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  • We Are Power

    $18.99

    A Harry N. Abrams Title

    A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement

    We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Vaclav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question Why nonviolence? by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

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  • It Wasnt About Slavery

    $29.95

    The Great Lie of the Civil War

    If you think the Civil War was fought to end slavery, you’ve been duped.

    In fact, as distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham argues in his provocative new book, It Wasn’t About Slavery, no political party advocated freeing the slaves in the presidential election of 1860. The Republican Party platform opposed the expansion of slavery to the western states, but it did not embrace abolition.

    The real cause of the war was a dispute over money and self-determination.

    Before the Civil War, the South financed most of the federal government–because the federal government was funded by tariffs, which were paid disproportionately by the agricultural South that imported manufactured goods.

    Yet, most federal government spending and subsidies benefited the North. The South wanted a more limited federal government and lower tariffs–the ideals of Thomas Jefferson–and when the South could not get that, it opted for independence.

    Lincoln was unprepared when the Southern states seceded, and force was the only way to bring them–and their tariff money–back. That was the real cause of the war.

    A well-documented and compelling read by a master historian, It Wasn’t About Slavery will change the way you think about Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the cause and legacy of America’s momentous Civil War.

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  • It Wasnt About Slavery

    $29.95

    The Great Lie of the Civil War

    If you think the Civil War was fought to end slavery, you’ve been duped.

    In fact, as distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham argues in his provocative new book, It Wasn’t About Slavery, no political party advocated freeing the slaves in the presidential election of 1860. The Republican Party platform opposed the expansion of slavery to the western states, but it did not embrace abolition.

    The real cause of the war was a dispute over money and self-determination.

    Before the Civil War, the South financed most of the federal government–because the federal government was funded by tariffs, which were paid disproportionately by the agricultural South that imported manufactured goods.

    Yet, most federal government spending and subsidies benefited the North. The South wanted a more limited federal government and lower tariffs–the ideals of Thomas Jefferson–and when the South could not get that, it opted for independence.

    Lincoln was unprepared when the Southern states seceded, and force was the only way to bring them–and their tariff money–back. That was the real cause of the war.

    A well-documented and compelling read by a master historian, It Wasn’t About Slavery will change the way you think about Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the cause and legacy of America’s momentous Civil War.

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  • My Gr Words

    $5.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781087615981Sharon CoanBinding: Audio CDPublished: 2020Publisher: Shell Education/Teacher Created Materials

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  • Sam Houston And The Alamo Avengers (Large Type)

    $35.00

    The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

    In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America’s fight for Texas. While the story of the Alamo is familiar to most, few remember how Sam Houston led Texians after a crushing loss to a shocking victory that secured their freedom and paved the way for America’s growth.

    In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in a tiny adobe mission in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.

    The defeat galvanized the surviving Texians. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied–only to retreat time and time again. Having learned from the bloody battles that characterized his past, Houston knew it was poor strategy to aggressively retaliate. He held off until just one month after the massacre, when he and his army of underdog Texians soundly defeated Santa Anna’s troops in under eighteen minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, and in doing so won the independence for which so many had died.

    Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo–and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

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  • All The Powers On Earth 1856-1860

    $69.99

    In All the Powers of Earth, Lincoln’s incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos is newly revealed through the great biographer’s extraordinary research and literary style.

    After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the frontrunner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party’s nomination.

    All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation’s history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity.

    All the Powers of Earth cements Sidney Blumenthal as the definitive Lincoln biographer.

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  • Pioneers : The Heroic Story Of The Settlers Who Brought The American Ideal

    $29.99

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story-the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.

    As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.

    McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them.

    Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy.

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  • Aging Brain : Proven Steps To Prevent Dementia And Sharpen Your Mind (Unabridged

    $19.98

    While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging–including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others–are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age.

    Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer’s, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods.

    For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.

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  • I Said I Could And I Did Updated Edition 2nd Edition (Unabridged)

    $14.95

    Nellie Bly, the pioneering woman journalist whose breathtaking adventures literally took her around the world. Navy Admiral Grace Hopper, the quotable computer genius who led the way into the age of high technology. George Gershwin, who composed musical masterpieces, and his lyricist friend, E.Y. Harburg (The Wizard of Oz and more). Langston Hughes, whose belief in possibilities drove him to overcome racism and write immortal poetry. Charles Steinmetz, the scientific genius with a giant heart lodged in a body four feed tall. Harry Truman, whose boyhood readings in history later guided his own history-making decisions as President of the United States.

