known, small-of-stature characters...Charmingly illustrated and charmingly told, this little book is a gem for any home collection." - Black Elegance

Introductionp. 8
Gracie Allenp. 10
Clara Bartonp. 12
Ludwig van Beethovenp. 14
David Ben-Gurionp. 16
Tyrone (Muggsy) Boguesp. 18
Napoleon Bonapartep. 20
Charlotte Brontep. 22
Truman Capotep. 24
Andrew Carnegiep. 26
Nancy Curriep. 28
Alicia de Larrochap. 30
Thomas De Quinceyp. 32
Danny DeVitop. 34
Alfred Eisenstaedtp. 36
Eddy Gaedelp. 38
Lorenz Hartp. 40
Helen Hayesp. 42
Joseph Hirshhornp. 44
Gen Horiuchip. 46
Harry Houdinip. 48
Linda Huntp. 50
King Ibn Talal Hussein of Jordanp. 52
Joan of Arcp. 54
John Keatsp. 56
Fiorello LaGuardiap. 58
Irving (Swifty) Lazarp. 60
Harry Lipsigp. 62
Lilya Litvyakp. 64
Tegla Loroupep. 66
James Madisonp. 68
Senator Barbara Mikulskip. 70
The Honorable Alfred Moorep. 72
Annie Oakleyp. 74
Edith Piafp. 76
Lily Ponsp. 78
Auguste Rodinp. 80
Mickey Rooneyp. 82
Johnny Roventinip. 84
Adele Simpsonp. 86
Charles Proteus Steinmetzp. 88
Harriet Beecher Stowep. 90
Igor Stravinskyp. 92
Naim Suleymanoglup. 94
Mother Teresap. 96
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrecp. 98
Queen Victoriap. 100
Chick Webbp. 102
Dr. Ruth Westheimerp. 104
James Abbott McNeill Whistlerp. 106
William Wilberforcep. 108
Some Borderline Casesp. 110
Acknowledgmentsp. 111
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780789203335
ISBN-10: 0789203332
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.22