John Augustine reviews biographies and recounts the lives of the people featured in them. From Q-90.1 FM, Delta College Quality Public Radio.
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel by Judith Morgan
Most Americans get through the year without reading a single poem, even though millions of them were raised on the work of America's most successful poet.
Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology by Constance McLaughlin Green
Every American schoolchild could tell you that Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, but he did so much more.
Solomon Northup - Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup was a free man in New York who was kidnapped, sold, and resold as a slave for 12 years in the plantations near New Orleans.
Amelia Earhardt - 20 Hrs., 40 Min.
Amelia Earhardt wrote only one book about herself and the flight that made her famous.
Voltaire by A.J. Ayer
Voltaire was born on the brink of the Age of Enlightenment and became the star of that era.
Alfred the Great - Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources (Penguin Classics)
Over 1,000 years ago there lived an English king who was not supposed to be king, but he turned out to be perhaps the most important ruler in British history.