New Release Books by Karen Zeinert

Karen Zeinert is the author of McCarthyism and the Communist Scare in United States History (2014), To Touch the Stars (2009), Wisconsin (2007), The Brave Women of the Gulf Wars (2005) and other 19 books.

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McCarthyism and the Communist Scare in United States History

release date: Dec 15, 2014
McCarthyism and the Communist Scare in United States History
Author Karen Zeinert follows the rise and fall of McCarthyism and anti-Communist hysteria in the United States from its roots in the straining of American-Soviet relations after the Bolshevik Revolution and how it led to the "witch hunt" atmosphere of the Cold War. Zeinert details the fearful climate of the post-World War II years and how those like McCarthy took advantage to sustain an anti-Communist movement, smearing the reputations of many innocent Americans. The author also examines how the age of McCarthyism finally came to an end as the perceived threat of communism faded when the Soviet Union declined.

To Touch the Stars

release date: Feb 01, 2009
To Touch the Stars
When the United States enters World War II, Americans everywhere look for some way to help. With the help of her younger brother, 18-year-old Elizabeth Erickson of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, finds a unique way to support the war effor and realize her dream of becoming a pilot. While training for the army air force's ferrying program, which put more than 1,000 women to work delivery airplanes for the military, Elizabeth discovers her own courage and resourcefulness and puts a troubling family mystery to rest.Jamestown's American Portraits explores the growth of different generations and cultures through the lives of young boys and girls. These titles are told from a diverse group of boys and girls, coming from different and unique backgrounds that represent America's own diverse population, spanning from the Jamestown Settlement to the Civil Rights Movement. Titles in this series: This Generation of Americans: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr. The Road to Freedom: A Story of the Reconstruction, by Jabari Asim All For Texas: A Story of Texas Liberation, by G. Clifton Wisler The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression, by James Lincoln Collier Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War, by Laurie Lawlor When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina's Story, by Steven Kroll (1895 Italian Immigrant in NYC) An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War, by Peter and Connie Roop Sweet America: An Immigrant's Story, by Steven Kroll The Corn Raid: A Story of the Jamestown Settlement, by James Lincoln Collier Revenge of the Aztecs: A Story of 1920s Hollywood, by Susan Beth Pfeffer To Touch the Stars: A Story of World War II, by Karen Zeinert

Wisconsin

release date: Jan 15, 2007
Wisconsin
"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and landmarks of Wisconsin"--Provided by publisher.

The Brave Women of the Gulf Wars

release date: Jul 15, 2005
The Brave Women of the Gulf Wars
Traces the roots of the Persian Gulf War and the role women played in the military, as correspondents, as medics, and on the homefront.

Women in Politics

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Women in Politics
Examines the contributions women have made at every level of American politics throughout the history of the United States, as well as the struggles they have encountered.

Those Extraordinary Women of World War I

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Those Extraordinary Women of World War I
Examines the role women played during World War I in various capacities, taking over male roles and inevitably aiding the women's suffrage movement.

Jamestown's American Portraits To Touch the Stars Softcover

release date: Feb 12, 2001
Jamestown's American Portraits To Touch the Stars Softcover
Bring history to life with compelling stories, sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improve comprehension of historical fiction Strong multicultural flavor reflects the rich tapestry of our shared American heritages Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends, traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the Civil Rights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teach reading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle school reading, language arts, or social studies classes. Reading Level 5-8 Interest Level 6-8

Suicide

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Suicide
Surveys the issue of suicide, including its history, causes, and psychology.

Those Courageous Women of the Civil War

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Those Courageous Women of the Civil War
Examines the important contributions of various women, Northern, Southern, and slave, to the American Civil War, on the battlefield, in print, on the home front, and in other areas where they challenged traditional female roles.

Tragic Prelude

release date: Sep 01, 2000
Tragic Prelude
In 1854, after the U.S. Congress created Kansas Territory, both pro- and anti-slavery settlers moved in in an attempt to decide whether Kansas would be a slave state or free, leading to the deaths of 200 people as each side vied for victory.

Cults

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Cults
Describes various types of cults including their history, characteristics, and danger to American society.

The Lincoln Murder Plot

release date: Jan 01, 1999
The Lincoln Murder Plot
Text, including quotations from contemporary sources such as the diary of John Wilkes Booth, the testimony of witnesses, letters, and accounts by others involved, examines the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Victims of Teen Violence

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Victims of Teen Violence
Relates accounts of teen violence in school, at home, among friends, and in public places, and offers information for victims about what to do and where to get help.

Those Remarkable Women of the American Revolution

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Those Remarkable Women of the American Revolution
Examines the contributions of women, Patriot and Loyalist, to the American Revolution, on the battlefield, in the press, and in the political arena, and shows how they challenged traditional female roles

McCarthy and the Fear of Communism in American History

release date: Jan 01, 1998
McCarthy and the Fear of Communism in American History
Outlines the rise of anti-communism in the United States beginning after World War I and culminating in the virulently anti-communist activities led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the 1950s. Also discusses the aftermath of the McCarthy era.

Free Speech

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Free Speech
This book examines the origins of free speech in this country & provides the historical context for current debates. Efforts to control the media are explored & issues including hate groups, book burnings & violence on television are discussed.

The Persian Empire

release date: Jan 01, 1997
The Persian Empire
Traces the rise and fall of the Persian Empire from its earliest days to the seventh century when it was conquered by the Arabs. The culture, artistic achievements, religion, and legacy of the once mighty empire are discussed.

The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition

release date: Jan 01, 1997
The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition
Traces the 1839 revolt of Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad, their apprehension, and long trial which ended in their acquittal by the Supreme Court.

Those Incredible Women of World War II

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Those Incredible Women of World War II
Describing the heroic efforts of the many women who served during the Second World War, a collection of personal accounts relates their participation in the military, medicine, journalism, and in volunteer efforts, and notes their impact on women's equality.

Elizabeth Van Lew

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Elizabeth Van Lew
Traces the life of a Southern woman who remained in Richmond as a Union supporter, where she provided help to Union prisoners and organized a spy ring that sent information to Union intelligence

All about Chinchillas

release date: Jan 01, 1986
All about Chinchillas
This book provides sensible advice from a knowledgeable chinchilla breeder for not only the first-time chinchilla but also the veteran fancier.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials

release date: Jan 01, 1989
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
Relates the causes, events, and aftermath of the witchcraft trials which took place in Salem, Massachusetts, in the early 1690's and resulted in the deaths of more than nineteen people.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

release date: Jan 01, 1993
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Describes life in the section of Warsaw where Polish Jews were confined by the Nazis and discusses the activities of the Jewish resistance prior to the destruction of the ghetto in 1943.
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