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  • The Cherokee

    Robert J. Conley, Paul C. Rosier

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub (Library), June 1, 2011)
    The Cherokee tells the story of the Cherokee people from early times to the present, including the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. The Cherokees had an early turbulent history dealing with the Spanish, French, and English invaders. Having fought on the side of the British during the American Revolution, they continued to fight the Americans after the war ended, but soon signed a peace treaty with them. In 1794 some Cherokees left the old homeland in the Appalachian Mountains and settled in Missouri for a time, but the 1811 earthquake drove them out to Arkansas. In 1838 the U.S. government drove most of the rest of the Cherokees out to resettle in what is now northeast Oklahoma. During the U.S. Civil War, some Cherokees became Confederate soldiers and fought for the South. A reconstruction treaty called for organizing the Cherokee Nation into a new Indian Territory, leading to the state of Oklahoma. In this informative new book, readers will gain an understanding of the history of the Cherokee people, their struggles and triumphs, and the way they live today.
  • The Revolutionary Soldier, 1775-1783

    C. Keith Wilbur

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub, June 1, 1997)
    Book by Wilbur, Keith C.
  • Animal Defenses

    Christina Wilsdon

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub, April 1, 2009)
    Insects that look like leaves, snakes that play dead, fish that fly, and toads with poisonous skin—these creatures are among many that defend themselves in fascinating ways. Animal Defenses presents the wide variety of physical and behavioral adaptations used by animals and insects in their struggle to survive and shows how scientists continue to make new discoveries about the age-old maneuvering between predator and prey.
  • Tex Avery: Hollywood's Master of Screwball Cartoons

    Jeff Lenburg

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub (Library), May 31, 2011)
    Tex Avery, considered the father of screwball animation, was one of the most influential animators of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Creator of such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, he directed many cartoons for Warner Bros., MGM, and Walter Lantz Productions and was nominated for six Academy Awards. Avery did much of his groundbreaking work in Hollywood, running the famous "Termite Terrace" animation studio. There, with a team that included fellow innovators Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett, Avery developed an animation style based on the idea that the artist could do anything in a cartoon and didn't need to base it in reality. Although Avery was blind in one eye, he did not let it hold him back. Known for his inventiveness and comic timing, he forged a legacy that influences animators today. Tex Avery illustrates this animation pioneer's life, his inspiration, and his lasting effect on the animation world.Chapters include:The Birth of a Cartoon Revolutionary Unleashing the Lunacy at Warner Bros. Roaring Back at MGM Screwball with a Purpose One Last Splash of Buffoonery.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

    Harold Bloom

    Hardcover (Chelsea House Pub, April 1, 2006)
    In a single, engaging volume, The Great Gatsby presents a helpful literary guide to one of America's most prized classic novels. First published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the Jazz Age and examined the American obsession with love, wealth, material objects, and class. Considered one of the great novels of the 20th century, Fitzgerald's famous work remains relevant for its observations on the pursuit of the American dream.Coverage includes:An introduction by renowned critic Harold Bloom considers the significanceof The Great GatsbyA brief biographical sketch offers insight into Fitzgerald's life"The Story Behind the Story" details the circumstances surrounding the inception and development of the workA summary with analysis review explains key points of the workSelections from critical essays written by leading scholars provide accessible explorations of the workAnnotated bibliographies direct readers to additional materials on the subject and explain the importance of each.
  • The Encyclopedia of Motorcycles

    Peter Henshaw

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub, Oct. 1, 2000)
    An A-Z look at the history of motorcycles.
  • David Robinson

    Hal Bock

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub, Dec. 1, 1996)
    Discusses the life of David Robinson, star player for the San Antonio Spurs
  • Black Filmmakers

    Gina De Angelis, Cookie Lommel

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub (Library), Dec. 1, 2001)
    Looks at African American involvement in the motion picture industry and offers profiles of prominent black producers and directors.
  • Werewolves

    Linda S. Godfrey, Rosemary Ellen Guiley

    eBook (Chelsea House Pub (Library), April 1, 2008)
    Are werewolves real? When the moon is full, do ordinary people under a supernatural curse transform into snarling creatures charging out of the fog, only to revert to human form? Throughout history, people have claimed to have seen weird beings that are part human and part wolf, dog, fox, or even cat. Modern-day eyewitnesses across the United States report strange encounters with dogmen and wolf-like creatures. And while theories abound to explain the stories, the only certain thing is that popular interest in the mystery of werewolves remains strong.Werewolves examines the lore and legends of lycanthropy throughout history and from around the world, describing the many types of werewolves and case studies, and offering readers information they need to conduct their own field investigation.Chapters include:-The Mystery of Werewolf History -Will the Real Werewolf Please Stand Up? -Did You See What I Saw? Hoax and Illusion -Celebrity Were-Mania: Howling with the Stars -Your Field Guide to Werewolves.
  • Marco Polo

    Charles Parlin Graves, Ray Keane

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub, Sept. 1, 1991)
    Examines the political forces and personal ambition that drove Marco Polo in his explorations.
  • Fairies

    Rosemary Ellen Guiley

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub (Library), Dec. 1, 2009)
    Fairies are among the most popular figures in mythology and folklore as stories about them exist in almost every culture around the world. Appearing under many guises from the familiar tiny, winged people to balls of light, fairies are often portrayed as spiteful and mischievous. Though often associated with childhood interests, fairies are celebrated by people of all ages through stories, songs, dances, and festivals.Fairies explains the folklore and mythology of fairies, but it also presents fairies as real beings who exist in their own realm and have genuine interactions with human beings. Some people believe it is possible to see fairies, and simple techniques for opening up this enchanted realm are described. The book also looks at major fairy hoaxes and frauds and examines the connections between fairies and the UFO phenomenon.Chapters include:-The Mysterious Origins of Fairies -Where Fairies Live -Fairy Powers -Bad Fairies -Changeling -How to See Fairies.
  • Hilda Doolittle

    Harold Bloom

    Library Binding (Chelsea House Pub (Library), Jan. 1, 2002)
    The ideal aid to all students, Bloom's Major Poets is a definitive guide for independent study and a single source for footnoting essays and research papers. Each volume includes: Editor's notes and an introduction; Author's biography; Thematic and structural analysis; Extracts and major critical essays; Extensive bibliography; Index of themes and ideas