Easy Hikes Close to Home: Washington,

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Author: Paul Elliott

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897328401

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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From the central city through the suburbs to the foothills and mountains in the west and the lowlands in the east, this portable guide introduces 20 of the best easy day hikes in Washington, D.C. Filled with detailed descriptions, clear maps, and GPS coordinates, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Washington, D.C. contains a wealth of at-a-glance information, including length, configuration, water required, scenery, exposure, hiking time, facilities, special comments, and more.

George Washington and the General's Dog

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Author: Frank Murphy

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385372817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Children will delight at this little-known-story about our nation's first president, George Washington, that makes for perfect President's Day readers! Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! This Step 3 History Reader is about George Washington fighting in the American Revolution. He sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first president. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. These books are for children who are ready to read on their own.

Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Easy to Read Classics

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Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group

ISBN: 0848111303

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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Two stories from the Catskill Mountains: one featuring a man who sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world and the other, a superstitious schoolmaster who encounters a headless horseman.

The Real George Washington

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Author: Jay A. Parry,Andrew M. Allison,Willard Cleon Skousen

Publisher: National Center for Constitutional

ISBN: 9780880800143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 928

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Describes the country's first President through a biography and a compilation of quotes that cover such topics as John Adams, the American Revolution, liberty, taxation, and foreign relations.

Washington

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Author: Jason Glaser

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736822046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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An introduction to the geography, history, government, politics, economy, resources, people, and culture of Washington, D.C., including maps, charts, and a recipe.

How to Read a Protest

The Art of Organizing and Resistance

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Author: L.A. Kauffman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520972201

Category: History

Page: 128

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"Explores protesting as an act of faith . . . How to Read a Protest argues that the women's marches of 2017 didn't just help shape and fuel a moment—they actually created one."—Masha Gessen, The New Yorker O, the Oprah Magazine’s “14 Best Political Books to Read Before the 2018 Midterm Election” "A fascinating and detailed history of American mass demonstrations."—Publishers Weekly When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 Women’s Marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches were launching a powerful new movement to resist a dangerous presidency. But the work that protests do often can’t be seen in the moment. It feels empowering to march, and record numbers of Americans have joined anti-Trump demonstrations, but when and why does marching matter? What exactly do protests do, and how do they help movements win? In this original and richly illustrated account, organizer and journalist L.A. Kauffman delves into the history of America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time. Using the signs that demonstrators carry as clues to how protests are organized, Kauffman explores the nuanced relationship between the way movements are made and the impact they have. How to Read a Protest sheds new light on the catalytic power of collective action and the decentralized, bottom-up, women-led model for organizing that has transformed what movements look like and what they can accomplish.

Mommy, Teach Me to Read

A Complete and Easy-to-Use Home Reading Program

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Author: Barbara Curtis

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433670011

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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No matter what type of long-term education a mother prefers, she can start to give her child a passion for books and a lifelong love of reading at home with Mommy, Teach Me to Read. The easy-to-learn and fun-to-follow reading programs and activities presented here offer a wonderfully rewarding way to spend time with your children before they start school. This at-home educational resource will help any child age 7 or younger become a better, more enthusiastic reader in a world where reading means succeeding.

Setting the World Ablaze

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution

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Author: John E. Ferling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195150841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the American Revolution and of the three Founders who played crucial roles in winning the War of Independence and creating a new nation: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Braiding three strands into one rich narrative, John Ferling brings these American icons down from their pedestals to show them as men of flesh and blood, and in doing so gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to form a new nation. A leading historian of the Revolutionary era, Ferling draws upon an unsurpassed command of the primary sources and a talent for swiftly moving narrative to give us intimate views of each of these men. He shows us both the overarching historical picture of the era and a gripping sense of how these men encountered the challenges that faced them. We see Washington, containing a profound anger at British injustice within an austere demeanor; Adams, far from home, struggling with severe illness and French duplicity in his crucial negotiations in Paris; and Jefferson, distracted and indecisive, confronting uncertainties about his future in politics. John Adams, in particular, emerges from the narrative as the most under-appreciated hero of the Revolution, while Jefferson is revealed as the most overrated, yet most eloquent, of the Founders. Setting the World Ablaze shows in dramatic detail how these conservative men--successful members of the colonial elite--were transformed into radical revolutionaries.

The Left Behinds: The iPhone that Saved George Washington

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Author: David Potter

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385390580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington. On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable. But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever. Could Mel’s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates, know-it-all Bev and laid-back Brandon, come to the rescue? Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself. Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast-paced adventure. For American Revolution enthusiasts, there's information about historical reenactments, additional reading, and websites. Praise for THE LEFT BEHINDS: THE IPHONE THAT SAVED GEORGE WASHINGTON “Sequel, anyone? Let’s hope so, because the concept of bringing an iPhone into the past is just too cool to stop at one episode… This is Magic Tree House all grown up, and kids who once loved that time travel conceit will be delighted all over again.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “A skillful blend of humor, history, mystery, and adventure makes for a fun, fast-paced tale that will leave readers a little wiser.” –School Library Journal “History and humor collide.” –Booklist “A new twist on time travel.” –Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

The Washington Monument

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Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756506216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Introduces the history and symbolism of the Washington Monument.