eBooks-share History Latest eBooks http://www.ebooks-share.net/rss/history Latest History eBooks from eBooks-share.net en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:48:06 GMT eBooks-share.net http://www.ebooks-share.net/images/logo.png http://www.ebooks-share.net/ 158 57 The Lessons of Modern War, Vol. 2: The Iran-Iraq War (by Anthony H Cordesman, Abraham Wagner) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-lessons-of-modern-war-vol-2-the-iran-iraq-war
Author(s): Anthony H Cordesman, Abraham Wagner
Categories: History > Military, Political Science > General
Publisher: Westview Press
Publish date: 1991-06-13
ISBN-10: 0813313309
ISBN-13: 9780813313306
Language: English
Description: 0-8133-8602-0 the Lessons of Modern War, Volume Iv : the Gulf War
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:48:06 GMT
Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands (by Lindsay G. Robertson) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/conquest-by-law-how-the-discovery-of-america-dispossessed-indigenous-peoples-of-their-lands
Author(s): Lindsay G. Robertson
Categories: History > Native American, History > United States, Law > Legal History, Law > Property
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2005-08-25
ISBN-10: 019514869X
ISBN-13: 9780195148695
Language: English
Description: In 1823, Chief Justice John Marshall handed down a Supreme Court decision of monumental importance in defining the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the English-speaking world. At the heart of the decision for Johnson v. M'Intosh was a "discovery doctrine" that gave rights of ownership to the European sovereigns who "discovered" the land and converted the indigenous owners into tenants. Though its meaning and intention has been fiercely disputed, more than 175 years later, this doctrine remains the law of the land. In 1991, while investigating the discovery doctrine's historical origins Lindsay Robertson made a startling find; in the basement... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:20:20 GMT
American Appetites: A Documentary Reader (Food and Foodways) (by Lindsey R. Swindall, Jennifer Jensen Wallach) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/american-appetites-a-documentary-reader-food-and-foodways
Author(s): Lindsey R. Swindall, Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Categories: History > Study & Teaching
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publish date: 2014-11-01
ISBN-10: 155728668X
ISBN-13: 9781557286680
Language: English
Description: Designed to appeal to students of history and foodies alike, American Appetites, the first book in the University of Arkansas Press’s new Food and Foodways series, brings together compelling firsthand testimony describing the nation’s collective eating habits throughout time. Beginning with Native American folktales that document foundational food habits and ending with contemporary discussions about how to obtain adequate, healthful, and ethical food, this volume reveals that the quest for food has always been about more than physical nourishment, demonstrating changing attitudes about issues ranging from patriotism and... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:18:18 GMT
Alabama: The Making of an American State (by Edwin C. Bridges) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/alabama-the-making-of-an-american-state
Author(s): Edwin C. Bridges
Categories: History > Study & Teaching, History > United States, Political Science > Government
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Publish date: 2016-10-25
ISBN-10: 0817358765
ISBN-13: 9780817358761
Language: English
Description: Alabama: The Making of an American State is itself a watershed event in the long and storied history of the state of Alabama. Here, presented for the first time ever in a single, magnificently illustrated volume, Edwin C. Bridges conveys the magisterial sweep of Alabama’s rich, difficult, and remarkable history with verve, eloquence, and an unblinking eye.   From Alabama’s earliest fossil records to its settlement by Native Americans and later by European settlers and African slaves, from its territorial birth pangs and statehood through the upheavals of the Civil War and the civil rights movement, Bridges makes... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:08:07 GMT
Freedom of the Skies: An Illustrated History of Fifty Years of NATO Airpower (by Peter R. March, R. Peter March) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/freedom-of-the-skies-an-illustrated-history-of-fifty-years-of-nato-airpower
Author(s): Peter R. March, R. Peter March
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Cassell
Publish date: 1999-08
ISBN-10: 0304352381
ISBN-13: 9780304352388
Language: English
Description: Fantastic photographs, with many air-to-air shots Key data on each aircraft type The political and peacekeeping role of NATO, dependant on airpower 50th anniversary year of NATO
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:52:17 GMT
Gladstone and Ireland: Politics, Religion and Nationality in the Victorian Age (by D. George Boyce, Alan O'Day) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/gladstone-and-ireland-politics-religion-and-nationality-in-the-victorian-age
Author(s): D. George Boyce, Alan O'Day
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2011-01-15
ISBN-10: 0230221947
ISBN-13: 9780230221949
Language: English
Description: Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:46:08 GMT
Axis Warplane Survivors (by Harold A. Skaarup) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/axis-warplane-survivors
Author(s): Harold A. Skaarup
Categories: History > General
Publisher: lulu.com
Publish date: 2012-08-30
ISBN-10: 1300067446
ISBN-13: 9781300067443
Language: English
Description: Axis Warplane Survivors - A guidebook to the preserved Military Aircraft of the Second World War Tripartite Pact of Germany, Italy, and Japan, joined by Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia; the co-belligerent states of Thailand, Finland, San Marino and Iraq; and the occupied states of Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Vichy France, Greece, Ljubljana, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Manchukuo, Mengjiang, the Philippines and Vietnam.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:44:16 GMT
