Each chapter features one of the most important campaigns, players, situations, or battles, with a full-page, often chilling photograph covering half the two-page spread and inset photos on the narrative page as well. Quick Facts boxes appear in every chapter to highlight interesting and relevant details. Large campaign and battlefield maps are interspersed throughout. Readers will come away with a painfully real sense of what life was like in the 1930s and '40s for the soldiers, families, women workers (Rosie the Riveter is included, of course), heroes, and victims of this most devastating, cruel war. (Ages 14 and older) --Emilie Coulter
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Great book for younger/hesitant/resistant readers to learn about WWII.
My only complaint about the book is that some photographs are reproduced in one color that makes the detail hard to see.
Knowing that this book was meant for kids, I did not really expect an objective and comprehensive work of history.
Beautifully written. Mr. Ambrose communicates with gratitude the courage, sacrifice and hope the heroes of World War II had. Read morePublished 3 months ago by amazon reviewer
Great book for younger/hesitant/resistant readers to learn about WWII. Stephen Ambrose is the THE World War II Historian and this book is full of information (even if in brief),... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This thin (96 pages), but large, book is a colorful look at the United States’ participation in World War II. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
I bought this for my grandson who is interested in history. Great photos, maps and descriptions of most of the battles.Published 7 months ago by Ruth Ensing
Good book for younger people who have not been taught true history about WWII. I breaks down the major battles and give side notes to explain the results and the costs of human... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lela A. Cozart
This was purchased as a gift for my dad who loves to read any war related books. He enjoyed it.Published 18 months ago by Deborah A Wildoner
Another well-written Stephen Ambrose book. Great pictures. Easy to read and follow. Shouldn't take more than a day or two to finish.Published 20 months ago by Gary J Cimperman