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Don Quixote (Wishbone Classics)

by Miguel De Cervantes Michael Burgan

Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their way into films, cartoons and even computer games.

George Washington (Profiles of the Presidents)

by Michael Burgan

A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

The Great Depression (We The People)

by Michael Burgan

Provides information on the history and effects that the Great Depression had on the United States people and the economy. Also explains President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal".

John Glenn

by Robert Brown Michael Burgan

Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors

John Glenn: Young Astronaut

by Michael Burgan

Children's biography of the famous American astronaut.

The Louisiana Purchase: From Independence To Lewis And Clark

by Michael Burgan

When the United States won its independence from Great Britain, it also won new lands. Soon, the Louisiana Purchase doubled the country's size. These new lands had to be explored and settled. <P><P> Brave explorers, such as Lewis and Clark, soon blazed a trail to the West. How did the United States grow after the American Revolution? Why did Thomas Jefferson buy Louisiana from France? What did Lewis and Clark discover on their journey?

Presidential Pooches

by Michael Burgan

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Ronald Reagan

by Michael Burgan

Featuring detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary boxes, and a visual timeline, this biography of the 40th president of the United States covers his boyhood in Illinois, his successful career as a Hollywood star, his tenure as governor of California, and his two terms in the Oval Office.

We the People: The Declaration of Independence

by Michael Burgan

Examines the political situation in America at the time of the troubles between England and her colonies and describes how the Declaration of Independence was written and accepted.

We the People: The Gettysburg Address

by Michael Burgan

Investigate U.S. history in these dynamic, fact-filled books for children. This best-selling series makes an excellent selection for readers who want to learn about important places and events. Primary documents and historical illustrations help bring these information-packed books to life.

Who Is Richard Branson?

by Michael Burgan Ted Hammond

What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor student. Still, his knack for business started early with a successful parakeet-breeding enterprise at age 11.The charismatic entrepreneur launched his first major business, Virgin Records, at age 22 and spent the next few decades building the Virgin group that now includes more than 400 companies. Known for his eccentric lifestyle and trillion-watt smile, Branson's hot air balloon flights, innovative leadership, and world record attempts have made him an instantly-recognizable global icon.

Who Was Henry Ford?

by Michael Burgan Nancy Harrison Ted Hammond

Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford's humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace. Who Was Henry Ford? details his meteoric rise, and explains how the genius behind the assembly line and the Model T shaped modern American industry.

Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?

by Michael Burgan Nancy Harrison Jerry Hoare

He was only 42 years old when he was sworn in as President of the United States in 1901, making TR the youngest president ever. But did you know that he was also the first sitting president to win the Nobel Peace Prize? The first to ride in a car? The first to fly in an airplane? Theodore Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, hunter, explorer, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician. Find out more about The Bull Moose, the Progressive, the Rough Rider, the Trust Buster, and the Great Hunter who was our larger-than-life 26th president in Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?

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