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Published by:
Cengage Learning
Published:
1/4/2012
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
52 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Education
Tags:
911, Afghan War, extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, iraq war, terrorist attacks, war on terror

On 11 September 2001, bin Laden and his al-Qaeda operatives launched an attack that fundamentally changed the way Americans view themselves and the world. The crucible of the next few years accentuated the tensions of American values, juxtaposing needs for security with issues of personal freedom, launching two wars, and forcing Americans and the world to debate issues of torture and detention.

After 9/11 provides a dramatic retelling of the events of the day and the subsequent decade. The stunningly illustrated book is designed to not only help today’s high school students understand the attacks and their context: After 9/11 lets students consider the issues presented by the intervening decade. After 9/11 covers:

• The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – how they emerged and developed • Changes in national security and the individual privacy compromises they required • The effects of the attacks on the world

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