A book for teens and young adults that traces the history
of the plague from ancient times to today, focusing on the
Black Death and its aftermath in the Middle Ages. Also
tells of causes and cures of the pandemic disease.
THE DAGGER OF DEATH
A preteen adventure novel in which Hank Cooper joins
his archaeological parents on an expedition in the
jungles of South America in search of a legendary
sacrificial dagger. They go missing and he must find them
to save their lives.
THE BETTER ANGELS: The Springfield Lives of
Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s Sons. Based on
the recollections of Mariah Vance, their black
housekeeper from 1850 to 1860 as Lincoln rose from
country lawyer to U.S. President.
Say something AND YOU WILL FIND LOVE by Walter Oleksy
is an historical women’s romance novel in which
Barbara Markey, a pioneer 1930s aviatrix, suffers
unrequited love. She searches for true love for ten
years with several disappointments before finally
finding it near the end of World War II in 1945.
Pilots or anyone who loves flying a plane will
enjoy this romantic story with no strong sex
(a good Christian romance).about your business here.
UP FROM NOWHERE is a teenage and young adult novel, first in a 4-book series. Tom Delos, 17, is a juvenile delinquent well on his way to a life of crime. When his best friend is killed in a gang rumble he fears that is his future so he forms a gang, The Guardians, to help himself and his sister and other teenagers to stay out of trouble.
IT’S WOMEN’S WORK, TOO!
Time was when women worked mainly in offices or classrooms,
but not anymore! Today, women can work in just about anything men can. This book for middle readers and teenagers contains interviews and photos of women airline pilots, astronauts, train engineers, civil and electrical engineers, ship commanders, firefighters, oil rig workers, steel workers, FBI agents race car drivers, stunt women, coal miners, professional basketball players, governors and Congresswomen, etc.
A biography for teens and young adults of James Dean who
became a movie legend with only three movies before dying
in automobile accent. He became a teen idol despite a very
troubled youth and rebellious nature. The biography
concludes with an in-depth report on his death which
was in a reckless accident, yet catapulted him into
teen worship. Published 2001 by Lucent Books, San Diego
hardcover 8x9 inches, 108 pages with photos.
The life and career of the actor who played Superman in the
movies and then had a tragic accident in a horse-jumping
competition and became paralyzed. His courage became an
inspiration to others handicapped and he became an activist
in a wheelchair for medical, political, and social support of
invalids. People in the News hardcover book published 2000
by Lucent Books. Illustrated with many photos. 6x9 inches,
12 pages. For teenagersand young adults.
A biography of the beloved British "Peoples' Princess," from her girlhood and teenage years to becoming a fairy tale princess and wife of Britain's Prince Charles. Then their troubled marriage leading to divorce, her last years as a humanitarian and tragic death in a Paris auto accident, and her legacy. Published 2000 by Lucent Books, San Diego, in hardcover, 6x9 inches, 112 pages with photos.
ABE LINCOLN'S BOYS: Their Unknown Springfield Years
Reviewers gave this book five stars and called it “A great book.”
It tells new true stories of the lives of Abraham and Mary Todd
Lincoln and their sons in Springfield, Illinois from 1850 to 1860
as Abe rose from country lawyer to U.S. became President and
moved to Washington. The early lives of the Lincoln's together
and with their children are revealed in the recollections of
Mariah Vance, a black woman who was housekeeper in their
home those crucial ten years. They were a typical dysfunctional
American family circa 1800’s with sadness and lots of laughs.
UP THE ALLEY AND OVER THE FENCE
Memoirs of Walter Oleksy’s Chicago boyhood,
1930-1951, from the Great Depression through
World War II.
CAREERS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Interviews with more than two dozen men and women
who work with animals in various ways at zoos,
nature centers, animal parks, circuses, pet shops,
animal shelters and hospitals, and those working with
fish and marine animals, horses, dogs and cats, as well
as veterinarians and others working in animal safety
and welfare. Introduction by Jim Fowler of television's
"Wild Kingdom" and a leading wildlife authority and