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Milton Meltzer wrote 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award.

Milton Meltzer wrote 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award. He received the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to children's literature, the 1986 Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, and the 2000 Regina Medal. He died in New York Cit Milton Meltzer wrote 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award.

Focusing on American railroad history but touching on other countries, award-winning author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world.

book by Milton Meltzer. Focusing on American railroad history but touching on other countries, award-winning author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world.

author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world. are five nominations for the National Book Award and the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature. The author lives in New York City. Author: Meltzer, Milton.

How the Railroad Changed the World. Beginning with a rather surprising assertion-that the railroad’s invention led to the greatest change in human history since farming was invented.

Meltzer won several awards for single books and career achievements. Hear That Whistle Blow!: How the Railroad Changed the World (2004). Emily Dickinson (2004). Henry David Thoreau: A Biography (2006). In 1981 he was an American Book Award finalist for All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery.

Meltzer's books often chronicled struggles for freedom, such as the American Revolution, the antislavery movement of the nineteenth-century United . All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery

Meltzer's books often chronicled struggles for freedom, such as the American Revolution, the antislavery movement of the nineteenth-century United States, and the movement against antisemitism. He wrote several biographies, including ones of Langston Hughes and Thomas Jefferson, and though most of his books are nonfiction, he wrote at least one historical novel, The Underground Man, about a white abolitionist in the 1800s United States who is imprisoned for helping escaped slaves. All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery. Edgar Allan Poe: a biography.

HEAR THAT TRAIN WHISTLE BLOW! How the Railroad Changed the World. Landmark Books/Random House. Ages 8 and up) It is not obvious to children today that modern life around the world was made possible by the railroad. Period illustrations are included, along with some literary and musical references and a conventional bibliography.

Find nearly any book by Milton Meltzer (page 5). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Hispanic Americans. ISBN 9780690041101 (978-0-690-04110-1) Hardcover, Ty Crowell Co, 1982.

Milton Meltzer was born in 1915. Download more by: Milton Meltzer. Find and Load Ebook Hear that Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World (Landmark Books). From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today's high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vita. see all. From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today's high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vital forces in civilization.

From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today’s high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vital forces in civilization. Focusing on American railroad history but touching on other countries, award-winning author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world.Praise for There Comes a Time by Milton Meltzer:“Readers of every ethnicity will leave this book with a more inspired understanding of what it means to be free.”—Boston Sunday GlobeH “An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the U.S.”—Kirkus Reviews, StarredAmong Milton Meltzer’s many honors are five nominations for the National Book Award and the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his substantial and lasting contribution to children’s literature. The author lives in New York City.From the Hardcover edition.

Comments: (3)

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I read this with the kids as part of our American History class and they really loved it. We followed it up with a trip to the California Railroad Museum. They enjoyed the museum so much more because they had already learned about the people and places. My son had a great conversation with the docent who was impressed with all the knowledge he had about the railroads, knowledge he gained from reading this book. Most books only talk about how great the railroads and railroad companies were, but this book talks about the dark side of the railroads as well as the blessings. I really appreciated this well rounded view of history.
Stonewing
Great book! It's well written and the pictures and illustrations are wonderful. This really gets the imagination going while giving a lively snapshot of the history of the railroad.
Endieyab
This book is definitely written for children. Have said that, it is still a poorly written, often confusingly non-chronological, disjointed "history" that is devoted with the exception of the final chapter to the railroad in the United States (having World in the title is certainly misleading and not appropriate). The most disappointing part, however, are the pages of biased socialist doctrine that the author clearly saw as his true purpose in writing the book. I am all for everyone having their own opinion and being able to discuss said with the support of facts. However, when I read a "history" book, especially one intended for children, I expect opinion and bias to be excluded or at the least to have the opposing views and positions presented objectively. There is page after page devoted to the "working man" who was kept down and in his place by greedy industrialists and the government in collusion with industry. It reads more as an editorial than a history and there is absolutely no reason for social issues to have presented in any manner other than simply reporting the facts. He makes broad sweeping generalizations about groups of people and their motives and intentions and there is no balanced opposing view having been presented for comparison and study. If this is what my children can expect from their "history" books it seems I will have to devote a more significant amount of time than I already expected teaching them to question what they read and to strive to learn both sides of an issue, especially when opinion is presented as fact in a socialist biased manner.
Hear that Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World (Landmark Books) download epub
Education & Reference
Author: Milton Meltzer
ISBN: 0375829229
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 25, 2005)
Pages: 176 pages