1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt
Hardcover ISBN: 1426332734
Incorporating expert reviews and striking National Geographical photography, a jam-packed reference book on ancient Egypt covers subjects ranging from the Valley of the Kings and hieroglyphs to King Tut's tomb and the science of mummification.
1,000 Facts About the White House
Library ISBN: 1426328745
Welcome to the White House! Go behind the scenes to get a 360-degree view of America's most famous president’s residence, from how it was built in 1792 and the fire of 1812, to today's state dinners, celebrations, celebrity pets, and more. Discover through 1,000 fun-to-read facts what it's like to live and work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the quirky rules of the house and how the Secret Service keeps it safe. Find out how the kids who have lived there play, watch movies, and entertain friends. With a treasure trove of material from the White House Historical Association, this book presents a fascinating story of the building and the many people who have shaped its 225-year history.
1919 the Year That Changed America
Hardcover ISBN: 1681198010
Acclaimed author Sandler examines the pinnacle events of 1919 and their relevance to significant issues in American life today. 1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. Each of these movements reached a tipping point that year. Now, one hundred years later, these same social issues are more relevant than ever. Sandler traces the momentum and setbacks of these movements through this last century, showing that progress isn't always a straight line and offering a unique lens through which we can understand history and the change many still seek.
19th Century Girls & Women
Paperback ISBN: 0865054649
Describes various aspects of the lives of women and girls during the nineteenth century, including their lack of educational opportunities, restrictive clothing, pastimes, courtship and marriage, and limited employment prospects
50 Cities of the U.S.A.
Explore America's Cities With 50 Fact-filled Maps
Hardcover ISBN: 1847808700
From the team that brought you The 50 States comes 50 Cities of the USA. Explore skycraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks from Anchorage to Washington D.C., and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today. Cities include Anchorage • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Birmingham • Boise • Boston • Burlington • Charleston Charlotte • Cheyenne • Chicago • Cleveland • Columbus • Denver • Detroit • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston Indianapolis • Jacksonville • Kansas City • Las Vegas • Little Rock • Los Angeles • Louisville • Memphis Miami • Milwaukee • Minneapolis-St. Paul Nashville • New Orleans • New York • Newark • Newport • Oklahoma City • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Pittsburgh • Portland, MA • Portland, OR • Rapid City • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Santa Fe • Seattle • St. Louis • Tucson • Virginia Beach • Washington, D.C.
50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing and True Stories
Paperback ISBN: 014751813x
"A collection of short biographies profiling some of the most influential kids in history and today. From inventors, athletes, and musicians, to artists, actors, and even world leaders"--
The 50 States
Explore the U.S.A. with 50 Fact-Filled Maps!
Hardcover ISBN: 1847807119
Illustrated maps of the 50 states in America feature state capitals, famous residents and key historical moments and are complemented by a guide to the state flags, a list of presidents and numerous state facts.