New Release Books by Adam Woog

Adam Woog is the author of Military Might and Global Intervention (2019), Ladainian Tomlinson (2015), Brand Empire Celebrities (2016), Walter Payton (2015) and other 93 books.

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Military Might and Global Intervention

release date: Jul 15, 2019
Military Might and Global Intervention
When one country or region of the world is facing political upheaval, genocide, or war, what role should the international community play? Should powerful countries such as the United States "police the world," ensuring widespread peace by intervening in such conflicts? Should each nation be responsible for managing its own conflicts? This book delves into the history of armed intervention to explore arguments both for and against military intervention, and to assess when and where it is necessary, if it is necessary at all. Full-color photographs, a glossary, and sidebars aid readers as they explore compelling sides of this debate.

Ladainian Tomlinson

release date: May 27, 2015

Brand Empire Celebrities

release date: Aug 01, 2016
Brand Empire Celebrities
Celebrities often use their famous names and faces to create brand retail empires, promoting products from their own organizations and from other companies. This book examines the lives of six celebrity entrepreneurs: Shawn Carter (Jay Z), Kim Kardashian, Sean Combs (Diddy), Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson, and Taylor Swift.

Walter Payton

release date: May 27, 2015
Walter Payton
One of the greatest all-around running backs in National Football League history, Walter Payton set several league records-including career rushing yards (16,726); most games rushing for 100 or more yards (77); and rushing touchdowns (110)-during his 13-year career with the Chicago Bears. Nicknamed "Sweetness" by his Jackson State University teammates because of his smooth running style and friendly disposition, Payton was a nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL MVP. In 1985, he rushed for more than 1,500 yards to help Chicago capture the most wins in franchise history, with a 15-1 regular season record. In the playoffs, the Bears outscored their opponents 101-10, including a dominating 46-10 victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. Tragically, in February 1999, Payton was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Less than six months later, he was dead, at the age of 45. Payton''s legacy endures today through the charitable foundation that he and his wife, Connie, established in 1989. The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation has provided toys and school supplies to thousands of abused, neglected, and underprivileged children in Illinois.

Blake Shelton

release date: Feb 12, 2015
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton''s long-standing role as a judge and singing coach on the NBC talent show The Voice has made him a popular fixture on America television. His career as a country music singer and songwriter earned him seven Grammy Award nominations and twenty-three number one hit singles. This comprehensive biography focuses on the life and work of country singer Blake Shelton. The book details Shelton''s childhood, his struggle as a musician, and his rise to international fame.

The History of Gospel Music

release date: Jan 10, 2014
The History of Gospel Music
Gospel music and its encouraging messages have touched millions of people over time, and continues to be a vigorous and inspiring music today. This book discusses the roots of gospel music from its early beginnings in the grim days of slavery to contemporary gospel music. Author Adam Woog includes informative sidebars and numerous quotations from authoritative sources.

Careers in Homeland Security

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Careers in Homeland Security
With international politics taking sharp turns nearly every week, it is essential that the United States has a strong system of protection of its borders, resources, and people. This guidebook introduces students to prospective careers in Homeland Security. Various types of jobs and internships that readers can pursue, plus details on needed education, training, and equipment are shared. Readers will learn about its history, role in the community, and type of public service its officers provide. Real cases from Homeland Security members will enthrall your readers as well.

Careers in Forensic Science

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Careers in Forensic Science
Give your readers a comprehensive book that details the various of jobs and internships that readers can pursue in forensic science. Readers are provided with details regarding the education, training, and equipment that candidates would need for different roles. This book covers the history of forensic science, its role in the community, and the type of public service its officers provide. It also features stories from real cases and members of the forensic science team.

Haunted Washington

release date: Jul 16, 2013
Haunted Washington
Among the Pacific Northwest''s many treasures is the Evergreen State, a state rich in eerie events. Haunted Washington, a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings, will leave readers delightfully frightened. Haunted Washington includes dozens of stories, from the royal Native American ghost of Seattle’s Pike Place Market to the haunted mansion that inspired horrormeister Stephen King’s TV mini-series Rose Red – all of them guaranteed to send chills up the spines of even the most daring ghosthunters. Each story includes notes on historical significance and local lore so that readers and visitors can learn more about each ghostly locale. A bibliography, a resources list of contact information to visit the haunted sites, and a brief “Ghost Hunter’s Guide” are also included, giving readers the resources to explore the haunted areas for themselves.

Food Myths and Facts

release date: Jan 18, 2011
Food Myths and Facts
There are so many sources of information out there, some valid, some totally bunk. Help your readers find out fact from fiction when it comes to food. This book examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on food myths and facts. Readers will evaluate the roles of metabolism, exercise, and lifestyle in relation to maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy understanding about food.

Zombies

Zombies
An illustrated overview of zombies, describing the history of the belief in zombies, discussing depictions of them in popular culture, and relating stories and tales that feature the legendary creatures.

Vampires in the Movies

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Vampires in the Movies
Vampire movies have a long and rich history, from what was probably the first one (in 1896), through the classics of the early-twentieth century (Nosferatu, Bela Lugosi''s version of Dracula), and on to the present-day mania for Twilight and other modern takes. In between there have been hundreds of versions and variations, including American Sign Language vampires, comedies, space vampires, and much more. This book explores the lore of vampire films, why they remain perennially popular with audiences, and themes that run through the history of these cinematic bloodsuckers.

Life During the Spanish Inquisition

release date: Aug 01, 2014
Life During the Spanish Inquisition
Offers narratives and first-hand accounts that shed light on the conditions and daily life during the Spanish Inquisition.

Mark Zuckerberg

release date: Nov 01, 2010
Mark Zuckerberg
Forbes real time net worth ratings puts Mark Zuckerberg at over 71 billion dollars. That isn''t bad for a Harvard dropout. Readers will learn how this man''s simple idea turned into a global phenomena and helped him create a social media empire.

The Baltic States

release date: Aug 01, 2014
The Baltic States
Examines the Baltic nations, their relation to the former Soviet Union, and their future in the wake of its dissolution.

Derrick Rose

release date: May 28, 2010
Derrick Rose
Basketball phenomenon Derrick Rose grew up in Chicago, Illinois, learning the game from his three older brothers. By the time he entered high school, Rose was already on the radar of collegiate coaches. Supporting social studies and biography assignments, this informative edition takes readers from Rose''s childhood on Chicago''s South Side, through his high school career and college years with the University of Memphis Tigers, to his being selected first overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Jesse James

release date: Jan 02, 2014
Jesse James
Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group of Confederate guerrilla fighters in his native state of Missouri. But as the war ended, James turned his life toward crime and soon became a man on the run from the law. Joined by his older brother, Frank, and another set of brothers, James became one of the leaders of the famous James-Younger gang. As a group, these bandits ruled the West, terrorizing banks, stagecoaches, and railroads. Although James was feverishly hunted, he was never taken prisoner by US law enforcement. Instead, his career as an American outlaw was cut short when he was betrayed and murdered by a member of his own gang: Robert Ford. Already a celebrity when he was alive, Jesse James became a legend after his unforeseen death. With exciting text, vivid photos, and historical relics, Jesse James, part of the Wild West for Kids series, teaches kids why this one outlaw still fascinates people more than a century later!

Wyatt Earp

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Wyatt Earp
Describes the life and legend of Wyatt Earp, from his early life and career as a lawman to his famous gunfights and his legacy that lives on in popular culture.

Mirror Image

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Mirror Image
Explores guys'' body image, and discusses how to maintain a healthy body image.

