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V is for Victory: America Remembers World War II Hardcover – April 25, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1St Edition edition (April 25, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067986198X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679861980
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II, Krull (Lives of the Writers; Lives of the Musicians) delivers this first-rate commemorative volume. Eminently readable, it showcases her talent for distilling history to its anecdotal best and gives a wide-ranging view of the key players and events of this pivotal era in recent history. From Hitler and Roosevelt to Anne Frank, from Rosie the Riveter to Tokyo Rose, from rationing to espionage, Krull spotlights the many dramas played out on a global stage. She augments her impressive writing with strong visual material, including maps, newspaper headlines, artifacts, posters and hundreds of vintage photographs (many of them unflinching, including those of concentration camp inmates and other victims of the war). Whether for browsing or close study, this is an extraordinary reference book that should be snapped up by parents and teachers alike. Of equal interest to young readers and adults. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up?Colorful pages replete with archival photos, postcards, posters, letters, and realia present a visual and textual scrapbook of the war years. Krull covers the preliminary events, Pearl Harbor, life at home, military service, the Holocaust, weapons, and lasting changes and effects brought about by the war. Chapters are introduced and end with appropriate overviews, but the bulk of the text is comprised of explanatory comments associated with the illustrative material. Some are in boxed inserts of contrasting colors. Individual battles are not discussed. The index is detailed and sufficient to help researchers. Some pages are a bit difficult to read as print is sometimes superimposed onto an enlarged monochromatic photograph. Billed as "a book for families," this title begs to be shared; students are encouraged to ask relatives about their memories of this time. But even if appropriate grandparents are not available, all readers will benefit from this visual feast of an era that continues to influence our lives today.?Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Visit her at www.kathleenkrull.com AND http://facebook.com/kathleen.krull

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 1997
Format: Hardcover
It's a story filled with heroes and the dastardliest of evil bad guys. Secret codes. Bitchin' airplanes. Machines that became todays' computers (aka the Enigma Machine), or mathematicians helped end the Great War. And it's ALL TRUE!!! Krull's book is sumptiously designed with actual photos and concise captions that bring all the drama of WW II back to life. Best of all, show this book to any elderly relative and hear them tell their own story of where they were when the War happened. The best present you can give to your family is this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
This will reach a wide age range, from advanced elementary-level readers to middle to high school students interested in a photographic representation of World War II experiences. This scrapbook is intended for the entire family to share, covering the people, places and events which took place during the war. A lively, revealing history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SuzyQ on August 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was purchased for a gentleman who has dementia. He has always been interested in WW II history, and this book was perfect for him--lightweight, so easy to handle, and many photographs. Certainly not what the authors considered when writing the book, but it is a good way to engage his mind and a diversion from mindless TV watching.
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