Dewey Number: 623.0
One can imagine the exciting sight of tanks rolling into battle when reading this book. Tanks have been blasting away on battlefields around the world for more than 100 years. U.S. Army tanks have helped win battles that have won wars. This book takes readers into those battles that have changed the course of world history.
"Gr 2-4–These informative titles describe the history and development of military vehicles. Aquatic transportation like aircraft carriers and submarines are still used today, but battleships have fallen out of use. Why? These slow-moving targets are easily attacked by fighter jets and drones. Ground vehicles, such as tanks and light tactical vehicles (think Jeeps), are also still used in most offensive strikes. Perhaps the most interesting title is Drones. These aircraft started with unmanned, bomb-dropping balloons. Today, drones are controlled remotely to keep pilots safe but are not without controversy—they’re responsible for many attacks that unintentionally harm innocent civilians. The text is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. VERDICT A worthy, high-interest purchase for most collections, especially Drones."--School Library Journal, November 1, 2020