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Army Green Berets

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110967

The Green Berets are one of the better-known special forces. Readers will learn the history of this elite force and the training and tools required to perform their dangerous missions.

Mathew Brady Records the Civil War

Kari Cornell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786071

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.

Research Professionals

J. P. Miller (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643889

Gathering information is a very important part of having a working military. There are many careers in the United States military that require expert knowledge and planning. In Careers in the US Military: Research Professionals, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves.

Medical Workers

J. P. Miller (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643858

What is life like for medical professionals in the military? There are many careers in the United States military that keep others healthy and well. In Careers in the US Military: Medical Workers, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves.

Tradespeople

J. P. Miller (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643841

Trades such as transportation and construction take on a whole new importance in the military. There are many careers in the United States military that require these important skills. In Careers in the US Military: Tradespeople, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves!

Service Providers

J. P. Miller (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643896

Did you know that the United States military has its own chefs, gyms, and even sports teams? People in military service provider careers help keep spirits high. They work night and day to make life better for other people in their unit. Do you have what it takes to be a Service Provider? In Careers in the US Military: Service Providers, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves.

Combat Experts

J. P. Miller (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643872

Combat is a big part of the military, but it’s more than just fighting on the front lines. There are many careers in the United States military that put experts at the heart of battles. In Careers in the US Military: Combat Experts, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves.

Technical Professionals

J. P. Miller (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643865

Having special sets of skills is a huge part of having a working military. Many jobs require years of education on top of military training. In Careers in the US Military: Technical Professionals, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves.

Combat

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174337

Soldiers on combat missions are courageous, intelligent, and tough. They work to free the oppressed, which oftentimes involves battle. Complex weapons and specialized tools are paramount to completing missions successfully. In this exciting, low-level title, students will learn more about how danger meets bravery in military combat missions.

Bioweapons

Leslie Buteyn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783662

Bioweapons have been used throughout history. They are made from things in nature and are used to kill. Find out about several common germs and how they have been used as bioweapons.

Over the Top: The Story of a Soldier

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780104

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?

Gladiator: The Story of a Fighter

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780081

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!

The Tuskegee Airmen

Sarah E. De Capua (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854109

In a time when the U.S. military was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen proved that blacks could fight as well and with as much courage as anyone. Learn about this group of exceptional pilots, whose outstanding flying and performances paved the way for the integration of the military. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Dave Dawson With the R.A.F.

Robert Sydney Bowen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422126

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 with the Commandos

Robert Sydney Bowen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422119

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 Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.

Rutherford G. Montgomery (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421457

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.

A Yankee Flier in Italy

Rutherford G. Montgomery (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421433

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.

Navajo Code Talkers

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982081

In the midst of World War II, a unique team of soliders fought to help the U.S. win using an unusal weapon -- language. Native Americans from the Navajo tribe were recruited to help the U.S. military create a code that no enemy could break. These men were called Navajo Code Talkers. This is their story of bravery.

Gladiators

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180865

The snarls of beasts, the clash of steel, the cries of the victims, and the roar of the crowd - these are the gladiator games of ancient Rome. The heroes of these spectacles were the gladiators, who were idolized like today’s pop stars. This exciting book reveals the sometimes surprising facts about how these fierce combatants lived - and if they could not - how they tried to "die well."

Tanks at War

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180896

When tanks roared onto the battlefield for the first time in World War I, these mechanical beasts changed how battles were fought and how wars were won. Tanks at War looks at the history of tanks, the always-changing technology of weaponry and armor, and how tactics for the use of tanks in battle have changed from a hundred years ago to modern conflicts today. Read about new technologies in the works for the future including robotic tanks and invisibility cloaking devices.

The Causes of World War II

Alexander Offord (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116949

This fascinating title sets the world scene in the two decades between the end of World War I and the start of World War II. Readers will get a snapshot of the political and economic situations around the world. Most countries experienced booming economies following WWI. But Germany, punished under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, suffered under great hardship. With the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression that followed, the world found itself moving again toward war. Find out how the humiliation and poverty of the German people led to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party - and a second world war.

Significant Battles of World War II

Kelly Cochrane (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116925

This compelling book follows the significant battles over the course of World War II. European countries and their colonies and allies, such as the United States and Canada, supplied forces for battles. Readers will learn that fighting took place in five parts of the world: western and eastern Europe, North Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Asia. New advances in technology since WWI led to fierce fighting on land, at sea, and in the air. Find out how victory was won or lost in such famous conflicts as the Battle of the Atlantic, Germany's Blitzkrieg, the Battle of Britain, Dieppe, Paris, Stalingrad, Berlin, Midway, Pearl Harbor, and the dropping of the atomic bombs.

Significant People of World War II

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116932

A worldwide conflict, World War II involved alliances between political leaders and military forces from many different countries, including the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at key figures involved during this war of expansion by invasion. Brief biographies give details of the lives and actions of political leaders Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Truman, Stalin, Hirohito, and Tojo; military leaders Rommel, Goring, Donitz, Dowding, Pound, MacArthur, and Patton; as well as flying aces, code breakers, and activists.

Top Secret Science in the Military

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122445

What isn’t top secret in the military? Readers will be intrigued by the scientific ingenuity (past and present) brought about by wartime need, from field medicine innovations to weapons. A concluding chapter features “tomorrow’s secrets," or what military research is likely to yield in the future.

Women Warriors Hidden in History

Sarah Eason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124791

There were many real-life female fighters who wowed the ancient and modern worlds with their bravery and skills. This exciting book dives into the history of women who bravely fought—some to the death! Read about Cynane, the half-sister of Alexander the Great, who became the super-slayer of the ancient Greeks, and the rebel fighters Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who repelled a stronger army and ruled Vietnam for three years.