The U.S. Air Force (Blazers U.S. Armed Forces Series)

The U.S. Air Force (Blazers U.S. Armed Forces Series)

by Matt Doeden, Barbara J. Fox
     
 

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Describes the U.S. Air Force, including their aircraft such as F16s and the Stealth plane, their weapons, and some of the different jobs that members perform.See more details below

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Describes the U.S. Air Force, including their aircraft such as F16s and the Stealth plane, their weapons, and some of the different jobs that members perform.

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Children's Literature
The U.S. Air Force represents one of the most powerful and technologically advanced elements of the American arsenal. Indeed, American air power has become one of the most fearsome weapons on the face of the planet. This title, part of "The U.S. Armed Forces" series, briefly highlights some of the job tasks, weapons, and training that American airmen and women undertake in their work. This short book combines a tightly-written text with numerous color photographs of air force personnel in action. Although this is a colorful and well-put-together book it is one with a fatal flaw: the imagery and text present a picture of war that is lacking any human suffering. Indeed, one finishes this book feeling that the elemental sadness of combat is altogether absent from the author's presentation. One is left with the image of war as a sort of dress-up activity that is appropriate for primary-aged children to consider. This viewpoint is superficial at best and, at worst, propaganda. Therefore, this does not appear to be a book appropriate for the target audience, or children in general. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736827386
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Blazers Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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