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Title:
The Weapons of World War II
Author:
Benoit, Peter, 1955-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2014]

©2015
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the various weapons that were used during World War II.
Language:
English
Contents:
War in the heavens -- Land attack! -- War at sea -- Destruction!
Reading Level:
900 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 1.0 168712.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.2 3 Quiz: 64628.
ISBN:
9780531204955

9780531217306
Format :
Book

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Lancaster Library D743.7 .B467 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

As the largest, deadliest conflict in history, World War II was one of the defining events of the 20th century. Between 1939 and 1945, this massive conflict affected almost every corner of the globe. Readers will get an up-close look at the battles, weapons, and military forces that drove this landmark war.

Rapidly advancing military technology played a decisive role in the outcome of World War II. Readers will explore some of the war's most important weaponry developments, from the creation of new bomber and fighter planes to the use of powerful new tanks, anti-aircraft guns, and bazookas. They will also find out how these weapons turned the tides in some of the war's biggest battles.

Features:

Engaging sidebars highlight some of the war's most important events, people, and technology Timelines illustrate the way the war developed from start to finish Glossaries explain a range of technical military terms Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at the war's most defining moments


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-The books in this set open with two true or false questions (a signature of this series) that are answered in the text. Divided into four to six chapters, the titles focus on one aspect of each subject. A "Big Truth" chapter and a "True Statistics" page add interesting facts about weapons, armies, or statistics. The content is standard for middle-level books on World War II, and large black-and-white period photos appear throughout. Unfortunately, this series is marred by some weaknesses. There are few maps and no documentation of numbers and statistics scattered throughout the texts, and there are several errors (for instance, Battles mistakenly states that the Battle of the Bulge resulted in more deaths than any other battle, and both Weapons and Navy erroneously explain the tailhook mechanism on aircraft carriers. This set doesn't improve on extant World War II coverage, and most libraries will find other series to be better choices. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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