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"Great Battles for Boys" takes young readers to the front lines of history's greatest fights. Boys find out which weapons, strategies, and military leaders won victory—or suffered defeat. History will never look the same again.

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This episode of the best-selling series opens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American soldiers secretly fighting Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles begin to storm across the Pacific in the lethal "island hopping" military strategy that earned American its hard-won Victory Over Japan.

No Boring History!

Each chapter features dramatic true stories with historic photos, maps, and other amazing images. There's also a movie list for each battle so the whole family can join in the learning.

Build Readers with Good Books—Written Specifically for Boys

Sure to capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers, "Great Battles for Boys" shows all the blood, sweat, and tears of the world's most epic fights. Young readers will never doubt it when people say, "Freedom isn't free."

  • How did the Battle of Wake Island turn into "The Alamo of the Pacific"?
  • Who figured out fighter planes could take off from ships in the middle of the ocean?
  • Why was the Doolittle Raid considered a suicide mission?
  • How did the young American men fighting on strange islands such as Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Iwo Jima learn to survive?

Find Out in "Great Battles for Boys: WWII in the Pacific"

   “In Volume II of Great Battles, author Joe Giorello paints a vivid picture of events in WW II’s Pacific Theater in a way that can make readers forget they aren’t listening to first-hand accounts of the action. Combining his uniquely conversational style with myriad historical facts, plenty of interesting photos,and lots of fascinating, little known anecdotes, Joe takes readers 'behind the scenes' and helps them to experience this vitally important chapter in our Nation’s history. From the dark days following Pearl Harbor to victory ratified aboard the USS Missouri, Giorello covers it all – and never fails to capture the incredible sacrifice, unbelievable courage, and selfless service of America’s bravest and finest. A great book with superb additional resources; I give it a 'must read!' The Reverend Charles F. Reynolds Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC, Ret.

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