"John Hancock and Samuel Adams were an unlikely pair of troublemakers. Hancock was young and dashing. Adams was old and stodgy. But working together, they rallied the people of Boston against the unfair policies of Great Britain and inspired American resistance. And to King George, they became a royal pain. When the British army began marching toward Lexington and Concord, sending Hancock and Adams fleeing into the woods, the two men couldn't help...
Brings to life not only Lincoln's famous speech, but also the major events leading up to the Civil War, a comprehensive background on Lincoln's life, and a summary of the Gettysburg Battle itself. Features one of the most famous and most quoted speeches in American history given by Lincoln in just two minutes on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1983 at the dedication of the soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Includes re-enactments of...
From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken by spies and soldiers, the events of the American Civil War were filled with daring figures and amazing feats. This exhilarating overview covers the biggest battles as well as captivating lesser-known moments to entertain kids with unbelievable (and totally true) tales of one of America's most fascinating conflicts. -- from Amazon.
Profiles many of history's most noteworthy scientists, from Zhang Heng and Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Barbara McClintock, sharing lesser-known facts about their favorite activities, relationships, and eccentricities.
From Da Vinci to Warhol, each of these 20 artists is respectfully exposed for their idiosyncracies as well as their contributions to the history of art. What they ate, what they wore, who they loved and who their friends were - it's all here.
From Vivaldi to Guthrie, each of these 20 composers is respectfully exposed for their idiosyncracies as well as their contributions to the history of music. What they ate, what they wore, who they loved and who their friends were - it's all here.
"Dolley Madison had a strong will and unique personality that made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. From hosting parties for Washington D.C.'s social and political elite to saving a portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House in the War of 1812, Dolley did it all!"--
Pocahontas was the special favorite of her father, the great chief Pawhatan. And when the English settlers came to Virginia, she became a "sister" to Captain John Smith, who was "adopted" into her tribe. She was permitted to move freely between the Indian and white worlds, and her life seemed perfect. But soon there was trouble. Pocahontas was kidnapped by the settlers, who forced her to live like a white woman. She yearned for her father to meet