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Military Dogs

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783939

Not all soldiers walk on two legs. There are dogs in the military. They fight for our country alongside human troops. Protecting troops by sniffing out bombs is a big job. These dogs save lives.

Bodyguards

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798064

The role of bodyguard or "close protection officer is highly misunderstood. In action films, threats are obvious: ski-mask wearing gunmen fire at the client from a speeding black Suburban truck. In real life, threats may be harder to assess. If a crowd of unarmed protesters pushes towards the client and blocks access to the client's car and the building he is being escorted to, this poses a threat. The client is caught outside of the two "safe zones" (car and building). However, bodyguards have no legal right to use force in a public place unless they or the client is being attacked. The bodyguards will call the police, but they may not arrive for ten to twenty minutes. This interesting new book examines the different types of bodyguard police, military and civilian; their training; typical roles; the equipment they use; weapons; bodyguards and the law; evasive driving; and life as a bodyguard.

Bomb and Mine Disposal Officers

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798071

What qualities does it take to walk up to an unexploded bomb or mine and coolly and calmly examine it? To slowly and painstakingly, remove the cover and attempt to defuse it. To be completely alone while everyone else has taken cover? The rise of terrorism in the 21st Century and the evolution of car bombs and other improvised explosive devices mean that bomb disposal officers are in high demand once again in places as far apart as Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. This book looks at life as a bomb or mine disposal officer and covers what sort of person becomes a bomb disposal officer; a day in the life; training; types of device; the history of bomb disposal from WW1 to the present day in Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.

The American Flag

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848319

Explores the history and symbolism of the American flag, including how it inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem and encouraged Francis Bellamy and James B. Upham to write the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Civil War

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848524

Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.

The Mystery of the Deadly Duel

Pat Perrin (author), Wim Coleman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848869

An account of the events leading up to the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two important figures in the early politics of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln: A Great American Life

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846964

Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.

Free Press and Censorship

Susan Brophy Down (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120397

A Founding Father of the United States, Thomas Jefferson once wrote that a free press is important to a functioning democracy. In other words, without critical and reliable press, a society and government cannot be held to account. This engaging title takes a probing look at what press freedom and censorship means, as well as where people find information, who owns and controls the press in a “free world,” and what makes good, reliable journalism.

Information Literacy and Fake News

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120380

In this age of fast-paced social media, news and views are shared throughout the world in seconds. This timely title critically examines the elements of journalism, truth and perspective, sources of news, as well as bias and objectivity to help readers make informed choices about the accuracy of news and information. Readers will gain an understanding of what journalism is and how the medium can shape the message being presented.

Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Race

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120908

This timely title discusses the creation of the atom bomb and the post-World War II nuclear arms race that shaped the consciousness of generations. Primary and secondary source materials such as contemporary photos, speeches, letters, and newspaper accounts are examined, offering readers insight into a world reeling from years of conflict, and the competing political and social ideologies of the former Soviet Union and the United States and its allies. Topics covered include the Manhattan Project, the dropping of the first atomic bombs, and the escalation of the arms race, as well as nuclear treaties and the relevance to today’s nuclear threats.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119988

Politically and socially, the decade from 1947 to 1956 marked an era of repression and fear. McCarthyism was a practice named for the blustery U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. Known for his reckless and unsubstantiated accusations, he led a campaign to root out real and imagined “subversives” in American society. Packed with enlightening primary and secondary source material, McCarthyism and the Red Scare examines topical issues to help readers think critically about such concepts as freedom, Constitutional rights, blacklisting, and personal and state ideology.

Law and Justice

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119872

Laws are rules made by government. When followed, laws should ensure that people are treated fairly and equally—a pillar of justice in our society. This book explains how laws and legal systems work here and in different countries, and introduces readers to the relationship between law and justice. Using meaningful examples and compelling case studies, the book also tackles difficult questions about such things as civil rights, capital punishment, and prison systems. Discussion prompts encourage readers to examine their own beliefs.

Fair Trade and Global Economy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120854

Although there are benefits to buying and selling goods and services from country to country, many people are concerned that a global economy contributes to unfair wages and working conditions in many parts of the world. This interesting title examines the global economy and technological innovation, the exploitation of workers, and the 2008 economic crisis. Readers will gain an understanding of key concepts, such as fair trade, and find out how each of us can have a positive impact on workers around the world.

Government and Democracy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118974

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A government is a group of people who provide rules and authority for the society they serve. Readers will learn that there are many different kinds of governments. Examples of governments around the world frame a discussion of why it is important that citizens have a say in who governs them and the decisions that get made. Activities encourage further discussion.

State Guides to Capitals

Hilarie Staton (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425700

Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capitals.

State Guides to Trees

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425656

Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state tree and the processes used to select it.

State Guides to Flags

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425663

Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.

Franklin Pierce

Steven Ferry (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540494

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Franklin Pierce, fourteenth president of the United States.

Barack Obama: 44th U.S. President

Tom Robinson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617852442

This title examines the remarkable life of Barack Obama. Readers will learn about his childhood, education, community organizer work, and law career. Obama's entry into politics is discussed in detail, including his rise from state senator to the first African-American president of the United States. Obama's family life and societal contributions are also covered. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

The Texas Rangers

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207230

Each Origins: Whodunnit: Law Enforcement eShort is a single chapter from the full Law Enforcement title, packaged as a mini eBook. Law Enforcement eShorts include Beat Cops, The Texas Rangers, The Secret Service, and Federal Marshals.

James Earl Carter

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540739

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James Earl (Jimmy) Carter, thirty-ninth president of the United States.

Cuban Missile Crisis

Helga Schier Ph.D. (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851698

Explores the Cuban Missile Crisis and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.

James A. Garfield

Carol Brunelli (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540555

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James A. Garfield, twentieth president of the United States.

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607810

A historical account of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, conspiracy theories surrounding his death, and the lingering aftermath.

State and Local Government

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607100

A historical survey of state and local governments, including the role and responsibilities each has in its community and influential mayors, governors, and others.