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It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their…

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Illus. in full color. Filled with suspense, romance, and historical details, here's a very young biography of the Powhatan Indian princess who played a vital role in early Colonial and Native American relations.

Knights

by Catherine Daly-weir

|October 26, 1998

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A young knight-in-training has so much to do-learn about arms and armor, assist a squire, attend a medieval banquet, tilt at the quintain-and prepare to be "dubbed!" This is a surefire, nonfiction subject for newly independent readers.

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Small and frail, Tutankhamen was an all but ignored member of the royal family of the great Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. At the school of the menoi, or tutors, he did not excel at physical activities with the other royal princes. Keeping to himself, he…

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Visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boys: Rashid, who is Muslim, Samuel who is Jewish and Miguel who is Christian. One day, they go one step too far and as a punishment, they are forced to work in the mosque gardens, where…

Ancient Rome

by Robert Payne

|October 1, 2005

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The Roman epoch is unsurpassed in history. What has endured to our own time is the empire's great cultural legacy-in law, language, architecture, and government-and the fascination of Rome's story. Ancient Rome presents the history and heritage of the…

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This is an interesting, useful, brief book that describes 100 battles which have shaped world history, according to its author, who teaches history at Mt. Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts. The book begins with the battle of Kadesh in 1294 BC and ends…

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The new, completely revised and redesigned 2nd edition of the highly acclaimed Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries from around the world. With comprehensive text, beautiful, crisp…

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In a text that mirrors their language and thoughts, Marcia Sewall has masterfully recreated the coming of the pilgrims to the New World, and the daily flow of their days during the first years in the colony they called Plimoth. Aye, Governor Bradford calls us…

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The new, completely revised and redesigned 2nd edition of the highly acclaimed Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries from around the world. With comprehensive text, beautiful, crisp…

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A historical and current look at Ethiopia, discussing the land, the government, the culture, the people, and the economy.

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Despite the numerous books on World War II, until now there has been no one-volume survey that was both objective and comprehensive. Previous volumes have usually been written from an exclusively British or American point of view, or have ignored the important…