I Am Sacagawea (I Am, Book 1) by Grace Norwich, Anthony VanArsdale

By Grace Norwich, Anthony VanArsdale

Age diversity: eight - 10 Years

Overview

A brand-new biography sequence that includes the most vital humans from historical past and today.

I am merely 16 years outdated as I trek around the state with my youngster son strapped to my again. i've got a river, lakes, and 4 mountain peaks named after me. i'm featured at the U.S golden greenback. i'm Sacagawea.

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San Clemente (Images of America) by Jennifer A. Garey, San Clemente Historical Society

By Jennifer A. Garey, San Clemente Historical Society

Within the Nineteen Twenties, San Clemente founder Ole Hanson predicted a "Spanish Village" at the Pacific coast midway among l. a. and San Diego. His urban could have streets that the usual contours of the land. Sunny seashores and ideal weather enticed many to settle during this captivating neighborhood. recognized for its hospitality and neighborly surroundings, town turned host and residential to dignitaries corresponding to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pres. Richard M. Nixon. at the present time, specialist surfers, skate boarders, and small companies name San Clemente home--the ideal position for paintings and relaxation.

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Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln by Richard Brookhiser

By Richard Brookhiser

Abraham Lincoln grew up within the lengthy shadow of the Founding Fathers. looking an highbrow and emotional alternative for his personal taciturn father, Lincoln became to the good males of the founding—Washington, Paine, Jefferson—and their nice documents—the announcement of Independence, the Constitution—for wisdom, information, thought, and objective. Out of the ability vacuum created by way of their passing, Lincoln emerged from between his friends because the actual heir of the Founders’ mantle, bringing their imaginative and prescient to endure at the Civil conflict and the query of slavery.

In Founders’ Son, celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser provides a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong fight to hold at the paintings of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C., Brookhiser exhibits us each aspect of the fellow: laborer, legal professional, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, pal, visionary. And he indicates that regardless of his many jobs and his various existence, Lincoln again time and time back to the Founders. They have been rhetorical and political touchstones, the foundation of his curiosity in politics, and the lodestars guiding him as he navigated first Illinois politics after which the nationwide scene.

But their legacy with now not enough. because the Civil struggle lengthened and the casualties fixed Lincoln wrestled with another paternal figure—God the Father—to clarify to himself, and to the kingdom, why finishing slavery had come at the sort of poor price.

Bridging the wealthy and tumultuous interval from the founding of the U.S. to the Civil warfare, Founders’ Son is in contrast to any Lincoln biography thus far. Penetrating in its perception, dependent in its prose, and gripping in its vibrant activity of Lincoln’s roving brain at paintings, this booklet permits us to imagine anew concerning the first hundred years of yankee historical past, and indicates how we will be able to, like Lincoln, observe the legacy of the Founding Fathers to our instances.

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The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt That by Joe Urschel

By Joe Urschel

It's 1933 and Prohibition has given upward push to the yankee gangster--now notorious names like Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. financial institution robberies at gunpoint are standard and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless state. With neighborhood law enforcement officials unauthorized to go nation traces in pursuit and no nationwide police strength, safeguard for kidnappers is simply a brief journey on again roads they be aware of good from their bootlegging days. Gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his spouse, Kathryn, are probably the most celebrated criminals of the nice melancholy. With gin-running operations dealing with extinction and financial institution vaults with dwindling shops of money, Kelly units his points of interest at the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His objective: wealthy oilman, Charles Urschel.

Enter J. Edgar Hoover, a determined Justice division bureaucrat who badly wishes a winning prosecution to provoke the hot management and keep his activity. Hoover's brokers are given the only real authority to chase kidnappers throughout nation strains and whilst Kelly bungles the grab task, Hoover senses his enormous chance. What follows is an exciting 20,000 mile chase over the again roads of Depression-era the USA, crossing sixteen nation traces, and producing headlines throughout the US alongside the way--a old mystery/thriller for the ages.

Joe Urschel's The 12 months of Fear is an exhilarating real crime tale of gangsters and lawmen and the way an vague federal bureaucrat used this now mythical kidnapping case to release the FBI.