Benjamin Constant and the Birth of French Liberalism (Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History) (by K. Steven Vincent) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/benjamin-constant-and-the-birth-of-french-liberalism-palgrave-studies-in-cultural-and-intellectual-history
Author(s): K. Steven Vincent
Categories: History > Europe, History > Social History, History > World
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2011-01-15
ISBN-10: 0230110096
ISBN-13: 9780230110090
Language: English
Description: Traditional scholarship on French liberalism has frequently proceeded by defining the core issues and telling a story of their emergence and development. This book takes a different approach: rather than beginning with an a priori definition of liberalism, it focuses on the political thought of Benjamin Constant and Germaine de Staël, the first figures in France to call their thought “liberal.” In so doing, it advances a new interpretation of the timing and character of French (and more broadly European) liberalism, and contributes to the ongoing debate concerning the place of morality,... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:42:08 GMT
A History of Gold Dredging in Idaho (Mining the American West) (by Clark C. Spence) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/a-history-of-gold-dredging-in-idaho-mining-the-american-west
Author(s): Clark C. Spence
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publish date: 2016-06-15
ISBN-10: 1607324741
ISBN-13: 9781607324744
Language: English
Description: A History of Gold Dredging in Idaho tells the story of a revolution in placer mining—and its subsequent impact on the state of Idaho—from its inception in the early 1880s until its demise in the early 1960s. Idaho was the nation’s fourth-leading producer of dredged gold after 1910 and therefore provides an excellent lens through which to observe the practice and history of gold dredging. Author Clark Spence focuses on the two most important types of dredges in the state—the bucket-line dredge and the dragline dredge—and describes their financing, operation, problems, and effect on the state and environment. These... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:38:18 GMT
Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues (American Made Music Series) (by Vic Hobson) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/creating-jazz-counterpoint-new-orleans-barbershop-harmony-and-the-blues-american-made-music-series
Author(s): Vic Hobson
Categories: History > United States, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publish date: 2014-03-19
ISBN-10: 1617039918
ISBN-13: 9781617039911
Language: English
Description: The book Jazzmen (1939) claimed New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz and introduced the legend of Buddy Bolden as the “First Man of Jazz.” Much of the information that the book relied on came from a highly controversial source: Bunk Johnson. He claimed to have played with Bolden and that together they had pioneered jazz. Johnson made many recordings talking about and playing the music of the Bolden era. These recordings have been treated with skepticism because of doubts about Johnson’s credibility. Using oral histories, the Jazzmen interview notes, and unpublished archive material, this book confirms that Bunk... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:34:17 GMT
French Gastronomy (by Jean-Robert Pitte) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/french-gastronomy
Author(s): Jean-Robert Pitte
Categories: Cooking > History, Cooking > Regional & Ethnic, History > Europe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2002-04-15
ISBN-10: 0231124163
ISBN-13: 9780231124164
Language: English
Description: This we can be sure of: when a restaurant in the western world is famous for its cooking, it is the tricolor flag that hangs above the stove, opined one French magazine, and this is by no means an isolated example of such crowing. Indeed, both linguistically and conceptually, the restaurant itself is a French creation. Why are the French recognized by themselves and others the world over as the most enlightened of eaters, as the great gourmets? Why did the passion for food -- gastronomy -- originate in France? In French Gastronomy, geographer and food lover Jean-Robert Pitte uncovers a novel answer. The key, it turns out, is... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:34:01 GMT
A Concise History of Kentucky (by James C. Klotter, Freda C. Klotter) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/a-concise-history-of-kentucky
Author(s): James C. Klotter, Freda C. Klotter
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publish date: 2008-03-21
ISBN-10: 0813191920
ISBN-13: 9780813191928
Language: English
Description: Kentucky is most commonly associated with horses, tobacco fields, bourbon, and coal mines. There is much more to the state, though, than stories of feuding families and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. Kentucky has a rich and often compelling history, and James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter introduce readers to an exciting story that spans 12,000 years, looking at the lives of Kentuckians from Native Americans to astronauts. The Klotters examine all aspects of the state's history―its geography, government, social life, cultural achievements, education, and economy. A Concise History of Kentucky recounts the events of the deadly frontier... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:32:14 GMT
A Companion to Steven Spielberg (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors) (by Nigel Morris) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/a-companion-to-steven-spielberg-wiley-blackwell-companions-to-film-directors
