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A Chronology of U.S. Special Ops
Contributor(s): Burgan, Michael (Author)

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ISBN: 1515718506     ISBN-13: 9781515718505
Publisher: Capstone Press
OUR PRICE: $25.49  

Binding Type: Library Binding - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2016

Annotation: "Details the history of U.S. special operations in chronological order"--

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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - Military & Wars
Dewey: 356.160
LCCN: 2015042280
Lexile Measure: 970
Series: U.S. Special Ops
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 6.3" W x 9" (0.40 lbs) 48 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Burgan, Michael: - Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in history. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Introducing the American military's highly trained special operation units from the Revolutionary War to today, this rather unfocused series relates personal stories of heroism and provides key statistics and some history. Statistics and Stories are more substantive than Chronology, which duplicates much of the historical detail in the other books. Color and black-and-white photos, charts, and sidebars crowd the pages. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers the following Connect: U.S. Special Ops titles: A Chronology of U.S. Special Ops, Statistics about U.S. Special Ops, Past and Present, and Stories from Those Who Fought in America's Special Ops.] Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 November)
Gr 4–8—Made all the more intriguing because every bit of it is true, this series examine the roles these specialized forces have played throughout U.S. history. Each book manages content in a different way. However, as a result, there is a fair bit of overlap among the volumes. For instance, in Statistics, readers learn through text and infographics about what made Confederate John Singleton Mosby's group of rangers (aka Mosby's Rangers) special during and after the Civil War. In Stories, Mosby's group is approached through narrative. Most of the focus is on U.S. missions, but there are accounts of groups with whom the United States collaborated, such as the Jedburgh teams of World War II. Throughout the series, the photos are full of action and the font suits the content well. VERDICT A high-interest topic sure to appeal to military and history buffs alike.. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.
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