Elizabeth Partridge

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Elizabeth Partridge is a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor winner, and author of several nonfiction books for children, including Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange; This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie; John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth; and Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary. In Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam (Viking Books for Young Readers) more than 100 photographs accompany personal stories set in dense jungles depicting terrifying firefights, chaotic helicopter rescues, and harrowing escapes, Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us of all that was happening at home during the war, including peace protests, presidential scandals, and veterans’ struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam.