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The Secret War

Gary Jeffrey (author), Emanuele Boccanfuso (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179906

This exciting graphic novel recounts three fascinating stories of covert, or secret, operations during World War II: Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik, Operation Anthropoid, May 1942; the plan to eliminate German SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, the chief planner of the Jewish genocide by the Nazis and also known as the Butcher of Prague, Benjamin Cowburn, S.O.E. (U.K. Special Operations Executive) Operation Tinker, April 1943; and how a British operative led a team of saboteurs to blow up trains Ren Joyeuse, O.S.S. (U.S. Office of Strategic Services) Plan, Sussex, August 1944. OSS PlanThe story of sabotage in support of the D-Day invasion

War on Terror: Methods of Warfare

Jessica Gunderson (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600651

An examination of the weapons, tactics, and strategies used in the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, from guerilla combat and suicide bombings to high-tech weapons and new laws.

What's Next?: The Future of Warfare

Diane Bailey (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601672

A look at potential future developments in warfare, including advancements in robot technology, as well as satellite-guided bombs and other technologies that are currently considered state-of-the-art.

Spies Around the World: The CIA and Other American Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601528

An eye-opening exploration of the history of the 1942-founded CIA and other American espionage agencies, investigating their typical training and tools as well as the escapades of famous spies.

Spies Around the World: The KGB and Other Russian Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601535

An eye-opening exploration of the history of the 1954-founded KGB and other Russian espionage agencies, investigating their typical training and tools as well as the escapades of famous spies.

War on Terror: Causes

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600613

An examination of events that helped create the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, from early-20th-century Western imperialism in the Middle East through escalating terrorist attacks.

War on Terror: Controversies

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600620

An examination of controversial issues and events that have arisen during the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, spotlighting such topics as prisoner treatment and the invasion of Iraq.

War on Terror: Ideology and Information

Teresa Wimmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600637

An examination of the differences in religious and political beliefs between Western nations and Islamic extremists, as well as the ways in which information is shared and manipulated.

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.

Navy SEALs

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142659

The elite special force of the United States Navy, SEALs are trained to carry out operations both on land and at sea. Students will learn about the tools used on missions, as well as the history of the SEALs and how they operate today.

Early America: The American Revolution

Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987486

The American Revolution was the colonists' fight for freedom in the New World. It involved the help of spies, women, and people from other countries. The colonists fought against a giant, and they won their freedom from Great Britain against all odds. After winning the impossible, the colonists had a new battle to fight: setting up a new government and nation.

Early America: George Washington

Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987493

George Washington helped form the United States into what it is today by making wise decisions. After becoming a war hero in the French and Indian War, he went on to lead a fight against the British in the American Revolution. He continued his legacy by becoming the first president of the United States.

Army Rangers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142741

The United States Army Rangers are an elite light infantry special operations force. Readers will learn what life is like as a Ranger, what tools they are trained to use, and what kind of missions they perform.

Army Night Stalkers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110974

Night Stalkers are a special operations force of the Army who specialize in piloting helicopters. Kids will read about the helicopters Night Stalkers use to perform their missions, what kind of missions they perform, and what life is like as a Night Stalker.

Causes of the Revolution

Jill K. Mulhall

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987851

Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry. Eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers to the colonies, which caused conflict like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine helped convince people that they were no longer British citizens. The foundation for the American Revolution had been laid.