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  • The Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 31, 1991, stunned the world. The communist empire?which had been a dominant force in global politics for 74 years, influencing world events from World War II toissues of nuclear weapons and defense?was suddenly gone. The Collapse of the Soviet Union highlights major events in Soviet... more...

  • Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestorsby Shane K Bernard

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 18.00

    Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. While written in a format comprehensible to junior-high and high-school students, it will prove appealing and informative as well to adult readers seeking a one-volume exploration of these remarkable people and... more...

  • Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakesby Ed Butts

    Tundra 2011; US$ 14.95

    In 1679, a French ship called the Griffon left Green Bay on Lake Michigan, bound for Niagara with a cargo of furs. Neither the Griffon nor the five-man crew was ever seen again. Though the Griffon?s fate remains a mystery, its disappearance was probably the result of the first shipwreck on a Great Lake. Since then, more than six thousand vessels,... more...

  • The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004by William W. Lace

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    On December 26, 2004, a gigantic earthquake ripped apart the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The force of the quake sent a tsunami in all directions toward unprotected shores and unwarned populations, many in remote areas or secluded vacation spots. Within 12 hours, more than 200,000 people had been killed, and many more left injured... more...

  • Belgiumby George Wingfield

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture while taking readers on a voyage of discovery to far-away lands. more...

  • The New Worldby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For thousands of years, the first residents of the Western Hemisphere had established unique worlds for themselves. From their earliest Ice Age ancestors' arrival across the Bering Land Bridge in 10,000 BCE until 500 years ago, American Indians flourished on the North, Central, and South American continents. Highly sophisticated tribal or national... more...

  • The Great Depression 1929-1938by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For many Americans, the era of the "Roaring Twenties" represented good times, a respite from war, and a booming economy. Consumer goods flew from the shelves of America's stores and shops, and the country invested in the stock market as never before. But by the end of the decade, millions witnessed the end of those heady days of jobs,... more...

  • World War II 1939-1945by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    During the 1930s, as the world faced a crippling economic depression following the fancy-free "Roaring Twenties," several dictators began their rise to power around the world. Men like Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, Joseph Stalin, and the warlords of Japan pushed political boundaries and physical borders until whole countries... more...

  • Syriaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Once at the center of one of the world's most ancient civilizations, Syria has seen its share of turmoil. Occupied by many empires throughout its history, Syria became part of the vast Ottoman Empire in 1516. Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was put under French mandate by the League of Nations. It became independent... more...

  • Of Thee I Singby Barack Obama; Loren Long

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 17.99

    In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within... more...