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Fighting U.S. Generals of World War II

by Ron Knapp

General George S. Patton once said to his men, "When your grandchildren ask you what you did in the war, you can tell them, "I fought with Patton." Patton, like all other generals in this book, was proud of...


Daredevil American Heroes of Exploration and Flight

by Anne Schraff

The spirit of adventure has long driven Americans to explore the unknown and broaden the knowledge of the world. All of the men and women in this book are American heroes from the twentieth century. Some trekked...


Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century

by Laura S. Jeffrey

The ten Americans profiled in this book may not be familiar to some people, but their inventions certainly are. Today, we take for granted devises such as televisions, microchips, laswers, and even the Super...


The Trail of Tears

by Joseph Bruchac

In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.


Fabulous Fashions of the 1960s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1960s, some women liked to show off in miniskirts and go-go boots. Others preferred the more conservative look of First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy who donned neutral-colored two-piece suits and pillbox hats....


Rugged Gold Miners: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

On a frigid day in Coloma, California, James Marshall's heart pounded. An excitable man, he held a shiny, metal nugget in his hand. Could this be gold? To test the metal, he hammered it with a rock. It flattened...


Fearless Scouts: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

Kit Carson aimed his rifle and fired, killing an elk. The young scout walked over to bag his prize. Without warning, two grizzly bears emerged from the trees. Carson managed to escape the bears but lost the...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1990s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

The 1990s saw the resurrection of styles from the past with a modern twist. The babydoll dresses of the 1960s and the hip-hugging jeans of the 1970s were back in fashion! Women copied Jennifer Aniston's bouncy...


Pioneering Women: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

"A six shooter makes all men and women equal." Agnes Morley not only coined this phrase, but also backed it up by carrying a gun. While many women in the Wild West did not carry a gun, Morley's quote represented...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1920s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1920s, women shed the long, restrictive garments of the decade before and embraced more boyish looks. They bobbed their hair and wore short, loose dresses and crazy patterned stockings. Prohibition may...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1930s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1930s, the boyish flapper fashion of the 1920s gave way to womanly curves. The clothes were soft and feminine. Women grew their hair out and styled it into finger waves and pin curls. Sweetheart necklines...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1980s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1980s, BIG hair was the trend for both women and men! Yuppies climbed the corporate ladder in shoulder-padded power suits while punk rockers shocked mainstream audiences by wearing ripped clothing, multiple...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1940s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1940s, World War II affected just about every aspect of life, including the fashion. While the men were off fighting, women had to take over their factory jobs. Liberty cuts and victory rolls kept hair...


American Cowboys: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

James McCauley stood watch over his herd of cattle in the midnight darkness. Storm clouds plastered the sky. Suddenly, a clap of thunder stirred the cattle. Frightened by the loud sound, the cattle were off...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1970s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1970s, if you had curly hair, you could sport an Afro. If you had straight hair, you could wear Dorothy Hamill's wedge cut or Farrah Fawcett's feathery flip. Both men and women disco-danced in bell-bottoms...


Quick-Draw Gunfighters: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Butch Cassidy. When these bold men walked into town with six-shooters in their holsters, most people fled quickly. That is, except for the lawmen willing to take them on. Although...


Fabulous Fashions of the 1950s

by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the 1950s, women showcased their hourglass figures with cinched waists and full skirts. Their hair looked elegant and stylish in poodle cuts and bouffants. Men sported gray flannel suits and pompadours or...


Daring Pony Express Riders: True Tales of the Wild West

by Jeff Savage

Pony Bob had traveled more than a hundred miles. Exhausted, he still kept moving. As a Pony Express rider, he had mail to deliver. Suddenly, he heard yelling. A group of Paiute warriors were chasing him! Bullets...


Walking on the Moon: The Amazing APOLLO 11 Mission

by Carl R. Green

On July 20, 1969, the world watched on televisions or listened on radios as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first-ever steps on the Moon. Once considered an impossible dream, the United States created...


Space Shuttle Disaster: The Tragic Mission of the CHALLENGER

by Henry M. Holden

On the frigid morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle CHALLENGER rumbled off the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Brilliant orange flames and clouds of smoke billowed out of the external fuel tank,...