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  • Anne Frank (10 Days That Shook Your World)
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 1416964452 (1-4169-6445-2)
    Softcover, Aladdin

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    Bestselling author David Colbert creates a new form of biography as he examines the life of Anne Frank by looking at the ten most important days of her life.

    You're about to be an eyewitness to ten crucial days in Anne Frank's life, including:

    A wrenching decision to flee Germany

    A chilling letter that sent her family into hiding

    The gift of her one true confidante - her diary

    A sickening betrayal to the Nazis

    And a tragedy in the concentration camps just before liberation.

    These days and five others shook Anne's world - and yours.

  • Benjamin Franklin (10 Days That Shook Your World)
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 1416964460 (1-4169-6446-0)
    Softcover, Aladdin

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    You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Ben Franklin's life, including:

    • A cunning escape from a cruel brother.
    • A shrewd plan to save the colonies.
    • A treacherous spy game in Paris.
    • A shocking battle with a vengeful aristocrat.
    • And a last-minute triumph that bound American together.

    These days and five others shook Franklin's world - and yours.

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  • Eyewitness to America: 500 Years of America in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0679442243 (0-679-44224-3)
    Hardcover, Pantheon

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    Thomas Jefferson complains about haggling over the Declaration of Independence ... Jack London guides us through the rubble of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake ... Langston Hughes visits the Scottsboro Boys on death row ... Andy Warhol paints the scene at Studio 54 ... John Seabrook receives e-mail from Bill Gates. Three hundred eyewitnesses -- some famous, some anonymous -- give their personal accounts of the great moments that make up our past, from Columbus to cyberspace, and infuse them with a freshness and urgency no historian can duplicate.

    David Colbert has brought together a multitude of voices to create a singularly rich American narrative.  Here are the vivid impressions of men and women who were witnesses to and participants in these and other dramatic moments: the first colony in Virginia, the Salem witch trials, the Boston Tea Party, the Oklahoma land rush, the Scopes Trial, the bombing of Nagasaki, the lunch-counter sit-ins at the outset of the civil rights movement, New York City's Stonewall Riot, the fall of Saigon, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

    With unparalleled and thrilling immediacy, these excerpts from diaries, private letters, memoirs, and newspapers paint a fascinating picture of the evolving drama of American life.

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  • Eyewitness to the American West: 500 Years of Firsthand History
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0140280545 (0-14-028054-5)
    Softcover, Penguin Books

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    The American West is a vast historical landscape, far richer than the cowboys-and-Indians simplifications of Hollywood allow, far more complex than most textbooks can make room to discuss. David Colbert recognizes at the outset of Eyewitness to the American West that "the West" has always been a relative term. For the New England colonists, it began just outside the door; for the cavaliers of Virginia, it started at the Shenandoah River; for Kansas freeholders, it lay beyond the Rocky Mountains. Colbert lets the actors of its history decide what constitutes the West, and he lets them do the talking in this intriguing documentary history, which begins with the Spanish conquest of Mexico and ends with Bill Gates's conquest of the software industry. In between, Colbert's anthology is populated with dozens of dramatic incidents; massacres, gold strikes, and atomic-bomb tests among them. Although he draws widely on the usual suspects--for instance, Mark Twain's often-quoted account of the Comstock Lode and Hunter Thompson's imaginative descriptions of Bay Area motorcycle gangs--Colbert also includes voices that are not often heard in collections of this kind, quoting from the diaries of pioneer women, the journals of Japanese-American internees, and contemporary newspaper accounts of cattle drives and Mafia assassinations. Offering a broad view of the Western past, Colbert's documentary history is a useful resource for students and general readers alike. --Gregory McNamee

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  • Eyewitness to the American West: From the Aztec Empire to the Digital Frontier in the Words of Those Who Saw it Happen
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0670881031 (0-670-88103-1)
    Hardcover, Viking Adult

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    The American West is a vast historical landscape, far richer than the cowboys-and-Indians simplifications of Hollywood allow, far more complex than most textbooks can make room to discuss. David Colbert recognizes at the outset of Eyewitness to the American West that "the West" has always been a relative term. For the New England colonists, it began just outside the door; for the cavaliers of Virginia, it started at the Shenandoah River; for Kansas freeholders, it lay beyond the Rocky Mountains. Colbert lets the actors of its history decide what constitutes the West, and he lets them do the talking in this intriguing documentary history, which begins with the Spanish conquest of Mexico and ends with Bill Gates's conquest of the software industry. In between, Colbert's anthology is populated with dozens of dramatic incidents; massacres, gold strikes, and atomic-bomb tests among them. Although he draws widely on the usual suspects--for instance, Mark Twain's often-quoted account of the Comstock Lode and Hunter Thompson's imaginative descriptions of Bay Area motorcycle gangs--Colbert also includes voices that are not often heard in collections of this kind, quoting from the diaries of pioneer women, the journals of Japanese-American internees, and contemporary newspaper accounts of cattle drives and Mafia assassinations. Offering a broad view of the Western past, Colbert's documentary history is a useful resource for students and general readers alike. --Gregory McNamee

