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Travel back in time and learn about some of the most memorable days in world history:
America's jubilee by Andrew Burstein — July 4, 1826
D-Day, June 6, 1944: the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose — June 6, 1944
The day Kennedy was shot by Jim Bishop — November 22, 1963
The day Lincoln was shot by Jim Bishop — April 14, 1865
Day of infamy by Walter Lord — December 7, 1941
The day the American Revolution began: 19 April 1775 by William H. Hallahan — April 19, 1775
The day the war ended: May 8, 1945—victory in Europe by Martin Gilbert — May 8, 1945
Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — StarringMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.
Brother Future [videodisc] by Laneuville/Morris Entertainment Inc. Production — Starring Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly. An inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave.
Jump into the Wayback Machine and be there when history was being made!
Days of destiny: crossroads in American history: America's greatest historians examine thirty-one uncelebrated days that changed the course of history by general editors, James M. McPherson, Alan Brinkley; editor, David Rubel
Eyewitness to America: 500 years of America in the words of those who saw it happen by edited by David Colbert
Eyewitness to history by edited by John Carey
I wish I'd been there: twenty historians bring to life dramatic events that changed America by edited by Byron Hollinshead
I wish I'd been there, book two: European history by edited by Byron Hollinshead and Theodore K. Rabb
Bound for Canaan: the underground railroad and the war for the soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812. It was on June 18, 1812 that the United States declared war on Great Britain, and although it is arguably one of America's least remembered wars, it was during this time that many legendary battles were fought, heroes made, and memorable events occurred. It was during this war that the British burned the White House and First Lady Dolley Madison helped to save several valuable items — such as George Washington's portrait and original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It was during this war that Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry. It was during this war that the infamous Battle of New Orleans was fought, making a national hero of Andrew Jackson. It was also during this war that several crucial battles were fought in the Great Lakes Region, including the surrender of the Detroit to the British. The causes for the conflict were many, including attempts by the British to restrict U.S. trade, and the desire by Americans to expand their territory — specifically into Florida and Canada. Hostilities came to an end on December 24, 1814 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
Travel back through America's history and learn more about America's 44 presidents and their families:
America's first families: an inside view of 200 years of private life in the White House by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Dear First Lady: letters to the White House by [compiled and edited] by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson; foreword by Helen Thomas
First fathers: the men who inspired our Presidents by Harold I. Gullan
First ladies: from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama by Betty Boyd Caroli
First mothers: the women who shaped the presidents by Bonnie Angelo
A funny thing happened on the way to the White House: humor, blunders, and other oddities from the presidential campaign trail by edited and with an introduction by Charles Osgood
All the daring of the soldier: women of the Civil War armies by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Daughters of the Union: northern women fight the Civil War by Nina Silber
The sailing bible: the complete guide for all sailors from novice to expert by Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith
We, the drowned by Carsten Jensen; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund with Emma Ryder