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Martin W. Sandler is the author of Lincoln Through the Lens and The Dust Bowl Through the Lens. He has won five Emmy Awards for his writing for television and is the author of more than sixty books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Among Sandler's other books are the six mostrar mais volumes in his award-winning Library of Congress American History Series for Young People, a series which has sold more than 500,000 copies. Other books by Mr. Sandler include: Island of Hope: The Story of Ellis Island, Trapped in Ice, The Story of American Photography, The Vaqueros, America: A Celebration, and This Was America. Martin Sandler has taught American history and American studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College. In 2014 his title, Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Martin W. Sandler

Inventors (1996) 176 exemplares
Immigrants (1995) 133 exemplares
Pioneers (Library of Congress) (1994) 112 exemplares
Trapped In Ice! (2006) 98 exemplares
Civil War (1996) 87 exemplares
America! A Celebration (2000) 84 exemplares
Cowboys (1994) 77 exemplares
The Letters of John F. Kennedy (2013) — Editor — 71 exemplares
This was America (1980) 54 exemplares
How the Beatles Changed the World (2014) 43 exemplares
Presidents (1995) 37 exemplares
Vaqueros: America's First Cowmen (2001) 25 exemplares
America's Great Disasters (2003) 24 exemplares
As New Englanders played (1979) 9 exemplares
Celebrating the American family (1992) 8 exemplares
In search of America (1975) 3 exemplares
Let it begin here 1 exemplar
The Way We Lived 1 exemplar
Immigrants 1 exemplar
Civil War 1 exemplar
Trapped in ice 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Massachusetts, USA
University of Massachusetts
Smith College

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Martin Sandler has received two Pulitzer Prize nominations, a Boston Horn
Book Award for The Story of American Photography: An Illustrated History for young People, and seven emmy awards. He is the author of more than eighty books, including Sterling's Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship. His best selling Library of Congress American History series have sold more than 500,000 copies.

Mr. Sandler has produced and written numerous series for television; he was the creator and co-writer for the acclaimed "This was America" series, hosted by William Shatner. He has taught American history and American studies at the University of Massachusetts and Smith College. Martin Sandler is a passionate tennis player and a life long follower of the Boston Red Sox. He loves to uncover important but neglected stories in the human experience, particularly if they involve unimaginable heroism and surprising results. He lives with his wife in Cotuit, Mass.

His latest book is entitled Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot published by Sterling in 2010. His next book, Kennedy Through the Lens (for young adults) will be released on January 4, 2011. Mr. Sandler is currently at work on three other books, The Kennedy Letters based on over 2 million pieces of correspondence from the Kennedy Library Archives in Boston. Bloomsbury, will publish The Kennedy Letters in three countries simultaneously: America, England, and Germany, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death. Also in the works currently are two other books -- one on the Japanese-American Internment, and a young adult book on one of the most amazing sea adventures in history.




Gr 7 Up—This remarkable work, featuring 140 stunning photographs from the U.S. Farm Security Administration's
attempt to document the Great Depression, makes for an important visual record of the era. Along with brief
highlights about the photographers and project administrator Roy Stryker's vision to "introduce Americans to
America," this monograph also demonstrates the power of photography and belongs in all history collections.
BackstoryBooks | 6 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
Gr 5 Up—Blending adventure, history, marine science, and archaeology with a dose of technological gee-whiz,
Sandler sketches the findings from seven historic shipwrecks ranging from South Africa to the Northwest Passage.
Eye-catching illustrations are smoothly integrated with the dense text. This makes for excellent research or
independent reading.
BackstoryBooks | 1 outra crítica | Apr 1, 2024 |
Interesting subject but should have been more interesting and better written.
Newmans2001 | Dec 24, 2023 |
First sentence: Almost everything made by humans, at one time or another, has been carried over the oceans. And it's not only people and goods that depended upon the sea for transportation. Ideas, cultures, religions, technologies, and the arts historically spread by seas.

Premise/plot: Shipwrecked is middle grade nonfiction. Sandler introduces readers to seven shipwrecks, or, excavations of shipwrecks. The book focuses on how shipwrecks are discovered, recovered, salvaged, etc. What can we learn about the past by examining/exploring shipwrecks? How has the art or science of exploration/excavation changed over the past hundred years?

The shipwrecks discussed in this one include: Antikythera, Cape Gelidonya, Shinan, The Mary Rose, Sao Jose Paquete de Africa, The Hunley, The Erebus and The Terror. The book also includes a final chapter--or appendix--where other shipwrecks are featured. These "bonus" or "extra" shipwrecks get a few paragraphs each.

My thoughts: I found this fascinating. I wasn't expecting to find it fascinating. This subject or sub-sub-genre isn't my usual "cup of tea." Yet I found myself absorbed in these stories. Mostly I found myself interested in the history of it all.

Definitely recommended for those that enjoy nonfiction.
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blbooks | 1 outra crítica | Dec 22, 2023 |



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