• Compact view
  • Normal view
  • Grid view

BISAC Subject YAN025000

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / General

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

From Delilah to Cleopatra, from Anne Boleyn and (bloody) Queen Mary, to Calamity Jane, Typhoid Mary and more, the 26 notorious women analyzed here all have rotten reputations. But were these… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 364.3'740922

Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question… Read More →

For the Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation

Experiment: A child is deliberately infected with the deadly smallpox disease without his parents' informed consent. Result: The world's first vaccine. Experiment: A slave woman is forced… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 174.2'8

Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one invention really change the world? Before the mid-fifteenth century, books were printed by hand, making them rare and expensive. Reading and learning remained a privilege of the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 686.2092

Live Oak Media eReadalong Collection (Multi-User Editions) — Live Oak Media eReadalong Set

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Set

eReadalongs are eBooks integrated with the fully-produced, high-quality audio productions that distinguish Live Oak Media in the field of children's recordings. Read by the most prominent… Read More →

  • Live Oak Media eReadalong
  • List Price: $3,504.15
  • Your Price: $3,153.74
  • 117 titles

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults — Exposed!

Throughout human history, people have banded together to pass on traditions, climb the social ladder, and often just have a good time. And sometimes, keeping other people out is part of the… Read More →

Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X

We love to root for the underdog, and when it comes to underdogs, few are more impressive than the world’s great revolutionaries.After all, it’s pretty hard to find a more powerful opponent… Read More →

Seven Billion and Counting: The Crisis in Global Population Growth

October 31, 2011, marked an uneasy milestone for Planet Earth. On this day, the global population surpassed seven billion. What does that mean for a world that, until the nineteenth century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1320
  • Dewey: 363.9'1

Spending Spree: The History of American Shopping

Ka-ching! Ever stop to think how our modern-day shopping culture came to be? In the early 1800s, stores were few and far between in the United States. General stores supplied everything from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 381'.10973

Swashbuckling Scoundrels: Pirates in Fact and Fiction

You might be a fan of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But did you know that real-life pirates were even more daring and charismatic? For example, Edward Teach, better… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • Dewey: 910.4'5

The Conquests of Alexander the Great, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

As legend has it, a young prince, Alexander, once subdued a wild stallion others couldn’t control. Impressed by the youngster’s bravery, his father, King Philip of Macedonia, predicted that… Read More →

  • Dewey: 938'.07

The Conquests of Genghis Khan

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one man really change the world? If that man is Genghis Khan, the answer is yes. Born around 1161, Temujin, as he was named, grew up in humble surroundings. As a teenager, he fled from… Read More →

  • Dewey: 950'.21

The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late

People have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun pop culture read about the top 50 movies, books, songs, and artworks—from the movie… Read More →

The Fall of the Roman Empire, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can the demise of a government 1,500 years ago have repercussions felt around the globe centuries later? If that government is the powerful Roman Empire, it can. From first century B.C… Read More →

  • Dewey: 937'.06

The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World

We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads always loom large in the public mind… Read More →

The Signing of the Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one document really change the world? In June, 1215 King John of England met with a group of nobles in a meadow on the banks of the Thames River. There, John affixed his royal seal to a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 942.03'3

Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

History of full of liars. Not just little-white-telling liars, but big-honkin', whopper-telling liars—people who can convince us that even the most improbable, outrageous, nonsensical stories… Read More →