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Verne, Jules

Jules Verne wrote more than 80 books, predicted much of our modern world, and is credited as being the Father of Science Fiction. Born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, Jules Verne wanted nothing more than to be a writer. His father had other ideas. He gave Jules an allowance to study law in […]


van Loon, Hendrick Willem

Hendrik Willem van Loon was born on January 14th in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1882. He came to the United States in 1902. Van Loon was a newspaper correspondent in Russia during the revolution of 1905, in several European countries in 1906, and also during World War I. During World War II he wrote and […]