The acclaimed author of On Hallowed Ground, using Section 60 of the Arlington National Cemetery as a window into the latest wars, recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes and how they are honored and remembered by those they left behind.
An eighteen-year-old Marine records in his journal his experiences in Vietnam during the siege of Khe Sanh, 1967-1968. Includes a history of Vietnam, war timeline, photographs, glossary, and related military information.
In 1968 Massachusetts, after her brother Patrick goes to fight in Vietnam, fifteen-year-old Molly records in her diary how she misses her brother, volunteers at a Veterans' Administration Hospital, and tries to make sense of the war in Vietnam and the tumultuous events in the United States. Includes historical notes.
Three fictionalized graphic novels based on true events. Meet Boots, Loki, and Sheba, three extraordinary war dogs who braved bombs, barrages, and battle to save the lives of the young soldiers who depended upon them in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.
A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe. Introduces young readers to the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.
Presents a walking tour of the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, following each of the three days of action, with visits to key locations, stories of the author's own encounters with the place, and discussion of the meaning and historical impact of the devastating battle. Includes maps.
The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history? - Provided by publisher.
"On July 18, 1863, six months after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, one of the first American units composed of African Americans stormed Fort Wagner in South Carolina, led by Colonel Robert Shaw Gould. Although the regiment suffered great losses, the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry legitimized the idea of blacks serving in the military, and Lincoln considered their sacrifice a turning point in the Civil War....
Through National Geographic's heart-stopping reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation's history. Full color.
With new primary source material and analysis, a new look at the Battle of Fredericksburg, a town caught in the crossfire, is presented. Although there was much devastation and suffering as sons became soldiers and homes were looted and shelled, there...