Mr Blue Jeans

Autor: Maryann N. Weidt
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0822589117
File Size: 80,45 MB
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In 1847 an eighteen-year-old immigrant arrived in New York. He had little in his pockets and no knowledge of English. However, by 1874, people throughout the United States knew him as the man who made blue jeans with copper rivets. Even now Levi Strauss's name lives on as a mark of quality and style. In Mr. Blue Jeans, Maryann N. Weidt presents the history of this hardworking man, as he struggles through long, grueling days as a peddler and challenging times as a young businessman. His honesty, integrity, and generosity stand out as clearly as his name, making this rags-to-riches story well worth reading. The accurate and highly readable text is enriched by Lydia M. Anderson's dramatic black-and-white illustrations.

Levi Strauss Gets A Bright Idea

Autor: Tony Johnston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152061452
File Size: 69,12 MB
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Retells, in tall-tale fashion, how Levi Strauss went to California during the Gold Rush, saw the need for a sturdier kind of trouser, and invented jeans.

Louis Pasteur And Pasteurization

Autor: Jennifer Fandel
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736868445
File Size: 31,89 MB
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Tells the story of French scientist Louis Pasteur and his invention of the pasteurization process. Written in graphic-novel format.

Everyone Wears His Name

Autor: Sondra Henry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780875183756
File Size: 59,14 MB
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Traces the life of the immigrant Jewish peddler who went on to found Levi Strauss & Co., the world's first and largest manufacturer of denim jeans.

Theodore Roosevelt

Autor: Nathan Olson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736879019
File Size: 57,51 MB
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Graphic novel treatment of the life of President Theodore Roosevelt, a naturalist and war hero.

George Washington Carver

Autor: Nathan Olson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736854843
File Size: 43,78 MB
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Tells the story of plant scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. Written in graphic-novel format.

Levi Strauss

Autor: Lynn Downey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781625342294
File Size: 67,52 MB
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Blue jeans are globally beloved and quintessentially American. They symbolize everything from the Old West to the hippie counter-culture; everyone from car mechanics to high-fashion models wears jeans. And no name is more associated with blue jeans than Levi Strauss & Co., the creator of this classic American garment. As a young man Levi Strauss left his home in Germany and immigrated to America. He made his way to San Francisco and by 1853 had started his company. Soon he was a leading businessman in a growing commercial city that was beginning to influence the rest of the nation. Family-centered and deeply rooted in his Jewish faith, Strauss was the hub of a wheel whose spokes reached into nearly every aspect of American culture: business, philanthropy, politics, immigration, transportation, education, and fashion. But despite creating an American icon, Levi Strauss is a mystery. Little is known about the man, and the widely circulated "facts" about his life are steeped in mythology. In this first full-length biography, Lynn Downey sets the record straight about this brilliant businessman. Strauss's life was the classic American success story, filled with lessons about craft and integrity, leadership and innovation.

India In Colors

Autor: Nathan Olson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429622237
File Size: 59,77 MB
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"Simple text and striking photographs present India, its culture, and its geography"--Provided by publisher.