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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.

The Battle of Gettysburg

Roberta Baxter (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314537

This book relays the factual details of the Battle of Gettysburg that took place during the U.S. Civil War. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Confederate soldier, a Union soldier, and a woman merchant near the battle. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

The War of 1812

Amy Van Zee (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314629

This book relays the factual details of the War of 1812. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details from the point of view of a U.S. Soldier, a British soldier, and a privateer working on the side of the U.S. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

World War II U.S. Homefront

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377112

This book relays the factual details of the U.S. homefront during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a female bomber plant worker, an African-American worker, and a Japanese-American business owner. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Battle of Bull Run

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377075

This book relays the factual details of the Battle of Bull Run that took place during the U.S. Civil War. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Union soldier, a Confederate captain, and a Washington newspaper reporter. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Pioneer Pilots and Flying Aces of World War I

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158819

This book introduces pioneer pilots Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers, Roland Garros, and Anthony Fokker. Flying aces such as the Red Baron, Albert Ball, and Edward Mannock are also discussed. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Washington Is Burning! The War of 1812

Alvin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158963

Begins with a factual overview of the War of 1812 and then continues with a fictional story centering on Sophie Turner and her father. The Turners are slaves owned by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

World War II Women in Uniform

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622994014

Although women had participated in previous wars, World War II was the first war that officially allowed women to serve in the armed forces. Women in the military attended boot camp, took classes, and were trained for military jobs. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993956

This book discusses the Vietnam War, its effects on America, and how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.