Bombing of Pearl Harbor (Landmark Events in American History Series)

Bombing of Pearl Harbor (Landmark Events in American History Series)

by Michael V. Uschan
     
 

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Using bold, full-color graphic illustrations, Graphic Histories portrays critical chapters in American history in a way that reluctant readers will find immediately accessible. Simple, exciting text and vivid drawings work together to explain critical events- from battles to boycotts to triumphs of human courage and technology- that shaped the course of American…  See more details below

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Using bold, full-color graphic illustrations, Graphic Histories portrays critical chapters in American history in a way that reluctant readers will find immediately accessible. Simple, exciting text and vivid drawings work together to explain critical events- from battles to boycotts to triumphs of human courage and technology- that shaped the course of American history.

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Children's Literature
In The Bombing of Pearl Harbor author Michael Uschan parallels the work he has done in a book of the same title he co-authored as part of Gareth Stevens Publishers "Events That Shaped America" series. As part of the "Landmark Events in American History" series this book is aimed at a slightly older audience then Mr. Uschan's other work. Pearl Harbor was a momentous day in both American and world history. On that fateful day the Japanese attacked and battered America's Pacific Fleet. Over twenty American warships were sunk or damaged. Hundreds of planes were destroyed while on the ground. Over 3400 American military service personnel were killed or wounded. All in all, December 7th, 1941, was a red-letter day for the Japanese forces. However, as Michael Uschan relates in this well written and nicely illustrated work, in the end Japan, and its European allies, were utterly defeated. For readers of this fine book, Michael Uschan's study of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its results is one that not only carefully describes the assault but also delineates the human costs involved. The use of numerous first-hand accounts and quotations makes this story come to life. By handling his subject matter with care and respect Michael Uschan has produced a book that will capture its reader's attention while also informing them of one of the most remembered events in American history. 2003, World Almanac Library,
— Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Brief but informative looks at two very different happenings. Opening chapters set the historical stage and the concluding chapter in each title outlines the effect on subsequent events. Both books are heavily illustrated with well-chosen and carefully placed archival photographs and, particularly in Bus Boycott, reproductions of historical documents. Uschan outlines the basic facts of those devastating two hours in 1941. Interested readers who make use of the "Further Information" suggestions can find stories of individual servicemen and civilians. Tom McGowen's The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Children's, 2002) provides a similar format and content for slightly younger readers, while Earle Rice, Jr.'s The Bombing of Pearl Harbor (Lucent, 2000) contains a fuller treatment for older students. Walsh races through a history of slavery in America, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and segregation in the first half of the 20th century before launching into his description of what he terms "the beginning of the African-American civil rights movement." Two of the Web sites included in this volume are not particularly useful for information on the Montgomery boycott. The Ferris State University Jim Crow Museum in particular seems an inappropriate choice for the students most likely to be reading this book. These are minor points, however, and both books will be useful for reports or, especially in the case of Uschan's volume, young history buffs. R. Conrad Stein's The Montgomery Bus Boycott (Children's, 1993) and Teresa Celsi's Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Millbrook, 1991) provide much of the same material as Walsh's book.-Elaine Fort Weischedel, formerly at Franklin Public Library, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836853735
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Landmark Events in American History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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