Who was the shooting star with a generous heart? Who was the Pearl King? Who was the first woman doctor in America and a medical pioneer? In Biografeats, author Richard Lam offers the biographies of twelve men and twelve women who found the courage to overcome obstacles on their path to success.
This collection of mini-biographies narrates the life lessons of some of history's greatest achievers-from artists and athletes, to entrepreneurs and humanitarians, as well as lawyers, teachers, and scientists from eleven different countries. The stories feature individuals who exemplify courage, persistence, perseverance, sacrifice, desire, determination, diligence, attitude, and belief. Each selection begins with the subject's childhood and then progresses through a course of events filled with challenges, adversities, failures, and successes, finally ending with a major achievement.
Both informative and inspirational, Biografeats demonstrates that regardless of culture, race, nationality, gender, or circumstance, anyone can succeed in life and realize their dreams.