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The People Called Shakers

by Edward D. Andrews

Definitive study provides detailed coverage of origins, ideology, industry and art, mode of worship, internal organization of communities. Author's reliance on original manuscript material make this study especially...

The Three Musketeers: In Easy-To-Read-Type

by Alexandre Dumas

Swashbuckling novel of D’Artagnan and his three friends — Athos, Porthos and Aramis — three musketeers in the service of King Louis XIII.

William Wallace: Guardian of Scotland

by A. F. Murison

Dramatic account recalls legendary life of great Scottish patriot from his youth and early adulthood, when he spearheaded guerrilla warfare against the English, to his ultimate betrayal and execution.

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

by H. A. R. Gibb

Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life...

Sign Language Among North American Indians

by Garrick Mallery

Fascinating, wide-ranging study describes and illustrates signs used for specific words, phrases, sentences, and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing.

The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain

Specially abridged version of beloved classic about the poor beggar boy and the English prince who exchange identities. Twists and turns in an exciting plot that will thrill young readers and listeners.

Heidi: Adapted for Young Readers

by Johanna Spyri & Thea Kliros

Beloved classic about the effervescent, nature-loving Swiss miss who ultimately transforms the lives of many people — among them Clara, a handicapped young lady, and Heidi's embittered, reclusive grandfather....

Native American Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book

by Carolyn Relei

Over 120 patterns adapted from authentic tribal motifs depict striking elements from Jicarilla Apache basketry, Zuni and Hopi pottery, a Nez Percé woven bag, an Arapaho shield cover, a Navajo blanket, more....

Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles

by Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson

Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, these exacting illustrations represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures....

Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings

by Edward S. Morse

In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. 307...

Chicago at the Turn of the Century in Photographs: 122 Historic Views from the Collections of the Chicago Historical Society

by Larry A. Viskochil

Rare large-format prints offer detailed views of City Hall, State Street, the Loop, Hull House, Union Station, many other landmarks, circa 1904-1913. Introduction. Captions. Maps.

The Book of the Sword: With 293 Illustrations

by Sir Richard F. Burton

Eloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more.

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

by Edward Shepherd Creasy

Ranging from Marathon to Waterloo, this 1851 classic of military history chronicles the battles that changed the course of history, with gripping, authoritative analyses of key events.

Woman's Life in Colonial Days

by Carl Holliday

Classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many American colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Thoughtfully written, well-documented account explores daily lives of women in New England and Southern...

Plantation Houses and Mansions of the Old South

by J. Frazer Smith

Rich survey ranges from pioneer cabins to French Provincial and Neoclassic revivals. Extensive commentary on each building, with over 100 detailed illustrations, including 36 floor plans. Bibliography.

Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O'Bryan

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.

The Mississippi Steamboat Era in Historic Photographs: Natchez to New Orleans, 1870-1920

by Joan W. Gandy & Thomas H. Gandy

170 rare and valuable photographs of Mississippi River and its vessels: major steamboats, luxurious interiors, passenger portraits, cargoes, mail boats, capsized ships, much more. Informative text.

Lost Gold and Silver Mines of the Southwest

by Eugene L. Conrotto

Handy guide to long-lost mines, rich veins of ore, silver lodes, buried treasure, other bonanzas awaiting discovery. Descriptions of each treasure, general locale, maps, more. 96 maps, over 50 other illustrations....

Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

by Addison Mizner

Reprint of prized volume depicts over 30 residences and other buildings designed by great architect in imaginative adaptations of Spanish Colonial style. 185 photographs.

An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present

by David Eggenberger

Essential details of every major battle in recorded history from the first battle of Megiddo in 1479 B.C. to Grenada in 1984. List of battle maps. 99 illustrations.