On Enemy Soil: Journal of James Edmond Pease, a Civil War Union Soldier

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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The Civil War JOURNAL OF JAMES EDMOND PEASE is now in paperback with an exciting repackaging! Ignorant to the bitter realities of military life, 16-year-old James enlists in the Union Army at the dawn of the Civil War. When his lieutenant assigns him to be the company historian of the G Company of the 122nd Regiment, New York Volunteers, he is initially at a loss as to what exactly he is supposed to record. As the days pass, James settles into his role, but he cannot take comfort in it. His country is divided by a bloody war, and his unit struggles through the hardships and turmoil. Through his journal entries, James poignantly captures the terror of battle, the drudgery of day-to-day life in the infantry, the loss of comrades, and the disillusionment of a young soldier.

The Journal of James Edmond Pease, a Civil War Union Soldier

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606265386

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 187

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For use in schools and libraries only. James enlists in the Union Army at the dawn of the Civil War. When he is addigned to be the company historian he is initially at a loss as to what he is supposed to record. As the days pass, James settles into his role, but he cannot take comfort in it. Though his journal entries, James poignantly capture the terror of battle, the drudgery of day-to-day life, the loss of comrades, and the disillusionment of a young soldier.

On Enemy Soil

The Journal of James Edmond Pease : a Civil War Union Soldier

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545398879

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 187

View: 6729

James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Into No Man's Land

The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps

Author: Ellen Emerson White

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606262156

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 203

View: 5114

Confronted with oppressive heat, dense jungles, and an enemy that is everywhere, Patrick Flaherty is overwhelmed by life on the battlefield when he fights in the Vietnam War.

Letters from Hillside Farm

Author: Jerry Apps

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1938486080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Told through the correspondence between the young narrator and his grandmother, Letters from Hillside Farm provides a glimpse of life during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Young George moves from Cleveland, Ohio to a farm in central Wisconsin. He shares his discovery of rural life and the realities of tough times with his Grandmother Strunkmeyer.

We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545540089

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2073

Newbery and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Walter Dean Myers's the WWII JOURNAL OF SCOTT PENDLETON COLLINS is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging! Following in the footsteps of his father and great-grandfather, both war veterans, Scott Pendleton Collins signs up for the army during the height of World War II. He is shipped out to England only to face weeks of boredom. He and his unit want to be out in the fields, doing something to help the Allied forces. Finally, the comrades find themselves on a boat heading to Normandy, France, in the dead of night. But as his boat approaches the beach, Scott suddenly realizes what they are up against, and it is an impossible invasion. Nothing in basic training, nothing he's heard from other soldiers, nothing he has ever experienced prepares Scott for what awaits on Omaha Beach. As D-Day rages around him, Scott is separated from his unit. Lost in the bloody chaos, he must find a way to live through the battle. Revolving around one of the most famous invasions in history, Scott's story is one of bravery and victory, heartache and pain, loss and survival.

The Journal of Ben Uchida

Citizen 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp

Author: Barry Denenberg

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780439445771

Category: Japanese Americans

Page: 157

View: 8304

Twelve-year-old Ben Uchida keeps a journal of his experiences as a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp in Mirror Lake, California, during World War II.

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545370876

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9236

The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback! In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late? With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in his latest groundbreaking novel.

Night Journeys

Author: Avi

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780380732425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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FONT face="Courier New" size=2 The year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame. Peter chafes under his new guardian's strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported to be fleeing through his community. If he catches one, there will be a reward -- and freedom. But capturing the runaways leads to consequences -- and choices -- Peter cannot foresee.

The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins

a World War II soldier

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545050661

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 2533

A fictionalized account of the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France, told through the journal entries of a seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia.

Into No Man’s Land: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty

Author: Ellen Emerson White

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545505364

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9010

The Vietnam War journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging! Determined to do his duty for his country, Patrick Seamus Flaherty joins the Marines right after graduation to fight in the Vietnam War. But Southeast Asia is a far cry from Patrick's hometown of Boston, and as soon as he arrives, he realizes that he's made a terrible mistake.Confronted with oppressive heat, dense jungles, and an enemy that is everywhere, Patrick is overwhelmed by life on the battlefield. With the help of his comrades, Patrick slowly starts to find a way to deal with the harsh realities he faces. But under constant assault by the North Vietnamese, Patrick isn't sure he'll ever make it home again, and as the months drag on, he and his unit question whether they're actually making a difference. Writing in the journal his father gave him before shipping out, Patrick brings Khe Sanh to vivid life through the smells, tastes, sounds, horrors, loneliness, and the friendships that are so much of the chaos called war.

The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878

Author: Robert W. Coakley

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788128189

Category:

Page: 372

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Describes the essential elements of the incidents from the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 to the Reconstruction that followed the Civil War and the ways in which federal military force was applied in each case. Includes: the Fries Rebellion, the Burr Conspiracy, Slave Rebellions, the Nullification Crisis, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Riots, the 3Buckshot War2, the Patriot War, the Dorr Rebellion, the Army as Posse Comitatus, San Francisco Vigilantes, the Utah Expedition, the Civil War, etc. Extensive bibliography. Index. Full-color and b&w photos and maps.

Scholars at War

Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945

Author: Geoffrey G. Gray,Doug Munro,Christine Winter

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921862505

Category: History

Page: 285

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SCHOLARS AT WAR is the first scholarly publication to examine the effect World War II had on the careers of Australasian social scientists. It links a group of scholars through geography, transnational, national and personal scholarly networks, and shared intellectual traditions, explores their use, and contextualizes their experiences and contributions within wider examinations of the role of intellectuals in war. SCHOLARS AT WAR is structured around historical portraits of individual Australasian social scientists. They are not a tight group; rather a cohort of scholars serendipitously involved in and affected by war who share a point of origin. Analyzing practitioners of the social sciences during war brings to the fore specific networks, beliefs and institutions that transcend politically defined spaces. Individual lives help us to make sense of the historical process, helping us illuminate particular events and the larger cultural, social and even political processes of a moment in time.

Arabia and the Arabs

From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam

Author: Robert G. Hoyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134646348

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6745

Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriors Arabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of Islam Using a wide range of sources - inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence - Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south, to the deserts and oases of the north. He then examines the major themes of *the economy *society *religion *art, architecture and artefacts *language and literature *Arabhood and Arabisation The volume is illustrated with more than 50 photographs, drawings and maps.

A True Patriot

The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot

Author: Barry Denenberg

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545398909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9237

William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.

Truce

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545365279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8728

On July 29th 1914, the world’s peace was shattered as the artillery of the Austria-Hungary Empire began shelling the troops of the country to its south. What followed was like a row of falling dominoes as one European country after another rushed into war. Soon most of Europe was fighting in this calamitous war that could have been avoided. This was, of course, the First World War. But who could have guessed that on December 25 the troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their "enemies"?