Germany's Eastern Front Allies 1941–45 by Peter Abbott(.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 17 MB Overview: The 1930s were a time of growing tension for the smaller states of Eastern Europe. Since the end of the First World War they had enjoyed an independence which most of them had not known for centuries, but this was now threatened by the growing power of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Instead of combining for self defence, they were bitterly divided. The Munich crisis of 1938, which served as the prelude to World War II, showed how little reliance could be placed...

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US Amphibious Tanks of WWII by Steven J. Zaloga (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 3.4 MB Overview: The advent of combined arms operations in World War II created the need for specialized armored vehicles. In the case of amphibious attacks, the issue arose of how best to land tanks on a beach. Although a variety of specialized landing craft were developed, the Dieppe raid in 1942 encouraged the development of tanks that could be deployed from further off-shore to limit the vulnerability of the LCT craft. The deep-wading equipment that they developed was...

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Dear Old Kit by Harvey Lewis Carter (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.1 mb Overview: The Figure of Kit Carson strides through the literature of the American West in heroic size. Trader, trapper, scout, brigadier general of New Mexico Volunteers, and many other things besides, he has appealed to the public imagination as no other frontiersman has. Many biographies and who versions of his “autobiography” have been published. Yet much of the legend still remains to be separated from the facts, declares the author of this new...

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1916 in 1966 by Mary E. Daly, Margaret O'Callaghan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.7 MB Overview: 1916 in 1966: Commemorating the Easter Rising' looks closely at how the Irish government reinvented the message of Easter 1916 through the official golden jubilee celebrations of the nationalist Rising. This collection of essays explores the organization of various unofficial commemorations in Northern Ireland in 1966 and the significance of these for nationalist and unionist politics in the mid-1960s. It analyzes the golden jubilee of the Rising from a...

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Tiger I & Tiger II by Anthony Tucker-Jones (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, Size: 26 Mb Overview: The German Tiger I and Tiger II (known to the Allies as the ‘King Tiger’ or ‘Royal Tiger’) were the most famous and formidable heavy tanks of the Second World War. In their day, their awesome reputation inspired such apprehension among Allied soldiers that the weaknesses of these brilliant but flawed designs tended to be overlooked. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this illustrated history, tells the story of their conception and...

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Texas, Mexican-American War by Fairfax Davis Downey (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 14.3MB Overview: The Mexican-American War established the reputation of Major General Zachary Taylor, resulting in his election as president of the United States. It also gave invaluable experience to young American officers who would play leading parts in the Civil War - among them, Ulysses S. Grant, George H. Thomas, and George G. Meade on the Union side and Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on the Confederate forces....

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3 Para Mount Longdon by Jon Cooksey (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 28.5 MB Overview: This, the first in a new series on Special Operations, tells the story of 3 Para and the often-neglected struggle for Mount Longdon. It was a battle which tested the discipline, comradeship and professionalism of the Paras to the limit; it was a battle which witnessed another posthumous VC; it turned out to be the bloodiest battle of the entire Falklands Campaign. Genre: Non Fiction History Military Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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Lorraine 1944 by Steven J. Zaloga (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 45.5 MB Overview: In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie the Allied advance by cutting off Patton's Third Army in the Lorraine with a great Panzer offensive. But Patton's aggressive tactics continued to thwart German plans and led to a series of violent armored battles. The battle-hardened Wehrmacht confronted the better-equipped and better-trained US Army. The Germans managed to re-establish a fragile defensive line but could...

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Triumph Amidst Bloodshed by Craig L. Claybrook (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.5 MB Overview: Civil War Soldiers’ Spiritual Victories gives eye witness accounts about hundreds of Union soldiers during those fateful days. An organization, called the United States Christian Commission, sprang forth from the Y.M.C.A. to care for soldiers throughout the duration of the war. More than 5,000 pastors and Christian laypeople contributed their time and thousands more donated resources to the effort. At the conclusion of the war, these...

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Bombers Fly East by Martin W. Bowman (.MOBI)

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Requirements: Any MOBI Reader, 5.4 MB Overview: Highlights include several chapters on the Mediterranean air forces, with special emphasis placed on the brave but futile attempts of the South African Air Force Liberator crews in Italy to supply Polish patriots during the Warsaw uprising. Individual chapters covering various aspects of the war in the Mediterranean, Malta and the Western Desert are told by the combatants themselves in crisp unerring detail. The author recounts the thrilling RAF Wellington...

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1867 by Maurice Cowling (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 12.8 MB Overview: The passage of the Reform Bill of 1867 is one of the major problems in nineteenth-century British history. Mr Cowling provides a full-scale explanation, based on a wide range of archive material, including four major manuscript collections not previously used. Mr Cowling pays equal attention to the view taken by Parliament of the class structure and to the ambitions and strategies of politicians in Parliament and outside. He sets this detailed historical...

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Lebanon by Al J Venter (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 9.9 MB Overview: When the world held its breath … It is 25 years since the end of the Cold War, now a generation old. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944—long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe—with the brutal Greek Civil War. The battle lines are no longer drawn, but they linger on, unwittingly or not, in conflict zones such as Iraq, Somalia and Ukraine. In an era of mass-produced AK-47s and ICBMs, one such...

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Underground History..American Ed by John Taylor Gatto (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 1.6MB Overview: An intimate investigation into the prison of modern schooling. This book will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling. Genre: Nonfiction | History | Education Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2 Download link 3...

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The Habsburg Empire by Martyn Rady (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 1 mb Overview: The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the Spanish connection, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and a chunk of the New World, spreading eastwards to include the Philippines. Reaching from South-East Asia to what is now Ukraine, the Habsburg Empire was truly global. In this Very Short...

