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New Sweden On The Delaware: 1638 1655
4.00
it was amazing
About 1996 I purchased this book at the New Sweden Farmstead in Bridgeton, NJ. Since I teach about this history, I thought it would be valuable to rea ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Jan 30, 2011
 
The Pine Barrens
4.14
it was amazing
Fabulous!

The Pine Barrens take up about one-quarter of the most dense state in the nation. It is my playground. Rich in life, history, and folklore, t
...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 03, 2010
 
Why Don't You Get A Horse, Sam Adams?
3.91
liked it
Fritz writes interesting historical (early United States history) books. These are typical in fourth grade. Today I picked up this book from the books ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
A Day in the Life of America
4.21
it was amazing
I recall this project. I think it is awesome! A bunch of photojournalists committed to tell the tale of America on one specific day. The glimpses into ...more
Jan 2000
Apr 09, 2012
 
Kent State:  What Happened and Why
3.89
really liked it
I read this book several times. I was enamored with this tragic event in my adolescence. I am rather certain that the interest stemmed directly from N ...more
Jan 1981
Jun 04, 2012
 
Locomotive
4.12
it was amazing
Fabulous!

This is another book that was delivered to my classroom without a reason why or what to do with it. I added it to the collection. Yesterday,
...more
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
 
One Summer: America, 1927
4.06
really liked it
History books aren't my go-to reading. Last Christmas (2013), I received this book as a gift from one of my BIL. It was an odd choice even for him, bu ...more
Dec 30, 2014
Dec 30, 2014
 
The Constitution: An Introduction
4.11
really liked it
I loaded a sci-fi thriller onto the Kindle. It was a freebie by an author whom I read before. On the first page I decided I didn't want to read it. Ju ...more
Oct 09, 2016
Oct 09, 2016
 
Diamond Heroes of South Jersey
3.00
liked it
I am a huge baseball fan. This book represents how much my wife loves me. When we first met she gave me this book for Christmas (or my birthday, I for ...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud
4.13
liked it
This is another book that was delivered without any commentary. we have a class set so presumably it is for each student to have a copy.

This does fit
...more
Mar 07, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
 
Liberty's Voice: the Emma Lazarus Story
4.00
really liked it
Fabulous!

We had received this book last year, I think. I'm not exactly certain why. Sometimes classrooms have books delivered without explanation.

I di
...more
Jan 15, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
Time To Remember: A Biography Of St. Andrew's School From The 1950s To The 1980s
3.00
liked it
This is the history of St. Andrew's School from the 1950s through the 1980s. It is seen as the companion piece to Walden Pell's A History of Saint And ...more
Jan 1998
Apr 09, 2012
 
Arlington National Cemetery, Shrine To America's Heroes
4.04
liked it
I purchased this on a visit to Arlington in the late 1990s. I had traveled to meet my sister and her children prior to their visit to my home. We spen ...more
Jan 1998
Jan 30, 2011
 
America: A Patriotic Primer
4.21
liked it
Somehow I fell into being my son's den leader for Tiger Scouts. While I attend the meetings, I was perfectly happy to let someone else run the show. T ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
 
Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
4.25
liked it
Once upon a time I was into Weird New Jersey. The magazine highlights interesting (and weird) places in New Jersey. The interest grew over the years t ...more
Jan 2004
Apr 09, 2012
 
The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenapes
4.20
really liked it
I purchased this book 15 or so years ago. I never got around to reading it. A couple years ago my school district purchased us a copy of this as a ref ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2011
 
Tea Burning Town. The Story of Greenwich on the Cohansey in West New Jersey
3.00
liked it
I believe I picked this up at the now defunct Swedish Village next to the Cohanzick Zoo.
****

In the words of Neil Young, "It starts out kind of slow."
...more
Jul 15, 2013
Apr 06, 2012
 
Growing Up with Dick and Jane: Learning and Living the American Dream
3.84
liked it
My mother gave this to me. I believe the thinking was that as a school teacher I would have an interest in this.

I finally got around to reading this
...more
Jul 08, 2013
Feb 12, 2011
 
Shh! We're writing the Constitution
3.77
it was amazing
I think this would be an excellent book to read with my fourth graders. So much so that I am now looking into electronic classroom wish lists so I can ...more
Jul 2012
Feb 08, 2011
 
The Day Fort Sumter Was Fired on: A Photo History of the Civil War
3.60
really liked it
This is a Scholastic book I picked up in the mid-1990s. It sat on my classroom bookshelf unread by me until today. Admittedly, I am not much of a Civi ...more
Jul 17, 2013
Apr 06, 2012
 
But Didn't We Have Fun?: An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870
3.64
really liked it
In the movie American President, Michael Douglas gives a soliloquy in the press room that is remarkable for many reasons. One of those is when he expl ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Apr 07, 2012
 
Weird N.J., Vol. 2: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
4.26
liked it
This is the second volume of the Weird New Jersey book. The Weird franchise had grown . . . apparently large enough to push a second book out. It seem ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 09, 2012
 
History Of St Andrews School
3.00
liked it
This is headmaster's Walden Pell's history of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, DE. This chronicles the school's history from its inception in 1928 t ...more
Jan 1998
Apr 09, 2012
 
Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
4.57
really liked it
There was a time I thought I was going to be a sabermetrician. Yeah, didn't happen. I was trying to teach myself and thought I needed to step back to ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 12, 2011
 
Men at Work
3.91
really liked it
This is Will's magnus opus, as it were. A detailed examination of America's pastime as seen through Will's bespeckled eyes of the 1988 season. A wonde ...more
Jan 1999
Feb 12, 2011
 
Flags to Color from the American Revolution
4.00
really liked it
I believe I got this on a field trip to Philadelphia in 1976 for the Bicentennial. If it was indeed then, I wore a Revolutionary War outfit that day a ...more
Jan 1976
Jan 30, 2011
 
Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey
4.06
really liked it
Anyone who explores the Pines needs to read this book. Beck is "the man" when it comes to history of our South Jersey playground. I picked this book u ...more
Mar 14, 2014
Jan 29, 2011
 
The Letterboxer's Companion
3.97
liked it
This is the definitive book about letterboxing. This was a hard book to track down for a reasonable price. I think Hall was fair in his account of the ...more
Jan 2009
Apr 10, 2012
 
Jackson Pollock
4.12
really liked it
We have a program in our school district called Art Goes to School. Pieces of art and prints are brought in and shared with the students. It's a neat ...more
Jan 1999
Jul 07, 2010
 
Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney
4.05
liked it
I am interested in reggae music. I decided to delve a little deeper to learn about the Rastafari movement. I am happy I did. Of course, it is easy to ...more
Jan 1992
Feb 12, 2011
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