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This series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. What were the main events, and who were significant leaders and participants in the war? What was the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts? What happened to people on both sides? Why are the consequences of these wars still felt today?
Why has the Arab-Israeli War lasted so long, and been fought in so many different ways? Why is it of such global importance? And how has it affected people on ...
Why was the Civil War so important and how did the American people become so divided? Why was the conflict so devastating and how did it affect people on both ...
Why has the recent War in Iraq been so contentious, whereas the First Gulf War was supported by a broad coalition of nations? Why are they of such global ...
Why was the Mexican-American War so important in the formation of the modern United States? Could Texas have survived as an independent nation or part of ...
The Plains Indian Wars were not like most other wars: there were few large battles, and they took place across a huge but sparsely populated region. So why are ...
Why was the Vietnam War so contentious, and how did one of the world's superpowers fail to defeat a much less wealthy and populous opponent? Why was the ...
Why was the First World War so devastating, and how had Europe become so divided into armed camps? How did it affect people on both sides of the conflict, and ...
Why was the Second World War so devastating, and how had the world become so divided into armed camps? How did the war affect people on both sides of the ...
"This set summarizes events in major conflicts using brief first-person accounts, sidebars, short biographies, color and archival photos, maps, and other graphics. While most of these wars are independent of one another, some do cover overlapping time periods and therefore these titles do duplicate information. The authors’ presentations of these conflicts are balanced, with views from multiple perspectives. They don’t shy away from the more gruesome and shameful events, such as the Holocaust, the My Lai massacre, and Abu Ghraib. There is also some coverage of antiwar movements and the lives of noncombatants. It is refreshing to find some wars that traditionally receive less coverage included in this series. These volumes should be useful for report writers and satisfying to curious readers. - Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI School Library Journal April 2012 Issue" - School Library Journal
"With a sharp focus on issues and historical context, this series serves both student researchers and general readers alike. Remarkable for their clarity of framing complex issues and historical events, titles are complimented by strong layouts and eye-catching graphics. Archival photos, maps, sidebars, brief first person accounts, biographical sketches, and charts are skillfully arranged to enhance the text. These slender volumes are unusual for presenting multiple perspectives on key concepts and explaining the effect of war on civilians. Of particular note is "What Have We Learned?" which helps students see historical implications. Teachers and librarians will find the bibliography of books, documentaries, websites, and list of related topics useful for further research, teaching ideas, and collection development. Glossary. Timeline. Index. –Tena Natale Litherland, Central Library Director, Webb School of Knoxville (Tennessee), and Adjunct Lecturer, University of Tennessee [Editor’s Note: Also available in paperback.] Library Media Connection Nov/Dec 2012 Starred Review" - Library Media Connection
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