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  • Eyewitness to Wall Street: 400 Years of Dreamers, Schemers, Busts and Booms
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0767906608 (0-7679-0660-8)
    Hardcover, Broadway

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    In the tradition of his acclaimed books Eyewitness to America and Eyewitness to the American West, David Colbert draws on diaries, private letters, memoirs, and reportage to bring the 400 year history of the worlds most famous street to life in the words of the people whose lives were deeply entwined in Wall Streets performance. Eyewitness to Wall Street illuminates how the getting and spending of Wall Street is inextricably linked with Americas national character.

    From our first IPOthe European fund-raising that launched Americas colonizationthrough todays mass obsession with the Dow and Nasdaq, Eyewitness to Wall Street brims with accounts from people who saw it happenpoets and speculators, patriots and criminals, politicians and reportersincluding Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie, Muriel Siebert, Warren Buffet, Connie Bruck, Christopher Buckley and Michael Lewis. Their accounts reveal the myriad ways that Wall Street has served not only as the epicenter of American finance but as a major factor in the larger events of American history, from the way Wall Street traders saved the Continental Army from bankruptcy and helped finance the Union during the Civil War to how Americans were suckered by the bull market of early 1929, and struggled through the rebuilding of modern Wall Street.

    More than half of the book is devoted to the contemporary era, defined by the greed is good 1980s, the bull market 1990s, and the Internet millionaires and inflated markets of the twenty-first century's beginning. But whether its a description of how Wall Street took its name from a wall of logs in New Amsterdam or a look at our present-day market mania, the eyewitnesses collected here share a knack for revealing the human side of business.

    Through the firsthand reports of those who experienced the manias, panics and crashes, Eyewitness to Wall Street is a colorful, dramatic and revealing work of popular history.

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  • Eyewitness to Wall Street: Four Hundred Years of Dreamers, Schemers, Busts & Booms
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0756772583 (0-7567-7258-3)
    Hardcover, Broadway Books

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    Brings the 400-year history of the world's most famous street to life in the words of the people whose lives were deeply entwined in Wall Street's (WS) performance. Illuminates how the getting & spending of WS are inextricably linked with America's national character. From our first IPO -- the European fundraising that launched America's colonization -- through today's mass obsession with the Dow & Nasdaq, the book brims with accounts from people who saw it happen -- poets & speculators, patriots & criminals, politicians & reporters. Their accounts reveal the myriad ways that WS has served not only as the epicenter of Amer. finance but as a major factor in the larger events of Amer. history. Half of the book is devoted to the period 1980-2000.

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  • The Hidden Myths in Harry Potter: Spellbinding Map and Book of Secrets
    by David Colbert , Virginia Allyn
    ISBN 0312340508 (0-312-34050-8)
    Hardcover, St. Martin's Griffin

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    Hidden in the Harry Potter stories are references to mythical creatures, legendary characters, real history and J.K. Rowling's own life. This magnificent poster-sized map takes you on a worldwide treasure hunt to uncover those hidden clues. The accompanying book of secrets reveals even more incredible facts behind the magical places and people you will come across on your journey. Recommended for sorcerers of all ages.

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  • Magical Worlds of Harry Potter
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 1417628316 (1-4176-2831-6)
    San Val

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    Anyone who has read the Harry Potter books is aware that author J.K. Rowling infuses her stories with references to mythology, literature, history, and legends. Even if you don't know exactly what a manticore or a griffin is, it's likely that many readers have at least a vague sense of the existence of these creatures in ancient lore. Inspired by Rowling's suggestion to a young fan to "go and look it up," author David Colbert did quite a bit of investigation himself. The result is the fun, entertaining, and enlightening Magical Worlds of Harry Potter.

    From alchemy to hippogriffs to veela, Colbert explores the fascinating meanings between the lines and buried within the names of characters and places in all the Harry Potter books. Chapter headings include such intriguing questions as "Have Witches Always Flown on Broomsticks?" "Why Would Chocolate Help After Escaping a Dementor?" and "Are Any of the Famous Witches and Wizards Real?" A small purple tab in the margin of the first page of each chapter guides readers looking for specific subjects: Divination, Goblins, McGonogall, Owls, Voldemort, Wands, etc. Curious readers will learn the link between Hagrid's pet dog, Fluffy, and the mythological Greek sentry to Hades, Cerberus. And they'll get a taste of scholar Joseph Campbell's theories on heroism, with Harry as the hero, of course. The true magic of this book is that it will surely inspire Harry Potter fans to delve deeper into the various areas it explores. Readers will soon be clamoring for collections of Greek, Japanese, Indian, and Egyptian mythology, as well as copies of The Sword in the Stone, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Canterbury Tales, and Treasure Island, to discover the sources of their favorite Harry Potter books. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

