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George S. Patton: World War II General & Military Innovator

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This title examines the remarkable life of George S. Patton. Readers will learn about Patton's family background, childhood, education, military career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail is Patton's role as a general during World War II, including his successful campaigns in North Africa and Europe. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany engaging text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Military Heroes is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF007070, JNF025130, JNF025210
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, History
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2010-01-01
ISBN 9781604539646, 9781617853005
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 355.0092
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 7.9
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135679
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
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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.

Author: Martin Gitlin