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Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges by Carl Shilleto(.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.2MB Overview: This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 9 Para Bn of the British 6th Airborne Division on the German gun emplacement known as the Merville Battery on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The actions of 8 Para, 12 Para, Canadian 1 Para, attached engineer and support units, and commando raids in this area of Normandy are also told. In particular, the importance of destroying the five bridges, and a drainage culvert, in the Dives valley are explained along with the...

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Fu-go: The Curious History by Ross Coen (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.2MB Overview: Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American citizens and ignite devastating forest fires across...

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Blitzkrieg: From the Ground Up by Niklas Zetterling (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3 MB Overview: The successes of the German Blitzkrieg in 1939–41 were as surprising as they were swift. Allied decision-makers wanted to discover the secret to German success quickly, even though only partial, incomplete information was available to them. The false conclusions drawn became myths about the Blitzkrieg that have lingered for decades. It has been argued that German victories in the early part of the war rested less upon newly developed tanks and aircraft and more...

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The Short, Strange Life of..... by Jonathan Kirsch (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 5.8MB Overview: On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht comes this untold story of a teenager whose act of defiance would have dire international consequences. On the morning of November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a desperate seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Ernst vom Rath, a Nazi diplomat. Two days later vom Rath lay dead, and the Third Reich exploited the murder to unleash Kristallnacht—its horrific campaign of terror...

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Passchendaele by Andrew MacDonald (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.6MB Overview: A fresh look at the battles of Passchendaele that reveals, for the first time, where responsibility for the tragedy really lies. this extensively researched book tells the story of one of the darkest hours of Australia and New Zealand's First World War military. With the forensic use of decades-old documents and soldier accounts, it unveils for the first time what really happened on the war-torn slopes of Passchendaele, why, and who was responsible for the...

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But Not in Shame by John Toland (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 26 MB Overview: December 7, 1941 - at exactly 7:55AM on a seemingly peaceful Sunday morning, the United States was plunged into the greatest war in history! What were the events which determined the Pearl Harbor catastrophe? What were the last few days on Wake Island like? What really occurred on the infamous Bataan Death March and why did it happen? How did MacArthur make his dramatic escape from Corregidor? And what is the story behind the greatest capitulation in American...

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The Real Deadwood by John Edward Ames (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.7MB Overview: Supported by strong ratings and a rich history, The Real Deadwood provides background and historical accuracy for the figures depicted on the hit HBO series, and takes a broader look at the times that spawned them. Covering law and order, politics, journalism, and early medicine, and examining some "historical guest stars" who may play a factor in future Deadwood episodes (Teddy Roosevelt was an acquaintance of series protagonist Seth Bullock and made...

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Fatal Voyage by Dan Kurzman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 3.4 MB Overview: Shortly after midnight on July 30, 1945, the Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea. The ship had just left the island of Tinian, delivering components of the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima. As the torpedoes hit, the Indianapolis erupted into a fiery coffin, sinking in less than fifteen minutes and leaving nine hundred crewmen fighting for life in shark-infested waters. They expected a swift, routine...

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Hit the Target by Bill Yenne (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 3 MB Overview: Selected for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Reading List From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High, comes the stirring true story of the Eighth Air Force in World War II. Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months, they had set up base in England. Three months later, they were bombing German targets in occupied...

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Everything Under the Heavens by Howard W. French (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 34.7 MB Overview: From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global...

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The Day Guernica Died by Gordon Thomas (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 5.27 mb Overview: How and why the cultural and religious capital of the Basque people was reduced to rubble by the Nazi Condor Legion air force. The first—and only—book to have interviewed all survivors of the blitzkrieg and those who launched it. Genre: History Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Bitter Waters by David Howard Bain (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 4 MB Overview: With customary depth and insight, David Bain illumines the United States' nineteenth-century exploration of the Holy Land.To lead the expedition, the navy tabbed William Francis Lynch, an officer eager to enter the esteemed yet dangerous field of Victorian exploration. Like many of his successful contemporaries, Lynch was well-read, and possessed an independent nature, but in a man who also preferred organization to chaos, and with a character that tended toward...

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Europe on Trial by Istvan Deak (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 3 MB Overview: In Europe on Trial, acclaimed historian István Deák explores the history of collaboration, retribution, and resistance during World War II. These three themes are examined through the experiences of people and countries under German occupation, as well as Soviet, Italian, and other military rule. Those under foreign rule faced innumerable moral and ethical dilemmas, including the question of whether to cooperate with their occupiers, try to survive the war...

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A History of the Great War by C.R.M.F. Cruttwell (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 5.4 MB Overview: This vivid, detailed history of World War I presents the general reader with an accurate and readable account of the campaigns and battles, along with brilliant portraits of the leaders and generals of all countries involved. Scrupulously fair, praising and blaming friend and enemy as circumstances demand, this has become established as the classic account of the first world-wide war. Genre: Non-Fiction, History Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Imperial Japanese Aircraft Carriers by Mark Stille (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 6.7 MB Overview: The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and construction. As a result, by the time Japan entered World War II and attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor in 1941, it possessed a fantastically effective naval aviation force. This book covers the design, development...

