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California's Gold Rush

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786078

This title examines an important historic event - the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Hudson Plane Landing

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786092

This title examines an important historic event - the Hudson River plane landing. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the men who safely executed a water landing for US Airways Flight 1549, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, passenger accounts from that day, air traffic controller Patrick Harten who handled the flight, the first confrontation between airplane and bird by Orville Wright, culling of Canada geese near New York's LaGuardia Airport, details of the landing in the Hudson River, the rescue, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Orphan Trains

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786108

This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Scottsboro Boys

David Cates (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786115

This title examines an important historic event - the trials of the nine Scottsboro Boys that took place in Alabama. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America at the time of the trials, the accounts of the nine men on trial regarding their train ride from Tennessee to Alabama, their sentences, and the effects of this event on society. Readers will learn about the Great Depression, the Jim Crow south, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan, and the black codes that were all part of the atmosphere at this time. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786122

This title examines an important historic event - the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster near Middletown, Pennsylvania. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of nuclear power in the United States, how a nuclear plant works, details of the emergency at Metropolitan Edison Company's nuclear power plant, handling of the disaster by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, President Jimmy Carter's visit to Three Mile Island, the investigation into the disaster, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tragedy in Tucson:

Aimee Houser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786139

This title examines an important historic event - the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tucson, Arizona. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the man behind the shooting, Jared Loughner, and his history of mental illness, the disease schizophrenia, Giffords rise in politics, the political climate in America, including the hot button issue of health-care reform, Giffords's fight for her life, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the gun laws in America, the National Rifle Association's stand on gun control, new legislation introduced in Congress regarding gun control, and mental health policy and law. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Hindenburg Disaster

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851858

This title examines an important historic event, the Hindenburg Disaster. Readers will learn the background of airships, Germany's Count Zeppelin's push to build airships, and the planning, building, and tragic explosion of the Hindenburg. Also covered are the key players, the investigation of the disaster, and the event's impact on future airship developments. 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.

Terror at the Munich Olympics

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851865

This title examines an important historic event, terror at the Munich Olympics. Readers will learn the background of the conflict between Jews and Muslims regarding Israel and Palestine, and its influence on this terrorist act, as well as the background of the terrorist group Black September. A detailed summary of how the event unfolded is covered, including key players and police strategies. Also covered is a critical look at the event's outcome, as well as its effect on future society and the continued hope for peace in the Middle East. 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.

Trail of Tears

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851872

This title examines an important historic event, the Trail of Tears. Readers will learn the background of European settlement in Native American lands, relations between the groups, and how this led to the Trail of Tears. Also covered are the key players, the tragic loss of thousands of Cherokee on the trail, and the event's effects on the future of Native Americans and the United States. 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.

U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights

Charles E. Pederson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851896

This title examines an important historic event, the making of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the events leading up to the making of these historic documents, including European settlement in America and the Revolutionary War. Covered in detail are the First Continental Congress, the Connecticut Compromise, the Constitutional Convention, the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the first presidential election. Key players, such as George Washington, James Madison, Edmund Randolph, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin are included. 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.

U.S. Involvement in Vietnam

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851902

This title examines an important historic event, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including Communist North Vietnam taking military action over South Vietnam, the United States sending aid to South Vietnam, and finally American troops intervening. The U.S. antiwar movement is discussed, as well as the removal of U.S. troops and the eventual unification of all of Vietnam under communist rule in 1975. Key players, such as Ho Chi Minh, Ngo Dinh Diem, General William Westmoreland, President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson, and President Richard Nixon are included. 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.

United States Enters World War I

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851889

This title examines an important historic event, the United States entering World War I. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including the sinking of the Lusitania and the preparation of the U.S. military. Covered in detail are the first American troops' arrival in Paris, trench warfare, and the cease-fire and negotiations that led to the Treaty of Versailles. Also discussed are the Americans' efforts to help the war on the home front, including selling war bonds, conserving food, planting gardens, and working in munitions factories. Key players, such Herbert Hoover, Colonel George S. Patton Jr., Kaiser Wilhelm II, President Woodrow Wilson, and Arthur Zimmermann are included. 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.

Cold War

Kayla Morgan (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873546

This title examines an important historic event - the Cold War. Compelling text explores the political climate leading up to the Cold War, the major confrontations, the aftermath, and the impact on the world today. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, glossary, bibliography, and index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Earthquake in Haiti

Anne Lies (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873553

This title examines a devastating historic event - the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Compelling text describes the scene of the powerful earthquake and its aftermath, including efforts to rescue survivors, provide medical attention, and rebuild the affected areas. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, glossary, bibliography, and index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Holocaust

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873560

This title examines a somber historic event - the Holocaust. Compelling text explores the background of the Holocaust, including the events leading up to it, the aftermath and casualties, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, glossary, bibliography, and index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

New Deal

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873577

This title examines an important historic event - the New Deal. Compelling text explores the background of the New Deal, including the events leading up to it, its effects on the U.S. economy, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tiananmen Square Protests

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873591

This title examines an important historic event - the Tiananmen Square Protests. Compelling text explores the reasons behind the protests, their social and economic effects, and the key players involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

U.S. Industrial Revolution

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873607

This title examines an important time in U.S. history - the U.S. Industrial Revolution. Compelling text explores the background of the revolution, its economic and social effects, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

War of 1812

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873614

This title examines an important historic event - the War of 1812. Compelling text explores the war's causes, major battles, key players, and results. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Amistad

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840470

This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Bubonic Plague

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840487

This title examines an important historic event - the bubonic plague. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the disease, how it spread, key players and happenings during the black death, and the event's effects on society up through modern times. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Chernobyl Disaster

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840494

This title examines an important historic event - the Chernobyl disaster. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the background of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, events leading up to the disaster, responses to the accident, key people involved, and the short-term and long-term effects of the incident on society and the environment. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840517

This title examines an important event in recent history - the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Easy-to-read, compelling text describes the scene of the catastrophe and its aftermath, the incident itself, the rescue of the Deepwater Horizon crewmembers, key people involved, the cause of and response to the disaster, and its effects on society and the environment. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Korean War

Richard Reece (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840524

This title examines an important historic event - the Korean War. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the causes, major battles, key players, and results of the "forgotten war." Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Endurance Expedition

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840531

This title examines an important event in history- the Endurance expedition. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the expedition, how the men survived it, and Sir Ernest Shackleton and other key people involved. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.