SCOTT FUQUA Jonathon, Calvert The Raven in The Battle of Baltimore
Description: Series Flying Through History.
From the publisher:
"You think history is boring?
Baltimore kid Daniel does - until a chance encounter with a magical talking raven named Calvert sends him flying back to 1814, where he finds his home city under siege by a British army on the verge of defeating the United States of America in the War of 1812.
Amidst the fire of muskets, the thunder of cannons, and the dark approach of the British armada, Daniel discovers just what it took for a young nation to endure the Battle of Baltimore. He witnesses firsthand the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
''History,''; Calvert tells Daniel, ''is watery.'' And maybe the star-spangled banner won't survive this time.
The beautifully illustrated pages of Calvert the Raven in the Battle of Baltimore, the first book of the Flying Through History series, are as close as you can get to the Battle of Baltimore without going back in time yourself. Author and illustrator J. Scott Fuqua takes you on a harrowing journey through a history of near misses, narrow escapes, and brave soldiers with no idea what tomorrow would bring.
When you're flying through history, history is never boring."
Place and publisher: Baltimore: Bancroft Press
Date of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 32
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"...The French Piedmontese campaign in 1859 was carefully coordinated by the two powers. It required meticulous political and military planning to succesfully wage war and oust the Habsburgs from the Italian peninsula. This war is often overlooked in military histories outside of Italy, and overshadowed by the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification. Nevertheless, the Second War of Italian Independence witnessed the first strategic and operational use of railroads, steamships, rifled muskets and artillery. Furthermore, the battles fought in 1859 invovled the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..."
Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico
Date of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 380
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