"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 FOR GREAT 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.