History, Historical Fiction, & Geography

history living books for sale

Through these history living books for sale, young and old can engage in the past with rich stories, not just dry facts. “History maketh a young man to be old, without wrinkles or gray hairs, privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof.” – Thomas Fuller

Updated: July 18, 2017  1:00 pm MT

History Living Books for Sale

History Series:

The American Adventure Series:

 

Fur Trappers of the Old West, A,M. Anderson, 1946, 1961, HB, VG, school library stamp on end page, $18

 

American Heritage Junior Library Series:

 

Adventures in the Wilderness, Rutherford Platt, 1963, HB, G+, $5

 

 

 

jamestown

 

Jamestown: First English Colony, Marshall W. Fishwick, 1965, xlib HB, G, some fraying on edges & corners, $4

 

 

pilgrims

 

The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, Feenie Ziner, 1961, xlib HB, VG, $6

 

 

 

Cornerstones of Freedom Series:

air force one

 

Air Force One, Brendan January, 2004, xlib HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of d day

 

The Story of D-Day, R. Conrad Stein, 1977, HB, G, $4

 

 

 

The Story of Ellis Island, R. Conrad Stein, 1979, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story alamo

 

The Story of the Alamo, Norman Richards, 1970, HB, VG, $4

 

 

 

2nd copy: The Story of the Alamo, Norman Richards, 1970, HB, G+, $4

 

 

bonhomme

 

The Story of the Bonhomme Richard, Norman Richards, 1969, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the capitol

 

The Story of the Capitol, Marilyn Prolman, 1969, xlib HB, G-, $4

 

 

story of the conestoga wagon

 

The Story of the Conestoga Wagon, Kenneth Richards, 1970, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the constitution

 

The Story of the Constitution, Marilyn Prolman, 1969, HB, VG, $4

 

 

declaration 2

 

The Story of the Declaration of Independence, Norman Richards, 1968, HB, VG, $4

 

 

declaration

 

The Story of the Declaration of Independence, Norman Richards, 1968, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the gettysburg address

 

The Story of the Gettysburg Address, Kenneth Richards, 1969, 1992, HB, VG, $4

 

 

 

The Story of the Gold at Sutter’s Mill, R. Conrad Stein, 1981, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the homestead act

 

The Story of the Homestead Act, R. Conrad Stein, 1978, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the lewis and clark expedition

 

The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, R. Conrad Stein, 1978, HB, VG, $4

 

 

 

The Story of the Liberty Bell, Natalie Miller, 1965, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the lincoln memorial

 

The Story of the Lincoln Memorial, Natalie Miller, 1966, xlib HB, VG, $3

 

 

 

2nd copy: The Story of the Lincoln Memorial, Natalie Miller, 1966, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the mayflower compact

 

The Story of the Mayflower Compact, Norman Richards, 1967, xlib HB, G, $4

 

 

story of the nineteenth amendment

 

The Story of the Nineteenth Amendment, R. Conrad Stein, 1982, HB, VG, $4

 

 

statue of liberty

 

The Story of the Statue of Liberty, Natalie Miller, 1965, HB, VG, $4

 

 

 

The Story of the Underground Railroad, R. Conrad Stein, 1981, HB, VG, $4

 

 

story of the uss arizona

 

The Story of the U.S.S. Arizona, R. Conrad Stein, 1977, HB, VG, $4

 

 

white house

 

The Story of the White House, Natalie Miller, 1966, xlib HB, VG, $4

 

 

First Book Series:

first

 

The First Book of American History, Henry Steele Commanger, ill. Leonard Everett Fisher, 1957, HB, VG, $5

 

 

 

2nd copy: The First Book of American History, Henry Steele Commanger, ill. Leonard Everett Fisher, 1957, HB, G+, a little cover wear, $5

 

Historic Communities:

williamsburg

 

A Colonial Town: Williamsburg, Bobbie Kalman, 1992, xlib HB, G, $3

 

 

…If You Series:

abraham

 

