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This alphabet book offers A is for the American Revolution, B is for the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and more. Each entry in this picture book for young readers includes one paragraph of relevant facts.
More than a biography, CIA SpyMaster is a glimpse into the mind of an espionage genius, a rare view of what it takes to “live in the black” for years at a time under a fictitious identity, torn from friends and family. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at spycraft in action, from dead drops and cutoffs to multilayered ciphers, the KGB’s secret “spydust,” and everything in between. It is a book of ever-increasing tension and suspense, as the rising stakes of the Cold War endow every act of espionage with utmost importance.
George Kisevalter ran the first key Soviet agent in CIA history, Pyotr Popov, gained the U.S. its first view behind the Iron Curtain, and helped gain information from Soviet colonel Oleg Penkovsky, regarded as the most successful spy in CIA history. This top-secret information proved decisive for Kennedy during the showdown of the Cuban missile crisis.
From the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776, this comprehensive alphabet book follows the citizens of the Thirteen Colonies as they fight for representation. During the 1700s, greed ruled King George III of England, and he thought he could tax the Colonists on anything. As a result, they rebelled by forming their own government. Featuring C for Continental Congress, I for Independence, and R for Revolution, this historical children’s book infuses readers with patriotism and awe.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
The development of flight has had far-reaching implications not only for combat technology, but also in politics, diplomacy, technology, and mass culture. The Influence of Air Power upon History is a thorough examination of how air power was applied from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the latest use of space technology. Hardcover.
Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous and influential plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant’s army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Since then, the story of Jack Hinson has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare.
Jeb Stuart, one of the most dashing figures in the Civil War, led the Confederate Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley and served as Robert E. Lee’s “eyes.”
Now you can walk the streets and view the town without even leaving your chair with The Majesty of Colonial Williamsburg. The main houses, public buildings, and taverns plus museums, crafts, and stores are represented here in more than two hundred full-color photographs. The homes are elegantly furnished in period style, which is shown here in rich detail. Paperback.
At 2:30 am on April 15, 1865, Mary Elizabeth Surratt was awakened by loud knocking at the door of her H Street boardinghouse in Washington D.C. Officers first inquired as to the whereabouts of her son, John Surratt. She was quickly told that her son was wanted in connection with the murder of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and acquaintance of the family! Three days later, Mary found herself under suspicion and under arrest for involvement in the assassination of the president. Hardcover.
This interactive guide to our nation’s capital brings the history of the United States to life for young visitors. Short descriptions and pictures of each site remind children to visit the O. Orkin Insect Zoo at the National Museum of Natural History, watch the five-story IMAX movie To Fly at the National Air and Space Museum, and ride a high-wheeler bike at the National Museum of American History. The capital city offers a wealth of activity and discovery for kids, and this guidebook captures every part by allowing them to carry their adventures with them wherever they go.
In the days before food processors and microwave ovens, Southern cooking was not just a feast of flavors- it was a craft of artisans. This book attempts to recapture the traditional manner of cooking and eating in the South from the late 1800s until World War II. The authors have modernized these recipes in only one respect-by the mere fact that they have written them down. Many an original recipe has long since passed on with its creator- but Strickland and Dunn have preserved more than 125 classics of the Southern dinner table- mixed with stories and techniques as told by the contributors.
Often called “America in Miniature,” Maryland embraces all that is America, historically, culturally, and geographically. In this newly updated edition, authors Victor Block and Fyllis Hockman guide you through Maryland. They divide the state into nine regions with counties and attractions listed alphabetically. Locations, phone numbers, admission charges, maps, and other pertinent information are included. Paperback.
Long famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, the Shenandoah Valley is alive with historic significance. From the two hundred year-old buffalo path that became a pioneer trail to Harpers Ferry National Historic Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Valley of Virginia offers the traveler an array of activities, adventures, and scenic wonders. Paperback.
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