"Even in this abridged version, the tallies of names and unit numbers may hang heavy over young readers' heads, but it will serve equally well as an update for older histories, and a gateway to the many adult-level titles on the topic. (bibliography, b&w photo section) (Nonfiction. 13-15)"
Paring away the footnotes, considerable background detail, and many individual anecdotes, Bolden cuts Buckley's monumental, same-titled history (2001) by about half.
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