The Great Rescue by Peter Hernon (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.3 MB | Retail Overview: Published in commemoration of the centennial of America's entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe—a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time. When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, the new German luxury ocean liner SS Vaterland was interned in New York Harbor, where it remained docked for nearly three years—until the United...

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The Sopranos, The Vanity Fair by Sam Kashner et al (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: First airing in 1999, The Sopranos may be the best television show of all time, forever changing the public’s expectations of what a television series can be and winning 21 Emmy Awards during its eight-year run. On the fifth anniversary of the show’s hotly debated series finale, in 2007, Vanity Fair releases a 20,000 word e-book, the untold, behind the scenes story of The Sopranos. With this oral history, expanded from the article in...

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Legacy of Iraq by Benjamin Isakhan (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 5.3MB Overview: The Legacy of Iraq' critically reflects on the abject failure of the 2003 intervention to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy, underpinned by free-market capitalism, its citizens free to live in peace and prosperity. It argues that mistakes made by the coalition and the Iraqi political elite set a sequence of events in motion that have had devastating consequences for Iraq, the Middle East and for the rest of the world. Today, as the nation faces perhaps its...

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Kaiser Bill: New Look at Wilhelm II by Blaine Taylor (.ePUB)

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Requirements: Any ePUB Reader, 3.4 MB Overview: Overview: Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 - 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe, three notable contemporary relations being his first cousins King George V of the United Kingdom, Marie of Romania, Queen consort of Romania and second...

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Land of Blue Helmets by Vijay Prashad (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 2 MB Overview: Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods, such as hostilities between Palestine and Iraq and between Libya and...

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The Mughal Empire by John F. Richards (.PDF)

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Requirements: .PDF Reader, 21MB Overview: The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states known in pre-modern world history. It was founded in the early 1500s and by the end of the following century the Mughal emperor ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent with a population of between 100 and 150 millions. As well as military success, the Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, etiquette, music, poetry, and exquisitely executed paintings and objects of the imperial...

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Meno & Other Dialogues by Plato, Robin Waterfield (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 16,6 MB Overview: A unique selection of four dialogues in which Plato considers virtue– individual virtue as well as virtue as a whole– and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship. The later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as awhole, and whether it is something that can be taught. Plato is a major figure in the history of Western philosophy, and these dialogues are an essential part of his work....

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Hell Hath No Fury by Rosalind Miles, et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB Reader 0.4 Mb Overview: An engaging collection that uncovers injustices in history and overturns misconceptions about the role of women in war. When you think of war, you think of men, right? Not so fast. In Hell Hath No Fury, Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross prove that although many of their stories have been erased or forgotten, women have played an integral role in wars throughout history. In witty and compelling biographical essays categorized and alphabetized for easy reference,...

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Scorched Earth: Australia's Secret Plan by Sue Rosen (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 14.9MB Overview: In 1942 the threat of Japanese invasion hung over Australia. The men were fighting overseas, fighting on other fronts, and Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare. From January 1942, a team frantically pulled together secret plans for a "scorched earth" strategy. The goal was to prevent the Japanese from seizing resources for their war machine as they landed, and capturing Australians as slaves as they had done in Malaysia and elsewhere in...

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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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