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Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: Today's U.S. Marines by Emma Carlson Berne

Today's U.S. Marines by Emma Carlson Berne. An U.S. Armed Forces Book.

Today's U.S. Marines by Emma Carlson Berne

Compass Point Books
Publication Date: January 2013
List Price: $28.65
ISBN-13: 9780756546212

Review: Would you be willing to be subject to risk every day of your life? This is the commitment of a Marine. In Today's U.S. Marines, Emma Carlson Berne provides a thorough account of the life of a Marine that can instruct anyone, especially those who wish to be recruited by the Corps.

When I read this book's facts, my questions about he Marines were answered. It also explains what one does when they want to be recruited, the tests they must take, and what life is like as a Marine. The author goes on to include stories of Marines in combat. There are detailed explanations of the weaponry and equipment Marines use. This shows how sophisticated being a Marine is.

I believe Today's U.S. Marines is a good, informative book for several reasons. First, this book includes many interesting facts. For example, one page describes how the Marines were formed. Also, this details how Marines are elite, and tough, describing how Marines do incredible tasks like standing up to bombs without backing down, and finishing their objective no matter what they face. I was interested to read about the many weapons that Marines are trained to operate. This shows that Marines aren't superhuman, and anyone can be trained to become a Marine. Because there are Marines coming back from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is wise move to teach kids about the Armed Forces, and this book is jam-packed with interesting and surprising facts. All in all, this is a helpful book with a glossary and extra pages of additional sources so kids from 3rd grade and up will find this interesting and exciting as they explore Today's U.S. Marines.

Watch a book trailer created by the student reviewer, below:

Review written by Ian (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Media Masters Publicity for providing a copy of Today's U.S. Marines for this review.

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