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Paul Robert Walker has written twenty books on subjects ranging from the Italian Renaissance and the American West to folklore, baseball, and miracles. A former teacher and journalist, he lives in Escondido, California, with his wife and two children

Includes the name: Paul R. Walker

Works by Paul Robert Walker

Hoop Dreams (1897) 87 copies
Trail of the Wild West (1997) 40 copies

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Canonical name
Walker, Paul Robert
Birthdate
1953-09-05
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Places of residence
Escondido, California, USA
Education
Occidental College (BA|1975)
Occupations
writer
biographer
historian
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Competition between the two men for the Baptistry Doors certainly changed pre-Renaissance Italian Art from a focus on Painting and Sculpture to Architecture.

That this "sparked" the Renaissance is still being debated.

(f the Woodcutter "prank" is true, readers may lose interest in F. Brunelleschi as a moral person,
but rather, a cruel jerk. As well, his trips back and forth and back and forth to cities made for very boring interludes.)

Descriptions of the Doors and Dome are totally enthralling!

Yet, where are all the photographs???
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m.belljackson | 2 other reviews | Aug 6, 2022 |
Firsthand accounts and photographs of 1957 Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, make this book essential for those teaching about the civil rights movement
 
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NCSS | 6 other reviews | Jul 23, 2021 |
I would use this book as a read aloud for a fourth grade class room and an independent read for fifth graders. I would plan on reading this book during Black History Month to further educate my students about the struggles that many African Americans faced. I would have the students create their own version of a journal on how they believe these brave students might have felt when when they first arrived at the school where they previously were not allowed entrance. I believe that this writing assignment will open many of my students eyes as to how difficult it must have been for these students to be thrown into this hostile environment. While they are creating these journals, I will continue to read to them articles and other stories that depict African Americans breaking down barriers to further illustrate the powerful emotions they must have been facing. For fifth graders, I would have them read this story independently because I believe it is at their reading level. They will be able to creating a timeline that shows the accomplishments that Civil Rights Movements were able to accomplish and explain why these actions were important and what their effects where in that time period and in our own society today.… (more)
 
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Works
32
Members
1,472
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Rating
3.8
Reviews
18
ISBNs
90
Languages
2
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