Raid of No Return

Raid of No Return

A World War II Tale

eBook - 2017
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Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target. After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, Raid of No Return is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781683351429
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Feb 04, 2019


I thought I had heard it all. I thought nearly any military history would be more interesting than Yet Another World War II Story, and most non-military history would be more interesting than military stuff. (My dad's a military historian and I have had plenty of it in my life.)

Instead, I had faith in Nathan Hale and boy howdy, this Hazardous Tale really delivered. In true NHHT style, he tells the story of this one particular mission so well I feel like I knew the pilots involved, YET ALSO pulls out the highest-interest facts (FIGHTER PLANES! *nyooooom*) AND STILL manages to put everything in a broader context. I studied Korea and Japan in college and I learned stuff about Imperial Japan from this book!

How? How does he manage to do it every time? How can he pack so many facts into something so readable that even a college-educated person who knows things about this subject walks away having learned something Really Cool?

I bet it has to be magic. Nathan Hale has graphic novel magic.

That and a room full of Research Babies.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

Raid of No Return is the 7th book in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series and is the story of Doolittle's Raid. While I knew some about Doolittle's Raid before reading this graphic novel, I feel even I know even more after. I actually love this whole series and feel that using the graphic novel format is a fun way to grab kids attention and make them learn a little history in the process. I also really like the Hangman as one of the narrators in the graphic novels and find him hilarious!


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