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Macmillan Childrens Group Complete List Winter 2019

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Medal of Honor 1
Jack Montgomery
World War II: Gallantry at Anzio
By (author): Michael P. Spradlin
9781250157072 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 11 JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General Jan 15, 2019 Print Run: 40000
$8.99 CAD
Active 5.47 x 8.28 x 0.31 in 112 pages Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Jack C. Montgomery was a Cherokee from Oklahoma, and a first lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds. On February 22, 1944, near Padiglione, Italy, Montgomery's rifle platoon was under fire by three echelons of enemy forces when he single-handedly attacked all three positions, neutralizing the German machine-gunners and taking numerous prisoners in the process. Montgomery's actions demoralized the enemy and saved the lives of many American soldiers.

The Medal of Honor series profiles the courage and accomplishments of recipients of the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration, awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary acts of valor.

Michael P. Spradlin is theNew York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–nominated author of more than a dozen books for children, including the Western Heritage Award–winningOff Like the Wind: The Story of the Pony Express. Spradlin grew up in Homer, Michigan, and attended Central Michigan University where he graduated with a BS degree in history in 1982. He currently resides in Lapeer, Michigan, with his wife, daughter, and two schnoodles, Apollo and Willow.

“It is hopeful that his book will inspire young readers to learn more about America’s many silent heroes. . . making this what is a starting point for enjoying history by young readers.” —New York Review of Books

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