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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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Magic & Superstition in Europe by Michael D Bailey (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB Reader, 3.05 MB Overview: The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic, witchcraft, and superstitious practices such as popular spells or charms from antiquity to the present day. Focusing especially on Europe in the medieval and early modern eras, Michael Bailey also explores the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems_particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca_from Europe to the...

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The Sino-Soviet Alliance by Austin Jersild (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 2.9 MB Overview: In 1950 the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China signed a Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance to foster cultural and technological cooperation between the Soviet bloc and the PRC. While this treaty was intended as a break with the colonial past, Austin Jersild argues that the alliance ultimately failed because the enduring problem of Russian imperialism led to Chinese frustration with the Soviets. Jersild zeros in on the...

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Flags of the Napoleonic Wars by Terence Wise et al (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 15 MB Overview: In this third of three volumes examining the flags of the Napoleonic Wars [Men-at-Arms 77, 78 & 115] Terence Wise details colours, standards and guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Burg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, the Netherlands, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Portugal, Reuss, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Westphalia in a text containing a plethora of illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Guido Rosignoli. Genre: Non Fiction | History >...

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Hitler's Escape by Ron T. Hansig, H. D. Baumann (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 1.1MB | Retail Overview: There always have been doubts as to Hitler's alleged suicide in his bunker in Berlin on April 30, 1945. The most authoritarian doubter was the Russian Dictator Joseph Stalin who was convinced that Hitler escaped to Spain in April of 1945. Hitler's death, at the end of World War II, assumed to be by his own hand, remains unproven. This assumption was the result of, what many conceive as, a conspiracy by the Western Powers, bowing to political...

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Flags of American Civil War 2 by Philip Katcher et al (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 21 MB Overview: The regimental or battery set of colours was more than simply a unit designation, issued for the ease of a commander in identifying his units in the field. It was the very symbol of the regiment; it was its heart, the thing that drew its members together. As such it was fiercely defended in action, where it flew in the centre of the line. Complemented by numerous illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Rick Scollins, this book by Philip Katcher...

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Russia’s War in Afghanistan by David Isby (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 3.12 MB Overview: Text by David Isby. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined. A comprehensive study of both sides in the Afghan war. Genre: Non Fiction | History > Military Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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Fortitude by Roger Hesketh (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 6 mb Overview: Behind the astonishing success of D-Day was the most sophisticated deception scheme ever devised. The objective was to persuade the enemy that the long-awaited landings would take place in the Pas-de-Calais, and that any attack in Normandy would be nothing more than a diversionary feint that could be safely ignored. Hundreds of bogus agent reports were manufactured, an entire US Army Group was invented, false radio signals transmitted, and inflatable tanks,...

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The SAS in World War II by Gavin Mortimer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 50 MB Overview: The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment'. With a wealth of stunning photographs, many from the SAS Regimental Archives, the book captures the danger and excitement of the...

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Getting It Wrong by W. Joseph Campbell (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.8 MB Overview: Did the Washington Post bring down Richard Nixon by reporting on the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic remark by Walter Cronkite effectively end the Vietnam War? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to “furnish the war” in the 1898 conflict with Spain? In Getting It Wrong, W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles these and other prominent media-driven myths—stories about or by the news media that are widely believed but which, on close examination,...

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The Propeller under the Bed by Eileen A. Bjorkman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.2 MB Overview: On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream hed cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman herself a pilot and aeronautical engineer frames her fathers journey from teenage airplane enthusiast to Air Force pilot and Boeing engineer in the context...

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Australia & the Vietnam War by Peter Edwards (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 10.8 MB Overview: In this landmark book, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skillfully unravels the complexities of the global Cold War, decolonization in Southeast Asia, and Australian domestic politics. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest and most controversial military commitment of the 20th century, ending in humiliation for the United States and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The war provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics,...

