Does your son understand the real meaning of “freedom isn’t free?” He will after listening toGreat Battles for Boys: The American Revolution.
Read by award-winning voice actor Jake Phillips!
From Concord and Lexington to Brandywine and Yorktown, the stunning battles show young readers how ragtag colonists took on the world’s mightiest military of its time — the British Imperial Army, otherwise known as the Red Coats.
History leaps off the page and captures even reluctant readers as early colonial protests, such as the Boston Tea Party, bring even more tyranny from King George III. With a declaration of war from England and the appointment of George Washington as commander of the Continental Army, the revolution’s real battles begin.
In chronological order, Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution takes young readers to the front lines of the war's major clashes such as:
Long Island: British General Howe crushes Washington’s forces and proves the odds are against the Patriot forces.
Battle of Trenton: Washington’s stunning reversal following his famous Christmas Eve “crossing the Delaware.”
Valley Forge: Starving, broke, and battle-weary, the Continental Army hunkers down in Pennsylvania for a long cold winter — and emerges as an entirely different fighting force.
Cowpens: The southern clash where Daniel Morgan’s tactics brilliantly outsmart his enemy.
Yorktown: Washington’s unyielding attack victoriously ends eight long years of suffering — and wins liberty for the colonies.
Each chapter alsoprofiles the Revolution’s most fascinating leaders — Benedict Arnold, Lafayette, Francis Marion, Henry Knox —and discusses the era's complicated politics, including slavery.
This action-packed book will teach your son the foundational and aspirational ideas that are woven into the United States of America— such as life, liberty, and justice for all—and how those principles were won by the brave men and women who risked everything to defeat tyranny.
After reading Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution, your son will know exactly what it means when someone says, “Freedom isn’t free."
ABOUT JAKE PHILLIPS
Jake is a former Army officer turned voice-over artist. He was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, and his favorite subject was the history of the United States.
He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, are homeschooling their four children in Jake's home state of Mississippi.
To hear more readings from Jake, check out his literature podcast "The Cultured Bumpkin" wherever you get your podcasts, or check out his Youtube channel "Jake Phillips - Voiceover".
This audio rendition of Great Battles for Boys: The Korean War includes "theater of the mind" sound effects such as fighter jets, thunder, and explosions.
Boys learn about the tragic yet fascinating history The Korean War (1950-53) and why this conflict is called “The Forgotten War.”
Despite more than 2 million casualties, most people—young and old—cannot fully explain this international conflict, or why the United States sacrificed so much treasure to fight it.
Here are some of the chapters:
The Invasion of South Korea: The surprise attack that triggered the war.
Battle of the Chosin Reservoir: How the “Chosin Few" courageously survived a harrowing fighting retreat that should’ve brought them certain death.
Infamous and catastrophic battles such as Naktong River, Twin Tunnels, Samdong-Ni, Bloody Ridge, Pork Chop Hill — and much more!
Filled with biographies of heroic soldiers and Marines such as Chesty Puller and even a horse that became a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, this true story moves through the battles in chronological order.
By the end, boys will understand the war's politics, the geography of Asia, and the stark difference between a democratic government and a Communist system.
Praise for the Great Battles for Boys series
“This book should be in school libraries everywhere. It is a treasure trove of information that is engagingly written that makes one feel they are in a great classroom with a great instructor sharing his knowledge in a fun way." — 5 Stars Top Ten Hall of Fame Reviewer
Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to WWI takes young readers to the front lines of early America's thrilling clashes.
In this audiobook, boys will hear about the courage of the colonial fight for freedom, the hardships of Civil War soldiers, the fierce battle at the Alamo, and the American Expeditionary Forces who helped win World War I — and much, much more!
"My 8yo son loves history and is devouring this book. I highly recommend. This book is really exciting and I (mom) am enjoying it too. We use it for read aloud time and independent reading." -- 5 stars, GT Family
Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to World War I also explores the military leaders, weapons, and strategies that won the victory—or suffered the defeat.
