A countdown of five of the most fascinating AFSOC achievements provides thrills as readers learn about the training, skills, and gear utilized by this elite special operations force.
Part of the X-Books: Special Forces series
X-Books are for kids who love facts—especially in bite-sized portions and about fascinating, true subjects. As plentiful images and graphical representations stimulate visual perception, readers will be drawn into learning how to use informational texts. Each title is framed by a signature Top 5 countdown feature that not only serves as an example of sequential order but also narrates a brief story within the main topic: in X-Books: Special Forces, these sidebars summarize the achievements of notable figures from some of the most fascinating special forces units in history. Count down the world’s most extreme special forces, and launch a lifetime of reading without limits!
Readers are introduced to the various elite forces in the United States military in these ten titles. Facts provided include the specific duties of each group: for instance, Air Force Special Opps Command conducts secret rescue missions, the Special Operations Aviation Regminent—nicknamed the Night Stalkers—rescue hostages with helicopters, and Navy SEALS conduct maritime operations where diving is involved. The origin of each unit is included; two examples are that the Army Rangers descend from the Rogers Rangers of the French and Indian War, and Marine Force Recon was established in 1957. Where each force is headquartered and a brief overview of personnel and operations are also featured, as are colorful photographs to complement the narratives. The information related is good and comprehensive enough for the targeted reading levels ... These books will appeal to those with an intense interest in military operations ...
–School Library Journal, 04/01/2022