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Extreme Battlefields : When War Meets the Forces of Nature
39.84 39.84 39.84 USD
The world's strongest armies discover that Nature can be a secret ally or an unbeatable foe. Not even the strongest troops can match the power of nature. In each of the ten stories in this volume, well-armed forces set off to battle human enemies but find themselves fighting the environment instead. Sometimes a leader carefully plans the perfect attack, only to find geography in the way. Other times the climate interferes unexpectedly. In 119 BCE, General Wei Qing used a sand storm as cover and was able to attack the Xiongnu nomads by surprise. Napoleon's plan to quickly subdue the Russians was foiled by the savage "General Winter." A massive network of underground tunnels gave the Viet Cong guerillas an unbeatable advantage over the much stronger American forces. The battle between India and Pakistan over borders has pitted both countries against the inhospitable Siachen Glacier. Nature's obstacles have lead to crushing defeats, inspired accidental victories, and encouraged surprising innovation. ...
Chemical Weapons
20.59 20.59 20.59 USD
Jockey Hollow : Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America's Freedom
27.23 27.23 27.23 USD
"Those who have only been in Valley Forge and Middlebrook during the last two winters, but have not tasted the cruelties of this one, know not what it is to suffer." Major General Johann de Kalb, an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, was describing the winter of 1779-80 at Jockey Hollow, a wilderness near Morristown, New Jersey. The beaten up and worn down Continental soldiers had marched through two feet of snow and record-breaking cold to get to Jockey Hollow. This winter will become the harshest of the century. The men also face chronic supply shortages, desertions, enemy attacks, and even treason by one of their beloved officers. What's more, the soldiers' pay is often delayed. In fact the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Lines hadn't been paid in a year. Freezing, starving, half-naked troops persevere while the war's outcome becomes increasingly more precarious. If they give up now, all hope for their country's independence will be lost. Pushed to the brink of mutiny, how will these neglected men overcome all odds and win America's freedom? This book looks at Jockey Hollow, its impact on the soldiers, and ultimately its impact on the second half of the American Revolution. ...
The Legacy of World War II
49.30 49.30 49.300000000000004 USD
Describes the events after the Second World War, including shifts in politics and culture, the reconstruction of Asia and Europe, civil rights movements, and the Cold War. ...
The Legacy of World War II
19.25 19.25 19.25 USD
Native American Wars on the Western Frontier (1866-1890)
52.79 52.79 52.79 USD
Examines the events that led to wars with Native Americans and the political and military strategies employed by the United States government and Native Americans, and provides information on key people, battles, and events. ...
Remember Pearl Harbor
42.96 42.96 42.96 USD
This landmark volume will provide young readers with valuable insights into both the Japanese and American points of view and demonstrate why people on both sides feel the need to remember Pearl Harbor. Many people today still remember the infamous morning of December 7, 1941. Compelling narrative laced with first-person accounts from both American and Japanese survivors combines with dramatic archival images and a brief overview to paint a vivid portrait of what it was like to have witnessed, participated in, and lived through the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. ...
Der Junge auf der Holzkiste
22.10 22.10 22.1 USD
Ein ergreifender Zeitzeugenbericht eines Holocaust-Überlebenden und ein Vermächtnis für alle Leser von heute. Leon Leyson war Nummer 289 auf Schindlers Liste, die über tausend Juden während des Holocaust das Leben rettete. Er war dreizehn, als er als Arbeiter in Oskar Schindlers Emailwarenfabrik anfing, und weil er so klein für sein Alter war, musste er immer auf eine Holzkiste steigen, um die Maschinen bedienen zu können. In einer klaren und einfachen Sprache erzählt Leon Leyson vom grausamen Lageralltag, der ständigen Todesgefahr, aber auch von seinem persönlichen Helden Oskar Schindler. ...
