J. Ivy is a true pioneer who bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry. He appeared on HBO's Def Poetry and collaborated with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried the pain of being abandoned by his father and growing up in the tough neighborhoods on Chicago's South Side. He once suffered from depression and quit school and his job before his eventual success.
Meet the essential Bernie Sanders--an authentic and uncompromising champion of the people. Learn how he attempted and failed several runs at public office before succeeding.
Every Day I Fight
by Stuart Scott; Larry Platt; Robin Roberts (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
The fearless, intimate, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scott. He shares his personal story about his childhood in North Carolina, his supportive family and his illness. He also talks about his failures, beginning sportscasting career, and his eventual triumphs at ESPN. He also shares his intimate struggles to keep his story going.
Most great figures in American culture and history reveal great contradictions, but none more so than Henry Ford. You might know Henry Ford for all he did for automotive industry in the United States but did you know that he had several other business that failed before he started the Ford Motor Company.
by Mark Updegrove
Call Number: 921 J634u
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the United States. LBJ experienced many failures and successes before and during his presidency.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high School Basketball Team. "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Quote from Michael Jordan.
Here is an engaging look at Dr. Seuss, a man who indeed lived a zigzag life as a cartoonist, ad agency artist, author, caricaturist, documentary-film writer and producer, political cartoonist, and editor. Dr. Seuss has sold millions and millions of books but his earlier books were often rejected by publishers.
The dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. Did you know that the Wright Brothers, tried and failed many times before finally producing a plane that could fly.