The Story of the Persian Gulf War

The Story of the Persian Gulf War

by Leila Merrell Foster
     
 

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The "Cornerstones of Freedom" detail important events in United States history. Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making and contemporaries of famous people who helped shape the United States into the world power it is today. Starting with the Spring 1992 titles, a brand-new format has been introduced using more photographs (many in… See more details below

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The "Cornerstones of Freedom" detail important events in United States history. Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making and contemporaries of famous people who helped shape the United States into the world power it is today. Starting with the Spring 1992 titles, a brand-new format has been introduced using more photographs (many in full-color), historical engravings, and an easy-to-read typeface. Many popular previously published titles will be updated in this new format. Each book includes an index.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Readers attempting to understand this war will not be well served by this treatment. Opening with the invasion of Kuwait, Foster attempts to explain possible reasons for Saddam Hussein's actions and gives a scanty overview of Iraq's history. The invasion itself is covered, followed by the failure of international negotiations and the onset and success of Desert Storm. The author closes by posing questions about how the Middle East will deal with the difficult years ahead. So many terms go undefined (junta, annexing, Zionist, desalination, tirades) that either a dictionary or frustration will go hand in hand with children new to the topic. In addition, the attempts at brevity lead to added confusion. In explaining that perhaps Hussein thought he would remain unchallenged, Foster writes, ``The United States remembered Vietnam, and the Soviet Union remembered Afghanistan.'' Although written for a slightly older audience, Bratman's War in the Persian Gulf (Millbrook, 1991) is a wiser purchase; the coverage is more inclusive and the organization tighter. Importantly, it will not leave readers with more, rather than fewer, questions. --Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516447629
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Series:
Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.93(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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