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2 Books by Richard Holmes (.ePUB) (.MOBI)

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Requirements: ePUB/MOBI Reader, 27.2MB Overview: Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second Empire. For many years he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Genre: Nonfiction | Military History Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to...

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Patriot Battles by Michael Stephenson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 1 MB Overview: Michael Stephenson's Patriot Battles is a comprehensive and richly detailed study of the military aspects of the War of Independence, and a fascinating look at the nuts and bolts of eighteenth-century combat. Covering everything from what motivated those who chose to fight to how they were enlisted, trained, clothed, and fed, it offers a close-up view of the war's greatest battles, with maps provided for each. Along the way many cherished myths are challenged,...

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The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia.. by Michael Kazin(.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.9 MB Overview: With 150 accessible articles written by more than 130 leading experts, this essential reference provides authoritative introductions to some of the most important and talked-about topics in American history and politics, from the founding to today. Abridged from the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, this is the only single-volume encyclopedia that provides comprehensive coverage of both the traditional topics of U.S. political...

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The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB reader, 61.5mb Overview: "A page turner...We have long needed a fair-minded overview of this vitally important religious sensibility, and FitzGerald has now provided it." —The New York Times Book Review "FitzGerald's brilliant book could not have been more timely, more well-researched, more well-written, or more necessary." —The American Scholar This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize­–winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the...

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Undaunted Radical by Albion W. Tourgee (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 2 mb Overview: A leading proponent of racial equality in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century, Albion W. Tourgée (1838–1905) served as the most articulate spokesman of the radical wing of the Republican party, and he continued to advocate for its egalitarian ideals long after Reconstruction ended. Undaunted Radical presents Tourgée’s most significant letters, speeches, and essays from the commencement of Radical Reconstruction through the...

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The German Home Front 1939-45 by Brian L. Davis (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 2.6 MB Overview: This book outlines and illustrates the living conditions of German civilians in World War II, and the Nazi state's basic structure. German families suffered the same hardships as British - labour conscription, extra civic duties, severe shortages of food and necessities, disrupted transport, homelessness and evacuation, separation from loved ones and, for many, bereavement. However, there were important differences. The dictator for whom many had voted was...

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Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told by Seth H. Bramson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 9.2MB Overview: Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen. In 1902, Henry Flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to "the nearest deepwater American port." In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and...

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History of Work Concept by Agamenon R. E Oliveira (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 5.27 MB Overview: Thisbook traces the history of the concept of work from its earliest stages and shows that its further formalization leads to equilibrium principle and to the principle of virtual works, and so pointing the way ahead for future research and applications. The idea that something remains constant in a machine operation is very old and has been expressed by many mathematicians and philosophers such as, for instance, Aristotle. Thus, a concept of energy...

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Stories from Ancient Rome by Alfred J. Church (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 632 kb Overview: Stories of the early days of Rome, from the time of the kings through the establishment of the republic and its struggles with other peoples on the Italian peninsula, and concluding with the wars with Carthage. Genre: Non Fiction History Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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Trench Warfare by Bob Carruthers (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 31.2 MB Overview: This powerful collection, depicting the grim events of trench warfare, showcases the work of the contemporary combat artists and illustrators from the Great War era. Included here are the works of serious artists, propagandists, illustrators and humorists. The result is a stunning and vivid graphic record of life and death in the trenches during the Great War, as reported to contemporary audiences at a time when the events of the Great War were still...

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A Different Valor by Gilbert E. Govan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.5MB Overview: Originally published in 1956, this book is a full account of General Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), a career U.S. Army officer who served with distinction in the Mexican-American War and Seminole Wars, and was one of the most senior general officers—second only to General Robert E. Lee—in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Although heartily disliked by Confederate president Jefferson Davis, who often criticized him for a lack of...

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Age of the Seljuqs by Sarah Stewart (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader 8 MB Overview: From their ancestral heartland by the shores of the Aral Sea, the medieval Oghuz Turks marched westwards in search of dominion. Their conquests led to control of a Muslim empire that united the territories of the eastern Islamic world, melded Turkic and Persian influences and transported Persian culture to Anatolia. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the new Turkic-Persian symbiosis that had earlier emerged under the Samanids, Ghaznavids and Qara-Khanids came...

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Cambridgeshire Kitcheners by Joanna Costin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 57.3 MB Overview: In the opening months of the First World War, 1,500 men from Cambridgeshire came forward to serve their country as a battalion in Kitchener's New Army. They came from the city and they came from the fields. Many had never left the county before, let alone their country, and all too many would never return. Whether farm laborers, shop assistants, bricklayers, chauffeurs, university scholars or college porters, men from all walks of life united and became the...

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A History of India (6th Edition) by Hermann Kulke (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.5MB Overview: Presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present, A History of India is a detailed and authoritative account of the major political, economic, social and cultural forces that have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent. Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund provide a comprehensive overview of the structural pattern of Indian history, covering each historical period in equal depth. Fully revised throughout, the sixth edition of...

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The A to Z of the British & Irish.. by Martyn Bennet (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.5 MB Overview: During the 17th century, the British Isles were trapped in a 23 year-long state of turmoil through civil war, continued rebellion, and revolutions. King Charles I wanted to instill a new uniform religious policy throughout the British Isles, and this caused a massive uproar over the King's policies toward the diverse people in his empire-the English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. No person remained unaffected in the kingdom and eventually King Charles I was...

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The Hidden Musicians by Ruth Finnegan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.5MB Overview: A classic ethnography reveals the worlds of amateur musicians. Back in print with a new preface. Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Cultural Studies Download link 1 Download link 2...

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