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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.

Technology During the Korean War

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784121

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Korean War. Engaging text introduces readers to the M46 Patton tank, automatic and semiautomatic rifles, rocket launchers, cold weather uniforms, MiG-15 and F-86 Sabre aircraft, helicopters, MASH units, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Technology During the Revolutionary War

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784138

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during Revolutionary War. Engaging text introduces readers to flintlock and smoothbore muskets, rifles, cannons, mortars, howitzers, frigates, brigs, sloops, schooners, invisible ink, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Technology During the Vietnam War

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784145

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Vietnam War. Engaging text introduces readers to armored personnel carriers, assault rifles, phosphorus smoke grenades, landmines, punji sticks, agent orange, napalm, flamethrowers, Huey helicopters, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Technology During World War I

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784152

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during World War I. Engaging text introduces readers to trench engineering, rifles, machine guns, cannons, howitzers, mortars, mustard and chlorine gas, gas masks, tanks, U-boats, the machine gun/airplane propeller synchronization system, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Technology During World War II

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784169

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces in World War II. Engaging text introduces readers to Sherman M4 and Panzer tanks, riles, P-51 Mustang, B-17 bomber, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines, Enigma and SIGABA machines, atomic bombs, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Technology During the Civil War

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784114

In this title, readers will examine the technology used by military forces during the Civil War. Engaging text introduces readers to edged weapons, rifle-barreled guns, Minié balls, repeating carbines, cannons, howitzers, mortars, ironclad ships, the Gatling gun, the telegraph machine, and the roles they played in military campaigns. A short history of the war is also included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Manhattan Project

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840500

This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects 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.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785927

This title explores the development and use of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Readers will follow the history of its origins and development. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as the shape of its fuselage, its ejection seat, its single turbofan engine, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs. Readers will also learn about the F-16's use in Operation Desert Storm and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

Bleeding Kansas

Richard Reece (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786061

This title examines an important historic event - bleeding Kansas. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America during this violent time period as territories entered the Union as free or slave states. Readers will learn about the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the man behind it, Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, the signer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, President Franklin Pierce, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the abolition movement, Nat Turner's Rebellion, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Capture and Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878480

This title examines an important historic event - the 2011 capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. Easy-to-read, compelling text provides the details of the US Navy Seals operation that led to the capture and killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. The book also details the events leading up to the navy operation, including a history of terrorism, a description of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the war on terror, and biographical information about bin Laden. 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.

Great Wall of China

Joseph R. O'neill (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851766

This title examines an important historic event, the Great Wall of China. Readers will learn the history of China leading up to the construction of the Great Wall, key players and happenings throughout the construction, and the Great Wall's effect on society. Color photos, detailed maps, 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 Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

Operation Desert Storm

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851797

This title examines an important historic event, Operation Desert Storm. Readers will learn about the events leading up to Operation Desert Storm, key players and happenings, and the event's effect on society and politics. 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 Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

Pearl Harbor

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851803

This title examines an important historic event, Pearl Harbor. Readers will learn about events leading up to the attack at Pearl Harbor, key players and happenings in attack, and the event's effect on society and politics. 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 Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.

French & Indian War

Charles E. Pederson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851841

This title examines an important historic event, the French & Indian War. Readers will learn the background of French and British settlement on Native American land and how conflict developed as a result. Also covered are the key players and the war's effect on society and the future of 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.

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785910

This title explores the development and use of the nearly undetectable B-2 Spirit heavy bomber. Readers will follow the history of its origins and the development of its stealth technology. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its wing design, its concealed engines, its radar signature, and its powerful bombs. Readers will also learn about the Spirit's use in the Kosovo War, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

F/A-18 Super Hornet

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785941

This title explores the development and use of the US Navy's muli-role F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter. Readers will follow the history of its origins from the F/A-18 Hornet. Chapters also detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its flight range, its digital control-by-wire flight control system, its engine, its stealth technology, its aerial refueling system, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs.

F-35 Lightning II

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785934

This title explores the recent development of the new F35 Lighting II multirole fighter. Readers will follow the history of its origins as a descendant of the X-35 and product of the Joint Striker Fighter Program. Chapters also detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its three versions, its cockpit design and speech-recognition system, its stealth technology, its target sensors, and its powerful cannons, missiles, and other weapons.

UAVs: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785958

This title explores the development and use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or remotely piloted aircraft, more commonly known as drones. Readers will follow the history of the origins and development of the incredible military technology behind UAVs such as the Predator Drone, the Wasp Micro-Air Vehicle, the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, the hand-launched remote control RQ-11 Raven for field troops, and the long-endurance hunter-killer MQ-9 Reaper. Chapters detail their military and performance specifications as well as their features and advantages in the field (including their cameras, sensors, control systems, and weapons) and their pilots (often sitting on the other side of the world). Readers will also learn about their use in significant combat and surveillance missions throughout the Middle East and in other countries. Includes spec boxes and other text features.

A-10 Thunderbolt II

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808459

This title explores the development and use of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the first US Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. Readers will follow the history of the aircraft, and learn its military and performance specifications, as well as its features and advantages in the field. Readers will learn about its weapon systems including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions, missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and cannons. Features such as Night Vision Imaging Systems, titanium armor, self-sealing fuel cells, and hydraulic flight-control systems are detailed. The Warthog's two non-after burning turbofan engines are also covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.