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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

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

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

Equal Rights Is Our Minimum Demand: The Women's Rights Movement in Iran, 2005

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

“We want to live, we do not want to face persecution for expressing our political opinion; as women we don’t want to walk on the street with the constant horror that we could be intimidated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 323.3'40955090511

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