by M. Alexander Harasymiw

Part of a Series: US Special Forces.

Students who can’t get enough about high-stakes careers will tear through this fast-paced, informative book. An opening spread introduces the air force and pararescuemen, explaining how these brave parajumpers’ “first job is to help downed airmen and other injured soldiers.” From the first pararescue mission in 1943 to recent undertakings in Haiti and Colorado, this volume delivers history as well as facts about what it takes to become a “PJ.” Color and black-and-white photos show the soldiers in action and text boxes contain even more facts. A glossary, reading list, Web site list, and an index conclude.

ISBN: 9781433965692

JLG Release: July 2012

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Gareth Stevens

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 3/4" x 10"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.2, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 9.5, Points: 3


    Level: 1060L

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