Decisive Battles

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $6.92   
  • Used (1) from $6.92   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$6.92
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(22670)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tracy Koretsky
This picture-book-format young adult offering is the best of the five titles in publisher Sea-to-Sea's long-on-design and short-on-substance "World War II" series. Perhaps it is inherently so, as WWII may best be understood battle-by-battle as is this title's strategy. But credit where it is due: each two-page spread opens with a bold-faced preface that sums up and contextualizes the significance of the battle at hand. Sidebars illuminate the key to the outcome, be it a new weapon or a capable general, and brief timelines do a good job of establishing the background, though the maps are more pretty than useful. Also not useful is the subtle but potent editorial slant. For example, in his preface to Pearl Harbor, the author writes, "Now the world's most powerful country could enter the war." Would that be the country then gripped by economic depression? The U.S. bombing of Tokyo is also noticeably absent. Using fewer than 3,000 words—that's roughly 12 double-spaced typewritten pages—of narrative content this well-displayed overview could certainly make a good introduction to further study, but don't rely on it for the full story. Other features include a glossary, index, and list of websites. No further bibliography is provided. Reviewer: Tracy Koretsky
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Chapter spreads in these books open with a one- or two-sentence summary and then discuss the topic in three or four paragraphs. Each chapter also includes a sidebar, a time line, a quote, and at least one photo or illustration, which is often tinted. There are a few maps to help students locate battles and follow campaigns, and Causes has full-page maps of the European and Pacific Theaters. The scope of the books is broad, but the texts are so brief that both subject coverage and analysis are superficial. They are further weakened by errors about casualty numbers and the numbers of Germans and Italians detained by the United States. The titles (especially Women) emphasize topics more related to the British than to the American war experience, and there is more on the war in Europe than in the Pacific. The brief coverage will draw some browsers and will work for those seeking information on a particular battle or campaign, but most students will find the books in the "American War Library" (Lucent) to be better choices for both research and reading.—Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597711395
  • Publisher: Sea to Sea Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: World War II Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)