Alexander The Great

Author: John Gunther
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402741395
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Alexander The Great from the Author: John Gunther. Relates the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a twelve-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization.

Gotcha Again For Guys More Nonfiction Books To Get Boys Excited About Reading

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884377X
Size: 19.11 MB
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Gotcha Again For Guys More Nonfiction Books To Get Boys Excited About Reading from the Author: Kathleen A. Baxter. Here's help in selecting current, nonfiction books that will get boys excited about reading. • Citations for over 1,700 current nonfiction titles published between 2007–2009 that will appeal to boys • Interviews with seven authors, including Kadir Nelson, author of We Are the Ship, recent winner of numerous children's literature awards, and a great role model for young male readers • Nonfiction booktalks that can be used word-for-word when presenting books to students • Reproducible booklists • Photos of featured male authors • Book cover illustrations

Amelia Earhart

Author: John Burke
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402745201
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Amelia Earhart from the Author: John Burke. A biography of one of America's most famous pilots, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to fly around the world.

The Barbary Pirates

Author: C. S. Forester
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402741425
Size: 18.74 MB
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The Barbary Pirates from the Author: C. S. Forester. Examines the history of the Barbary pirates, and discusses their relationship with the United States Navy in the early years of the country's entry into the shipping trade.

The Mathews Men

Author: William Geroux
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698184726
Size: 68.56 MB
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The Mathews Men from the Author: William Geroux. “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats’ prime targets. And they were easy targets—the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews. From the Hardcover edition.

Ben Franklin

Author: Thomas Fleming
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402745232
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Ben Franklin from the Author: Thomas Fleming. The life of the printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

Author: Ренсом Ріггз
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212342
Size: 68.16 MB
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from the Author: Ренсом Ріггз. Таємничий острів. Покинутий притулок. Після жахливої ​​сімейної трагедії Джейкоб опинився в цьому загадковому місці. Підліток знайшов руїни старого будинку і з`ясував, що тут жили дуже дивні діти. Він починає розуміти, що на цьому відлюдному острові діти опинилися невипадково — їх здібності були воістину неймовірними і небезпечними! І хоча будинок давно зруйнований, можливо, вони досі живі. А зовсім скоро Джейкоб з жахом усвідомлює, що він — один з них... Книга проілюстрована унікальними старовинними фотографіями.