|Green Berets (X-Books. Special Forces)|
Author: Gish, Melissa
A countdown of five of the most fascinating Green Beret achievements provides thrills as readers learn about the training, skills, and gear utilized by this elite special operations force.
School Library Journal (04/01/22)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 3–5—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; however, the texts are unfortunately dense and dry. These books will appeal to those with an intense interest in military operations, but browsers are unlikely to select. They are fine for reports. VERDICT Though the topics will appeal to some, these unexciting reads are at best an alternative purchase for libraries with a great demand for this information. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.