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Stories of Yesterday: History


Witch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials
Witch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials

What happened in Salem? Sifting through the facts, myths, half-truths, misinterpretations and theories the book presents a vivid narrative of one of the mysteries of American history.


American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm
American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm

Buckley presents a history of bravery, valor, patriotism, and extraordinary personal courage both on and off the battlefield.


10,000 days of thunder : a history of the Vietnam War
10,000 days of thunder : a history of the Vietnam War

Delve into the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield and at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, and the war's impact.


To be young in America : growing up with the country, 1776-1940
To be young in America : growing up with the country, 1776-1940

In this captivating look back at the last two centuries, readers are treated to an often neglected perspective of American history: a child's view of what life was really like for young Americans.


Lost in Death Valley : the true story of four families in California's gold rush
Lost in Death Valley : the true story of four families in California's gold rush

Based on first-hand accounts of the survivors, this is an exciting story that present a multicultural look at California history.


Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad
Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad

The authors show how archaeologists and historians sift through corn cobs and root cellars, study songs and quilts, and use the latest technology to reconstruct those heroic journeys.


Men of the West : life on the American frontier
Men of the West : life on the American frontier

Here is a look at men's lives on the frontier -- their motivations and occupations, and their activities as husbands and fathers; a final chapter focuses on the experience of Native Americans.


Dear Miss Breed : true stories of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and a librarian who made a difference
Dear Miss Breed : true stories of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and a librarian who made a difference

This book shares the correspondence between Clara Breed, a San Diego librarian, and dozens of Japanese-American children sent to internment camps after Pearl Harbor.


When the wall came down : the Berlin Wall and the fall of Soviet communism
When the wall came down : the Berlin Wall and the fall of Soviet communism

This gripping narrative tells the whole story, from the division of Germany after World War II, to life in the Communist East, to the massive protest that brought an end to the Eastern Bloc and the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Mysteries of history
Mysteries of history

Examines the evidence surrounding some of history's unsolved mysteries, from why the pyramids were built to whether or not there was a conspiracy to kill President John F. Kennedy.


Jeans : A Cultural History of an American Icon
Jeans : A Cultural History of an American Icon

Beginning with the appearance of front-buckled denim pants in nineteenth-century America, Sullivan untangles the legends surrounding the origin of jeans and traces their adoption as work clothing in the West.


Red land, Yellow River : a story from the Cultural Revolution
Red land, Yellow River : a story from the Cultural Revolution

In 1966 Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution swept through China and transformed the life of Beijing teenager Ange Zhang. Ange longed to join the Red Guard with his classmates, but was denied membership after his father, a famous writer, was arrested and charged with being a counter-revolutionary. As Ange struggled to maintain his friends' respect,he began to question the Revolution and his role in it.