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Author Mendoza, Patrick M.
Title Extraordinary people in extraordinary times : heroes, sheroes, and villains / Patrick M. Mendoza.
Imprint Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.

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Subject Heroes -- United States -- Biography.
Women heroes -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (x, 142 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139) and index.
Contents ch. 1. Mochi -- ch. 2. Shadow on the wall -- ch. 3. Medal and the lady: the Mary Edwards Walker story -- ch. 4. Nathan's legacy -- Dempsey shorts -- ch. 5. Mother Maggard -- ch. 6. Silas Soule: a forgotten hero of Sand Creek -- ch. 7. Theodosia: a lady lost -- ch. 8. Jules Bledsoe: the voice -- ch. 9. Charles Gates Dawes: he won the Nobel Peace Prize and wrote a song that went to the Top 40 -- Ten interesting facts about presidents and vice-presidents -- ch. 10. Day Doris Miller became a man -- First shots fired on December 7, 1941 -- ch. 11. Billie and Patches -- ch. 12. Sam Antonio: the last Acoma to survive -- ch. 13. Shoichi Yokoi: the last Japanese soldier -- Last officer to surrender -- ch. 14. One extraordinary event: the day they hanged an elephant -- Hartleypoole chimp incident -- ch. 15. Governor Ralph Carr: a man of compassion -- Interesting facts about the internment camps -- ch. 16. Jeannette Pickering Rankin: the lady from Montana -- Quotes from Jeannette Pickering Rankin -- ch. 17. Villains: Lavinia Fisher -- Footnotes in crime -- ch. 18. Those weren't ladies, they were pirates: Anne Bonny and Mary Read -- Pirate briefs -- ch. 19. Jonita -- ch. 20. Jóse Marti: his eloquence is still heard -- Quotes from Jóse Marti -- ch. 21. Daisy Anderson: "I just want people to get along with each other" -- ch. 22. Doctor Victor Westphall and Angel Fire.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585019207 (electronic bk.)
9780585019208 (electronic bk.)
1563086115
OCLC # 42922329
Additional Format Print version: Mendoza, Patrick M. Extraordinary people in extraordinary times. Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999 1563086115 (DLC) 99014238 (OCoLC)40869686
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
1Mochi1
2The Shadow on the Wall9
3The Medal and the Lady: The Mary Edwards Walker Story15
  Ten Interesting Facts about the Congressional Medal of Honor19
4Nathan's Legacy22
  Dempsey Shorts25
5Mother Maggard26
6Silas Soule: A Forgotten Hero of Sand Creek28
7Theodosia: A Lady Lost39
8Jules Bledsoe: The Voice44
9Charles Gates Dawes: He Won the Nobel Peace Prize and Wrote a Song That Went to the Top 4046
  Ten Interesting Facts about Presidents and Vice-Presidents49
10The Day Doris Miller Became a Man53
  The First Shots Fired on December 7, 194155
11Billie and Patches56
12Sam Antonio: The Last Acoma to Survive59
13Shoichi Yokoi: The Last Japanese Soldier71
  The Last Officer to Surrender73
14One Extraordinary Event: The Day They Hanged an Elephant74
  The Hartleypoole Chimp Incident77
15Governor Ralph Carr: A Man of Compassion78
  Interesting Facts about the Internment Camps83
16Jeannette Pickering Rankin: The Lady from Montana85
  Quotes from Jeannette Pickering Rankin92
17Villains: Lavinia Fisher93
  Footnotes in Crime96
18Those Weren't Ladies, They Were Pirates: Anne Bonny and Mary Read97
  Pirate Briefs100
19Jonita102
20Jose Marti: His Eloquence Is Still Heard111
  Quotes from Jose Marti120
21Daisy Anderson: "I Just Want People to Get Along with Each Other"122
22Doctor Victor Westphall and Angel Fire126
 References132
 Index140