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by Janet & Geoff Benge
Fascinated with flight since childhood, Alan Shepard's life-long passion led him from constructing model planes in his grandfather's basement to attaining national hero status as the first American launched into space. Hailed as "America's Lindbergh of Space," Shepard's achievements in aviation, business, and philanthropy inspire all who dare to live their dreams (1923-1998).
Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.
The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.
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