Home Books The European Union

The European Union
  • Authored by: Peggy Kahn
  • From the Series: Global Organizations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 079109538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9538-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 341
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128


The European Union, initially called the European Economic Community, was born after World War II out of determination to avoid another catastrophic war on the European continent. Six countries—Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg—signed the founding Treaty of Rome in 1957. The EU now boasts 27 national states, including 10 new democracies that were formerly under the Communist umbrella. With close to half a billion people, the EU has become the largest economy in the world with a GDP of $13 trillion, and is currently a major participant in global politics and economics.


Full-color photographs, maps, and graphs. Sidebars. Chronology. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Peggy Kahn is professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Flint. She lived in England for many years and has written about British politics. She also has been a social studies volunteer in the Ann Arbor public schools. She has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in history and government from Oberlin College.

Reviews and Awards

“…particularly informative…Highly accessible for readers…a ‘must purchase’ for school libraries…Highly Recommended.”

Library Media Connection

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources