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Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II (Adapted for Young Adults)



by
Adam Makos

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Delacorte
ISBN
9780593303467
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Violence: Graphic Descriptions
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Adapted for young adults from the New York Times bestseller, a riveting and true WWII story of a young man--an American tank gunner--who meets his destiny in an iconic armor duel and forges an enduring bond with his enemy.

Shut the hatches. It's time to roll out. You'll find yourself behind enemy lines with Clarence Smoyer and the 3rd Armored Division, the workhorse unit known as "Spearhead," the best in the tank armor ranks.

You'll feel as if you are right beside Clarence and his fellow crew members--all formerly strangers from across America who have now become family to each other. You will be jarred by enemy fire, and then explore the other side, stepping into the boots of German tanker soldier, Gustav Schaefer and his crew. You'll witness the heartbreaking tragedy, when an innocent young woman is caught in the crossfire. You'll see what happens when all of these lives collide, and realize how the aftershock still affects the survivors more than a half a century later. A riveting and true account of the perils of war as well as the prospect of forgiveness.

Map. Sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Violence: Graphic Descriptions

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

HL800L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Clarence Smoyer (1923– ). US Army, 32nd Armored Regiment. Spearhead (3rd Armored Division). US Army officers. Biography. Tank crews. World War II (1939–1945). Western Front campaign. Cologne, Germany. Tank warfare. M26 (tank). Panther (tank). Regimental histories. Twentieth-century history.

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Grades 9 & Up
Nonfiction High Plus
For Grades 9 & Up

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14 books per Year
$302.40 per Year
Interests
Diversity,Mature Readers,Nonfiction,Biographies,History
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