As Americans moved across the continent, they quickly found the beautiful and dangerous West needed to be tamed. Taming the West is a graphic history that looks at how Americans carved out new homes in an alien place. Taming the West will be one book your child talks about over and over again, packed with action from the Indian Wars, the first Pony Express riders, and western outlaws.
The exciting events of three historic attacks on medieval castles are told in graphic novel format: In 1203-1204, French King Philip II, lays siege to Chateau Gaillard, a castle in France built by English King Richard I; When Prince Louis of France lays siege to Dover Castle in England in 1216, English forces tunnel under the French attackers; In 1294, Welsh rebel Llywelyn and his army rampage against Conwy Castle, trapping English King Edward I, inside!
Three historic battles to claim the Holy Land during the time of the Crusades are told in graphic novel format: Christian soldiers try to take Jerusalem back from Muslim and Jewish defenders during the First Crusade in 1099; On July 4, 1187, Christian armies of the Kingdom of Jerusalem meet the Muslim forces of Saladin in the decisive Battle of Hattin for the Holy Land; England's King Richard I, and his allies battle Saladin in an attempt to retake Jerusalem during the Third Crusade in 1190.
Three decisive battles fought by knights in medieval history are told in graphic novel format: In 1415, English long bowmen devastate the French army in the Battle of Agincourt; Successful in holding the French town of Orlans under siege for six months in 1428, the English forces are about to meet 17 year-old Joan of Arc; In 1485, the fight for the throne of England between two royal dynasties comes to an end at Bosworth.
The heroes of rebellion in medieval England are featured in three historic stories told in graphic novel format: William Wallace and his Scottish rebels take on English knights at Stirling Bridge in 1297; In 1381, a band of peasants protest a new tax, leading to a fateful meeting with England's King Richard II; In 1401, Welsh Prince Glyndr, rebelling against English rule, outwits 2,000 English soldiers in the Battle of Bryn Glas.
Three historic battles, from the arrival of the Vikings in early Britain to the Norman invasion, are told in graphic novel format: In 793, the sacking of Lindisfarne is the first Viking raid on Britain; At Ediginton, Alfred the Great defends the kingdom of Wessex from Vikings in 878; In 1066, English forces, exhausted from fighting the Vikings, face a new invader French king, William the Conqueror.
Separated by only about 100 miles (160 km) of water, the United States felt threatened by Soviet-backed Cuba in the 1960s. It was like having the Soviet Union in their back yard. This book describes events of the Cuban Revolution (19531959) and Cold War conflicts such as the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion and the nail-biting suspense of the Cuban missile crisis. Featured stories include: The Battle of Santa ClaraDecember 28, 1958 The Bay of Pigs InvasionApril 17, 1961 The Cuban Missile CrisisOctober 16, 1962