The War in Afghanistan
The War in Afghanistan
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Annotation: Describes important events of the War in Afghanistan, including the events that led to the war, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Taliban resurgence.
Genre: War
Catalog Number: #78722
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Pages: 96 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-601-52632-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-601-52632-8
Dewey: 958.104
LCCN: 2013028193
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
MARCOVITZ, Hal . The Arab Spring Uprisings . ISBN 9781601526304 . LC 2013034897. ea vol: 96p. (Understanding World History). chron. further reading. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. ReferencePoint . 2014. lib. ed. $28.95. Gr 7 Up&12; These two utilitarian volumes give clear and detailed explanations of their subjects. Afghanistan is organized chronologically and covers events from September 11, 2001, to the end of 2013, while Arab Spring delves into the historical background of politics in Northern Africa and the Middle East, then examines the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, touching on relevant events in surrounding nations as well. Though these books are written from an American perspective, the authors strive to offer a balanced, accurate portrayal of events. The writing style in both titles is straightforward, if somewhat dry. While these books will be most useful to students writing reports, they provide valuable coverage of recent events and will fill a gap in many collections.&12; Misti Tidman, Licking County Library, Newark, OH
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School Library Journal (5/1/14)
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90) and index.
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Lexile: 1260L

What are the defining characteristics of the sprawling era known as the Middle Ages? What sets ancient Egypt apart from other ancient civilizations? And what is the legacy of the twentieth-century genocide known as the Holocaust? These are some of the ideas explored in Understanding World History, a series that surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of major periods and events in world history. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers. Book jacket.

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