An account of the six days beginning with Black Thursday, October 24, 1929. Filled with fascinating facts and photos from America’s great stock market crash.
A thoroughly investigated re-creation of a doomed ship's final journey. From its beginnings as a slave ship plying the lucrative trade route from Europe to Africa to the New World, to its capture by famed pirate, Sam Bellamy, to its sinking along the Cape Cod coastline, Barry Clifford tells the riveting true story of The Whydah's last voyage.
Marco Polo is the story of the remarkable explorer's journeys - over 33,000 miles and 24 years - particularly remarkable considering the time period and transportation available, 1271-1295AD! Marco Polo is as much a joy to look at as it is to read.
A humorous look at "the adventurous years that turned the unknown Samuel Clemens into the world-famous Mark Twain." Filled with colorful quotations, photographs, and art reproductions, this is a book for older readers.
Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal was known as the 8th wonder of the world. The Erie Canal cut a 400 mile long, 60 foot wide path through ancient forests and swamps and cliffs - and was made without dynamite, concrete or power tools! It was the largest in the world, contained 83 locks, and climbed 675 feet! With photos, maps, postcards and drawings, this is a fascinating look at one of America’s greatest achievements.
From the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, this is a humorous account of how a great book becomes a Hollywood movie. Complete with photographs, script pages, and original art, this book is perfect for fans of the Wimpy Kid.
The fascinating story of the pioneering, Nellie Bly. She was a globetrotting reporter, breaking new ground in travel (she rounded the globe in 72 days!), reporting (she went undercover in an insane asylum for 10 days!), and social mores (she worked in a man's profession, supported herself handsomely, married a man many years her senior, and ran her own company!) She was a world-wide phenomenon, the likes of which we don't see any more.
Imagine a storm carrying 12 million pounds of dust. One Chicago storm blew more than 4 pounds of dust for every man, woman and child in the city! The Dust Bowl years lasted a decade and spanned the plains from Montana to Texas. Albert Marrin tells the story from a wide range of viewpoints - geological, historical, economical, political, artistic, environmental, social, literary and individual. The Dust Bowl era touched every aspect of our civilization.
The remarkable true story of the spontaneous truces that broke out all along the entrenched battle lines of Europe in December, 1914. It is estimated that tens of thousands of British, German and Belgian soldiers took part in the cease-fires that lasted, in some instances, for several weeks.
We are the Ship recounts the rise and fall of America’s Negro League teams – from the exclusion of blacks from Major League Baseball to the success of Jackie Robinson. A beautifully illustrated book told in “innings,” rather than chapters.
An action-packed, graphic re-telling of the life of Zeus, the greatest of the Olympian gods.
Lady Liberty is a biography of a national monument, a history of the many people and events necessary to create one of the modern world’s most recognized symbols of freedom. Each “chapter” of this beautifully illustrated picture book consists of a short essay about a person, related in some way to the Statue of Liberty.
Author, John Scieszka, is the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature. Knucklehead is his hilarious life story, full of life's great lessons: 1. Read 2. If it sounds too good to be true - it is 3. Listen 4. Learn to cook (because stirring oatmeal is more fun than picking up dog poop!) 5. Have a sense of humor. Chapter 36, "What's so funny, Mr. Scieszka?" will have the reader in stitches.
The Day the World Exploded pulls together all of the pieces that led to the 1883 earthshaking explosion that was heard over 3,000 miles away! Samuel Morse’s telegraph was invented and installed just in time to make Krakatoa’s eruption the first global news story. It was so catastrophic that months after the explosion, New York fire fighters rushed to what they thought was a massive fire, only to find a blood red sky caused by volcanic ash that had drifted across the ocean!
L Taylor 6/10