Author(s): Nigel Morris
Categories: Business & Economics > Industries, History > General, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2017-01-30
ISBN-10: 111872691X
ISBN-13: 9781118726914
Language: English
Description: A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era. Offers comprehensive coverage of Spielberg’s directorial output, from early works including Duel, The Sugarland Express, and Jaws, to recent films Explores Spielberg’s contribution to the development of visual effects and computer games, as well as the critical and popular reception of his films Topics include in-depth analyses of Spielberg’s themes, style, and filming techniques; commercial and cultural significance of the... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:28:09 GMT
British Civilization (by John Oakland) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/british-civilization
Author(s): John Oakland
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2002-08-02
ISBN-10: 0415261503
ISBN-13: 9780415261500
Language: English
Description: Extensively revised and updated, the fifth edition of British Civilization includes new illustrations, devolution, more debate and cultural material and covers right up to 2001.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:52:17 GMT
The Other Side of Russia: A Slice of Life in Siberia and the Russian Far East (Eugenia & Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on Eastern Europe) (by Sharon Hudgins) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-other-side-of-russia-a-slice-of-life-in-siberia-and-the-russian-far-east-eugenia-and-hugh-m-stewart-26-series-on-eastern-europe
Author(s): Sharon Hudgins
Categories: Cooking > Regional & Ethnic, History > Europe, Travel > Asia, Travel > Europe, Travel > Reference
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publish date: 2003-03-03
ISBN-10: 1585442372
ISBN-13: 9781585442379
Language: English
Description: Travel to postSoviet Siberia and the Russian Far East with author Sharon Hudgins as she takes readers on a personal adventure through the Asian side of Russia—an area closed to most Westerners and many Russians prior to the 1990s. Even today, few people from the West have ridden the TransSiberian railroad in winter, stood on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, feasted with the Siberian Buryats, or lived in the "highrise villages" of Vladivostok and Irkutsk. One of the few American women who has lived and worked in this part of the world, Hudgins debunks many of the myths and misconceptions that surround this "other side... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:52:03 GMT
British Civilization: An Introduction (by John Oakland) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/british-civilization-an-introduction
Author(s): John Oakland
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1998-08-13
ISBN-10: 0415165695
ISBN-13: 9780415165693
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive introduction to a range of aspects of contemporary Britain, this text includes central and local government, the economy and industry, the law, media, arts, education and religion. This fourth edition has been completely revised and updated. It offers: historical context to late 1990s Britain; a new timeline; updated coverage of the British political picture including discussion of the 1997 General Election; integrated analysis of gender, class and race; insights on the attitudes of the British people to important issues; coverage of Britain in Europe and the world; and critical issues and debates sections at the end of each chapter.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:48:02 GMT
War Volunteering in Modern Times: From the French Revolution to the Second World War (by Christine Krueger, Sonja Levsen) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/war-volunteering-in-modern-times-from-the-french-revolution-to-the-second-world-war
Author(s): Christine Krueger, Sonja Levsen
Categories: History > Military, History > Social History, History > World
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2011-01-15
ISBN-10: 0230228054
ISBN-13: 9780230228054
Language: English
Description: An important contribution to the historiography of war and society, exploring volunteering as a characteristic of modern wars. It studies the motivations, social backgrounds and military experiences of war volunteers from the early nineteenth century to today and helps to interpret the relationship between war and society in modern times.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:46:10 GMT
Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism, and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory) (by Kathleen M. Adams) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/art-as-politics-re-crafting-identities-tourism-and-power-in-tana-toraja-indonesia-southeast-asia-politics-meaning-and-memory
Author(s): Kathleen M. Adams
Categories: History > Asia, History > Native American
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publish date: 2006-08-31
ISBN-10: 0824829999
ISBN-13: 9780824829995
Language: English
Description: Art as Politics explores the intersection of art, identity politics, and tourism in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Based on long-term ethnographic research from the 1980s to the present, the book offers a nuanced portrayal of the Sa’dan Toraja, a predominantly Christian minority group in the world’s most populous Muslim country. Celebrated in anthropological and tourism literatures for their spectacular traditional houses, sculpted effigies of the dead, and pageantry-filled funeral rituals, the Toraja have entered an era of accelerated engagement with the global economy marked by on-going struggles over identity, religion, and... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:36:02 GMT
Queenship and Voice in Medieval Northern Europe (Queenship and Power) (by William Layher) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/queenship-and-voice-in-medieval-northern-europe-queenship-and-power
Author(s): William Layher
