U.S. Marines by the Numbers

U.S. Marines by the Numbers

by Elizabeth Raum


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U.S. Marines by the Numbers by Elizabeth Raum

How fast does a Marine Osprey fly? How many Marines took part in the Battle of Iwo Jima? And how many miles do Marine recruits march as a part of their final test? Find these answers plus more amazing high impact stats and numbers that define the U.S. Air Force.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476551227
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Military by the Numbers
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: IG870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

Table of Contents

First to Fight 4

Marines by 7s 6

Careers in the Marines 8

Marine Corps in the 20th Century 10

Iwo Jima 12

Becoming a Marine 14

Contents of a Marine Recruit's Seabag 16

The Crucible: A Rite of Passage 18

Equipping the Marines 20

The MV-22B Osprey 24

Beyond the Battlefield 26

Marine Special Operations 28

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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