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TIME World War I by The Editors of Time (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 7.7MB Overview: Vast in scope and sweeping in impact, World War I cut through history to shape the modern world. The Great War toppled monarchies, re-drew the map of Europe and made the U.S. one of the major powers of the modern age. The war gave the world new weapons: warplanes and U-boats, dirigibles and machine guns, tanks and poison gas. Now TIME explores this four-year conflict in all its complex facets, from the trenches of France to the deserts of Arabia to the streets...

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Hearts Touched by Fire by Harold Holzer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 77.3 MB Overview: In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all? One claimed it was Chickamauga, another Cold Harbor. The argument inspired a brainstorm: Why not let the magazine’s 125,000 readers in on the conversation by offering “a series of papers on some of the great battles of the...

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Towards the Flame by Dominic Lieven (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 16.27MB Overview: The decision to go to war in 1914 had catastrophic consequences for Russia. The result was revolution, civil war and famine in 1917-20, followed by decades of communist rule. Dominic Lieven's powerful and original book, based on exhaustive and unprecedented study in Russian and many other foreign archives, explains why this suicidal decision was made and explores the world of the men who made it, thereby consigning their entire class to death or exile and...

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36 Unsolved Mysteries of the World by Vikas Khatri (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 465 kb Overview: 36 Unsolved Mysteries of the World is an engrossing account of some breath-taking mysteries of the times to be read with abated breath. What happens if a desert sings or stones begin to move? What if a man claims to have X-ray eyes and others show their expertise in invoking the rains or clearing the fog? Believe it or not—you have it all here! Genre: Non Fiction History Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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Belligerent Muse by Stephen Cushman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2 MB Overview: War destroys, but it also inspires, stimulates, and creates. It is, in this way, a muse, and a powerful one at that. The American Civil War was a particularly prolific muse--unleashing with its violent realities a torrent of language, from soldiers' intimate letters and diaries to everyday newspaper accounts, great speeches, and enduring literary works. In Belligerent Muse, Stephen Cushman considers the Civil War writings of five of the most significant and...

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Ike's Spies by Stephen E. Ambrose (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.2 MB Overview: This classic Cold War-era history looks at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed America’s secret operations as general and as commander in chief and is based on privileged access to the president and his private papers—from bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose. During his time in office, Eisenhower projected the image of a genial bureaucrat, but behind that public face, he ran the most efficient espionage establishment in the world,...

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German Halftracks At War 1939-1945 by Paul Thomas (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 41.7 MB Overview: "In the aftermath of The Great War, which saw the introduction of the tank, the more far sighted military leaders realized that the future of warfare hinged on a balance of mobility, firepower and protection. Tanks would need to be accompanied into battle by supporting arms, specifically infantry, artillery and engineers. An all fully-tracked field army was thought to be too expensive, so the semi-tracked support vehicle (commonly called a halftrack)...

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Canada's Great War Album by Mark Collin Reid (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 119 MB Overview: Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, Canada's Great War Album is an unprecedented and remarkable collection of Canadian photographs, memorabilia, and stories of the war. Two years ago, Canada's History Society invited Canadians to tell their family stories from the First World War. The response was overwhelming and assembled for the first time are their personal stories and photographs that together form a...

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30 Days a Black Man by Bill Steigerwald (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader | 2.7 MB | Version: Retail Overview: The dangerous, trailblazing work of a white journalist and black leader who struck a shocking early blow against legal segregation In 1948, most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for 10 million African Americans living in the Jim Crow South. Then, Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and alongside Atlanta s black civil rights pioneer Wesley Dobbs lived as a black man...

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U-Boats at War in World War I & II by Jon Sutherland (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | Overview: U Boats were the scourge of the seas for Allied shipping during both World Wars – almost bringing Britain to the brink of starvation on several occasions. This book contains unseen photographs taken by German submarine crew and captains during each war. The World War One selection features a submariner's photos of U-25, an early German U-boat. They belonged to WO Friedrich Pohl who served on U-boats SM-25 and SMU-33. There are many photos of the U-boat itself, crew...

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Dr. Seuss Goes to War by Richard H. Minear (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 37.4 MB Overview: For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents "a provocative history of wartime politics" (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format...

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Panzer III at War 1939 – 1945 by Paul Thomas (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 7.3 MB Overview: With comprehensive captions and text this superb book is the latest in the best selling Images of War Series and the second instalment of the Author’s pictorial history of the German Panzers in the Second World War. The Panzer III saw almost continuous action from the the annexation of Czechoslovakia, the invasion of Poland and then France and the Low countries, in North Africa, Italy, the Eastern Front and, finally, the retreat back into Germany....

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The Culmination of Conflict by Stephen Rapawy (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.2 MB Overview: As Germany fought the Soviet Union during World War II, a much smaller but equally vicious struggle was unfolding in southeastern Poland, fueled by longstanding ethnic and territorial conflicts between Poles and Ukrainians. Both sides organized large partisan armies and sought control over territory each deemed integral to their postwar national visions. The violence reached a fever pitch in the years immediately following the war. This comprehensive study...

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Building the Skyline by Jason M. Barr (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 9 MB Overview: The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. In the process, he debunks some widely held misconceptions about the city's history. Starting with Manhattan's natural...

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The New Military in Russia by Richard F. Staar (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 35.1 MB Overview: This authoritative study of the military establishment in Russia since the dissolution of the USSR, published in 1996 by Naval Institute Press, refutes the claim of an apolitical force and maintains that reform is nonexistent. Genre: Non-fiction, General Download link 1 Download link 2...

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