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Hundred Days by Nick Lloyd (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 7MB Overview: In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued—known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe. In Hundred Days, acclaimed military historian Nick Lloyd leads readers into the endgame of World...

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Red November by W. Craig Reed (.ePUB) (.MOBI)

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Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 7.2 mb Overview: In this riveting new history, W. Craig Reed provides an eye-opening, pulse-pounding account of the underwater struggles between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. that brought us to the brink of nuclear war more than once, taking us behind the scenes and into the action of the Cold War. Genre: Nonfiction, History Download link 1 Download link 2...

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History of the American Novel by Emory Elliott (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 5 mb Overview: This compilation of 31 major essays covers the American novel from the 1700s to the present (although the majority deal with the 20th century). Within each era, themes, genres, and topics such as realism, gender, romance, and technology are discussed in depth, as well as modern Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American fiction. Unfortunately, each essayist selects only the authors who best illustrate his or her topic, thus subtly skewing the view of the...

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Somme 1916 by Paul Kendall (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 6.6 MB Overview: What really happened on the first day of the Somme? Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies have been the subject of considerable debate about whether the heavy losses sustained were worth the small gains that were achieved which appeared to have little strategic value. That was certainly the case on many sectors on 1 July 1916, where...

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50 Weapons That Changed Warfare by William Weir (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 5.5 mb Overview: William Weir, author of New Page Book's 50 Battles That Changed the World, takes another look at the history of warfare, focusing on the hardware that served those famous battles, as well as others not as glorious. Included are:* Individual weapons-from spears to the submachine gun. * Crew-served weapons-from battering rams to "Big Bertha". * Unmanned weapons-from punji stakes to "Bouncing Betty" landmines and trap guns. 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare...

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Rulers, Religion, & Riches by Jared Rubin (.ePUB)(.AZW)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, AZW reader, 1.82 MB Overview: For centuries following the spread of Islam, the Middle East was far ahead of Europe. Yet, the modern economy was born in Europe. Why was it not born in the Middle East? In this book Jared Rubin examines the role that Islam played in this reversal of fortunes. It argues that the religion itself is not to blame; the importance of religious legitimacy in Middle Eastern politics was the primary culprit. Muslim religious authorities were given an...

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Teotihuacan by Kathleen Berrin (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 44.4 mb Overview: Fifteen hundred years ago, Teotihuacan was one of the world's greatest cities. Some 200,000 people lived in this Mexican metropolis, with its massive public buildings, grid plan of streets and imposing murals and sculpture. Its trading empire dominated much of ancient Mexico Genre: Non-Fiction, General Download link 1 Download link 2...

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The BEF in France by John Grehan & Martin Mace (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader 17.7 MB Overview: The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British force in Europe from 1939–1940 during the Second World War. Commanded by General Lord Gort, the BEF constituted one-tenth of the defending Allied force. The British Expeditionary Force was started in 1938 in readiness for a perceived threat of war after Germany annexed Austria in March 1938 and the claims on the Sudetenland, which led to the invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939. After the French and...

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The Idea of Greater Britain by Duncan Bell (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.MB Overview: During the tumultuous closing decades of the nineteenth century, as the prospect of democracy loomed and as intensified global economic and strategic competition reshaped the political imagination, British thinkers grappled with the question of how best to organize the empire. Many found an answer to the anxieties of the age in the idea of Greater Britain, a union of the United Kingdom and its settler colonies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and southern...

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Vietnam Gun Trucks by Gordon L. Rottman (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 1.5 MB Overview: While Vietnam is usually perceived as an infantry war, with US forces deploying by helicopter, the long supply lines that led to their inland bases had to be traveled by ground vehicles. The 8th and 48th Transportation Groups were responsible for hauling supplies through the long, dangerous roads of Vietnam, and they often found themselves the target of ambushes, attacks, and sniping. In response to this, vehicle crews began to arm trucks with machine guns...

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Kursk: The German View by Steven H. Newton (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 5.9MB Overview: The battle of Kursk, fought in the summer of 1943, involved six thousand German and Soviet armored vehicles, making it the biggest tank battle of all time and possibly the largest battle of any kind. Students of military history have long recognized the importance of Kursk, also known as "Operation Citadel," and there have been several serious studies of the battle. Yet, the German view of the battle has been largely ignored.After the war, U.S. Army Intelligence...

