RestoringHistory.US Updates

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New Resources

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Added 5/25/2018:

Movie Rating: N/R    Released: 1980   
An English ship pilot whose vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan.

Added 4/1/2017:

The Miracle of Dunkirk
Author(s): Walter Lord   
Miraculous story of the evacuation of 338,000 British and French troops to England, in less than 10 days, as the Nazis surrounded them at Dunkirk in 1940.

Added 11/1/2016:

The Golden Age
Movie Rating: PG-13    Released: 2007   
The tale of Queen Elizabeth's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.

Added 10/22/2016:

The Wright Brothers
Author(s): David McCullough   
The dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Added 8/26/2016:

The King's Fifth
Author(s): Scott O'Dell   
Esteban, a seventeen-year-old cartographer, recalls his adventures with a band of conquistadors in search of the golden cities of Cibola.

Added 8/25/2016:

Lady Jane
Movie Rating: PG-13    Released: 1986   
A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16.

Added 2/20/2016:

The Forgotten Man
A New History of the Great Depression
Author(s): Amity Shlaes   
Stories of the common people who struggled to survive the Great Depression, as well as the mounting agony of the New Dealers as they discovered their errors.

Added 2/14/2016:

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
Voices from a Medieval Village
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz   Illustrator(s): Robert Byrd   
Collection of twenty-two witty, historically accurate portraits of the people and places of medieval England.

Added 1/22/2016:

The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Movie Rating: G    Released: 1969   
After slaughtering most of Atahuallpa's followers, Pizarro and his army hold the Inca leader hostage, demanding gold in exchange for his freedom.

Added 10/9/2015:

Capitalism and Freedom
Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Milton Friedman   
The definitive statement of Milton Friedman's economic philosophy, in which competitive capitalism serves as a necessary condition for political freedom.

Added 9/22/2015:

The Bronze Bow
Author(s): Elizabeth George Speare   
Daniel bar Jamin seeks to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Romans from his land, until he hears the lessons taught by Jesus of Nazareth.

Added 9/21/2015:

Mary, Queen of Scots
Movie Rating: PG-13    Released: 1971   
Mary, Queen of Scotland, clashes with her cousin and nemesis, Queen Elizabeth I of England, and is eventually executed for plotting to assassinate her.

Added 9/16/2015:

A Peace to End All Peace
The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
Author(s): David Fromkin   
After WWI, the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East, leading to conflicts that continue to this day.

Added 9/11/2015:

Johnny Tremain
Author(s): Esther Hoskins Forbes   
As a dispatch rider, Johnny is involved in the pivotal events shaping the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the first shots fired at Lexington.

Added 9/10/2015:

Movie Rating: PG    Released: 1976   
The Battle of Midway took place six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was a turning point for the United States in the Pacific.

Added 9/4/2015:

The Liberator
One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
Author(s): Alex Kershaw   
The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit, as they fought for over 500 days to liberate Europe.

Added 9/2/2015:

The Midwife's Apprentice
Author(s): Karen Cushman   
In medieval England, a girl known only as "Brat" has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice.

Added 8/31/2015:

Anne of the Thousand Days
Movie Rating: PG    Released: 1969   
Emotionally charged drama about King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn – one of history's most tragic love affairs.

Added 8/28/2015:

War Against the Weak
Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
Expanded Edition
Author(s): Edwin Black   
Chronicles how American progressives launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing in the U.S., and eventually funded the Nazi eugenics of Hitler and Mengele.

Added 8/26/2015:

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Author(s): Mildred D. Taylor   
The story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism in Mississippi at the height of the Depression.

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4/18/2015: Added a "Linked with textbook chapters" section on resource pages to show which textbook chapters are associated with that resource.
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1/18/2015: Multiple chapters in a supplementary resource can now be linked to a textbook chapter.
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11/5/2014: Added the ability to link an entire series with a textbook chapter, for a series that focuses on a specific topic.
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