If your son likes action-packed stories,authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then he’ll love this thrilling account of American history's stunning battles.
Known as "The Great War" because of its massive loss of life, WWI marked a monumental shift in military campaigns, leadership, tactics, and strategies. The Allies — with the help of the US military — eventually defeated the Axis powers, but World War I also tragically set the stage for World War II.
"This book explains things very well. It covers the most important battles that most people don't know about. I highly recommend this book if you are learning about WW1." — 5 stars, Kyle
How did this monumental war begin?
How did it end?
What were the consequences?
Boys find out inGreat Battles for Boys: World War I. They also learn about then-revolutionary battle innovations such as airplanes and tanks.
Some unforgettable battles include:
Battle of Tannenberg: Outnumbered German soldiers plan a sneak attack that destroys Russian forces and leads to the capture of 150,000 prisoners of war
Battle of the Somme: Among miltary history’s worst follies, this battle ended with more than one million casualties—while achieving almost no gains for either side.
Battle of Cantigny: A little-known battle in which late-arriving and inexperienced American forces fought on the Western Front and proved ready to win.
Other chapters cover fascinating figures of WWI, including Lawrence of Arabia, Sergeant York, and theHarlem Hellfighters, along with world-altering events, such as the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Filled with historic photographs, maps, and notable biographies of ordinary soldiers who accomplished extraordinary feats, Great Battles for Boys: World War I also includes suggestions for further readings and battle movies the whole family can watch together.
If your son likes action-packed accounts and authentic details, he will love this book.
Pick up Great Battles for Boys: World War I today—and travel to the front lines of history!
Take an audio journey into ancient world battles — Spartans! Persians! Romans!
Boys will learn about twelve famous military battles that drastically altered world history. They'll also learn about the notable men who led those battles, including Alexander the Great,Julius Caesar, and William "Braveheart" Wallace, among many others.
Beginning in Ancient Greece and Persia, the battles move chronologically into the Middle Ages—including the Crusades—before concluding with the year 1588 with the Spanish Armada's attempted invasion of England and the dawn of modern naval warfare.
Great Battles for Boys: World War II Pacific takes young readers to the front lines of the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Read by acclaimed voice actor Jake Phillips, this audiobook history opens with the Flying Tigers, wild American soldiers fighting against Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Following Japan's deadly surprise attack, the battles storm across the Pacific Ocean in a lethal "island hopping" military strategy that brought Victory Over Japan.
"Bite-sized history for active boys. Joe is my son's history teacher at our homeschool co-op. The chapters are short enough for a single sitting and involve one campaign. There's also a section in each chapter subtitled, "Who Fought", which focuses on one real person in that campaign..." 5 Stars, A Mom
Boys learn a vast and amazing array of WWII history including:
How the Battle of Wake Island turned into "The Alamo of the Pacific"
The process of figuring out how to launch the world's first fighter planes from ships in the middle of the ocean.
Why the Doolittle Raid was considered a suicide mission.
How young American men who'd never seen combat survived while fighting on strange and hostile islands such as Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Iwo Jima.
Each chapter features dramatic true stories and historic photos, maps, and other awe-inspiring images. Written specifically for boys who are reluctant readers, the short chapters get right to the fight.
PRAISE FORGREAT BATTLES FOR BOYS: WORLD WAR II PACIFIC
“Combining his uniquely conversational style with myriad historical facts, plenty of interesting photos, and lots of fascinating, little-known anecdotes, Joe takes readers 'behind the scenes' and helps them to experience this vitally important chapter in our Nation’s history.A great book with superb additional resources; I give it a 'must read!' -- The Reverend Charles F. Reynolds Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC, Ret.
Boys Discover the Defining Military History of the 20th Century—and Then Want MORE!
Beginning with Hitler's invasion of Poland, Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Europe takes young readers to the front lines of the war’s most important clashes.
Read by acclaimed voice actor Jake Phillips, this audio book will teach boys the battles in chronological order — everything from Stalingrad’s hand-to-hand street fighting, the tank action at Kursk, the spy-led invasion of Sicily, and the surprise D-Day invasion of Normandy—and many other exciting world-changing battles!
