books by Applewood Books
Ronald Reagan (Quote Book) (Great American Quote Books)
Applewood Books, 2013
Includes some 100 quotations about freedom, faith, war, government, and politics from America's 40th president, whose words have inspired many. The book features a classic portrait of ""the Great Communicator"" on the front cover with his signature printed below in gold foil.
Declaration of Independence (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 1997
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy. At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of American's Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these "self-evident truths" alongside a ...
Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary
Madame Le Marchand
Applewood Books, 2005
Originally published in 1863, The Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary by Madame LeMarchand, a "celebrated Parisian fortune teller," is a little gem of occult knowledge. Readers will learn to tell fortunes using dice or ordinary playing cards, read tea leaves and coffee grounds, interpret dreams, make charms, read palms, and much, much more. The contents include the "Lady's Love Oracle""for answering all of your questions about affairs of the ...
Bill of Rights: with Writings that Formed Its Foundation (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 2008
Collectively known as the United States Bill of Rights, these first ten amendments to the United States Constitution limit the powers of the federal government and protect the rights of all citizens, residents and visitors on United States territory. Introduced in 1789 in the First United States Congress by James Madison, these amendments came into effect on December 15, 1791, when ratified by three-fourths of the states. This document plays a ...
Constitution of the United States (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 1995
The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete ...
Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi
Applewood Books, 1996
George H. Devol was the greatest riverboat gambler in the history of the Mississippi. Born in Ohio in 1829, he ran away from home and worked as a cabin boy at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. Over the years, he bilked soldiers, paymasters, cotton buyers, thieves, and businessmen alike. He fought more fights than anyone, and was never beaten. This is his story. Nobody was ever bored by it.
George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 1989
Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from work that Washington seems to have copied. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of ...
What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking
Applewood Books, 1995
This is a wonderful collection of 160 authentic and tasty recipes of the Old South. Originally published in 1881, it was the first African-American cookbook. Prior to Applewood's edition, it had been reprinted only once in a limited edition of 100 copies. 93849
Davy Crockett: His Own Story
Applewood Books, 1993
A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. Written in 1834, this autobiography is like a tall tale of the life of a frontiersman, and established Davy Crockett as a larger-than-life American hero.
The Way to Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 1986
The first American book on personal finance, The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to Poor Richard's Almanack, this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving money and debt.
Common Sense (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 2002
Paine arrived in America from England in 1774. A friend of Benjamin Franklin, he was a writer of poetry and tracts condemning the slave trade. In 1775, as hostilities between Britain and the colonies intensified, Paine wrote Common Sense to encourage the colonies to break the British exploitative hold and fight for independence. The little booklet of 50 pages was published January 10, 1776 and sold a half-million copies, approximately equal to ...
Good Newes from New England
Applewood Books, 1996
One of America's earliest books and one of the most important early Pilgrim tracts to come from American colonies. This book helped persuade others to come join those who already came to Plymouth.
Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
Applewood Books, 1986
Originally printed in 1622, this is the first published account of the coming of the Pilgrims to the New World to settle Plymouth Plantation.
The Secret at Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew, Book 5)
Applewood Books, 1994
In Arizona, Nancy uncovers a strange mystery about a kidnapped child.
Kentucky Housewife: Containing Nearly Thirteen Hundred Full Receipts
Applewood Books, 2001
Originally published in 1839, this long-lost classic of Southern cooking includes more than 1,300 recipes, all cooked and seasoned in a hot climate. The foods and recipes featured in this kitchen classic are derived from American Indian, European, and African sources and reflect a merging of the three distinct cultures in the American South.
Great Pacific War: A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33
Applewood Books, 2002
This blow-by-blow fictional account of a war between the United States and Japan was a forerunner of actual events, written 16 years before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Bywater, the world's leading naval authority in the period between the two world wars, prophesied the following: A Japanese surprise attack attacks U. S. naval forces in the Pacific. Japanese troops simultaneously invade the Phillippines and Guam. Recognizing their limits, ...
American Spelling Book
Applewood Books, 1999
Considered to be the third-best selling book of all time in America. With its distinctive blue cover, it earned the nickname "the blue-backed speller" and was used over the span of nearly a century. This is an exact reproduction of the 1824 edition.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Applewood Books, 1990
In 1939 Robert L. May, a copywriter working at Chicago's Montgomery Ward & Co., wrote a holiday story at the request of his employer. Almost two and a half million copies of the little tale about a reindeer with a shiny red nose were given away to all the children who visited Montgomery Ward stores that year. The rest is history. Over seventy years later, the beloved classic is once again available in a hardcover faithful facsimile of the 1939 ...
Strenuous Life (Little Books of Wisdom)
Applewood Books, 1992
Teddy Roosevelt lived a full and accomplished life and shared many of his beliefs in this book, in which he tells how to live life to its most productive and fullest.
McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (McGuffey Readers)
Applewood Books, 2010
The tried and true McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader develops basic reading comprehension skills for children as young as three all the way to adults learning to read. Using stories, word lists, phonics charts, and 19th-century illustrations, it is a timeless teaching tool. This is the revised 1879 edition. The McGuffey Readers are among the best known schoolbooks in the history of American education, having sold more than 120 million copies ...
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