Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor, and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character her was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people. In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as harrowing record of this dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his orgins - since few slaves of that period could ... more
The Story of Inventions documents several key inventions that have had an important impact on the growth of our modern industrialized world. Each chapter is more than a history of a particular invention; it is also the story of the inventors who created these new products and processes. Readers will learn how major inventions came about and how the character traits of each inventor contributed to their success. The second edition includes illustrations that help the reader grasp details regarding important inventions that have changed the way people live. The twenty-one chapters in this book have been divided into four units-power, manufacturing, communications, and transportation. Comprehension questions at the end of ... more
God always has a plan; God always has a man. The plan: destroy the wickedness of the world. The man: Noah. How would you feel if you knew that God was going to destroy the world, and you had been chosen out of millions of people to continue the human race? This book is not just Sunday school material for kids, but the thrilling adventure of Noah comes to life through the dazzling, detailed illustrations and the exciting True Story of Noah's Ark. The images of the interior of Noah's ark are like nothing you've ever seen before. The people and cities depicted here are certainly more advanced than what you've been led to believe these people weren't cavemen They invented metals and musical instruments; they were skilled cr ... more
This book contains twenty-six boyhood stories of celebrated present-day Americans. The characters have been selected from many walks of life to choose representative men in various activities. All of these men have achieved success and prominence, many of them rising from humble beginnings.
Some of the men in this book are Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Calvin Coolidge.
Every once in a while, down through the pages of time, the life and works of one man forever changes the lives of millions of people. Martin Luther King, Jr. was such a man.
Debi explains her motivation for writing Listen To My Dream:
“I remember the day I helped black soldiers, soldiers who had given their young bodies for their nation, courageous men from places like California and Washington state, into my car and took them for a short ride to the local dairy bar for a long-anticipated ice cream cone. For months they had languished in the hospital, living for any opportunity to get out. I remember the profound hurt I saw in their eyes when they saw hanging from the shop s two front windows, signs they ha ... more
Teenage and adult readers will enjoy reading this historical novel about the struggle of the Scottish people for independence from English domination. The author, G. A. Henty, does a great job in presenting the lives of the famous Scottish leaders, William Wallace and Robert Bruce. Be prepared for action as you pick up this fascinating novel.
Textbook, 258 pages
"My favorite historical novel...A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant."
JAMES M. McPHERSON
Author of BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
Winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation"s history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war. Unique, sweeping, an unforgettable, THE K ... more
"Until the Rosetta Stone was finally translated and the decoding of hieroglyphic writing made possible, much of Egyptian history was lost. The author has done a masterful job of distilling information, citing the highlights, and fitting it all together in an interesting and enlightening look at a puzzling subject." — H. "The social and intellectual history here are fascinating. A handsome, inspiring book." — K.