Filled with notable biographies of heroic soldiers, Great Battles for Boys: WWII Europe explores the leaders, weapons, and strategies that toppled the Axis Powers.
If your son likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then he’ll love this book. And he'll never see history as boring again!
An unforgettable audio journey into a war that pitched "brother against brother."
More than 600,000 Americans died in this war— more than all other wars combined. But most children are never taught about the complexities of this cataclysmic conflict.
"In many schools these days, students aren’t being taught about the individual battles and struggles of our nation’s history, including Gettysburg." 5 Star review Great Battles for Boys: The Civil War.
From the opening shots fired at Fort Sumter to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, boys will move chronologically through 20 crucial Civil War battles.
They'll discover which strategies, tactics, and weapons were used, and which military leaders won the victories—or suffered defeats.
Some of the battles include:
Battle of the Ironclads: One of America's deadliest naval battles, right off the coast of Virginia
Vicksburg: Union General Ulysses S. Grant bombs, terrorizes, and starves a southern city into surrender.
Antietam: Confederate General Robert E. Lee invades the North, and pays a terrible price.
Petersburg: The Union literally blows a hole in the South—and yet still loses the battle.
And much more!
If your son likes action-packed stories with real events, he'll love this book.
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Reviews of the Great Battles for Boys series:
"...should be in school libraries everywhere. It is a treasure trove of information that is engagingly written that makes one feel they are in a great classroom with a great instructor sharing his knowledge in a fun way." 5 Stars, Top 500 Reviewer
"My nine-year-old son absolutely love this book! Full of great facts and enjoyable to read! He finished it in two nights and was asking for another!" 5 Stars, Richard D.
Boys will find out in Great Battles for Boys: The Vietnam War, read by acclaimed voice actor Jake Phillips. (Sample audio HERE)
From soldiers' first-person accounts to the military's after-action reports on the front lines, boys will learn about the strategies, tactics, and weapons — and some of the politics behind sending American soldiers into a deadly and disastrous conflict.
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu: The 1954 fight that pushed the French Army out of Vietnam.
The Tet Offensive: the pivotal and violent clash that the North Vietnamese lost but later turned into a political victory.
Tunnel Rats: How the bravest of brave soldiers survived the treacherous tunnel systems.
Plus several rarely recognized battles such as Van Tuong and Fire Support Base Ripcord.
Boys also learn about the difference between democracy and Communism, and how that difference helped fuel the United States’ entry into another country's civil war.
PRAISE FOR GREAT BATTLES FOR BOYS: “This book… is a treasure trove of information that is engagingly written that makes one feel they are in a great classroom with a great instructor sharing his knowledge in a fun way." — Amazon #1 Hall of Fame Reviewer
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Our "Listen & Learn" system is designed to help struggling readers, including boys with dyslexia.
Research proves that boys can greatly increase their reading skills by listening to an audiobook while simultaneously reading the paperback.
We call the process "Listen & Learn."
"Dr. Frank Serafini, author of Audiobooks & Literacy states that hearing the sounds of spoken languagewhile pairing those sounds with the printed word helps struggling readers to better focus on the meaning of words, rather than simply trying to recognize words in the first place...." (Book Buddy Media)
From pacing to pronunciation, from vocabulary to comprehension, boys will learn crucial reading skills through this Listen & Learn method — all while they're captivated by thrilling military history and biographies.
"Listen & Learn" might be the easiest yet most effective way to increase your son's reading skills!
Each of the audiobooks in the Great Battles for Boys series isread by an acclaimed voice actor or narrators. Boys will pick up "how" to read well just by listening and reading along (Sample audio HERE).
Help your son ENJOY his reading time with the Listen & Learn method.
According to Book Riot, "...research suggests that audiobooks can aid...students who dislike reading, have trouble sitting still, or have ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities."
Give him Listen & Learn today, and spark his love for reading forever.
NOTE: Audiobooks will arrive via email with clear directions for downloading.