Communism (Systems Of Government (Smart Apple)) (#0701JB7)

by Connolly, Sean

2 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) Smart Apple Media, 2013
Price: USD 30.01
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Dewey: 335.43; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.8


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Provides a thorough overview of the major forms of government present in the world today. Looking through an historical lens, timelines and fast facts support the text by showing the creation and growth of each system. Quotes and detailed captions give a deeper understanding of government ideology, while political questions challenge the reader to apply their own thoughts.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index. "Describes what the communist system of government is, how the leaders come to power over a country, and what it is like to live under such a regime. The history of how communism has evolved, the rise and fall of leaders, and the future of communist countries are examined"--Provided by publisher.

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"Describes the workings of a democratic government, including the differences between a constitutional monarchy, a parliamentary democracy, and a presidential democracy. Includes discussions on the benefits of direct and indirect democracies, points out weak points of democracy, and looks to the future of how other countries will continue to strive to be democratic."

Product Details
  • Publisher: Smart Apple Media
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2012
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Systems of government
  • Dewey: 335.43
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-59920-802-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59920-802-2
  • LCCN: 2011-050893
  • Follett Number: 0701JB7
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.8

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 11/15/12
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/13

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist starred (November 15, 2012 (Vol. 109, No. 6))
Grades 5-8. The Systems of Government series provides an importance service: it explains the major types of governments in ways that are substantial yet don’t overwhelm. It’s no easy feat to explain the subject covered in Communism—while the ideal of the system is a lack of organized government, repressive governments have been its hallmark. Connolly deftly uses the history of communism and how it has evolved to make his points. The series is impressively up-to-date—see the discussions on France’s ban on burkas and the Arab Spring (though Kim Jong Il is depicted as still alive). Most important, the series is deeply thoughtful and well designed, with plenty of excellent pictures and sidebars, and it stretches itself at every turn to suggest to readers what the future holds for various systems of government.

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