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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Core Events of an Industrial Disaster
Author: Otfinoski, Steven
Summary: Whether they occur at home or in the workplace, fires are devastating events that sometimes cause the tragic deaths of innocent people. Find out what happened when a factory in New York City caught fire in the early 1900s. And discover why so many wo...
Hitler in Paris: How a Photograph Shocked a World at War
Author: Nardo, Don
Summary: World War II was in its early days when brutal German dictator Adolf Hitler paid a visit to Paris, the capital of France. Only days before, on June 14, 1940, German soldiers had overrun the city, shocking the world. Hitler now viewed the city’s cultu...
Summiting Everest: How a Photograph Celebrates Teamwork at the Top of the World
Author: Carlson Berne, Emma
Summary: The summit of Mount Everest the highest place on Earth. Could it be conquered? Could a climber literally stand on top of the world? No one had ever reached the summit and returned alive. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wanted to be the first. Not f...
Tank Man: How a Photograph Defined China's Protest Movement
Author: Burgan, Michael
Summary: No one knew his name. But soon millions would know about his bravery. For almost two months in spring 1989, Beijing’s Tiananmen Square had been the site of growing protests against China's hardline communist government. In early June, China’s leader...
The Blue Marble: How a Photo Revealed Earth's Fragile Beauty
Author: Nardo, Don
Summary: The astronauts headed to the moon in December 1972 thought they knew what to expect. They would soon be exploring the moon’s surface in a lunar rover, traveling farther than anyone before them. They would be collecting soil and rock samples for study...
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