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Bands from Jimmy Eat World to Green Day have one thing in common--they would be nothing without punk. This book explores punks earliest roots and takes the reader all the way to the present--from Second Wave and New Wave to Oi! and Punk, it's all here. Along the way, you will read all about the feuds, the gossip, and the rock and roll partying. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
Bobby Kelly is a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy who loves playing stickball in the street with his friends and cheering for the Dodgers. Bobby's dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of bat boy for the team. There's just one thing Bobby's not sure about. The Dodgers are planning to do something that has never been done before. An African-American named Jackie Robinson will be playing for Brooklyn. Bobby isn't sure how to feel about it, especially since members of his family and kids in his neighborhood don't like the idea. In order to truly become part of the Dodgers, Bobby will have to learn to accept Robinson as a member of the team and learn from his example. This fictional story looks at an important point in baseball history from a young person's perspective and highlights the time period, including using popular slang from the East Coast in the 1940s.
Master the fundamental skills of being a batter with this instructive book for baseball beginners. Learn all about batting stance, the sweet spot on a bat, and the best angle to hit a ball at. In addition, tips and drills help improve hitting accuracy, as well as speed and timing when running, stealing, and sliding.
"Baseball stadiums might seem like calm and relaxed places. But come game day, people who work at stadiums are ready to swing into action. Many fans don't get to see what happens as stats are updated, coaches adjust game plans, and production crews entertain the crowd. Get ready to visit a Major League Baseball game and learn what happens behind the scenes."
Matilda Alleman was a young resident of Gettysburg during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. At Gettysburg is an amazing first hand account of what she saw. Without question, the most famous battle of the American Civil War took place outside of the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which happened to be a transportation hub, serving as the center of a wheel with several roads leading out to other Pennsylvanian towns. From July 1-3, Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia tried everything in its power to decisively defeat George Meade's Union Army of the Potomac, unleashing ferocious assaults that inflicted nearly 50,000 casualties in all. Day 1 of the battle would have been one of the 25 biggest battles of the Civil War itself, and it ended with a tactical Confederate victory. But over the next two days, Lee would try and fail to dislodge the Union army with attacks on both of its flanks during the second day and Pickett's Charge on the third and final day. Meade's stout defense held, barely, repulsing each attempted assault, handing the Union a desperately needed victory that ended up being one of the Civil War's turning points. After the South had lost the war, the importance of Gettysburg as one of the "high tide" marks of the Confederacy became apparent to everyone, making the battle all the more important in the years after it had been fought. While former Confederate generals cast about for scapegoats, with various officers pointing fingers at Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and James Stuart, historians and avid Civil War fans became obsessed with studying and analyzing all the command decisions and army movements during the entire campaign. Despite the saturation of coverage, Americans refuse to grow tired of visiting the battlefield and reliving the biggest battle fought in North America.
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