Gr 6-9-Watergate traces the events that lead to Nixon's impeachment and resignation beginning with the start of the Vietnam War. Titanic chronicles the ship's fated voyage from design to destruction. While this topic is not new, Whiting offers a good introduction to the tragedy. He incorporates the new findings currently being argued, such as whether or not the sinking was due to the ship's design flaws or human misjudgment. Short chapters and the small trim size will appeal to readers who shy away from longer "report" books. However, the sophistication of the content (Watergate is particularly challenging as there are many players to keep straight) and the high reading level will put these titles outside of the range of less proficient readers. Overall, these are good supplemental purchases to round out collections.-H. H. Henderson, Heritage Middle School, Deltona, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.