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The Wizard of Oz

On August 25, 1939, the classic film The Wizard of Oz was released in theaters.

Learn more about the movie, the book series that inspired it, and the history that surrounds it.


Credit: MGM

The Books of L. Frank Baum

All of L. Frank Baum's Oz series is in the public domain, so you can download and read the entire series!

The Oz Series on Project Gutenberg

Includes all of L. Frank Baum's Oz series to read in-browser or download for your e-reader.

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Bad Land: An American Romance


Gold: The Once and Future Money

Television: An International History of the Formative Years

The Witch Hunts

The Wizard of Oz in Film

Did you know...?

Before the classic Judy Garland version of the movie was released, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was adapted for the screen as a silent film.

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The Global Impact of the Great Depression, 1929-1939

The Oz Principle


What's the Matter with Kansas?

When Dreams Came True

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder