Brings to light 12 forgotten war stories such as George Washington's Immortals, a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland who changed the course of the American Revolution; Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Mathew Brady Records the Civil War considers the work of Mathew Brady as he and the employees of his studio photographed the battles and participants of the American Civil War. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines Brady’s role in preserving this critical moment in American history and shaping the future of war photography. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
This book begins with a factual introduction to the Civil War and then continues with a fictional story of Conrad Elroy, a 13-year-old powder monkey for the Union navy.
When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.
This book gives an overview of the American Revolutionary War. As Commander in chief of the Continental army, George Washington set up a system of espionage. This book details the lives of several of these spies.
Julius Caesar was a major figure in the ancient Roman Empire. He was a talented leader and had a very successful military career. Caesar upset many people by making himself a dictator. The members of the Senate decided he was too powerful and decided to kill him. Not long after his death, the republic ended and Rome became an empire.
Strong willpower turned a humble farmer named George into the President of the United States. This book introduces children to the self-disciplined life of George Washington. Blastoff! Series