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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.
Author Doris Fisher traces the journey of camels from Africa to Texas in 1856 for use as the very first US Camel Corps. Young readers will delight in the illustrations as they learn about this little-known part of American history. Although the camels initially were not accepted by the locals, the people of Texas came to respect their strength and endurance as they transported US Army supplies through the desert.
In 1945, Jella Lepman was asked by the United States Army to serve as a cultural and educational advisor for her native country. While being driven around war-ravaged Germany in a U.S. Army jeep, Jella noticed how hungry the German children were for books since their schools and libraries had been destroyed. Jella wrote letters to publishers all over the world and asked for donations. These donations became an exhibition of children’s books that traveled throughout Germany. Books continue to be donated by various countries, forever honoring the spirit of Jella Lepman and her belief that books truly can make the world a better place.
It has been estimated that approximately four hundred women disguised themselves as men to join the Buffalo soldiers; however, only one case has been documented. Cathy Williams enlisted as William Cathay and served for two years before anyone discovered she was a woman. To this day, the former slave is the first documented woman to serve in the United States Military.
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.
Presenting the lives of more than twenty aviation luminaries from throughout history, this middle reader is a captivating celebration of man’s aspirations for the skies. From the story of the Wright brothers to that of Alan Shepard, Jr., the author, himself an experienced pilot, introduces young readers to the history of modern flight and the inspiring figures who followed their dreams to navigate over vast oceans, set altitude and speed records, pioneer stunt techniques, and eventually rocket into the great abyss of space.
The three stars on the Tennessee flag represent the three cultural divisions of the state—the “Grand Divisions”—East, Middle, and West Tennessee. Though culturally distinct, the three Tennessees share a common history of exploitation of colonial lands by Spanish, French, and British claims. For many years Tennessee was under the dominion of these flags.
Many flags have flown over Texas during its long history, from the emblems of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Lone Star flag of today. This book traces the state’s turbulent history through the flags that have flown there, including the banner of Castile and Leon carried by the Spanish explorers, the French colors borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, the “Bonny Blue Flag,” and the famous Lone Star flag.
The history of Florida is full of the names of famous men and women who made significant contributions to the world in a broad range of categories: exploration, government, invention, literature, development, entertainment, space exploration, and many more. Floridians All is an introduction to the many people who have achieved fame through work they did either in Florida or from Florida. Hardcover.
Unlike other books about George Washington, this compelling interactive biography reveals anew why Washington is proclaimed as the “Father of Our Country” and remains America’s most-beloved president. Graced by a captivating fast-paced narrative and intricate, colorful design, George Washington: An Interactive Biography literally places history in the hands of the reader through a fascinating collection of Washington artifacts and documents.
Seventy-five individuals of varying ability, vision, and leadership capabilities have served as governor of Alabama during three centuries as an organized governmental entity. Paperback.
The Governors of Louisiana presents concise biographical sketches and photographs of each of the Pelican State’s governors, beginning with Pierre le Moyne in 1699. Twenty-nine of the photographs show the bronze bas-relief portraits of the governors that are cast on the elevator doors at the Capitol building in Baton Rouge. This updated edition includes Kathleen Blanco, the present governor and first woman elected to that office in Louisiana. Hardcover.
This meticulously researched work, the fourth volume in Pelican’s Governors of the States Series, traces the lives and careers of the men who have held Tennessee’s highest office, beginning with the founding of the original independent state of Franklin in 1784 and continuing to the present.
The state of Texas holds an interesting and important place in the history of the United States, and this volume explores those men and women who have helped to shape the course of the state by serving as governor. Paperback.
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