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Spanish Civil War 1936–39 by Patrick Turnbull et al (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 37 MB Overview: By the spring of 1936 an armed clash was imminent between the forces of Spain's extreme Left and extreme Right. Viewed largely as a confrontation between democracy and fascism, the resulting civil war proved to be of enormous international significance. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy intervened to assist General Franco, while the Soviet Union came to the aid of the Republican forces. This book explains the background to the war and charts the course of the...

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Warrior Politics by Robert D. Kaplan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8mb Overview: "The side that knows when to fight and when not will take the victory. There are roadways not to be traveled, armies not to be attacked, walled cities not to be assaulted." --Sun-Tzu We live in dangerous times, when a new kind of leadership is required. Visionary and ruthlessly strategic, Warrior Politics extracts the best of the wisdom of the ages for modern leaders who are faced with the complex life-and-death challenges of today's world--and determined to...

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Crash at Corona by Stanton T. Friedman, Don Berliner (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 9.3 MB Overview: The startling true story of the incident that began the modern UFO era--the crash of a flying saucer in New Mexico in 1947--by the investigator who broke the case. Friedman and Berliner tracked down 100 witnesses, including 30 who claim first-hand experience with the crash remnants. Their previously untold stories, plus evidence of the U.S. government's cover-up, make for a thrilling read. Photographs Genre: Non Fiction | Paranormal > UFOs Download link 1 ...

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Prepare for Saints by Steven Watson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 1.96 mb Overview: Perhaps the oddest and most influential collaboration in the history of American modernism was hatched in 1926, when a young Virgil Thomson knocked on Gertrude Stein's door in Paris. Eight years later, their opera Four Saints in Three Acts became a sensation--the longest-running opera in Broadway history to date and the most widely reported cultural event of its time. Four Saints was proclaimed the birth of a new art form, a cellophane fantasy, "cubism on...

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The Deluge by Adam Tooze (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 15.8 MB Overview: A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing...

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The Best War Ever by Sheldon Rampton et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 302 kb Overview: The war in Iraq may be remembered as the point at which the propaganda model perfected in the twentieth century stopped working: the world is too complex, information is too plentiful, and-as events in Iraq reveal- propaganda makes bad policy. The Best War Ever is about a war that was devised in fantasy and lost in delusion. It highlights the futility of lying to oneself and others in matters of life and death. And it offers lessons to the current generation...

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Shakedown by Paul Cleary (.PDF)

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Requirements: pdf reader, 2.39 mb Overview: The compelling inside story of how Australia attempted to bully East Timor out of its rights to the lucrative oil and gas resources of the Timor Sea and the people, both heroes and villains, who played the game for a nation's future. In 2000 one of the poorest nations on earth began negotiations with Australia over rights to the lucrative oil and gas resources of the Timor Sea. With the revenue from the oil and gas fields, the young democracy of East Timor...

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Vercors 1944 by Peter Lieb (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 57 MB Overview: After D-Day the French resistance rose to sabotage the Nazi war effort. Germany rutghlessly assaulted a French stronghold with Fallschirmjaeger airborne troops. Fighting insurgents has always been one of the greatest challenges for regular armed forces during the 20th century. From Malaya through Algeria and Vietnam to the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the list is long. The war between the Germans and the French resistance, also called FFI (Forces...

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The Directors by Editors of Playboy Magazine (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.6MB Overview: About the Series: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue,...

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The Unruly City by Mike Rapport (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 35 MB Overview: In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century—Paris, London, and New York—all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, asking why some cities...

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Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry.. by Philip Haythornthwaite (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 13 MB Overview: During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry – the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. Big men mounted on big horses, the heavy cavalry were armed with swords nearly a metre long, used for slashing or thrusting at their opponents; many wore steel armour, a practice revived by Napoleon. They were tasked with smashing a hole in the enemy's line of battle, with exploiting a...

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Citizen Spies by Joshua Reeves (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.4MB Overview: The history of recruiting citizens to spy on each other in the United States. Ever since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, we think about surveillance as the data-tracking digital technologies used by the likes of Google, the National Security Administration, and the military. But in reality, the state and allied institutions have a much longer history of using everyday citizens to spy and inform on their peers. Citizen Spies shows how “If...

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The Dying Days of the Third Reich by Christian Huber (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 800 kb Overview: The defeat of the Third Reich is best told through the authentic voices of those who fought on the front line. This collection includes the stories of German soldiers fighting the Red Army on the Eastern Front. It includes those of Horst Messer, who served on the last East Prussian panzer tank but was captured and spent four years in Russian captivity at Riga; Hans Obermeier, who recounts service with Eastern Front training units, capture on the Czech front,...

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Psyche on the Skin by Sarah Chaney (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 14.3MB Overview: It's a troubling phenomenon that many of us think of as a modern psychological epidemic, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, especially young women: cutting and self-harm. But few of us know that it was 150 years ago with the introduction of institutional asylum psychiatry that self-mutilation was first described as a category of behavior, which psychiatrists, and later psychologists and social workers, attempted to understand. With care and...