    These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder at the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness.

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  • Odyssey Of Echo Company

    $29.99

    A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon’s fight for survival during the Vietnam War-whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions of American families touched by this war.

    On a single night, January 31, 1968, as many as 100,000 soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army attacked thirty-six cities throughout South Vietnam, hoping to topple the government and dislodge American forces. Forty young American soldiers of an army reconnaissance platoon (Echo Company, 1/501) of the 101st Airborne Division and hailing from small farms, beach towns, and such big cities as Chicago and Los Angeles are suddenly thrust into savage combat, having been in-country only a few weeks. Their battles against both North Vietnamese Army soldiers and toughened Viet Cong guerillas are relentless, often hand-to-hand, and waged night and day across landing zones, rice paddies, hamlets, and dense jungle. The exhausting day-to-day existence, which involves ambushes on both sides, grueling gun battles, and heroic rescues of wounded comrades, forges the group into a lifelong brotherhood. The Odyssey of Echo Company is about the young men who survived this epic span, and centers on the searing experiences of one of them, Stanley Parker, who is wounded three times during the fighting.

    When the young men come home, some encounter a country that doesn’t understand what they have suffered and survived. Many of them fall silent, knowing that few of their countrymen want to hear the remarkable story they have lived to tell-until now. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews, dozens of personal letters written in the combat zone, Pentagon after-action reports, and travel to the battle sites with some of the soldiers (who meet their Vietnamese counterpart), and augmented by detailed maps and remarkable combat zone photographs, The Odyssey of Echo Company breaks through the wall of time to recount ordinary young American men in an extraordinary time in America and confirms Doug Stanton’s prominence as an unparalleled storyteller of our age.

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  • Last Fighter Pilot

    $19.95

    From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender.

    Bestselling author Don Brown ( Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over–but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America’s last living World War II veterans.

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  • Last Fighter Pilot

    $24.95

    From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender.

    Bestselling author Don Brown ( Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over–but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America’s last living World War II veterans.

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  • Last Fighter Pilot Library Edition

    $30.00

    From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender.

    Bestselling author Don Brown ( Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over–but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America’s last living World War II veterans.

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  • Ice Ghosts : The Epic Hunt For The Lost Franklin Expedition (Unabridged)

    $34.95

    Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845 — whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice — with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship’s wreck in 2014.

    Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, the hazards they encountered, the reasons they were forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization, and the decades of searching that turned up only rumors of cannibalism and a few scattered papers and bones — until a combination of faith in Inuit lore and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.

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  • Quartermaster Montgomery C Meigs Lincolns General Master Builder Of The Uni

    $42.99

    General Montgomery C. Meigs, who built the Union Army, was judged by Lincoln, Seward, and Stanton to be the indispensable architect of the Union victory. Civil War historian James McPherson calls Meigs the unsung hero of northern victory.

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  • Angelic Music The Story Of Benjamin Franklins Glass Armonica

    $37.99

    In Angelic Music, Corey Mead brings Benjamin Franklin’s favorite invention-the glass armonica-back to the public eye, telling the compelling, fascinating story of its origins.

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  • Bearing False Witness (Unabridged)

    $19.99

    As we all know and as many of our well-established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history, Pope Pius XII was anti-Semitic and rightfully called Hitler’s Pope, the Dark Ages were a stunting of the progress of knowledge to be redeemed only by the secular spirit of the Enlightenment, and the religious Crusades were an early example of the rapacious Western thirst for riches and power. But what if these long-held beliefs were all wrong? In this stunning, powerful, and ultimately persuasive book, Rodney Stark, one of the most highly regarded sociologists of religion and the bestselling author of The Rise of Christianity, argues that some of our most firmly held ideas about history, ideas that paint the Catholic Church in the least positive light are, in fact, fiction. Why have we held these wrongheaded ideas so strongly and for so long? And if our beliefs are wrong, what, in fact, is the truth? In each chapter, Stark takes on a well-established anti-Catholic myth, gives a fascinating history of how each myth became the conventional wisdom, and presents a startling picture of the real truth.

