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The sobering and brutal consequences of the Civil War off the battlefield are revealed in this examination of atrocities committed against civilians. Rationale for the Union’s “hard war” and the political ramifications of such a war set the foundation for Walter Cisco’s enlightening research. Styled the “Black Flag” campaign, the hard line was agreed to by Lincoln in a council with his generals in 1864, when he gave permission to wage unlimited war against civilians, including women and children.
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During the Civil War, Southwest Virginia’s resources were essential to the South’s war effort, and its railroads were a lifeline to the rest of the Confederacy. The separation of West Virginia left the area vulnerable to invading Northern armies and led to continual evasions and battles.
In The Warlord’s Alarm, Chuan and Jing Jing are worried they won’t be able to wake the warlord before the sun rises. They are traveling to the emperor’s palace, and they can only sleep four hours before resuming their journey in order to arrive as the emperor’s gates open. There are no clocks at the inn where they are staying, so they must create their own alarm clock. Displaying the ingenuity shown in the previous six Warlord’s Series books, Chuan and Jing Jing turn their water bag into an alarm clock and awaken in time to rouse the warlord.
Often used by teachers of the primary grades to illustrate the powerful concept of “base ten,” various types of counting frames appeared in China during the Middle Ages. The Warlord’s Beads is a valuable tool for introducing young readers to the wonder of numbers as well as the beauty and mystery of ancient China. Hardcover.
Clever Chuan makes his third appearance, this time as an artist’s apprentice for the warlord, in this story about the compass. When some strangers feel they have been cheated in the market, Chuan serves as interpreter in the dispute, and for his trouble, both he and the artist are kidnapped and, together with the strangers, are taken through the desert. Hardcover.
All is calm in the warlord’s palace, and the artist’s apprentice Chuan takes a break from papermaking to sit with his friend Jing Jing, watching the sunset. Suddenly, a cloud of dust rises on the horizon. It is an invading army. The palace gates are closed, but how will they keep the invaders at bay? Children learn about creativity, folklore, and calculating area in a math lesson that’s as fun as it is fascinating. Directions for making a kite follow the story. Hardcover.
In The Warlord’s Messengers, the warlord’s presence is requested at the emperor’s banquet in just two weeks, but he is sixteen days away by horseback. Faced with a situation that threatens the warlord’s honor, Chuan and his friend Jing Jing must reach him in time to deliver the invitation and assure his punctuality. Using their math knowledge, ingenuity, and the wind, the children devise a sailing cart and reach the warlord’s camp two days ahead of the emperor’s messenger, just in time to deliver the invitation and save the warlord from dishonor.
Clever young Chuan and his artist mentor are back in this fourth book of the Warlord’s series. This time, the two are journeying across the desert to find their master, the warlord, when they meet up with a group of traveling puppeteers. When bandits attack and steal their trunk of puppets, Chuan knows that he must step in to help his new friends in order to finish the journey. Hardcover.
In China, a beautiful ceramic tile lies shattered on the ground, and the artist who dropped it is sentenced to the land’s worst punishment. The fierce warlord will execute the artist unless some wise person can put the seven pieces back together. That person will then be invited to live in the castle. Both locals and strangers from far away wait their turns for a chance to solve the warlord’s puzzle. Hardcover.
Jefferson Davis, captured, imprisoned, and charged with 1) conspiracy and culpability in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2) conspiracy to cause the deaths of Northern P.O.W.’s at Andersonville, Georgia, a detention camp; 3) participating in and attempting to assist in the growth of the system of slavery; and 4) treason against the United States of America, was never afforded his constitutional right to a trial. Paperback.
For more than sixty years, Flora Martus happily waved to the passing ships, which were her nearest neighbors. It became a tradition for passing ships to honk their horns or blow their whistles at the girl, and then the woman, waving from the lighthouse. Flora’s fame spread across the globe, and she sometimes received exotic gifts from far-off places, all addressed to “The Waving Girl.” Paperback.
An assortment of friendly desert animals greets a young cowgirl as she heads out West on her pony. Along the way, she says “Howdy!” to a scampering jackrabbit, a howling coyote, and a charging buffalo as she trots farther down the trail. Readers are introduced to these regional critters of the West before arriving to the surprise—and endearing—ending.
As dusk fell on a bitterly cold night during the Great Depression, a posse of ten local lawmen approached two brothers holed up in an isolated Missouri farmhouse. Minutes later, six officers were dead, three were wounded, and the outlaws had escaped. After a wild car chase through Oklahoma and across Texas, police finally surrounded Harry and Jennings Young in their Houston hideout.
Gather around children, for there are stories told of a world of Highlands and stone castles. Here the blow of the bagpipes ushers in the sheep from the hills and sailors on the coast. And in the dreamy night, fairies scurry about and the sandman Angus sells dreams to the little ones. This is a real place called Scotland and here in this book are the poems and stories of its children.
Weekend Getaways in Alabama is written for families, singles, senior citizens, and everybody who has a weekend to explore the state. Entries give not only information about great attractions, lodging, eateries, and more, but also complete addresses and telephone numbers, so trip planning couldn’t be easier! Paperback.
This indispensable, completely updated guide classifies each destination into one or more of seven categories: Arts & Antiques; History; Nature; Pure Tourism—wandering with a camera; Recreation; Rest and Relaxation; and Shopping. Now, you can choose your weekend getaway based on not only where you want to go, but also on what you want to do when you get there. Paperback.
Weep Not For Me, Dear Mother is a collection of the letters Eli Pinson Landers, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, diligently wrote to his mother, Susan Landers, back in their home of Yellow River, Georgia. The book traces his life in battles at Gettysburg, Manassas, and Chickamauga among others.
When her neighbor handed her the stack of yellowed letters that had been rescued from an Atlanta, Georgia, pile of trash, author Roberson had no idea she was about to embark on a fact-finding mission through six states from Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to Gwinnett County in north Georgia. The author of these letters was a young man named Eli Pinson Landers, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Weep Not For Me, Dear Mother is a collection of the letters this brave young man diligently wrote to his mother, Susan Landers, back in their home of Yellow River, Georgia. The book traces his life in battles at Gettysburg, Manassas, and Chickamauga among others. Paperback.
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