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You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Abraham Lincoln's life, including: A tragic loss that sets a boy on a course for greatness. A career sacrificed to protest an unjust war. A state resorting to treason to preserve slavery. A president who learns the most difficult decisions are made alone. And a promise made to every citizen that American's salves will be free.
You're about to be an eyewitness to ten crucial days in Anne Frank's life, including: A wrenching decision to flee Germany, A chilling letter that sent her family into hiding, The gift of her one true confidante - her diary, A sickening betrayal to the Nazis, and a tragedy in the concentration camps just before liberation. These days and five others shook Anne's world - and yours.
You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Ben Franklin's life, including: A cunning escape from a cruel brother. A shrewd plan to save the colonies. A treacherous spy game in Paris. A shocking battle with a vengeful aristocrat. And a last-minute triumph that bound American together. These days and five others shook Franklin's world- and yours.
You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, including: His faith in peace leads to a surprising protest. Police injustice shocks the nation awake. A personal sacrifice challenges prejudice and racism. A fearless march demands rights for all Americans. And an immortal speech inspires the world.
"The Admiral [Columbus] sailed west-southwest, at the rate of ten miles an hour and occasionally twelve, and at other times seven, running between day and night fifty-nine leagues; he told the men only forty-four. Here the crew could stand it no longer, they complained of the long voyage, but the Admiral encouraged them as best he could, giving them hopes of the profits that they might have. And he added that it was useless to murmur because he had come in search of the Indies, and was going to continue until he found them with God's help." Figures from our history come alive as we read their words and the words of those who were with them. An exciting, fascinating and easy-to-read history.
Have Witches always flown on broomsticks? Where does magic come from? How did J. K. Rowling pick those weird names? Rowling fills Harry Potter's world with real history and famous legends from around the world. This book tells all about them. Discover the astonishing origins behind your favorite characters, scenes, beasts, and everything else too. From Alchemists to Unicorns; Basilisks to Veela, it's all here in this handy guide. Includes notations on Stone through Goblet as well as the HP textbooks.
This is the indispensable source guide to J.K. Rowling?s Harry Potter novels?revised and updated with information relating to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Enter the realm of His Dark Materials-soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.<P> After exploring the worlds of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Narnia, David Colbert turns to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. From the philosophy of William Blake and John Milton's poem Paradise Lost to quantum physics and the Bible, this book reveals the complex origins and controversial themes that make Pullman's trilogy a modern marvel in literature.
Michelle Obama grew up on Chicago's South Side, and while the world outside her door was chaotic and ever-changing, her family provided a stable environment in which she could grow and flourish. This look at Michelle Obama's life and the turning points that shaped her shows how a girl from a working class background could rise to become one of the most influential women of her day. But this is more than a straight chronological retelling. This book looks at Michelle Obama's life story within the context of the larger movements in African American history: slavery, freedom, the Reconstruction era, the Civil Rights movement, and finally, her own era. History is what has shaped Michelle and challenged her. And ultimately, not only has she overcome any obstacles put before her, she has carved out her own place in history as well. Includes 16 pages of color photos.
You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Thomas Edison's life, including: An instinctive moment of bravery that launched a career A lucky break that freed him for a life of invention An incredible boast that he quickly proved true A flash of insight that lit the world And the creation of our favorite pastime, the movies. These days and five others shook Edison's world - and yours.
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