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Samurai

The samurai were the warrior class of feudal Japan for hundreds of years. They led other soldiers to war on the battlefield, and their weapons and armor made them formidable opponents.… More →

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Vikings

Vikings were skilled warriors, explorers, and shipbuilders. For over 300 years, they ruled seas and lands throughout northern Europe. This title presents the history of the Vikings, the… More →

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Zulu Warriors

The tactics of Zulu warriors made the Zulu nation one of the most powerful in Africa. In their most famous battle, they defeated an army of British soldiers. This book explores the history of More →

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Earthquake in Haiti

On January 12, 2010, the world of the small Caribbean-island nation of Haiti was shaken apart. All aspects of daily life—from clean water and food to having shelter—were turned upside down by More →

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The Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion

On the cold morning of January 28, 1986, onlookers watched as the space shuttle Challenger prepared for lift-off. Commander Francis "Dick" Scobee and his crew kept NASA appraised of all… More →

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Code Red

Series of 13 titles

Relive some of the worst disasters in history through these harrowing narratives of bravery in the face of extreme danger. Through documented stories of victims and survivors, young students… More →

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Emergency at Three Mile Island

Early March 28, 1979, Craig Faust and Ed Frederick were checking Reactor Number Two at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant when a warning alarm sounded, alerting them to a radiation… More →

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The Exxon Valdez's Deadly Oil Spill

In narrative detail,The Exxon Valdez's Deadly Oil Spillchronicles the worst oil-spill disaster in U.S. history. Readers will meet Joseph Hazelwood, the Valdez's captain, who accidentally ran… More →

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The Great Chicago Fire

Mary Fales woke suddenly to discover a strange glow lighting the night sky. Dry winds were spreading flames toward her house. She and her husband David needed to move fast to escape the… More →

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The Hindenburg Disaster

As the Hindenburg approached its landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937, radio announcer Herbert Morrison remarked that the ship's windows looked like "glittering jewels" in the sun.… More →

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The 2001 World Trade Center Attack

In a fiery flash, a low-flying plane crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Moments later, another passenger jet explodes into the South Tower as part of a horrific terrorist More →

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Nightmare on the Titanic

Crossing the icy North Atlantic on a quiet April night in 1912, the Titanic seemed invincible. Yet when a lookout suddenly screamed out, "Iceberg right ahead!" the great unsinkable passenger… More →

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