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Living stories about John Smith, the founding of Plymouth, and all the way to the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Published in 1922, this living history book has several color and black and white illustrations.
Twenty seven captivating stories about Colonial America.
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For thirty years or more we have been gathering up these myths and legends. Sometimes a brief sentence or two of one would be heard in some wigwam—just enough to excite curiosity—then years would elapse ere the whole story could be secured. As the tribes had no written language, and the Indians had to depend [...]Continue Reading →
It is not difficult to imagine how mankind first conceived the idea of making use of floating structures to enable him to traverse stretches of water. The trunk of a tree floating down a river may have given him his first notions. He would not be long in discovering that the tree could support more [...]Continue Reading →
Comparatively few people appreciate how the thought of navigating the air’s dizziest heights and the sea’s gloomiest depths has obsessed the minds of inventors. From the earliest days of history men have grappled with the problem, yet it is only within two hundred years for aircraft and one hundred for submarines that any really intelligent [...]Continue Reading →
If you are studying Asia or have a child who loves all things Japan, this book is perfect for you!
Full-color plates depict different events and daily life in Japan during the late 1800′s. This is truly a living history book that will delight readers of all ages.
Each chapter includes text describing the [...]Continue Reading →
Considered by scholars to be a fine example of historical fiction, The Cloister And The Hearth is a story of the Middle Ages.
The story is a little complicated, and it involves several “touchy” subjects such as marriage and the priesthood of the Catholic church. For these reasons, [...]Continue Reading →
There lived a man named Kapoi, at Kahehuna, in Honolulu, who went one day to Kewalo to get some thatching for his house. On his way back he found some owl’s eggs, which he gathered together and brought home with him. In the evening he wrapped them in ti leaves [...]Continue Reading →
The year 146 B.C. was an annus mirabilis in the development of Roman dominion. Of course it had long been a foregone conclusion that Carthage and Corinth must fall before her, but the actual time of their overthrow was made all the more striking by the fact that both cities perished in the same year, and that both were [...]Continue Reading →
In appearance, the gods were supposed to resemble mortals, whom, however, they far surpassed in beauty, grandeur, and strength; they were also more commanding in stature, height being considered by the Greeks an attribute of beauty in man or woman. They resembled human beings in their feelings and habits, intermarrying [...]Continue Reading →