Great Battles for Boys: World War II Pacificopens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American volunteers who were already fighting Japan before Pearl Harbor was bombed.
After Japan's deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the World War II military battles storm across the Pacific Ocean in the lethal "island hopping" strategy that brought Allied victory.
My 10-year-old grandson is now hooked on reading!" — K Potter
This heroic history is unforgettable, real-life action adventure that captivates even the most reluctant reader.
"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—bite-sized history for active boys." — 5 Stars 'A Mom'
Boys journey to the front lines of the war's most stunning battles such as:
Battle of Wake Island, a brutal fight that turned into "The Alamo of the Pacific."
The Doolittle Raid, a "suicide mission" flown by heroic patriots.
The Battles of Guadalcanal, Saipan, Iwo Jima and more—where young American men who'd never before seen combat fought a ruthless enemy on hostile Pacific islands. And won.
Each chapter of the book also features historical photos along with short biographies of men of valor. There's also a reading list of MORE great books about World War II history and films the whole family can watch together. Pick up a copy of Great Battles for Boys World War II Pacific — and show your son how exciting books can be.
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 Rev. Charles F. Reynolds Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC, Ret.
World War II Europe • Paperback
Great Battles for Boys: World War II Europe
The #1 bestseller that launched the entire series. Boys LOVE this book and its companion volume, 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. Boys will discover both the ingenious inventions of warfare and the raw nature of fighting on the front lines.
In chronological order, boys journey through the battles across the European continent and into North Africa.
Among the stunning clashes:
The Winter War: How brave Finnish soldiers protected 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 with historic photographs, maps, and notable biographies of soldiers, Great Battles for Boys: World War II Europe delves into the leaders of this massive conflict from Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill to Generals 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.
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World War I • Paperback
"Easy-to-read eye-opener into 'The War to End War'... Five stars out of five."
— #1 Hall of Fame reviewer
The stunning battles of World War I deliver an unforgettable journey into military history.
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 covered:
• 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 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 today—and march into the front lines of history!
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The American Revolution • Paperback
"Freedom isn't free!"
Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution travels to the front lines of the most stunning battles between the ragtag American colonists and the mightiest military force in the world—the British Imperial Army.
Boys learn about the battles, tactics, strategies, and leaders that won that fight and birthed the United States of America.
From 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:
Battle of 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.
Battle of Cowpens: The southern clash where Daniel Morgan’s brilliant tactics outsmart his enemy.
Battle of 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.
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“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
Korean War • Paperback
Make sure it's 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. The true tales of courage excite even the most reluctant readers.
In this book, boys learn about The Korean War (1950-53) also known as “The Forgotten War.”
Despite more than 2 million casualties, most Americans—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 • Paperback
Unforgettable American History!
Great Battles for Boys sends young readers “into the fight" to learn about the military leaders, weapons, and strategies that won—or lost—history's most crucial military battles.
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In this edition of the bestselling seriesn, American history leaps off the page in powerful chapters and historical images, maps, and biographies. Great Battles for Boys: The Civil War will capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers.
More than 600,000 Americans died in this war—more than all other American wars combined—but many people still don't understand the full scope of this deadly 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 first shots at Fort Sumter to the South's surrender at Appomattox, young readers move chronologically through 20 crucial battles, covering all four years of the Civil War.
Boys will learn about the strategies, tactics, and weaponry and military leaders who won the battle's victory—or suffered defeat.
Battle of the Ironclads: One of America's deadliest naval battles, right off the coast of Virginia
Vicksburg: Ulysses S. Grant bombs, terrorizes, and starves this southern city into surrender.
Antietam: Robert E. Lee invades the North and pays a terrible price.
Petersburg: The North literally blows a hole in the South—and still loses the battle.
And much more!
Why was General Robert E. Lee considered a military genius, even after he lost the war?
What made General Ulysses S. Grant such a powerful leader—and a difficult man?
Sherman's March—who, what, when, where, and why.
Reviews of 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 500 Amazon Reviewer
"My nine-year-old son absolutely loves 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.
Ancients to Middle Ages • Paperback
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."
-- 5 stars R.
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!
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
Bunker Hill to World War I • Paperback
"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
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Your son will discover the awe-inspiring history that starts with the Spartan battles of Ancient Greece and William "Braveheart" Wallace and carries all the way forward to the American Revolution, the World Wars, and the Korean War.
This 8-book set includes:
Ancients to Middle Ages
The American Revolution
The Civil War
Bunker Hill to World War I
World War I
World War II Europe
World War II Pacific
The Korean War
Packed with historical photos, maps, and hundreds of suggestions for further study.
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