United States Enters World War I

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This title examines an important historic event, the United States entering World War I. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including the sinking of the Lusitania and the preparation of the U.S. military. Covered in detail are the first American troops' arrival in Paris, trench warfare, and the cease-fire and negotiations that led to the Treaty of Versailles. Also discussed are the Americans' efforts to help the war on the home front, including selling war bonds, conserving food, planting gardens, and working in munitions factories. Key players, such Herbert Hoover, Colonel George S. Patton Jr., Kaiser Wilhelm II, President Woodrow Wilson, and Arthur Zimmermann are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF025130, JNF025210, JNF043000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2010-01-01
ISBN 9781604539479, 9781617851889
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 940.3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 7.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135713
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Essential Events Set 4, Essential Events Set 5 – VOYA

Essential Events is a high quality, easy-to-navigate series on topics that often have cumbersome, thick books. This series has clear, concise language, wonderful photos, and clarifying sidebars that further define and explain some of the historical people, events, or concepts. Each volume has a time line, essential facts, additional resources, glossary, source notes, and index. . .[and] discusses and provides excellent unbiased descriptions. . .as well as good summaries of major events. . . . Overall, this series would be a worthy purchase to fill gaps and update or expand a print collection in any school or public library.

United States Enters World War I (Essential Events) – VOYA

. . .discusses major incidents that led to the outbreak of war in Europe and the neutrality of the United States, until the culminating threat of Mexico, and the country being compelled to join the Allied Forces, even against protest at home. It discusses the preparation it took for America and describes in brief detail many of the major battles in World War I both before and after the United States joined. It discusses how industrialization and technology made WWI a catastrophic war in its use of modern weaponry like chemical weapons, machine guns, tanks, and earth-shattering artillery guns, like Big Bertha. It also contains sections on the efforts of women, and their changing roles and contribution to the American war effort.

Essential Events Set 4 – Library Media Connection

These titles provide readers with a clear, concise, and engaging overview of important topics in American and World history. The writing is accessible and is richer than a lot of history writing, allowing the reader to become engaged in the text as a story, and the layout provides enough white space to allow lower level readers to feel confident. Recommended.

Essential Events Set 4 – School Library Journal

These books offer vivid detail as well as historical and political context for these events. Good choices for any collection, both for research needs and as interesting nonfiction selections.

Essential Events Set 4 – Booklist

Each book begins with the event itself and then retraces its development and consequences, with additional background information provided in sidebars and images. The books in the series all include extensive and informative back matter, such as a comprehensive time line and endnotes citing the primary-source quotations that appear in the text. This series continues to do an excellent job of putting historical events into a more expansive context.

Author: Sue Vander Hook