With their roots in guerrilla operations during World War II, the Green Berets (officially the U.S. Army Special Forces) have a long and distinguished history. They became especially well-known during the Vietnam War due to a book, movie, and song celebrating their exploits.


  • Publisher: The Creative Company
  • Series: U.S. Special Forces
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Age Level: 8-13
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This series is packed with information. Each book begins with an engaging introductory narrative that puts readers right inside the action with these special forces, followed by a history of the elite team. Whiting describes in detail the training process for the men and women who apply for these jobs, which require both immense physical skill and strength, as well as mental grit and intelligence. This series will be invaluable for students researching or writing about the military. (“Series Made Simple,” School Library Journal)