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Children's LiteratureOver 300,000 men and women serve in the U.S. Navy and it is their collective story that is ably told by David Jordan in this title in the World Almanac Library's "America's Armed Forces" series. In this illustrated book, the U.S. Navy is presented from a historical perspective stretching from the American Revolution to the modern day. Throughout the text, the key leaders and campaigns of the U.S. Navy are presented in a way that will inform and interest readers. The later portions of the book addresses topics such as technological advancements within the Navy, the role of women, and future naval trends. The book includes a wide variety of photographs, illustrations, and other visual aides designed to amplify the reader's experience. This is a fine introduction to a subject that retains its relevancy in an era of ongoing warfare and global security concerns. 2005, World Almanac Library, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck