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  • 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...

  • Korean Warby Maurice Isserman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Believing it could act with impunity in a world exhausted by war, communist North Korea decided to invade and annex Western-allied South Korea in June 1950. President Harry Truman, who feared from the beginning that Korea was "the opening round of World War III," committed U.S. troops to repulse the invaders. America's first "limited"... more...

  • Plains Indian Warsby Sherry Marker

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Greed, misunderstanding, and resentment characterized the relationship between early white settlers moving west and the Native American peoples of the Great Plains. As whites delved further into western territory, the U.S. government attempted to quell Native Americans' fears by signing treaties with various tribes, guaranteeing their rights and... more...

  • Revolutionary Warby Benton Minks

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Beginning with an exploration of the troubled times of the 1760s and 1770s, Revolutionary War, Revised Edition presents a probing and thoughtful account of America's heroic seven-year struggle for independence, from the first shots at Lexington and Concord to the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The Revolutionary War was fought by a young... more...

  • The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honoursby Christopher McCreery

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 8.99

    This short, richly illustrated book provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Canadian orders, decorations, and medals used to recognize exemplary citizens. more...

  • A Child in Prison Campby Shizuye Takashima

    Tundra 2013; US$ 10.95

    When Shizuye Takashima, ?Shichan? as she was called, was eleven years old, her entire world changed forever. As a Japanese-Canadian in 1941, she was among thousands of people forced from their homes and sent to live in internment camps in the Canadian Rockies. Although none had been convicted of any crime, they were considered the enemy because the... more...

  • World War IIby Maurice Isserman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The world had not fully recovered from the horror of World War I or the anguish of its catastrophic aftermath, the Great Depression, before an even greater war commenced. The Third Reich of Adolf Hitler threatened to dominate all of Europe and, as the physicist Albert Einstein rushed to bring to the attention of President Franklin Roosevelt, the limitless... more...