Giant Landmark Books

I really like the history titles I have seen from this series. These oversized books, written for upper elementary and above, are well-researched and written and are filled with artwork, including many primary source illustrations.

Regarding the sports books, I received this comment from a visitor to my site, "As an avid sportsman and a father of a 13 year old son who has read the Sports Giant Landmarks, we would recommend them!"

Some of these are abridged from adult level books. All were published by Random House, some as "Chanticleer Press Editions."

Americans to the Moon, The Story of Project Apollo (#20) by Gene Gurney [1970]

The American Indian (#3) by William Brandon, adapted for younger readers from The American Heritage Book of Indians by Anne Terry White [1963?]

American Heroes of the Twentieth Century (#14) by Harold Faber & Doris Faber [1967]

American Sports Heroes of Today (#22) [AKA Great American Athletes of the Sixties, which may be a prepublication title and not a published title] by Fred Katz [1970]

The Continent We Live On (#2?) by Ivan T. Sanderson, adapted for younger readers by Anne Terry White [1962]

The F.B.I. Story (#1) by Don Whitehead, adapted for younger readers [1963]

Great American Athletes of the Twentieth Century (#11) by Zander Hollander [1966]

Great American Battles (#17) by Robert Leckie [1968]

Great Moments in American Sports (#24) by Jerry Brondfield [1974]

The Landmark History of the American People from Plymouth to Appomattox (#16?) by Daniel Boorstin [1968]

The Landmark History of the American People from Appomattox to the Moon (#21) by Daniel Boorstin [1970]

Life in the Ancient World (#5?) by Bart Winer, illustrated by Steele Savage[1961]

Life in Colonial America (#6?) by Elizabeth George Speare, illustrated by Charles Walker [1963]

Life in Lincoln's America (#8) by Helen Reeder Cross, illustrated by Charles Walker [1964]

Life in the Middle Ages (#12) by Jay Williams [1966]

Life in the Renaissance (#18) by Gail Marzieh [1968]

New York: The Story of the World's Most Exciting City (#19) by Bruce & Naomi Bliven [1969]

Pro Football Heroes of Today (#23) by Berry Stainback [1973]

Pro Hockey Heroes of Today (#25) by Bill Libby [1974]

The Story of Baseball (#4) by John Rosenburg [1962]

The Story of Football (#9) by Robert Leckie [1965]

The Story of New England (#15) by Monroe Stearns [1967]

The Story of World War I (#10?) by Robert Leckie, adapted from The American Heritage History of World War I [1965]

The Story of World War II (#7) by Robert Leckie, adapted from The American Heritage History of World War II [1964]

Washington D.C., The Story of Our Nation's Capital (#13) by Howard K. Smith [1967]