Not all soldiers walk on two legs. There are dogs in the military. They fight for our country alongside human troops. Protecting troops by sniffing out bombs is a big job. These dogs save lives.
The role of bodyguard or "close protection officer is highly misunderstood. In action films, threats are obvious: ski-mask wearing gunmen fire at the client from a speeding black Suburban truck. In real life, threats may be harder to assess. If a crowd of unarmed protesters pushes towards the client and blocks access to the client's car and the building he is being escorted to, this poses a threat. The client is caught outside of the two "safe zones" (car and building). However, bodyguards have no legal right to use force in a public place unless they or the client is being attacked. The bodyguards will call the police, but they may not arrive for ten to twenty minutes. This interesting new book examines the different types of bodyguard police, military and civilian; their training; typical roles; the equipment they use; weapons; bodyguards and the law; evasive driving; and life as a bodyguard.
What qualities does it take to walk up to an unexploded bomb or mine and coolly and calmly examine it? To slowly and painstakingly, remove the cover and attempt to defuse it. To be completely alone while everyone else has taken cover? The rise of terrorism in the 21st Century and the evolution of car bombs and other improvised explosive devices mean that bomb disposal officers are in high demand once again in places as far apart as Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. This book looks at life as a bomb or mine disposal officer and covers what sort of person becomes a bomb disposal officer; a day in the life; training; types of device; the history of bomb disposal from WW1 to the present day in Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.
Explores the history and symbolism of the American flag, including how it inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem and encouraged Francis Bellamy and James B. Upham to write the Pledge of Allegiance.
Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
An account of the events leading up to the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two important figures in the early politics of the United States.
A Founding Father of the United States, Thomas Jefferson once wrote that a free press is important to a functioning democracy. In other words, without critical and reliable press, a society and government cannot be held to account. This engaging title takes a probing look at what press freedom and censorship means, as well as where people find information, who owns and controls the press in a “free world,” and what makes good, reliable journalism.
In this age of fast-paced social media, news and views are shared throughout the world in seconds. This timely title critically examines the elements of journalism, truth and perspective, sources of news, as well as bias and objectivity to help readers make informed choices about the accuracy of news and information. Readers will gain an understanding of what journalism is and how the medium can shape the message being presented.
Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capitals.
Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state tree and the processes used to select it.
Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.
This title examines the remarkable life of Barack Obama. Readers will learn about his childhood, education, community organizer work, and law career. Obama's entry into politics is discussed in detail, including his rise from state senator to the first African-American president of the United States. Obama's family life and societal contributions are also covered. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.
Each Origins: Whodunnit: Law Enforcement eShort is a single chapter from the full Law Enforcement title, packaged as a mini eBook. Law Enforcement eShorts include Beat Cops, The Texas Rangers, The Secret Service, and Federal Marshals.
Explores the Cuban Missile Crisis and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
A historical account of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, conspiracy theories surrounding his death, and the lingering aftermath.
An examination of the monarchic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.
A historical survey of state and local governments, including the role and responsibilities each has in its community and influential mayors, governors, and others.
A historical survey of the United States Senate, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role in Congress and influential senators such as Daniel Webster and Hillary Clinton.
A historical survey of the United States House of Representatives, from its beginnings to present struggles, including its role in Congress and influential members.
A historical survey of the United States presidency, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role as executive and influential presidents such as Andrew Jackson.
A historical survey of the United States Supreme Court, from its beginnings to present decisions, including its judicial role and influential justices such as Earl Warren.
A historical survey of the presidential cabinet, from its beginnings to current structure, including its executive role and influential members such as Salmon P. Chase.
A historical account of espionage during World War II, including famous spies such as Eddie Chapman, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.
An account of espionage during the modern age, including famous spies such as Dayna Williamson Baer, covert missions, and technologies that influence the course of present-day conflicts.
A historical account of espionage during the Cold War, including famous spies such as Aldrich Ames, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.