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Marco Polo's Journey to China. 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one book really change the world? A handwritten manuscript by Marco Polo in 1288 did. Polo, son of a wealthy Italian merchant, wrote about his incredible experiences traveling to China… Read More →

  • Dewey: 910.4

The Arab Conquests of the Middle East, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one man’s religious experience change the whole world? In the A.D. 600s, in the Arabian city of Mecca, a merchant named Muhammad began to receive and share messages from God. Muhammad… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956'.013

The Black Death, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Could a few fleas really change the world? In the early 1300s, the world was on the brink of change. New trade routes in Europe and Asia brought people in contact with different cultures and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 614.5'732

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 End of the Shoguns and the Birth of Modern Japan, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

How did the end of the shoguns pave the way for modern Japan? Between the eighth and twelfth centuries, emperors ruled Japan. But powerful families gained the loyalty of the samurai - the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 952'.025

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 Norman Conquest of England, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

What happens when a foreigner takes over the throne of a powerful country like England? In the case of William the Conqueror, the forced rule would have an impact that lasted centuries… Read More →

  • Dewey: 942.02'1

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

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can the conquest of one city change the world? In 1519, two powerful empires - Spain and Mexica (Aztec) - were hungry for expansion in central Mexico. Led by emperor Motecuzoma II, the Mexica… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972'.02

Ashes

From the Series The Ashes Trilogy

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Augusto Pinochet's Chile, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Augusto Pinochet, commander-in-chief of Chile’s army, rose to power in 1973 when he participated in a military coup to overthrow the president, Salvador Allende. Allende was a Socialist, and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 983.06'5

Fidel Castro's Cuba. 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most controversial leaders, rose to power in Cuba, a large island nation only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. A brilliant and charismatic leader, Castro… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972.9106'4

Kim Jong Il's North Korea, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Kim Jong Il, one of the world's most infamous dictators, rose to power in the mid-1990s in the small East Asian country of North Korea. He succeeded his father, Kim Il Sung, as that nation's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 951.9304'3092

Mao Zedong's China, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

In 1949, Mao Zedong came to power in China after a long and brutal civil war. He and his Chinese Communist Party immediately set out to transform their nation into a Communist state. They… Read More →

  • Dewey: 951.05092

Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Muammar al-Qaddafi led a group of young army officers who overthrew the government of King Idris I in 1961. After the officers seized control, Qadaffi emerged as head of the ruling council… Read More →

  • Dewey: 961.204'2

Omar al-Bashir's Sudan, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Omar al-Bashir came into power in 1989. Sudan was gripped by famine caused by drought as well as a devastating civil war between the north and south. Its economy was in shambles. Bashir… Read More →

  • Dewey: 962.404'3092

Pol Pot's Cambodia, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Pol Pot, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power in the 1960s in the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia. In the mid-1900s, Cambodia had been chafing for centuries under… Read More →

  • Dewey: 959.604'2

Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Robert Mugabe, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power in Rhodesia, the southern African region now known as independent Zimbabwe. As a leader in Rhodesia’s nationalist… Read More →

  • Dewey: 968.9105'1

Saddam Hussein's Iraq, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Saddam Hussein, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power through Iraq’s powerful Baath Party and became the nation’s president in 1979. His goals included achieving… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956.7044

Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

In the 1990s, Slobodan Milosevic served as president of Serbia (a republic of Yugoslavia) and then president of Yugoslavia itself. He ruled as a dictator, using his secret security forces to… Read More →

  • Dewey: 949.703092

Than Shwe's Burma, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Than Shwe was part of a military coup that took over Burma in the 1960s. The British had granted Burma independence in 1948, but the country, with its many ethnic groups, had trouble building… Read More →

  • Dewey: 959.105'3

The Assads' Syria, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Hafez al-Assad became president of Syria in 1971, following a long line of military leaders. At first, his goals included achieving pan-Arabism, more evenly distributing the nation’s oil… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956.9104'2092

BZRK

From the Series BZRK

Love The Hunger Games? Action-adventure thrillers with a dystopian twist? BZRK (Berserk) by Michael Grant, New York Times best-selling author of the GONE series, ramps up the action and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

BZRK — Trade Hardcover Set

From the Series BZRK

Set

In the not-so-distant future, a war is being fought for control of the human mind. Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have… Read More →

  • Trade Hardcover
  • List Price: $55.97
  • Your Price: $41.98
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