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The Epidemic by David DeKok (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB Reader | 4.61 MB Overview: The dramatic account of a turn-of-the-twentieth-century struggle against a frightening disease with lessons for today. The Epidemic tells the story of how a vain and reckless businessman became responsible for a typhoid epidemic in 1903 that devastated Cornell University and the surrounding town of Ithaca, New York. Eighty-two people died, including twenty-nine Cornell students. Protected by influential friends, William T. Morris faced no retribution for this...

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This New Ocean by William E. Burrows (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 7.7 MB Overview: It was all part of man's greatest adventure--landing men on the Moon and sending a rover to Mars, finally seeing the edge of the universe and the birth of stars, and launching planetary explorers across the solar system to Neptune and beyond. The ancient dream of breaking gravity's hold and taking to space became a reality only because of the intense cold-war rivalry between the superpowers, with towering geniuses like Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolyov...

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The Battle of Marathon by Peter Krentz (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 5 MB Overview: How did the city-state of Athens defeat the invaders from Persia, the first world empire, on the plain of Marathon in 490 BCE? Clever scholars skeptical of our earliest surviving source, Herodotus, have produced one ingenious theory after another. In this stimulating new book, bound to provoke controversy, Peter Krentz argues that Herodotus was right after all. Beginning his analysis with the Athenians’ first formal contact with the Persians in 507 BCE,...

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In The Company Of Heroes by Michael J. Durant et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 972 kb Overview: In the autumn of 1993, American special forces were dispatched to the famine-stricken land of Somalia. Their intervention in this war-torn country was the most dramatic US military action since Vietnam. A routine mission went horribly wrong when Michael Durant's Black Hawk helicopter was shot down over Mogadishu and he was quickly surrounded by Somali troops and taken captive. The brutal torture he underwent was made all too clear to the world when his...

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Changing Barnsley by Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.7 MB Overview: Changing Barnsley looks at how Barnsley has evolved, through the eyes of the former Mining and Technical College on Church Street, which now hosts Barnsley's very own University. Covering the 75 years of its existence, it tracks the period from 1932, when the building was first built, until 2007, when the University was fully up and running. Built along the northern side of the Town Hall in 1932, on Church Street, the Building which now houses Barnsley's very...

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U.S. Army 1941-45 by Philip Katcher, Chris Collingwood(.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 12 MB Overview: At the time of the Second World War, the United States Army took an unusual approach, for the period, towards the design of its uniforms. Rather than attempt to find an all-purpose outfit, such as the British battledress, it attempted to design special-purpose dress for every possible duty, from combat in cold climates to dress parades in hot ones. Here Philip Katcher provides an extensive examination of the many different types of uniform and equipment which...

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Delta Reports, Volume 1 by Donald B. Redford (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 32.62MB Overview: This is a new series reporting on work carried out by Pennsylvania State University in the Delta region of Egypt. Genre: Non-Fiction, History Download link 1 Download link 2 Download link 3...

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A Dark History: Roman Emperors by Michael Kerrigan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 8 MB Overview: From the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. to the fall of Rome in A.D. 476, Dark History of The Roman Emperors reveals the adultery, incest, profligacy, sadism, and insanity of Rome's 500-year empire, including: - A.D. 40 Caligula orders his troops to collect seashells as the 'spoils of war' - A.D. 54 The bumbling Claudius, who had his nymphomaniac third wife killed, was murdered himself by his fourth wife, his niece - A.D. 64 Nero sings and plays the lyre while...

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Lincoln's Autocrat by William Marvel (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, Size: 2.23 Mb Overview: Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a...

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A Stranger in My Own Country by Hans Fallada (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, Size: 400 Kb Overview: I lived the same life as everyone else, the life of ordinary people, the masses.’ Sitting in a prison cell in the autumn of 1944, Hans Fallada sums up his life under the National Socialist dictatorship, the time of ‘inward emigration’. Under conditions of close confinement, in constant fear of discovery, he writes himself free from the nightmare of the Nazi years. His frank and sometimes provocative memoirs were thought for many years to...

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