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  • World War Iby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00

    Examines one of the most pivotal points in 20th-century history, exploring the social, cultural, military, and political impacts of World War I on American society, as well as the role the United States played in the conflict. This volume discusses World War I's place in American history as the catalyst for World War II and the cold war. more...

  • One Day in History: September 11, 2001by Rodney P. Carlisle

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    Offering a unique approach to history, this series of individual, popular encyclopedias will delineate and explain the people, places, events, chronology, and ramifications of pivotal days in history. One Day in History: September 11, 2001 will provide a comprehensive and engaging overview of this date in history as well as an examination of the... more...

  • One Day in History: July 4, 1776by Rodney P. Carlisle

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    On a summer day in July, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the world changed forever. On July 4, thirteen English colonies on the continent of North America decided to declare themselves free and independent states, united in their purpose of forming a new nation. The approval of that decision on July 4 represented the culmination of lengthy debates.... more...

  • Contemporary Americaby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New... more...

  • Postwar Americaby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    The period following World War II was marked by great social change as a result of the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, and the youth opposition to the Vietnam War. The threat of nuclear annihilation and the cold war created a widespread sense of fear for many Americans, defining this as one of America's most tumultuous historical... more...

  • The Great Depression and World War IIby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    Two major historical events dominated the period from 1929 to 1949: the Great Depression and World War II. When the stock market crashed in October of 1929, economic hardship struck many American citizens. Over the next 10 years the economy fell into a deep depression, alleviated only by vast government expenditures on wartime materials manufactured... more...

  • The Thirtiesby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 257.40

    A two-volume work that provides researchers with a chronology of the decade from 1930 to 1939. This work documents the major events of the period as they unfolded each day, including the social, economic, political, and cultural issues that defined the decade. more...

  • Iraq Warby Rodney P Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    In a dramatic three-week campaign beginning March 20, 2003, U.S. and British forces, along with several other countries in a coalition, destroyed the Iraqi army, defeating Saddam Hussein's oppressive regime. Over the coming months and years, former regime members, along with some armed anti-American forces from outside Iraq, started a long and... more...

  • Persian Gulf Warby Rodney P Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Persian Gulf War was the first war that the United States officially involved itself in as a combatant after Vietnam. It was a war in which many new technological more...

  • Afghanistan Warby Rodney P Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The September 11, 2001, terror attacks orchestrated by al-Qaeda prompted the United States to declare a "War on Terror."  When the Taliban government of Afghanistan refused to extradite al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, an American-led coalition went to war with Afghanistan, overthrowing the Taliban government. However, the coalition did not... more...