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Monticello (ENHANCED eBook)
  • Author : Julia Hargrove
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 2005-03-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 1429112794

Summary: Most people agree that Thomas Jefferson was a genius. He holds a firm place as one of the greatest Americans in history. How much do your students know about this author of the Declaration of Independence and former President of the United States? This book will help them understand why he is so important to our country’s political history. They will study his early life, his fondness for gadgets, his contributions to the American Revolution, his theory of government, the ups and downs of his presidency and, of course, his home and architectual masterpiece Monticello. Students will also read the Declaration of Independence and answer questions to help them understand it. Review questions are provided for each section of study. Also included are internet research ideas, multiple intelligences activities and an answer key.


Meet the Presidents (ENHANCED eBook)
  • Author : Cindy Barden
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN Code: 1429111208

Summary: Students will learn about the election process, fascinating facts about the men who held the office of President of the United States, as well as significant events during their lives and terms. Use this creative resource to support your lessons and bring these important historical figures to life. Barack Obama included.


Meet the First Ladies (ENHANCED eBook)
  • Author : Cindy Barden
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 1429111216

Summary: In Meet the First Ladies, your students will find a biographical sketch with detailed information, followed by questions for discussion and research. A page focusing on some aspect of life in the time is also included. Students will learn that not every First Lady was a wife (daughters and relatives also filled the role), how Martha Jefferson made soap, the identity of the first baby born in the White House, who rode down the White House stairs on a cookie sheet and much, much more!


Great States! (ENHANCED eBook)
  • Author : Cindy Barden
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 1995-03-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1429111143

Summary: Treat your students to an exciting hot air balloon ride across the USA. There's lots to see and do as each state is visited (the District of Columbia, too), its history and geography explored, and fascinating facts explained. There are map activities, places and physical features to identify, and topics for further investigation. There are parks, lakes, mountains and swamps to discover as well as the thousands of plants and animals that share our land and water. This product has been selected by a national panel of classroom teachers as a winner of Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award.


Mount Rushmore (ENHANCED eBook)
  • Author : Julia Hargrove
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release Date : 2002-03-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 142911214X

Summary: The largest figures of any statue in the world are located in the tribute to four great American Presidents known as Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The head of Washington is about 60 feet (18 m) high--to the scale of a person 465 feet (142 m) tall! From Doane Robinson's dream of a South Dakota monument to Western heroes to Gutzon Borglum's eternal tribute to a nation dedicated to democracy, the story of Mount Rushmore is a fascinating study in history, politics, personalities and perseverance.


Saving Monticello
  • Author : Marc Leepson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-03-06
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 074322602X

Summary: When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, his beloved "essay in architecture," was sold to the highest bidder. Saving Monticello offers the first complete post-Jefferson history of this American icon and reveals the amazing story of how one Jewish family saved the house that became a family home to them for 89 years -- longer than it ever was to the Jeffersons. With a dramatic narrative sweep across generations, Marc Leepson vividly recounts the turbulent saga of this fabled estate. Twice the house came to the brink of ruin, and twice it was saved, by two different generations of the Levy family. United by a fierce love of country, they venerated the Founding Fathers for establishing a religiously tolerant and democratic nation where their family had thrived since the founding of the Georgia colony in 1733, largely free of the persecutions and prejudices of the Old World. Monticello's first savior was the mercurial U.S. Navy Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, a colorful and controversial sailor, celebrated for his successful campaign to ban flogging in the Navy and excoriated for his stubborn willfulness. Prompted in 1833 by the Marquis de Lafayette's inquiry about "the most beautiful house in America," Levy discovered that Jefferson's mansion had fallen into a miserable state of decay. Acquiring the ruined estate and committing his considerable resources to its renewal, he began what became a tumultuous nine-decade relationship between his family and Jefferson's home. After passing from Levy control at the time of the commodore's death, Monticello fell once more into hard times, cattle being housed on its first floor and grain in its once elegant upper rooms. Again, remarkably, a member of the Levy family came to the rescue. Uriah's nephew, the aptly named Jefferson Monroe Levy, a three-term New York congressman and wealthy real estate and stock speculator, gained possession in 1879. After Jefferson Levy poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into its repair and upkeep, his chief reward was to face a vicious national campaign, with anti-Semitic overtones, to expropriate the house and turn it over to the government. Only after the campaign had failed, with Levy declaring that he would sell Monticello only when the White House itself was offered for sale, did Levy relinquish it to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1923. Rich with memorable, larger-than-life characters, beginning with Thomas Jefferson himself, the story is cast with such figures as James Turner Barclay, a messianic visionary who owned the house from 1831 to 1834; the fiery Uriah Levy, he of the six courts-martial and teenage wife; the colorful Confederate Colonel Benjamin Franklin Ficklin, who controlled Monticello during the Civil War; and the eccentric, high-living, deal-making egoist Jefferson Monroe Levy. Pulling back the veil of history to reveal a story we thought we knew, Saving Monticello establishes this most American of houses as more truly reflective of the American experience than has ever been fully appreciated.


Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello
  • Author : Cynthia A. Kierner
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN Code: 080788250X

Summary: As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's life story reveals the privileges and limits of celebrity and shows that women were able to venture beyond their domestic roles in surprising ways. Following her mother's death, Patsy lived in Paris with her father and later served as hostess at the President's House and at Monticello. Her marriage to Thomas Mann Randolph, a member of Congress and governor of Virginia, was often troubled. She and her eleven children lived mostly at Monticello, greeting famous guests and debating issues ranging from a woman's place to slavery, religion, and democracy. And later, after her family's financial ruin, Patsy became a fixture in Washington society during Andrew Jackson's presidency. In this extraordinary biography, Kierner offers a unique look at American history from the perspective of this intelligent, tactfully assertive woman.


Haunted Monticello, Florida
  • Author : Betty Davis
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-05-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN Code: 1625841558

Summary: Discover the paranormal past of this Panhandle town . . . photos included! Monticello might sometimes seem like a quiet Florida panhandle town, but its history tells of a ghostly past stretching back to the early nineteenth century. Discover the stories behind the old blacksmith’s forge on Jefferson Street—where the chilling sounds of metal striking metal still ring out across the town—and the Hanging Tree, forever haunted by the ghosts of executed outlaws and lost Confederate soldiers. The Monticello Historical district contains over forty buildings dating back to the nineteenth century, and it is said that one out of every three buildings are haunted. Join local haunted tour guide Betty Davis and Big Bend Ghost Trackers as they reveal the amazing history of Monticello’s spookiest spots.


Sally of Monticello
  • Author : N. M. Ledgin
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN Code: 9781479132416

Summary: Teenaged Sally Hemings, mixed-race slave and sister-in-law to widower Thomas Jefferson, captured his heart while serving his daughters in Paris where he was U.S. Minister. It was there a 38-year relationship began.The historical novel, Sally of Monticello: Founding Mother, by Jefferson lecturer N.M. Ledgin, portrays a bright, assertive woman. She resolved his “inner conflict,” according to historian Winthrop D. Jordan, by ridding him of “high tension concerning women and Negroes.” Ledgin based the novel's timeline on Jefferson's precise recordkeeping and collection of letters.Controversy over the affair and over recent DNA findings continues to fuel books and articles. Sally decided voluntarily to return with Jefferson from slavery-free France to Virginia. They had several children who went free, and they left a mixed-race legacy now woven into the fabric of the nation.This novel is an illuminating take on history. It is filled with emotion and adventure in the voice of a self-educated, sacrificing woman, whose passionate love and devotion helped guide one of our founding fathers.


Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : R. B. Bernstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN Code: 0195169115

Summary: A short biography of Thomas Jefferson covers such topics as his life as a Virginia gentleman, his passionate belief in democracy, his defense of slavery, his relationship with Sally Hemings, and his contributions to America as a writer, inventor, and party leader.


Escape from Monticello
  • Author : Steven K. Smith
  • Publisher : Virginia Mysteries
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN Code: 9781947881129

Summary: Letters in a mysterious journal between two sisters describe a lost collection and a missing treasure. As Sam, Derek, and Caitlin realize the letters were from Thomas Jefferson's granddaughters, they set out to do what they do best--solve the mystery! When the journal is stolen, the kids are forced to hunt down clues by following Jefferson's footsteps to The University of Virginia, his mountaintop home of Monticello, and a little-known retreat called Poplar Forest. But this isn't a typical walk through history. Someone from the kids' past is lurking in the shadows, bent on revenge and threatening to take much more than just the treasure. Escape from Monticello is the eighth book in The Virginia Mysteries series. The story is the perfect complement to social studies units, field trips, and family vacations related to Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, and Jack Jouett.


Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War
  • Author : Michael Kranish
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0199745900

Summary: When Thomas Jefferson wrote his epitaph, he listed as his accomplishments his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia statute of religious freedom, and his founding of the University of Virginia. He did not mention his presidency or that he was second governor of the state of Virginia, in the most trying hours of the Revolution. Dumas Malone, author of the epic six-volume biography, wrote that the events of this time explain Jefferson's "character as a man of action in a serious emergency." Joseph Ellis, author of American Sphinx, focuses on other parts of Jefferson's life but wrote that his actions as governor "toughened him on the inside." It is this period, when Jefferson was literally tested under fire, that Michael Kranish illuminates in Flight from Monticello. Filled with vivid, precisely observed scenes, this book is a sweeping narrative of clashing armies--of spies, intrigue, desperate moments, and harrowing battles. The story opens with the first murmurs of resistance to Britain, as the colonies struggled under an onerous tax burden and colonial leaders--including Jefferson--fomented opposition to British rule. Kranish captures the tumultuous outbreak of war, the local politics behind Jefferson's actions in the Continental Congress (and his famous Declaration), and his rise to the governorship. Jefferson's life-long belief in the corrupting influence of a powerful executive led him to advocate for a weak governorship, one that lacked the necessary powers to raise an army. Thus, Virginia was woefully unprepared for the invading British troops who sailed up the James under the direction of a recently turned Benedict Arnold. Facing rag-tag resistance, the British force took the colony with very little trouble. The legislature fled the capital, and Jefferson himself narrowly eluded capture twice. Kranish describes Jefferson's many stumbles as he struggled to respond to the invasion, and along the way, the author paints an intimate portrait of Jefferson, illuminating his quiet conversations, his family turmoil, and his private hours at Monticello. "Jefferson's record was both remarkable and unsatisfactory, filled with contradictions," writes Kranish. As a revolutionary leader who felt he was unqualified to conduct a war, Jefferson never resolved those contradictions--but, as Kranish shows, he did learn lessons during those dark hours that served him all his life.


  • Author : Lucia C. Stanton
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN Code: 0813932238

Summary: Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way to a more complex view of Monticello as a working plantation, the success of which was made possible by the work of slaves. At the center of this transition has been the work of Lucia "Cinder" Stanton, recognized as the leading interpreter of Jefferson’s life as a planter and master and of the lives of his slaves and their descendants. This volume represents the first attempt to pull together Stanton’s most important writings on slavery at Monticello and beyond. Stanton’s pioneering work deepened our understanding of Jefferson without demonizing him. But perhaps even more important is the light her writings have shed on the lives of the slaves at Monticello. Her detailed reconstruction for modern readers of slaves’ lives vividly reveals their active roles in the creation of Monticello and a dynamic community previously unimagined. The essays collected here address a rich variety of topics, from family histories (including the Hemingses) to the temporary slave community at Jefferson’s White House to stories of former slaves’ lives after Monticello. Each piece is characterized by Stanton’s deep knowledge of her subject and by her determination to do justice to both Jefferson and his slaves. Published in association with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.


Jefferson and Hamilton
  • Author : John Ferling
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1608195430

Summary: A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.


Bobcat
  • Author : Kevin Hansen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 0195183037

Summary: Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines are advancing towards extinction? The book explains how scientists apply the latest in wildlife research technology to probe this diminutive predator's habits and behavior. The reader is invited inside the bobcat's world to see how they hunt, kill prey, raise their young, coexist with humans, and deftly navigate the endless obstacles to survival. --publisher's description.


Madison and Jefferson
  • Author : Andrew Burstein,Nancy Isenberg
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN Code: 0812979001

Summary: A provocative analysis of the historically pivotal friendship between the third and fourth presidents offers insight into their complex characters while presenting a sobering assessment of how politics were conducted in the country's early years.


Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-08
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 0486137902

Summary: Detailed account of this man's remarkable life: as governor of Virginia, years in Paris, as Washington's secretary of state, life in retirement, and more. First draft of the Declaration of Independence is included.


Lay this Body Down
  • Author : Gregory A. Freeman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: African Americans
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: "As this true story unfolds, each detail seems more shocking: a young man forced to methodically kill his friends; his calm, unresisting compliance; men chained together, two by two, weighted down with rocks, and slowly driven to the bridges where they would be thrown over, alive and terrified; men ordered to dig their own graves."--BOOK JACKET.


