Full-color illustrations tell the story of America through one hundred true tales of triumph and tragedy, from the Mayflower and Wright brothers' flight to the Watergate break-in and Salem witch trials.
An interesting mixture of political and cultural history is presented in the 100 American historical stories dating from 1565 to 2000. Everything from Lizzie Borden's infamous murders to the Civil Rights movement is covered in chronological sections with different themes. Accompanied by full-color illustrations. A 2006 Kirkus Best Children's Book.