D-Day: The Battle of Normandy

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Discover the stories behind some of history's deadliest battles. Each book presents the basics of each event, including the forces engaged on each side, the weapons they used, and the aftermath of these epic clashes.

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Overview

Discover the stories behind some of history's deadliest battles. Each book presents the basics of each event, including the forces engaged on each side, the weapons they used, and the aftermath of these epic clashes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather N. Kolich
This volume of the "Bloodiest Battles" series presents a dispassionate and accessible synopsis of events leading up to, actions taken, and obstacles encountered during the Allied forces' invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The first page of each chapter includes a brief description of three things that readers will learn in the chapter, but each chapter delivers a full-scope picture of the topic introduced. For example, the chapter "Preparing to Invade" discusses weather considerations, Eisenhower's decision to land on the five beaches of Normandy, measures the Allies took to fool the Germans and distract them from the real invasion site, how the soldiers reached the beaches, and the defenses that Germany erected to repel the landing. Despite a couple of cliches and an abrupt transition to the final chapter, this book is notable for accurate and comprehensive coverage within the confines of the restricted vocabulary and limited number of pages. Full-page archival photographs and colorful, easy-to-read maps support the text. Black-and-white photographs on the cover and at the beginning of each of the four chapters are selectively tinted with red to carry out the "bloody" theme, but there are no graphic descriptions or disturbing photographs. The book includes a glossary, but several terms are conveniently defined in bottom-of-the-page text boxes on the page where they appear. This approach aids comprehension without disrupting the flow of reading. Reviewer: Heather N. Kolich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429622998
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Bloodiest Battles Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Fein is a freelance author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books and graphic novels. His books for Capstone include "Impossible Victory: The Battle of Stalingrad", "D-Day: The Battle for Normandy", and "Weapons, Gear, and Uniforms of World War I".
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