Andrew Higgins built boats that could "crunch through driftwood, bounce over logs, climb a beach" and "wham up on a sloping concrete sea wall." In World War II that was exactly what was needed to get soldiers and Jeeps from the ocean to land. This biography for young readers is available for pre-order on amazon.com
Andrew Higgins and the Boats That Landed Victory in WWII is a 32-page picture book with beautiful, full color illustrations. It includes a glossary and historical timeline, plus a note to readers from the authors.