Download E-books War and Peace in the Ancient World (Ancient World: Comparative Histories) PDF

By Kurt A. Raaflaub

This booklet is the 1st to target conflict and peace within the old global from an international perspective.

* the 1st ebook to target struggle and peace within the old global
* Takes a world viewpoint, masking a lot of early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, in the course of the Mediterranean to the Americas
* good points contributions from nineteen exotic students, all of whom are specialists of their fields
* bargains amazing insights into the various ways that historic societies handled a typical human problem
* calls for no past ancient wisdom, making it compatible for non-specialists

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Download E-books The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 PDF

By Ian W. Toll

New York TimesBestseller “A attractive mixture of background and prose and proves back Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative.” ―Wall road Journal

This masterful historical past encompasses the center of the Pacific War―the interval among mid-1942 and mid-1944―when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat within the Marianas. It used to be the most important, bloodiest, costliest, such a lot technically cutting edge and logistically complex amphibious struggle in background, and it fostered sour interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory couldn't heal.

Often ignored, those are the years and fights that determined the Pacific conflict. Ian W. Toll's conflict scenes―in the air, at sea, and within the jungles―are easily riveting. He additionally takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo the place politics and procedure frequently collided, and into the fight to mobilize wartime construction, which was once the key of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and coloured through firsthand accounts―letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs―that are the uncooked fabric of the telling info, sensible judgment, and penetrating perception of this magisterial history.

This volume―continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible―marks the second one installment of the Pacific conflict Trilogy, to be able to stand because the first historical past of the whole Pacific battle to be released in at the very least twenty-five years.

32 pages of illustrations

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Download E-books Osaka 1615: The last battle of the samurai (Campaign, Volume 170) PDF

By Stephen Turnbull

Osprey's exploration of the complicated history of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), in addition to of the conflict studies of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the clash that resulted in the eventual triumph of 1 dynasty over one other. In 1614, Osaka fort used to be Japan's maximum fortification, measuring nearly 2 miles in size with double circuits of partitions, a hundred ft excessive. It was once guarded by means of 100,000 samurai, dependable to their grasp: the pinnacle of the Toyotomi extended family, Toyotomi Hideyori. The fortress used to be possible impenetrable, but the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was firm to ruin this one final possibility to his place as Japan's final ruler.

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Download E-books The Best and the Brightest PDF

By David Halberstam

"A wealthy, pleasing, and profound examining experience." -- the hot York Times
"[The] such a lot accomplished saga of ways the USA turned desirous about Vietnam. it's also the Iliad of the yank empire and the Odyssey of this nation's look for its idealistic soul. the simplest AND THE BRIGHTEST is nearly like staring at an Alfred Hitchcock thriller." -- The Boston Globe
"Deeply relocating . . . we won't support yet consider the compelling energy of this narrative . . . . Dramatic and tragic, a series of occasions overwhelming of their strength, a far off struggle embodying illusions and myths, terror and violence, confusions and braveness, blindness, satisfaction, and arrogance." -- l. a. Times
"Most outstanding, really good -- perceptive, literary, multidimensional." -- the recent York instances e-book Review
"A tale which each American should still read." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Download E-books Die Gestapo PDF

By Michael Stolle

Die Geheime Staatspolizei - kurz Gestapo - struggle das am meisten gefürchtete device des politischen Terrors im "Dritten Reich". Sie verfolgte und vernichtete mit Brutalität und Willkür die Gegner des Regimes und alle, die sie als solche definierte: Sozialisten, Kommunisten, Juden, Homosexuelle oder "Asoziale". Wer in den berüchtigten Gestapo-Gefängnissen landete, der kehrte oft nicht wieder. Carsten Dams und Michael Stolle untersuchen in ihrem Buch Anspruch und Wirklichkeit der Gestapo. Dabei spannen sie den Bogen von der späten Weimarer Republik über die Verbrechen des Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland und Europa bis zu den Prozessen gegen Gestapobeamte nach 1945. Entstanden ist eine souveräne Synthese auf dem Stand der neuesten Forschung.

