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Gun control : the pros and cons
Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers Inc., [2001]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.6 4.0 53731.
Format :


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KF3942.H3 S77 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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- These over-100-page titles present the facts and analyze some of the most controversial topics in today's news.
- Offers excellent and up-to-date information for reports or debates.
- Helps teenagers to begin developing critical thinking skills.

Author Notes

Thomas Streissguth is an author who grew up in the Midwest. He worked in New York in magazines for four years and as a juvenile book editor in Minneapolis for six. He has published about 40 books of non-fiction: biographies, history, geography books, and the like. His title's include: Dracula, Cleopatra, Hoaxers and Hustlers, Jack London, and Vladmir Putin.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6-9. This balanced account in the Hot Issues series outlines the long history of attempts to both pass and block effective gun control legislation. The major points by both sides are presented clearly and concisely, with particular emphasis on the historical background of the arguments. Most libraries probably have material that covers the gun control debate. But this has the advantage of being up-to-date, following the issue through the 2000 presidential election. The illustrations are sparse and occasionally random, particularly the maps. But the tables, listing regulations governing gun control in each state, are particularly helpful, as is the balanced list of Web sites and the glossary of gun-related terms. --Todd Morning