Over the years, U.S. presidents have lived in the President's Palace, the Executive Mansion, and the President's House. What about the White House, you may wonder? Well, it's the same building! But this iconic landmark wasn't given its current name until 1901. What else is there to learn about the White House? Read this book to find out!
Did you know the U.S. Constitution doesn't include the word democracy? Or that it took 10 long months to ratify? How about how much the clerk who handwrote the original copy of the Constitution was paid? (It was $30, by the way.) Find out all the extreme history behind one of our nation's most important documents.
Everyone knows the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. But did you know that it took until July 9th for General George Washington to get his hands on it? Explore the extreme history of our nation's birth certificate.
Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 different languages, and Barack Obama converted the White House tennis courts to a basketball court. Dive into all the extreme facts you never know about the presidents of the United States in this zany book.
One is a 100th birthday present from France, one was once the tallest building in the world, and one was sculpted in China. What are we talking about? United States monuments and memorials, of course! Discover the extreme history behind some of the nation's most iconic landmarks.
What did it take to start a colony in the United States? For some, it took eating shoe leather during the harsh winter in Jamestown. These extreme conditions weren't the only challenges colonists faced as they settled in America. Explore even more about the 13 original colonies by reading this book.
What do spies do? What do you need to be a good spy? Find out about some famous spies and how they sent their messages. Find out about secret codes, and some brilliant spying gadgets, from secret video cameras to night vision goggles.Then read The Secret Agent, a wicked story about a double agent: a spy working for one side but pretending for work for the other. What happens when he changes sides?