  • The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0141314818 (0-14-131481-8)
    Softcover, Puffin Books

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    Anyone who has read the Harry Potter books is aware that author J.K. Rowling infuses her stories with references to mythology, literature, history, and legends. Even if you don't know exactly what a manticore or a griffin is, it's likely that many readers have at least a vague sense of the existence of these creatures in ancient lore. Inspired by Rowling's suggestion to a young fan to "go and look it up," author David Colbert did quite a bit of investigation himself. The result is the fun, entertaining, and enlightening Magical Worlds of Harry Potter.

    From alchemy to hippogriffs to veela, Colbert explores the fascinating meanings between the lines and buried within the names of characters and places in all the Harry Potter books. Chapter headings include such intriguing questions as "Have Witches Always Flown on Broomsticks?" "Why Would Chocolate Help After Escaping a Dementor?" and "Are Any of the Famous Witches and Wizards Real?" A small purple tab in the margin of the first page of each chapter guides readers looking for specific subjects: Divination, Goblins, McGonogall, Owls, Voldemort, Wands, etc. Curious readers will learn the link between Hagrid's pet dog, Fluffy, and the mythological Greek sentry to Hades, Cerberus. And they'll get a taste of scholar Joseph Campbell's theories on heroism, with Harry as the hero, of course. The true magic of this book is that it will surely inspire Harry Potter fans to delve deeper into the various areas it explores. Readers will soon be clamoring for collections of Greek, Japanese, Indian, and Egyptian mythology, as well as copies of The Sword in the Stone, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Canterbury Tales, and Treasure Island, to discover the sources of their favorite Harry Potter books. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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  • Colbert, David: The Magical Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Colbert, David: The Magical Worlds of the Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends, and Facts Behind the Masterpiece
    The Magical Worlds of Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends and Facts Behind the Masterpiece
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 1439519579 (1-4395-1957-9)

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    The author who revealed the myths behind J.K. Rowling's creatures now tackles literature's most beloved epic fantasy, by bringing to light the legends that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien-and answering pertinent questions ranging from "Why do Hobbits live in holes?" to "When in the world is Middle-earth?"

    This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with The Lord of the Rings book or movie.

  • The Magical Worlds of Narnia: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0425205630 (0-425-20563-0)
    Softcover, Berkley Trade

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    After revealing the inspirations behind Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, David Colbert takes a tour of C.S. Lewis's Narnia-from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle-in this indispensable guide to the origins of the classic book

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  • The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0141318759 (0-14-131875-9)
    Softcover, Puffin Books

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    The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman Enter the realm of His Dark Materials-soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. After exploring the worlds of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Narnia, David Colbert turns to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. From the philosophy of William Blake and John Milton's poem Paradise Lost to quantum physics and the Bible, this book reveals the complex o... Full description

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  • Michelle Obama: An American Story
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 0547247702 (0-547-24770-2)
    Softcover, Sandpiper

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    Michelle Obama grew up on Chicago's South Side, and while the world outside her door was chaotic and ever-changing, her family provided a stable environment in which she could grow and flourish. This look at Michelle Obama's life and the turning points that shaped her shows how a girl from a working class background could rise to become one of the most influential women of her day.
       But this is more than a straight chronological retelling. This book looks at Michelle Obama's life story within the context of the larger movements in African American history: slavery, freedom, the Reconstruction era, the Civil Rights movement, and finally, her own era. 
       History is what has shaped Michelle and challenged her. And ultimately, not only has she overcome any obstacles put before her, she has carved out her own place in history as well.
       Includes 16 pages of color photos.

  • Thomas Edison (10 Days)
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 1416964444 (1-4169-6444-4)
    Softcover, Aladdin

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    You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Thomas Edison's life, including:

    • An instinctive moment of bravery that launched a career
    • A lucky break that freed him for a life of invention
    • An incredible boast that he quickly proved true
    • A flash of insight that lit the world
    • And the creation of our favorite pastime, the movies.

    These days and five others shook Edison's world - and yours.

  • Thomas Edison (10 Days That Shook Your World)
    by David Colbert
    ISBN 1439554153 (1-4395-5415-3)
    Paw Prints 2008-09-18

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    You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Thomas Edison's life, including:

    • An instinctive moment of bravery that launched a career
    • A lucky break that freed him for a life of invention
    • An incredible boast that he quickly proved true
    • A flash of insight that lit the world
    • And the creation of our favorite pastime, the movies.

    These days and five others shook Edison's world - and yours.

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