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Items in the Books category might be assigned on reading lists, but are not in and of themselves “educational.” Here you’ll find biographies, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and other such publications.

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  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Freedom Riders (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Freedom Riders (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "The group's courage was tested at every stop, where the thirteen men and women along with a few other supporters of black rights, were often harassed or beaten. TV cameras captured these senseless beatings and gave worldwide attention to the social injustice characteristic of the South. Reform took many years, but it began with a few brave men and women known as the 'freedom riders.'" — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Star-Spangled Banner (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Star-Spangled Banner (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "He jotted the words on the back of an envelope. By the time Key was released, he had written four stanzas to what has become the most revered musical piece in American history." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Oregon Trail (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Oregon Trail (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "There was no journey as difficult or as dangerous as the Oregon Trail where 34,000 pioneers were buried along the way. Yet, wave after wave of fresh pioneers continued westward. After all, this was their land and it needed to be settled!" — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Alamo (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Alamo (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "Texans and other Americans have always remembered the Alamo and the brave men who died there. They fought so that others might have freedom, and the battle of the Alamo will always be a shining chapter in history." — Norman Richards, Author

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Trail of Tears (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Trail of Tears (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "When gold was discovered in the heart of Cherokee territory, the Indians' fate was sealed." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The California Gold Rush (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The California Gold Rush (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "Two shiny bits of [metal] found in central California set off one of the wildest movements of people in world history." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Christopher Columbus (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Christopher Columbus (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "A time will come when the chains of the Ocean will fall apart, and a vast continent be revealed," — Seneca, Roman philosopher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Jamestown (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Jamestown (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "Join Captain Newport, John Smith, John Dods and the other Jamestown settlers as they struggle against nearly overwhelming odds to establish the first permanent colony in America." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Pilgrims (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Pilgrims (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the life here kindled hath shown unto many, yea, in some sort, to our whole nation." — William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony in Of Plymouth Plantation

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Henry Ford and the Automobile (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Henry Ford and the Automobile (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "It will take a hundred years to tell whether he helped us or hurt us, but he certainly didn't leave us where he found us." — Will Rogers, Humorist during the days of the Ford Model T

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Liberty Bell (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Liberty Bell (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "Here's the story of America's beloved Liberty Bell. Learn how its clanging, tuneless song becomes the battle cry that unites the colonists against England in the courageous fight for freedom!" — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Old Ironsides (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Old Ironsides (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "The Constitution's thick oak planks protected its sides, and many British cannon balls bounced off them. When one of the American seamen saw this he shouted, 'Hurrah! Her sides are made of iron!' Soon other sailors took up the cheer, and after that sailors called her Old Ironsides." — Norman Richards, Author

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Boston Tea Party (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Boston Tea Party (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "The king backed down on most of the taxes. Still, one remained—the tea tax. Many Bostonians—Sam and John Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock among them—protested the tax but had no success on its repeal. Then, on December 17, 1773, as the tea ship Dartmouth waited to be unloaded in Boston Harbor, the angry Colonists struck!" — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Valley Forge (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Valley Forge (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "The men shivered and starved through that brutal winter. But Spring brought miracles. Supplies arrived. The river filled with shad. European allies arrived to train the men. And by the summer of 1778, a new American army emerged from Valley Forge." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Surrender at Yorktown (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Surrender at Yorktown (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "For the British trapped at Yorktown, it was the beginning of the end! Surrounded and outgunned, the proud Redcoat army was finally pounded into surrender. At last, America had won its long struggle for liberty and independence." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The White House (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The White House (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "The White House has served as home to more than 40 American presidents since 1800. Over the years—with each president who has entered its doors—the mansion has undergone much restoration. Both joyful and sorrow-filled times have been had there. But through it all, the White House has stood the test of time. It is a cherished symbol of our nation's unity and perseverance." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Capitol (Hardback)

    Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Capitol (Hardback)

    $2.99

    "The statue Freedom tops the Capitol's magnificent dome, and at its base the Latin words E Pluribus Unum—"Out of many, one"—are inscribed. For it is here where members of Congress ensure that the many different voices of the United States will be heard." — Childrens Press, Publisher

  • The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes: A Comprehensive Study of Tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuni (Hardback)

    The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes: A Comprehensive Study of Tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuni (Hardback)

    $14.99

    "The Indian culture is far from dead, and The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes provides new insight into the rich diversity of a heritage that has been an integral part of North American life." — Crescent Books, Publisher

  • The American President (Hardback)

    The American President (Hardback)

    $8.99

    "I absolutely loved reading this original and fascinating approach to the American presidency." — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer prize-winning historian

  • Great People of the 20th Century (Hardback)

    Great People of the 20th Century (Hardback)

    $3.99

    "Week by week, every single week since March 1923, TIME magazine has captured history in its flight. The result, after seven decades, is an unsurpassed chronicle of the sweeping forces and great events of the 20th century. ... Now the editors of TIME have collected their reporting on the most memorable individuals of our era in this volume." — The Editors of Time

  • Magelllan Geographix: World History Atlas (Paperback)

    Magelllan Geographix: World History Atlas (Paperback)

    $7.96

    "An invaluable collection of clear and attractive historical maps, the Magellan Geographix World History Atlas is a handy, useful reference for any student of world history. Each map has been designed to be colorful, easy-to-read, and informative, without sacrificing detail or accuracy." — Maps.com, Publisher

  • The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Fully Revised and Updated (Hardback)

    The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Fully Revised and Updated (Hardback)

    $9.49

    "The authoritative, up-to-date text brings to life world history, from the founding of Rome and the Byzantine Empire to the first Moon landing and the end of the apartheid. Packed with enthralling facts, lavish illustrations, and high-quality photographs, this definitive guide will enthuse any young historian." — Kingfisher, Publisher

  • Young Man in the White House: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Hardback)

    Young Man in the White House: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The unfinished business of the country—and of the world—is the challenge John F. Kennedy placed before the people of the United States. The spirit of adventure and a determination necessary to meet that challenge comprise his legacy to the nation he loved and served." — I. E. Levine, Author

  • Why Lenin? Why Stalin? A Reappraisal of the Russian Revolution, 1900-1930 (Paperback)

    Why Lenin? Why Stalin? A Reappraisal of the Russian Revolution, 1900-1930 (Paperback)

    $2.50

    "This essay offers a novel explanation of the rise of Lenin and Stalin. It attempts to view the emergence of Russian communism as an integral part of European and global history, treating it, as it should have been from the start, as a problem of comparative studies, not as an isolated phenomenon to be explained largely from Russian condition alone." — Theodore H. Von Laue, Author

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