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  • A Child in Prison Campby Shizuye Takashima

    Tundra 2013; US$ 10.95

    When Shizuye Takashima, ?Shichan? as she was called, was eleven years old, her entire world changed forever. As a Japanese-Canadian in 1941, she was among thousands of people forced from their homes and sent to live in internment camps in the Canadian Rockies. Although none had been convicted of any crime, they were considered the enemy because the... more...

  • World War IIby Maurice Isserman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The world had not fully recovered from the horror of World War I or the anguish of its catastrophic aftermath, the Great Depression, before an even greater war commenced. The Third Reich of Adolf Hitler threatened to dominate all of Europe and, as the physicist Albert Einstein rushed to bring to the attention of President Franklin Roosevelt, the limitless... more...

  • Drug Enforcement Administrationby Michael Newton

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 42.00

    Drug Enforcement Administration details the numerous fronts in the unit's ever-expanding fight against drug traffickers and describes the tactics used to bring them to justice. Key topics covered include:. -The DEA's history and predecessor agencies. -Marijuana smuggling and use. -Mexican drug cartels. -South American drug cartels. -Narco-terrorism.... more...

  • Our Flagby Carl Memling

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 3.99

    The youngest readers will enjoy this concise but informative history of the American flag with beautiful and exciting illlustrations of colonial life, Betsy Ross and George Washington, Fort McHenry, and more! Included are illustrated instructions on flag etiquette, as well as the Pledge of Allegiance. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • A Young People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn; Rebecca Stefoff

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's... more...

  • Meet Robert E Leeby George W.S. Trow

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    Meet ROBERT E. LEE is the story of a great American leader forced to make a terrible decision. Robert E. Lee the Virginian, son of a Revolutionary hero, served in the U.S. Army as America moved towards Civil War. Loving his country, he hated to see the Union split, but he could not fight against the South. His agonizing decision, his brilliant military... more...

  • You're History, Mate! Dingbats, Dropkicks, Dills, Duds & Disasters in Australian Historyby Paul Stafford; Shane Nagle

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 10.15

    Among all those legendary bushrangers, heroic explorers, genius inventors and upstanding politicians in Australian history, aren't there some duds in the pack? Of course there are! Paul Stafford has rounded up all the dingbats, dropkicks and disasters in our glorious past. All together now, let us say to them . . . 'YOU'RE HISTORY, MATE!' ... more...

  • How People Livedby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An entertaining and eye-opening journey through the history of humans. How People Lived provides a colourful snapshot of life over different eras around the world, from prehistory to the present and beyond. Amazing drawings and illustrations provide a wealth of facts and information on clothes and customs, working life and much more - bringing... more...

  • Arms and Armourby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    DK Eyewitness Arms and Armour is an original and exciting look at the history of weapons and armour through the ages. Stunning real-life photographs reveal the design, construction, and workings or armour, offering a unique "eyewitness" view of how methods of warfare have changed. Show your child the very first weapons ever made, the armour worn... more...

  • Atlas of Explorationby Andrew Kerr; Francois Naude; DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Follow in the footsteps of the world's great explorers - incredible see-through pages and a CD-Rom take you across deserts, to the top of Everest and beyond What's it like to be an explorer and sail into the unknown, go on a journey that takes three-and-a-half years, or walk on the moon? Send your child on an incredible voyage of discovery... more...