Children's Encyclopedia of American History
DK Publishing, David C. King. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $29.99 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-8330-0
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, DK's Children's Encyclopedia of American History by David King is a comprehensive overview lavishly illustrated with period photographs, paintings and drawings of people, objects and events, as well as maps and charts. Separate topics-from ""The Constitution"" to ""Terrorism Strikes Home""-unfold in double-page spreads throughout 18 chronologically organized chapters. An appendix includes a list of the U.S. presidents, a chart of key facts about the 50 states, and the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and its Amendments, plus the Gettysburg Address.
Reviewed on: 04/21/2003