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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.
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
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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!
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