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The Cold War Explained for Kids: The English Reading Tree
by Keith Goodman

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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<h2> The Cold War Explained for Kids</h2><br /><p>The 'For Kids' series has been produced for children of seven and over. It is the perfect answer to move your child away from simple picture books to start enjoying and learning from more challenging reading material.</p><br /><p>Every book in the series is an exciting story that will boost reading confidence and introduce active and motivating vocabulary.</p><br /><p>Parental support is necessary to get the best out of the English Reading Tree Series.</p><br /><p>This is a crossover between picture books and chapter books. There are some images, but it has been written for the child to focus on words and their meaning.</p><br /><p>All of the books are fast-paced to keep children engaged. There is also a fun quiz that can be played to give you an accurate idea of how much he or she has learned.</p><br /><h2>What people are saying about the English Reading Tree</h2><br /><p>Excellent books that not only improve reading ability but educate: Goodreads</p><br /><p>Very well presented and I particularly enjoy the quiz at the end: Post Online</p><br /><p>Simple, easy to read and full of interesting facts. What more can a parent ask? Island EBooks</p><br /><h3>The English Reading Tree is a series of Children’s books that have been written to educate and entertain. </h3><br />
Who Made England?: The Saxon-Viking Race to Create a Country
by , M. J Trow

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<DIV>Did you know England is almost exactly 1,000 years old? Not only that, but can you believe English people have been around for even longer? It's true: even before England had been invented, English people lived in several smaller countries all over the island of Britain. The Saxon King Alfred the Great is famous for trying to bring these countries together—even though this caused many clashes with their greatest enemies, the Vikings. Eventually, Alfred's children did unite the English countries. But it was a Viking called Cnut the Great who decided to stick all these countries together and make a new one called England, where people from all over the world could live side-by-side.</DIV>
Shonen ki wa sensou tyu datta: Hirakata-shi zaiju tsurushima akio...
by Tsurushima Akio

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Japanese

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Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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 もし、自分が、子どもが、孫が、鶴島昭雄さんと同じ時代に生きたら……<br /> 1930年(昭和5年)生まれの鶴島さん。少年時代、日本は日中戦争・第二次世界大戦へと突っ走っていた。現在、軍国少年だった自分を振り返りながら「洗脳の恐ろしさを痛感する」と語られている。鶴島さんの経験を、若い方々や子育て中の方々に少しでも伝えたい。そんな思いで、体験を書いていただきました。
The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the En...
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.</p><p>Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing the Rising Sun</i>, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.</p>
The Scholastics and the Jews: Coexistence, Conversion, and the Me...
by Edmund Mazza

