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History

US Navy SEALs: The SEAL Code

In US Special Ops, longtime military author and special-ops expert Fred Pushies takes on the entire scope of America's elite fighting forces, including profiles of hundreds of weapons, gear, vehicles, missions, and commandos, from Read More

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Travel + Adventure

Get outside and challenge yourself with Tobias Mews

Whether he's hiking up a mountain, swimming in a lake or running a marathon backwards, adventure journalist and author Tobias Mews is always on the go. So there was no better title really for his new book! GO: An inspirational guide to Read More

Boeing B-17G. National Museum of the US Air Force. Original, restored; 24 missions with 91st Bomber Group. Photo: Dan Patterson / Fighting Cockpits
History
History

Fighting Cockpits: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 is arguably the most famous American bomber of World War II. Featured in such film classics as Twelve O’Clock High and The War Lover, the B-17 often overshadowed the more prolific Consolidated B-24. When it was first Read More

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Captain James Cook: From the Thames to Madeira (1768)

Captain James Cook had the fortune of leading three historically epic adventures in his lifetime. The best way to experience a journey like these would be through the eye of the beholder, and in this case, a captain's log is the next best Read More

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History

7 Innovations of the 20th Century

During the 20th century, the United States made itself a world superpower. This took a lot of time and hard work on the part of the American people. What made this possible was all of the innovation that happened during this time. There Read More

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Science + Technology

How Do Drones Fly?

Drones, or multicopters, are radio controlled aircraft (RC). In Adam Juniper’s book, The Complete Guide to Drones, he explains how drones fly by first comparing them to traditional aircraft: the lift that keeps a traditional plane aloft Read More

“The Dodge City Peace Commission.” Back row, left to right: Will Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, William Petillon. Front row: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Frank McLain, and Neal Brown. Photo: The Wild West in Color / June 1883. Charles A. Conkling, photographer
History
History

Law and Lawlessness in The Wild West

The enmity between bandits and lawmen is, of course, the stuff of legends…but it’s also the stuff of history, as captured in John Guntzelman’s foray into The Wild West in Color, which infuses color and new life into black-and-white images Read More

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History

Dinosaur Skeletons

When it comes to bones, dinosaurs are history’s champs. Andrew Kirk takes a look at some of the skeletons these creatures left behind—and what they’ve taught us—in his book, Skeletons: The Extraordinary Form & Function of Bones. The Read More

Discovery launched on the first of its thirty-nine missions on August 30, 1984, with a six-person crew ready to deploy three communications satellites and conduct science experiments. Photo: NASA
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Space

Space Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle came into being in the 1970s as the answer to two questions: “What should the United States do in space after sending men to the Moon?” and “How can the United States continue putting people in space at a lower cost than Read More

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Travel + Adventure

Backroads of Arizona: Glen Canyon

The Grand Canyon is not the only canyon in you'll find in Arizona. Glen Canyon surrounds Lake Powell, giving it a thousand miles of coastline, and making it a huge boating attraction. There is a lot more to see in this canyon though. If you Read More