War, Peace, and All That Jazz (A History of US Series #9)

War, Peace, and All That Jazz (A History of US Series #9)

by Joy Hakim

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Describes the period of American history encompassing the Great Depression and World Wars I and II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195095142
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/05/1995
Series: A History of US Series , #9
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface: Time Travelers 9(4)
War's End
13(3)
Fourteen Points
16(5)
Another Kind of War
21(4)
The Prohibition Amendment
25(4)
Mom, Did You Vote?
29(5)
Red Scare
34(3)
Soft-Hearted Harding
37(4)
Silent Cal and the Roaring Twenties
41(6)
Feature: Monkeys on Trial
44(3)
Everyone's Hero
47(4)
Only the Ball Was White
51(4)
American Music
55(8)
Feature: Rhapsodies in Red, White, and Blue
60(2)
Feature: Hooray for Hollywood
62(1)
Space's Pioneer
63(4)
The Lone Eagle
67(5)
The Prosperity Balloon
72(2)
Getting Rich Quickly
74(5)
Down and Out
79(5)
Economic Disaster
84(4)
A Boy Who Loved History
88(2)
How About This?
90(3)
A Lonely Little Girl
93(2)
First Lady of the World
95(2)
Handicap or Character Builder?
97(3)
Candidate Roosevelt
100(2)
President Roosevelt
102(5)
Twentieth-Century Monsters
107(5)
A Final Solution
112(8)
Feature: Arrival in Auschwitz
116(4)
War and the Scientists
120(2)
Fighting Wolves
122(3)
Pearl Harbor
125(5)
Taking Sides
130(5)
World War
135(4)
A Two-Front War
139(5)
Forgetting the Constitution
144(5)
A Hot Island
149(5)
Axing the Axis
154(5)
Feature: The End of the Road
158(1)
Going for D-Day
159(5)
A Wartime Diary
164(3)
April in Georgia
167(3)
President HST
170(2)
A Final Journey
172(4)
Day by Day
176(4)
A Little Boy
180(4)
Peace
184(2)
Picturing History
186(12)
Chronology of Events 198(2)
More Books to Read 200(2)
Picture Credits 202(2)
Index 204(4)
A Note from the Author 208

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War, Peace and All That Jazz 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is educational, so it is bad. it was very overwhelming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.