Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America's First Private Eye

Lincoln's Spymaster — Lincoln's Spymaster tells the dangerous and action-packed adventures of Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye and Lincoln's most trusted spymaster.

Pinkerton was just a poor immigrant barrel-maker in Illinois when he stumbled across his first case just miles from his home. His reputation grew and people began approaching Pinkerton with their cases, leading him to open the first-of-its-kind private detective agency.

Pinkerton assembled a team of undercover agents, and together they caught train robbers, counterfeiters, and other outlaws. Soon these outlaws, including Jesse James, became their nemeses. Danger didn't stop the agency! The team even uncovered and stopped an assassination plot against president-elect Abraham Lincoln! Seeing firsthand the value of Pinkerton's service, Lincoln funded Pinkerton's spy network, a precursor to the Secret Service. Allan Pinkerton is known as the father of modern day espionage, and this is the first book for young adults to tell his story!

"The detailed stories of thwarted plots, gambits behind enemy lines, and efforts to bring outlaws to justice will appeal to readers...absorbing." -- Kirkus

A Junior Library Guild Selection.

Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure

Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure — Admiral Richard E. Byrd was a bold and adventurous polar explorer and pioneering aviator determined to be the first person to fly a plane over both the North and South Poles. Igloo was a scrappy little fox terrier rescued from the streets of Washington, DC, on a cold winter's day by a woman with a warm heart. Together, Byrd and Igloo were one of the most unlikely pairs of adventurers in history.

From one end of the world to the other, Igloo was Byrd's faithful companion — and best friend — as the pair captured the imaginations and hearts of millions and opened the door for science and research in the Antarctic.

Now, for the first time ever, this is their story.

Photos from the documentary, With Byrd at the South Pole (Milestone Film & Video)

Few Know The Story Of The Japanese Invasion of Alaska During World War II — Until Now.

On June 7, 1942 , Japan invaded Alaska. On June 10, 1942, the U.S. Navy denied it happened.

The Japanese invasion and occupation of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska was shrouded in secrecy. Because of this secrecy, one of the bloodiest and deadliest hand-to-hand combat battles between the United States and Japan was virtually forgotten. This is the story they didn’t want you to know.
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Mutants, Clones, and Killer Corn
Research in biotechnology, creating new human-made plants and animals, has made great leaps. It usually takes scientists more than ten years and half a billion dollars to create a new genetically engineered product. Yet that hasn’t stopped scientists from trying to create monkeys that glow, goats that produce spider silk in their milk, and more. (more/less)

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This book follows the field of biotechnology from its origins in selective breeding to future implications, such as growing human organs for transplants and re-creating the dinosaurs.

Lerner Publications Company
A division of Lerner Publishing Group

(ISBN 0-8225-4860-7)
$27.93 – 120 pages
Full color, black & white photographs, source notes, bibliography, suggested reading, and websites.

Giant Anteaters
Everything you ever wanted to know about the life and times of the giant anteater. (more/less)

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Lerner Publications Company
A division of Lerner Publishing Group

(ISBN 978-0822578871)
$26.60 – 48 pages
Full color, black & white photographs, source notes, bibliography, suggested reading, and websites.

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