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Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Pacific: Great Battles for Boys

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Summary

Does your son play video games for hours but dreads reading? Does he think history is just a bunch of boring old facts? What if you could give him the excitement of screen time and at the same time spark his love of reading and history?

Now you can, with these exciting tales of World War II written especially for reluctant readers. 

In his highly acclaimed middle-school class "Great Battles for Boys," author Joe Giorello has ignited a love of military history in hundreds of boys. Now with this engaging non-fiction book written specifically for boys ages 8-14, your son can experience that same thrilling adventure in learning. 

In this episode of the best-selling history series, the story opens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American soldiers fighting Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles storm across the Pacific in the lethal "island hopping" military strategy that brought Victory Over Japan.

How did the Battle of Wake Island turn into "The Alamo of the Pacific"? Who figured out the first fighter planes 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 survive while fighting on strange and hostile islands such as Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Iwo Jima?

Filled with historic photographs, maps, and notable biographies of soldiers, Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Europe explores the leaders, weapons, and strategies that toppled the Axis Powers. Each chapter also ends with suggestions for further age-appropriate books and movies that the whole family can watch.

If your son likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then he'll love this book. And he'll never see history as boring again!

Buy Great Battles for Boys today and march into the frontlines of history!

"This book should be in school libraries everywhere. It is a treasure trove of information that is engagingly written that makes one feel they are in a great classroom with a great instructor sharing his knowledge in a fun way." —Top 10 Amazon Reviewer

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