Jefferson's Daughters
  • Author : Catherine Kerrison
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1101886269

Summary: The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters--two white and free, one black and enslaved--and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris--a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonnières are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery--apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when they were in their teens, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. She has interviewed Hemings family descendants (and, with their cooperation, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself. The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America--and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers. "Beautifully written . . . To a nuanced study of Jefferson's two white daughters, Martha and Maria, [Kerrison] innovatively adds a discussion of his only enslaved daughter, Harriet Hemings."--The New York Times Book Review


Getting Started with p5.js
  • Author : Lauren McCarthy,Casey Reas,Ben Fry
  • Publisher : Maker Media, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN Code: 145718673X

Summary: With p5.js, you can think of your entire Web browser as your canvas for sketching with code! Learn programming the fun way--by sketching with interactive computer graphics! Getting Started with p5.js contains techniques that can be applied to creating games, animations, and interfaces. p5.js is a new interpretation of Processing written in JavaScript that makes it easy to interact with HTML5 objects, including text, input, video, webcam, and sound. Like its older sibling Processing, p5.js makes coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners. Written by the lead p5.js developer and the founders of Processing, this book provides an introduction to the creative possibilities of today's Web, using JavaScript and HTML. With Getting Started with p5.js, you'll: Quickly learn programming basics, from variables to objects Understand the fundamentals of computer graphics Create interactive graphics with easy-to-follow projects Learn to apply data visualization techniques Capture and manipulate webcam audio and video feeds in the browser


The World's Fastest Man
  • Author : Michael Kranish
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1501192590

Summary: In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure—the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world’s fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era. In the 1890s, the nation’s promise of equality had failed spectacularly. While slavery had ended with the Civil War, the Jim Crow laws still separated blacks from whites, and the excesses of the Gilded Age created an elite upper class. Amidst this world arrived Major Taylor, a young black man who wanted to compete in the nation’s most popular and mostly white man’s sport, cycling. Birdie Munger, a white cyclist who once was the world’s fastest man, declared that he could help turn the young black athlete into a champion. Twelve years before boxer Jack Johnson and fifty years before baseball player Jackie Robinson, Taylor faced racism at nearly every turn—especially by whites who feared he would disprove their stereotypes of blacks. In The World’s Fastest Man, years in the writing, investigative journalist Michael Kranish reveals new information about Major Taylor based on a rare interview with his daughter and other never-before-uncovered details from Taylor’s life. Kranish shows how Taylor indeed became a world champion, traveled the world, was the toast of Paris, and was one of the most chronicled black men of his day. From a moment in time just before the arrival of the automobile when bicycles were king, the populace was booming with immigrants, and enormous societal changes were about to take place, The World’s Fastest Man shines a light on a dramatic moment in American history—the gateway to the twentieth century.


Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Jon Meacham
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 759
  • ISBN Code: 0812979486

Summary: Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.



Historians on Hamilton
  • Author : Renee C. Romano,Claire Bond Potter
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-09
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN Code: 0813590337

Summary: America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton? And how is the show itself making history? Historians on Hamilton brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of America’s history. The contributors examine what the musical got right, what it got wrong, and why it matters. Does Hamilton’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers misrepresent our nation’s past, or does it offer a bold positive vision for our nation’s future? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim? Perfect for students, teachers, theatre fans, hip-hop heads, and history buffs alike, these short and lively essays examine why Hamilton became an Obama-era sensation and consider its continued relevance in the age of Trump. Whether you are a fan or a skeptic, you will come away from this collection with a new appreciation for the meaning and importance of the Hamilton phenomenon.


A Book for All Readers
  • Author : Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN Code: 3752422831

Summary: Reproduction of the original: A Book for All Readers by Ainsworth Rand Spofford


Living History
  • Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2004-04-19
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN Code: 9780743222259

Summary: The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.


Brave Companions
  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1416561234

Summary: From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.


The Book of the National Parks
  • Author : Robert Sterling Yard
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 4041
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: "The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Epic Tomatoes
  • Author : Craig LeHoullier
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-16
  • Category: Gardening
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1612122094

Summary: Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to various pests and tomato diseases, explaining how best to avoid them. With beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout, Epic Tomatoes celebrates one of the most versatile and delicious crops in your garden.


Twilight at Monticello
  • Author : Alan Pell Crawford
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN Code: 0812969464

Summary: A study of Thomas Jefferson's retirement years at Monticello captures a turbulent period in the former president's life marked by personal and financial problems, domestic violence, depression, the disintegration of his family, contradictory feelings about slavery, the founding of the University of Virginia, and contributions to American political thought. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


Memoirs of a Monticello Slave
  • Author : Isaac Jefferson
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN Code: 9780353279766

Summary: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Gods of the Upper Air
  • Author : Charles King
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 0525432329

