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12 immigrants who made the American military great

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America is a nation of immigrants whose contributions gave us America, and taught us what it means to be free. This book profiles three pre-1950 leaders and another nine contemporary ones (12 profiles); in a biography examinging where they came from, and their notable contribution(s) in America. From Sweden's John Ericsson who was a naval engineer and inventor of the first armoured turret warship and screw propeller, to Russia's Igor Sikorsky who was an engineer and inventor known for crafting the first four-engine plane and the first working helicopter, this book will inspire readers with stories of possibility and grit.and emphasizes how they made our country great. Backmatter includes 4 extra mini-bios of other amazing American citizens who we never think of as immigrants. Note the additional and up-to-the minute resources available at Editor-selected news articles; videos; online resources; teacher resources; live Twitter and RSS feeds.  

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