A very simple overview of World War II.
Sandler's approach to questions about WWII is unapologetically direct: "Hitler wanted Germany to take over other countries and rule the world." Read full book review >
In a grand tale of 19th-century American enterprise, Sandler pays tribute to Alfred Ely Beach, a publisher and inventor who built New York City's first subway. Read full book review >
"It was through the camera that the most remarkable events in Abraham Lincoln's life were revealed, events that not only disclosed but shaped his life as well." Read full book review >
From Matthew Brady to NASA and NOAA, a series of biographical sketches illuminates the lives and achievements of photographers "who have used their cameras to remind us of all that is good in our lives and all that needs to be corrected." Read full book review >
Depending on how you fared, Ellis Island was the Island of Hope or the Island of Tears. Read full book review >
Logically pointing out that the American cowboy archetype didn't spring up from nowhere, Sandler, author of Cowboys (1994) and other volumes in the superficial, if luxuriously illustrated, "Library of Congress Book" series, looks back over 400 years of cattle tending in North America. Read full book review >
Sharply reproduced black-and-white and full-color portraits, cityscapes, and images—cropped into ovals and rectangles, arranged in generous amounts of space—of quaintly angular mechanical devices visually document some of the changes wrought to 19th- century and early 20th-century American industry and home life by a flood of new inventions. Read full book review >