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the Cold War?

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason

This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.

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Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions

Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
Authors:
Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young

What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially 'pure' culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?What is Feminism? Why do we need It?

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Banksy: Art Breaks the Rules

Hettie Bingham
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Hettie Bingham
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What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
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Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
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Why Did Hiroshima happen?

Reg Grant
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Reg Grant
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the Vietnam War?

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

This book considers the Vietnam (or Second Indochina) War, 1955-1975, which may have killed as many as 3 million troops and civilians. It divided America, it aroused huge opposition around the world and it divided generations. Why was it fought and what were the outcomes? Did it have any unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?

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WWII?

Emma Marriott
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Emma Marriott
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WWI?

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

This book looks at how and why World War I was born out of the longstanding rivalries and feuds between European nations, at home and across their overseas empires, and how the conflict sucked in imperial and colonial troops from around the world. It examines the legacy of the the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the rise of fascism and totalitarian rule, and the good things, including developments in medicine and plastic surgery, enhanced aeroplane technology and advances in suffrage and equality for women.

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Why did the Holocaust happen?

Sean Sheehan
Authors:
Sean Sheehan
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Why did World War II happen?

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker

Read about how a mere two decades after the conclusion of World War I, another large-scale military conflict entrenched most of Europe and many other countries in warfare for a second time. Many of the causes of World War II can be found in the effects of World War I. This book examines some of those causes and effects, providing sidebars, timelines and vivid photographs from the period.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects World War II has had on the world.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.

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A Photographic View of Crime and Punishment

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Find out how society's treatment of people who break the law was transformed in Victorian times with the introduction of an organised police force. How has this affected criminal activity? Have the punishments given changed over the years? Starting in 1812, this book takes a look at how prisons, and the treatment of prisoners, have changed over the past 200 years.The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.

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The Pope

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

In 2013, following the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, a little-known cardinal from Argentina was elected Pope. Jorge Bergoglio became the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the southern hemisphere and the first non-European Pope in over 1,000 years. But what is the background of this extraordinary man? And how did he go from Argentinian nightclub bouncer to Pope Francis, the leader of one of the most widely-practised religions in the world.The Pope looks at his remarkable story, and how, as Pope Francis, he has become such a popular and widely-celebrated leader. His humility, and his concern for the poor are examined, along with his views on the issues facing the Catholic Church.The Catholic faith, and the role it plays in the lives of people around the world, is explained, as is the Church's place in the 21st century.Some of the more complex terms and processes of the Church, for example the way in which a pope is elected, are explained in separate boxes on each spread.

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A Photographic View of Home Life

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Children will be able to see the homes people lived in, how they cooked, how they furnished and decorated their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A fascinating journey depicted in photographs from Victorian times to present day.

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A Photographic View of Schools

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf

We see what life was like for school children in the past. What lessons did they have, what did their classrooms look like and how did they dress? It raises questions about discipline and what was expected from children.

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A Photographic View of World War One

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf
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Afghanistan From War to Peace

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

The background, history and key events of conflicts in Afghanistan are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.

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Why did the Rise of the Nazis happen?

Charles Freeman
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Charles Freeman
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A Photographic View of Holidays

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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A Photographic View of Hospitals

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

We see what hospitals were like in the past. The old pictures reveal details of hospital buildings, furniture and uniforms. The equipment will also show what care was available for patients at the time and the continuing developments in medicine.

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Israel and the Middle East

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker

The background, history and key events of conflicts in Israel and the Middle East are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.