Summary: 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award From an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it--a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world. A century ago, everyone knew that people were fated by their race, sex, and nationality to be more or less intelligent, nurturing, or warlike. But Columbia University professor Franz Boas looked at the data and decided everyone was wrong. Racial categories, he insisted, were biological fictions. Cultures did not come in neat packages labeled "primitive" or "advanced." What counted as a family, a good meal, or even common sense was a product of history and circumstance, not of nature. In Gods of the Upper Air, a masterful narrative history of radical ideas and passionate lives, Charles King shows how these intuitions led to a fundamental reimagining of human diversity. Boas's students were some of the century's most colorful figures and unsung visionaries: Margaret Mead, the outspoken field researcher whose Coming of Age in Samoa is among the most widely read works of social science of all time; Ruth Benedict, the great love of Mead's life, whose research shaped post-Second World War Japan; Ella Deloria, the Dakota Sioux activist who preserved the traditions of Native Americans on the Great Plains; and Zora Neale Hurston, whose studies under Boas fed directly into her now classic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Together, they mapped civilizations from the American South to the South Pacific and from Caribbean islands to Manhattan's city streets, and unearthed an essential fact buried by centuries of prejudice: that humanity is an undivided whole. Their revolutionary findings would go on to inspire the fluid conceptions of identity we know today. Rich in drama, conflict, friendship, and love, Gods of the Upper Air is a brilliant and groundbreaking history of American progress and the opening of the modern mind.


Never Caught
  • Author : Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1501126393

Summary: "A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws. Profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away."--NoveList.


Experiencing Architecture, second edition
  • Author : Steen Eiler Rasmussen
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1964-03-15
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0262265672

Summary: A classic examination of superb design through the centuries. Widely regarded as a classic in the field, Experiencing Architecture explores the history and promise of good design. Generously illustrated with historical examples of designing excellence—ranging from teacups, riding boots, and golf balls to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of Beijing's Winter Palace—Rasmussen's accessible guide invites us to appreciate architecture not only as a profession, but as an art that shapes everyday experience. In the past, Rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking. Dwellings were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use, resulting in “a remarkably suitable comeliness.” While we cannot return to a former age, Rasmussen notes, we can still design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced. An understanding of good design comes not only from one's professional experience of architecture as an abstract, individual pursuit, but also from one's shared, everyday experience of architecture in real time—its particular use of light, color, shape, scale, texture, rhythm and sound. Experiencing Architecture reminds us of what good architectural design has accomplished over time, what it can accomplish still, and why it is worth pursuing. Wide-ranging and approachable, it is for anyone who has ever wondered “what instrument the architect plays on.”


Handbook of Obesity
  • Author : George A. Bray,Claude Bouchard
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-05
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN Code: 0824758625

Summary: With rates of obesity soaring to epidemic proportions, this reference strives to unearth new treatment regimens and pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Offering the latest recommendations and research from the most respected leaders in the field, the Second Edition compiles the most noteworthy studies on the evaluation and management of obese patients.


Trump Revealed
  • Author : Michael Kranish,Marc Fisher
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1501156527

Summary: "Who is Donald J. Trump? To discover Trump in full, the Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to investigate every aspect of his life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his hundreds of lawsuits, his infamous womanizing, his shifting position on abortion rights, his dizzying seven changes in party affiliation, and his astonishing, disruptive election as president in November 2016" -- Page [4] of cover.



Handbook of Zeolite Science and Technology
  • Author : Scott M. Auerbach,Kathleen A. Carrado,Prabir K. Dutta
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-31
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 1204
  • ISBN Code: 9780203911167

Summary: The Handbook of Zeolite Science and Technology offers effective analyses ofsalient cases selected expressly for their relevance to current and prospective research. Presenting the principal theoretical and experimental underpinnings of zeolites, this international effort is at once complete and forward-looking, combining fundamental


Foregone
  • Author : Russell Banks
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0063036770

Summary: A searing novel about memory, abandonment, and betrayal from the acclaimed and bestselling Russell Banks At the center of Foregone is famed Canadian American leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam. Fife, now in his late seventies, is dying of cancer in Montreal and has agreed to a final interview in which he is determined to bare all his secrets at last, to demythologize his mythologized life. The interview is filmed by his acolyte and ex–star student, Malcolm MacLeod, in the presence of Fife’s wife and alongside Malcolm’s producer, cinematographer, and sound technician, all of whom have long admired Fife but who must now absorb the meaning of his astonishing, dark confession. Imaginatively structured around Fife’s secret memories and alternating between the experiences of the characters who are filming his confession, the novel challenges our assumptions and understanding about a significant lost chapter in American history and the nature of memory itself. Russell Banks gives us a daring and resonant work about the scope of one man’s mysterious life, revealed through the fragments of his recovered past.


Undaunted Courage
  • Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 1439126178

Summary: 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.