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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 10 up.
One need only mention 9/11 to dredge up memories, emotions, and confusion. That terrible strike at New York City's Twin Towers as well as the Pentagon remains a vivid memory in the minds of people who observed it either in person or via the seemingly endless news coverage that occurred at the time and beyond. However, the War on Terror has taken many other forms aside from the fiery images of huge skyscrapers collapsing. Among the images that this clandestine war has crafted are bombs exploding on Madrid trains, suicide bombers approaching innocent civilians, angry Al-Qaeda minions releasing prophecies of doom from secret hiding places, and an American army invading first Afghanistan and then Iraq. All of these elements of the War on Terror, and many more, are the material that David Downing uses to build this title in the illustrated "Timelines" series. Downing does an outstanding job of telling a complex story in a relative few pages. In this way the author of this insightful book has provided youngsters with a solid foundation for understanding the origins and elements of a struggle that will likely extend throughout the foreseeable future. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck