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A brief overview of late war Luftwaffe fighter types and their color schemes, codes, plus an extensive range of full color profiles (both port and starboard) and plan or wing plan views illustrating 15 aircraft. Features: Fw 190A-8, 'White 9', 9./JG5; Fw 190A-8, 'Black 10', 6.(Sturm)/JG4); Fw 190A-9, 'Yellow 1', II./JG11; Fw 190D-9, 'Brown 18', 7./JG26; Fw 190D-9, 'White 6', I./JG2; Ta 152H-1, 'Yellow 1', 7./JG301; Bf 109G-10/U4, 'Yellow 5', 6./JG51;... more...
This book focuses on the ways in which military technology, political and social trends, and shifting frontiers shaped the emergence of new forms of public authority and civic life as embodied in the “wall,” an image at once intensely physical and deeply symbolic. It traces the evolution of towns across much of what is today France from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century when the walls began to come down,... more...
The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how these resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and always at the core of... more...
At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through the air forces of Poland and Western Europe in 1939 and 1940, and those of the Soviet Union in 1941. Despite this auspicious beginning, by 1945 the Luftwaffe was a dying force. The Allies were destroying German aircraft at unequal rates, and Luftwaffe aviators were dying in their thousands in an... more...
One of the great paradoxes of post-medieval Europe, is why instead of bringing peace to a disorganized and violent world, modernity instead produced a seemingly endless string of conflicts and social upheavals. Why was it that the foundation and institutionalization of secured peace and the rule of law seemed to go hand-in-hand with the proliferation of war and the violation of individual and collective rights? In order to try to better understand... more...
In Science in World History, James Trefil presents a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. He explores crucial milestones in scientific development and at the same time examines the enormous social and intellectual changes they initiated. Opening with a discussion of the key elements of modern scientific enterprise, the book goes on... more...
The first full account, based on access to key players who have never before spoken, of the Munich Massacre and the Israeli response–a lethal, top secret, thirty-year-long antiterrorism campaign to track down the killers. 1972. The Munich Olympics. Palestinian members of the Black September group murder eleven Israeli athletes. Nine hundred million people watch the crisis unfold on television, witnessing a tragedy that inaugurates the modern age of... more...
"The single best kickoff to the American Civil War...I can't imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar." -Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South "A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to the Civil War saga to the most experienced historian. This book is a must have for any Civil War reading... more...
The next exciting entry in the Blackbirch line of high-interest, visually based, full-color references! The Almanac of America presents fact-filled pages, packed with eyepopping maps, charts, graphs, and photos for every state in the Union. Each section includes the state flag, vital statistics at a glance, a graphic bar that shows size and population of each state relative to the other 49, a locator map and a detailed map of the state. Information on... more...
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