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  • Bearing False Witness (Unabridged)

    $29.99

    As we all know and as many of our well-established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history, Pope Pius XII was anti-Semitic and rightfully called Hitler’s Pope, the Dark Ages were a stunting of the progress of knowledge to be redeemed only by the secular spirit of the Enlightenment, and the religious Crusades were an early example of the rapacious Western thirst for riches and power. But what if these long-held beliefs were all wrong? In this stunning, powerful, and ultimately persuasive book, Rodney Stark, one of the most highly regarded sociologists of religion and the bestselling author of The Rise of Christianity, argues that some of our most firmly held ideas about history, ideas that paint the Catholic Church in the least positive light are, in fact, fiction. Why have we held these wrongheaded ideas so strongly and for so long? And if our beliefs are wrong, what, in fact, is the truth? In each chapter, Stark takes on a well-established anti-Catholic myth, gives a fascinating history of how each myth became the conventional wisdom, and presents a startling picture of the real truth.

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  • Surviving Depression : A Catholic Approach (Unabridged)

    $21.95

    Embark on a journey of faithful hope and spiritual healing with best-selling author Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP. Updated contemporary, international, national, and ecclesial acknowledgements provide a grounded reality with which to approach depression. Prompted by theological and sociological concerns, this spiritual companion operates from the Catholic tradition but extends into the biological, psychological, environmental, and genetic components of depression. An entirely new section, 8 Steps to Inner Peace, offers insightful scriptural reflections and a step-by-step practical guide to finding peace.

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  • Year Of Lear Shakespeare In 1606

    $34.99

    In the years leading up to 1606, since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare’s great productivity had ebbed, and it may have seemed to some that his prolific genius was a thing of the past. But that year, at age forty-two, he found his footing again, finishing a play he had begun the previous autumn-King Lear-then writing two other great tragedies, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. The Year of Lear sheds light on these three great tragedies by placing them in the context of their times, while also allowing us greater insight into how Shakespeare was personally touched by such events as a terrible outbreak of plague and growing religious divisions. For anyone interested in Shakespeare, this is an indispensable book.

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  • Churchills Trial : Winston Churchill And The Salvation Of Free Government (Unabr

    $20.99

    A penetrating look at the necessity of constitutional limits upon government and exceptional men to lead those governments, uniquely taken by overlaying the life and writings of Winston Churchill with the American experiment.

    Churchill faced his own death, often and bravely. He led millions of people who did the same. Why did he and they do these things, things which we still remember and honor them for doing?

    Many think Churchill’s achievements during the greatest period in his life, the Second World War, called out an aspect of his character and ability suited for that unique circumstance but not for most others in which he lived. Churchill’s Trial is an attempt to discover that something. Active in politics for 55 years that spanned the most traumatic events so far in history: the greatest wars, the greatest depression, the greatest political transformations, the greatest social upheavals, the greatest advancements of technology and therefore of human power, Churchill left one of the richest records about his life and actions.

    Today we all face obstacles and necessities and we all spend much of our time doing things that we must do, often things we would rather not do. For the statesman, these things are both numerous and grave: numerous, because peoples and the matters that concern them are myriad; grave, because they involve justice and injustice, life and death. To cope with them is a special capacity and art. The ability to cope with them is constantly and urgently required, but those who can do it at a high level are not common. There are lessons to be learned both positive and negative, from Churchill’s life and leadership that can help us to live our own lives, cope with our own problems, and serve the cause of our own country as it appears today.

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  • Churchills Trial : Winston Churchill And The Salvation Of Free Government

    $22.99

    A penetrating look at the necessity of constitutional limits upon government and exceptional men to lead those governments, uniquely taken by overlaying the life and writings of Winston Churchill with the American experiment.

    Churchill faced his own death, often and bravely. He led millions of people who did the same. Why did he and they do these things, things which we still remember and honor them for doing?

