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Big Week


Title : Big Week
Author : Bill Yenne
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 1101618965
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In just six days, the United States Strategic Air Forces changed the course of military offense in World War II. During those six days, they launched the largest bombing campaign of the war, dropping roughly ten thousand tons of bombs in a rain of destruction that would take the skies back from the Nazis . . . The Allies knew that if they were to invade Hitler’s Fortress Europe, they would have to wrest air superiority from the mighty Luftwaffe. The plan of the Unites States Strategic Air Forces was extremely risky. During the week of February 20, 1944—and joined by the RAF Bomber Command—the USAAF Eighth and Fifteenth Air Force bombers took on this vital mission. They ran the gauntlet of the most heavily defended air space in the world to deal a death blow to Germany’s aircraft industry and made them pay with the planes already in the air. In the coming months, this Big Week would prove a deciding factor in the war. Both sides were dealt losses, but whereas the Allies could recover, damage to the Luftwaffe was irreparable. Thus, Big Week became one of the most important episodes of World War II and, coincidentally, one of the most overlooked—until now.


Big Week


Title : Big Week
Author : James Holland
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 0802146317
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During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as “Big Week,” and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II. In Big Week, acclaimed World War II historian James Holland chronicles the massive air battle through the experiences of those who lived and died during it. Prior to Big Week, the air forces on both sides were in crisis. Allied raids into Germany were being decimated, but German resources—fuel and pilots—were strained to the breaking point. Ultimately new Allied aircraft—especially the American long-range P-51 Mustang—and superior tactics won out during Big Week. Through interviews, oral histories, diaries, and official records, Holland follows the fortunes of pilots, crew, and civilians on both sides, taking readers from command headquarters to fighter cockpits to anti-aircraft positions and civilian chaos on the ground, vividly recreating the campaign as it was conceived and unfolded. In the end, the six days of intense air battles largely cleared the skies of enemy aircraft when the invasion took place on June 6, 1944—D-Day. Big Week is both an original contribution to WWII literature and a brilliant piece of narrative history, recapturing a largely forgotten campaign that was one of the most critically important periods of the entire war.


The Road to Big Week


Title : The Road to Big Week
Author : Eric Hammel
Publisher: Pacifica Military History
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 1890988294
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THE ROAD TO BIG WEEK The Struggle for Daylight Air Supremacy Over Western Europe, July 1942 – February 1944 Eric Hammel The Road to Big Week begins with a thorough examination of American development of a strategic bombing doctrine from its earliest conception in the years after World War I. Balancing the demands of the ground army’s desire and need for air support and the visionary outlook of such early Air Corps leaders as General Billy Mitchell with the cash-strapped circumstances of the Great Depression and the limitations imposed by the Congressional peace lobbies, the Air Corps was able to deliver a fully formed doctrine that could not at first be supported by adequate aircraft nor even a public acknowledgenent that the drive to perfect strategic bombing was even on. Before the doctrine or a fully functional heavy strategic bomber were quite perfected, the United States was drawn into World War II. Facing numerous obstacles unperceived during peacetime, not the least being simple bad weather, the early American efforts to mount a strategic bombing campaign in northern Europe nearly failed in the face of unsustainable casualties and ineffective strategic direction. Only the belated modernization of escort-fighter policy saved the strategic bombing force from failure and, indeed, formed the foundation upon which the strategic bombing campaign ultimately reached maturity and achieved success. In this exciting and complete accounting of the transition from idea to near failure to ultimate success, distinguished military historian Eric Hammel sets out all the dots, then connects them in a conversational style approachable by all readers. What the Experts Are Saying About THE ROAD TO BIG WEEK . . . Eric Hammel convincingly demonstrates that the road to "Big Week" in February 1944 occupied more than twenty years. With a passion for objectivity and an eye for telling detail, he describes the U.S. Army Air Forces' evolution of the self-defending bomber as well as Nazi Germany's efforts to preserve and patch "the roof" over the Third Reich. Though the European war lasted another fifteen months, Hammel shows that by the end of Big Week there was no reversing the traffic on that sanguinary path. ——Barrett Tillman, author of Clash of the Carriers Eric Hammel has done it again, with a lucid portrayal of the growth of American bomber theory from the 1918 Armistice to the crucial days over Germany when the Eighth Air Force broke the Luftwaffe’s back. Some books have told what happened during Big Week—Hammel tells you why, driving home points that are as vital today as they were in 1944. ——Col. Walter J. Boyne, National Aviation Hall of Fame Honoree In The Road to Big Week, Eric Hammel cleverly connects a widely disparate collection of dots that are the development of America as the world's preeminent air power. These connections describe how the U.S. Army Air Forces—just barely in time—evolved in size and capability such that America's airmen prevailed in the iconic air battle that ultimately ensured the defeat of Nazi Germany. Hammel's meticulous research and eminently readable style make this definitive work a compelling read. ——Lt.Col. Jay A. Stout, author of Fortress Ploesti Eric Hammel has a special gift for combining musty war records and intimate personal accounts into a gripping history . . . If you think there's nothing new to learn about World War II, if you think there was never a possibility the Allies might lose, if you think one side was smarter than the other, The Road to Big Week will unnerve you and change forever your perception of what happened in those high, embattled skies. ——Robert F. Dorr, co-author of Hell Hawks!


