Military Heroes

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The remarkable lives of those who have made their name defending, protecting, and serving the United States are examined in this series. Each title details a person's family background, childhood, education, and military pursuits and success. Engaging text and color photos present groundbreaking events and milestones in each person's life that led to a lasting legacy as a true military hero. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Military Heroes is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Military Heroes (6 titles)
Clara Barton: Civil War Hero & American Red Cross Founder 7.5
Colin Powell: General & Statesman 7.2
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: Civil War Sugeon & Medal of Honor Recipient 8.2
George Washington: Revolutionary Leader & Founding Father 7.6
John McCain: POW & Stateman 8.1
Samuel Houston: Army Leader & Historic Politician 7.9
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, History
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2010-01-01
ISBN 9781604539592, 9781617852954
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 920-921
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Features Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network
  • 2011 Amelia Bloomer List, Winner, 2011

Benjamin O Davis Jr. (Military Heroes) – Booklist Book Links Classroom Connections: Diversity in Science

Davis first saw an airplane in 1926; from then on, he knew he wanted to fly. Despite many forms of discrimination, he made his way through West Point, eventually leading the U.S. Army Air Force African American flying unit, the Ninety-Ninth Squadron. Complete with time line, source notes, and additional web and print sources, this is a well-written, well-designed resource for upper-middle readers.

Military Heroes – Horn Book Guide

Filled with photographs and archival illustrations, this series presents a range of famous and lesser-known people involved in U.S. military history. In addition to standard biographical details, the texts also examine controversies and career flops as well as successes; sidebars provide historical context. . . . The texts are useful for reports.

Military Heroes – Library Media Connection

The titles will be useful for research on these historical figures because they are easy-to-read and are richly illustrated with historical photographs, color pictures, sketches, and relevant maps. Generously illustrated timelines help students put events in perspective. Sidebars clarify important issues and concepts. Recommended.

George S. Patton (Military Heroes) – Booklist

This volume in the Military Heroes series offers a solid introduction to the controversial WWII commander. . . . Gitlin discusses how Patton aggressively pursued his goal by promoting tactical innovations and lobbying for prestigious commands. Quoting primary sources, Gitlin effectively portrays Patton as an aggressive, ambitious, courageous, often reckless, and occasionally visionary military commander.

Military Heroes – School Library Journal

Real events characterized by danger and excitement introduce readers to each individual’s character. The rush of literary adrenalin will hook readers immediately and keep them enthralled until the end. Given the dynamic topic of the series and each volume’s appealing layout, these books are likely to attract reluctant readers. In addition, sources are plentiful and well-documented, making the titles suitable for research projects. Other material is available on these subjects, but this series is noteworthy for its accessible writing, appealing layout, and high-interest history.

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (Military Heroes) – Booklist

STARRED Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was an American hero, and this attractive Essential Library volume does an excellent job of introducing him as well as the times that shaped him. Readers will get a real sense of what a trailblazer Davis was, while boys especially will find the war efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen exciting. Fascinating sidebars cover everything from segregation to Roosevelt’s objectives in WWII to the executive order integrating the armed services. …this is a well-written, well-designed (dappled borders add to the effect) book with plenty of black-and-white photographs to add interest. A time line, source notes, and additional web and print resources round out this title in the Military Heroes series.