Treacherous Traitors
Treacherous Traitors

Series: Profiles   

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Annotation: Profiles ten figures in American history who have been accused of betraying their country, including Benedict Arnold, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Aldrich Ames.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #3314069
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Oliver Press
Copyright Date: 1997
Edition Date: 1997
Pages: 160 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-88150-838-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-88150-838-0
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 96029861
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
In this generally accurate and readable collective biography, some of the subjects (Benedict Arnold, John Brown, Alger Hiss, Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose, the Rosenbergs, John Walker, Edward Lee Howard, and Aldrich Ames) may not have been traitors, but all were accused. The profiles are illustrated with small, dark black-and-white photos and reproductions. Bib., ind.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9--An interesting overview that profiles 12 Americans who were accused of and tried for treason. Aaseng begins by describing how the words traitor and treason are emotionally charged and, as often as not, dependent on which side is in power. The book includes Benedict Arnold, John Brown, Alger Hiss, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, John Walker, and Aldrich Ames. The biographies are written on a fifth or sixth grade reading level, but the content is appealing enough to make this book accessible and interesting to middle school readers. The author presents information about each individual, cites important incidents and anecdotes, and gives readers food for thought by presenting possible motives and reasons for their actions. The black-and-white photographs, paintings, and drawings, while not of excellent quality, do put a human face to the names.--Joan Soulliere, University of Pittsburgh
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School Library Journal
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-154) and index.
Word Count: 23,991
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 9.0 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 42523 / grade: Upper Grades

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