FOUR HEROES TAKE ON THE WORLD FOR TRUTH! KELLY CHANCE IS THE WAR HERO! JULIET ROSE IS THE PEACE ACTIVIST.JIMMY SHAKESPEARE IS THE NEWSPAPER MAN COVERING THE WAR AND PEACE PROCESS. KATHERINE ""KAT"" THOMPSON IS A LEADING AMERICAN NEWSPAPER WOMAN COVERING THE WARS AT HOME AND OVERSEAS. THEY ARE THE PAPER SOLDIERS-THE WAR WRITERS WHO WRITE SO WE MIGHT UNDERSTAND WAR AND PEACE. THE TRUTH IS A PRISONER OF WAR.THE TRUTH WAS EDITED, DELETED OR REDACTED. LATER AS THE FOREIGN PRESS RELEASED DIFFERENT STORIES AND AS SOLDIERS WROTE HOME THE TRUTH ESCAPED. THE TRIAL FOR TREASON BROUGHT EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING TO A MAJOR CLIMAX. THE VILLAINS COME OUT FOR A FINAL SHOWDOWN. SOME QUESTIONS REMAIN: HOW DO HIDE 58,000 CASKETS COMING HOME AND WILL THEY SHOOT OUR HERO AS A TRAITOR. THIS IS A WAR STORY, A LOVE STORY, AND A NEWS STORY.
The invaluable grade-by-grade guide (kindergarten—sixth) is designed to help parents and teachers select some of the best books for children. Books to Build On recommends: • for kindergartners, lively collections of poetry and stories, such as The Children’s Aesop, and imaginative alphabet books such as Bill Martin, Jr.’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Lucy Micklewait’s I Spy: An Alphabet in Art • for first graders, fine books on the fine arts, such as Ann Hayes’s Meet the Orchestra, the hands-on guide My First Music Book, and the thought-provoking Come Look with Me series of art books for children • for second graders, books that open doors to world cultures and history, such as Leonard Everett Fisher’s The Great Wall of China and Marcia Willaims’s humorous Greek Myths for Young Children • for third graders, books that bring to life the wonders of ancient Rome, such as Living in Ancient Rome, and fascinating books about astronomy, such as Seymour Simon’s Our Solar System • for fourth graders, engaging books on history, including Jean Fritz’s Shh! We're Writing the Constitution, and many books on Africa, including the stunningly illustrated story of Sundiata: Lion King of Mali • for fifth graders, a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that retains much of the original language but condenses the play for reading or performance by young students, and Michael McCurdy’s Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass • for sixth graders, an eloquent retelling of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the well-written American history series, A History of US . . . and many, many more!
This unprecedented compilation of eyewitness accounts records the thoughts and emotions of American soldiers spanning nearly 250 years of national history, from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War. • Offers invaluable access to the war experiences of U.S. forces throughout history through than 300 eyewitness accounts • Provides a balanced portrait of eyewitness accounts from both officers and enlisted men • Allow the reader to place the eyewitness accounts in their proper context via contextual essays and timelines • Describes in detail the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor via ten captivating accounts from December 7, 1941 • Spans nearly 250 years of national history, from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War
The American Revolution reshaped the political map of the world, and led to the birth of the United States of America. Yet these outcomes could have scarcely been predicted when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord. American rebel forces were at first largely a poorly trained, inexperienced and disorganized militia, pitted against one of the most formidable imperial armies in the world. Yet following a succession of defeats against the British, the rebels slowly rebounded in strength under the legendary leadership of George Washington. The fortunes of war ebbed and flowed, from the humid southern states of America to the frozen landscapes of wintry Canada, but eventually led to the catastrophic British defeat at Yorktown in 1781 and the establishment of an independent United States of America. The Improbable Victory is a revealing and comprehensive guide to this seminal conflict, from the opening skirmishes, through the major pitched battles, up to the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Impressively illustrated with photographs and artwork, it provides an invaluable insight into this conflict from the major command decisions down to the eye level of the front-line soldier.