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  • Warships

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    From wooden Greek galleys to vast battleships bristling with huge guns, warships have provided vital defense for nations around the globe. Throughout history, warships have become faster, stronger - and ever more deadly. This book follows the history of warships from the iron-clad vessels used in the American Civil War to today's gigantic aircraft carriers that can accommodate for over 60 fighter jets.
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  • What is Terrorism?

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Terrorism is an incredibly difficult thing to understand, and can be hard to talk about. Terrorist attacks that we read and hear about are upsetting, frightening and confusing. Aimed at young tweens and teens, this book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of how terrorism has been used throughout history to bring about political change. It looks at what motivates people to become terrorists and at the counter terrorism strategies being employed in different countries.
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  • The Wright Brothers

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Read all about the Wright Brothers, find out about their childhoods and follow their early tests and experiments. Learn all about the brothers' first flight and see how their invention changed the world.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Why did the Rise of the Nazis happen?

    By Charles Freeman
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    Charles Freeman
    Read about how following their defeat during World War I, the Germans were looking for new leadership. Find out how Nazi Germany, also called the Third Reich, began when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). This book examines why the Germans embraced the Nazis' rise to power and includes panels featuring expert opinions to encourage critical thinking.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.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.
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  • Why Did Hiroshima happen?

    By Reg Grant
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    Reg Grant
    Read about how in the early morning hours of 6 August 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb. The aftermath of the bombing still affects the city's inhabitants today. This book details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs from the period provide an informative view of this tragedy.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.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.
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  • WWII: A Young Girl's Story

    By James Riordan
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    James Riordan
    It's spring 1940 in occupied France when Marie and her mother find themselves looking after two injured soldiers. But one is English and the other is German, and they are sworn enemies. The two patients must not find out about each other. Will the compassion and understanding of one girl and her mother be enough to keep the peace? Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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  • Why did World War II happen?

    By Cath Senker
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    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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  • World War Two

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    This photographic book gives you an overview of World War Two. From how the war began to how it spread worldwide, the new technology that was used in war for the first time, how women's roles changed in society because of the war, what life was like on the home front, and how the war was recorded in pictures, diaries, poems and stories. You can learn about key figures, such as Winston Churchill, and events, such as The Holocaust. You can also read a diary entry from the Blitz and learn how to create your own secret code.
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  • Women Who Changed History

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    Find out more about 18 women who've changed history, ranging from the civil rights campaigning of Emmeline Pankhust, Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai to the pioneering careers of Marie Curie and Coco Chanel and the inspirational leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi.
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  • World War II

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    Inspire children to get crafty by the make-do-and-mend attitude of World War II. Learn all about the ordinary people on the Home Front by making true-to-life artefacts such as a draught-stopper, an evacuee's suitcase and a gas mask. Then craft a Spitfire aeroplane, a pilot's goggles and some medals to learn all about the life of the soldiers during World War II. Packed to the brim with crafts and facts this book is full of original and exciting ideas for the home or school!
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  • Work

    By Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
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    Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
    Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title looks at the different types of jobs that both poor and rich Romans had. It explains what a consul, senator or legionary did, and what the duties of the emperor were. It also shows what being a gladiator, priest or priestess, farmer or chariot racer involved.
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  • Warfare

    By Peter Chrisp
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    Peter Chrisp
    This book takes an in-depth look at warfare in medieval times. You can find out about the major wars and the bloody battles fought in Europe and the Holy Lands. It describes who the great warriors were, and the weapons and tactics they used on the battlefield. It looks at how castles changed the way wars were fought, and at the many other transformations that took place in warfare in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
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  • Why did World War I happen?

    By Reg Grant
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    Reg Grant
    World War I, a war that lead to the deaths of 15 million people, started with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914. How did the assassination of one leader result in armed conflict involving more than 20 countries from multiple continents? The answer to this question and more is revealed in this book, which combines primary source documents with other features to provide an unbiased look at the events of World War I.
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  • World War One

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    This photographic book gives you an overview of World War One. From how the war began to how it spread worldwide, the new technology that was used in war for the first time, how women's roles changed in society because of the war, what life was like on the home front and how people recorded the war in paintings, poems and diaries. You can also find out how to send a message in Morse code.
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  • World War I

    By Stephen White-Thomson
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    Stephen White-Thomson
    A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in World War 1. Learn about what life was like in the trenches, how women helped the war effort, and the important part that animals played in the fighting. Find out how today we remember and honour the men and women who fought in World War 1.
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  • World War II

    By Antony Shaw
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    Antony Shaw
    This book on World War II examines in detail the conflict that was fought across the globe between 1939 and 1945. For each battle featured, such as Kursk, Stalingrad and Midway, there is a description of the events, casualty figures and key actions, with maps throughout. This book presents all the facts of a war that remains within living memory.
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    War in the Trenches: Remembering World War One

    By Peter Hicks
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    Peter Hicks
    Produced in partnership with The National Archives, this title looks at the trenches of World War One. Timed for the anniversary of World War One this title uses material and images from The National Archives to tell the story of the Trenches. We look at how the war began and how the trenches were created - from single holes to vast networks running through Northern France. We look at what the trenches were like for the soldiers who lived in them; their daily routine, the work, food and water, hygiene and stress. We look at the fighting, the casualties and medical facilities. From the most dangerous jobs to the Big Pushes, we cover all aspects of trench life. War in the Trenches then takes a look behind the lines and how soldiers spent their time away from the front line; where did they go? What did they spend their pay on? Did they get on with the locals? In additon to this, we take a look at the many things that affected soldiers' lives, such as discipline, and how they coped with the strain of warfare with humour and the enterainment that was provided for them.This title ends with the end of the war, taking a look at the closing stages of the fighting, and then at the battlefields and cemeteries today. In this indepth look at War in the Trenches, we remember those who fought so bravely in the Great War, 1914-1918. This title is perfect for study of the trenches and of World War One. As we reach the centenary of the start of the fighting, it is an ideal way to look back at the lives of those who fought. A glossary and index support the title, and a Further Information section suggestes websites, books and places to visit for those wishing to do more research on the topic.
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  • World War II

    By Stephen White-Thomson
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    Stephen White-Thomson
    A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in World War 2. Learn about Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. Discover the role women played during the war period, and why food rationing and evacuation were necessary. Find out how today we remember and honour the men and women who fought in World War 2.
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  • Warships

    By Rob Scott Colson
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    Rob Scott Colson
    An introduction to the world's most popular high-performance vehicles. This title features all the information about warships, from early and classic models to the latest high-tech machines.
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  • World War I

    By Paul Dowswell
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    Paul Dowswell
    This book looks at the curriculum history of World War I, through a series of poems from the time. Each poem covers a different topic such as daily wartime living, life in the trenches and attitudes towards patriotism and religion. The backgrounds to each poem and poet is given, together with an explanation of what each poem is about. Features poems by Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, W.B. Yeats, A.A. Milne, John Freeman, Rupert Brooke, August Stramm, J.C. Squire, Madeline Ida Bedford, Marc de Larreguy de Civrieux and Wilfrid Gibson.
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