An historical account of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the events leading up to the 2002 conflict, the people involved, the political instability and insurgency that arose, and the lingering aftermath.
Mathew Brady Records the Civil War considers the work of Mathew Brady as he and the employees of his studio photographed the battles and participants of the American Civil War. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines Brady’s role in preserving this critical moment in American history and shaping the future of war photography. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
I wait in the trench. The big guns boom all night. The big guns boom all night. Tomorrow we go over the top. Will I ever see my home again?
I wait deep below the arena. Soon it will be my turn to fight. I am a gladiator now. I must kill or be killed!
In The Book of Five Rings, the author lays out the five elements of battle which are as applicable in the boardroom as on the battlefield.
Skyrider by B.M. Bower is the story of Johnny Jewel, a cowboy who becomes a pilot during World War II.
In this volume, Dave and Freddy, dropped by parachute into Belgium, deep in Nazi-occupied territory, on a dangerous spy mission, escape at the risk of their lives with the secret information which enables England to foil the planned German invasion. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
Dave Dawson is up to it again, this time having his adventures while the battle rages around him. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
In this volume Dawson and his pal Freddy Farmer sneak behind enemy lines to try to gather intelligence that could turn the tide for the European Allies. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
The exciting adventures of teenagers Dave Dawson and Freddy Farmer during World War Two. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
Dave Dawson performs all manner of courageous stunts and tricks in this battlefield thriller. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
A series of adventures during the WWII with Dave Dawson, a young pilot, the main character. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
Dave Dawson and his friend, Freddy Farmer, have a series of adventures during World War Two. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.
Stan Wilson is back in the fight to stop the Nazis and this time he's flying with the R.A.F. - the British Royal Air Force. From thrilling aerial dogfights to on-the-ground sleuthing, this adventure story about World War Two is sure to keep you turning pages.
When three young men have the chance to join the US Air Force, they enlist and are sent to Italy during World War Two. From going behind enemy lines, stealing a plane, and eventually besting their Nazi captors, A Yankee Flier Over Italy is a historical adventure story.
Part of the Yankee Filer series, A Yankee Flier Over Berlin is a history of an American pilot's experience fighting the Luftwaffe in Europe, during World War II. Action packed and filled with examples of bravery, The Yankee Flier Books are a perfect complement to a WWII study unit.
I carried messages for the Resistance. Secret messages from fighter to fighter. There were German soldiers everywhere. I was always in danger. These graphic and colorful 48-page books meet Common Core genre requirements and feature a fictional story, two pages of nonfiction, and two pages of activities, giving students some background knowledge necessary to understanding historical events. Using fiction to amplify history also allows students to think critically about the pas--and piques curiosity, leading to further exploration and discovery.
Women have always played an important role in the U.S. military. However, for many years, they weren't allowed to fight in battle. Still, women fought for their right to defend their country, and now they are breaking barriers on the battlefield and in leadership roles. These are the stories of courageous women in combat.
A tail gunner tries to keep his crew and his plane safe as Britain's Bomber Command Force carries out a bombing raid over Germany during World War II.
Describes life in United States in the year 1968, including the war in Vietnam, the draft, war protesters, hippies and yippies, the presidential campaign and election, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
Explores the Cuban missile crisis and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
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.
This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
From an isolated and inward-looking new nation clinging to the East Coast, America in the 1800s grew in size, strength, and military might. From the War of 1812 to the century-long campaigns of conquest against Native American peoples, territorial expansion through war with Mexico to the great national tragedy that was the Civil War, American soldiers and sailors forged a tradition of pride and heroism that is part of our national heritage. Sometimes misguided, sometimes truly inspired, nineteenth century America produced some of the greatest military leaders and witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in our history. Behind the scenes, and often neglected in our official histories, the life of America's citizen soldiers was a tough and brutal one. Patriotism, heroism, and human folly all combine in the story of the roots of Americas rise to the status of world military power.