The Cold War was a different kind of war that lasted for more than 40 years. Countries did not shoot at one another, but they spied on and competed against one another. It was a war of beliefs as the United States believed in democracy and the Soviet Union advocated communism.
Self-steering bullets, drone swarms, and super-soldiers are at the front lines of tomorrow's military. Discover how these breakthroughs and more will help the next generation of US soldiers spy, fly, and fight. Take a jaw-dropping look at the future of military tech.
Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how World War II spies gathered information for the Allied and Axis powers. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Josephine Baker and Juan Pujol risked their lives to defeat Nazi Germany. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how World War I spies gathered information for the Allied and Central powers. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Louise de Bettignies and Edith Cavell worked in secret to help their side win the war. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
In the midst of World War II, a unique team of soliders fought to help the U.S. win using an unusal weapon -- language. Native Americans from the Navajo tribe were recruited to help the U.S. military create a code that no enemy could break. These men were called Navajo Code Talkers. This is their story of bravery.
Learn about U.S. special operations forces, including the missions they do and the powerful soldiers who make up the Green Berets, Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and other teams.
Learn about the powerful soldiers who make up the U.S. Air Force, including what they do and the training it takes to become one.
Learn about the powerful soldiers who make up the U.S. Army, including what they do and the training it takes to become one
Learn about the powerful soldiers who make up the U.S. Coast Guard, including what they do and the training it takes to become one
earn about the powerful soldiers who make up the U.S. Marines, including what they do and the training it takes to become one
Learn about the powerful sailors who make up the U.S. Navy, including what they do and the training it takes to become one
Invites readers to explore the mysteries of haunted battle sites through closely leveled text and engaging infographics.
A rocky outpost near Baltimore played a bigger role in the history of the United States than anyone imagined it ever would. After America gained its freedom in 1776, the British were determined not to allow the new nation to trade with its enemy France. Discover the unique role Fort McHenry played during the War of 1812.
The American colonies had just declared independence from the British.But General George Washington knew things were not going the American’s way. When Gen. Washington needed someone to spy on the British, only one young man volunteered. That man was Nathan Hale, an early American hero.
No one expected Rose Greenhow to be a war hero. But when the American Civil War split the nation apart, this beautiful and popular hostess played an important role in the Confederate South’s most important battle victory.
Some people call him the smartest baseball player of all time. Moe Berg could speak twelve languages —and make up signs on the baseball diamond. How did this major league catcher go on to become an American spy in World War II?
He was popular with his troops. And he was such a good soldier that Benedict Arnold became a major general in the Colonial Army. So how did a Revolutionary hero become known as one of the earliest spies in U.S. history?
Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Revolutionary War spies gathered information to help achieve American independence. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as James Armistead and Anna Smith Strong risked their lives for the causes they believed in. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Inspired by the life of World War II spy Virginia Hall, this biographical tale highlights her many facets and adventurous spirit.
The snarls of beasts, the clash of steel, the cries of the victims, and the roar of the crowd - these are the gladiator games of ancient Rome. The heroes of these spectacles were the gladiators, who were idolized like today’s pop stars. This exciting book reveals the sometimes surprising facts about how these fierce combatants lived - and if they could not - how they tried to "die well."
When tanks roared onto the battlefield for the first time in World War I, these mechanical beasts changed how battles were fought and how wars were won. Tanks at War looks at the history of tanks, the always-changing technology of weaponry and armor, and how tactics for the use of tanks in battle have changed from a hundred years ago to modern conflicts today. Read about new technologies in the works for the future including robotic tanks and invisibility cloaking devices.
This compelling book follows the significant battles over the course of World War II. European countries and their colonies and allies, such as the United States and Canada, supplied forces for battles. Readers will learn that fighting took place in five parts of the world: western and eastern Europe, North Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Asia. New advances in technology since WWI led to fierce fighting on land, at sea, and in the air. Find out how victory was won or lost in such famous conflicts as the Battle of the Atlantic, Germany's Blitzkrieg, the Battle of Britain, Dieppe, Paris, Stalingrad, Berlin, Midway, Pearl Harbor, and the dropping of the atomic bombs.
A worldwide conflict, World War II involved alliances between political leaders and military forces from many different countries, including the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at key figures involved during this war of expansion by invasion. Brief biographies give details of the lives and actions of political leaders Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Truman, Stalin, Hirohito, and Tojo; military leaders Rommel, Goring, Donitz, Dowding, Pound, MacArthur, and Patton; as well as flying aces, code breakers, and activists.
This fascinating title sets the world scene in the two decades between the end of World War I and the start of World War II. Readers will get a snapshot of the political and economic situations around the world. Most countries experienced booming economies following WWI. But Germany, punished under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, suffered under great hardship. With the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression that followed, the world found itself moving again toward war. Find out how the humiliation and poverty of the German people led to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party - and a second world war.
What isn’t top secret in the military? Readers will be intrigued by the scientific ingenuity (past and present) brought about by wartime need, from field medicine innovations to weapons. A concluding chapter features “tomorrow’s secrets," or what military research is likely to yield in the future.