Features – Historical

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Taking a trip into the past may seem impossible, but books allow us to do just this.  In this section you will find a collection of book features that explore a wide variety of historical topics.

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  • 1900 Galveston Hurricane - Find out what it was like to live though a monster hurricane by reading some the books reviewed here
  • American Civil Rights Movement - Find out about the historic events that took place during the civil rights movement, and about the courageous people who were a part of it.
  • American Civil War - In this collection of books readers will find non-fiction and fiction titles for readers of all ages.
  • American Revolutionary War - In this feature you will find both fiction and non-fiction books that will give you a picture of what it was like to live in America during the American Revolution.
  • Ancient Egypt - Take a trip into Egypt's past by reading some of the books in this feature
  • Ancient Greece - Take a trip into Greece's past by reading some of the books in this feature
  • Ancient Rome - Take a trip into Rome's past by reading some of the books in this feature
  • Atomic Bomb - In this feature you will find out how the atomic bomb came to be built and what happened when it was used for the first time.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor - The attack on Pearl Harbor had a profound effect on American history. Find out why by reading some of the books reviewed here.
  • Battle of Gettysburg - In these feature you will find books that describe what took place during this historic Civil War battle.
  • Battle of Trafalgar - The books in this feature describe the events that took place during the Battle of Trafalgar
  • Berlin Airlift - The story of the Berlin Airlift is a warming one. In these books you will see how people in trouble were helped by strangers during a very dark time in world history.
  • Black History Month - A month when people celebrate the achievements of African Americans and remember their history
  • California Gold Rush - When gold was discovered in California the lives of thousands of people changed forever. Find out about this historic time by reading some of the books reviewed here.
  • Colonial Days in America - Find out what it was like to live in America long ago by reading some of the books in this feature
  • D-Day - Find out what it was like to be there during D-day on the beaches of France during World War II by reading some of these excellent books
  • Ellis Island and the immigrant experience - Get a feeling for what it was like to be an immigrant who came through Ellis Island. Take a look at the books in this feature
  • Eruption of Krakatau

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  • Fall of the Alamo - The fall of the Alamo was an event that greatly impacted the American people. Find out how and why by reading some of the books reviewed in this feature.
  • Founding of the Jamestown settlement - Though the Jamestown settlement did not flourish into the present day, it did play a big role in America's early colonial history. Find out more by reading the books reviewed in this feature.
  • Freedom Rides - Learn about these landmark civil rights movement events by reading the books reviewed in this feature.
  • French Revolution - Many of us have heard about the French Revolution. Find out what it was really like to be in France at this time by reading some of the books reviewed in this feature.
  • Gettysburg Address - What was so special about the Gettysburg Address? Why was it so important? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the books reviewed here.
  • Gold is found in the Klondike - Join the thousands of people who raced to the California goldfields in the mid 1840s. Read about their experiences in this feature's books
  • Great Blizzard of 1888 - The blizzard of 1888 was a storm unlike any other. Find out about this extraordinary event by reading the books reviewed in this feature.
  • Great Chicago Fire - It is hard to believe that a fire could destory a whole city in just a few days, and yet this is just what happened to Chicago. Read about this extraordinary story in the books reviewed here.
  • Great Depression - The Great Depression had an enormous impact on several generations of Americans. Read the story about this time in history in the books reviewed in this feature.
  • Hindenburg Disaster - Read about one the most famouse airship disaster of all time in the books reviewed here.
  • Irish Potato Famine - This historic event affected millions of people not only in Ireland but also in the United States. Find out how by reading some of the titles reviewed here.

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  • Journey of the Mayflower and the experiences of the Pilgrims - The story of the journey of the Mayflower has been told many times. Get a feel for what it was really like to be on that famous ship and what it was like to be a Pilgrim by looking at and reading the books reviewed here.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition - This is the story of two men who dared to explore the great unknown. Read about their incredible adventure in the books reviewed here.
  • Little Rock Nine - They were nine young people who were willing to risk everything to go to a decent school. Read their story in the books reviewed here.
  • Man goes to the moon - Learn more about what it was like to be a part of, and witness, the first moon landing by reading the books reviewed in this feature
  • Medieval Times - Learn how to be a squire or what it was like to live in a castle by reading some of the books in this feature

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S - Z

  • Salem Witch Trials - If you haven't experienced mass hysteria it is hard to understand what happened during the Salem Witch Trials. Find out why this happened by reading the books reviewed here.
  • San Francisco Earthquake - Have you ever felt the earth shaking under your feet? Find out what it was like to be in San Francisco during the great earthquake by reading some of the books reviewed here.
  • School Children's Blizzard - Imagine trying to fight your way home through a terrifing blizzard. Find out about some children who had to do just this by reading the books reviewed here.
  • September 11th, 2001 - In this collection readers will find titles about the events that took place in the United States on September 11th, 2001. There are also books here that explore the aftermath of the tragic events that took place on that day.
  • Sinking of the Titanic - Find out what it was like to witness this famous disaster by reading some of the books reviewed here.
  • The Wild West - Find out all about the wild west and wild west personalities in the books reviewed here.
  • Transcontinenal Railroad - This is the story of a railway line that changed the face of America. Read all about it in the fiction and non-fiction titles reviewed in this feature.
  • Triange Shirtwaist Factory fire - This is the story of one of America's most famous fires. Because of the fire America's history greatly changed. There are fiction and non-fiction titles in this selection.
  • Vikings
  • War in Vietnam
  • War of 1812 - Often forgotten, the War of 1812 was a conflict that disrupted a youthful America. Read about this interesting time in the books reviewed in this feature
  • Women's History Month - A month when people celebrate the achievements of women past and present
  • Women's Rights Movement - Women did not always have the rights that they enjoy today. Find out how they fought for, and earned, these rights by reading some of the books reviewed here.
  • World War I - World War I was a conflict that would have serious ramifications in Europe and lands beyond in the years to come. Find out why by reading the books reviewed here.
  • World War II - Following "the war to end all wars" this conflict would touch the lives of millions of people around the world. Learn more about what happened by reading the books reviewed here.
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