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The Battle of the Alamo

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119995

“Victory or Death” — the famous and stirring words of William Barrett Travis were written in a letter from the Alamo to the people of Texas in February 1836. This and other brash and brave letters, first-hand accounts, and documents are skilfully deconstructed in this detailed examination of The Battle of the Alamo, a last stand that proved to be a turning point in Texas’ War of Independence from Mexico. Readers will learn about the events leading up to and after the battle, be able to separate fact from myth, and better understand the perspectives of both the Texans and Mexicans.

The War of 1812

Simon Adams (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120892

This interesting book examines the events and people who were involved in the War of 1812 between the United States and what would later become Canada. Unusal for a war, the conflict ended with friendly relations established and no major loss of territory for either country. However, an examination of primary and secondary source materials reveals the War of 1812 is remembered differently in each country, as well as by the Indigenous peoples whose territory and dreams of an independent nation east of the Mississippi River vanished.

The Civil War

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120915

Using speeches, photos, and paintings of the time, as well as material that addresses historical context, The Civil War guides readers in critically examining primary and secondary source materials. Discussions include how emerging technologies such as photography and the telegraph affected the messages being conveyed, and how ideologies of the era shaped what was seen, as well as whose voices were heard—and whose were not. Readers will gain an understanding of the sad and brutal aspects of a war whose echo continues to have an impact even today.

Tech to Protect

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119940

Tech to Protect explores many of the incredible technological innovations that are occurring in the defense industry, including weaponry and military hardware, as well as surveillance and cybersecurity programs. Robots and drones are replacing humans in combat situations and police officers and soldiers are being equipped with “superhuman” abilities through x-ray vision and exoskeletons. Young readers will also learn about the controversies some of these innovations are creating, including concerns over privacy.

Military Entrepreneurs

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120267

Entrepreneurs who work and create businesses related to military services are instrumental in ensuring duty members—and civilians—are able to stay safe and protect themselves. From medical training methods to smart military vehicles and robotic technologies, this exciting title introduces readers to the ways entrepreneurs innovate in the military field. Detailed case studies of successful entrepreneurs and a hands-on project help readers understand the principles of entrepreneurship.

Haunted Battlefields

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120526

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind battlefields around the world that are reported to be haunted. Readers will evaluate the eyewitness accounts and historical records of ghostly soldiers and other figures that haunt the sites of war and destruction. A narrative style weaves the spooky stories and clear text lays out the debunked or unexplained occurrences.

Your Guide to Knights and the Age of Chivalry

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118653

Meet the knights of the Age of Chivalry. This exciting title explores the work of a knight, from jousting tournaments and codes of honor to battlefields and life on campaign. Also examined are the legends surrounding Robin Hood and the Knights of the Round Table, as well as the very real battles between the British king Richard the Lionheart and the sultan Saladin, as well as the political maneuvering of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Your Guide to Castles and Medieval Warfare

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118677

Go on campaign in the Middle Ages and live through castle sieges and the fierce battles that changed history, including the Wars of the Roses and the Crusades. Castle defenses, life on campaign, medieval weaponry, and great warriors such as Genghis Khan and Joan of Arc will also be examined.

Serving in the Military

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280273

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important and necessary duties of active citizens. What is the military? What can we do to support those who are serving now? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

The Navajo Code Talkers

J. Patrick Lewis (author, )Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607872

Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people—especially bilingual code talkers—helped the Allies win World War II.

Mil Mi-26

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607506

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest helicopter, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Mil Mi-26.

Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607483

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier.

Armored Vehicles

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606738

A kindergarten-level introduction to armored vehicles, covering their crew, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their wheels.

Fighter Jets

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606776

A kindergarten-level introduction to fighter jets, covering their pilots, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their wings.

Tanks

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606790

A kindergarten-level introduction to tanks, covering their drivers, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their turrets.

Battleships

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606745

A kindergarten-level introduction to battleships, covering their captains, weapons, role in battle, and such defining features as their decks.

The Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606363

A look at the causes and global effects of the 1945 atomic bombardment of two Japanese cities, which led to the end of World War II but set the stage for hostilities in the Cold War era.

World War I Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606233

A historical account of espionage during World War I, including famous spies such as Mata Hari, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.

World War II Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606240

A historical account of espionage during World War II, including famous spies such as Eddie Chapman, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.

Civil War Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606196

A historical account of espionage during the American Civil War, including famous spies such as Elizabeth Van Lew, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.

Revolutionary War Spies

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606226

A historical account of espionage during the Revolutionary War, including famous spies such as Nathan Hale, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.

Armored Vehicles

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600767

A fundamental exploration of armored vehicles, including their speed and carrying capacity, history of development, armor and other features, and famous models from around the world.

Eyewitness to the Harlem Hellfighters

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817593

Details the trials and successes of the Harlem Hellfighters, the most famous black regiment in World War I, from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

Eyewitness to the Role of Women in World War I

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817609

Details the ways in which women contributed to the war effort, including their roles as doctors, nurses, factory workers, soldiers, and more. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

Eyewitness to the Sinking of the Lusitania

Charles Fredeen (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817623

Details the events leading up to and following the sinking of Britain's Lusitania from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.