Voices of World War I: Stories from the Trenches

Voices of World War I: Stories from the Trenches

by Ann Heinrichs
     
 

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Can you imagine shooting down 26 German planes? Or how about organizing an all-female battalion? These were everyday events for people during World War I. Experience their triumphs and defeats first-hand as you read about an American fighter pilot, a Russian peasant, a German submarine commander, and more.  See more details below

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Can you imagine shooting down 26 German planes? Or how about organizing an all-female battalion? These were everyday events for people during World War I. Experience their triumphs and defeats first-hand as you read about an American fighter pilot, a Russian peasant, a German submarine commander, and more.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Amy Wyckoff
Each book in the Voices of War series presents the unique personal stories of five individuals who did their best to return home from the battlefields in one piece. Voices of World War I: Stories from the Trenches features the war-time accounts of an American soldier, an American pilot, an African warrior who fought for France, a German U-boat commander, and a female Russian peasant who organized a troop of female soldiers. Voices of the Civil War: Stories from the Battlefields includes the stories of Confederate and Union soldiers, colonels, and doctors, as well as the story of a female freed slave who traveled with a Union regiment and opened a school for freed slaves after the war. Although the stories are not told in first person, the authors incorporate quotes in an attempt to make them more vibrant. With references to lice, disease, death, and loneliness, this series certainly does not sugarcoat war but also does not feature images that might upset middle school students. A simple introduction to the causes of the war and a two-page conclusion stressing the cost of the war are meant to put the stories in context. These books are best as additional texts for students learning about these wars because they do not contain an outline of the events or a time line. Although these volumes are not likely to be a resource for middle school social studies reports, students interested in history will enjoy them, especially the well-labeled maps and pictures throughout. Reviewer: Amy Wyckoff

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429656269
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Voices of War Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,356,776
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and lives in Chicago. She is the author of more that one hundred books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and culture. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. She is an award-winning martial artist, specializing in t’ai chi empty-hand and sword forms.

Ann has traveled widely throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In exploring each state for this series, she rediscovered the people, history, and resources that make this a great land, as well as the concerns we share with people around the world.

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