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Title:
Air Force Special Operations Command

U.S. Special Forces

US Special Forces.
Title:
Air Force Special Operations Command
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publisher Info:
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education, 2015.
Physical Description:
[48] pages ; 26 cm.
Series:
U.S. Special Forces

US Special Forces.
Contents:
Little-known yet much-appreciated -- Training to be the top -- Gear for getting the job done -- Memorable missions -- Glossary.
Abstract:
"A chronological account of the American special forces unit known as Air Force Special Ops, including key details about important figures, landmark missions, and controversies"--

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"A chronological account of the American special forces unit known as Air Force Special Ops, including key details about important figures, landmark missions, and controversies"--


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-Shedding light on lesser-known U.S. military teams, this series is packed with information. Each book begins with an engaging introductory narrative that puts readers right inside the action with these special forces, followed by a history of the elite team. Whiting describes in detail the training process for the men and women who apply for these jobs, which require both immense physical skill and strength, as well as mental grit and intelligence. The design is clean, though the typeface is quite small, with great use of photographs to highlight the text. This series will be invaluable for students researching or writing about the military. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

From the U.S. Special Forces series, these eye-catching titles provide a closer look at elite forces in action. Each volume opens with a brief, exciting scene featuring the force, then backtracks to consider its purpose, history, training, and gear. When appropriate, the force's portrayal in the media, particularly in movies, is also discussed. The last chapter in each book describes one or more notable missions. Heavy, glossy paper allows for excellent reproduction of the numerous photos. These pictures will attract younger kids as well, though some will find the text challenging because of the small print, vocabulary, acronyms, and the occasional circumlocution. Air Force Special Operations Command spotlights a service that traditionally leads, transports, and supports other units carrying out missions. This attractive series will interest military-minded readers and browsers.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2015 Booklist