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By Philip Caputo. 2005
Overview of the Vietnam conflict by the Pulitzer Prize-winning former soldier. Presents background information on communism and United States' involvement… in Vietnam. Discusses the war's chief participants and key battles and chronicles the changing political and social climate of 1960s and 1970s America. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2005.
By Barbara Hehner. 2004
Wally Flood, a Canadian miner turned pilot during World War II, was shot down and put in a prisoner-of-war camp.… Determined to escape, he eventually joined a group that began organizing the largest breakout ever, now called The Great Escape - over 600 men, tunnelling their way out. They took turns digging, inventing tools, forging documents, and hiding the tons of sand they dug from the tunnels, while facing the constant threat of discovery, with key help from Wally, known as the Tunnel King. Grades 5-8. 2004.
By Maxwell Newhouse. 2004
The thundering hooves, the skilled riders, and the dazzling pageantry of the Musical Ride have thrilled audiences young and old… since it was first performed in 1887. The author tells the history of the Ride and the story of the spectacular black horses, their arduous training and sparkling equipment, and their Mountie riders in bright scarlet. Grades 4-7. 2004.
By Cheryl Mullenbach. 2016
They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over… 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers—often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality—while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context and shows how many women in law enforcement are working to challenge and improve their field. This rich, authoritative history is packed with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars on related topics and includes photos, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations interested teens can explore to learn more about the world of law enforcement, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring sleuths, officers, agents, crime scene investigators, and more.