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This book introduces the U.S. Army. Historical information covers its roots in colonial America, early militias, the Revolutionary War and the formation of the Continental Army, the millions of soldiers who fought in the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II, and the modern wars against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Key army commanders are highlighted, including presidents General George Washington and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Chapters on women and diversity expand information on the army's history and introduce important figures such as former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell. Other chapters introduce the reader to the hierarchy and structure of the army, aided by a sidebar of officer and enlisted ranks, as well as enlistment requirements, training, officer education, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the disaster relief efforts and other duties of the ROTC, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserve. The book also highlights weapons, vehicles such as tanks and helicopters, the importance of technology, and the future of the U.S. Army. Full-color photographs, sidebars, fun facts, a graphic timeline, a glossary, and an index accompany this easy-to-read text.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025130, JNF038100
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2007
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2007-01-01
ISBN 9781596797543, 9781617847226
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 355.00973
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 112977
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Defending the Nation - School Library Journal

Written in simple vocabulary and organized into sections of a spread or two, they have plenty of clear, well-captioned photos. Large sidebars lend variety to the books’ design and provide engaging facts. Each title has a time line giving highlights of the agency as well as a narrative discussing its historical development, purpose, and activities. These easy-to-read books provide introductory information that may be adequate for rudimentary reports or career introductions.

Author: John Hamilton