28 Tage lang
23.38 23.38 23.38 USD
28 Tage ... ... um ein ganzes Leben zu leben, um die wahre Liebe zu finden, um eine Legende zu werden. Warschau 1943: Die sechzehnjährige Mira schmuggelt Lebensmittel, um im Warschauer Ghetto zu überleben. Als sie erfährt, dass die gesamte Ghettobevölkerung umgebracht werden soll, schließt sich Mira dem Widerstand an. Der kann der übermächtigen SS länger trotzen als vermutet. Viel länger. 28 Tage lang. 28 Tage, in denen Mira Momente von Verrat, Leid und Glück erlebt. 28 Tage, in denen sie sich entscheiden muss, wem ihr Herz gehört. 28 Tage, um ein ganzes Leben zu leben. 28 Tage, um eine Legende zu werden. ...
Duke the Duck
26.06 26.06 26.060000000000002 USD
O cazador de estrelas
29.44 29.44 29.44 USD
Bachir vive nun campamento de refuxiados saharauís. Por causa dunha doenza pulmonar ten que permanecer na súa tenda, dende onde escoita con atención os sons que chegan ata el. A través do oído tenta imaxinar o que acontece ao seu redor. Unha noite coñece a Jamida, un vello sorprendente, mestura de sabio e de guerreiro, con quen fala da historia do seu pobo e dos nomes das estrelas. Ese encontro vaille permitir albiscar un mundo alén dos límites da súa jaima. ...
Els Ultims Dies Del Falco (premi Gran Angular 2021)
27.90 27.90 27.900000000000002 USD
City of Thieves
24.44 24.44 24.44 USD
Die Geschichte von Bodri
28.73 28.73 28.73 USD
Life of a Military Child : Deployment
43.18 43.18 43.18 USD
Weapons of the American Revolution
42.35 42.35 42.35 USD
In this title, readers will examine the weapons--large and small--used by both the Continental and British armies. The three types of cannon--guns, mortars, and howitzers--are covered, as are smaller guns such as land pattern muskets, rifles and pistols. Swords, bayonets, and knives are also examined. Continental and British naval warships are introduced. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. ...
Leaders & Generals of the American Revolution
42.35 42.35 42.35 USD
In this title, readers will examine the pivotal commanders of the American Revolution. Engaging text introduces readers to the lives of important leaders including George Washington, King George III, Samuel Adams, Lord Frederick North, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Horatio Gates, Nathanael Greene, Baron Friedrich Von Steuben, and Patrick Henry. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. ...
Roly-Poly Prole
29.99 29.99 29.990000000000002 USD
War and Conflict
19.02 19.02 19.02 USD
Mittendrin
24.40 24.40 24.400000000000002 USD
El Soldadito
27.60 27.60 27.6 USD
El soldadito pensaba. Un solo pensamiento, grande como su cabeza: la guerra. Siempre lo pensaba: en primavera, de noche, en abril, en navidad, a mediodía, los martes. No había otros pensamientos en esa cabeza, que ya estaba bastante llena de por sí." Un libro que encuentra la poesía en las palabras y las acuarelas. Una historia dedicada a todos los soldaditos del día a día que no se contentan con marchar con la cabeza baja, sino que van por la vida buscando la paz, no la guerra. The small soldier had but one thought: war. It was all he thought of during spring, night, April, Christmas, midday, even Tuesdays. There were no other thoughts running through his mind. This book is comprised of poems and watercolor illustrations, and it is dedicated to all those soldiers that refuse to look down. It's for people that seek peace, and not war. ...
Las piernas de amaidu / The legs of Amaidu
21.48 21.48 21.48 USD
Un trabajo escolar aparentemente rutinario pondrá en contacto a Miguel y a Carlos, protagonistas de la obra, con un mundo desconocido para ellos. El tema elegido para su tarea será obtener información sobre una fotografía aparecida en prensa. La imagen en cuestión es la de un niño al que le faltan las piernas a causa de la explosión de una mina antipersona. Al entrar en contacto con el reportero gráfico que realizó la impresionante foto de Amaidú, los chicos verán el asunto de otro modo y comprenderán que las verdades nunca son absolutas. ...