…If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, Ann McGovern, ill. by Brinton Turkle, 1966, PB, G, $2

 

 

…If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution, Kay Moore, 1997, PB, G, $2

 

earthquake

 

…If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, Ellen Levine, 1992, PB, G-, $2

 

 

…If You Lived with the Sioux Indians, Ann McGovern, 1974, 1992, PB, G-, spine taped, $1

 

constitution

 

…If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution, Elizabeth Levy, ill. by Joan Holub, 1987, 1992, PB, G, $2

 

Inside Story:

 

A Frontier Fort on the Oregon Trail, Scott Steedman, xlib laminate PB, G, $4

 

 

 

 

A Medieval Castle, Fiona MacDonald, 1990, xlib laminate covered HB, G, $5

 

 

 

renaissance

 

A Renaissance Town, Jacqueline Morley, 1996, xlib HB, VG, $5

 

 

 

Landmark:

 

Gettysburg, MacKinlay Kantor, 1952, HB, VG, $6

 

 

 

 

(SALE PENDING)  Remember the Alamo!, Robert Penn Warren, 1958, HB, VG, DJ a little worn, $7

 

 

The Military History of World War II:

european

 

The Military History of World War II: Volume 1 European Land Battles 1939-1943, Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, 1962, HB, VG, $4

 

 

 

2nd copy: The Military History of World War II: Volume 1 European Land Battles 1939-1943, Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, 1962, HB, VG, $4

 

 

european land battles 1944-45

 

The Military History of World War II: Volume 2 European Land Battles 1944-1945, Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, 1962, HB, VG, $4

 

 

land battles

 

The Military History of World War II: Volume 3 Land Battles: North Africa Sicily, and Italy, Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, 1962, HB, VG, $4

 

 

Chronological History:

annals

 

The Annals of the World, James Ussher, 1658, 2012, Casebound, book Like New, case is bumped on corners, $19    (Includes timeline reference CD-ROM full of colored charts, graphs, timelines, and more.)

 

Ancient:

archaeologists dig for clues

 

Archeologists Dig for Clues, Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series, Kate Duke, 1997, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

motel

 

Motel of the Mysteries, David Macaulay, 1979, PB, G+, $3  (fun spoof on archaeology)

 

 

 

2nd copy: Motel of the Mysteries, David Macaulay, 1979, PB, G+, $3

 

 

 

gods and goddesses of ancient egypt

 

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, Leonard Everett Fisher, 1997, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $6

 

 

 

The Great Pyramid: The story of the farmers, the god-king, and the most astounding structure ever built, Elizabeth Mann, 1996, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $6

 

egypt

 

Growing up in Ancient Egypt, Rosalie David, vinyl covered PB, G, $2

 

 

 

Hieroglyphs from A to Z: A Rhyming Book with Ancient Egyptian Stencils for Kids, Peter Der Manuelian, 1991, 1995, PB, VG, cover crease, $4

 

 

 

Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book about Ancient Egypt, Gail Gibbons, 2004, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

tut

 

Tut’s Mummy, Step into Reading, Judy Donnelly, 1988, 1996, PB, G, $1

 

 

 

 

The Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge, 1952, 1980, xlib HB, G-, spine breaking in a few places, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

theras and his town

 

Theras and His Town, Caroline Dale Snedeker, 1924, 2012, PB, G+, $7

 

 

 

 

The Robe, Lloyd C. Doulglas, 1942, 1950, HB, VG, $6

 

 

 

 

The Romans, Anthony Marks, 1990, PB, VG, $3     (Not a living book but a good visual addition to understand the period.) 

