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Marquis de Lafayette: Fighting for America's Freedom

Lisa Colozza Cocca (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191359

The Marquis de Lafayette was a young aristocrat from France who played a key role in the success of the American Revolution. From a wealthy family with a military history, he admired the struggle for independence in the American colonies and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to fight on the side of the colonists. Readers will learn how he became a longtime friend of the future president, George Washington, and how his skills both on the battlefield and in persuading the government of France to support the American colonists, earned him a lasting legacy in the history of the United States.

Significant Battles of the American Revolution

Gordon Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191397

This revealing title provides a comprehensive look at the significant battles of the Revolutionary War. Rich details, powerful images, and primary source materials transport readers back in time to the battlefields where key battles were fought, including Valley Forge, the Battle of Saratoga, and Battle of Yorktown. The title examines battles from both the British and American perspective, including how each side attempted to use the physical geography of each battle site to its benefit

Gallipoli and the Southern Theaters

Terry Riley, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191786

This exciting graphic novel traces three historic battles in Turkey and Balkans during World War I: The First Battle for Serbia, November 15, 1914; Heroism at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, August 9, 1915; and The Rout at Caporetto, October 24, 1917.

On the Eastern Front

Nick Spender, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191779

This thrilling graphic novel recounts three historic land battles in Russia and Eastern Europe during World War I: Encirclement - The Battle of Tannenberg, August 23, 1914; Captured in the Brusilov Offensive, July 28, 1916; and The Bolsheviks Storm the Winter Palace, November 8, 1917.

On the Western Front

Nick Spender, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191762

This gripping graphic novel recounts three historic land battles in France during World War I: A Relief Platoon on the Somme, August 23, 1916; When Tank Fought Tank, April 23, 1918; and Thirteen Brave Americans, July 18, 1918.

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 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 Vietnam War

Nick Spender, Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193438

As the Soviet Union attempted to expand the influence of communism around the world, the United States responded with a policy called "containment" to prevent it. The war in Vietnam was a Cold War conflict that saw North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, invade South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. Featured stories include: Rescue at LZ Albany, November 17, 1965; Close Call in the "Street Without Joy", February 21, 1967; and Double Gun Kill, November 6, 1967.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pararescue Jumper

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805384

Learn what it takes to become a pararescue jumper in the U.S. military.

Special Ops

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805339

Learn what it takes to become a member of the U.S. military's special operations forces.

Aircraft Pilot

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805315

Learn what it takes to become an aircraft pilot in the U.S. military.

Avionics Technician

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805322

Learn what it takes to become an avionics technician in the U.S. military.

Drone Pilot

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805353

Learn what it takes to become a drone pilot in the U.S. military.

Helicopter Crew Chief

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805360

Learn what it takes to become a helicopter crew chief in the U.S. military.

Information Systems Technician

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805346

Learn what it takes to become an information systems technician in the U.S. military.

Motor Transport Operator

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805377

Learn what it takes to become a motor transport operator in the U.S. military.

The Battle of the Alamo

Peggy Caravantes (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624317187

This book relays the factual details of the Battle of the Alamo that took place in 1836 during the Texas Revolution. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Texan army commander, a Mexican soldier, and a survivor at the Alamo. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Japanese Internment Camps

Rachel A. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624317200

This book relays the factual details of the Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a child at an internment camp, a Japanese-American soldier, and a worker at the Manzanar War Relocation Center. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion

Kristin Marciniak (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314575

This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Katherine Krieg (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314513

This book relays factual details of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 through multiple accounts of the event. Readers learn details through the point of view of a U.S. Soldier at Pearl Harbor, a Japanese military commander, and a Hawaiian worker near the military base. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various narrative perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

The Battle of Bunker Hill

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314520

This book relays the factual details of the Battle of Bunker Hill that took place during the American Revolutionary War. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Minuteman, a British soldier, and a colonial woman running an inn. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.