Eine wundersame Rettung
22.90 22.90 22.900000000000002 USD
Tamar ist drei Jahre alt, als die Deutsche Wehrmacht im Juni 1941 in Litauen einmarschiert und ihre Heimatstadt Wilna (heute Vilnius) besetzt. Wenige Monate später errichten die Deutschen einen abgeriegelten, bewachten Ghettobezirk, in dem alle Juden leben müssen. Nach der Deportation des Vaters in ein Arbeitslager nach Estland folgen ihm Mutter und Tochter. Auf dem anschließenden Transport gelingt es Jetta Schapiro-Rosenzweig nach mehreren vergeblichen Versuchen mit ihrem Kind auf wundersame Weise aus einem Lager zu fliehen und sich anschließend unter falscher Identität in den Wirren des Krieges durchzuschlagen. Allen Bedrohungen und Verfolgungen begegnet sie mit unerschütterlichem Überlebenswillen und dem einzigen Ziel, ihre kleine Tochter Tamar zu retten. Inszenierte Lesung mit Geräuschen und jiddischer Musik gespielt von Roswitha Dasch und dem Finkelstein Trio ...
See You Later Uncle Tony
30.16 30.16 30.16 USD
Birdie's Bargain
47.30 47.30 47.300000000000004 USD
In a poignant and unflinching new realistic novel from the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia, a ten-year-old girl makes a deal with God for her father's safe return from the Iraq War. Birdie has questions for God. For starters, why couldn't God roll history back to September 10, 2001, and fix things--so the next day was an ordinary sunny day and not the devastating lead-in to two wars? Daddy has already been to Iraq twice. Now he's going again, and Birdie is sure he'll die. At the very least, she won't see him again for a year, and everything will not be OK. (Why do grown-ups lie?) To save money, she, Mom, and baby Billy have moved to Gran's, where shy Birdie must attend a new school, and no one but bossy Alicia Marie Suggs welcomes her. Doesn't God remember how hard it was for Birdie to make friends at Bible Camp? Counselor Ron taught about Judgment there--and the right way to believe. Has Birdie been praying wrong? Why else would God break their bargain? Readers of all faiths and backgrounds, especially children of military families, will identify with and root for the unforgettable Birdie, given inimitable voice by a master storyteller. ...
Hidden Soldiers and Spies
14.38 14.38 14.38 USD
Book Features: - Ages 9-15, Grades 4-9 - 32 pages, 7 inches x 9 inches - Simple, easy-to-read pages with full-color pictures - Includes post-reading questions and activities - Reading/teaching tips and glossary included Beyond the Battlefield: In Beyond the Battlefield: Hidden Soldiers and Spies, 4th--9th graders go beyond the traditional battlefield to uncover the amazing tales of courageous heroes, soldiers, and secret spies. Tales of Heroes: War heroes aren't just on the battlefield--many work in secret, too. Young readers learn about the fascinating people in history who risked their lives in secret, danger, and on the home front to support their countries and citizens. Build Reading Skills: This engaging 32-page children's book will help your child improve comprehension and build confidence with guided post-reading questions and fun activities. Leveled Books: Part of the Beyond the Battlefield series, the grade- level text and full-color pictures make this children's book an engaging story with fun and interesting facts about spies, soldiers, and other war heroes. Why Rourke Educational Media: Since 1980, Rourke Publishing Company has specialized in publishing engaging and diverse non-fiction and fiction books for children in a wide range of subjects that support reading success on a level that has no limits. ...
Zara y el librero de Bagdad
28.45 28.45 28.45 USD
Max y Zara provienen de guerras distintas, acaecidas en tiempos diferentes, pero son igualmente víctimas de la violencia y el dolor. Un escritor se cruza en su camino y, sin proponérselo, se embarca en una emocionante historia que engloba casi todo el siglo veinte y recorre de punta a punta el planeta. ¿Podrán subsanarse los errores del pasado sin volver a caer en ellos? Una novela que alerta sobre los efectos del fanatismo pero, al mismo tiempo, deja entrever un atisbo de esperanza. ...