    Many think Churchill’s achievements during the greatest period in his life, the Second World War, called out an aspect of his character and ability suited for that unique circumstance but not for most others in which he lived. Churchill’s Trial is an attempt to discover that something. Active in politics for 55 years that spanned the most traumatic events so far in history: the greatest wars, the greatest depression, the greatest political transformations, the greatest social upheavals, the greatest advancements of technology and therefore of human power, Churchill left one of the richest records about his life and actions.

    Today we all face obstacles and necessities and we all spend much of our time doing things that we must do, often things we would rather not do. For the statesman, these things are both numerous and grave: numerous, because peoples and the matters that concern them are myriad; grave, because they involve justice and injustice, life and death. To cope with them is a special capacity and art. The ability to cope with them is constantly and urgently required, but those who can do it at a high level are not common. There are lessons to be learned both positive and negative, from Churchill’s life and leadership that can help us to live our own lives, cope with our own problems, and serve the cause of our own country as it appears today.

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  • Theodore And Woodrow (Unabridged)

    $14.99

    Either the Constitution means what it says, or it doesn’t. America’s founding fathers considered liberty a basic part of our nature – something to be guarded, not usurped by the federal government. As a result, they enshrined separation of powers and guarantees of freedom in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But a little over a hundred years after America’s founding, those God-given rights were laid siege by two presidents – Republican Theodore Roosevelt and Democrat Woodrow Wilson – who cared more about the advancement of progressive, redistributionist ideology than the principles on which the country was founded. No one understands and articulates their disastrous impact better than constitutional scholar, former state Superior Court judge, and Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. In Theodore and Woodrow, he reveals how they engineered and oversaw the greatest shift in power in American history. Where once authority resided in individuals and states, Roosevelt and Wilson vested it in a bloated, overreaching federal bureaucracy. Their destructive legacy still dominates the nation in the form of the progressive income tax, state-prescribed compulsory education, the Federal Reserve, perpetual wars, and the constant encroachment of a government that coddles special interests and discourages true marketplace competition. Today, inescapable bureaucracy invades virtually all aspects of public and private life. Pegging Roosevelt and Wilson as ideologues bent on using the presidency to redistribute wealth, regulate personal behavior, and consolidate federal power, Judge Napolitano exposes the intellectually arrogant, autocratic, even racist impulses that drove them to poison the American constitutional system. Anyone concerned about civil, economic, or individual liberty will find Judge Napolitano’s expose informative, infuriating, and indispensable.

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  • Truman (Abridged)

    $14.99

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian-now available from Encore for a great value!

    The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters-Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson-and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man-a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined-but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.

    The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur.

    Drawing on archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary man from Missouri who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

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  • Wright Brothers : Epic Story Of The Wright Brothers (Unabridged)

    $29.99

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

    On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright’s Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world.

    Sons of an itinerant preacher and a mother who died young, Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in a small side street in Dayton, Ohio, in a house that lacked indoor plumbing and electricity but was filled with books and a love of learning. The brothers ran a bicycle shop that allowed them to earn enough money to pursue their mission in life: flight. In the 1890s flying was beginning to advance beyond the glider stage, but there were major technical challenges that the Wrights were determined to solve. They traveled to North Carolina’s remote Outer Banks to test their plane because there they found three indispensable conditions: constant winds, soft surfaces for landings, and privacy.

    Flying was exceedingly dangerous; the Wrights risked their lives every time they flew in the years that followed. Orville nearly died in a crash in 1908, before he was nursed back to health by his sister, Katharine, an unsung and important part of the brothers’ success and of McCullough’s book. Despite their achievement, the Wrights could not convince the US government to take an interest in their plane until after they demonstrated its success in France, where the government instantly understood the importance of their achievement. Now, in this revelatory book, master historian David McCullough draws on nearly 1,000 letters of family correspondence-plus diaries, notebooks, and family scrapbooks in the Library of Congress-to tell the full story of the Wright brothers and their heroic achievement.

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  • Horizons Preschool Sing Along CD

    $8.95

    Put a song of praise in your child’s heart! With the Horizons Preschool Sing Along Music CD, your preschooler will learn 17 fun-filled, God-honoring songs such as Say to the Lord I Love You. The Sing Along Music CD is included in theHorizons Preschool Curriculum and compliments lessons 1-180. Can also be used independently.

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  • Voices Of The Pacific

    $32.95

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call comes true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum-and their marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division

    Chronicling the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific theater of operations, Voices of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Bergin, and Chuck Tatum-and their marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division.

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  • Voices Of The Pacific

    $29.95

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call comes true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum-and their marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division

    Chronicling the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific theater of operations, Voices of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Bergin, and Chuck Tatum-and their marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division.

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  • Across Gods Frontiers (Unabridged)

    $29.95

    A comprehensive history of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters in the American West.

    Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West to provide social services, education, and medical assistance. Moving west introduced major changes for these women, including public employment and unconventional monastic lives. This book traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West. It also shows how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women’s power. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new circumstances and immersed themselves in rugged environments, the West shaped them; and through their labors and charities, they in turn shaped the West.

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  • Across Gods Frontiers

    $32.95

    A comprehensive history of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters in the American West.

    Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West to provide social services, education, and medical assistance. Moving west introduced major changes for these women, including public employment and unconventional monastic lives. This book traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West. It also shows how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women’s power. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new circumstances and immersed themselves in rugged environments, the West shaped them; and through their labors and charities, they in turn shaped the West.

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  • Spiritual Heritage Of The United States Capitol

    $9.95

    Hosted by WallBuilders’ founder David Barton, this private, audio tour of America’s Capitol reveals the spiritual significance of the structure’s statues and artwork. Along with several historical reenactments, the presentation offers an exclusive look at some of the most notable events in American history. Our Spiritual Heritage book serves as a companion to the CD and provides information that will enrich self-guided tours of the Capitol.

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  • Spirit Of The American Revolution And Americas Birthday 2 CD Set

    $9.95

    Be inspired by the sacrifice our nation’s Founders invested to gain and preserve liberty. Celebrate the bold faith in God that fueled them onward to the recognition of their vision.

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  • LifePac Electives Spanish 1 CD Set

    $22.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780740320071Binding: Audio CDPublished: 2011LifePac ElectivesPublisher: Alpha Omega Publications

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  • Drive Time Spanish Beginner Level

    $21.99

    Learn Spanish while running errands, commuting or even while working out! This Spanish language course is easy and convenient in an all-audio format.

    Drive Time Spanish is the easiest way to learn Spanish vocabulary, to learn Spanish grammar, to learn Spanish pronunciation, conversation and even Spanish culture – all without a book. The experts at Living Language have created a course that includes four hours of language lessons on four CDs that you can use anywhere and anytime. Learn Spanish while you’re driving to work, taking a trip with the family, or even while jogging! Drive Time Spanish is a simple and convenient Spanish language course that includes:
    *4 compact discs with conversational lessons – practice listening and speaking Spanish naturally
    *Plenty of pronunciation exercises, simple explanations, examples, and real conversational practice
    *A 64-page student handbook with Spanish vocabulary lists, dialogue scripts, and a grammar summary for reference

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  • Horse Soldiers : The Extraordinary Story Of A Band Of US Soldiers Who Rode (Abri

    $29.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.

    Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential to defeat their opponent throughout the country.

    The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city, and the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban regime had been overthrown.

    Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed by the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for their lives in the city’s immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the entire effort to outmaneuver the Taliban was likely doomed.

    Deeply researched and beautifully written, Stanton’s account of the Americans’ quest to liberate an oppressed people touches the mythic. The soldiers on horses combined ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat. Moreover, their careful effort to win the hearts of local townspeople proved a valuable lesson for America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan.

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  • John Adams Movie Tie In (Unabridged)

    $59.95

    In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as out of his senses; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history.

    This is history on a grand scale — a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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  • Einstein : His Life And Universe (Unabridged)

    $49.95

    The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush as Einstein.

    How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how Einstein’s scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Einstein explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk-a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate-became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.

    Einstein, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller, is a brilliantly acclaimed account of the most influential scientist of the twentieth century, an illuminating delight (The New York Times). The basis for the National Geographic series Genius, by the author of The Innovators, Steve Jobs, and Benjamin Franklin, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

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  • Relaxed Homeschooling Workshop Series

    $49.95

    This cd set offers a complete overview of relaxed homeschooling. It contains the following workshops:
    1. Overview/Mary’s family stories
    2. Setting goals/relaxed record keeping
    3. How to look more like a family, less like a school/ Overview of elementary methods and materials
    4. Reading & Writing the Natural Way/Using Children’s Literature
    5. Methods of social studies & science
    6. Taking the Frustration out of Math Incorporating music, art, & drama into your home school
    7. Working with middle schoolers
    8. Working with High Schoolers (includes information about preparing for college).

