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Ain't Gonna Study War No More: The Story of America's Peace Seekers

by Milton Meltzer

A history of those who have protested war with emphasis on the United States.

Betty Friedan: A Voice for Women's Rights (Women of Our Time)

by Milton Meltzer

Focuses on the childhood and youth of the writer, thinker, and social activist Betty Friedan.

The Big Book for Peace

by Lloyd Alexander Marilyn Sachs Lois Lowry Yoshiko Uchida Katherine Paterson Jean Fritz Natalie Babbitt Nancy Willard Myra Cohn Livingston Charlotte Zolotow John Bierhorst Thacher Hurd Steven Kellogg Milton Meltzer Mildred Pitts Walter Jean Craighead George

The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.

The Day the Sky Fell: A History of Terrorism

by Milton Meltzer

Who are terrorists? How do they justify what they do? Award-winning author Milton Meltzer searches for answers as he puts terrorism and its practitioners into historical context.

Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life

by Milton Meltzer

Lange's famous </Migrant Mother/> (1936) graces the cover of this biography (1895-1965) originally published in 1978 (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), which includes her photo retrospective of the US Depression and a new foreword. Meltzer has some 90 biographies and histories to his credit. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Eye of Conscience: Photographers and Social Change

by Milton Meltzer Bernard Cole

Photographs by noted photographers, past and present, and how photography has captured history and changed our existence.

Hear That Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World

by Milton Meltzer

From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today's high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vital forces in civilization. Focusing on American railroad history but touching on other countries, award-winning author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world.

Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust

by Milton Meltzer

Six million Jews were killed in Europe between the years 1933 and 1945. What can that number mean to us today? We can that number mean to us today? We are told never to forget the Holocaust, but how can we remember something so incomprehensible?

Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust

by Milton Meltzer

A recounting drawn from historic source material of the many individual acts of heroism performed by gentiles who sought to thwart the extermination of the Jews during the Holocaust.

Ten Queens

by Milton Meltzer

Powerful female rulers interpreted in striking words. From the courage and beauty of Esther to the reforming spirit of Catherine the Great, here are essays about ten queens by an author who has been called, "arguably the best writer of social history for children and adolescents ever." Meltzer, by his own description, is accustomed to presenting history "from the bottom up," but he takes a "top down" approach for these monarchs, revealing the personal and political natures of women who commanded power not because "they happened to marry a king" but because they "ruled in their own right, by themselves. Or if they sat on thrones beside kings, they had as much or more to say about governing than their husbands." Most were, by today's standards, astonishingly young. Many were physically powerful, accomplished women. Some were schooled to rule, others not. But all were ambitious, passionate, and determined to hold power. All were subject to suspicion and envy. And all, in their successes and failures, ideals and compromises, assumptions and privileges, present interesting contrasts with the lives of women today.

There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights

by Milton Meltzer

Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," starting with the landing of the first slave ships on colonial shores. How did over 300 years of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow laws come to an end in the civil rights movement of the 1960s? What was achieved, and what are the problems still facing us today?

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