The War Years
97.67 97.67 97.67 USD
The War Years was a defining era that shaped America--and the world. Readers will turn back the clock to history's turning points during that era and will take a closer look at the major challenges and hurdles the United States faced. Readers will review how World War II influenced the American culture from the fashion to the policies to the entertainment. The series includes educational sidebars and backmatter that align with the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Books also include a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and timeline. ...
Back Home
33.92 33.92 33.92 USD
The sequel to Secondhand Summer continues Sam Barger's story with the homecoming of his older brother, now wounded from war, and the struggle for the two to understand and find each other again. "Walker expertly explores how families live in the world at large, and how the ties that bind can be sorely tested by events far from home [. . .] Walker is one of those young adult novel authors writing for adults as well as kids. Intended or not, Back Home is a commentary on our times as well. It's a reminder that battle fatigue comes from more than just warfare. It comes from living in a society at odds with itself." --Anchorage Daily News "Back Home will appeal to young adult readers, those interested in an Alaskan setting, and fans of bildungsroman stories. Recommended." --Historical Novel Society "His big brother's return from Vietnam with wounds both physical and psychological shakes up a 16-year-old Alaskan's familiar world of girls, guns, and clueless grown-ups. . . occasionally powerful mix of family drama, late-'60s culture clashes, and wilderness adventure." --Kirkus Reviews It's 1968, and like any other junior in high school, Sam Barger's just trying to get by in classes and find a part-time job at the local pizza parlor, maybe chat up the pretty girl who also works there. But when his Marine Corps brother Joe comes back from the Vietnam War, life at home changes. By day Joe struggles with alcoholism and by night he battles night terrors. Sam just wants normalcy again but doesn't know how to close the rift between the brothers, especially once he questions their country's involvement overseas. Set in Southcentral Alaska in the 1960s, Back Home is a heartfelt story about the brothers and their struggles to come and understand each other. The book reveals the lasting effects of war on young people and draws parallels between a pivotal moment in history then to the contemporary wars and struggles today. ...
Kasi Kauz und der Radau am Biberbau (Kasi Kauz 2)
23.81 23.81 23.81 USD
Eine poetische Geschichte für Jungen und Mädchen Eine poetische und kindgerechte Geschichte über den Umgang mit Angst, zum Vorlesen ab 5 Jahren. Dieses Kinderbuch von Schauspieler und Autor Oliver Wnuk ist ein Plädoyer für Mut und Neugier. Und für die Offenheit, auf andere zuzugehen.   Kasi Kauz und der Radau am BiberbauEin Sommertag im Wald. Die Vögel zwitschern, die Sonne scheint. Doch woher kommt dieser Radau? Es sind Schlotter-Otter und Piesel-Wiesel. Auf dem alten Biberdamm kommen sie sich entgegen. Jeder steht dem anderen im Weg. Und keiner will zur Seite gehen. Wenn Piesel-Wiesel sich aufregt, muss es ganz schnell pieseln. Wenn Schlotter-Otter sich fürchtet, fängt er an zu schlottern. Es kommt, wie es kommen muss: Der Damm stürzt ein ... Kasi Kauz geht mit seiner Neugier, seiner Offenheit und den richtigen Fragen auf die beiden zu und setzt etwas in ihnen frei, was sie sich selbst nicht zugetraut hätten.   Über das Buch „Kasi Kauz und der Radau am Biberbau“ ist der zweite Band einer neuen Kinderbuchreihe von Schauspieler und Autor Oliver Wnuk. Kasi Kauz interessiert sich für die Tiere in seiner Umgebung und hilft ihnen in schwierigen Situationen. Er geht mit Neugier und den passenden Fragen allen Problemen auf den Grund. Er steht für sich und seine Werte ein und glaubt an das Gute, genauso wie an jedes Tier im Wald.  Das perfekte Geschenk: Für Mädchen und Jungen ab 7 Jahren zum Selberlesen und zum Vorlesen ab 5 JahrenZeitlose Geschichte: Ein Kinderbuch über den Umgang mit Angst, kindgerecht erzählt Liebevoll illustriert: Mit vielen bunten Bildern von Matthias DerenbachExtra-Motivation: Zu diesem Buch gibt es ein Quiz bei Antolin  Alle Bände dieser Reihe Band 1:  Kasi Kauz und die komische Krähe (9783845841687)  Band 2:  Kasi Kauz und der Radau am Biberbau (9783845841694) ...
