Cover image for The American Revolution
Title:
The American Revolution
Author:
Ross, Stewart.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, 2001.
Physical Description:
62 pages ; 30 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531146132
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E203 .R57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Author Notes

Stewart Ross is a prize-winning author of books for children, and has written two novels, several plays, two librettos, and several widely acclaimed historical works. His books have been translated into about a dozen languages. After several years teaching at various institutions Stewart has become one of Britain's most prolific and popular authors. He has published over 175 titles for adults and children.

Ross is also a frequent, popular speaker to student and adult audiences. His book, The Story of Scotland has won two literary awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-These heavily illustrated titles encourage students to use primary-source documents and offer tips for determining their meanings and importance. Excerpts from newspaper accounts, letters, government documents, and individuals' commentary are sprinkled throughout. In the first book, Ross traces the roots of the American Revolution and covers events through the ratification of the Constitution. The final chapter, "The Impact of the Revolution," cites subsequent events and addresses well into the 20th century. While most of the information can be found in standard reference sources, readers will appreciate definitions that appear alongside the excerpts from historical documents, the maps, and the full-color reproductions of famous works of art. Unfortunately, the latter are not identified and the artists aren't listed. The title is an attractive addition, but not a first purchase. Industrial Revolution is more successful. Economic history is well defined, and the role of industrialization comes alive within the short but detailed text. Beginning in Britain, the revolution is followed and a final chapter summarizes the global effects of industrialization throughout the 20th century. Textual aids and an abundance of identified black-and-white and color art reproductions and useful maps accompany the narrative. With little on the role of economics in our world, this title is a solid resource for quick reference.-Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.