Mummies

release date: Jan 01, 2009

Jacques Cartier

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Jacques Cartier
Commissioned by King Francois I of France to claim new lands for the country, Jacques Cartier arrived in Newfoundland in 1534. Seeking a Northwest Passage to the riches of India, he continued on and discovered the St. Lawrence River, a natural border existing between present-day Canada and New England. Cartier briefly explored the area and sailed back to France, only to return to the St. Lawrence with two American Indians as guides. His findings contributed to the founding of Montreal and Quebec and the creation of a lucrative trading network between the French and the American Indians. Jacques Cartier is a biography about the first explorer to establish a French presence in North America, an accomplishment that allowed the next generation of French sailors to create the first settlements in Canada.

Joe Montana

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Joe Montana
Nicknamed ''Joe Cool'' for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Joe Montana''s career highlights are staples of NFL highlight films. When Montana retired, his career passing rating was 92.3, the highest at the time. Although his record has since been surpassed by Steve Young, Peyton Manning, and Kurt Warner, he will forever be remembered for one of the most notable plays in NFL history that is now simply known as ''The Catch'' - the winning touchdown reception in the 1982 NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys. The only player ever to win three Super Bowl MVP awards, Montana was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Now retired, he donates his time to charity and produces wine under the Montagia label.

The Emancipation Proclamation

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Emancipation Proclamation
Describes the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation and includes information on the Proclamation''s aftermath and its importance in United States history.

YouTube

release date: Jul 15, 2008
YouTube
Describes the invention and development of YouTube. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading.

The Eiffel Tower

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Eiffel Tower
Presents a history of the Eiffel Tower, discussing the public controversy the tower sparked, the designer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, and the technological challenges faced in constructing the tower.

Jennifer Lopez

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Jennifer Lopez
Known to millions as J Lo, Jennifer Lopez is one of the prominent Latin American performers in the world. She has been called the influential Hispanic entertainer in the United States by People en Espanol. This biography tells about this one-woman entertainment powerhouse.

The Ballard Locks

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Ballard Locks
Uses archival photographs to present the story of Seattle''s Ballard Locks.

The Palestinian National Authority

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Palestinian National Authority
For over 50 years, the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis in their fight for land about the size of Vermont has demanded constant media attention. The PNA was created in the hopes of negotiating a permanent Palestinian government and peace between two groups that have historically been at odds.

The Roman Colosseum

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Roman Colosseum
The Roman Colosseum is the most remarkable remnant of the mighty Roman Empire, which remains one of the greatest realms in world history. Completed in 80 AD, the Colosseum was the site of countless spectacular performances, most famously the bloody games that pitted warriors called gladiators against each other and wild animals. The Colosseum later fell into centuries of neglect and ruin, but today the existing shell of the great arena is a beloved icon of Italy and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Bigfoot

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Bigfoot
Describes incidents that have been reported involving sasquatches, and the efforts to catch or produce evidence of these creatures.

Pearl Harbor

release date: Dec 01, 2012
Pearl Harbor
Traces the causes of the attack on Pearl Harbor, discussing America''s entry into World War II.

A Samurai Warrior

release date: Jan 01, 2005
A Samurai Warrior
A portrayal of the work of a Samurai warrior, including how they trained for war, their code of conduct, the weapons they used, the independent Samurai (Ronin), the Samurai in battle, and the Samurai as bureaucrats.

Possessions and Exorcisms

release date: Aug 01, 2012
Possessions and Exorcisms
Investigates the history of the belief in possession and exorcism, looking at the evidence and anecdotes that have historically been presented as proof of its existence, as well as recent theories by experts on what that evidence means.

The Early Middle Ages

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Early Middle Ages
Describes the key events of the early Middle Ages, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the creation of Islam and the first Crusade, and discusses the legacy of the early Middle Ages.

The Late Middle Ages

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Late Middle Ages
"Describes the social and political climate of Europe during the late Middle Ages, highlighting such significant events as the signing of the Magna Carta, the spread of the Black Death, and the Great Schism of the Roman Catholic Church"--GoogleBooks.com.

Scratchbot

release date: Aug 01, 2011
Scratchbot
ScratchBOT is a robot that depends on tacilt touch to interpret information and preform duties. Using touch rathet than vision, he ScratchBOT aids scientists researching aninak behavior. Glossary, additional resources and index .
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