US Navy Equipment and Vehicles
42.02 42.02 42.02 USD
Dolley Madison, the White House, and the Big Tornado
21.64 21.64 21.64 USD
Many people know the story of Dolley Madison, one of the first First Ladies to live in the White House, and how she saved the famous painting of George Washington as the British attacked and burned Washington, D. C. But few know what happened next. With the U.S. soldiers in retreat and Dolley fleeing, what drove the British soldiers out of the city they were intent on destroying? Was it really a tornado? Or was it something else? Grades 4-8. ...
Dolley Madison, the White House, and the Big Tornado
41.52 41.52 41.52 USD
Many people know the story of Dolley Madison, one of the first First Ladies to live in the White House, and how she saved the famous painting of George Washington as the British attacked and burned Washington, D. C. But few know what happened next. With the U.S. soldiers in retreat and Dolley fleeing, what drove the British soldiers out of the city they were intent on destroying? Was it really a tornado? Or was it something else? Grade Level 4-8 ...
Echte Waffen
17.32 17.32 17.32 USD
Jon ist, wie viele Jungs in seinem Alter, fasziniert von Waffen: sowohl von Spielzeugwaffen als auch von echten Waffen. Eines Nachts hort er zufallig, wie sein Vater und seine Mutter uber eine Waffe reden, die im Haus versteckt ist. Am nachsten Tag beginnt er sie zu suchen. Tatsachlich findet er die schwere Kiste unter dem Bett seiner Eltern, und da ist sie - eine echte Waffe! Er fuhlt das kalte schwere Metall in seinen Handen...Was als nachstes passiert, verandert das Leben von Jon und seinen Eltern fur immer. ...
World War Ii: War in the Air
42.94 42.94 42.94 USD
World War II continues to be one of the most significant conflicts in history. In this title, readers will examine the air power strategy used to do battle in the sky. Engaging text introduces readers to the concept of war in the air and strategic bombing. Chapters also cover the air power employed by American, British, German, and Japanese forces. Additionally, readers will explore the role of paratroopers, aircraft carriers, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Memphis Belle as well as the significance of the Battle of Britain and the Doolittle Raid. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. ...
World War Ii: Leaders and Generals
42.94 42.94 42.94 USD
World War II continues to be one of the most significant conflicts in history. In this title, readers will examine the pivotal leaders of the war both on the homefront and the battlefield. Engaging text introduces readers to the infamous figures of Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Benito Mussolini as well as important Japanese and Chinese leaders. Chapters also introduce the Axis and Ally Powers and detail the contributions of generals from the major nations involved in the war. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. ...
