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What was the Titanic? —Sabol, Stephanie, author.

"For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-...

What was the Holocaust? —Herman, Gail, 1959- author.

"A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps--six mil...

What was Pearl Harbor? —Demuth, Patricia, author.

Shares coverage of the events surrounding the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, offering insight into the devastation that sank four battleships and killed more than two thousand servicemen before propelling the Unit...

What was the Gold Rush? —Holub, Joan.

Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

What was the first Thanksgiving? —Holub, Joan.

Describes how the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors after their first harvest in 1621, establishing a tradition that would become a national holiday.

What was the San Francisco Earthquake? —Hoobler, Dorothy, author.

"In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake. One early April morning in 1906, the people of ...

What was the Underground Railroad? —McDonough, Yona Zeldis, author.

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book ...

What was the Great Chicago Fire? —Pascal, Janet B., author.

"Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. ...

What was the Berlin Wall? —Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Describes the history of the Berlin Wall, from its construction in 1961 to divide the city of Berlin to its destruction in 1989.

What is LEGO? —O'Connor, Jim, author.

"The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginnings, the company has lived up to its name--which comes from the Danish phrase meaning to always "p...

What was the bombing of Hiroshima? —Brallier, Jess M., author.

"By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president--Harry...

What was the Berlin Wall? —Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Describes the history of the Berlin Wall, from its construction in 1961 to divide the city of Berlin to its destruction in 1989.

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