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National Treasures: Philly to DC

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXUSA30

Item EXUSA30. Buy these 5 items as a set for $75 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Eyewitness Guide Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

USE369
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
208
1465428607
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and with excellent maps, this compact book is a handsome overview of the history, traditions, cultures and sights of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
$23.00

Fodor's Washington D.C.'s 25 Best

USS39
Fodors
Fodor's
2016
128
0147546249
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide with an excellent pull-out map and essential information on museums, sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, hotels and nightlife.
$13.99

Eyewitness Civil War

USA46
John Stanchak
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465433600
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Civil War gets the big-picture treatment in this Eyewitness book, which features photographs and illustrations of costumes, household appliances, weapons and other artifacts.
$19.99

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

USA41
Kay Moore, Daniel O'Leary (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
1998
80
0590674447
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in Scholastic's nonfiction series about daily life and customs throughout history, this one focusing on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. in the second half of the 18th century. With colorful illustrations and the kinds of interesting facts that draw young readers in.
$6.99

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

USE244
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
2002
304
0375705244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country.
$15.95

Gettysburg National Military Park Map

USE193
Trailhead Graphics
Trailhead Graphics
2
1883271037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the park and battlefield in Gettysburg.
$9.95

Washington, DC Map

WDC06
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2008
2
3897071037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the capital at a scale of 1:15,000.
$8.95

Eyewitness Guide Washington D.C.

WDC07
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465439692
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An on-the-ground guide to Washington D.C., featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, comprehensive and superb.
$23.00

Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg

USE192
Jay Luvaas, Harold W. Nelson
University Press of Kansas
1994
254
0700606866
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the traveler, this is a history and guide to the battlefield at Gettysburg, with directions for navigating the area. Each stop along the guided tour presents an important phase of the battle, and many are accompanied by excerpts from an officer's first-hand account on the battlefield.
$19.95

All the President's Men, The Greatest Reporting Story of All Time

WDC03
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
Touchstone
2014
368
1476770514
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The legendary story of two young Washington Post reporters who uncover the Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Nixon.
$17.00

Battle Cry of Freedom, The Civil War Era

USS37
James McPherson
Oxford University Press
2003
904
019516895x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, vivid history of the Civil War, its genesis, battles, politics and personalities from the war with Mexico to Appomattox. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book may be 900 pages long but it reads like a good novel.
$19.95

Founding Gardeners

USE535
Andrea Wulf
Alfred Knopf
2012
368
0307390683
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Andrea Wulf artfully examines the interplay of plants and politics in this earthy account, looking both at the roles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Quincy Adam as noble farmers and at the American relationship with nature during the 18th century.
$18.95

Stars in Their Courses, The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863

USE191
Shelby Foote
Modern Library
1994
290
0679601120
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Shelby Foote's gift for prose makes this military history a page-turning narrative, deftly capturing the monumental battle in a concise, informative text. Like all of his writing, Foote composed this volume with an old fashioned nib pen (he hated typewriters).
$24.00

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

USA05
Daniel Boorstin
Random House
1964
434
0394705130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions.
$17.95

The Civil War, An Illustrated History

USS27
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1992
448
0679742778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, comprehensive social history of the Civil War by the now-famous team of Ward and Burns. With 500 photographs and maps, extensive text and original essays by contributing experts.
$32.50

The Killer Angels

USS36
Michael Shaara
Ballantine Books
1996
400
034540727X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
It’s the summer of 1863. Fresh from a victory at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee heads north in a daring attempt to draw Union forces away from the Potomac. He is met by Union regiments at Gettysburg for the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
$17.00

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay

USS17
Alice Jane Lippson, Robert L. Lippson
Johns Hopkins University Press
2006
324
0801883385
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This combination field guide and ecological primer on the Chesapeake Bay is a comprehensive guide to local plants and animals which describes the wetlands habitat in which they live.
$31.00

Confederates in the Attic

USS35
Tony Horwitz
Random House
1999
406
067975833x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Dispatched from the Unfinished Civil War," this book reveals the strange world of the re-enactors, unreconstructed confederates and others whose ongoing interest and involvement in the War Between the States provide an intriguing cultural portrait of the southern and mid-Atlantic states.
$17.00

