Series: Once Upon America

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Beautiful Land: A Story of the Oklahoma Land Rush by Nancy Antle
The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush by Barthe DeClements
Child Star (Once Upon America) by Lydia Weaver
Close to Home: A Story of the Polio Epidemic (Once Upon America) by Lydia Weaver
The Day It Rained Forever: A Story of the Johnstown Flood by Virginia T. Gross
Earthquake!: A Story of the San Francisco Earthquake by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Fire!: The Beginnings of the Labor Movement by Barbara Diamond Goldin
Hannah's Fancy Notions: A Story of Industrial New England (Once Upon America) by Pat Ross
Hard Times: A Story of the Great Depression (Once Upon America) by Nancy Antle
Hero Over Here: A Story of World War I by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
It's Only Goodbye: An Immigrant Story by Virginia T. Gross
Lone Star: A Story of the Texas Rangers (Once Upon America) by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
A Long Way to Go: A Story of Women's Right to Vote by Zibby Oneal
Night Bird: A Story of the Seminole Indians by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story of World War II by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
The President is Dead: A Story of the Kennedy Assassination (Once Upon America) by Virginia T. Gross
Red Means Good Fortune: A Story of San Francisco's Chinatown by Barbara Diamond Goldin
Tough Choices: A Story of the Vietnam War (Once Upon America) by Nancy Antle

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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