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History of Cannibalism by Catalin Avramescu (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.25MB Overview: The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. "An Intellectual History of Cannibalism" is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the...

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A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (.ePUB)

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Requirements: Any ePUB reader, 2mb Overview: Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, A Thousand Days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of John F. Kennedy and his administration. Handpicked by Kennedy to serve as special assistant to the president, historian and Harvard professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. The hundreds of...

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Storm of Eagles by John Dibbs, et al (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 21mb Overview: Soaring high above the fields and cities of Europe and Asia as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies in World War II. Whoever won the skies would win the war. Published in association with the National Museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a fully illustrated coffee-table book that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images. Compiled by one of...

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Shackleton’s Forgotten Expedition by Beau Riffenburgh(.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 2.8 mb Overview: Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition is the story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey toward the South Pole. Lacking funds and plagued by hunger, cruel weather, and unpredictable terrain, Shackleton and his party accomplished some of the most remarkable feats in the history of exploration. Not only were members of the expedition the first to climb the active volcano Mount Erebus and the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, but Shackleton himself led a party of...

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Guarding the Golden Door by Roger Daniels (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 878 kb Overview: The federal government's efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of immigrants seeking to enter the United States began with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Conceived in ignorance and falsely presented to the public, it had undreamt of consequences, and this pattern has been rarely deviated from since. As renowned historian Roger Daniels shows in this brilliant new work, America's inconsistent, often illogical, and always cumbersome immigration policy...

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Early Roman Warfare by Jeremy Armstrong (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader 7.8 MB Overview: While copious amounts have been written about the Roman army, most study has focussed on the later Republic or the Imperial period when the legionary system was already well-developed. Here Dr Jeremy Armstrong traces the development of Rome's military might from its earliest discernible origins down to the First Punic War. He shows how her armies evolved from ad-hoc forces of warriors organized along clan lines and assembled for the city's survival, to the...

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The Turks in World History by Carter Vaughn Findley (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.6MB Overview: Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural, economic, social, and political history unite in these pages to illuminate the projection of Turkic identity...

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Patricians & Emperors by Ian Hughes (ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader 20.5 MB Overview: The book is divided into four parts. The first sets the background to the period, including brief histories of Stilicho (395-408) and Aetius (425-454), explaining the nature of the empire and the reasons for its decline. The second details the lives of Ricimer (455-472) and his great rival Marcellinus (455-468) by focusing on the stories of the numerous emperors that Ricimer raised and deposed. The third deals with the Patricians Gundobad (472-3) and Orestes...

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Superman by Larry Tye (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 7.2 MB Overview: Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El,...

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Later Medieval Europe by Daniel Waley et al. (.ePUB)

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Requirements: any .ePUB reader , 0.9 MB Overview: From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics,...

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Waffen-SS: A European History by Jochen Böhle (Bohle) (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 4.7 MB Overview: This is the first systematic pan-European study of the hundreds of thousands of non-Germans who fought ― either voluntarily or under different kinds of pressures ― for the Waffen-SS (or auxiliary police formations operating in the occupied East). Building on the findings of regional studies by other scholars ― many of them included in this volume ― The Waffen-SS aims to arrive at a fuller picture of those non-German citizens (from Eastern as well as Western...

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Patriot Militiaman 1775–82 by Ed Gilbert (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 43 MB Overview: The American Revolution was a momentous conflict, the outcome of which would influence the birth of a nation. Army regulars fought in massive and famous battles from New England to Virginia, but in the South a different kind of warfare was afoot. Local militia, sometimes stiffened by a small core of the Continental Line, played a pivotal role. This lesser-known war ultimately decided the fate of the Revolution by thwarting the British "Southern strategy". In...

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Evicted from Eternity by Michael Herzfeld (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 6.4 MB Overview: Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between the past and the present, the global and the local, make Rome fertile ground to study urban social life, the...

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Operation Pointblank 1944 by Steven J. Zaloga (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 23.5MB Overview: Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Launched in 1943, the operation immediately met with severe problems, most notably the horrible attrition experienced by the US bomber forces. However, with the arrival of the P-51 Mustang, the United...

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Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces by Gordon Williamson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.2MB Overview: Despite the popularity of the U-boats and larger surface vessels like the Bismarck and the Graf Spee, the vast majority of vessels within the Kriegsmarine served in the coastal forces. Although less frequently mentioned, these smaller ships gave crucial service during the war and continued to serve decades after VE day, either in the German Navy or in the navies of the victorious Allies. Indeed, Kriegsmarine minesweepers and their German crews, still in their...

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Desert War: The Battle of Sidi Rezegh by Peter Cox (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, Size: 1.70 Mb Overview: Sir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as ‘the forgotten battle of the Desert War’. The objective of Crusader was to retake Cyrenaica, the eastern region of Libya, and ultimately drive the Italians and Germans out of North Africa. The campaign also involved British and South African troops, and did achieve the badly needed relief of Tobruk. Despite the New Zealand...

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