World War II

World War II

by Antony Shaw
     
 

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
No war in history had a greater human cost than did World War II. Stretching across the globe, this monumental clash of arms laid great cities low, devastated cultures, spawned the most heinous genocidal actions, and claimed over fifty million lives. In this illustrated chapter in the "Facts at your Fingertips" series, younger readers will encounter the pivotal events that helped shape the course of this destructive war. Using an encyclopedic, timeline approach, Anthony Shaw traces the keynote happenings of World War II. Readers who delve into this information packed book will encounter battles such as Midway, Stalingrad, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. Additionally, campaigns such as the Fall of France, the Normandy Invasion, and the German advance on Moscow in 1941 all ring out from the pages of this book. Each entry is amply supported with photographs, maps, and other visual materials that augment the narrative. Throughout the text readers also encounter the leading figures that helped steer the course of events for good or evil. In the end, this illustrated history provides middle and high school readers a fine introduction to a vast subject. Hopefully this introduction will both inform and whet the reader's appetite for more information on such a significant subject. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933834504
Publisher:
Brown Bear Books/Joe Hollander
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Facts at Your Fingertips: Modern Military History Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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