Tulpanpojken ; Spionen i äppelträdet
11.89 11.89 11.89 USD
Ás de bolboreta
28.31 28.31 28.310000000000002 USD
Na 'Luzada', a cafetaría de Patricia, conflúen cada mañá os camiños que transitan os personaxes d' As de bolboreta, a novela de Rosa Aneiros gañadora do Premio Fundación Caixa Galicia de literatura xuvenil 2009. O de Manuel, un neno de orixe africana, a quen lle morreu a súa nai adoptiva, que comparte varias horas do día co seu avó. O de Lola e Eusebio, un matrimonio de persoas maiores que viven soas e deben enfrontar as difíciles decisións que esixen a vellez e a aparición da enfermidade. O de Iqbal, un mozo de pais paquistanís que decidiu marchar de Londres tras os atentados terroristas no metro de 2005. O de Aysel, unha kurda que manifesta a impotencia que sente pola indiferenza con que a comunidade internacional acolle a represión exercida contra o seu pobo por parte do goberno turco. O dos alpinistas do monte Gurugú, dous mozos nixerianos que tentan atravesar o valado da fronteira de Melilla para poder reunirse coa súa tía, que agarda todos os días no bar unha chamada que confirme a chegada dos seus sobriños a Galicia. E tamén o de Paco e Adolfo, dous homes covardes que non aprenderon a considerar as súas mulleres como compañeiras de viaxe, e o da señora Filomena, e o de Ana, e o de Fiñoà O xurado do Premio Fundación Caixa Galicia 2009, que outorgou por unanimidade o galardón a esta novela de Rosa Aneiros, sinalou que 'As de bolboreta presenta unha estrutura non xerarquizada, dividada en breves capítulos onde calquera parte está conectada con todas as demais, un puzzle de pezas engarzado do mesmo xeito que se engarzan as vidas dos personaxes da novela'; salientando, ademais, que 'mediante a conexión do cotián con outras historias que poden semellar máis afastadas conséguese unha intensidade narrativa reforzada polo acertado emprego dos rexistros que se van adecuando aos distintos personaxes que conforman a novela'. Para concluír que 'As de bolboreta é un relato triste e esperanzador ao mesmo tempo, fondamente humano, solidario e internacionalista.ö ...
In Memoriam
25.96 25.96 25.96 USD
Irman Do Vento
26.68 26.68 26.68 USD
Son koblai, da tribo de Zalb. Son iraquí e musulmán. Son árabe. Son Khaled ben Sayiam, cidadán do mundo. " ' Irmán do vento, a novela de M. Lourenzo González, gañadora do Premio Merlín 2003, é a historia de Khaled, un rapaz dunha apartada aldea do Iraq que, coma outro rapaz calquera, ten unha familia, ten amigos, unha casa, unha vida, ten un amor, ten proxectos. Ata que, de repente, a guerra. Irmán do vento é a crónica da destrución inexorábel de todo canto Khaled é e de canto soña ser. Irmán do vento é tamén a narración emocionante da loita contra ese destino imposto e pola recuperación da dignidade e da esperanza. 'Irmán do vento' é, pois, unha novela de aventuras, na que empregando dous narradores, un que introduce a acción e outro que é o protagonista, conta o que lle acontece a Khaled, un rapaz iraquí no medio da recente guerra. A acción transcorre, pois, en dous tempos; no primeiro un dos narradores dá conta de como o protagonista da historia entra na súa vida, e tempo despois se reencontra con el, para darlle a súa voz e relatar as condicións de vida do seu pobo en tempos de guerra. A novela reflicte cómo a infancia, o. sector máis inocente da sociedade, vive un conflicto bélico e sofre as súas consecuencias máis duras, sen ser consciente das causas nin das circunstancias nas que se desenvolve. ...
Landet Bomb, landet Gräs
22.38 22.38 22.38 USD
Barnen från Landet Bomb hade varit helt nöjda i sin värld, bara de inte varje natt hade plågats av drömmar om en annan värld, Landet Gräs. De bestämmer sig för att finna detta land, jämna det med marken med sina stridsvagnar och slänga ut landets barn som leker och springer efter fjärilar. Men deras resa vänder upp och ner på deras värld... Vi lever i en värld av krig och konflikter, barnen gör det som förväntas av dem. Denna bok visar vad kriget gör mot barnen ur ett annorlunda och tankeväckande perspektiv. ...
Red Ball Express : Greatness Under Fire
23.93 23.93 23.93 USD
The United States Marine Corps
38.89 38.89 38.89 USD
X-Book Fighters: Vikings
17.08 17.08 17.080000000000002 USD
Age range 9+ This dynamic title takes readers on a thrilling adventure as they explore the lives, weapons and battle tactics of history's most legendary Vikings. Captivating images and an engaging use of graphics entice readers into the text as they learn about these Scandinavian warriors. Children across a broad age range will enjoy the Top 5 feature and the story each entry contains. ...