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- Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 15.99
David Champlin is a black man born into poverty in Depression-era New Orleans who achieves great success and then sacrifices everything to lead his people in the difficult, day-by-day struggle of the civil rights movement. Sara Kent is the beloved and vital white girl who loved David from the moment she first saw him, but they struggled over David's... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Hands-on activities and insightful historical information reveal the fascinating life of Theodore Roosevelt, America?s 26th president, who was also well known as a writer, a ranchman, a politician, a solider, an explorer, and a family man. Combining a rich biography, including information about his childhood, with relevant and engaging projects,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 19.99
Maceo Parker?s signature style became the lynchpin of James Brown's band when he and his brother Melvin joined the Hardest Working Man in Show Business in 1964. That style helped define Brown?s brand of funk, and the phrase ?Maceo, I want you to blow!? became part of the lexicon of black music. He took time off from James Brown to play with George... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99
This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, and inventions of the time, from the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies and the dingy... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the ?Hardest Working Man in Show Business??that?s a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father?s attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown?s life set the stage for an uncommon childhood. She got caught in... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99
From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer , which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers , which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his penchant for telling meaningful, personal tales about love, death, and redemption even against the most... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 9.95
In this book based on new interviews, some of country music's greatest stars share personal moments of redemption, inspiration, and heartache related to the music that shaped their lives. Brenda Lee explains how her childhood singing gift raised her entire family out of dire poverty, and Pat Boone speaks about the spiritual influence of his father-in-law,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99
An intimate profile of one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, this first full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details every aspect of her life, from her modest Connecticut upbringing and her rise to stardom in southern California to the real story of her tragic, untimely death. This illuminating depiction of a 1970s icon... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99
This fascinating handbook answers the questions of anyone who has ever wondered about the many strange devices found along the roadside, from utility poles to satellite dishes. Devices are grouped according to their habitats—along highways and roads, atop buildings, near airports, and on utility towers. More than 150 different roadside technologies... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99
A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Explaining why antifreeze is a component of toothpaste and how salt works in shampoo, this fascinating handbook delves into the chemistry of everyday household products. Decoding more than 150 cryptic ingredients, the guide explains each component's structural formula, offers synonymous names, and... more...