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World War II Pacific
     

World War II Pacific

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by Barbara Williams, Elaine Marie Alphin, Arthur B. Alphin
 

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Children's Literature
On December 7, 1941 the naval and air forces of Imperial Japan struck at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. In a relatively quick raid, over 2000 American servicemen were killed and a comparable number were wounded. Within twenty-four hours Japanese forces also struck a number of other Pacific and Asian targets in what was to be the Pacific Theater of the Second World War. The war in the Pacific was fought with ferocity between forces that often gave no quarter. The author demonstrates both a strong narrative style and a grasp of the key details of the topic. With its combination of a well-crafted text, frequent period photographs, maps, and sidebar highlight pieces readers will come away from this book with a good introduction to the broad subject of the Pacific War. 2005, Lerner Publishing Company, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-A precise, well-documented chronology of the major battles in the Pacific theater. Though the narration is brief, it is informative and avoids misconceptions or the impression that the casualty tolls were merely numbers. The text, much of which is based on personal and unpublished memoirs, is presented in a two-column format and is accompanied by aptly captioned, vintage photos. Maps are well designed and properly placed throughout. Highlighted segments feature articles on the Sullivan brothers, Tokyo Rose, the first Japanese POW, the USS Roberts, and more. A time line, a map of the major battles, a glossary, and photos of the major characters accompanied by short biographical sketches are appended. Libraries needing introductory or additional material in this area might consider this title.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822501381
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Chronicle of America's Wars Ser.
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 12 Years

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World War II Pacific 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ElaineMarieAlphin More than 1 year ago
I am Elaine Marie Alphin and my husband is Arthur B. Alphin. We did not write this book and our names should be removed from the author listing. I have not even read this book, so I do not have any comments about possible inaccuracies - except that we did not write it, and therefore are not responsible for any excellent writing within the covers, or any errors. I wish the listing would remove my name and my husband's name.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an appallingly defective book to arrive so late after WW2. The author illustrates her ignorance of not just military tactics but geography: Midway Island is not in the South Pacific. Marines did not climb down ladders to board amtracs. In an attempt to 'dumb down' the book for juveniles, inappropriate words are used: the Corsair was not 'inappropriate' for carrier operations, it was unsuitable until modified. Early in the war, landing craft were not armored they were built out of plywood. The weather was not 'perfect' when Dolittle's Raiders launched it was god-awful. During the Battle of Savo Island, the transport force was not attacked. The attack on Pearl Harbor was not limited to the naval base. And on and on and on...