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Download E-books The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities PDF

By Matthew White

A compulsively readable and totally unique account of worldwide history—from an atrocitologist’s aspect of view.
Evangelists of human development meet their contrary in Matthew White's epic exam of history's 100 such a lot violent occasions, or, in White's piquant phraseology, "the numbers that individuals are looking to argue about." achieving again to 480 BCE's moment Persian warfare, White strikes chronologically via heritage to this century's conflict within the Congo and devotes chapters to every occasion, the place he surrounds challenging evidence (time and position) and succinct takeaways (who often will get the blame?) with energetic army, social, and political histories. With the attention of a pro statistician, White assigns every one access a score in line with physique count number, and in doing so he supplies voice to the ache of standard people who, inexorably, has outlined each ancient epoch. by means of turns droll, insightful, matter-of-fact, and eventually sympathetic to people who died, The nice enormous ebook of terrible Things provides readers an opportunity to arrive their very own conclusions whereas supplying a stark reminder of the darkness of the human center. 20 black-and-white illustrations and four maps

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Download E-books World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units (Elite) PDF

By Eugene Liptak

When the U.S. entered international battle II, it used to be obvious that the struggle may in simple terms be gained through taking the struggle to the Axis, within the form of large-scale amphibious landings. for this reason, the united states army constructed various kinds of really expert unit to reconnoiter strength touchdown components, degrade the enemy's skill to withstand, and help the touchdown forces directly to the seashores. those operatives needed to get there first, by myself, and perform their missions prior to the GIs and Marines may land with any likelihood of success.

Formed in September 1942 and energetic within the Mediterranean, eu, and Pacific theaters, the Scouts and Raiders have been forerunners of the SEALs; they used canoes to secretly reconnoiter shores sooner than wrestle landings, and put marker beacons. within the Mediterranean and the Philippines, the seashore Jumpers made complex simulated landings to idiot the enemy as to actual destinations, together with radar and sound deception.

Active within the Mediterranean, Normandy, and the South West Pacific, the Naval strive against Demolition devices cleared seashore hindrances previous to wrestle landings, and guided touchdown craft to their vacation spot, whereas the Underwater Demolition groups conducted comparable projects within the Pacific theater in basic terms. In co-operation (and occasionally festival) with the place of work of Strategic companies, Naval workforce China collected intelligence in that theater, and informed and fought with chinese language guerrillas at the back of eastern lines.

All those detailed struggle devices performed important roles within the prosecution of the Allied conflict attempt around the globe. Their special uniforms, insignia, unique garments, gear, and weaponry are illustrated and defined during this attractive study.

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Download E-books The Bloody Road to Death (Legion of the Damned, Book 11) PDF

By Sven Hassel

They have been often called the previous Man's unit – the main savage part within the complete German military. They have been professional front-liners – veterans of the trenches. within the lethal cactus woodland, Tiny, Porta and the remaining came across a spot God had forgotten ever existed. crawling with snakes, scorpion and substantial ants.. a spot that reeked of probability and demise. while their water rations ran out, they got here on the subject of insanity from thirst within the blistering hell which surrounded them. there have been able to devote homicide for a drink

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Download E-books Flaming Dove PDF

By Daniel Arenson

Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. misplaced on Earth.

The conflict of Armageddon was once ultimately fought... and ended without transparent victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat one another right into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon must have ended with Heaven profitable, ushering in an period of peace. that is what the prophecies acknowledged. as an alternative, the 2 armies--one of angels, one in all demons--hunker down within the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and kit up for a chronic battle without result in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila does not are looking to take facets. Her mom used to be an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from either camps. And but either armies desire her, for together with her combined blood, Laila can turn into the final word spy... or final soldier. because the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's basically battle is inside her heart--a fight among her demonic and heavenly blood.

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Download E-books How to Lose a War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders (How to Lose Series) PDF

By Bill Fawcett

From the Crusades to the fashionable age of chemical conflict and clever bombs, background is affected by actually disastrous army campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles one of the most amazing strategic catastrophes and doomed army adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders—whether the failure was once as a result of negative making plans, miscalculations, huge ego, or failed intelligence . . . or simply a very silly notion to start with.

  • Alexander invades India—and leads to deep vindaloo.
  • Sacre bleu! The French are humiliated by means of Prussia in 1870.
  • spain's "invincible army" breaks up off the coast of england whereas trying an invasion.
  • the mau mau uprising opposed to the british in kenya exhibits us how to not run an insurgency.
  • Chiang Kai-Shek's pathetic military fails to maintain Mao's Communists from grabbing China.

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