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.
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.
Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.
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.
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.
An examination of the monarchic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.
A historical survey of state and local governments, including the role and responsibilities each has in its community and influential mayors, governors, and others.
A historical survey of the United States House of Representatives, from its beginnings to present struggles, including its role in Congress and influential members.
A historical survey of the United States presidency, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role as executive and influential presidents such as Andrew Jackson.
A historical survey of the United States Senate, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role in Congress and influential senators such as Daniel Webster and Hillary Clinton.
A historical survey of the United States Supreme Court, from its beginnings to present decisions, including its judicial role and influential justices such as Earl Warren.
A historical survey of the presidential cabinet, from its beginnings to current structure, including its executive role and influential members such as Salmon P. Chase.
A historical account of espionage during World War II, including famous spies such as Eddie Chapman, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.
A historical account of espionage during the Cold War, including famous spies such as Aldrich Ames, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.
An account of espionage during the modern age, including famous spies such as Dayna Williamson Baer, covert missions, and technologies that influence the course of present-day conflicts.
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the NTSB, from its founding in 1967 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the EPA, from its founding in 1970 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the FBI, from its founding in 1908 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the Fed, from its founding in 1913 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as NASA, from its founding in 1958 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with “Force Fact” sidebars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controversial calls to details about equipment and selection processes, this series aims to inform! This title provides a chronological account of the American special forces unit known as FBI S.W.A.T., including key details about important figures, landmark missions, and controversies.
Hatshepsut was a young woman who became the first female pharaoh of Egypt and ruled for about 20 years! Readers will learn about Hatshepsut's amazing life as she made her way from regent to queen of Egypt in this captivating biography. The stunning images, intriguing facts, supportive text, glossary and index combine to create an enlightening and entertaining reading experience as children learn about kings, queens, pharoahs, and other aspects of Egyptian history.
Details the Bolshevik revolution from the perspectives of those involved, including the protesters, Vladimir Lenin, Tsar Nicholas II, and others. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.
This inspiring biography tells about the life of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Readers will learn about Obama's childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his time as president of the Harvard Law Review, his dream of becoming a community organizer, and his journey from State Senator to the very first African American President of the United States. Through lively photos of Obama and his family and interesting facts about his political campaigns and ideas, readers will be inspired and engaged from cover to cover! A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end.