History of the Americas; Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
In 1100 A.D., the Incas ruled a vast empire that stretched from southern Columbia to central Chile.
Recounts the history of the Mayas and describes their cities, government, religion, families, festivals, and mathematics, as well as everyday life.
Near the town of Cardiff, New York, two men made an amazing discovery. What they found would cause a lot of arguments. It would also make a lot of money for its owners.
An account of the events leading up to the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two important figures in the early politics of the United States.
Christopher Marlowe might have become a great playwright, but he was murdered at age 29. The true story of what happened that night in 1593 is still a mystery.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link."
When slaves escaped, they were often never seen again. Was there a logical explanation for their disappearances?
Describes the Pony Express mail relay service in the western United States in the mid-nineteenth century and discusses the difficulties faced by the Pony Express riders, including dangerous weather conditions and hostile Native Americans.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.
The stories of eight women who overcame many obstacles to achieve their goals.
Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.
After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family.
When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration.
Intersperses facts about immigrants and immigration in the United States between the years 1892 and 1924 with the fictional story of twelve-year-old Lena Martini's family as they emigrate from Italy.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of nine athletes who have battled illness, accidents, and other disasters on their way to success in their sports, including Lance Armstrong, Gail Devers, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.
Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.