Categories: History > Europe, History > Social History, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2010-09-15
ISBN-10: 0230104657
ISBN-13: 9780230104655
Language: English
Description: Queenship and Voice in Medieval Northern Europe offers a unique perspective on aspects of female rulership in the Scandinavian Middle Ages. Working with historical as well as literary evidence from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, this book shows how three queens -- Agnes of Denmark, Eufemia of Norway, and Margareta, the union queen of the Scandinavian kingdoms -- marshaled the power of the royal voice in order to effect political change. In conceptualizing the political landscape of late-medieval Scandinavia as an acoustic landscape, Layher charts a new path of historical and cultural analysis... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:08 GMT
Fresh Fields and Pastures New: Papers Presented in Honor of Andrew M.T. Moore (by Katina T. Lillios, Michael Chazan) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/fresh-fields-and-pastures-new-papers-presented-in-honor-of-andrew-m-t-moore
Author(s): Katina T. Lillios, Michael Chazan
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Europe
Publisher: Sidestone Press
Publish date: 2016-01-05
ISBN-10: 9088903484
ISBN-13: 9789088903489
Language: English
Description: This volume honors the career and contributions of Andrew M.T. Moore. Moore’s groundbreaking work at Abu Hureyra, Syria and excavations at Neolithic sites in Croatia have made him a pioneer in integrated interdisciplinary research in archaeology, expressing a deeply held conviction that developments in human culture can only be understood when embedded in an ecological approach. In this book, colleagues and former students of Moore, working in the Near East and Croatia, present current research, illustrating the continuing impact of Moore’s work on the early farming and herding peoples of the eastern Mediterranean. Contents Preface: People,... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:05 GMT
Wilhelm Ostwald: The Autobiography (Springer Biographies) (by Fritz Scholz, Robert Smail Jack) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/wilhelm-ostwald-the-autobiography-springer-biographies
Author(s): Fritz Scholz, Robert Smail Jack
Categories: History > General, Science > Chemistry, Science > History, Science > Physics
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2017-01-29
ISBN-10: 3319469533
ISBN-13: 9783319469539
Language: English
Description: This book is the translated and commented autobiography of Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932), who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909. It is the first translation of the German original version “Lebenslinien: Eine Selbstbiographie,” published by Ostwald in 1926/27, and has been painstakingly translated. The book includes comments and explanations, helping readers to understand Ostwald’s text in the historical context of Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. In his autobiography, Ostwald describes his impressive research career and his life from his own personal view. Readers will find information on how Ostwald immortalized... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:02 GMT
Arctic Peoples (Native America) (by Craig A Doherty, Katherine M Doherty) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/arctic-peoples-native-america
Author(s): Craig A Doherty, Katherine M Doherty
Categories: History > Native American, Travel > Polar Regions
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
Publish date: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 0816059705
ISBN-13: 9780816059706
Language: English
Description: Part of the 10-volume set Native America, this title tells the history and culture of Arctic peoples. It begins with a brief set introduction that discusses some of the broad history and themes found throughout Arctic peoples' culture, as well as explains the concept of culture areas to students.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:18:02 GMT
The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914 (California World History Library) (by Ilham Khuri-Makdisi) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-eastern-mediterranean-and-the-making-of-global-radicalism-1860-1914-california-world-history-library
Author(s): Ilham Khuri-Makdisi
Categories: History > Africa, History > Middle East, History > World
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2010-04-28
ISBN-10: 0520262018
ISBN-13: 9780520262010
Language: English
Description: In this groundbreaking book, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi establishes the existence of a special radical trajectory spanning four continents and linking Beirut, Cairo, and Alexandria between 1860 and 1914. She shows that socialist and anarchist ideas were regularly discussed, disseminated, and reworked among intellectuals, workers, dramatists, Egyptians, Ottoman Syrians, ethnic Italians, Greeks, and many others in these cities. In situating the Middle East within the context of world history, Khuri-Makdisi challenges nationalist and elite narratives of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history as well as Eurocentric ideas about global... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:08:15 GMT
Social Nature: Theory, Practice and Politics (by Noel Castree, Bruce Braun) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/social-nature-theory-practice-and-politics
Author(s): Noel Castree, Bruce Braun
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection, Science > Environmental Science, Social Science > Human Geography, Science > Biology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2001-12-04
ISBN-10: 0631215689
ISBN-13: 9780631215684
Language: English
Description: This groundbreaking collection brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Uses international case studies to illustrate the theoretical positions. A helpful introduction by the... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:08:02 GMT
