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Children's LiteratureThis title is an excellent mix of the history of journalism and American history. Since the beginning of America, during and following important historical events, a constant has always been the coverage of the events by journalists eager to share information with those back at home. With the invention of the telegraph in the late 1830s, news could be reported back to the home office and be on the streets by the next day. The reporting on the Mexican-American War—1846-1848—was the first time journalists used the telegraph in their work. World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm and the War on Terrorism as news and the changes in the technology for reporting are included. With photos taken of, and by the journalists, this book provides an exciting portrait of the risks taken by these men and women. It also tells the story of women in the foreign press and in war zones and their battle to have the opportunity to take the risks. Biographical information about these amazing people allows the reader to understand what and how they felt about their work. Included with brief biographical information are some comments made by twenty-two journalists. "Source Notes," a "Selected Bibliography," a listing for "Further Reading and Websites," and a list of "Places to Visit" precede the "Index" of this amazing book that will provide future journalists a basic history of the field. Teachers will find numerous ways to use the book—as American History, the history of journalism, women's rights, and technology. This book is part of the "People's History" series. 2006, Twenty-First Century Books, Ages 10 up.