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero (Eminent Lives) by Michael Korda

By Michael Korda

The 1st officer seeing that George Washington to turn into a four-star normal within the usa military, Ulysses S. supply was once a guy who controlled to finish the Civil struggle on a observe of grace, and was once the single president among Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve 8 consecutive years within the White condo. The son of an Ohio tanner, he has lengthy been remembered as a super common yet a failed president whose moment time period resulted in monetary and political scandal. yet now acclaimed, bestselling writer Michael Korda bargains a dramatic reconsideration of the fellow, his lifestyles, and his presidency. Ulysses S. Grant is an evenhanded and stirring portrait of a incorrect chief who however ably guided the United States via a pivotal juncture in its history.

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American Colonial History: Clashing Cultures and Faiths by Thomas S. Kidd

By Thomas S. Kidd

Thomas Kidd, a largely revered student of colonial heritage, deftly bargains either intensity and breadth during this available, introductory textual content at the American Colonial period. Interweaving fundamental records and new scholarship with a shiny narrative reconstructing the lives of eu colonists, Africans, and local americans and their encounters in colonial North the US, Kidd deals clean views on those occasions and the interval as an entire. This compelling quantity is equipped round topics of faith and clash, and individual through its incorporation of an improved geographic frame.

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The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore H. White

By Theodore H. White

The best political tale ever told—the epic conflict among John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicle

The Making of the President 1960 is the e-book that revolutionized—even created—modern political journalism. Granted intimate entry to all events concerned, Theodore White crafted a virtually mythic tale of the conflict that pitted Senator John F. Kennedy opposed to Vice-President Richard M. Nixon—from the decisive fundamental battles to the history-making televised debates, the 1st in their style. Magnificently specified and exquisitely paced, The Making of the President 1960 imbues the nation's presidential election method with either grittiness and grandeur, and tested a benchmark opposed to which all new crusade newshounds might degree their paintings. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for normal nonfiction—and the 1st access in White's influential four-volume "narrative historical past of yankee politics in action"—this vintage account is still the keystone of yankee political journalism.

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Presidential Ambition: Gaining Power At Any Cost by Richard Shenkman

By Richard Shenkman

During this well timed, illuminating, and sometimes stunning booklet, Richard Shenkman finds that it's not simply fresh presidents yet all presidents who've been ambitious--and from time to time frighteningly so, keen to sacrifice their wellbeing and fitness, relatives, loyalty, and values. Presidential Ambition is a e-book that may completely modify the way in which we predict approximately prior, current, and destiny American presidents.

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Swashbucklers and Black Sheep: A Pictorial History of Marine by Bruce Gamble

By Bruce Gamble

Overview

"A wonderful portrait of exceptionally brave males and their notable flying machines."-Alex Kershaw, writer of The Few

Marine combating Squadron (VMF) 214 is the world's most renowned fighter squadron. Its moment wartime squadron commander used to be the mythical Greg "Pappy" Boyington. Boyington and the squadron have been the unfastened suggestion for the late-seventies NBC tv sequence Baa Baa Black Sheep, which used to be later syndicated less than the identify Black Sheep Squadron.

Swashbucklers and Black Sheep is a complete illustrated background of the squadron from its formation and primary strive against excursions on Guadalcanal because the Swashbucklers, which integrated their transition to the enduring gull-winged Corsair, to the arriving in their moment commander, Pappy Boyington, and then they turned the Black Sheep.

The squadron's wrestle over Bougainville and Rabaul and the tale of Boyington being shot down are coated, as are the squadron's exploits within the latter a part of the warfare (while Boyington was once a POW), which culminated within the heavy losses suffered aboard the service USS Franklin. The squadron's carrier in Korea, Vietnam, and the worldwide conflict on Terror whole the storied heritage of VMF 214.

In addition to a wealthy number of old images, Swashbucklers and Black Sheep positive factors wrestle aviation art from 4 of America's best aviation artists: John Shaw, Jim Laurier, Craig Kodera, and Bob Rasmussen.

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