Central Asian Republics (Nations in Transition (Facts on File)) (by Professor Michael Kort) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/central-asian-republics-nations-in-transition-facts-on-file
Author(s): Professor Michael Kort
Categories: History > Asia, Juvenile Nonfiction > History
Publisher: Facts on File
Publish date: 2003-12-01
ISBN-10: 0816050740
ISBN-13: 9780816050741
Language: English
Description: This text examines the problems confronting the Central Asian Republics - as they adjust to being independent countries. It is divided into five sections, offering an overview of each country: its geography, population, history, and government, as well as an outlook for its future.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:04:05 GMT
Paris, Capital of Modernity (by David Harvey) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/paris-capital-of-modernity
Author(s): David Harvey
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory, Social Science > Human Geography
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2003-09-30
ISBN-10: 041594421X
ISBN-13: 9780415944212
Language: English
Description: Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola, and the reactionary cultural politics of the bombastic Sacre Couer. The book is heavily illustrated and includes a number drawings, portraits and cartoons by Daumier, one of the greatest political caricaturists of the nineteenth century.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:52:15 GMT
Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions (by Paul Mason) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/why-its-still-kicking-off-everywhere-the-new-global-revolutions
Author(s): Paul Mason
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economics, History > General, Political Science > Civics & Citizenship, Reference > General
Publisher: Verso
Publish date: 2013-02-12
ISBN-10: 1844670287
ISBN-13: 9781844670284
Language: English
Description: Originally published in 2012 to wide acclaim, this updated edition, Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere, includes coverage of the most recent events in the wave of revolt and revolution sweeping the planet—riots in Athens, student occupations in the UK, Quebec and Moscow, the emergence of the Occupy Movement and the tumult of the Arab Spring. Economic crisis, social networking and a new political consciousness have come together to ignite a new generation of radicals. BBC journalist and author Paul Mason combines the anecdotes gleaned through first-hand reportage with political, economic and historical analysis to tell the story of today’s... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:42:02 GMT
The Hessians (by Rodney Atwood) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-hessians
Author(s): Rodney Atwood
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2002-08-15
ISBN-10: 052152637X
ISBN-13: 9780521526371
Language: English
Description: The Hessians are infamous in American history for their role as part of the British forces sent to crush the colonists' rebellion in 1776. Yet these German auxiliaries, or mercenaries were only one instance of a frequent military practice, approved by international jurists of the time and used by the British in all their eighteenth-century wars. This study (dealing with one of the six contingents known inaccurately as the Hessians) is the first to make extensive use of manuscript sources in Germany, Britain and America to put the Hessians in their historical context and to examine a number of the myths about them. The encounter of the Americans... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:30:08 GMT
The Art and Logic of Ramon Llull: A User's Guide (Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters) (Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters (Brill)) (by Anthony Bonner) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-art-and-logic-of-ramon-llull-a-users-guide-studien-und-texte-zur-geistesgeschichte-des-mittelalters-studien-und-texte-zur-geistesgeschichte-des
Author(s): Anthony Bonner
Categories: History > Europe, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Publish date: 2007-11-15
ISBN-10: 9004163255
ISBN-13: 9789004163256
Language: English
Description: Ramon Llull (ca. 1232 1316), mystic, missionary, philosopher, lay theologian, and one of the founding fathers of Catalan literature, was chiefly known in his own time and in subsequent generations as the inventor of a combinatorial, semi-mechanical method of demonstration, which he called his Art and which he had developed to free interreligious debate from its fruitless textual base. Most of the extensive modern literature has been dedicated to mapping the foundations of Llull s system, with little attempt to see how he used and combined these foundations to produce actual demonstrations. This book, in a series of explications de textes, tries to... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:26:09 GMT
The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets (by Emily Lambert) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-futures-the-rise-of-the-speculator-and-the-origins-of-the-worlds-biggest-markets
Author(s): Emily Lambert
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Investments & Securities, History > United States
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2010-12-28
ISBN-10: 0465018432
ISBN-13: 9780465018437
Language: English
Description: In The Futures, Emily Lambert, senior writer at Forbes magazine, tells us the rich and dramatic history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, which together comprised the original, most bustling futures market in the world. She details the emergence of the futures business as a kind of meeting place for gamblers and farmers and its subsequent transformation into a sophisticated electronic market where contracts are traded at lightning-fast speeds. Lambert also details the disastrous effects of Wall Street's adoption of the futures contract without the rules and close-knit social bonds that had made... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:18:10 GMT
