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By: Peggy Daniels Becker Library binding. 240 pages. 2013. 978-0-7808-1333-5.
Provides a detailed account of the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans; describes living conditions in the camps; discusses the economic, emotional, and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans; and ponders the legacy of internment on American society. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more.
Web Price: $49.00
By: Amy L. Sutton Library binding. 672 pages. 2013. 978-0-7808-1305-2.
Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.
Web Price: $85.00
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed each year on December 7th. On that fateful morning in 1941—as unsuspecting American soldiers, sailors, and civilians on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, followed their regular routines—hundreds of Japanese planes suddenly appeared in the sky overhead. Before people on the ground could grasp what was happening, the planes began dropping bombs and torpedoes on the ships in Pearl Harbor and strafing nearby airfields with machine-gun fire. The surprise attack shocked, outraged, and united the American people like few other events in U.S. history. Immediately afterward, the United States declared war on Japan and officially entered World War II.
Additional information about the events leading up to and following the attack on Pearl Harbor, plus biographies of the key players, and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Posted: December 6, 2013
In 2012, there were 35.3 million people worldwide living with HIV; that same year some 2.3 million people became newly infected and 1.6 million died of AIDS-related causes. Despite these staggering numbers, dramatic progress has been made. Overall, new HIV infections have fallen by 33% since 2001, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 30% since the peak in 2005.
Established by the World Health Organization in 1988 and observed each year on December 1st, World AIDS Day is an opportunity for organizations around the world to raise awareness and advocate for progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care.
Comprehensive information about risk factors, prevention, transmission, and treatment of HIV and related complications, along with tips for living with HIV/AIDS, is available in AIDS Sourcebook, 5th Edition.
Posted: November 27, 2013