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Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 J 973.78 D New Juvenile NonFiction Book

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Rifles, cannon fire, cavalry charging in waving sabers; it could be scene on a battlefield in the Civil War. Read this book to learn about the weapons used in the Civil War.

Author Notes

Matt Doeden received a BA in journalism from Mankato State University. After graduating, he worked as a sports writer for the Mankato newspaper, and then as an editor with a small children's publisher called Capstone Press. In 2003, he became a freelance writer and editor. He has written and edited hundreds of books on numerous topics including cars, sports, airplanes, geography, science, and math.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Large type, short sentences, and glossaries make these texts accessible. Brief paragraphs provide descriptions of the use of the weapons, and notes dispersed throughout impart extra facts such as the range of a rifle. The texts are packed with clearly labeled color photos. Civil War is the most successful since it covers a relatively short period. Ancient Times, however, tries to cover the period from prehistory to ancient Rome-far too much time. In the same way, the information in Middle Ages becomes unfocused because there is no one event or period being discussed. Overall, the books are simplistic and will only warrant purchase for their photographs. Michele Byam's Arms and Armor (2004) or Richard Holmes's Battle (2000, both DK) are better bets.-Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

A Nation Dividedp. 4
Rifles, Revolvers, and Bladesp. 8
Small Armsp. 16
The Big Gunsp. 18
Larger Weaponsp. 24
Line of Defensep. 26
Glossaryp. 30
Read Morep. 31
Internet Sitesp. 31
Indexp. 32

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