War, Peace, and All That Jazz (A History of US Series #9)by Joy Hakim
Describes the period of American history encompassing the Great Depression and World Wars I and II.
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I found this series on a website for a Friend's school (Quaker) and I had great hopes for this series as a progressive alternative to the sugar coated, watered down propaganda that passes for history in most schools. Unfortunately this is not the case. Westerners are given credit for every great discovery known to man, from crop rotation (attributed to Europeans, not the Chinese who have practiced it for thousands of years) to quinine treatments for malaria (attributed to Walter Reed, not the Quechua speaking Incas who were the first to use it or even Parisian scientists Joseph Pelletier and Joseph Caventou who were the first to isolate the active ingredient in 1820) Albert Einstein is given credit as being one of the greatest scientists of all time, which is a popular misconception among non-scientists. Ask anyone with an advanced degree in physics. Unless he or she is determined to promote his or her theory of the superiority of a certain religious minority, he or she will tell you that Einstein's kindergarden teacher was right, he was slow, and others such as Neils Bohr, Rutherford, Poincare did much of the groundwork for the theories that Einstein is so famous for.
it is educational, so it is bad. it was very overwhelming.
I used to think history was boring until I read this book. I learned new facts about wwwII,hitler, and the great depression. My favorite chapter is the one that talks about Eleanor roosevelt.Even if you hate history, this is still a good book to read.