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Manzikert 1071 by David Nicolle (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 23.8 MB Overview: On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the Byzantine emperor captured and much of his fabled Varangian guard killed. This battle is seen as the primary trigger of the Crusades, and as the moment when the power of the East Roman or Byzantine Empire was irreparably broken. The Saljuq victory...

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Sex Crimes under the Wehrmacht by David Raub Snyder (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 0.95MB Overview: In this groundbreaking work, David Raub Snyder offers a nuanced investigation into the German army’s prosecution and punishment of sex offenders during the Second World War. In so doing, Snyder restores balance to the literature regarding the military administration of justice under Hitler and to the historiography of sexuality and the Third Reich. Although scholars have devoted considerable attention to military offenses, the literature is largely silent...

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The Production of Difference by David R. Roediger (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.4 MB Overview: In 1907, pioneering labor historian and economist John Commons argued that U.S. management had shown just one "symptom of originality," namely "playing one race against the other." In this eye-opening book, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch offer a radically new way of understanding the history of management in the United States, placing race, migration, and empire at the center of what has sometimes been narrowly seen as a search for...

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The Modern Inquisition by Paul Collins (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1 MB Overview: The Modern Inquisition is the powerful and revealing story of how The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith—one aspect of the inner workings of the Vatican—perpetrates its assault on intellectual freedom. The Inquisition ceased burning and torturing heretics in the 18th century; a milder punishment awaits the dissidents today, principally excommunication or banishment from official teaching positions. Paul Collins has discovered—through his own experience...

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No Bone Unturned by Jeff Benedict (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 330 kb Overview: A curator for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Doug Owsley painstakingly rebuilds skeletons, helping to identify them and determine their cause of death. He has worked on several notorious cases -- from mass graves uncovered in Croatia to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon -- and has examined historic skeletons tens of thousands of years old. But the discovery of Kennewick Man, a 9,600-year-old human skeleton found along the banks of Washington's...

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Little Pink House by Jeff Benedict (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 395 kb Overview: Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like...

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Deception by Adrian Levy, Catherine Scott-Clark (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 874 kb Overview: The shocking, three-decade story of A. Q. Khan, Pakistan’s nuclear program, and the complicity of the United States in the spread of nuclear weaponry. On December 15, 1975, A. Q. Khan — a young Pakistani scientist — stole top-secret blueprints for a revolutionary new process to arm a nuclear bomb. His original intention, and that of his government, was to provide Pakistan a counter to India’s recently unveiled nuclear device. However, as Adrian...

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Hunters - The Hawker Hunter by Martin W Bowman (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 73.48MB Overview: The Hawker Hunter is a classic postwar aircraft, known to many as the most graceful jet fighter ever to leave the ground. The Hunter was one of Britain's export success stories and was purchased by no less than 19 countries worldwide. It still remains in service with at least two airforces - India and Zimbabwe. July 2001 saw the 50th anniversary of its maiden flight. This work covers the history of the formidable aircraft, from the early years of design...

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First to the Front by Charles Woolley (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 144.37MB Overview: The 95th Aero Squadron was the first American pursuit squadron to fly over the front in March 1918 and 1st Lt. Waldo Heinrichs was one of its original members. The history of the Squadron is told through the words of those who served, Heinrichs' richly written diary forms the nucleus of the story supported by contemporary letters, anecdotes, and combat reports from many of the other flyers. Entries from the official Squadron history as contained in the History...

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Crimes Against Women by Krishna Pokharel et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 16.2 MB Overview: As 2012 came to a close, news of the gang rape of a young woman in India’s capital generated headlines around the world. Her assault on a moving bus with a metal rod, and her death two weeks later from her injuries, focused attention on the dark side of the world’s largest democracy: the struggle that faces many Indian women in a country where chauvinistic and misogynistic attitudes prevail. The Wall Street Journal’s India bureau explored...

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The Spoils of War by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 4 MB Overview: Why are America's most beloved presidents also our most dangerous? It's striking how many of the presidents Americans venerate-Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, to name a few-oversaw some of the republic's bloodiest years. Perhaps they were driven by the needs of the American people and the nation. Or maybe they were just looking out for themselves. Genre: Non-Fiction, History Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Double Cross by Ben Macintyre (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 10.4 MB Overview: In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable WWII double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory. In Double Cross, Macintyre returns with the untold story of the grand final deception of the war and of the extraordinary spies who achieved it. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and...

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Rogues & Redeemers by Gerard O'Neill (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 4.2 MB Overview: From the bestselling coauthor of Black Mass, a behind-the-scenes portrait of the Irish power brokers who forged and fractured twentieth-century Boston. Rogues and Redeemers tells the hidden story of Boston politics–the cold-blooded ward bosses, the smoke-filled rooms, the larger-than-life pols who became national figures: Honey Fitz, the crafty stage Irishman and grandfather to a president; the pugilistic Rascal King, Michael Curley; the hectored Kevin White...

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Beyond the Killing Fields by Sydney Schanberg (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 1.8 MB Overview: This first-ever anthology of the war reporting and commentary of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Sydney Schanberg is drawn from more than four decades of reporting at home and abroad for the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, and various magazines. The centerpiece of the collection is his signature work, “The Death and Life of Dith Pran,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine. This became the foundation of Roland Joffé’s...

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Legacy of Courage II by Cheryl Popp, Peter Bronson (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 25.87 MB Overview: Come along on an Honor Flight and hear the thrilling stories of combat, service and sacrifice from the American veterans who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. Find out what it was like to parachute into Normandy on D-Day, endure the bone-chilling cold of the “Frozen Chosen” at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, slog through the steaming jungles of Vietnam, haul supplies through ambushes in Iraq, and nurse the wounded at...

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A History of No.6 Squadron by Mike Westrop (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 101.99MB Overview: Despite No.6 Squadron RNAS being the first British fighter squadron to deploy a production twin gun scout on the Western Front (beating the Royal Flying Corps elite 56 Squadron by a couple of weeks) and the first squadron to take the notoriously unreliable Siddeley Puma powered D.H.9 into battle, almost nothing has been published about the activities of this important Royal Naval Air Service squadron. The lack of published information can perhaps be explained...

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Blood & Fears by Kevin Wilson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 14 MB Overview: The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. With a fresh commander, it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Operation Argument in February―targeting German aircraft production plants―to bringing the Luftwaffe to battle over Berlin, the combined US Air Force-Royal Air Force forces’ round-the clock campaign bottled up the German army in Normandy. Day after day, the American bomber boys watched their comrades burn to death in blazing bombers, or...

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The Last Raid by Will Fowler (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.7MB Overview: The occupation of the Channel Islands in World War II is an often-neglected aspect of the war: here, for the first time, Will Fowler presents an account of life under German occupation peppered with first-hand accounts and details of the political maneuvering behind the scenes. Fowler provides the most comprehensive account of the last German raid of the war: the Granville Raid of March 8th, 1945. The raid was a success, damaging British and American ships...

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Nine Divisions in Champagne by Patrick Takle (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 8.3MB Overview: The book explains how the Allies, after a series of swinging defeats, sank their differences and came together to turn the tide against the German Army in the Summer of 1918. Although it is a detailed history of the fighting by British divisions, it also highlights the growing presence of American forces and their huge contribution to victory, too often understated in earlier works. The book deliberately binds together the genesis, size and equipment of the...

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Foothold in the Heavens by Ben Evans (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 8.2 MB Overview: Foothold in the Heavens, the second volume in the A History of Human Space Exploration series, focuses upon the 1970s, the decade in which humanity established real, longterm foothold in the heavens with the construction and operation of the first space stations. It marked a transitional phase between the heady, race-to-the-Moon days of the Sixties and efforts to make space travel more economical, more frequent and more 'routine.' Space exploration in the...

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Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB reader 44.2mb Overview: One of The Economist's Best Books of the Year A gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin's fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II's abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately...

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Project Plowshare by Scott Kaufman (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 2.1 MB Overview: Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California's Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they called Plowshare. Joined by like-minded government officials, scientists, and business leaders, champions of "peaceful nuclear explosions" maintained that they could create new elements and isotopes for general use, build storage facilities for water or fuel,...

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The Fall of the Roman Empire by Michael Grant (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB/MOBI Reader, 1.2MB Overview: This fall of the Roman Empire has always been regarded as one of the most significant transformations in the whole of human history. A hundred years before it occurred, Rome was an immense power defended by an invincible army. A hundred years later, the power and the army had vanished. The Fall of the Roman Empire succinctly describes the invasions from outside, and the weaknesses that arose within, that finally reduced the Empire to total paralysis. Grant...

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The Invisible Hook by Peter T. Leeson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.1 MB Overview: Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really...

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Ivan's War by Catherine Merridale (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.2 MB Overview: A powerful, groundbreaking narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, based on newly revealed sources Of the thirty million who fought, eight million died, driven forward in suicidal charges, shattered by German shells and tanks. They were the men and women of the Red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers who confronted Europe's most lethal fighting force and by 1945 had defeated it. Sixty years have passed since their epic...

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Crime & Punishment by Nicholas Reardon (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 9.1 MB Overview: This fully illustrated colour book written by Cotswold publisher Nicholas Reardon shows the reader in Photographs and Sketches old time punishments such as stocks, whipping posts and lock-ups along with stories of murdered Kings and Court Jesters, Highwaymen and War Crimes committed long ago, when the Cotswold hills were not so peaceful. Genre: Non Fiction History Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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"Live from Cape Canaveral" by Jay Barbree (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.6 MB Overview: Some fifty years ago, while a cub reporter, Jay Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Georgia. He moved to the then-sleepy village of Cocoa Beach, Florida, right outside Cape Canaveral, and began reporting on rockets that fizzled as often as they soared. In "Live from Cape Canaveral," Barbree—the only reporter who has covered every mission flown by astronauts—offers his unique perspective on the space program. He shares...

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Space Shuttle Challenger by Ben Evans (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 12.2 MB Overview: This book, which will complement Ben Evans’ previous work: Space Shuttle Columbia – Her Missions and Crews, is designed to cast minds back to a time when the Shuttle was truly the future: untarnished by disaster and bolstered by apparent success. It was a time when astronauts confidently expected to fly seven, eight or nine missions in their careers, when missions would be launched twice a month, when virtually anybody could travel into space and the...

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Big Hair & Plastic Grass by Dan Epstein (.ePUB)(.MOBI)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.5MB Overview: The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball's most colorful and controversial decade The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the '70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with the national pastime, rocking the once-conservative sport to its very foundations. Outspoken players embraced free agency, openly advocated drug use, and...

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Crazy '08 by Cait Murphy (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.6MB Overview: From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. In October 1908, though, no one would have laughed: The Cubs were, without doubt, baseball's greatest team—the first dynasty of the 20th century. Crazy '08 recounts the 1908 season—the year when Peerless Leader Frank Chance's men went toe to toe to toe with John McGraw and Christy...

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