X-Books: Special Forces: Army Rangers
X-Books: Special Forces: Army Rangers
X-Books: Special Forces: Army Rangers

X-Books: Special Forces: Army Rangers

Ashley Gish (Author)

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A countdown of five of the most fascinating Army Ranger 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

 

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"Army Rangers are an elite special operations force of the U.S. Army. They are usually involved in short missions that may include close combat in enemy territory. Rangers are trained on small-unit tactics, mobility, marksmanship, medical training, and physical training. Readers will learn terms, ranks, definitions, and basic facts about Rangers. Subject matter includes the Top Five Extreme Ranger Achievements, info about the first women to graduate Ranger school in 2015, Rangers' involvement at the Normandy invasion of WWII, a reliable canine Ranger that was killed by enemy fire in 2018, Merrill’s Marauders earning bronze stars in WWII, and Rangers destroying enemy weapons at Pointe du Hoc, also in WWII. While the text and images are highly informative and engaging, photos include a downed operative, explosives, strong emotion, and smoking. Prior to obtaining this resource, a review of school policy on educational resources containing weapon information is advised. The duties and roles of Army Rangers are undoubtedly honorable and highly respected, but an adult should review content to determine if this title is appropriate for their students, especially in a school setting. Title is part of the "X-Books" series, specifically the "Special Forces X-Books" series." Children's Literature, January 2022

Reviews

Army Rangers are an elite special operations force of the U.S. Army. They are usually involved in short missions that may include close combat in enemy territory. Rangers are trained on small-unit tactics, mobility, marksmanship, medical training, and physical training. Readers will learn terms, ranks, definitions, and basic facts about Rangers. Subject matter includes the Top Five Extreme Ranger Achievements, info about the first women to graduate Ranger school in 2015, Rangers' involvement at the Normandy invasion of WWII, a reliable canine Ranger that was killed by enemy fire in 2018, Merrill’s Marauders earning bronze stars in WWII, and Rangers destroying enemy weapons at Pointe du Hoc, also in WWII. While the text and images are highly informative and engaging, photos include a downed operative, explosives, strong emotion, and smoking. Prior to obtaining this resource, a review of school policy on educational resources containing weapon information is advised. The duties and roles of Army Rangers are undoubtedly honorable and highly respected, but an adult should review content to determine if this title is appropriate for their students, especially in a school setting. Title is part of the "X-Books" series, specifically the "Special Forces X-Books" series.

–Stephanie Mitchell, Children's Literature, 01/01/2022

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

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