Bausum, Ann Unraveling Freedom: The battle for democracy on the homefront during World War I, 83 p. National Geographic, 2010. $19.95. NON-FICTION. Bausum explores the erosion of freedom after the sinking of this Lusitania and America’s entrance into WWI. Middle school and high school teachers, of history, of government, of politics of any kind, all should read this book and share it with their students. The behavior of Americans and politicians in the present day directly mirrors that same behavior from almost 100 years earlier. The Espionage and Sedition Acts are no different from what happened after 9-11 and continues to happen today. Don’t let your students forget. MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher.