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Courageous Comebacks: Athletes Who Defied the Odds

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848562

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.

Disasters of the Ancient World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848593

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.

Explorers to the New World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848623

Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.

Football's Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848654

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.

From Smoke Signals to Email

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848685

This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.

Great Moments at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848708

Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.

Into the Abyss: A Tour of Inner Space

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848760

Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.

Lost in a Blizzard! The Towner Bus Tragedy

Alyce Mitchem Jenkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848821

Describes how a school bus carrying twenty children became stranded during a blizzard in Towner, Colorado, in 1931.

Once Upon a War: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848937

This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen who grew up in Germany during World War II. This portion of her diary relates her experiences as World War II began.

Patriot School: The United States Military Academy at West Point

Allen B. Boyer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848951

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington had a vision of a school to train soldiers. The book describes the military academy at West Point and the people who attended it.

Pioneer Days

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848975

Highlights the major events in the history of the Old West and profiles some of the people who settled that area.

Pirates and Privateers in the New World

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848982

Looks at the history of pirates, covering such topics as the pirate code of conduct, life on board a pirate ship, and famous pirates throughout history.

Snowboarding

Gail Blasser Riley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849057

Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.

Tarnished Legacy: The Story of the Comstock Lode

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849088

Although Comstock Lode made many people near Virginia City rich, it left a torn and tattered town. The lesson of the Comstock Lode legacy is that what people have done in the past affects people today. And what we do today can affect the world tomorrow.

Teamwork: Working Together to Win

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849095

Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.

A Country on the Move: The United States from 1900-1929

Mary C. Turck (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848555

Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.

Aerial Gunners of World War II

Elbert M. Hoppenstedt (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848272

It's 5:30 in the morning and still dark outside. Two hundred and fifty young men are in the mess hall having breakfast. They've been out of the sack since 4:30. That's when the operations sergeant made the rounds. He woke up everyone whose name was posted on the assignment sheet the night before. Right now, the men are very quiet. They are all thinking the same thing. "Will my plane get back safely? Will I be alive tonight?"

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

American Justice II: Six Trials That Captivated the Nation

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848333

From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.

American Justice: Seven Famous Trials of the 20th Century

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848326

Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.

America's Early Settlers

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848296

Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.

Ancient Egypt

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848357

Examines the history of ancient Egypt and the many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, technology, the pyramids, and home life.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.

On Both Sides of the Civil War

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993802

When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.