Richard Panchyk is the author of Archaeology for Kids and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Both of his grandfathers and three of his great-uncles were soldiers in World War II. He lives on Long Island in New York.
"It is my hope that the history of World War II, rendered accessible to younger students in Richard Panchyk's readable account, will inspire another generation of Americans as we wage a new struggle against the enemies of freedom." --Senator John McCain "This well-written, well-researched book belongs on every reference bookshelf in American schools and libraries. It is a must-read book for kids and adults." -- Children's Literature "Fun reading for adults and kids." --Geri Nikolai, Rockford Register Star "Jam-packed with information that kids will find fascinating." -- Today's Parent "Chicago Review Press is famous for high quality, educational activity books. This adds a much-needed humanizing global perspective to [WWII]." --Lee Littlewood, Copley News Service "Lifts its subject out of the arid textbook world and into the living and breathing present." -- Big Apple Parent