Books by Ed Butts

BEHIND THE BADGE by Ed Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A broad and engaging if incomplete introduction to law enforcement through the ages. (glossary, timeline, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This sweeping look at the history of law enforcement takes readers from ancient China and the pre-Columbian Americas to the 21st century. Read full book review >
BODYGUARDS! by Ed Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This book includes a lengthy training guide from experienced bodyguards, but it may be the emus that children remember most. (glossary, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
It would be easy to say: "This book includes all the information you need to become a bodyguard." But the real value of the book is that it contains information you don't need at all. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"The bibliography is dominated by Canadian sources, as befitting the book's origin, but there's plenty here to interest American readers. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Awash in mighty squalls, tales of heroism and melodramatic chapter headings like "The Lady Elgin: Death in the Darkness," these marine yarns recount the violent ends of nine of the more than 6,000 ships that have "left the bottoms of Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior…littered with their wreckage and the bones of the people who sailed on them" over the past four centuries. Read full book review >