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History's Forgotten War Stories

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357069

Brings to light 12 forgotten war stories such as George Washington's Immortals, a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland who changed the course of the American Revolution; Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

Bomb and Mine Disposal Officers

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798071

What qualities does it take to walk up to an unexploded bomb or mine and coolly and calmly examine it? To slowly and painstakingly, remove the cover and attempt to defuse it. To be completely alone while everyone else has taken cover? The rise of terrorism in the 21st Century and the evolution of car bombs and other improvised explosive devices mean that bomb disposal officers are in high demand once again in places as far apart as Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. This book looks at life as a bomb or mine disposal officer and covers what sort of person becomes a bomb disposal officer; a day in the life; training; types of device; the history of bomb disposal from WW1 to the present day in Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.

Fighter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798088

There are no second places in aerial combat. Fighter pilots have perhaps the most dangerous job of all pilots engaging other aircraft in order to shoot them down, or flying over enemy territory to drop bombs. Learning to master flying such a complex jet is only part of the job. Ultimately, a fighter jet is no more than a weapons platform, and the pilot must be better than his or her rivals in using the jet's weapons. This book will examine what it takes to become a fighter pilot; what the job is like; the jets and equipment required; and what its like to fly at twice the speed of sound in pursuit of an enemy.

War Correspondents

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180742

In the age of 24-hour news television, some war correspondents have become media stars by "embedding," or attaching, themselves to a particular military unit in order to follow and report on their activities. Journalists who report on conflicts keep the world's citizens up to date by showing the reality of war. In the last century, the safety of war correspondents was usually respected by both sides involved in a conflict. Not so in modern warfare. War correspondents not only have to fear being killed or wounded in an attack they are reporting on, they have increasingly become the direct targets of violence and kidnapping themselves. This book describes the dangerous process of reporting on war and steps correspondents take to ensure their safety.

The American Revolution

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848340

Describes the causes and key events leading up to the Revolutionary War and includes brief profiles of major figures during the period.

The Civil War

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848524

Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.

The Red Tails: World War II's Tuskegee Airmen

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849019

Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.

World War II

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849187

Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.

A Light in the Sky

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849675

In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.

Patriot School: The United States Military Academy at West Point

Allen B. Boyer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848951

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington had a vision of a school to train soldiers.

Aerial Gunners of World War II

Elbert M. Hoppenstedt (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848272

It's 5:30 in the morning and still dark outside. Two hundred and fifty young men are in the mess hall having breakfast. They've been out of the sack since 4:30. That's when the operations sergeant made the rounds. He woke up everyone whose name was posted on the assignment sheet the night before. Right now, the men are very quiet. They are all thinking the same thing. "Will my plane get back safely? Will I be alive tonight?"

AH-6 Little Birds

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110646

Used by the United States Army Special Forces, AH-6 Little Birds have a reputation for their ability to quickly attack a target and then get away before the enemy can react. They have proven to be so successful that the Army is developing a drone based off of the Little Bird design. This title introduces readers to the AH-6 Little Bird, its features, and the missions this small, speedy helicopter performs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.