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The US Marine Corps since 1945 by Lee E Russell (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 13 MB Overview: Lee E Russell utilises his expert knowledge to guide us through the post-WWII history of the Marines, chronicling their involvement in Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon and Grenada. The account includes such remarkable exploits as the gruelling Chosin Reservoir campaign, which proved a supreme test of courage and discipline with the Marines isolated and overwhelmingly outnumbered in an unhospitable terrain where temperatures reached as low as -35F at night they...

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1700: Scenes from London Life by Maureen Waller (.ePUB)

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Requirements: epub reader, 5.8mb Overview: More than a capital city, London had witnessed the unthinkable – the public execution of a king at Whitehall. Thousands had died in the Plague of 1665, then the Great Fire of 1666. But from the ashes rose a modern city, rebuilt with the shining dome of Christopher Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, symbolising a new strength and confidence. London, with a population of over half a million, was now Europe's largest, richest and most cosmopolitian city. Maureen Waller...

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Gulag Letters by Arsenii Formakov (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 13.1MB Overview: A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps Emily Johnson has translated and edited a fascinating collection of letters written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his...

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Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh by Ali Riaz (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3MB Overview: In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of broad economic and social indicators. This Handbook presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource on the politics, society and economy of Bangladesh today. Genre:...

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Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB Reader, 328 kB Overview: David Mamet has been a controversial, defining force in nearly every creative endeavor-now he turns his attention to politics. In recent years, David Mamet realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply flawed worldview. In 2008 Mamet wrote a hugely controversial op-ed for the Village Voice, Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'", in which he methodically attacked liberal...

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The FBI & Religion by Sylvester A. Johnson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.8MB Overview: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence. As early as 1917, the Bureau began to target religious communities and groups it believed were hotbeds of anti-American politics. Whether these religious communities were pacifist groups that opposed American wars, or religious groups that advocated for white supremacy or direct conflict with the FBI, the Bureau has infiltrated...

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Microhistories of the Holocaust by Claire Zalc et al (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 2.1MB Overview: How does scale affect our understanding of the Holocaust? In the vastness of its implementation and the sheer amount of death and suffering it produced, the genocide of Europe's Jews presents special challenges for historians, who have responded with work ranging in scope from the world-historical to the intimate. In particular, recent scholarship has demonstrated a willingness to study the Holocaust at scales as focused as a single neighborhood, family, or...

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A Short History of Indonesia by Colin Brown (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader 4.6 MB Overview: This succinct work of history charts the growth of Indonesia, a remarkable nation of more than 6,000 inhabited islands. With lucid originality, the text incorporates more than 2 million years of history with depth and brevity—particularly focusing on Indonesia's development into a microcosm of a multi-ethnic modern world. Many current concerns are perceptively addressed, such as the legacy of European-Asian trade, Dutch colonialism, and the emergence of what has...

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In Hitler's Bunker by Armin D. Lehmann et al (.ePUB)(.MOBI)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.3MB Overview: During the last months of Hitler's Berlin, an estimated 30,000 German teenagers perished defending their beloved Fhrer in the Russian onslaught. Armin Lehmann was one of the few boy soldiers who escaped the bloodbath. Like every other member of the Hitler Youth, Armin would have given his life gladly for his leader, but he was not to be sacrificed to the enemy at the gate. Instead, he was chosen to serve in the German High Command's bunker complex....

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Canada & the First World War by David MacKenzie (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.1MB Overview: The First World War is often credited as being the event that gave Canada its own identity, distinct from that of Britain, France, and the United States. Less often noted, however, is that it was also the cause of a great deal of friction within Canadian society. The fifteen essays contained in Canada and the First World War examine how Canadians experienced the war and how their experiences were shaped by region, politics, gender, class, and nationalism. ...

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Athens: A History From Ancient.. by Robin Waterfield (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 4.8 MB Overview: Perhaps no other city looms larger in our cultural and historical imagination than Athens. For two and a half millennia, people have looked to the city's past as a beacon of genuine democracy, artistic expression, and the classical ideal. In this engaging narrative, noted classicist Robin Waterfield traces the life and history of Athens, a city whose idealized past continues to inspire the present.This is the only book to cover the entire history of Athens,...

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