Aug 10, 2015

Believe in Your Dreams


 A popular favorite among quotations...

Eleanor Roosevelt was perhaps one of the most outspoken First Ladies of the U.S. She gave press conferences and wrote a newspaper column.   She was also a humanitarian and an activist, speaking out for women's rights and children's causes.  There is an interesting biography with narrated video on BIO

Aug 8, 2015

Life Without Courage

 Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most famous painters of the 1800s.  You can read his biography in the book Van Gogh: The Life.  Perhaps his most recognizable work is Starry Night.  You can order a print copy of it thru Poster Revolution on Amazon. For more of his works, check out Van Gogh: Complete Works.

Aug 6, 2015

Don't be afraid of tomorrow


William Allen White was born on February 10, 1868 and died on January 29, 1944.  He was a renowned American newspaper editor and an author.  He also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for an editorial he wrote (To an Anxious Friend) which was published July 27, 1922.  As an editor, he spoke out strongly against political and social conditions that he felt were negatively impacting society.  He held strong to small-town values and common sense.   

Learn more about this famous writer in his autobiography - The Autobiography of William Allen White: Second Edition, Revised and Abridged 
 

Aug 4, 2015

Friendships and Time


Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist born on November 15, 1887. She died on March 6, 1986 at the age of 98.  She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes.

Here are some interesting books about her available thru Amazon:

Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Collection

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life 

Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keefe (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) 
 

 

Aug 2, 2015