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Martin W. Sandler

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Martin W. Sandler

Martin W. Sandler is the author of LINCOLN THROUGH THE LENS and THE DUST BOWL THROUGH THE LENS. He has won five Emmy Awards for his writing for television and is the author of more than 60 books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Among Sandler's other books are the six volumes in his award-winning Library of Congress American History Series for Young People, a series that has sold more than 500,000 copies. Other books by Mr. Sandler include: ISLAND OF HOPE: The Story of Ellis Island, TRAPPED IN ICE, THE STORY OF AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY, THE VAQUEROS, AMERICA: A Celebration, and THIS WAS AMERICA. Mr. Sandler has taught American history and American studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College, and lives in Massachusetts.

Martin W. Sandler

Books by Martin W. Sandler

by Martin W. Sandler - History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates.

by Martin W. Sandler - Children's, History

It was the tens of thousands of workers who, against all odds and working almost entirely by hand, built the great road. They labored for more than six years blasting the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, building the highest bridges that had ever been created, battling enormous snow drifts and blistering heat. And when the nation was finally linked by two bands of steel, America was changed forever.

by Martin W. Sandler

While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release.