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Bogus Science by John Grant (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.8 MB Overview: We pride ourselves on the scientific culture in which we live, but is it really so scientific? Is it not the truth that large parts of our society are awash with ideas and preconceptions that could not be further divorced from science, even though often they're wrongly or fraudulently described as "scientific"?John Grant, author of the highly successful books Discarded Science and Corrupted Science, now turns his attention to the bogus that too...

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Corrupted Science by John Grant (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.6 MB Overview: The main ways that people can corrupt science—or at least try to—are through hoax and fraud, both of which may be perpetrated by laymen or scientists, and through ideological and political corruption, whose intent in both instances is to mislead the public and both of which may be either deliberate or self-deceiving. In this sequel to John Grant’s highly successful Discarded Science—Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time, we are introduced to the world of...

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Structure & Qur'anic Interpretation by Raymond Farrin(.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.3MB Overview: The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous revelations that are often unclear in placing in an overall context. Structure and Qur’anic Interpretation, aimed both at readers familiar with the Qur’an and at those opening it for the first time, differs from other books on the...

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Confederate Waterloo by Michael J. McCarthy (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 11.8MB Overview: “It could be classified as a mere skirmish, but no other fight of the entire four years’ struggle was followed by such important consequences,” explained former Confederate General Thomas Munford years after the Civil War. “It extinguished the campfires of the hitherto invincible army and was the mortal blow which caused the Southern Confederacy to perish forever.” The Battle of Five Forks broke the long siege of Petersburg,...

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The Somme by Robin Prior, Trevor Wilson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.9MB Overview: In the long history of the British Army, the Battle of the Somme was its bloodiest encounter. Between July 1 and mid-November 1916, 432,000 of its soldiers became casualties--about 3,600 for every day of battle. German casualties were far fewer despite British superiority in the air and in lethal artillery. What went wrong for the British, and who was responsible? Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson have examined the entire public archive on the Battle of the Somme...

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Threads & Traces by Carlo Ginzburg (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB Overview: Carlo Ginzburg’s brilliant and timely new essay collection takes a bold stand against naive positivism and allegedly sophisticated neo-skepticism. It looks deeply into questions raised by decades of post-structuralism: What constitutes historical truth? How do we draw a boundary between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? How do we grapple with the historical conventions that inform, in different ways, all written...

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Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, | 10.2Mb | Version: Retail Overview: All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements – but if you don’t know geography, you’ll never have the full picture. If you’ve ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China’s power base continues to...

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Austro Hungarian Aces World War by Christopher Chant (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF REader | 17 MB Overview: Starting the war with only 35 aircraft, Austro-Hungarian industry went on to produce only moderate numbers of poor quality aircraft. The fliers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire operating on the Serbian and Russian fronts were fortunate at first, finding themselves faced by small numbers of aircraft yet more obsolescent than their own. Serbia fell in 1915, but when Italy declared war the Austro-Hungarians were still faced with a two-front war – a static front...

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The End of the Aztecs by Charles L. Mee Jr. (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.3 MB Overview: The moment Hernán Cortés and his men landed on the shore of Mexico in 1519 was a catastrophic one for Aztec leader Moctezuma, and their chance meeting led to the destruction of an entire civilization. Here, in this essay by award-winning author Charles L. Mee Jr., is the haunting, humbling story of the end of the Aztecs and the inevitability of the unpredictable in human affairs. Genre: Non Fiction History > Ancient Civilizations > Aztec Download link...

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1919 Versailles by Charles L. Mee Jr. (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.1 MB Overview: World War I and the Versailles Treaty that followed produced the most serious upheaval in a long and stormy course of modern world history. Four great empires - Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, and Turkey - were part of the war’s rubble. Far from restoring order, the diplomats who met in 1919 at Paris and Versailles plunged the world into the chaos of the twentieth century. Here, from award-winning historian Charles Mee, is the account of what happened...

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Great War to Great Escape by Laurence Green (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 4.7 MB Overview: Bernard Green managed to survive both the First and Second World War - just. In the first global conflict of the Twentieth Century he endured mud, destruction and death in the trenches of the Western Front; suffering serious injury yet serving with distinction, earning the Military Cross. Twenty-one years later, with another European war imminent, Bernard signed up to fight Germany once more, this time from the air. However in July 1940 his Hampden bomber was...

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Patriot Pirates by Robert H. Patton (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 510 kb Overview: They were legalized pirates empowered by the Continental Congress to raid and plunder, at their own considerable risk, as much enemy trade as they could successfully haul back to America’s shores; they played a central role in American’s struggle for independence and later turned their seafaring talents to the slave trade; embodying the conflict between enterprise and morality central to the American psyche. In Patriot Pirates, Robert H. Patton,...

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Afghanistan from the Cold War... by Barnett R. Rubin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.8 MB Overview: One of our foremost authorities on modern Afghanistan, Barnett R. Rubin has dedicated much of his career to the study of this remote mountain country. He served as a special advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke during his final mission to the region and still serves the Obama administration under Holbrooke's successor, Ambassador Marc Grossman. Now Rubin distills his unmatched knowledge of Afghanistan in this invaluable book. He shows how the...

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The Great War by Peter Hart (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 11.6 MB Overview: World War I altered the landscape of the modern world in every conceivable arena. Millions died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political movements arose; poison gas, warplanes, tanks, submarines, and other technologies appeared. "Total war" emerged as a grim, mature reality. In The Great War, Peter Hart provides a masterful combat history of this global conflict. Focusing on the decisive engagements, Hart explores the immense challenges...

