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    Modern Snipers


    The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the...

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    US Army Combat Equipments 1910-88

    Rottman,Gordon L.

    Whether referred to as web gear, TE-21, TA50, LBE or LCE, the American soldier's individual combat equipment was seldom praised - except by its developers. Nevertheless, it has always been, and will continue to be an essential part of the fighting...

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    Rural Second Homes in Europe - Examining...


    This title was first published in 2000:  Improved communication links between urban and rural areas and an increase in property prices in urban regions have made commuting an attractive option for European town and city dwellers eager to 'escape'...

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    Westward the Women

    Ross,Nancy Wilson

    New edition of a classic. WestWinds Press is proud to introduce to a new generation Nancy Wilson's Ross's lively history of some of the remarkable pioneer women of the American West.

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    US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater...

    Rottman,Gordon L.

    The two major Army units that operated in the Pacific - the 11th Airborne Division and the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) launched small-scale operations on extremely difficult, if not, outright dangerous, terrain, while also...

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    Rural Second Homes in Europe - Examining...


    This title was first published in 2000:  Improved communication links between urban and rural areas and an increase in property prices in urban regions have made commuting an attractive option for European town and city dwellers eager to 'escape'...

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    Panzer II vs 7TP - Poland 1939

    David R. Higgins

    Hitler's lightning invasion of Poland in 1939 marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. This was the period when armoured warfare inscribed itself into global consciousness as the Poles desperately sought to stave off the Blitzkrieg. At the...

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    The Use of Hereford - The Sources of a...


    The Use of Hereford, a local variation of the Roman rite, was one of the diocesan liturgies of medieval England before their abolition and replacement by the Book of Common Prayer in 1549. Unlike the widespread Use of Sarum, the Use of Hereford was...

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    Lewes and Evesham 1264-65 - Simon de Montfort...


    At the crescendo of the Second Barons' War were the battles of Lewes and Evesham. It was an era of high drama and intrigue, as tensions between crown and aristocracy had boiled over and a civil war erupted that would shape the future of English...

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    Brazil and Canada - Economic, Political, and...


    This book synthesizes the relationship between Brazil and Canada to uncover a neglected history. Relying mostly on primary sources, this study is the first synthetic treatment of this relationship; it builds on the limited historiography that does...

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    The Almohad Revolution


    The studies in this collection comprise a series of explorations into the revolutionary character of the Almohad movement in medieval North Africa and Spain and how it was expressed, including through compelling visual and auditory means. Almohad...

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    Austro-Hungarian Aces of World War 1


    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,...

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    Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-D series


    From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe's signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career it came to symbolize what could be...

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    Early US Armor - Tanks 1916-40

    Zaloga,Steven J.

    Between the two World Wars, the US contributed significantly to the development of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking a way to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and...

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    Modelling the P-51 Mustang


    The North American P-51 Mustang had a humble genesis as a British request for single engine escort fighters but became, arguably, World War II's most important fighter aircraft. It had incredible endurance, fantastic maneuverability and excellent...

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    Panzerjäger vs KV-1 - Eastern Front 1941-43


    On the Soviet side, based upon lessons from the Spanish Civil War, the Red Army decided to develop a heavy 'breakthrough†? tank to smash enemy infantry defenses. This resulted in the KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, introduced in 1939. At the start of Operation...

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    Wisdom and War - The Royal Naval College...


    Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all branches of study bearing upon their...

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    The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98


    Stephen Turnbull, a renowned expert on the history of Japan, examines the samurai invasion of Korea, the first step in an ambitious Japanese plan to conquer China. Examining the various stages of the war, from the pitched battles of the early war...

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    Winchester Lever-Action Rifles


    Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service as far afield as Bulgaria, but it was in...

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    The Assertive Woman in Zora Neale...

    Peters,Pearlie Mae Fisher

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    The M60 Machine Gun


    The US M60 General Purpose Machine Gun, known as 'the Pig,†? was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs. Adopted in 1957, the M60 came into its own in the jungles, hamlets, and city streets of Southeast Asia...

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    The Triumph and Tragedy of the Intellectuals...


    This fourth installment of Harry Redner’s tetralogy on the history of civilization argues that intellectuals have a brilliant past, a dubious present, and possibly no future. He contends that the philosophers of the seventeenth century laid the...

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    Japan 1945 - From Operation Downfall to...


    In this 200th Campaign series title Clayton Chun examines the final stages of World War II as the Allies debated how to bring about the surrender of Japan. He details Operation Downfall (the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands).Chun...

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    Army of the Potomac


    For General George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington fresh from defeat at Bull Run on Monday 22 July, 1861, were to provide the raw material which he would train, equip, organise and ultimately transform from a mere...