Meditations (Penguin Classics) (by Marcus Aurelius) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/meditations-penguin-classics
Author(s): Marcus Aurelius
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Europe, Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish date: 2006-10-31
ISBN-10: 0140449337
ISBN-13: 9780140449334
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:16:13 GMT
Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years (by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/millennium-a-history-of-the-last-thousand-years
Author(s): Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Categories: History > World
Publisher: Scribner
Publish date: 1995-10-16
ISBN-10: 0684803615
ISBN-13: 9780684803616
Language: English
Description: An engaging work by a prize-winning historian traces the progress and regress of the world's civilizations over the past thousand years and shows how the capacity of one people to influence another has shifted geographically. 35,000 first printing.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:02 GMT
Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001 (by Michael Tomasky) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/bill-clinton-the-american-presidents-series-the-42nd-president-1993-2001
Author(s): Michael Tomasky
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States
Publisher: Times Books
Publish date: 2017-01-24
ISBN-10: 1627796762
ISBN-13: 9781627796767
Language: English
Description: The president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth century Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such intensity that his opponents would stop at nothing to destroy him. He was the first Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to win two successive presidential elections, but he was also the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached. In this incisive... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:06:11 GMT
Einstein's Jury: The Race to Test Relativity (by Jeffrey Crelinsten) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/einsteins-jury-the-race-to-test-relativity
Author(s): Jeffrey Crelinsten
Categories: History > General, Science > Astronomy, Science > History, Science > Relativity
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2006-06-19
ISBN-10: 0691123101
ISBN-13: 9780691123103
Language: English
Description: Einstein's Jury is the dramatic story of how astronomers in Germany, England, and America competed to test Einstein's developing theory of relativity. Weaving a rich narrative based on extensive archival research, Jeffrey Crelinsten shows how these early scientific debates shaped cultural attitudes we hold today. The book examines Einstein's theory of general relativity through the eyes of astronomers, many of whom were not convinced of the legitimacy of Einstein's startling breakthrough. These were individuals with international reputations to uphold and benefactors and shareholders to please, yet few of them understood... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:18 GMT
The Moral World of James (Studies in Biblical Literature) (by James Riley Strange) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-moral-world-of-james-studies-in-biblical-literature
Author(s): James Riley Strange
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Ancient, Religion > Judaism, Religion > Theology
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Publish date: 2010-10-18
ISBN-10: 143310881X
ISBN-13: 9781433108815
Language: English
Description: In The Moral World of James, James Riley Strange compares the moral system in the Epistle of James with other Greco-Roman and Judaic texts. The author of the epistle prescribed moral practices in a world in which other people, both pagan and Jewish, had long been expressing similar concerns, and more would continue to take up the task centuries after Christianity was well established in the Roman Empire. In this fresh and thick analysis, Stranges systemic comparison of texts (among them works of Plato, Plutarch, Epictetus, and Aelius Aristides, as well as Greek Magical Papyri, tractates of the Mishnah, and the Community Rule of the Dead Sea... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:16 GMT
Women and The Magna Carta: A Treaty for Control or Freedom? (by Jocelynne Scutt) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/women-and-the-magna-carta-a-treaty-for-control-or-freedom
Author(s): Jocelynne Scutt
Categories: History > Study & Teaching, Law > Gender & the Law, Law > Legal History, Reference > General, Science > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2015-12-18
ISBN-10: 113756234X
ISBN-13: 9781137562340
Language: English
Description: On the eight-hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, Women and the Magna Carta investigates what the charter meant for women's rights and freedoms from an historical and legal perspective.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:06 GMT
Tudor England and its Neighbours (Themes in Focus) (by Susan Doran, Glenn Richardson) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/tudor-england-and-its-neighbours-themes-in-focus
Author(s): Susan Doran, Glenn Richardson
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Palgrave
Publish date: 2005-03-02
ISBN-10: 0333946111
ISBN-13: 9780333946114
Language: English
Description: This new study of Tudor international relations is the first in nearly thirty years. Adopting a fresh approach to the subject, this lively collection presents the work of a team of established and younger scholars who discuss how the Tudor monarchs made sense of the world beyond England's shores. Taking account of recent developments in cultural, gender and institutional history, the contributors analyse the important changes and continuities in England's foreign policy during the Tudor age. Tudor England and its Neighbours addresses key questions such as: - Did Henry VII break with the past by pursuing peace with France? - What was the impact of... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:50:20 GMT
