Narrative History

"Herodotus of Halicarnassus here displays his inquiry, so that human achievements may not become forgotten in time, and great and marvelous deeds—some displayed by Greeks, some by barbarians—may not be without their glory; and especially to show why the two peoples fought with each other."

In books from the ancient world, it is often hard to distinguish books of fact from books of fiction, but here in Herodotus' Histories we see one of the first self-conscious attempts to present an organized history based on personal interviews, old record books, and corroborated tales handed down through the generations. Considered by many to be the father of history, Herodotus is a model for all historians who follow him. This category contains books that endeavor to present accurate information about past events based on historical evidence. It offers works on all periods from antiquity to the present from ancient writers like Herodotus and Josephus to more modern authors like Russell Freedman, Genevieve Foster, and Albert Marrin.

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Adventures of Lewis and Clark
by John Bakeless
from Dover Publications
for 4th-8th grade
in Lewis & Clark (Location: HIS-19CAL&C)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Adventures of Ulysses
World Landmark #40
by Gerald Gottlieb
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies
by Deborah Kent
from Children's Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
$1.60 (1 in stock)
Air Raid - Pearl Harbor!
by Theodore Taylor
from Harcourt
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in WWII: Pacific Theater (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$8.99
America's War of Independence
by David Rubel
from Silver Moon Press
Non-Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$7.95
American History Stories Volume 1
by Mara L. Pratt
from Yesterday's Classics
for 3rd-6th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96 $7.00 (1 in stock)
American History Stories Volume 2
by Mara L. Pratt
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for 3rd-6th grade
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$8.96 $7.00 (1 in stock)
American History Stories Volume 3
by Mara L. Pratt
from Yesterday's Classics
for 3rd-6th grade
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$8.96
American History Stories Volume 4
by Mara L. Pratt
from Yesterday's Classics
for 3rd-6th grade
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$8.96
American Revolution
Landmark Series
by Bruce Bliven
from Random House
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in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$5.99
American Revolution
America at War Series
by Alden Carter
from Grolier Publishing
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$6.95 $5.00 (4 in stock)
Amistad
by Helen Kromer
from The Pilgrim Press
for 7th-Adult
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$16.00
Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom
by Walter Dean Myers
from Puffin Books
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$5.00 (2 in stock)
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
by Jean Fritz & Margot Tomes
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 2nd-4th grade
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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
by Jean Fritz & Margot Tomes
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 2nd-4th grade
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$2.00 (1 in stock)
Antarctica: Escape from Disaster
by Peter Lerangis
from Scholastic Reference
for 4th-8th grade
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Archimedes and the Door of Science
by Jeanne Bendick
from Bethlehem Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
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Awakening of Europe
Story of the World Series #3
by M. B. Synge
from Yesterday's Classics
History Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$10.76
Barbary Pirates
Sterling Point Books
by C. S. Forester
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Naval History for 5th-8th grade
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$4.50 (2 in stock)
Battle of Lexington
by Jonas Clark
from Nordskog Publishing
for 6th-10th grade
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$8.50
Battle of Salerno
by Irving Werstein
First Edition from Thomas Y. Crowell &Co.
for 6th-10th grade
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$6.00 (1 in stock)
Battle of the Little Bighorn
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
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in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Blizzard!
by Jim Murphy
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: HIS-19CA)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Blizzard!
by Jim Murphy
from Scholastic Press
for 4th-6th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: HIS-19CA)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Bomb
by Steve Sheinkin
First Edition from Flash Point
for 5th-9th grade
2013 Newbery Honor Book
in World War II (1939-1945) (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$21.99 $13.50 (1 in stock)
Book of Discovery
by M. B. Synge
from Yesterday's Classics
for 7th-12th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$16.16
Boys of '76
by Charles Coffin
from Maranatha Publications
Historical Reference for 10th-Adult
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$19.97 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Brave Men
by Ernie Pyle
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 10th-Adult
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$15.00 (1 in stock)
Bridge Too Far
by Cornelius Ryan
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
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$16.99
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.94 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!
by Jean Fritz
First Edition from G.P. Putnam's Sons
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
California Gold Rush
by May McNeer
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 4th-6th grade
in California Gold Rush (Location: G4C-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
for 4th-6th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
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Central Pacific Railroad
Cornerstones of Freedom
by Clark J. Evans
from Children's Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in History of Trains & Railroads (Location: G6E-HIS)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Child's History of the World
by Virgil M. Hillyer
from Calvert School
World History Reference for 2nd-6th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: HIS-SPINE)
$30.00
Child's History of the World
by Virgil M. Hillyer
from Calvert School
World History Reference for 2nd-6th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: HIS-SPINE)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
Co. Aytch
by Sam Watkins
from Touchstone
Historical Non-fiction for 8th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$16.00
Cornelius Ryan World War II Trilogy
by Cornelius Ryan
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
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D-Day
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Emigrants' Guide to Oregon and California
by Lansford W. Hastings
from Applewood Books
for 9th-Adult
in Oregon Trail (Location: G4C-HIS)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
Fifty Famous Stories Retold
by James Baldwin
from Living Book Press
for 1st-4th grade
$6.38
First Voyage to America
by Christopher Columbus
from Dover Publications
Historical Primary Sources for 10th-Adult
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$8.46 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Fourth of July Story
by Alice Dalgliesh
2nd edition from Aladdin Paperbacks
Historical Non-fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$6.39
General George Patton
Sterling Point Books
by Alden Hatch
from Sterling Publishing Co.
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$4.50 (1 in stock)
George Washington's Breakfast
by Jean Fritz
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Biography for 1st-4th grade
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George Washington's Breakfast
by Jean Fritz
from Coward McCann
for 1st-4th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Gettysburg
Landmark Series
by MacKinlay Kantor
from Random House
Historical Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$5.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Gettysburg
by Frank A. Haskell & William C. Oates
from Bantam Books
Historical Non-fiction for 9th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$6.00
Great American Athletes of the 20th Century
from Random House
for 4th-8th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Great Fire
by Jim Murphy
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: HIS-19CA)
$7.99
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