Great Events from History: Modern Scandals, Second Edition This new edition of Great Events from History: Modern Scandals provides the reader with an in-depth examination of some of the most noteworthy scandals worldwide since the beginning of the 20th century. For political gain, financial reward, career success, sex, or power, individuals, and groups have been doing the wrong thing since the beginning of time. The ramifications are far reaching and devastating. Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, allegations of sexual misconduct rising to epic proportions, accusations of collusion with foreign governments—there is no shortage of material for this second edition. The American public is inundated with misdeeds of their government officials, and admissions of guilt from well respected individuals. This new edition will cover it all, including: • Pentagon Papers • Watergate • Plame Affair • Edward Snowden and the PRISM Leak • Iran-Contra • Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky Scandal • Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme • Bridgegate • Volkswagen Emission Scandal • Russian Interference in the U.S. 2016 Election • #MeToo - Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Each essay will provide a summary of the event as well as discuss the event’s significance and historical impact on our nation. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, illustrations, and photographs. Designed for history students in high school and college, this series as a whole is an invaluable reference tool in public libraries for students and general readers at all academic levels. September 2018 | 3 Volumes | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-704-4 | Library Price: $295 NEW! Fall 2018 Great Events from History: LGBTQ Events, Second Edition “Four Stars. Summing Up: Essential. All public and undergraduate libraries.” —CHOICE This addition to the Great Events series chronicles important historical events that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. In the last ten years alone, the world has witnessed significant events that have broken down barriers, both socially and legally, making enormous strides to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Just some of these events include: • 2011 - “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed. • 2012 - Barack Obama becomes the first sitting US president to publicly support the freedom for LGBT couples to marry. • 2013 - The US Supreme Court rules that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. • 2015 - The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. • 2016: Pentagon lifts the ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military In-depth, yet accessible essays provide a summary of the event and discuss the event’s significance and historical impact. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, cross-references to other material in the series, maps, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. This set selects events that help to mark the definition of “gender,” the emergence of social, cultural, and political movements, and the struggles to gain civil rights. Designed for history students at the high school and undergraduate levels, public librarians will also find the set, and the series as a whole, invaluable as a reference tool for students and general readers at all academic levels. December 2017 | 2 Volumes; 900 pages | ISBN: 978-1-68217-591-0 | Library Price: $175 RECENT NEW! NEW! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE RECENT See also: Defining Documents: Secrets, Leaks & Scandals, pg. 58 See also: Defining Documents: LGBTQ+, pg.60 Critical Insights: LGBTQ Literature, pg. 45 BEST SELLER! This expanding series offers a far-reaching view of history, organized around significant events. Library collections of all sizes will benefit from the thoughtful essays this highly-regarded series brings together. Plus, all titles come with free online access. “No doubt this set and the others to follow will earn shelf space in libraries serving high school students and above, and the general public.” – Reference and Research Book News “A fount of accessible, valuable material, it is a necessary purchase for libraries.” – Booklist “Recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries.” – Booklist (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! GREAT EVENTS FROM HISTORY HISTORY 73