The U.S. Army (Blazers U.S. Armed Forces Series)

The U.S. Army (Blazers U.S. Armed Forces Series)

by Matt Doeden, Barbara J. Fox
     
 

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Describes the U.S. Army, including their vehicles such as tanks and helicopters, their weapons, and some of the different jobs that members perform.

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Describes the U.S. Army, including their vehicles such as tanks and helicopters, their weapons, and some of the different jobs that members perform.

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Children's Literature
The American Army is the most powerful military force in the world. Over the years, America has depended upon it to repel invasion, assist in world wars, conduct peace-keeping missions, and be prepared to act with a moment's notice. The tradition of the American Army is a great one and it stretches back to the days of General Washington. The life of an American soldier is addressed in this title in "The U.S. Armed Forces" series. This short work uses a series of photographs of American troops operating in the Middle East to illustrate some of the basic tasks carried out by the army. Photographs of infantrymen and tankers operating in combat or on the march highlight some of the jobs soldiers do. Yet, while the imagery in the book is crisp and the text carefully tailored it is not one that appears to have great value; as a picture book aimed at primary- to lower-intermediate aged children, it appears misdirected. In many ways the sanitized version of war portrayed could well mislead children. Thus, this particular work seems more like an early-age recruiting poster than a picture book suitable for use in school or at home. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736827362
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Blazers U.S. Armed Forces Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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