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RetailCovers the lives, crimes, and deaths of the outlaws.
Explains the legends and myths surrounding all of the outlaws in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. .
Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.
Includes Bibliographies for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.
America has always preferred heroes who weren’t clean cut, an informal ode to the rugged individualism and pioneering spirit that defined the nation in previous centuries. The early 19th century saw the glorification of frontier folk heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. After the Civil War, the outlaws of the West were more popular than the marshals, with Jesse James and Billy the Kid finding their way into dime novels. And at the height of the Great Depression in the 1930s, there were the “public enemies”, common criminals and cold blooded murderers elevated to the level of folk heroes by a public frustrated with their own inability to make a living honestly.
Jesse James . . .

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*Includes pictures.
*Includes Barnum's own quotes about his life and career.
*Highlights Barnum's entertainment career and transition into the circus.
*Includes a bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a table of contents.

"I was a farmhand, a merchant, a clerk, a boss, a theater director and a bank director; I lived in prisons and palaces, I knew poverty and abundance, I’ve traveled extensively on two continents, I’ve met all kinds of people and seen the human character in all its guises, and time and again I have been in the greatest danger. Amidst such a diversity of events, I had to undergo difficult times, but I’m definitely not complaining, and I believe that my life was a happy one, because I always saw the positive side of things.­" – P.­T. Barnum

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up . . .

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*Perfect for ages 7-­10
*Includes pictures of Pompeii, artifacts, and more.
*Chronicles the history of Pompeii since the first settlements there nearly 3,­000 years ago.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

They come in droves, busloads of tourists shepherded down through modern streets, shops and stalls, past souvenir stands and hordes of local guides offering insight and spectacle. From all across the world they come to the Italian region of Campania, to walk the cobbles of ancient streets, peer at frescoes, marvel at sculptures, and visit the remnants of historic villas, bath-­houses and even brothels. In 2003, it was estimated these international visitors contributed some $35 . . .

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*Includes pictures of the battle's important generals.
*Includes several maps of the battle.
*Includes accounts of the fighting written by important generals.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

After successfully breaking the Confederate siege at Chattanooga near the end of 1863, William Tecumseh Sherman united several Union armies in the Western theater for the Atlanta Campaign, forming one of the biggest armies in American history. After detaching troops for essential garrisons and minor operations, Sherman assembled his nearly 100,­000 men and in May 1864 began his invasion of Georgia from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where his forces spanned a line roughly 500 miles wide.

Sherman set his sights on the Confederacy’s last major industrial city in the West and General Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee, which aimed to protect it. Atlanta’s use to the Confederacy lay in its terminus for three major railroad lines that traveled . . .

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*Perfect for ages 7-­10
*Includes pictures of King Tut's mummy, tomb, art, and artifacts.
*Explains the history of King Tut's life and death.
*Describes the discovery of King Tut's tomb and what was in the tomb,
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

Tutankhamun: he who is the living image of the god Amun, the image of rebirth, one of perfect laws, who pacifies the two lands, one who has raised the crowns, the pacifier of the gods, the god Ra is the possessor of forms; Tutankamun, Tut-­mesut, Neferhepu-­segerehtaui, Wetjes-­khau-­sehetep-­netjeru, Nebkheprure. These are the names and titles of a king who died at a young age, and who is today remembered as one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous . . .

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*Comprehensively covers Baby Face Nelson's most notorious shootouts and robberies, his relationship with John Dillinger, and the fatal Battle of Barrington.
*Includes pictures of Baby Face Nelson and important people and places in his life.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“He had a baby face. He was good looking, hardly more than a boy, had dark hair and was wearing a gray topcoat and a brown felt hat, turned down brim.­" –The wife of Chicago Mayor Big Bill Thompson describing the man who attacked her and stole her jewelry in October 1930.

America has always preferred heroes who weren’t clean cut, an informal ode to the rugged individualism and pioneering spirit that defined the nation in previous centuries. The early 19th century saw the glorification of frontier folk heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. After the Civil War, the outlaws of the West were more popular than the marshals, with Jesse James and Billy the Kid . . .

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*Includes pictures
*Includes Mandela's quotes about his life and work.
*Includes a bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a table of contents.

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for. But, my lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.­” – Nelson Mandela, 1964

In the case of some historical figures, a single event or small span of years is sufficient for understanding the timeliness and extent of their impact upon the world. But others have taken lengthier, more convoluted journeys with broadly-­evolved circumstances, intentions and roles to be played, reinventing themselves and playing different roles as times change. Such is the case with . . .

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*Perfect for ages 7-­10
*Includes pictures
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“The walls of Sparta were its young men, and its borders the points of their spears.­” – attributed to King Agesilaus

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

There have been no shortage of great warrior societies in history, including the Romans, Mongols, Macedonians, and Vikings, the list goes on. Yet one humble city in particular, nestled in a valley near the Eurotas river in the Greek region of the Peloponnese and once ridiculed as little more than a cluster of villages inhabited by uncouth shepherds, produced the most famous warrior elite the world has ever known.

The most unique city-­state in Ancient Greece was Sparta, which continues to . . .

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*Includes pictures
*Includes accounts of the explosion and sinking of the Sultana
*Includes a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

There is a popular saying that declares “timing is everything,­” and in no other field of study is that truer than in history. For instance, under normal conditions, a ship that sank with more than 2,­000 passengers aboard – most of whom died – would be big news, yet today the sinking of the SS Sultana is often overlooked if not entirely forgotten. While it might have generated the type of publicity and reaction of the Johnstown Flood of 1889 or the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 under normal circumstances, the explosion and sinking of the Sultana on April 27, 1865 has become something of a historical footnote.

The irony is that the Sultana is a historical footnote because of the Civil War, but it was also intimately tied to the war. Although Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox was not technically the . . .

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