The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426300424

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.
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The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442075535

Category:

Page: 60

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Takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leaders--George Washington and King George III--offering insights into the actions and convictions of participants on both sides of the Atlantic. Reprint.
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Author: Chris Haughton

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763655465

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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George finds it hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase, flowers to dig up, and a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table.
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25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619300869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself offers a fascinating look into the life and times of our nation’s first president. Readers ages 9 and up can explore Washington’s years as a young Virginia gentleman, his military battles, and his political contributions to a fledgling nation. 25 hands-on activities help kids learn about this legendary figure in American history. George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself includes biographical sidebars, illustrations, historical facts that allow kids to explore George Washington in a fun, hands-on way.
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Author: Suzanne Tripp Jurmain,Larry Day

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142408957

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Provides insight into the personal side of George Washington along with little-known and funny facts about the man who--although he didn't want the job--would eventually become our nation's first president. Reprint.
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Author: George M. Taber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743297326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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Author: Alex Gino

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545812585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8046

A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.
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General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette

Author: Selene Castrovilla

Publisher: Calkins Creek Books

ISBN: 9781590788806

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3969

An account of the friendship between the first American president when he was an officer in the Continental Army and the young Marquis de Lafayette describes how the latter came to America to offer his services before earning a military position and Washington's admiration.
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Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141980583

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell’s entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130609

Category: History

Page: 320

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When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied-thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn?t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York.Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have offered fascinating portraits of these spies- a reserved Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman. Long unrecognized, the secret six are finally receiving their due among the pantheon of American heroes.
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Author: Margaret Hodges,Trina Schart Hyman

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780703131

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.
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The Autobiography of an Angel

Author: James Jennings,Big George

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781561706174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Set in a neonatal intensive ward. Two babies are fighting for their lives. Their parents are from different economic backgrounds, but are drawn together by their infants' need for love. Nobody guesses that George, who weighs one-and-a-half pounds only, is an angel who has been sent to Earth by our Father on a mission.
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Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307371417

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Brilliantly imagined and irresistibly readable, Arthur & George is a major new novel from Julian Barnes, a wonderful combination of playfulness, pathos and wisdom. Searching for clues, no one would ever guess that the lives of Arthur and George might intersect. Growing up in shabby-genteel nineteenth-century Edinburgh, Arthur is saddled with a dad who is a disgrace and a mum he wishes to protect, and is propelled into a life of action. To his astonishment, his career as a self-made man of letters brings him riches and fame and, in the world at large, he becomes the perfect picture of the honourable English gentlemen. George is irredeemably an outsider, and has no hope of becoming such a picture. Though he’s dogged and logical, a vicar’s son from rural Staffordshire, he is set apart, and he and his family are targeted in his boyhood by a poison-pen campaign. George finds safe harbour in the reliability of rules, and grows up to become a solicitor, putting his faith in the insulating value of British justice. Then crisis upsets the uneasy equilibrium of both men’s lives. Arthur is knocked for a loop by guilt and other dishonourable emotions. George is put to the sorest test, accused of a horrible crime. And from that point on their lives weave together in the most profound and surprising way, as each man becomes the other’s salvation. Arthur & George is a masterful novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race. Most of all, it’s a profound and witty meditation on the fateful differences between what we believe, what we know and what we can prove. George and his father pray together, kneeling side by side on the scrubbed boards. Then George climbs into bed while his father locks the door and turns out the light. As he falls asleep, George sometimes thinks of the floor, and how his soul must be scrubbed just as the boards are scrubbed. Father is not an easy sleeper, and has a tendency to groan and wheeze. Sometimes, in the early morning, when dawn is beginning to show at the edges of the curtains, Father will catechize him. "George, where do you live?" "The Vicarage, Great Wyrley." "And where is that?" "Staffordshire, Father." "And where is that?" "The centre of England." "And what is England, George?" "England is the beating heart of the Empire, Father." "Good. And what is the blood that flows through the arteries and veins of the Empire to reach even its farthest shore?" "The Church of England." "Good, George." And after a while Father will begin to groan and wheeze again. George watches the outline of the curtain harden. He lies there thinking of arteries and veins making red lines on the map of the world, linking Britain to all the places coloured pink: Australia and India and Canada and islands dotted everywhere. He thinks of blood bubbling though these tubes and emerging in Sydney, Bombay, the St. Lawrence Waterway. Bloodlines, that is a word he has heard somewhere. With the pulse of blood in his ears, he begins to fall asleep again. —excerpt from Arthur & George
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How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

Author: Anne F. Rockwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152165833

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Portrays George Washington as a shy boy who wasn't afraid of anything except talking to people, but who grew up to lead an army against the British and serve as president of the new nation.
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Author: Suzanne Slade

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684446813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT takes readers through the process of how the president’s house came to be—starting with the contest George held to choose the perfect design for this legendary landmark, all the way to President John Adams’s move into the grandiose home. Cleverly written in the familiar format of "The House That Jack Built," author Suzanne Slade supplements her rhyming verse with lively conversational prose, describing how George was involved in this project from beginning to end, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get the thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. Rebecca Bond’s watercolor illustrations help readers follow the steps to what became the White House as we know it today.
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Author: Jean Fritz

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812405804

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Fritz presents the biography of King George III, ruler who was determined to be a good king but who had the not uncommon royal viewpoint that whoever disagreed with him was 'a traitor or a scoundrel.'--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
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Author: Nancy Krulik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101437179

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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The annual talent show at Shirley S. Sugarman Elementary School is in just a few weeks, and George signs up to be a stagehand. He is determined to do a good job because the new, improved George is responsible and helpful and glad to pitch in. So is comic mayhem coming? Oh yeah, absolutely! But leave it to Nancy Krulik to devise an unexpected way for disaster to strike and bring down the curtain.
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A Life

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 928

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A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical. Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017. “Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal “Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books “A truly gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.” –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.
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A Novel of an Alternate America

Author: Richard Dreyfuss,Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780812544596

Category: Fiction

Page: 596

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A story of murder, intrigue, and a stolen painting portrays America as it might have been, had George Washington surrendered to George III
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Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525428488

Category: Generals

Page: 40

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We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about George Washington, America's first president. George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the American people and tremendous bravery, he helped win the Revolutionary War and became the country's first president. Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.
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