Eighth Air Force Bombing 20-25 February 1944: How Logistics Enabled Big Week To Be Big


Title : Eighth Air Force Bombing 20-25 February 1944: How Logistics Enabled Big Week To Be Big
Author : Major Jon M. Sutterfield USAF
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total pages: 52 pages
ISBN: 1786253623
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Eighth Air Force (8AF) conducted the US’s first thousand-bomber raids against Germany in February 1944—recorded in history as Big Week. Until that time the USAAF was not able to concentrate such firepower on the enemy in such a short period of time. It took much effort to make Big Week “big” covering the spectrum of planning and execution activities dating back to the end of World War I that were adapted and flexed to be successful in a different context. Indeed, the depth and breadth of the preparations required to successfully execute Big Week on the scale intended is deserving of a closer examination. Leadership from President Roosevelt to first line supervisors influenced 8AF logistics before February 1944. Major General Hugh J. Knerr was the one man that stood out as the champion of USAAF logistics. He influenced the concept of logistical operations in the ETO and, more specifically, put logistics on a level of importance equal to that of operations within the United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF). He synchronized logistics with operations and strove for constant improvement by making organizational and process changes aimed at increasing logistical responsiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency. The British provided tremendous host nation support including construction of new airfields, skilled and unskilled labor support, supply items, and transportation. The British host nation support 8AF received far surpassed what a cursory review of World War II history leads one to believe and serves as a model for US-led coalition operations in the 21st century. The US Merchant Marine and US Navy provided sealift of goods from the stateside depots to the theater. The US Army provided supply support of common items and Air Service Command (ASC) provided technical and supply support. Last, but not least, both civil servants and civilian contractors provided depot maintenance and in-theater technical support.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 4 Week 3 One Little Mouse


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 4 Week 3 One Little Mouse
Author : Dori Chaconas
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 9780328147113
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Woodland animals, from two moles to ten opossums, offer to share their homes with a little mouse who is dissatisfied with his own.


Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 4 Week 1 Roosters Off to See the World


Title : Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 4 Week 1 Roosters Off to See the World
Author : Eric Carle
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 23 pages
ISBN: 9780328472307
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A simple introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets as a rooster, on his way to see the world, is joined by fourteen animals along the way.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 1 the Little School Bus


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 1 the Little School Bus
Author : Carol Roth
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 9780328147014
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An assortment of animals, including a goat in a coat, a quick chick, and a hairy bear, ride the bus to and from school.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 3 Week 1 Little Panda