Restoration Politics, Religion and Culture: Britain and Ireland, 1660-1714 (British History in Perspective) (by George Southcombe, Grant Tapsell) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/restoration-politics-religion-and-culture-britain-and-ireland-1660-1714-british-history-in-perspective
Author(s): George Southcombe, Grant Tapsell
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Palgrave
Publish date: 2010-01-15
ISBN-10: 0230574440
ISBN-13: 9780230574441
Language: English
Description: This indispensable introductory guide offers students a number of highly focused chapters on key themes in Restoration history. Each addresses a core question relating to the period 1660-1714, and uses artistic and literary sources – as well as more traditional texts of political history – to illustrate and illuminate arguments. George Southcombe and Grant Tapsell provide clear analyses of different aspects of the era whilst maintaining an overall coherence based on three central propositions: • 1660-1714 represents a political world fundamentally influenced by the civil wars and interregnum • the period can best be understood by linking... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:48:07 GMT
The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice (Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History) (Volume 7) (by Christopher Bellamy) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-evolution-of-modern-land-warfare-theory-and-practice-routledge-library-editions-military-and-naval-history-volume-7
Author(s): Christopher Bellamy
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-10-16
ISBN-10: 1138919233
ISBN-13: 9781138919235
Language: English
Description: Extensively illustrated with 52 detailed campaign and battle maps and diagrams, this book, originally published in 1990, surveys the evolution of warfare in Europe from Napoleon to the end of the twentieth century and in Asia from the Middle Ages. It considers the interaction of technology and warfare. With wide-ranging examples, the book includes two in depth case studies, one on the Soviet Operational Manoeuvre Group and its predecessors in the Russian Imperial Army, the other on the history of land warfare, including guerilla warfare, in Asia. In this book the author demonstrates that military history can be of immense... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:44:02 GMT
A Book of Five Rings (by Musashi Miyamoto) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/a-book-of-five-rings
Author(s): Musashi Miyamoto
Categories: History > Military, Sports & Recreation > Martial Arts, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Publish date: 2004-01-02
ISBN-10: 0749006587
ISBN-13: 9780749006587
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:02:07 GMT
Latin for Local History: An Introduction (Longman Paperback) (by Eileen Gooder) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/latin-for-local-history-an-introduction-longman-paperback
Author(s): Eileen Gooder
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Europe, History > World, Reference > Directories
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1978-06-21
ISBN-10: 0582487285
ISBN-13: 9780582487284
Language: English
Description: Latin for Local History provides a self-teaching guide for those historians who wish to tackle the language in which the majority of pre-eighteenth century historical records have been written. It is unique in dealing only with Latin found in historical records of the medieval period. Practice material and exercises are provided in the form of documents most commonly encountered by the historian in their research - deeds, charters, court rolls, accounts, bishops' registers and so on.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:46:20 GMT
Mannerism in Arabic Poetry: A Structural Analysis of Selected Texts (3rd Century AH/9th Century AD - 5th Century AH/11th Century AD) (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) (by Stefan Sperl) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/mannerism-in-arabic-poetry-a-structural-analysis-of-selected-texts-3rd-century-ah-9th-century-ad-5th-century-ah-11th-century-ad-cambridge-studies-in-1
Author(s): Stefan Sperl
Categories: History > Middle East, Literary Criticism > African, Literary Criticism > Medieval
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2005-01-20
ISBN-10: 0521522927
ISBN-13: 9780521522922
Language: English
Description: Sperl's study questions whether mannerism and classicism can be applied to the analysis of Arabic poetry. While mannerism in Arabic literature has traditionally been associated with an excessive use of rhetorical devices and illustrated with reference to poetic fragments and extracts, Sperl approaches the question through a structuralist examination of poems as a whole. The texts selected range from the 9th to the 11th centuries AD and are drawn from the works of Abu l-Atahiya, Buhturi, Mihyar al-Daylami and Maarri. The poems which are studied in detail in successive chapters exhibit profound stylistic differences in sound, imagery, and... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:46:14 GMT
1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America (by David Pietrusza) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/1948-harry-trumans-improbable-victory-and-the-year-that-transformed-america
Author(s): David Pietrusza
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Union Square Press
Publish date: 2011-10-04
ISBN-10: 140276748X
ISBN-13: 9781402767487
Language: English
Description: Indelibly, we recall the iconic newsphoto: jubilant underdog Harry Truman brandishing his copy of  the Chicago Tribune proclaiming "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." But far, far more exists to 1948's election that a single inglorious headline and a stunning upset victory. Award-winning author David Pietrusza goes beyond the headlines to reveal backstage events and to place in context a down-to-the-wire donnybrook fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, and the birth of Israel, a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights, and domestic communism. It's a war for the... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:32:16 GMT