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English

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Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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<p><br /></p><br /><br /><p><b>“Professor Mazza has written an astounding, beautiful work detailing how the Scholastics approached the evangelization and conversion of the Jews over the centuries.”—ROY SCHOEMAN</b></p><br /><br /><p><b>Anyone who would better understand the relations between God’s chosen peoples will benefit from a careful reading of this exceptional study.”—ROBERT ROYAL</b></p><br /><br /><p>It has become commonplace in Medieval Studies to speak of the “formation of a persecuting society” in Catholic Europe of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The efforts of St. Raymond of Penafort and the Order of Preachers to convert Jews, Muslims, and other non-Christians is a conspicuous example. Edmund J. Mazza’s <i>The Scholastics and the Jews</i>, however, marks a major historiographical revision. While in no way diminishing the reality of Jewish suffering across the centuries, Mazza identifies the origins of missionary overtures to non-believers not so much with the drive for homogeneity as for <i>holiness</i>.</p><br /><br /><p><i>The Scholastics and the Jews</i>, above all, is devoted to re-discovering a tradition, the development and implementation of a medieval worldview—or sacra<i>mentality</i>—that saw the institutions and inhabitants of this world not primarily as means to the pursuit and maintenance of power but as sanctified symbols reflecting God’s own infinite majesty, and at the same time as flesh-and-blood sinners in need of redemption. How this Scholastic “hermeneutic” simultaneously hindered—and helped—the cause of tolerance is a tale largely yet untold.</p><br /><br /><p>“Professor Mazza does not take the role of an apologist, nor of a polemicist condemning Catholic ‘intolerance,’ but of a conscientious scholar. This work is indispensable for looking beyond the polemics of this controversial issue to the underlying motivations and characters of the key participants.”—<b>ROY SCHOEMAN</b>, author of <i>Salvation is from the Jews</i> and <i>Honey from the Rock</i></p><br /><br /><p>“Edmund Mazza’s new book constitutes a significant step forward in the literature on toleration during the Latin Middle Ages. <i>The Scholastics and the Jews</i> reflects seminal scholarship on a topic that resonates as much today as it did seven hundred years or more in the past.”—<b>CARY J. NEDERMAN</b>, Texas A&M University, author of <i>Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, c.1100–c.1550</i></p><br /><br /><p>“In <i>The Scholastics and the Jews</i>, Edmund Mazza has successfully challenged long-established historiography that sees the medieval approach to non-Christian religions solely through the lens of power and persecution. He alerts us to the ideals of the medievals that allowed the birth of genuine tolerance that would be bequeathed to the modern world. It is a most welcome answer to the imbalances found in recent scholarship.”—<b>DONALD S. PRUDLO</b>, Associate Professor of Ancient and Medieval History, Jacksonville State University</p><br /><br /><p>“In this important book, Professor Mazza carefully, and with great rigor, addresses some of the most salient questions about the relationship between Catholic Scholastic thought and Judaism.”—<b>FRANCIS J. BECKWITH</b>, Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies, Baylor University</p><br /><br /><p>“Professor Mazza’s treatment displays uncommon fairness, scholarship, insight, wisdom, and grace. Anyone who would better understand the relations between God’s chosen peoples will benefit from a careful reading of this exceptional study.”—<b>ROBERT ROYAL</b>, president of the Faith & Reason Institute</p><br /><br /><p>“This erudite and deeply thoughtful book provides a welcome corrective to common historical stereotypes, offers an important rebuttal to theories about the origins of modern anti-Semitism, and presents a rich theological reflection on Patristic and Scholastic understandings of sin, sacramentalism, conversion, and religious tolerance.”—<b>CARL E. OLSON</b>, editor of <i>Catholic World Report</i></p>
The Red Cross
by Anthony Nichols

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English

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Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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. Electricity furnishes light where<br />needed, for it will be remembered that it is light enough in this<br />latitude to read at midnight in summer time. Here are also royal<br />quarters for the governor and State officials, whose social and<br />executive residences are in the "dead city" during the entire time of<br />the fair, in which time the governor is an absolute czar in power. To<br />give briefly a Russian view of the famine and how it was felt in a<br />single province and the Russian manner of dealing with it I give the<br />following abridged account:<br />
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
by Chelsea Clinton

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<b>Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, <i>persisted</i>.</b><br />  <br /> Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren's refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. In this book, Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. <br />  <br /> <i>She Persisted</i> is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. <br />  <br /> With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.<br />  <br /> This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor--and one special cameo.
Bruce Catton's America
by Bruce Catton

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English

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Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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No one has ever told America's story with more grace, clarity, and emotional power than Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton. In his books, ranging from the celebrated Civil War trilogies to the account of his boyhood in back-country Michigan, Catton brought the people of the past to such vivid life that he became the nation's best-loved and most widely read historian.<br /><br />Bruce Catton's friend and associate for many years, Oliver Jensen, has assembled this volume of selections of Catton's works - as a memorial to the man and a tribute to the historian. The excerpts chosen for Bruce Catton's America include portions of A Stillness at Appomattox, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; The American Heritage History of the Civil War, awarded a special Pulitzer Prize Citation; and representative selections from many other books and articles. The book also includes several previously unpublished pieces.<br /><br />Bruce Catton helped to create American Heritage magazine in 1954 and continued to influence it for the next twenty-four years - first as editor, then as senior editor and a frequent contributor. He spent much of his adult life as a newspaperman in the Midwest and Washington, D.C., and became a historian "by logical extension." Although best known as the greatest writer on the Civil War, he had wide-ranging interests.<br /><br />To those who are familiar with Bruce Catton's work, these selections will appear as old friends whose company never fails to provide enjoyment, stimulation, and a deep sense of worth. For those who have not yet read him, Bruce Catton's America will be an introduction to historical writing at its best.
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War...
by Nathan Hale

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English

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128

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<div>Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.<BR><BR> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.<BR><BR> After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, <I>Raid of No Return</I> is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.<BR>  </div>
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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“Much like <I>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</I> or <I>The Book Thief</I>,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (<I >VOYA</I>).<BR><BR>This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.<BR> <BR>Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.<BR> <BR>Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, <I>The Boy on the Wooden Box</I> is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.

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