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A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

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A brother and sister separated by war, a nation fighting for survival. By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war- a town called Gettysburg. Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC. Paperback, 178 pages. Measures 5" x 7.5" x 0.5". Weighs 4.6 oz. 
A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom

A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom

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In September 1862, two great armies faced off across Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, knowing that the fate of the United States and the future of millions of slaves were at stake. From behind-the-scenes conversations to the action on the front lines, renowned nonfiction writer Jim Murphy provides an in-depth look at the battle that prompted Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and changed America forever. Murphy uses photographs, maps, and first-person accounts to sweep young readers into the chaos and confusion of battle. Gritty and utterly engaging, this is a powerful portrayal of a day on which 22,717 people were killed or wounded--the single bloodiest day in American history. Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books. Hardcover, 103 pages. Measures 10.25" x 9.25" x 0.6". Weighs 1 lb 7.8 oz.
Abe Lincoln's Hat

Abe Lincoln's Hat

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This series of affordable paperbacks offers an appealing variety of fiction and nonfiction by such popular authors as Jean Marzollo, Joyce Milton, Richard Scarry, and Joanna Cole. Publisher: Pengiun Random House. Hardcover, 48 pages. Measures 8" x 11.25" x 0.5". Weighs 14.2 oz.
Abraham

Abraham (Mount Rushmore Presidential Series)

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Frank Keating takes you on an ultimate tour of Abraham Lincoln's life from boyhood to presidency in this biography, which includes stunning paintings by award-winning artist Mike Wimmer that bring the sixteenth President of the United States to vivid life. To say Abraham Lincoln came from humble beginnings is an understatement. He was born in a Kentucky log cabin with a packed-dirt floor, rough slab roof, and leather-hinged door. He went barefoot for most of the year and wasn't expected to amount to much. But reading was everything to him and his free time was consumed by books. Abraham Lincoln read furiously, studied law, and knew that hard work was his only path to making a change in the world. When he ran for the presidency, he stood for unity--one people and one land. He brought freedom to all citizens, ended slavery, and made the country whole again. This visual tour de force is based on historical documents and chronicles Honest Abe's life from boyhood to his extraordinary leadership position as the sixteenth President of the United States of America. Author: Frank Keating. Paintings: Mike Wimmer. Publisher: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover, 31 pages. Measures 9" x 11.25" x 0.3". Weighs 15.1 oz.
Abraham Lincoln for Kids

Abraham Lincoln for Kids

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2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award winner.Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln's life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln's warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the onset of the Civil War, and his relevance in today's world. Activities include delivering a speech, holding a debate, drawing political cartoons, and making a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. Lively sidebars, abundant photographs and illustrations, and fun projects help to kick the dust off old Honest Abe. Selections from some of Lincoln's most famous speeches and documents, as well as a resource section of websites to explore and sites to visit, are also included, making this a comprehensive Lincoln biography for young readers. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 149 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 5.2 oz. 
Adventures of Lewis and Clark

Adventures of Lewis and Clark

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In 1803, when the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France (for a scant $15 million), it doubled the size of the young country. Stretching north from New Orleans to the Canadian border and westward from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, the area contained over 800,000 square miles. That same year, President Thomas Jefferson designated two young men -- Meriweather Lewis and William Clark -- as leaders of an expedition to explore this vast new acquisition, as well as other lands of the West. In the spring of 1804, the two men and an intrepid band of hunters, carpenters, gunsmiths, and blacksmiths, known as the "Corps of Discovery," embarked on a perilous journey that would truly give meaning to the term "Wild West."In this exciting, action-packed young reader's edition, based on the author's acclaimed earlier study of the two great American explorers, historian John Bakeless chronicles the daily challenges these men faced -- from encounters with indigenous people, snake-infested waterways, prairie fires, floods, heat, and thirst, to illness, famine, and frigid mountain passes.The result is a saga of epic proportions, an amazing story of courage and determination sure to delight readers with its authenticity and vivid, dramatic style. It's a "thrilling account of one of the most magnificent expeditions in all history . . . absorbing and inspirational from start to finish." -- New York Times Book Review. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 186 Pages. Measures 7.8"x4.8"x0.4" . Weighs 7.3 oz.
All Different Now

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

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Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms. Told in Angela Johnson's signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis's striking paintings, All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation's history. Author: Angela Johnson. Illustrator: E. B. Lewis. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Hardcover, 40 pages. Measures: 11.25" x 9.25". Weighs: 15.7 oz. 
America's National Parks Activity Book

America's National Parks Activity Book

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Learn about the wonders of America's national parks in this fun-filled activity book with mazes, spot-the-difference puzzles, word searches, crosswords, and secret codes. Discover fascinating facts about the animals, plants, landmarks, and geography of many of these incredibly special places, including the Grand Canyon, Everglades, Acadia, Zion, Yosemite, and many more. Solutions included. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 60 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.25" x 0.25". Weighs 7.8 oz. 
America's National Parks Kids' Activity Book

America's National Parks Kids' Activity Book

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This kids' activity book features games, puzzles, mazes, activities, and trivia all relating to America's national parks! This activity book is broken down by the parks' themes as well as in which region they're located. It also contains pages for cancellation stamps, so your children can collect them and remember when they visited each park. This publication is printed in the USA.  Publisher: Eastern National. Paperback, 49 pages. Measurses 11" x 8.5" x 0.1". Weighs 7.3 oz.
American Civil War Action Figures Bucket

American Civil War Action Figures Bucket

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American civil war action figurines, includes bucket. Choking hazard, not for children under 3 years old. Bucket measures 6" x 6" x 4.75". Weighs 14.8 oz.