A History of US: Vol 9, War, Peace, and All That Jazz by Joy Hakim

A History of US: Vol 9, War, Peace, and All That Jazz

byJoy Hakim

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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From woman's suffrage to Babe Ruth's home runs, from Louis Armstrong's jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S.history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games a plenty. But alongside this post-WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever-present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economicdisaster in U.S. history, flip-flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country's greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades--full of optimism anddespair, progress and Depression, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz --forever changed the United States.

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Joy Hakim is a former newspaper writer and editor and elementary school teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and a master's degree in education from Goucher College.

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Title:A History of US: Vol 9, War, Peace, and All That JazzFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.28 × 9.02 × 0.51 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195327233

ISBN - 13:9780195327236

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"[An] exciting series... Ms. Hakim braids multiple narratives together to bring alive material long dead to children's imaginations."--The New York Times Book Review "Joy Hakim didn't rewrite history. But she did make it a whole lot more fun to read."--Education Week "Readers young and old will find themselves amused, amazed, and engrossed by this searching, opinionated survey. In every sense a fresh look at our history." --Kirkus Reviews "Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down."--Washington Post Book World "The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--Los Angeles Times "A thorough and accurate narrative of our nation's history."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "I think this is the best American history written for young people that I have ever seen."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University; Pulitzer prize-winning author of Lincoln "When master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, you're in for a breathtaking adventure."--Teaching K-8 "An attention to detail and drama alike make these recommended choices for not only readers ages 8-13 but for entire families."--Children's Bookwatch "Absorbing, real and even fun to read."--Voice of Youth Advocates "Books of real substance that speak directly to kids."--Jean Fritz, author of Shhh, We're Writing the Constitution "One of the best nonfiction series of the decade. Impossible to put down."--School Library Journal