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.

The Journal of James Edmond Pease

A Civil War Union Soldier

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439445603

Category: Diaries

Page: 173

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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.

Letters from Hillside Farm

Author: Jerry Apps

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1938486080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4560

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.

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: 9207

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.

The Journal of Augustus Pelletier

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590684897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 171

View: 4384

A fictional journal kept by twelve-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.

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: 2087

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: 6806

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.

Five 4ths of July

Author: Pat Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692385562

Category:

Page: 218

View: 2025

The American Revolution is underway, and fiery Jake Mallery wants freedom from tyranny - the tyranny of his strict father, that is. Jake doesn't care about fighting for liberty. To him, the pursuit of happiness is sailing the high seas, seeking adventure on a privateer. But his father insists that Jake remain at home on the Connecticut coast, tending the family's ferry and joining the local militia in case the town is attacked. Which, Jake knows, will never happen. He's destined to a life of boring chores, militia drills, and verbal sparring with Hannah, the insufferable indentured servant of his best friend Tim's family. But on July 4, 1779, Jake's world is turned upside down. The British are coming, and they mean to suppress the Patriot rebellion by any means necessary. The brutal Battle of New Haven sets off a series of horrific events that will shatter Jake's life. And only when he has lost his own freedom does he begin to understand what's at stake in this war.

The Storm Before Atlanta

Author: Karen Schwabach

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375858679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 307

View: 6818

In 1863 northwestern Georgia, an unlikely alliance forms between ten-year-old New York drummer boy Jeremy, fourteen-year-old Confederate Charlie, and runaway slave Dulcie as they learn truths about the Civil War, slavery, and freedom.

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684868733

Category: Fiction

Page: 573

View: 9697

The nation's most celebrated literary critic introduces children to the exciting world of literature through this collection of great stories by Hans Christian Andersen, William Blake, O. Henry, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and others. 100,000 first printing.

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545370876

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6809

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.

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: 5668

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.

Night Journeys

Author: Avi

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606179782

Category: Indentured servants

Page: N.A

View: 3001

In the spring of 1768, twelve-year-old Peter, living with his Quaker guardian near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border, joins in the search for two runaway indentured servants.

Truce

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545365279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8348

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"?

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: 7072

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.

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: 9699

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.

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: 5253

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.