The Disaster Series

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The Kuwaiti Oil Fires Publisher's Summary

In defeat, Saddam Hussein ordered his army to set fire to Kuwait's oil wells. With the loss of oil revenue and the environmental damage, it was up to famed Red Adair and other fearless firefighters to save the day!

The Kuwaiti Oil Fires is part of the non-fiction Disaster series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world. The Disaster series probes the loss of the space shuttle Challenger's crew, the oil-well fires set in Kuwait by forces of Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the first Gulf War, the Korean airliner shot down by Russia in the Former Soviet Union, the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and the Mount St. Helens eruption.

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    • The Kuwaiti Oil Fires

    • The Disaster Series
    • By: Skip Press
    • Narrated by: The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In defeat, Saddam Hussein ordered his army to set fire to Kuwait's oil wells. With the loss of oil revenue and the environmental damage, it was up to famed Red Adair and other fearless firefighters to save the day! The Kuwaiti Oil Fires is part of the non-fiction Disaster series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Last Flight of 007

    • The Disaster Series
    • By: Frank Woodson
    • Narrated by: The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Korean airliner took off from Alaska innocently enough, but a series of human errors caused it to veer into Russian airspace. Russian military intelligence trailed the plane for hours before shooting it down. The Last Flight of 007 is part of the Disaster non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Mount St. Helens Volcano

    • Disasters
    • By: William Bankier
    • Narrated by: The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    When Mount St. Helens began releasing steam, nearby residents were told to get off the mountain. One man decided not to, and he paid dearly for his decision. The Mount St. Helens Volcano is part of the non-fiction series "Disasters" that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl

    • The Disaster Series
    • By: Robin Cruise
    • Narrated by: The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Chernobyl power plant was the hope for energy in the Ukraine. Years after the 1986 meltdown, Ukraine is still feeling the effects of its radiation. The Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl is part of the Disasters series. These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world.

    Regular price: $3.95