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The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison

The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed for only the last fourteen months of the Civil War―but its well-documented legacy of horror has lived on in the diaries of its prisoners… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 973.7'82092

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

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 Fall of Constantinople

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

How did the loss of one city change the history of Europe? In the Middle Ages, Constantinople’s perfect geographic location—positioned along a land trade route between Europe and Asia as well… Read More →

  • Dewey: 949.5'04

The Iranian Revolution

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

In the Middle Eastern nation of Iran, discontent simmered for decades. The Iranian people despised their leader, Reza Shah, who catered to foreign businesses while ruling Iran as a dictator… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 955.05'42