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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this engaging nonfiction title, readers will learn about the War of 1812, the causes of it, and how it affected American citizens. Through detailed images, stunning facts, and easy-to-read text, readers are introduced to ideas and events that took place during this time, including embargoes, the Treaty of Paris, the War Hawks, and the Treaty of Ghent. Readers will have the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the content through an accessible table of contents and glossary.
Sitting Bull was a powerful Hunkpapa Lakota Indian Chief who, along with the Lakota Indians and other nearby tribes, was involved in brutal battles with the United States over land issues. All tribes that were fighting to avoid the reservation eventually surrendered, and the Lakota people were no exception.
Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. The easy-to-read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that led up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.
Robert E. Lee is often considered one of the finest leaders of the Civil War. This engaging biography allows readers to discover the honorable life Lee led, and learn how he made a great impact as a leader of the Confederate Army. Featuring such highlights in Lee's life as the Mexican War, the succession of the South from the Union, his relationship with Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and the Battle of Gettysburg, this book uses detailed images and illustrations in conjunction with fascinating facts and easy-to-read text to entertain and enlighten readers as they move from cover to cover.
This interesting nonfiction title allows readers to explore some of the most well-known battles of the Civil War. Through stunning facts, easy-to-read text, and colorful images and illustrations, this book will take children on a historical journey with the Confederate and Union armies as they fight the Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Gettysburg, and the Siege at Vicksburg. Along with the infamous battles, the Gettysburg Address, treason, and the Declaration of Independence are discussed to give readers a better understanding of why the Civil War began and the impact it had on Americans.
Ulysses S. Grant was a great war hero and served two terms as the President of the United States. Readers will learn about his life in this appealing biography that highlights his time working as secretary of war as well as leader of the Union Army--including such events as the Battle of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and what he told Confederates about terms of surrender. The vivid images and illustrations work in conjunction with intriguing facts, helpful glossary, and easy-to-read text to engage readers from cover to cover!
The Green Berets are one of the better-known special forces. Readers will learn the history of this elite force and the training and tools required to perform their dangerous missions.