Eastern National produces up to 10 site-specific and service-wide products annually, such as books, brochures, maps, and other materials used to aid the interpretive mission of our partners. These products stand apart from publications of traditional publishers because Eastern National collaborates directly with park interpreters and historians to produce educational materials that fit the specific needs of a park. Here is a selection of our most recent publications.
America’s National Parks: A Photographic Journey Through Nearly 400 National Treasures This Eastern National publication helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and features nearly 400 spectacular color photographs, showcasing the incredible beauty, priceless history, and remarkable diversity of America’s national parks. America’s National Parks: A Photographic Journey Through Nearly 400 National Treasures contains one photograph of every national park site in the country, with descriptive text that highlights the uniqueness of each park.
Take a Look Inside Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill Take a Look Inside: Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill provides an armchair tour and overview of the home and family life of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States. Full-page color photos of the rooms of the home are featured throughout the book giving readers a special peek inside.
James A Garfield: His Life and Legacy This site-specific guidebook provides a captivating and enlightening overview of the life and times of our 20th president. Here’s an opportunity to get to know and understand this fascinating man, whom the nation lost far too soon, and the story behind his rise to the presidency as well as his home and family life. Featuring historical images from the life and times of James Garfield and full-color photos of the Garfield home today, this book is a must-read.
Cumberland Gap: Pathway to a Land of Mist and Mystery The Cumberland Gap is a magical and sometimes mysterious land of breathtaking views with an incredible diversity of plant and animal life. It is forever connected to the American people by its important place in our nation’s pioneer history. From the mountaintops to the valley floor, photographer Harold Jerrell has captured the unique essence of the Cumberland Gap. Cumberland Gap: Pathway to a Land of Mist and Mystery provides readers with the opportunity to experience the beauty and history of this special place.
Upper Delaware River in Verse and Image is a collection of Poet Mort Malkin’s verses, which convey his love for Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, complemented by stunning photographs by David Soete.
American Indians and the Civil War: Official National Park Service Handbook In a war that freed enslaved African Americans, most Indian people fought to stay free in a land once theirs alone. A crucial part of the Civil War story is that more than 20,000 American Indians fought on both sides of the conflict. Many who fought thought they’d be able to protect their lands, instead, federal Indian policy became more perverse during the war, eventually leading to Westward expansion and the devastation of Native peoples.
The Civil War’s Black Soldiers African Americans played a crucial role in the American Civil War. By the end of the war, 10% of the Union Army was comprised of African Americans. They filled roles from top to bottom: scouts, spies, surgeons, soldiers and commanders. African American soldiers fought bravely despite the lack of respect from some fellow northern white soldiers.
Eastern National is proud to present a newly revised entry in the National Park Civil War Series that tells the story of black soldiers during the Civil War. This version includes new higher resolution images and updated text. If you’re looking for a concise, yet comprehensive, overview of the many roles African American soldiers played in the Civil War, you can’t do better than The Civil War’s Black Soldiers.
The Reconstruction Era Official National Park Service Handbook One of the most complicated, poorly understood, and significant periods in American history, the Reconstruction era was a pivotal time period. Four million African Americans, newly freed from the bondage of slavery, sought to establish new lives, while at the same time, white Southerners faced the challenges of wartime defeat and slavery’s abolition. Reconstruction’s big questions – about democracy, race, war, and religion – give it a lasting importance today.
The Moton School Story: Children of Courage Before the sit-ins in Greensboro, before the Montgomery bus boycott, there was the student strike at the Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia. In 1951, Barbara Johns led her fellow students in protest against the inadequate and overcrowded facilities they faced. Their strike changed the course of American history. The Moton Museum tells their story.
Happy Birthday to America’s National Parks: 100 Years The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday, so now is the right time to take a close-up look at the parks. That’s just what this book does. Although written for ages 10 and above, kids aren’t the only ones who may find this book intriguing. It takes readers on an exploration of our national parks, providing an overview of the origins of the National Park Service, the different kinds of parks and sites people can visit, types of park rangers, and more. With a list of 100 facts about the national parks at the end, there’s enough here for both kids and adults to dive into.
Get to Know Your Parks/ Conozca sus Parques Aligning with the National Park Service’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, EN published Get to Know Your Parks/ Conozca sus Parques. Written in English and Spanish, this publication offers an opportunity for English- and Spanish-speaking children to learn about the wonders of America’s national parks.