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The Soviet War in Afghanistan

Nick Spender, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193421

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the United States was in the middle of a war of words with Afghanistans neighbor Iran. The U.S. government along with many other countries supported the rebels in an attempt to remove the influence of the U.S.S.R. from this region. The conflict escalated tensions in the Cold War until reformer Mikhail Gorbachev was elected to the Soviet government in 1985. Featured stories include: Firefight in the Battle for Kama, February 19, 1983; Assault on the Panjshir Valley, April 30, 1984; and Stinger vs. Hind, September 26, 1986.

The Korean War

Terry Riley, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193414

After World War II ended, control of Korea was divided between the United States, who occupied the southern part, and the Soviet Union, who occupied the north. Tensions between the two new countries escalated until North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950. This book describes battles between American and United Nations forces and Soviet, North Korean, and Chinese forces for control of the entire Korean Peninsula. Featured stories include: Helicopter Rescue Behind Enemy Lines,September 4, 1950; The Relief of Fox Company: Battle of Chosin Reservoir,December 2, 1950; and Dueling on the Deck in the Battle of "Mig Alley", September 15, 1952.

The Legacy of the War of 1812

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197337

Fought during a period of nation-building in North America, the War of 1812 helped cement America's sovereignty as a nation and Canada's sense of national pride at having successfuly repelled an invasion. This intriguing book helps readers understand the significance and long-term effects of the War of 1812 after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent ended hostilities in 1815. In the United States, these included the creation of heroes, the birth of a national anthemThe Star-Spangled Banner, and the reneging on treaties which destroyed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh's dream of an Indian confederacy; in Canada, it was prosperity through British war chests and a bonding of the provinces through a common foe.

Famous People of the War of 1812

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197313

The War of 1812 resulted in a surging sense of nationalism for both the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at the achievements of the military leaders and other key figures involved in the conflict during this time of nation-building. Brief biographies give details of their lives and describe the actions of such long-remembered heroes of the war as American President James Madison, Commodore Oliver Perry, General Andrew Jackson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Salaberry, Major General Isaac Brock, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and Laura Secord.

What Caused the War of 1812?

Sally Isaacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197344

In 1812, the Napoleonic Wars in far-off Europe began a chain of actions that would lead the United States into war against Britain and its colonies in Canada in the New World. This fascinating book reveals how U.S. president James Madison declared war on Britain for harming U.S. trade with Europe by naval blockade, for impressing U.S. citizens into the service of the British Royal Navy, for siding with Native Americans against the U.S., and for standing in the way of American expansion to the north into Canada.

Major Battles of the War of 1812

Gordon Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197320

Pivotal battles waged before, during, and after the War of 1812 are detailed in this fascinating book. Battles between the United States and the British and Canadians saw gains and losses of territory for both sides, all of which proved to be only temporary. For the Native Indians who fought on each side, the result was the loss of their land and autonomy. Famous battles highlighted include those at sea: the USS Constitution vs the Guerriere, the USS Lawrence in the Battle of Lake Erie, and the capture of the USS Chesapeake; and on landthe Battle of Tippecanoe before the war, the Battle of Queenston Heights, and the Battle of New Orleans which took place after the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed ending the war.

War in the Pacific

Gary Jeffrey (author), Nick Spender (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179920

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic battles in the Pacific Ocean during World War II: torpedo run, the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942, focusing on the experiences of a sailor on board a U.S. aircraft carrier during this pivotal battle; kamikaze attack! Leyte Gulf, November 27, 1944; capturing Mount Suribachi the Battle of Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945, what the U.S. marines endured in order to raise the famous flag.

The Secret War

Gary Jeffrey (author), Emanuele Boccanfuso (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179906

This exciting graphic novel recounts three fascinating stories of covert, or secret, operations during World War II: Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik, Operation Anthropoid, May 1942; the plan to eliminate German SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, the chief planner of the Jewish genocide by the Nazis and also known as the Butcher of Prague, Benjamin Cowburn, S.O.E. (U.K. Special Operations Executive) Operation Tinker, April 1943; and how a British operative led a team of saboteurs to blow up trains Ren Joyeuse, O.S.S. (U.S. Office of Strategic Services) Plan, Sussex, August 1944. OSS PlanThe story of sabotage in support of the D-Day invasion

North Africa and the Mediterranean

Gary Jeffrey (author), Alessandro Poluzzi (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179883

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic air and land battles in African and Mediterranean countries during World War II: the first airborne invasion, the Battle of Crete, May 20, 1941; fighting tanker, the Battle of El Alamein between British and German troops in the Egyptian desert, October 30, 1942; and Christmas under combat, Ortonoa, the Italian Campaign by allied forces, December 22, 1943.

Battle for the Atlantic

Gary Jeffrey (author), Terry Riley (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179876

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic sea battles in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II: the fates of U-100 and U-99, the Atlantic Wolf Pack, March 16, 1941; the hunt for the Bismarck, May 26, 1941; and the massacre of Convoy P.Q. 17, the Archangel Run, July 2, 1942.

The Eastern Front

Gary Jeffrey (author), Nick Spender (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179890

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic land and air battles in Russia and Germany during World War II: a lucky escape, the Battle of Stalingrad between German and Russian troops, November 22, 1942; Pilot Down! the Wehrmacht retreat through Ukraine, March 20, 1944; and Courage Under Fire, the Red Army advance to Romania, July 14, 1944.