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  Cover Art: Sugar Changed the World : a Story of Magic Spice Slavery Freedom and Science Aronson, Marc.
Sugar Changed the World : a Story of Magic Spice Slavery Freedom and Science
Sugar has left a bloody trail through human history. Cane--not cotton or tobacco--drove the bloody Atlantic slave trade and took the lives of countless Africans who toiled on vast sugar plantations under cruel overseers. And yet the very popularity of sugar gave abolitionists in England the one tool that could finally end the slave trade. This book traces the history of sugar from its origins in New Guinea around 7000 B.C. to its use in the 21st century to produce ethanol.
ix, 166 p. 2010
  Cover Art: Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
The story of a generation of German young people who devoted all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that gave Hitler his power, and the youths that resisted the Nazi movement.
176 p. 2005
  Cover Art: They Called Themselves the K.K.K. : the Birth of an American Terrorist Group Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
They Called Themselves the K.K.K. : the Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.
172 p. 2010
  Cover Art: The Nazi Hunters : How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi Bascomb, Neal.
The Nazi Hunters : How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.
245 pages 2013
  Cover Art: Bootleg : Murder Moonshine and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Blumenthal, Karen.
Bootleg : Murder Moonshine and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
The little Sheppard -- Hot and cold water -- Home destroyers and defenders -- A nation divides -- War! -- Dry! -- Milk and moonshine -- Snorky and Scarface -- Wet, again.
154 p. 2011
  Cover Art: Spies of Mississippi : the True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement Bowers, Rick, 1952-
Spies of Mississippi : the True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.
vii, 120 p., [4] p. of plates 2010
  Cover Art: How They Choked : Failures Flops and Flaws of the Awfully Famous Bragg, Georgia
How They Choked : Failures Flops and Flaws of the Awfully Famous
Presents a humorous look at the flaws and foibles of some of the most famous personalities of history, including such figures as Marco Polo, George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Edison, and Amelia Earhart.
vi, 200 pages 2014
  Cover Art: How They Croaked : the Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous Bragg, Georgia
How They Croaked : the Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
184 p. 2011
  Cover Art: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass : the Story Behind an American Friendship Freedman, Russell.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass : the Story Behind an American Friendship
A clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history.
119 p. 2012
  Cover Art: The War to End All Wars : World War I Freedman, Russell.
The War to End All Wars : World War I
A narrative history of World War I for young readers that features archival photographs, and describes how advanced military weaponry impacted the course of the war.
176 p. 2010
  Cover Art: Scandalous! : 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (so You Can Impress Your Friends) Fryd, Hallie
Scandalous! : 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (so You Can Impress Your Friends)
"Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now."--from publisher's description
223 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Strange Fruit. Volume I Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History Gill, Joel Christian
Strange Fruit. Volume I Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History
A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.
172 pages 2014
  Cover Art: Disasters : Natural and Man-made Catastrophes Through the Centuries Guiberson, Brenda Z.
Disasters : Natural and Man-made Catastrophes Through the Centuries
"Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes ... Brenda Guiberson explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events."--barnesandnoble.com
228 p. 2010
  Cover Art: Titanic : Voices from the Disaster Hopkinson, Deborah.
Titanic : Voices from the Disaster
Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.
289 p. 2012
  Cover Art: The Jacobson, Sidney
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"We have some planes" -- The foundation of the new terrorism -- Counterterrorism evolves -- Responses to Al Qaeda's initial assaults -- Al Qaeda aims at the American homeland -- From threat to threat -- The attack looms -- "The system was blinking red" -- Heroism and horror -- Wartime -- Foresight, and hindsight -- What to do? A global strategy -- How to do it? A different way of organizing the government.
x, 133 p. 2006
  Cover Art: The Dark Game : True Spy Stories Janeczko, Paul B.
The Dark Game : True Spy Stories
From clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage, Janeczko uncovers two centuries' worth of true spy stories in U.S. history.
248 p. 2010
  Cover Art: We've Got a Job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March Levinson, Cynthia
We've Got a Job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March
176 p. 2012
  Cover Art: The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World Losure, Mary.
The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World
Relates the story of two early-twentieth-century cousins who believed they saw real fairies, created photographs using paper cutouts when they were teased by adult family members, and inadvertently drew the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a fellow believer.
184 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Wheels of Change : How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) Macy, Sue.
Wheels of Change : How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Explore the role the bicycle played in the women's liberation movement.
96 p. 2011
  Cover Art: Flesh & Blood so Cheap : the Triangle Fire and Its Legacy Marrin, Albert.
Flesh & Blood so Cheap : the Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
Provides a detailed account of the disastrous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 garment workers in 1911, and examines the impact of this event on the nation's working conditions and labor laws.
182 p. 2011
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