Baltimore, Annapolis & the Chesapeake Bay

USE17
Allison Blake
Countryman Press
2010
317
1581570732
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An intimate guidebook to the Bay, lovingly written by a local newspaper reporter. The book covers sites all along the eastern and western shores of the bay, with lots of history and practical information.
$19.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States

USE73
Peter Alden, Brian Cassie
Alfred Knopf
1999
448
0679446826
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Mid-Atlantic States.
$22.00

United States Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Map

USS57
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
1
382830284X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the eastern United States from the northern half of Georgia to the southern part of New York, at a scale of 1,200,000.
$14.95

The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787

USE79
Gordon S. Wood
University of North Carolina Press
1998
688
0807847232
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This sweeping political history examines America's transformation from colony to republic during the Revolutionary War.
$35.00

The First Salute, A View of the American Revolution

USA04
Barbara Tuchman
Ballantine Books
1989
368
0345336674
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer-prize winning author’s analysis of the American Revolution, focusing on the European politics surrounding the war, and the conflicts between the British and Dutch navy. Much of the action takes place in the Caribbean, the author providing a fascinating account of the role of St. Eustatius (the "Golden Rock") in the American Revolution.
$18.00

John Adams

USE201
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2002
751
0743223136
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling biography of the second president. McCullough reveals the great Adams as a figure on par with (his presidential book-ends) Washington and Jefferson.
$20.00

American Sphinx, the Character of Thomas Jefferson

USA51
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
1998
440
0679764410
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
More character study than strict biography, this celebrated book describes and defines Thomas Jefferson's beliefs, influences and aspirations. Winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction, 1997.
$17.95

For Kids

Eyewitness American Revolution

USA40
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465438599
HARD COVER
History
9/1/2015
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The colonial era and American Revolution get the (highly visual) Eyewitness treatment in this book, which reveals not only the political climate of the times but also the prevailing fashions, weaponry, dwellings and much more. Recommended for kids ages 8-12.
$19.99

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

USA42
Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1999
48
069811440X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Favorite children's author Jean Fritz gamely tells the story of John Hancock. This cheerful, unsanctimonious biography of the man who so boldly signed the Declaration of Independence is ideal for middle school readers.
$6.99

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

USA43
Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1997
48
0698114396
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A witty illustrated biography of the famous orator.
$6.99

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War

USA45
Kay Moore, Anni Matsick (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
1994
64
0590454226
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Another entry in Scholastic's nonfiction series about daily life and customs throughout history, this one focusing on 1860-65. With vibrant, detailed illustrations and the kinds of interesting facts that draw young readers in. Ages 9-12.
$6.99

Harriet and the Promised Land

USS257
Jacob Lawrence
Aladdin Books
1997
40
0689809654
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The wonderful 20th-century American painter Jacob Lawrence wrote and illustrated this tribute to Harriet Tubman, former slave, abolitionist and Underground Railroad escort. Ages 4 and up.
$8.99

That's Good! That's Bad! in Washington, DC

USE478
Margery Cuyler
Henry Holt and Company
2007
32
0805077278
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A young boy on a class trip to Washington DC has a series of adventures and mishaps that help him form some strong opinions as he visits the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Zoo and other landmarks.
$16.95

George Did It

USE480
Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
Dutton Inc.
2007
40
0525475605
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Filled with charming illustrations and fun facts about our first president, this is a great introduction for ages 6-8. While Washington is shown in a historical light, the book also shows his human side, as he tackles the issues, events and personalities of his time.
$6.99

President George Washington

USE481
David A. Adler
Aa Balkema
2005
32
0823416046
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
From his boyhood in Virginia to his election as the new nation's first president, the extraordinary life of George Washington is made accessible to youngsters in this easy-reader biography.
$14.95

Saving the Liberty Bell

USE482
Megan McDonald
Atheneum
2005
32
0689851677
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A true story of the American Revolution told by an 11-year-old boy who helped his father hide the Liberty Bell from the British.
$17.99