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The 1940s Decade in Photos

A World at War

Series: Amazing Decades in Photos

By Jim Corrigan

Action packed photos show how as the 1940s opened the world sank into conflict. Adolf Hitler’s troops marched through Europe. Japanese forces spread out across Asia and the Pacific Ocean. America hoped to avoid the war but could not. A surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, outraged the nation. World War II quickly engulfed the planet. Americans grimly accepted the challenge of war. Millions joined the armed services. Women worked long hours in factories and shipyards. Fierce battles raged overseas. Slowly, America and its allies scored key victories. The intense flash of an atomic bomb came in 1945. World War II ended and a new era began. Read how it all happened in the 1940s.

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Reviews

"The mainly color photographs and illustrations drive the easy-to-read narrative . . . simple sentence structure works well for older students needing hi-lo resources."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2010

"Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices--Corrigan has done quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900 . . . The author’s style is brisk, the illustrations often fascinating; the abundance of period photos, graphics, and popular art can help promote visual literacy."

Children's Literature

"The book covers a lot of information, but is easy to read and understand."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"Attractive and readable, this series will be popular with browsers and beginning researchers."

School Library Journal, April 2010

"Reluctant readers will be drawn to these pictorial histories . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2010

". . . each 64-page book in this outstanding series features an informed and informative accompanying text . . . strongly recommended for both school and community library collections."

Children's Bookwatch, January 2010

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