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American Eloquence : Studies in American Political History, Volume III (Illustrated) By Alexander Johnston & James Albert Woodburn
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“All authorities are agreed that the political history of the United States, beyond much that is feeble or poor in quality, has given to the English language very many of its most finished and... More > most persuasive specimens of oratory. It is natural that oratory should be a power in a republic; but, in the American republic, the force of institutions has been reinforced by that of a language which is peculiarly adapted to the display of eloquence. Collections of American orations have been numerous and useful, but the copiousness of the material has always proved a source of embarrassment. Where the supply is so abundant, it is exceedingly difficult to make selections on any exact system, and yet impossible to include all that has a fair claim to the distinctive stamp of oratory. The results have been that our collections of public speeches have proved either unsatisfactory or unreasonably voluminous.”< Less
American Eloquence : Studies in American Political History, Volume II (Illustrated) By Alexander Johnston & James Albert Woodburn
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“All authorities are agreed that the political history of the United States, beyond much that is feeble or poor in quality, has given to the English language very many of its most finished and... More > most persuasive specimens of oratory. It is natural that oratory should be a power in a republic; but, in the American republic, the force of institutions has been reinforced by that of a language which is peculiarly adapted to the display of eloquence. Collections of American orations have been numerous and useful, but the copiousness of the material has always proved a source of embarrassment. Where the supply is so abundant, it is exceedingly difficult to make selections on any exact system, and yet impossible to include all that has a fair claim to the distinctive stamp of oratory. The results have been that our collections of public speeches have proved either unsatisfactory or unreasonably voluminous.”< Less
American Eloquence : Studies in American Political History, Volume I (Illustrated) By Alexander Johnston & James Albert Woodburn
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“All authorities are agreed that the political history of the United States, beyond much that is feeble or poor in quality, has given to the English language very many of its most finished and... More > most persuasive specimens of oratory. It is natural that oratory should be a power in a republic; but, in the American republic, the force of institutions has been reinforced by that of a language which is peculiarly adapted to the display of eloquence. Collections of American orations have been numerous and useful, but the copiousness of the material has always proved a source of embarrassment. Where the supply is so abundant, it is exceedingly difficult to make selections on any exact system, and yet impossible to include all that has a fair claim to the distinctive stamp of oratory. The results have been that our collections of public speeches have proved either unsatisfactory or unreasonably voluminous.”< Less
Tools of Native Americans: A Kid's Guide to the History & Culture of the First Americans By Kim Kavin
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Tools of Native Americans: A Kid's Guide to the History & Culture of the First Americans Kim Kavin Tools of Native Americans explores how the first Americans, faced with varying climates and a... More > land never before conquered by human beings, developed everything we take for granted today: food supplies, shelter, religion, games, jewelry, social strata, and more. Fifteen hands-on activities illuminate how the Native Americans learned to survive and thrive by creating tools, culture, and a society based on their immediate environment.< Less
American Eagles - The Illustrated History of American Aviation in World War I By Narayan Sengupta
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American Eagles is the thrilling history of the United States Air Service, US Naval Aviation and US Marine Aviation during World War I. It is about the aviators, their aircraft, their aerodromes and... More > their lives before, during and after the war. The book covers the Lafayette Escadrille, the United States Air Service, US Naval Aviation and US Marine Aviation and aviators such as Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank Luke, David Ingalls and Quentin Roosevelt. This book weaves fascinating stories, official histories and interviews of the brave, and sometimes not so brave, American pilots. The book features an extraordinary collection of 237 maps and photos. Many of the photos are newly discovered. All photos have been painstakingly digitally restored so that they are as beautiful as the day they were first taken. American Eagles also incorporates down to earth technical explanations to make an entertaining, compelling and extensively researched page-turner. 354 pages, 8.5 "x 11", 237 photos, maps and paintings.< Less
FORGOTTEN BOOKS OF THE AMERICAN NURSERY (A History of the Development of the American Storybook) By ROSALIE V. HALSEY
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Book Excerpt: "To the student desiring an intimate acquaintance with any civilized people, its lighter literature is always a great aid to personal research; the more trivial, the more detailed,... More > the greater the worth to the investigator are these pen-pictures as records of the nation he wishes to know. Something of this value have the storybooks of old-fashioned childhood. Trivial as they undoubtedly are, they nevertheless often contain our best sketches of child-life in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,—a life as different from that of a twentieth century child as was the adult society of those old days from that of the present time. They also enable us to mark as is possible in no other way, the gradual development of a body of writing which, though lagging much behind the adult literature, was yet also affected by the local and social conditions in America."< Less
Native Americans: Discover the History and Cultures of the First Americans with 15 Projects By Kim Klavin
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Explore how the first Americans, faced with varying climates in a vast land hundreds and thousands of years ago, developed everything we take for granted today: food supplies, shelter, clothing,... More > religion, games, jewelry, transportation, communication, and more. Native Americans: Discover the History and Cultures of the First Americans uses hands-on activities to illuminate how the Native Americans survived and thrived by creating tools, culture, and a society based on their immediate environment. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars bring the topic to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building an archaic toolkit, creating Algonquian art, experimenting with irrigation systems, inventing hieroglyphics, and playing the Inuit game of nugluktaq. Kids ages 9–12 will gain an appreciation for the diversity of people and culture native to America, and learn to problem solve in a way that respects the environment.< Less
An Outline of American History, 2nd Edition By Steven Rosen, Ph.D
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This is a short introductory textbook in American history especially for ESL or junior or senior high school students. There is a special emphasis on the early colonial period leading up to the... More > American Revolution and on the American system of government.< Less
An Outline of American History, 2nd Edition By Steven Rosen, Ph.D
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This is a short introductory textbook in American history especially for ESL or junior or senior high school students. There is a special emphasis on the early colonial period leading up to the... More > American Revolution and on the American system of government.< Less
Key Lesson Stories in Early American History By Larry Schaefer
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Inspired by the power of narrative stories in capturing student interest, Key Lessons in Early American History highlight 12 pivotal moments in early American history. The stories draw attention to... More > the international background of the United States and underscore the power of single events and individuals in shaping our nation’s history. The stories bring to life such events as the arrival of humans from Asia about 15,000 years ago, the drama surrounding the ratification of the Constitution, and the odyssey of Lewis and Clark.< Less

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