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 3 Week 1 Little Panda
Author : Joanne Ryder
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 9780328147076
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Scott Foresman Reading Street - Elementary Reading Comprehension Program 2008(c) is an all-new reading instruction program for Grades PreK-6. Reading Street is designed to help teachers build readers through motivating and engaging literature, scientifically research-based instruction, and a wealth of reliable teaching tools. The reading program takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction with a strong emphasis on ongoing progress-monitoring and an explicit plan to help with managing small groups of students. In addition, Reading Street prioritizes skill instruction at each grade level, so teachers can be assured they will focus on the right reading skill, at the right time, and for every student.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 3 Plaidypus Lost


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 3 Plaidypus Lost
Author : Janet Stevens,Susan Stevens Crummel
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 43 pages
ISBN: 9780328147021
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When a young child takes his favorite toy along to the park, the market, the lake, and for a car ride, he mistakenly leaves the toy behind.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 5 Julius


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 5 Julius
Author : Angela Johnson
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 31 pages
ISBN: 9780328147038
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Maya's grandfather brings her a pig from Alaska and the two of them learn about fun and sharing together.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 5 Week 1 Max Takes the Train


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 5 Week 1 Max Takes the Train
Author : Rosemary Wells
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 24 pages
ISBN: 9780328147137
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Scott Foresman Reading Street - Elementary Reading Comprehension Program 2008(c) is an all-new reading instruction program for Grades PreK-6. Reading Street is designed to help teachers build readers through motivating and engaging literature, scientifically research-based instruction, and a wealth of reliable teaching tools. The reading program takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction with a strong emphasis on ongoing progress-monitoring and an explicit plan to help with managing small groups of students. In addition, Reading Street prioritizes skill instruction at each grade level, so teachers can be assured they will focus on the right reading skill, at the right time, and for every student.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 2 Week 1 Life in an Ocean


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 2 Week 1 Life in an Ocean
Author : Carol K. Lindeen
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 24 pages
ISBN: 9780328147045
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Simple text and photographs introduce the ocean biome, including the environment, plants, and animals.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 2 Week 5 a Bed for Winter


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 2 Week 5 a Bed for Winter
Author : Karen Wallace
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 9780328147069
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A dormouse looks for a winter home and sees where other forest animals sleep in winter.


The Big Picture Interactive 52-Week Bible Story Devotional


Title : The Big Picture Interactive 52-Week Bible Story Devotional
Author : B&H Editorial
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Total pages: 224 pages
ISBN: 1433686449
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Interactive devotional for children to read and access Bible story videos by scanning the QR code. Also includes access to a free app for additional content.


The Big Healthy Soup Diet: Nourish Your Body and Lose up to 10lbs in a Week


Title : The Big Healthy Soup Diet: Nourish Your Body and Lose up to 10lbs in a Week
Author : Linda Lazarides
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 0007368119
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An incredible and fast 2 week programme with 60 soups that helps you lose up to 10lbs – the healthy way. Each soup is full of specific nutritional superfoods to help you look years younger and build your immunity too.


Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 6 Dig Dig Digging


Title : Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 6 Dig Dig Digging
Author : Margaret Mayo
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9780328472260
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Simple rhymes introduce various large vehicles, such as dump trucks, fire engines, and tractors, and describe the work that they do.


Next Week when I'm Big


Title : Next Week when I'm Big
Author : Jaenet Guggenheim
Publisher:
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN:
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A little girl looks forward to being such things as a trapezoid artist, a whale singer, or maybe a banana masher, as she gets bigger. Includes a recipe for banana bread.


Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 6 Week 3 Building Beavers


Title : Reading 2007 Big Book Grade K Unit 6 Week 3 Building Beavers
Author : Kathleen Martin-James
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 9780328147175
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Introduces the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the North American beaver.


Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 2 We Are So Proud


Title : Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 1 Week 2 We Are So Proud
Author : Donna Longo
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9780328472239
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All the members of the Ms. Vogels' class cooperate to make American flags to fly in their parade.


Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 2 Week 4 Bear Snores on


Title : Reading 2011 Big Book Grade K Unit 2 Week 4 Bear Snores on
Author : Karma Wilson
Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
Total pages: 34 pages
ISBN: 9780328472284
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On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.


Big Week: Smashing the Luftwaffe, February 1944

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