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  • Elementary Greek Year 1 Audio Companion

    $8.95

    Single Disc

    Additional Info
    Pronunciation & Listening Guide

    This CD provides a guide to pronouncing the Greek letters and words you will encounter during your study of Elementary Greek, Year One. The audio companion includes all of the the letters, words, phrases, and grammatical forms from the textbook. Practice listening and repeating Greek words and sounds along with the text.

    Listen to this audio companion often to practice hearing and recognizing the Greek words, endings, and phrases you will learn in the text.

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  • 1776 (Unabridged)

    $49.95

    America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.

    In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence-when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

    Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King’s men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.

    Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.

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  • Island Of Blue Dolphins

    $19.95

    In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.

    This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building a shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

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  • Its Your Money Isnt It

    $29.95

    6 CDs

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    In this set of CDs, a Christian attorney discusses the biblical principles of money management on twelve 28-minute presentations on six digitally mastered CDs.

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  • Great Bridge : The Epic Story Of The Building Of The Brooklyn Bridge (Anniversar

    $39.95

    The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.

    This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism-a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible.

    In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

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  • Number The Stars

    $25.00

    Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are relocated, Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.

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  • LifePac Electives Spanish 2 Complete Set With CDs

    $99.95

    This program begins with an intense grammar review in preparation for the second year of foreign language study. Your student has had enough experience with Spanish to now undertake a more thorough investigation of the language. Numerous activities will provide comprehensive practice in all skill areas: speech, writing, listening, and reading. CDs are required for listening and comprehension skills. Appropriate for Grades 9-12.
    This complete set contains all 10 Lifepac workbooks, the Teacher’s Guide with answer and test keys, and 2 corresponding CDs that include conversation practice and vocabulary exercises.

    Workbook titles include:
    *Grammar Review
    *Past Tenses
    *Prepositions
    *Expressing Possession
    *Passive Voice
    *Comparisons
    *Verb Tenses
    *Past Participle
    *Imperative Mood
    *Subjective Mood

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  • Path Between The Seas

    $39.95

    The National Book Award-winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

    Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Division Rap

    $9.99

    For use with or without Learning Wrapups
    The fun way to learn division
    Covers all basic division facts 1/1 through 200/10, all facts covered in random order.

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Multiplication Rap

    $9.99

    For use with or without Learning Wrapups
    The fun way to learn multiplication
    Covers all basic multiplication facts 1×1 through 10×12, all facts covered in random order.

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Subtraction Rap

    $9.99

    For use with or without Learning Wrapups
    The fun way to learn subtracttion
    Covers all basic subtraction facts 2-1 through 10-12, all facts covered in random order.

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  • Learning Wrap Ups Addition Rap

    $9.99

    For use with or without Learning Wrapups
    The fun way to learn addition
    Covers all basic addition facts 1+1 through 10+12, all facts covered in random order.

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  • Light And The Glory (Unabridged)

    $32.95

    Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? The Light and the Glory answers these questions, and many, many more. As we look at our nation’s history from God’s point of view, we begin to have an idea of how much we owe a very few-and how much is still at stake.

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  • Keys To Good Government

    $9.95

    In recent years, American governemnt has been plagued with a burgeoning number of scandals and corrupt public officials, yet for almost two centuries American government had been characterized as sound and morally untainted. What caused the change? Unfortunately, we disregarded and lost much of the specific advice given to us by those distinguished men who formed our original government. Discover the keys to a good government by investigating the wise counsel and instruction given to use by leaders like William Penn, Benjamin Rush, Noah Webster, John Witherspoon, John Adams, Fisher Ames, George Washington, and many others. The information in this presentation not only stands in stark contrast tomany contemporary teachings surrounding civic responsibilities, it also shows how we as Americans can reclaim the quality of government we once enjoyed. 2 CDs.

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  • Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of Th (Una

    $49.95

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.

    In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

    Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century.

    High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.

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