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              Total Devastation: The Story of Hurricane Katrina

              Total Devastation: The Story of Hurricane Katrina (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael

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              In an immersive, exciting narrative nonfiction format, this powerful book follows a selection of people who experienced the events of Hurricane Katrina.

              ISBN 9781491484562
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2017
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age Children
              Series Tangled History
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              Great Escapes #1: Nazi Prison Camp Escape
                

              Great Escapes #1: Nazi Prison Camp Escape (EPUB ebook)

              By Burgan, Michael; Bernardin, James

              Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? Perfect for fans of the I Survived series, the first installment in a brand-new, edge-of-your-seat series based on real events! In spring 1942, Royal Air Force pilot Bill Ash's plane was shot dow...n by Germans, who captured and eventually brought him to Stalag Luft III, a notorious camp for prisoners of war. The Germans boasted that the camp-which was isolated, heavily guarded, and surrounded by wire fences-was escape proof. But Ash was ready to prove them wrong. He, along with other POWs, would dig tunnels, hide in shower drains, or jump on trucks-all in the name of freedom. Because resisting the Germans was their mission, and escaping was their duty.From reluctant reader to total bookworm, each book in this page-turning series-featuring fascinating bonus content and captivating illustrations-will leave you excited for the next adventure!
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              ISBN 9780062860378
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              Language en
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Great Escapes
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              The Battle of the Bulge

              The Battle of the Bulge (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael

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              Vivid storytelling brings World War II history to life and place readers in the shoes of the people who experienced Germany's last major offensive on the Western Front. The battle began on December 16, 1944, when Germany launched a surprise attack. By the time the battle ended on... January 25, 1945, it had not only become one of the war's bloodiest, but also proved to be the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. Suspenseful, dramatic events unfold in chronological, interwoven stories from the different perspectives of people who experienced the battle while it was happening. Narratives intertwine to create a breathless, What's Next? kind of read. Students gain a new perspective on historical figures as they learn about real people struggling to decide how best to act in a given moment.
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              ISBN 9781543575590
              Released NZ 4 Nov 2019
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Tangled History
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              Chernobyl Explosion: How a Deadly Nuclear Accident Frightened the World

              Chernobyl Explosion: How a Deadly Nuclear Accident Frightened the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael; Other Wert, Michael

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              The long-term damage from an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant more than 30 years ago is still unknown. When explosions ripped through the reactor in rural Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, they spewed huge amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere and... caused the worst nuclear disaster in history. About 10,000 people have died or will die because of their exposure to radiation, and experts worry about the children born to parents who were living near the disaster area. With international help, Ukraine has enclosed the damaged reactor, giving scientists time to figure out what the future holds.
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              ISBN 9780756557485
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
              Publisher Coughlan Publishing
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Captured Science History
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              Exxon Valdez: How a Massive Oil Spill Triggered an Environmental Catastrophe

              Exxon Valdez: How a Massive Oil Spill Triggered an Environmental Catastrophe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael; Other Wert, Michael

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              The biggest oil spill in U.S. history that polluted the pristine waters of Alaska decades ago and killed thousands of birds, mammals, and fish, still haunts the people who are living with its aftermath. On Good Friday 1989, the huge oil tanker, Exxon Valdez, ran aground in Prince... William Sound, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil into the water-oil that would eventually cover more than 1,000 miles of shoreline. Cleanup began immediately but there is still oil in the sound and Alaskans say life will never be the same.
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              ISBN 9780756557478
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
              Publisher Coughlan Publishing
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Captured Science History
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              Daring Play: How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball
               

              Daring Play: How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael

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              Discusses Jackie Robinson's breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball and an iconic photograph that captured the historic even --

              ISBN 9780756552954
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Compass Point
              Interest Age Children
              Series Captured History Sports
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              Lizzie Borden
                

              Lizzie Borden (EPUB ebook)

              By Burgan, Michael

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              Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this fourth book in a nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what sh...e had done, she gave her father forty-one. On August 4, 1892, the murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden rocked the small town of Fall River, Massachusetts. The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. But did she actually do it? And if she did, why? Lizzie had as much to gain from the death of her father as anyone. Despite his wealth, Andrew did not believe in spending money and Lizzie had grown frustrated with the situation. And her actions in the days before the murder-trying to buy a type of strong poison-as well as those after the murder-burning a dress she claimed was stained-didn't help. On August 11, Lizzie was arrested. But after a sensational trial, she was found not guilty. Rumors lingered. Stories persisted. And Lizzie continues to fascinate even today.
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              ISBN 9781481496537
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              Language en
              Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series History's Worst
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              Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime

              Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael; Consultant editor Sandmann, Alexa L.; Baxter, Kathleen

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              By February 1945 the United States had been fighting World War II for more than three years. Soldiers were worn down from battle, and civilians were drained by sacrifice. But a photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Japanese soil gave a wearied nation a renewed sense o...f pride and hope. This powerful image of strength and determination became the most famous image of the war. It not only captured a moment of victory against a strong foe. It also represented the effort every member of the armed forces had made and offered Americans the promise of victory and an end to conflict.
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              ISBN 9780756544492
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2011
              Publisher Compass Point
              Interest Age 5-12 years
              Series Captured History
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              Fighting to Survive Natural Disasters: Terrifying True Stories
                

              Fighting to Survive Natural Disasters: Terrifying True Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael

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              • Pub Date
                26 Nov 20

              A raging wildfire burns thousands of homes. A violent earthquake creates a giant tsunami that destroys countless lives. A giant tornado wipes a small town off the map. Discover the true stories of people who survived these terrible disasters and lived to tell the tale in this boo...k from the Fighting to Survive series.
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              ISBN 9781474794183
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2020
              Publisher Capstone Global Library Ltd
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Fighting to Survive
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              Finding the Titanic: How Images from the Ocean Depths Fueled Interest in the Doomed Ship
               

              Finding the Titanic: How Images from the Ocean Depths Fueled Interest in the Doomed Ship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgan, Michael

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              On the night of April 14, 1912, as it made its first voyage, the luxury steamship Titanic struck an iceberg. Then, a few hours after midnight on April 15, the ship sank thousands of feet before settling on the ocean floor. And that's where it stayed, whereabouts unknown, for the ...next 73 years until it was discovered by oceanographer Robert Ballard and his crew. The pictures and video Ballard brought back from the 1985 discovery helped stir new interest in the Titanic's voyage and its resting spot.
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              ISBN 9780756556440
              Released NZ 26 Apr 2019
              Publisher Compass Point
              Interest Age Children
              Series Captured Science History
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