1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (by David Pietrusza) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/1960-lbj-vs-jfk-vs-nixon-the-epic-campaign-that-forged-three-presidencies
Author(s): David Pietrusza
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States
Publisher: Union Square Press
Publish date: 2008-09-02
ISBN-10: 1402761147
ISBN-13: 9781402761140
Language: English
Description: It was the election that would ultimately give America “Camelot” and its tragic aftermath, a momentous contest when three giants who each would have a chance to shape the nation battled to win the presidency. Award-winning author David Pietrusza does here for the 1960 presidential race what he did in his previous book, 1920: the Year of the Six Presidents—which Kirkus Reviews selected as one of their Best Books of 2007. Until now, the most authoritative study of the 1960 election was Theodore White’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the President, 1960.... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:28:14 GMT
Daily Life of the Ancient Romans (by David Matz) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/daily-life-of-the-ancient-romans
Author(s): David Matz
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, History > Reference, History > World
Publisher: Greenwood
Publish date: 2001-10-30
ISBN-10: 0313303266
ISBN-13: 9780313303265
Language: English
Description: Use this fascinating reference resource to find out what it meant to be a typical Ancient Roman. Using plenty of anecdotal material written by Romans themselves, this volume explores the ins and outs of daily living for ordinary people, from their homes, to the foods they ate, to the sports and games they enjoyed. The ancient civilization is brought to life, and students can easily make comparisons between the people of that culture and the people of our own, discovering the similarities and differences between the two. Many different aspects of life in Ancient Rome are presented to provide a full and varied picture.... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:02 GMT
The Luftwaffe in Camera: 1939–1945 (by Alfred Price) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-luftwaffe-in-camera-1939-1945
Author(s): Alfred Price
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2009-08-01
ISBN-10: 0752451022
ISBN-13: 9780752451022
Language: English
Description: A wide range of fascinating World War II archive photographs depicts the operations, aircraft, and men of the Luftwaffe. They are shown throughout the successes and glory of the first three years at war and then in the final years, as they were forced to relinquish the territory they had fought to gain and retreat towards their homeland. This collection covers important campaigns such as the Battle of Britain and the devastating Blitzkrieg offensive, as well as the ingenuity and courage shown so that they could never be discounted from Allied calculations. Over several years the author... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:02:02 GMT
The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin' (by Inc. Foxfire Fund) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-foxfire-book-of-simple-living-celebrating-fifty-years-of-listenin-laughin-and-learnin
Author(s): Inc. Foxfire Fund
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Anchor
Publish date: 2016-08-23
ISBN-10: 0804173109
ISBN-13: 9780804173100
Language: English
Description: First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:16:09 GMT
The Syrian Wars (Mnemosyne Supplements) (by Grainger) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-syrian-wars-mnemosyne-supplements
Author(s): Grainger
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Civilization
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2010-01-11
ISBN-10: 9004180508
ISBN-13: 9789004180505
Language: English
Description: The two-century long conflict over Syria between Seleukids and Ptolemies was the central diplomatic and military matter of the Hellinistic period. By examining it for the first time in detail, its importance can at last be seen.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:52:10 GMT
Arnhem 1944: Operation 'Market Garden' (Campaign) (by Stephen Badsey) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/arnhem-1944-operation-market-garden-campaign
Author(s): Stephen Badsey
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1993-05-27
ISBN-10: 1855323028
ISBN-13: 9781855323025
Language: English
Description: Osprey's examination of 'Market Garden,' one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of World War II (1939-1945). It was a joint penetration, by an armoured column and a large-scale airborne drop, to punch a decisive hole in the German defences. If it had succeeeded, the war could have ended in 1944. Yet the two-pronged attack failed in its objectives. This book details how, instead of being relieved after 48 hours as expected, British paratroopers were cut off for nine days. Facing two unexpected SS Panzer divisions the Allies were eventually evacuated across the Rhine after putting up an incredible fight: of the 10,000 men... more...
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:18:13 GMT
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare (by John Keegan) http://www.ebooks-share.net/ebook/the-price-of-admiralty-the-evolution-of-naval-warfare
Author(s): John Keegan
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: The Viking Press
Publish date: 1989-03-01
ISBN-10: 0670814164
ISBN-13: 9780670814169
Language: English
Description: Keegan illuminates the history of naval combat by expertly dissecting four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: The Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the long and arduous Battle of the Atlantic.
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:14:01 GMT