Gr 5-8-- These credible titles are attractively designed with colorful covers. The format is inviting with a variety of fonts at the beginning of each chapter, quotations, and a multitude of illustrations (one or two on almost every spread). The text is clear and to the point, and chapters are divided into short topics. Pacific and Doughboys are full of vintage black-and-white photos while Roman Legions features photos of statues, coins, historical sites, and reproductions of artistic works. Related information is found in numerous boxes. Each title has one map, which is of mediocre quality. Doughboys has a glitch in that Harry S. Truman did not grow up on a farm in Kansas. Otherwise, all three texts appear to be accurate, although there are some typos. Pacific and Roman Legions are definitely first choices; purchase Doughboys with the knowledge of the error.--Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS[Page 132]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.