100 Hispanics You Should Know by Ivan A. Castro

By Ivan A. Castro

Meet a hundred Hispanics from all over the world and all through heritage who've lived striking lives. This consultant covers renowned celebrities, comparable to actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals in addition to extra imprecise participants, equivalent to Ellen Ochoa (inventor and primary Hispanic lady astronaut), Agustin Lara (a popular Mexican composer), and Jose Capablanca (one of the best chess gamers of all times). lots of those members have made major contributions to technology, literature, politics, and different fields of human endeavour. a few extra infamous, yet both interesting characters are integrated in addition. short biographical sketches are observed by means of bibliographies of assets, the place readers can locate additional information. Grades 6-12.

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New York: Morrow, 1993. Elfego Baca One Tough Hombre Peace Officer, Publisher, and Politician v Born in Socorro, New Mexico Territory. v Birth date: February 10, 1865. v Death date: August 27, 1945. Career Highlights • Fought off eighty cowboys for thirty-six hours when he was nineteen years old. • Admitted to the bar in 1894. • Elected sheriff of Socorro County in 1919. • Published La Opinio´n Pu´blica (Public Opinion), a Spanish-language newspaper. Important Contributions Gunfighter, lawman, lawyer, publisher, politician, and businessman are a few of the labels that can be applied to Elfego Baca.

Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1998. , ed. The Who’s Who of Nobel Prize Winners, 1901–2000. Westport, CT: Oryx Press, 2002. Kurian, George Thomas. The Nobel Scientists: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2002. Strongin, Jeanne. ‘‘Baruj Benacerraf’’ (interview). Omni. July 1983, pp. 78–88. , ed. All the Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology and Medicine. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1991. Jacinto Benavente The Playwright as Social Critic Playwright, Poet v Born in Madrid, Spain.

Important Contributions Pı´ o Baroja was perhaps the most accomplished Spanish writer of his generation. His anarchist, anti-clerical views still permeate the attitudes and outlook of much of modern Spain. Career Path Pı´ o Baroja y Nessi considered himself a hypersensitive, mentally unbalanced person. Since he never went to a psychoanalyst, we will never know. What we do know is that he was timid, independent, and a misogynist, all of which lead him to believe that mankind was cruel, brutal, and not to be trusted.

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