Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the finest historians of our time, has written an unprecedented chronicle of U.S. involvement in World War II, geared toward young readers. Drawing from his best-selling books D-Day and Citizen Soldier, Ambrose captures the war's multitude of events in a running, cumulative narrative that will enlighten, and appeal to, young readers. From Japanese warplanes soaring over Pearl Harbor dropping devastation from the sky, the the Battle of the Buldge during the coldest winter in Europe's modern history, to the against-all-odds Allied victory at Midway, to the tormenting decision to bomb Nagasaki and Hiroshima with atomic weapons, The Good Fight brings the most horrific, and most heroic, war in history to a new generation in a way that's never been done before.
Each spread in The Good Fight highlights a specific conflict with spectacular color and black-and-white photographs. Ambrose's narrative is further highlighted with factual side-bars, maps, a glossary, a bilbliography, an index, and a listing of related Web sites. Spreads are also devoted to the Holocaust, D-Day, and the conditions in Asia and Europe that provoked the war. Stephen E. Ambrose's singular ability to take complex and multifaceted information and get right to its essence makes this book not only a teacher's dream, but a mesmerizing read. This is the book for World War II for kids.