 

 

Middle Ages/Renaissance:

adam

 

Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Janet Gray, 1942, 1970, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

 

2nd copy: Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Janet Gray, 1942, 1969, xlib Library Binding, G+, very sturdy copy, $7

 

 

 

apple and the arrow

 

The Apple and the Arrow: The Legend of William Tell, Mary and Conrad Buff, 1951, PB, VG, smaller format, $3

 

 

diary

 

Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Richard Platt, 1999, 2003, small edition PB, VG, $4

 

 

chanticleer

 

Chanticleer and the Fox, Geoffrey Chaucer, adapted & ill. by Barbara Cooney, 1958, PB, G, $3

 

 

conquista

 

Conquista!, Clyde Robert Bulla, 1978, HB, VG, $4

 

 

 

door

 

(SALE PENDING)  The Door in the Wall, Marguerite de Angeli, 1949, 1989, PB, G, $3

 

 

 

 

Illuminations, Jonathan Hunt, 1989, xlib HB, Fair, water damage but the thick pages hold up very well, laminate covered DJ, $2

 

 

 

fifth

 

(SALE PENDING)  The King’s Fifth, Scott O’Dell, 1966, 1994, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

 

luttrell

 

The Luttrell Village: Country Life in the Middle Ages, Sheila Sancha, 1982, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

made

 

Made in the Middle Ages, Christine Price, 1961, 1962, xlib HB, VG, $5

 

 

 

otto

 

(SALE PENDING)  Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle, 1888, 1967, PB, G, $4

 

 

 

 

Saint George and the Dragon, Margaret Hodges, 1984, HB, G+, no DJ, $4

 

 

 

shining

 

The Shining Company, Rosemary Sutcliff, 1990, 1997, PB, VG, $4

 

 

 

silver branch

 

The Silver Branch, Rosemary Sutcliff, xlib 1957, 2010, PB, G+, $4

 

 

 

 

Till Year’s Good End: A Calendar of Medieval Labors, W. Nikola-Lisa, 1997, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

trumpeter

 

The Trumpeter of Krakow, Eric P. Kelly, 1928, 1966, xlib Library Rebound with also a mylar covered DJ, G+, a few smudged & dog-eared pages, $7

 

 

World History:

folk

 

Folk Costumes of the World, Robert Harrold and Phyllida Legg, 1999, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

machu picchu

 

(SALE PENDING)  Machu Picchu, Elizabeth Mann, 2000, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

 

2nd copy: Machu Picchu, Elizabeth Mann, 2000, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

secret

 

Secret of the Andes, Ann Nolan Clark, 1952, 1980, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $6

 

 

 

birth of britain

 

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: Volume 1 The Birth of Britain, Winston S. Churchill, 1958, HB, G, $7

 

 

 

new world

 

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: Volume 2 The New World, Winston S. Churchill, 1958, HB, G+, $7

 

 

lionnorth

 

The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus, G.A. Henty, 2002, HB, New, $15

 

 

 

The Cow Who Fell in the Canal, Phyllis Krasilovsky, 1953, 1988, PB, G, $3

 

 

 

They Sought a New World: The Story of European immigration to North America, William Kurelek & Margaret S. Engelhart, 1985, xlib HB, G, $4

 

 

 

(SALE PENDING)  The Good Master, Kate Seredy, 1935, 1967, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $7    (Two cousins spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains)

 

 

 

2nd copy: The Good Master, Kate Seredy, 1935, 1986, PB, VG, $4

 

 

 

pearl harbor

 

Pearl Harbor, Ready-to-Read, Stephen Krensky, 2001, PB, VG, $3

 

 

 

Brave Men, Ernie Pyle, 1944, HB, G+, $5

 

 

 

 

2nd copy: Brave Men, Ernie Pyle, 1944, HB, G+, $5

 

 

 

faithful elephants

 

Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War, Yukio Tsuchiya, 1988, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $6

 

 

sweet

 

Sweet Dried Apples: A Vietnamese Wartime Childhood, Rosemary Breckler, 1996, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

wall

 

The Wall, Eve Bunting, 1990, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

North American Indians:

famous indian tribes

 

Famous Indian Tribes: Their wars, their great chiefs, and how the different tribes lived, William Moyers, 1954, HB, G, $4

 

 

hahnee

 

Hah-nee of the Cliff Dwellers, Mary and Conrad Buff, xlib Library Rebound, 1956, G+, $7

 

 

hide

 

Houses of hide and earth, Bonnie Shemie, 1991, xlib HB, G, $4

 

 

mounds

 

Mounds of earth and shell, Bonnie Shemie, 1993, xlib HB, G, $4

 

 

lets find out about indians

 

Let’s Find Out About Indians, Martha and Charles Shapp, 1962, HB, G, 2 torn pages need repair, $5

 

 

US History:

light 1

 

The Light and the Glory, Peter Marshall, 1977, PB, G+, $4

 

 

 

usa

 

USA, Mitsumasa Anno, 1983, HB, VG, $6     (French version but it’s a wordless book.)

 

 

 

The Explorers from 986 to 1701, Earl Schenck Miers, The Golden Book History of the United States, 1963, HB, G, $4

 

 

 

 

The Explorers from 986 to 1701, Earl Schenck Miers, The Golden Book History of the United States, 1963, HB, G, $4

 

 

 

colonial

 

Colonial Places, Sarah, Howarth, 1994, xlib HB, G, $3

 

 

giving thanks

 

Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast, Kate Waters, xlib HB, mylar covered DJ, G+, $5

 

 

Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy, Kate Waters, 1993, xlib laminate covered PB, G-, $2

 

 

 

Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl, Kate Waters, 1989, xlib HB, VG, $5

 

 

 

2nd copy: Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl, Kate Waters, 1993, PB, G+, $2

 

 

 

Stranded at Plimoth Plantation 1626, Gary Bowen, 1994, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners, Lucille Recht Penner, 1991, xlib laminate covered PB, G, $3

 

 

 

The First Thanksgiving, Jean Craighead George, 1993, PB, G, $3

 

 

thanksgivingbook

 

The Thanksgiving Book, Lucille Recht Penner, 1986, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

 

The Thanksgiving Story, Alice Dalgliesh, 1954, xlib Library Rebound, G, cover wear, $4

 

 

 

Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols, Edna Barth, 1975, xlib HB, G+, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

 

2nd copy: Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols, Edna Barth, 1975, xlib HB, G, edgewear, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

calico

 

Calico Captive, Elizabeth George Speare, 1957, 1989, PB, VG, $3

 

 

 

ben

 

Ben and Me, Robert Lawson, 1939, 40th printing, xlib HB, G, DJ, $5

 

 

early thunder

 

Early Thunder, Jean Fritz, 1967, 1987, PB, VG, $4

 

 

 

independence

 

Independence, Drums of War Vol 1, Peter Reese Doyle, 2005, PB, G, $3

 

 

 

tremain

 

Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes, 1943, xlib Library Rebound, G+, $7

 

 

 

brothersam

 

My Brother Sam is Dead, James Lincoln & Christopher Collier, 1974, 1984, xlib HB, G,  mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

 

 

We the People: The Constitution of the United States of America, Peter Spier, 1987, xlib HB, G-, heavy edge wear, binding tight & pages clean, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

shh 2

 

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution, Jean Fritz, 1987, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

 

2nd copy: Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution, Jean Fritz, 1987, xlib Library Rebound, VG, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

matchlock

 

Matchlock Gun, Walter D. Edmonds, 1941, 1990, PB, G, $2

 

 

 

 

Seaman’s Journal: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark, Patricia Reeder Eubank, 2002, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

 

The Prairie Schooners, Glen Rounds, 1968, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

 

conestoga

 

Conestoga Wagons, Richard Ammon, 2000, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

 

frontiersmen

 

The Frontiersmen, Allan Eckert, 1967, HB, VG, $14

 

 

 

 

Frontier Living, Edwin Tunis, 1961, HB, white cloth, VG, name & address written on FFEP, DJ wear on top & bottom at spine, $10

 

 

 

2nd copy: Frontier Living, Edwin Tunis, 1961, HB, red cloth, VG, DJ minor tears around edges & a little dirty, $10

 

 

 

Thee, Hannah!, Marguerite de Angeli, 1940, 2000, xlib PB, G, $8

 

 

alamo

 

The Alamo, Leonard Everett Fisher, 1987, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, name written on mylar, $6

 

 

prairie

 

Prairie School, Avi, 2001, PB, VG, $2

 

 

 

sarah

 

Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan, 1985, PB, VG, $2

 

 

 

wolfling

 

The Wolfling, Sterling North, 1969, HB, VG, DJ, $7

 

 

 

bents fort

 

Bent’s Fort: Crossroads of Cultures on the Santa Fe Trail, Melvin Bacon & Daniel Blegen, xlib PB, VG, $3

 

 

 

Cowboys, Marie and Douglas Gorsline, 1978, PB, G, $2

 

 

cowboys indians and gunfighters

 

Cowboys, Indians, and Gunfighters: The Story of the Cattle Kingdom, Albert Marrin, 1993, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $5

 

 

winning

 

Winning the West, Robert G. Athearn, 1963, HB, G, $4   (Vol. 9 of the American Heritage New Illustrated History of the United States)

 

 

caddie

 

Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink, 1935, 1973, xlib HB, G, mylar covered DJ, $4

 

 

 

colorado hist
History of Colorado for Children, Vivian Sheldon Epstein, 1975, 1977, PB, G, $7  (Rare simple picture book retelling of Colorado history for elementary ages.)

 

 

 

(SALE PENDING)  Fire on the Prairie: The Story of Wheaton College, W. Wyeth Willard, 1950, HB, G+, DJ with some wear & tears, $7

 

 

triangle

 

Fire at the Triangle Factory, Holly Littlefield, 1996, xlib HB, VG, mylar covered DJ, $3

 

 

batboy

 

The Bat Boy & His Violin, Gavin Curtis, 2001, PB, VG, $3

 

 

 

The Train of States, Peter Sis, 2004, xlib HB, VG, DJ, $4   (Not a living book with a story, but great illustrations & facts about each state.)

 

 

Geography:

around

 

Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellan, Jean Fritz, 1994, PB, G, $3

 

 

royal road to romance

 

Royal Road to Romance, Richard Halliburton, 1925, HB, VG, slight cover wear, end pages a little yellowing, $9

 

 

tree in the trail

 

Tree in the Trail, Holling Clancy Holling, 1942, 1970, ex-school library HB, VG, laminate covered DJ, cut out at top corner, $8

 

 

Top Secret Adventures series:

guide to australia

 

Guide to Australia, Michael March, 1995, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to germany

 

Guide to Germany, Michael March, 1996, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to greece

 

Guide to Greece, Michael March, 1999, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to india

 

Guide to India, Brian Williams, 1996, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to japan

 

Guide to Japan, Michael March, FIAR, 1995, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to mexico

 

Guide to Mexico, Brian Williams, 1995, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to russia

 

Guide to Russia, Mike March, FIAR, 1996, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to south africa

 

Guide to South Africa, Michael March, 1996, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to south korea

 

Guide to South Korea, Michael March, 2007, PB, VG, $2

 

 

guide to sweden

 

Guide to Sweden, Brian Williams, 2000, PB, VG, $2

 

 

ENCHANTMENT OF THE WORLD SERIES:

france

 

France, Don Nardo, 2008, xlib HB, VG, corners bumped, $3

 

 

germany

 

Germany, Jean F. Blashfield, 2003, xlib HB, G, $2

 

 

iceland

 

Iceland, Barbara A. Somervill, 2003, xlib HB, VG, $3

 

 

Lands and Peoples:

lands1

 

Volume 1, British Isles and Western Empire, 1957, HB, VG except for tear on bottom spine, $3

 

 

lands2

 

Volume 2, Baltic States and Central Europe, 1957, HB, VG, $3

 

 

 

lands3

 

Volume 3, The Near and the Middle East, 1957, HB, VG, $3

 

 

 


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