The Korean War

From the Set Wars In U.S. History

Presents an overview of the Korean War, including history, important people and battles, and a timeline of events.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 951.904
Lexile 810
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781631437106, 9781631439148
Copyright 2015, 2015
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Wars in U.S. History from School Library Journal on April 1, 2015

This set takes a look at various U.S. wars and conflicts. Each title begins with a description of a real-life battle, going on to examine the beginning of the conflict and detailing political, social, and military aspects, as well as causes and outcomes of each. Though the writing is on the stiff side, the presentation is straightforward and free of bias. The books present examples where the United States showed heroism as well as its mistakes. Vietnam War, for example, discusses how the decision to order air strikes on Laos and Cambodia in order to destroy Vietcong camps led to death in these neutral countries. Occasional ‘Another View’ sidebars encourage empathy and critical thinking, asking readers to consider an issue from different perspectives, such as that of the president or an enemy combatant. VERDICT Useful additions.

Author: Tom Streissguth

Tom Streissguth was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Minnesota. He has worked as a teacher, book editor, and freelance author and has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. In 2014, he founded The Archive, a publishing company that compiles the nonfiction works and journalism of renowned American authors