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The Western Front

Gary Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179913

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic land and air battles in Europe during World War II: Duel in the skiesThe Battle of Britain, September 24, 1940The desperate air battle told from the perspective of a young British fighter pilot. Surviving Omaha BeachD-Day, June 6, 1944The Normandy Landings as experienced by a U.S. infantryman. Crossing the bridge at RemagenThe invasion of Germany, March 7, 1945

Antietam

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691140

Antietam etched such names as Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge into the pages of American history. It was a critical battle that halted the Confederacy's 1862 invasion of the Union during the Civil War and led to the issuing of The Emancipation Proclamation. Today, the site of one of the most vicious battles of that brutal war, the ground over which great armies of soldiers once fought and died, is quiet and peaceful.Or is it? Reports persist of strange sights and sounds occurring on the battlefield - of eerie things that nobody can explain. As darkness slowly falls on the battlefield, and shadows creep across the ground, the sound of crickets chirping and owls hooting fills the air across the Antietam Battlefield. Maybe - just maybe - something else is lurking there as well.

Gettysburg

Russell Roberts (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691126

Gettysburg was the deciding battle of the American Civil War - three hot July days of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting and dying in and around a small Pennsylvania town that determined the fate of the United States. When it was over, after the final climactic fury of Pickett's Charge, the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee would never again have the strength to mount an invasion of the North. Gettysburg marked the beginning of the end for the Southern cause.Many feel that Gettysburg produced something else - something that makes objects unexplainably fall, phantom images to appear, and strange noises to be heard. That something is haunted Gettysburg.

Little Big Horn

Earl Rice Jr. (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691188

Few things stir the imagination more than ghosts and ghostly sightings. The prospect of experiencing spectral encounters with visitors from another plane or dimension draws some 400,000 tourists to the windswept ridges of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument every year. As most ghost hunters know, there is arguably no better place to ply their trade than the scene of violent action and the irreversible loss of life - the very definition of a battlefield. And the greasy-grass knolls of the Little Bighorn killing fields stand high on the list of haunted battlegrounds.Supernatural tales o spectral sightings from visitors and park employees alike lend an irresistible mystique to the Custer legend and to the battlefield itself. Such tales go back a long way. The Crow people are thought to be the first to experience paranormal happenings. They once called the park superintendent the "ghost herder,"because they believed the ghosts of the fallen arose from their graves at sundown and walked among the living until daybreak. If the stone grave markers at the Little Bighorn could talk, they would have many tales to tell. Are you ready to listen?

Verdun

Earl Rice Jr. (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691164

The Battle of Verdun claims the dubious distinction of being the longest battle of World War I. The fighting began in February 1916 and raged on for ten months, finally ending in December. Its combined casualty count of French and German soldiers numbered more than 700,000, of which 262,308 were either dead or missing. The battle left a keen sense of national pride in the hearts of the French people. It also left a deep emotional scar in their collective psyche.A hundred years after the last guns fell silent along the River Meuse, the mere mention of the name Verdun still evokes ghastly and ghostly remembrances of the unspeakable horror of 1916. Nine villages that once stood on the surroundings in Verdun, vibrant and gay, disappeared in the deathly rain of artillery and mortar shells. They exist today only as names on maps and perhaps in the whispers of the spectral sentinels that patrol the verdant countryside and watch over a nation's dead.

Fighter Jets: defending the skies

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199317

For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.

Mighty Tanks

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195692

Children will delight in learning about military tanks. Mighty Tanks introduces readers to the different parts that make up a tank and explains how these mighty armored vehicles move over rough terrain.

Military Helicopters: flying into battle

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199324

Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.

Powerful Armored Vehicles

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199331

Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.

