American Trailblazers

American Trailblazers

A Celebration of All But Forgotten Firsts

Gemini Originals, 2018

“Your prose is wonderful and your information is spot on.”

–Ethan P. Bullard, Museum Curator, National Park Service

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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues

Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues

Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem

Prometheus Books, 2014

“Martin’s rich and varied portraits display misbehavior, from simple idiocy and apathy to conniving con men, gold diggers, and gamblers.”

Publishers Weekly

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Secret Heroes

Secret Heroes

Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World

HarperCollins, 2012

“You have a gift for capturing the drama and significance of a life in a few words...this book will make history exciting for a new generation of readers.”

–Nick Cullather, Professor of History, Indiana University

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Land of the Ascending Dragon

Land of the Ascending Dragon

Rediscovering Vietnam

Gates & Bridges, 1997

“I hope any American who is still disturbed by memories of the war we did not win will see this book and know that the Vietnam that was our crucible has disappeared.”

–Senator John McCain

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Science

Science

It's Changing Your World

National Geographic, 1985

“Contains an amazing and varied list of achievements in the fields of agriculture, energy, transportation, medicine, industry and space. The text is well written, carefully researched and lavishly illustrated.”

School Library Journal

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Messengers to the Brain

Messengers to the Brain

Our Fantastic Five Senses

National Geographic, 1984

“Describes the workings of the sense organs and explains how the brain and nerves receive and process their messages.”

–Library of Congress

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