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The 1980s Decade in Photos

The Triumph of Democracy

Series: Amazing Decades in Photos

By Jim Corrigan

America emerges from its malaise in the 1980s. Meanwhile severe social, economic, and military pressures force the Soviet Union to abandon its longstanding political doctrine. The U.S. stands alone as the world’s sole superpower. Through the good times there were also bad ones—the Space Shuttle CHALLENGER exploded and the worst nuclear power accident in history occurs at Chernobyl. Read more about the 1980s in this photo-driven book.

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Reviews

". . . this title is filled with information and data."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2010

"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

"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 generally does quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900."

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