"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!"--
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.
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.
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 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.
Just in time for the 2012 election, Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything young readers ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things they didn't!) about the President of the United States. Full color.
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...
"This is the untold story of Sallie, a dog whose life as a soldier began in a basket and ended as a Civil War hero. The pup barked and nearly tumbled out of the basket. We laughed, and immediately we knew--she was one of us already. Brindle fur with streaks of brown and black swirled all over her like a patchwork quilt. She was as pretty as an apple tree in full bloom. We called her Sallie. During the Civil War, Sallie came to the 11th Pennsylvania...
In 1863, as the Civil War approaches her quiet town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, nine-year-old Virginia records in a journal the horrible things she witnesses before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
"In 'Summer's Bloodiest Days', author-historian Jennifer Weber combines gripping eyewitness accounts and dramatic artwork with a riveting narrative to tell the story of Gettysburg from all sides. Names such as Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and Pickett's Charge take on new meaning as readers learn about the incredible sacrifices made there--often by soldiers in their teens" --Cover, p. 4.
At the end of the Civil War, twelve-year-old Will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the Virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers a "traitor" because he refused to take part in the war.
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just...