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    The English Armada - The Greatest Naval...

    Luis Gorrochategui Santos

    During the year between July 1588, when the Spanish Armada set sail from Spain and July 1589, when the survivors of the English counterpart of this fleet, the little-known English Armada, reached port in England, two of history'apos;s worst naval...

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    M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-53

    Zaloga,Steven J.

    The US Army had a unique tactical doctrine during World War II, placing the emphasis for tank fighting on its Tank Destroyer Command whose main early-war vehicle was the M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, based on the reliable M4A2 Sherman tank chassis....

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    A Secret Well Kept - The Untold Story of Sir...

    Constance Kell

    The United Kingdom'apos;s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, most commonly known as MI5, was founded in 1909 by Sir Vernon Kell KBE. Kell ('apos;K'apos; within the agency) not only founded MI5 but was also its Director for 31 years,...

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    Japanese Tanks 1939-45

    Zaloga,Steven J.

    The Japanese Army used tanks to great effect in the build-up to World War II. Inspired by European designs, in the 1920s and 1930s an innovative Japanese tank program facilitated their campaigns in China prior to the Pacific War. During the ensuing...

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    Metz 1944 - Patton'apos;s fortified nemesis

    Zaloga,Steven J.

    General George Patton's most controversial campaign was the series of battles in autumn 1944 battles along the German frontier which centered on the fortified city of Metz. In part, the problem was logistics. As was the case with the rest of the...

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    Post War America 1945-1971


    Howard Zinn's unique take on this vital period in U.S. history with a new introduction. The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian Zinn offers a view from below on...

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    Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45


    The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and...

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    Shadow over the Atlantic - The Luftwaffe and...


    German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany'apos;s war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943,...

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    Polish Armor of the Blitzkrieg

    Jamie Prenatt

    The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament programme, had up to 600 armoured...

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    Luftwaffe Air& Ground Crew 1939-45

    Robert F Stedman

    The Luftwaffe, honed in the Spanish Civil War, played a vital part in Germany's 'Blitzkrieg' victories in 1939-41. Badly overstretched by war on three fronts in 1942-44, it was crippled by an incompetent commander-in-chief, the losses among...

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    Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 to 1950

    Downing,Sarah Jane

    The source of tremendous power and the focus of incredible devotion, throughout history notions of beauty have been integral to social life and culture. Each age has had its own standards: a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black...

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    Inch'apos;on 1950 - The last great amphibious...

    Rottman,Gordon L.

    Inch'on was probably the most significant campaign in the Korean theater, as well as being the last major amphibious assault of division-size conducted in the history of warfare. The odds were stacked against the US troops, with virtually no time for...

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    Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa...


    This volume follows the Luftwaffe's twin-engined 'Wunderbomber' southwards to describe its deployment in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre of war. Early 1941 saw the first sporadic air raids on Malta, followed by the campaign in the Balkans...

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    Rome - A Sourcebook on the Ancient City

    Fanny Dolansky

    The ancient city of Rome was the site of daily activities as well as famous historical events. It was not merely a backdrop, but rather an active part of the experiences of its inhabitants, shaping their actions and infusing them with meaning. During...

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    "quot;Seeing the Elephant"quot; - Raw...

    Frank,Joseph Allan; George A. Reaves

    Study of the impact of one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War on the soldiers who fought in it.

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    U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts - The Battle of...


    Winston Churchill claimed the 'U-boat peril' was the only thing that frightened him during World War II. The U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, stalking the high seas picking off merchant convoys, until...

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    Dutch Armies of the 80 Years'apos; War...

    Bouko de Groot

    The 80 Years'apos; War (also known as the Dutch War of Independence) was the foundation of Dutch nationhood, and during the course of the conflict one of its main leaders - Maurice of Orange-Nassau - created an army and a tactical system that became...

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    An Introduction to Antonio Gramsci - His Life...

    Nathan Sperber; George Hoare

    This is a concise introduction to the life and work of the Italian militant and political thinker, Antonio Gramsci. As head of the Italian Communist Party in the 1920s, Gramsci was arrested and condemned to 20 years'apos; imprisonment by...

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    Meteor I vs V1 Flying Bomb - 1944


    A total of 10,500 missiles were launched as part of the V1 attack, of which 3,957 were destroyed by the defences. Indeed, it could have been much worse, for by the end of the war the Germans had manufactured close to 32,000 flying bombs. The defences...

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    Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II

    Maximiano,Cesar Campiani

    In the English-speaking world, it is generally unknown that a volunteer Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) fought alongside the US Army in Italy from mid-1944 until the end of the war. This was in effect a light infantry division, consisting of...

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