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The Resource Weapons, by Jim Ollhoff

Weapons, by Jim Ollhoff

Label
Weapons
Title
Weapons
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Ollhoff
Title variation
Weapons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the types of weapons used in the Civil War and instances in which they were employed, including firearms, bombs, land mines, torpedoes, and submarines
Member of
Review
(The following is a combined review for The Civil War: Early Battles; The Civil War: Leaders and Generals; The Civil War: Slavery; The Civil War: The Final Years; The Civil War: Turning Points; The Civil War: Weapons; and ) Gr 4 – 6 — These broad introductions are divided into two- to four-page chapters that summarize standard topics such as slavery and sectionalism, causes of the war, military strategies, important battles and turning points, and weapons and technology. Most also include brief profiles of Union and Confederate military and civilian leaders. Ollhoff writes clearly and objectively, but the books average only about 20 pages of text, and the large font allows for only a few paragraphs per page, factors that limit content. The strongest aspect of the series is the outstanding illustrative material, which uses a combination of large, often full-page reproductions of period illustrations and photographs, modern photos of locations, artifacts and living history reenactments, and colorful battle maps, all captioned. None of the books has source notes, and the only suggestion for further information is a note on the verso of the title page that directs readers to online resources at ABDO's Book Links website. These books are attractive but short on background and context, making their usefulness for reports limited. They join a field crowded with recently published Civil War series and they lack the detail and analysis found in Compass Point's "The Civil War" (2010), making them supplemental purchases.—Mary Mueller, formerly at Rolla Junior High School, MO --Mary Mueller (Reviewed June 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 58, issue 6, p142)
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10132406
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Ollhoff, Jim
Dewey number
973.7/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
960L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
E491
LC item number
.O45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Civil War
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Military weapons
  • Military weapons
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
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weapons
Label
Weapons, by Jim Ollhoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Weapons of the Civil War -- Swords and blades -- Firearms -- Loading and firing rifles -- Deadly tactics -- Bombs, land mines, and torpedoes -- Repeating rifles and the Gatling gun -- Artillery -- Ironclad ships -- Submarines -- Other new technology
Control code
877973
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781617832789
Lccn
2011039981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781617832789
Label
Weapons, by Jim Ollhoff
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Weapons of the Civil War -- Swords and blades -- Firearms -- Loading and firing rifles -- Deadly tactics -- Bombs, land mines, and torpedoes -- Repeating rifles and the Gatling gun -- Artillery -- Ironclad ships -- Submarines -- Other new technology
Control code
877973
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781617832789
Lccn
2011039981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781617832789

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