Language: English
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-06-09
Revisión: 1.0
You never know how strong you are until you rouse the champion in you! Against All Odds chronicles the real-life stories of men and women who conquered personal and societal limitations to achieve the seemingly impossible. In Against All Odds, you'll discover, among other riveting narratives, how * George Carver overcame chronic disease, deprivation, and discrimination to become a remarkable scientist and renowned inventor; * Elizabeth Blackwell rose above gender bias and fierce opposition to become the first woman to earn a degree in medicine; * Abraham Lincoln became a celebrated lawyer, legislator, and president despite his prolonged battle with depression, defeat, and distress; * Fanny Crosby, the blind girl from a backwater town, became the most prolific hymn writer in history; * Harriet Tubman overcame the horrors of a turbulent and traumatic childhood to liberate herself from the bondage of slavery and helped to rescue many other slaves from the captivity of their cruel masters; and * Ben Carson successfully battled mediocrity and low self-esteem to change his reputation from being the "dumbest student" in the class to being one of the most brilliant doctors in the world.