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A historical event does not look the same to everyone. It often depends on one's perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of key historical events through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking.
For more than two decades, Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, has nurtured his goal of restoring Russia’s global power and influence. A longtime opponent of the West, he has mouthed support for democracy while at the same time ruling Russia with an iron fist. And then, in early 2022, Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine. His willingness to use crushing violence against his supposed enemies-including even threats of nuclear strikes-makes him one of the most dangerous leader
Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world's most influential poets. This series introduces readers to unique poetic voices from multicultural perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author's style and thematic material.
When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Ukraine’s relatively young and inexperienced president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, immediately marshalled his nation’s military forces. From that moment forward, Zelenskyy has displayed remarkable courage and resolve in the face of a brutal and larger, more well-equipped foe. He speaks nightly to his people, millions of whom have been displaced by the war. He visits Ukrainian soldiers on the frontlines. He reaches out to nations worldwid
History and geography lessons abound in this series about warriors and warrior cultures from ancient times to today. With a high interest presentation featuring labeled drawings complemented with primary sources and photos of museum treasures, this series is a formidable survey of world history and the competition for resources, from the gold of Spain in the first century to the political rivalries of the modern world.
Wars Waged Under the Microscope examines the science and technologies that have helped the world fight some of the deadliest diseases ever known. Using both historic and contemporary images and examples, this series shows readers the importance of forward-thinking science. Comprehensive case studies show how different scientific methods and technologies worked to contain or conquer a new disease. Timelines and Future Warfare sections help readers understand the impact and importance of ongoing s
Wars aren’t just won or lost on the battlefield. For centuries, nations have employed Wartime Spies to stay one step ahead of the enemy. In this series, readers will gather intelligence on the events surrounding significant conflicts, uncovering how spies from all sides played a role in the war’s outcome. Each title demonstrates how its era’s agents, double agents, and moles communicated and completed daring missions, all while using tools, tricks, and technology to outwit one another.
These engaging titles provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the weapons used in military combat around the world. Each title begins with a discussion of the featured weapon, its importance and use in battles, and how this has changed over time. This section is followed by almanac-style entries that highlight featured models of this weapon through history, including specifications and performance statistics, and contributions in battle.
Canada's colonial history is rich with conflict and progress. Welcome to British North America offers a wide-ranging look at life in Upper Canada after it was settled by the British. Readers will learn how the British colonies were established and governed and see what life was like for both settlers and Indigenous Peoples between 1713 and 1850.
The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.