The U.S. Marine Corps (U.S. Armed Forces Series)

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Describes the U.S. Marine Corps, including their vehicles such as Assault Amphiban Vehicles and helicopters, their weapons, and some of the different jobs that members perform in the Marine Corps.
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Describes the U.S. Marine Corps, including their vehicles such as Assault Amphiban Vehicles and helicopters, their weapons, and some of the different jobs that members perform in the Marine Corps.
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The United States Marine Corps is one of the elite military units in the world and has served the American people since the Revolutionary War. One need only think of places such as Iwo Jima, Tarawa, and The Meuse Argonne to recall the sacrifices in battle that U.S. Marines have made for their country. The life of a U.S. Marine is one marked by vigorous training, comradeship, and the potential for violence. Part of the series "The U.S. Armed Forces," this title is aimed at youngsters in primary to intermediate grades. This work is, in fact, a picture book that substitutes photos of marines disembarking from amphibious vehicles, firing assault rifles, or flying jets for the illustrations normally found in books aimed at this age level. Unfortunately, the book tends to sanitize the life of a marine in combat and presents this censored version of war to an audience too young to understand the implications involved. The very limited text makes no mention of the human cost of war or why marines fight in them. One is left with only the image of men with determined faces running and using modern weaponry. Thus, this book appears to be more of an early-age recruiting poster than a work that is appropriate for young children. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736827393
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: U.S. Armed Forces Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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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