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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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  • The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (Hardback)

    The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (Hardback)

    $7.99

    "Calloway captures the full continent-wide drama triggered by the end of the 'great war for empire' in 1763. A resounding successful book." — Gary B. Nash, Author of The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America

  • Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s (Hardback)

    Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s (Hardback)

    $6.99

    "You will find some interesting stories in Memories that you will enjoy reading and a bit of historical fact that you will want to possess." — Bill Werber, Author

  • Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron (Paperback)

    Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron (Paperback)

    $2.99

    "[The authors] have separated out the truth from the sinner/saint legend of Eva Perón—and, most importantly, produced a work of great political sophistication....Factual, nuanced, and absorbing." — Kirkus Reviews

  • The Century (Hardback)

    The Century (Hardback)

    $7.99

    "The Century presents history as it was lived, and as it will be remembered for the next hundred years. Here is a keepsake volume destined to be an essential part of every family's library: an epic journey through the last hundred years, whose heroes are our grandparents, our parents, ourselves." — Doubleday, Publisher

  • The Century for Young People (Hardback)

    The Century for Young People (Hardback)

    $6.99

    "This spectacular book is a keepsake for every family's library. It is a riveting read and an essential research volume. It is the story of our time for all time." — Random House, Publisher

  • Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History (Hardback)

    Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History (Hardback)

    $9.99

    "No period on Earth has gripped the human imagination more than the time of the dinosaurs" — Tim Haines, Author

  • Random House Webster\'s American Sign Language Dictionary (Paperback)

    Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (Paperback)

    $5.99

    "This scrupulously researched book sollidifies the position of American Sign Language as a rich, vibrant, living language. It is a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone interested in the wonders of ASL." — Lou Ann Walker, Author of A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

  • Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths (Paperback)

    Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths (Paperback)

    $9.48

    "The signs presented in this book have been collected from various denominations working with deaf people." — Elaine Costello, Author

  • The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet, Second Edition (Hardback)

    The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet, Second Edition (Hardback)

    $15.49

    "The acceptance of The Joy of Signing has been and continues to be extremely gratifying. It has been used as the main vocabulary reference for sign language students in schools and colleges across the country, by parents of deaf children, by professionals, and also by deaf persons themselves." — Lottie L. Riekehof, Author

  • American Sign Language: Hymns for Signing (Spiral Bound)

    American Sign Language: Hymns for Signing (Spiral Bound)

    $34.71

    "We hope that you can use Hymns for Signing as a tool to help make worship services accessible to those persons who depend upon American Sign Language." — Curt D. Keller, Editor

  • The American Claimant - Mark Twain

    The American Claimant (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "The American Claimant was one of the few books on which its author worked continuously." — Albert Bigelow Paine

  • Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

    Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective & Other Stories (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "In this volume of Mark Twain's are gathered tales and sketches covering a period of no less than twenty-five years." — Albert Bigelow Paine

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Court - Mark Twain

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "[William Dean] Howells ranks it as Mark Twain's highest achievement n the way of a "greatly imagined, symmetrically developed tale." — Albert Bigelow Paine

  • Following the Equator - Mark Twain

    Following the Equator (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "The conclusion of the enterprise concluded in this book was an event of more than importance in Mark Twain's career. It is, for some of us, one of those shining moments in the history of our race which are the despair of the professional pessimist." — William McFee

  • A Tramp Abroad - Mark Twainv

    A Tramp Abroad (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "It is mainly the story of the "six weeks" that he has told for us,and the tale, translated into many languages, has delighted, and still delights, a world-wide army of readers." — Albert Bigelow Paine

  • Roughing It  - Mark Twain

    Roughing It (Hardcover)

    $4.99

    "This book is merely a personal narrative, and not a pretentious history or a philosophical dissertation. It is a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing, and its object is rather to help the resting reader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, or goad him with science." — Mark Twain

  • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg - Mark Twain

    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg & Other Essays and Stories (Hardback)

    $4.99

    "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is one of the most scathing sermons on self-righteousness ever preached. Its philosophy that every man is strong until his price is named; the futility of the prayer not to be led into temptation, when it is only by resisting temptation that men are made strong—these things were never more vividly, more glowingly presented." — Albert Bigelow Paine, Introduction

  • The Seafarers: Fighting Sail (Hardback)

    The Seafarers: Fighting Sail (Hardback)

    $3.99

    "Bold, aggressive, close-in fighting would become Nelson's trademark—and the essence of the new tactics that would make the Royal Navy once again supreme." — Fighting Sail

  • The Age of God-Kings: TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC (Hardcover)

    The Age of God-Kings: TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC (Hardcover)

    $4.99

    "What had happened in this land that the Greeks later called Mesopotamia, meaning "between the rivers," was the most crucial event in human history: the birth of civilization." — The Editors of Time-Life Books

  • The Cricket in Times Square (Paperback)

    The Cricket in Times Square (Paperback)

    $0.79

    "The story has spontaneity and such engaging nonsense that it should make delightful reading for the whole family." — The Horn Book Magazine

  • American Government: Great Lives (Hardback)

    American Government: Great Lives (Hardback)

    $4.61

    "Sometimes, in fact, the nearly forgotten have had more of an effect on the nation's course than more celebrated figures." — Doris and Harold Faber, Authors

  • The Usborne Time Traveler (Hardback)

    The Usborne Time Traveler (Hardback)

    $17.96

    "Put on your magic time-travel helmet and you'll be whisked back through the ages." — Usborne Publishing, Publisher

  • The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    $9.98

    "This atlas traces [ancient Egypt's] turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 B.C., through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the 'age of empire', to Greek domination and ultimate collapse." — Penguin Books, Publisher

  • Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues (Paperback)

    Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues (Paperback)

    $1.15

    "The Dialogues of Plato (427-347 B.C.) rank with the writings of Aristotle as the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought." — Dover Publications, Inc., Publisher

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