Nuclear Submariners

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798095

What does it feel like to live in a pressurized metal tube, 1000 feet (300 m) under the ocean, and only steps away from lethally dangerous nuclear fissile material? Nuclear submariners know. In wartime, theirs is an unenviable task to hunt other submarines and destroy them before they themselves can be hunted down. Nuclear power allows these submarines to operate at high speed for long durations without having to surface frequently. Nuclear submarines never need to be refueled throughout their 25-year life-span. This fascinating book looks at what life is like for the men who live and work together on these boats; what the inside of a nuclear submarine looks like and how it works; how the sea gives the submariners all the air they need to breathe while under water; and how they "fight" the boat while they hunt other submarines.

Support Helicopter Pilots

Chris Oxlade (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180773

When the heat gets turned up in a conflict, support helicopter pilots are called upon to bring in additional troops and equipment or even provide battle support from the air. In modern warfare, the helicopter's agility and hovering ability have made it indispensible to the army, navy, air force, and marines for tactical support. This book describes the different missions support helicopter pilots undertake and the dangerous circumstances they must usually fly under.

Test Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798101

Piloting experimental aircraft is more dangerous than most other types of flying. Test pilots are generally military aviators who fly new and modified aircraft, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. In the 1950s, test pilots were being killed at the rate of about one a week, but the risks have shrunk to a fraction of that, thanks to the sophistication of aircraft technology, better ground-testing, and simulation of aircraft performance. Despite their image as fun-loving daredevils, these pilots have to be ruthlessly precise and professional when flying. This intriguing book looks at what type of people become test pilots; how they train; what the job includes; how it feels to be the first person to fly a new design; the aircraft they fly; and how they analyze and report on each flight.

Apache Helicopter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798057

These army pilots fly the most demanding helicopter in existence, a machine so complex to operate that its known as Riding the Dragon. Only 3% of existing army helicopter pilots qualify to fly it. Trainees have to learn to train their eyes to work independently of each other while the right eye sees flight and weapons information in the helmet's monocle, the left eye is free to look outside the aircraft and scan for threats and other obstacles. And, flying the helicopter is only half the battle it's purpose is to provide firepower from the air to protect soldiers on the ground. This book lifts the lid on what life is like for these men and women; their training; the aircraft; the missions, and what its actually like to be under fire while flying.

Infantry Soldiers

James Nixon (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180766

The backbone of any army, infantry soldiers seem to get all of the action but none of the glory. Trained for the very physical and aggressive work of engaging the enemy on the ground, the infantry's main focus is to advance on the enemy, take control of territory, and hold it. Not surprisingly, the infantry tends to take high casualties because they are usually sent to the hottest spots in combat. This book looks at the high-risk jobs of the infantry soldier, including attack, defense, patrol, and intelligence gathering.

Ejercito de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703886

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Air Force (how the Air Force keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Guardia Costera de Los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703893

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Coast Guard (how the Coast Guard keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cuerpo de Marines de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703909

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Marine Corps (how the Marine Corps keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Fuerza Naval de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703916

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy (how the Navy keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Comando Naval de Operaciones Especiales de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703862

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy SEALS (how the Navy SEALS keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Fuerza Aerea de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703879

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Air Force (how the Air Force keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Pearl Harbor

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189752

On December 7, 1941, Americans woke up to find World War II had landed harshly at their doorstep. This amazing book describes the surprise air raid by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that shocked the United States into joining the war in Europe. This gripping account describes events leading up to the attack, the preparation made by the Japanese military, the chaos of the attack, and the unleashing of the atomic bomb afterward on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

D-Day

Martha Martin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179678

This gripping title describes the events of June 6, 1944 and explains how the Normandy landings had a momentous effect on the outcome of the war.

Gettysburg

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179692

This title provides a factual and in-depth look at one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Features include a day-by-day breakdown of events, profiles of major figures, and a detailed review of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in American history.

Navy SEALS

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179715

This title provides a detailed overview of the Navy SEALs, including the history of the organization, training programs, equipment, and the type of missions they perform.

Emergency Workers are on their way!

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198105

Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, doctors, and nurses are just a few of the community workers that help people in emergencies. Children will be amazed by these brave individualsmany of whom risk their lives daily to save the lives of others. Children will learn about: military services the Red Cross the coast guard equipment used by emergency workers how to be prepared in an emergency