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Don Nardo has written many books for young people. He specializes in history and loves writing about ancient civilizations.
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Obres de Don Nardo

Ancient Greece (World History) (1994) 28 exemplars
Egyptian Mythology (Mythology) (2001) 27 exemplars
The Roman Empire (1994) 20 exemplars
The Roman Republic (1994) 17 exemplars
Readings on Hamlet (1998) — Editor — 16 exemplars
Readings on the Canterbury Tales (1997) — Editor — 16 exemplars
Readings on Homer (1997) — Editor — 15 exemplars
Chernobyl (World Disasters) (1990) 13 exemplars
The Importance of Walt Disney (2000) 13 exemplars
Biomedical Ethics (Compact Research: Current Issues) (2007) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Atlantis (The Mystery Library) (2004) 12 exemplars
Eyes on the Sky - Pluto (2002) 12 exemplars
The Scopes Trial (1997) 12 exemplars
Charles Darwin (1993) 12 exemplars
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1997) 12 exemplars
Readings on a Tale of Two Cities (1997) — Editor — 11 exemplars
Krakatoa (World Disasters) (1990) 11 exemplars
Medea (Literary Companion Series) (2000) — Editor — 11 exemplars
Living in Ancient Egypt (Exploring Cultural History) (2004) — Editor — 11 exemplars
The Trial of Socrates (1611) 11 exemplars
Medusa (Monsters) (2004) 10 exemplars
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (2007) 10 exemplars
The Vikings (World History) (2005) 9 exemplars
Readings on Antigone (1999) — Editor — 9 exemplars
Readings on Sophocles (1996) — Editor — 8 exemplars
Ozone (Lucent Overview Series) (1991) 8 exemplars
Readings on Romeo and Juliet (1997) — Editor — 8 exemplars
Buddhism (World Religions) (2009) 7 exemplars
Ancient India (World History) (2007) 7 exemplars
Sculpture (Eye on Art) (2006) 7 exemplars
Readings on Julius Caesar (1999) — Editor — 7 exemplars
Mozart (Mysterious Deaths) (1997) 7 exemplars
Readings on Frankenstein (2000) — Editor — 7 exemplars
Architecture (Eye on Art) (2007) 7 exemplars
Cyclops (Monsters) (2004) 6 exemplars
Biological Warfare (2006) 6 exemplars
Eyes on the Sky - Neptune (2002) 6 exemplars
Black Holes (Eyes on the Sky) (2002) 5 exemplars
Readings on Othello (2000) — Editor — 5 exemplars
Eyes on the Sky - The Moon (2003) 5 exemplars
Ancient Rome (Daily Life) (2001) 5 exemplars
Heroes (Discovering Mythology) (2001) 5 exemplars
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (2015) 4 exemplars
Voodoo : opposing viewpoints (1991) 4 exemplars
Teen Guide to Mental Health (2019) 3 exemplars
Ancient Egypt (Daily Life) (2002) 3 exemplars
Life of a Roman gladiator (2003) 3 exemplars
Cleopatra (Influential Women) (2016) 3 exemplars
The Fall of Rome (2015) 3 exemplars
Volcanoes (Extreme Threats) (2009) 3 exemplars
Cloning (Science on the Edge) (2003) 3 exemplars
Christianity (World Religions) (2009) 3 exemplars
Sophocles (Literary Companion) (1997) 3 exemplars
Ancient Egypt (World History) (2006) 3 exemplars
Odysseus (2015) 2 exemplars
Medical diagnosis (1993) 2 exemplars
Being LGBTQ (Lgbtq Issues) (2020) 2 exemplars
Ancient Greece (Daily Life) (2002) 2 exemplars
Painting (Eye on Art) (2012) 2 exemplars
Leonardo Da Vinci (Eye On Art) (2012) 2 exemplars
Gravity : The Universal Force (1990) 2 exemplars
The Battle of Saratoga (2008) 2 exemplars
Eyes on the Sky - Asteroids (2002) 2 exemplars
The Alamo (World History) (2012) 2 exemplars
Exploring Norse Mythology (2023) 1 exemplars
Stand Up for LGBTQ Rights (2021) 1 exemplars
Gods of World Mythology (2021) 1 exemplars
The Science of Vaccines (2021) 1 exemplars
Exploring Chinese Mythology (2023) 1 exemplars
Understanding Gender Identity (2021) 1 exemplars
Great Jobs in Education (2019) 1 exemplars
Jobs if you like animals (2022) 1 exemplars
Extraterrestrial life (2004) 1 exemplars
The big bang (2005) 1 exemplars
Missiles (2013) 1 exemplars
Helicopters (2013) 1 exemplars
British mythology (2012) 1 exemplars
Bernie Madoff (2011) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Wrestling (History of Sports) (2001) 1 exemplars
Frida Kahlo (Eye on Art) (2012) 1 exemplars
American mythology (2012) 1 exemplars
Oil Spills: Hot Topics (2011) 1 exemplars
Vegan diets (2014) 1 exemplars
King Arthur 1 exemplars
How vaccines changed the world (2018) 1 exemplars
The 1940's (2004) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

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Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Columbia, Missouri, USA
Llocs de residència
Natick, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA
home schooled
Syracuse University
Worcester State College
Biografia breu
Don Nardo is a historian and award-winning writer who specializes in the ancient world, especially the civilizations of Greece and Rome. He taught high school for eight years, while writing part-time, before devoting himself to his research and book-writing full time. In the past two decades, he has published nearly 200 volumes on diverse historical topics. And having earned numerous favorable reviews, he is widely recognized as the country's leading writer of historical works for young adults. Mr. Nardo also composes and arranges symphonic music and writes screenplays and teleplays.



Serviceable, but way too teleological. The people, the locations, the theories, the schools, all that is good. But with every instance of an ancient Greek cosmological or physical hypothesis that has some superficial resemblance to what we moderns know and the originating philosopher gets an implied gold star for being "almost right".
themulhern | Jun 10, 2023 |
A reasonably well-written book marred by poor editorial choices. Most appropriate for YA, where available, due to the sophistication of the writing. "Difficult" words, which are designated so more or less arbitrarily are glossed in many quotations with an ugly bracket system. The quotations are taken from translations of original sources and the works of more or less contemporary historians.

Presents the history of classical Greece as a gradually deepening conflict between the two cities of Sparta and Athens, with the Persian Wars as a fairly brief interruption. The conflict, presented this way, seems analogous to WWI, as a network of alliances dragged more and more allies into the war. As in WWI, the adversaries were evenly matched and had effective fighting forces, so the war dragged on and on, with great suffering over a deal of the Mediterranean. Eventually, exhausted, both formerly great powers were defeated by the Macedonian king, Philip.

Also covers the Athenian campaign in Egypt.
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themulhern | Apr 27, 2023 |
I never mind seeing Hades and Anubis in books like these, but I do wish their presence didn't mean the absence of the many, many other death deities or psychopomps from other cultures that I haven't yet encountered. I enjoyed learning a little more about Hel and discovering Yan Wang, Iku, and Ala, but I suppose further forays into other cultures' gods of death will have to wait until the next book I read on the subject.
slimikin | Feb 24, 2023 |
Mustygusher | Feb 20, 2023 |



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½ 3.6

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