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Bloody Spring by Joseph Wheelan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.8 MB Overview: In the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee faced a new adversary: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. Named commander of all Union armies in March, Grant quickly went on the offensive against Lee in Virginia. On May 4, Grant's army struck hard across the Rapidan River into north-central Virginia, with Lee's army contesting every mile. They fought for forty days until, finally, the Union army crossed the James River and began the siege of Petersburg. The campaign...

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Jefferson's War by Joseph Wheelan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.7 MB Overview: Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge,...

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Voices of the Pacific by Adam Makos et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 9 MB Overview: These are the stories from fifteen WWII Marines, compiled by Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton but left unfiltered and in the words of the Marines who were there. Unflinching, brutal, and relentless, Voices of the Pacific will leave a reader gasping for air and dumbstruck in awe of the old heroes who won the Pacific war with bare hands, bayonets, and guts. The book presents accounts of heroism and honor as told by World War II veterans Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin,...

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Dark Rose by Robert C. Donnelly (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.5 MB Overview: In April 1956, Portland Oregonian investigative reporters Wallace Turner and William Lambert exposed organized crime rackets and rampant corruption within Portland's law enforcement institutions. The biggest scandal involved Teamsters officials and the city's lucrative prostitution, gambling, and bootlegging operations. Turner and Lambert blew the cover on the Teamsters' scheme to take over alcohol sales and distribution and profit from these fringe...

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The Origins Cuban Revolution... by Samuel Farber (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.1 MB Overview: Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many observers, who treat Cuba's revolutionary leaders as having merely reacted to U.S. policies or domestic socioeconomic conditions, Farber shows that revolutionary leaders, while acting under serious constraints, were nevertheless autonomous agents...

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The House That George Built by Wilfrid Sheed (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 1.8MB Overview: From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Big Spender," from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen ran their fingers over piano keys, enticing unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Critically acclaimed writer Wilfrid...

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Polish Aces of World War 2 by Robert Gretzyngier (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 12 MB Overview: Pilots of the Polish Air Force saw action from the first day of World War 2 until the final victory in Europe. Flying hopelessly outmoded P.11 fighters in defence of their country in September 1939, a handful of aviators inflicted serious losses on the Luftwaffe before being overwhelmed. The survivors escaped to then neutral Hungary and Romania, before being ordered to France by the new C-in-C of exiled Polish Armed Forces, General Sikorski. With the invasion of...

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First Class Citizenship by Michael G. Long (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 1.4MB Overview: Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond is one of the great stories of the struggle for civil rights in America, and his Hall of Fame career speaks for itself. But we no longer hear Robinson speak for himself; his death at age fifty-three in 1972 robbed America of his voice far too soon....

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Spanish Foreign Legion by John Scurr, Bryan Fosten (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader | 23 MB Overview: Although overshadowed by its French counterpart, the Tercio de Extranjeros, 'Regiment of Foreigners' has a rich and eventful history beginning with its formation in 1920. Under the command of LtCol Millán Astray and Comandante Francisco Franco, the Spanish Foreign Legion developed into a formidable force, led by Astray's belief that 'to die in combat is the greatest honour.' This book examines the main campaigns in which the Legion participated, from Melilla in...

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Loathing Lincoln by John McKee Barr (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 2 mb Overview: While most Americans count Abraham Lincoln among the most beloved and admired former presidents, a dedicated minority has long viewed him not only as the worst president in the country's history, but also as a criminal who defied the Constitution and advanced federal power and the idea of racial equality. In Loathing Lincoln, historian John McKee Barr surveys the broad array of criticisms about Abraham Lincoln that emerged when he stepped onto the national stage,...

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The Allure of Battle by Cathal J. Nolan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 4.6 mb Overview: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Nor has the "genius" of...

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The Structure of Cuban History by Louis Perez Jr. (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.2MB Overview: In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of national sovereignty that was anticipated as the outcome of Spain's defeat in 1898 was heavily compromised by the U.S. military intervention that immediately followed. To many Cubans it seemed almost as if the...

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The Portuguese Revolution by Ronald H. Chilcote (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.9MB Overview: Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974–1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His study revisits a key historical moment to explain the revolution and its aftermath through periods of authoritarianism and resistance as well as representative and popular democracy. Exploring the intertwined themes of class, state, and hegemony, Chilcote...

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Assault in Norway by Thomas Gallagher (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 628 KB Overview: Assault in Norway is the classic account of a legendary raid on the Nazi war program. By 1942 Germany had a seemingly insurmountable lead over the Allies in developing an atomic bomb. Contributing to this situation was its access to a crucial ingredient: “heavy water,” found in great abundance at a fortresslike factory in occupied Norway. Allied hopes of stalling the Nazi nuclear program soon focused on sabotaging the cliffside plant―a suicidal...

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Double-Cross System by J. C. Masterman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 882 KB Overview: The classic account of how British intelligence penetrated and practically operated Nazi Germany’s spy network within the British Isles With great imagination, care, and precise coordination, the British were able to identify Nazi agents, induce many to defect, and supply completely false information to Germany about bombings, battles, and even the D-Day invasion. Told by the man who masterminded the entire, unbelievable four-and-a-half-year scheme, and...

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Attack on the Somme by Martin Pegler (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 9.6MB Overview: The Battle of the Somme is fixed in the country's collective memory as a disaster - probably the bloodiest episode in the catalogue of futile offensives launched by the British on the Western Front. Over five months of desperate fighting in 1916 the British wrestled with the Germans for control of a narrow strip of innocuous French countryside. When the fighting petered out the British had barely pushed back the Germans from their original positions for a...

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