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Special Forces

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Gr 3-5
These books give basic information about various military and governmental organizations. Written in simple vocabulary and organized into sections of a spread or two, they have plenty of clear, well-captioned photos. Glossary words are printed in red within the text. Large sidebars lend variety to the books' design and provide engaging facts. Each title has a time line giving highlights of the agency as well as a narrative discussing its historical development, purpose, and activities. Sections are devoted to describing jobs, special equipment and the training necessary to execute them, and the agency's future. FBI has a section about the work of the laboratory. Marine Corps and Navy include charts that indicate the various ranks attainable for officers and enlisted personnel. Special Forces discusses Army Rangers, Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance, and Air Force Special Operations. One page indicates that there is a link from the publisher's Web site to appropriate subject sites, but there is no link listed for this series. These easy-to-read books provide introductory information that may be adequate for rudimentary reports or career introductions.
—Lynda RittermanCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596797598
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Defending the Nation Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.93 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Special Forces     4
Timeline     6
Fun Facts     7
History of the Special Forces     8
Training     12
Special Forces Weapons     14
Army Rangers     16
Green Berets     18
Delta Force     20
Navy Seals     22
Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance     24
Air Force Special Operations     26
Future of the Special Forces     28
Glossary     30
Web Sites     31
Index     32
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