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To understand why, you'll need to know how ... - an Australian metals trader named Garry-with help from the CIA-inadvertently triggered the invasion of Iraq - coalition troops were killed by bombs made with explosives that, according to the White House, never existed - the United States Air Force bombed a wedding in Afghanistan by mistake - the U.S. gave material support to the president of Uzbekistan, who, as it happens, boils people alive These are not merely random disasters from an otherwise effective war. A History of the World Since 9/11shows us just why, a decade after the horrifying attacks on New York and Washington, we are no closer towinning the war on terror than we were on September 10, 2001. We failed to find Osama bin Laden or quellextremism. We sparked civil wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Around the world, innocents were incarcerated,tortured, and murdered-all in the name of justice. Acclaimed author and journalist Dominic Streatfeild traveled across the world for years in pursuit ofanswers for this stunning collapse of international law. The results of his search form the most fully realized study of the war on terror yet written. Piercing reportage blends with sobering human drama, woven into eight narratives of how our world went wrong after 9/11.

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Genre: History
Author: Dominic Streatfeild
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2011-08-15
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608193868

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This book tells the life story of a man who lived his life, served his country, and loved his family. The compelling stories are everyone's stories weaving in Americana, baseball, hunting and, above all, the real-life war.

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Genre: History
Author: John J. McNamara
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2014-06-24
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781312293656

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Presents a history of the ancient world, from 6000 B.C. to 400 A.D.

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Genre: Education
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
Release: 2004-09-15
File: 417 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780972860321

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History has been taught in a boring way for far too long. A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they've learned. Used with the Activity Book and The Story of the World, the tests give educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students.

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Genre: Education
Author: Elizabeth Rountree
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
Release: 2007-08-28
File: 94 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781933339214

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Thunderbolt! The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace is the incredible true life story of Robert S. Johnson, one of America's leading fighter pilot aces in World War II. His memoir is an action-packed account of how a cocky kid from Lawton, Oklahoma went on to amass 28 enemy kills, the first U. S. Army Air Force pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I tally of 26 enemy planes destroyed. Johnson's detailed, vivid descriptions of close-scrapes with Goering's elite fighters and his numerous other skirmishes makes Thunderbolt! essential reading for World War 2 buffs.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Robert S. Johnson
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2017-08-23
File: 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781387184194

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Genre: History
Author: M. B. Synge
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release: 2013-01-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781602066212

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Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought -- and whose outcome was in greater doubt -- than readers might imagine. This is the war that Americans at the home front would have read about had they had access to the previously censored testimony of the soldiers on which Miller builds his gripping narrative. Miller covers the entire war -- on land, at sea, and in the air -- and provides new coverage of the brutal island fighting in the Pacific, the bomber war over Europe, the liberation of the death camps, and the contributions of African Americans and other minorities. He concludes with a suspenseful, never-before-told story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, based on interviews with the men who flew the mission that ended the war.

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Genre: History
Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-05-11
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439128227

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It was a beautiful late summer morning, the kind of day even busy New Yorkers took a moment to appreciate. The sky was spectacularly clear, tinted an azure blue, the air stirred by a gentle breeze. The mood of the city seemed optimistic as people hurried down the crowded streets on their way to work. Then the world as people knew it changed forever... The attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and New York City's World Trade Center by three fuel-laden, hijacked airplanes was the worst attack ever on mainland American soil. The nation watched in horror as the events were captured by video and live news coverage. The attacks temporarily brought the nation to a stop, both emotionally and literally—for the first time, all commercial flights were grounded. Ironically , the attacks intended to undercut America's way of life only served to reinforce its core values. And out of the carnage of that day came acts of unspeakable bravery, uncommon courage, and true heroism.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Release: 2009-03
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781612288512

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Provides sample questions and answers, recommended readings, maps, and activities.

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Genre: Education
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
Release: 2006-11
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781933339054

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Beginning with an analysis of cultural themes and ending with a discussion of evolving and expanding political and corporate institutions, The Columbia History of Post-World War II America addresses changes in America's response to the outside world; the merging of psychological states and social patterns in memorial culture, scandal culture, and consumer culture; the intersection of social practices and governmental policies; the effect of technological change on society and politics; and the intersection of changing belief systems and technological development, among other issues. Many had feared that Orwellian institutions would crush the individual in the postwar era, but a major theme of this book is the persistence of individuality and diversity. Trends toward institutional bigness and standardization have coexisted with and sometimes have given rise to a countervailing pattern of individualized expression and consumption. Today Americans are exposed to more kinds of images and music, choose from an infinite variety of products, and have a wide range of options in terms of social and sexual arrangements. In short, they enjoy more ways to express their individuality despite the ascendancy of immense global corporations, and this volume imaginatively explores every facet of this unique American experience.

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Genre: History
Author: Mark C Carnes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 2007-07-06
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780231511803

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