"A terrific, engaging read..." Hall of Fame Reviewer
Great Battles for Boys: World War II Pacific takes young readers to the front lines of the Pacific Theater of the war. The stunning history opens with the Flying Tigers, the wild American soldiers fighting against Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
After Japan's deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles storm across the Pacific Ocean in the 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.
This book is sure to capture the attention of even the most resistant reader.
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.
WWII in Europe • Ebook
The #1 bestseller that launched the entire Great Battles for Boys series! Boys LOVE this book and its companion,World War II Pacific.
"My 10-year-old son is a WWII history nut and he loves these books. He poured through them, reading them every night in bed with his little flashlight. “Just 5 more minutes mom!” -- 5 stars Mary V
Beginning with Hitler's invasion of Poland, this book journeys to the front lines of the war’s most stunning clashes. In the chronological order of battles, boys will venture across the European continent and North Africa
Among the unforgettable battles:
The Winter War: Brave Finnish soldiers protect their homeland from Josef Stalin's Red Army.
Battle of Stalingrad: A brutal clash between German and Russian armies that descended into street fighting and hand-to-hand combat.
Battle of Kursk: The world's largest tank action
Operation Mincemeat: A James Bond-worthy secret deception that fooled the Nazis and saved thousands of lives.
D-Day:The surprise Normandy invasion that required a truly exceptional level of courage and changed the course of the war.
Filled withhistorical photographs, maps,andnotable biographiesof heroic soldiers,Great Battles for Boys: World War II Europe also delves into the leaders of this massive conflict, includingAdolf Hitler, Winston ChurchillandGenerals Eisenhower and Patton.
Boys also learn about the weapons, tactics, and strategies that toppled the Axis Powers and brought Victory in Europe.
Each chapter ends with suggestions for further age-appropriate books and movies that the whole family can watch.
If your son likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then he’ll love this book.
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." —Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
World War I • Ebook
The Stunning Battles of World War I Deliver an Unforgettable Journey into Military History.
"Easy-to-read eye-opener into 'The War to End War'... Five stars out of five." — #1 Hall of Fame reviewer
Known as "The Great War" due to 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
Why did this monumental war happen? Who started it? Who ended it? Boys will find out in Great Battles for Boys: World War I. They'll also learn about then-new fighting innovations such as airplanes and tanks.
Among the unforgettable battles:
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 military 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 the fascinating figures of WWI, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Sergeant York, and the Harlem 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 today—and march into the front lines of history!
PRAISE FOR THE GREAT BATTLES FOR BOYS SERIES “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." —Hall of Fame Reviewer
The American Revolution • Ebook
"Freedom isn't free!"
Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution journeys into the stunning battles that pitted ragtag American colonists against the world's mightiest military force—the British Imperial Army..
From the battles of Concord and Lexington to Brandywine and Yorktown, American history leaps off the page and captures the imagination of even the most reluctant reader.
"Amazing! ... Great perspective of the American Revolution." 5 Stars Lauren
Boys will learn about the colonial tyranny of King George III, the appointment of George Washington as commander of the Continental Army, and the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
"My 9yo son had been hoping that Joe Giorello would write this book! He is already halfway through reading it and said, “It’s really good, mom.” It would be a great supplement to any American Revolution study or just a great free read or read aloud." 5 stars GT Family
In chronological order, young readers move to the front lines of the Revolutionary War's major clashes, including:
Long Island:British General Howe crushes Washington’s forces and proves the odds are definitely against the Patriot forces.
Battle of Trenton:Washington’s stunning reversal after 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 brilliant tactics outsmart his enemy.
Yorktown:Washington’s unyielding attack that ends eight long years of suffering — and wins liberty for the colonies.
Each chapter also profiles the Revolution’s most fascinating leaders--Benedict Arnold, Lafayette, Francis Marion, Henry Knox —and discusses the era's complicated politics, including the role of colonial women and slavery.
This action-packed book will teach your son how brave men and women risked everything to defeat tyranny. He will also learn about the foundational ideals woven into the United States—such as life, liberty, and justice for all. After reading "Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution," your son will know the true meaning of “Freedom isn’t free."
Ancients to Middle Ages • Ebook
Spartans! Persians! Romans! Historic warriors who changed the world.
In Great Battles for Boys: Ancients to Middle Ages, boys travel to the ancient world and learn about history from the front lines of twelve famous battles that drastically altered world history.
Boys will also learn about the notable warriors who led the battles, including Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and William "Braveheart" Wallace, among many others.
"I bought this for him for Christmas 2020 and today (Jan 1) he chose this book over his tablet. As a mom, I'm ECSTATIC!!! ... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Awesome book!!!! Great history tool, I really recommend it." — R. 5 stars
Beginning with Ancient Greece and Persia, the stunning battles move chronologically into the Middle Ages and the Crusades before concluding with the year 1588 and the Spanish Armada's attempted invasion of England — the dawn of modern naval warfare. Pick up a copy today and create a reader tomorrow!
NOTE: When you purchase this bundle of ebook and audiobook files, you will receive both files with a link to the free BookFunnel audiobook app, which allows you to read the ebook and listen to your audiobook from any audio-capable device connected to the internet.
Praise for the Great Battles for Boys series
"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
The Korean War • Ebook
Make sure this conflict is not "The Forgotten War."
Each book in the Great Battles for Boys series explores the battles, leaders, tactics, and weapons that won (or lost) history’s most significant military clashes. These true tales of courage capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers.
In this book, boys learn about The Korean War (1950-53) also known as the “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.
"Great book for kids interested in War history. My 12-year-old has read all the books in this series and enjoyed them all. He learned a lot about the Korean War in this one." — 5 stars Buffalo Steve
After reading about these harrowing battles of valor and courage, your son will never forget this war. He will also learn about modern warfare—and some of the politics behind it.
Here are some of the exciting 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.
If your son enjoys action-packed stories, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, he’ll love this book.
The Civil War • Ebook
Unforgettable American History!
More than 600,000 American soldiers died in this war—more than all other wars combined.
But today, few people understand the complexities of this cataclysmic conflict.
What REALLY happened?
"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 at Fort Sumter to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, boys will move chronologically through 20 crucial battles, covering all four years of the Civil War.
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!
Sherman's March—who, what, when, where, and why.
Why was General Robert E. Lee considered a military genius, even though he lost the war?
What made General Ulysses S. Grant such a powerful general—and difficult man?
If your son likes action-packed stories with real events, he'll love this book.
Bunker Hill to WW1 • Ebook
"This book should be in school libraries everywhere…" 5 stars, Hall of Fame reviewer
Written just for boys — especially boys who are reluctant readers — this thrilling military history highlights some of early America's most important clashes.
"He asks to read these books on his own!" — Paix, 5 stars
Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to World War I begins with the Revolutionary War and the colonial fight for freedom. The thrilling history continues with the hardships of the Civil War, the fierce fight at the Alamo, Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders at San Juan Hill, and concludes with the American Expeditionary Forces fighting in World War I.
Packed with historic photos, maps, and notable biographies, Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to World War One 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 easy-to-read but exciting chapters, then he’ll love this book.
Praise for the Great Battles for Boys series
"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." — Top Ten Hall of Fame Reviewer, 5 stars