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    The Corpus Hermeticum

    Hermes Trismegistus
    (9539095)

    The Corpus Hermeticum are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher enlightens a disciple. The texts form the basis of Hermeticism. They discuss the divine, the cosmos, mind, and nature. Some touch...

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    A Short History of Western Ideology - A...

    Rolf Petri
    (10108865)

    We are arguably living in a'apos;postideological'apos; era. However, when we tune into the TV news we can hear political leaders talk about 'apos;advanced'apos; societies, geopolitical experts suggest 'apos;humanitarian'apos; interventions, and sober...

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    Neo-Tories

    Bernhard Dietz
    (10123419)

    The danger to British democracy in the interwar period came from a different source to that which has thus far been assumed. It came from a network of radical conservatives who challenged the political system and sought to replace it with an...

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    The Han - China'apos;s Diverse Majority

    Agnieszka Joniak-Luthi
    (9558064)

    This ethnography explores contemporary narratives of �Han-ness,� revealing the nuances of what Han identity means today in relation to that of the fifty-five officially recognized minority ethnic groups in China, as well as in relation to home place...

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    The Boulton Paul Defiant - Day and Night...

    Listemann,Phil H.
    (10121480)

    Turret equipped fighters became operational with the Royal Air Force during WW2 as the result of the British Government’s ongoing concern about German aerial attacks on the United Kingdom during World War One. The possibility of enemy bombers, and...

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    China'apos;s Soft Power Diplomacy in South...

    Jain,B. M.
    (9741244)

    This book examines the Chinese version of soft power and explores its myriad implications for India and all of South Asia. It traces the origin of China’s engagement with South Asian states from historical, political, economic, and security...

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    Power to the People - The World of the Black...

    Bobby Seale
    (9466510)

    In words and photographs, Power to the People is the story of the controversial Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton.   The words are Seale’s, with contributions by other former party members; the...

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    Katyusha - Russian Multiple Rocket Launchers...

    Jamie Prenatt
    (10129816)

    Although military rockets have been used since the Middle Ages, it was not until the Soviet Union pioneered the concept of Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs) in the late 1930s that they emerged as a decisive weapon. In the modern era, these...

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    Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480

    Nossov,Konstantin
    (10130468)

    According to Russian legend, in the year AD 862 the Slav tribes of what is now European Russia invited a number of Scandinavian princes to rule over them. However, on the death of these princes, Prince Oleg seized Kiev and united the Northern and...

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    The Regiment - 15 Years in the SAS

    Rusty Firmin
    (10130184)

    From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations...

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    The Anti-Tank Rifle

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10130069)

    The emergence of the tank in World War I led to the development of the first infantry weapons to defend against tanks. Anti-tank rifles became commonplace in the inter-war years and in the early campaigns of World War II in Poland and the Battle of...

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    Modelling Fallschirmjäger Figures

    Daniel Alfonsea Romero
    (10131568)

    This is the first book to address the subject of German Fallschirmjäger troops for the figure modeller. The major items of Fallschirmjäger uniform and equipment are covered, with an emphasis on specially designed paratrooper items. Clear step-by-step...

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    The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10130223)

    This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organised and operated in America's longest war. Vietnam Special Forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported...

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    USN McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

    Davies,Peter E.
    (10130166)

    Originally designed as a carrier-borne long-range interceptor armed with radar-guided missiles and tasked with defence against missile-launching bombers, the Phantom II went on to establish itself as one of the most important multi-role fighter,...

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    Canals in Britain

    Tony Conder
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    In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, canals formed the arteries of Britain. Most waterways were local concerns, carrying cargoes over short distances and fitted into regional groups with their own boat types linked to the major river...

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    Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224-642

    Farrokh,Kaveh
    (10131526)

    The Sassanians ruled the last great imperial Empire of Persia before the Arab conquests of the 7th century. Rome's only equal in the classical world, the Sassanian Empire had an enormous impact on the development of architecture, mythology, arts,...

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    BT Fast Tank - The Red Army'apos;s Cavalry...

    Zaloga,Steven J.
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    When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its own needs. Early versions were...

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    Royal Coronations

    Gosling,Lucinda
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    The monarchy has made many concessions to the modern age, but the affirming rituals of the coronation - the pageantry, the theatre and the symbolism - are centuries old. Looking at the British coronation from its beginnings, Lucinda Gosling takes the...

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    Office of Strategic Services 1942-45 - The...

    Eugene Liptak
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    The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt. Agents were enlisted from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups...

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    Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan

    Neville,Leigh
    (10130640)

    Intelligence specialist Leigh Neville identifies, describes and illustrates the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the British, American and other Coalition forces committed to the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan since 2001, providing a fascinating...

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    Case Red - The Collapse of France

    Forczyk,Robert
    (10129681)

    Even after the legendary evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940 there were still large British formations fighting the Germans alongside their French allies. After mounting a vigorous counterattack at Abbeville and then conducting a tough defence along...

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    Switzerland& The Nazi Gold

    Braillard
    (10132098)

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces

    Williamson,Gordon
    (10131608)

    Although often overlooked in favour of the U-boats or battleships, the vast majority of the Kriegsmarine was formed of the smaller vessels of the coastal forces. These ships and boats, which included minesweepers, torpedo boats, patrol boats, and...

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    World Special Forces Insignia

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10131689)

    There exists among the world's armies a proliferation of special forces groups. Today's smaller armies, especially those of developing nations, demand maximum efficiency in force structure and employment. Mountain, jungle, arctic and desert areas...

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    Killing Bin Laden - Operation Neptune Spear...

    Peter Panzeri
    (10130115)

    On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the World Trade Center attack on September 11,...

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    Russian Aces of World War 1

    Victor Kulikov
    (10131757)

    Although the Russian Imperial Army Air Service consisted of no more than four BAGs (Boevaya Aviatsionniy Gruppa - battle aviation groups), each controlling three or four smaller AOIs (Aviatsionniy Otryad Istrebitelei - fighter aviation detachments)...

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    Special Forces in the War on Terror

    Neville,Leigh
    (10129851)

    Within weeks of 9/11, United States Special Operations Forces were dropping into Afghanistan to lead the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. For over a decade special forces have been fighting a hidden war in Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, Mali...

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    Downfall 1945 - The Fall of Hitler'apos;s...

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10129993)

    As the final month of fighting in Europe in 1945 dawned the Allies embarked upon a series of mopping up operations, destroying the last centres of German resistance as the essentially defeated Wehrmacht fought on in increasingly desperate conditions,...

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    T-34/76 Medium Tank 1941-45

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10130239)

    The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armour protection and mobility were superior to that of...

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    Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (1) -...

    Peter Hofschröer
    (10131729)

    When Frederick II (later known as Frederick the Great) came to the throne in 1740, he had three advantages for which he owed thanks to his father: a modern, well-organised state; full coffers; and a properly trained and equipped army. Under a leader...

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    Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

    Holland,Anne
    (10131834)

    Often called the sport of kings, horse racing dates back at least to the chariot races of the ancient Olympic Games. Arriving in Britain with the Romans in the first century BC, its popularity among the elite led to the breeding of thoroughbred...

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    The Great Chevauchée - John of Gaunt'apos;s...

    David Nicolle
    (10131753)

    In 1373, John of Gaunt set off from Calais on a great raid to strike at the heart of France. Driven by the high ideals of chivalry,the raiders left with epic pageantry. However, the reality soon overwhelmed the raiders. Beset on all sides by French...

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    Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808-14

    Fletcher,Ian
    (10131744)

    In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington's army fought several hard battles and smaller actions, but it was the bloody sieges that troubled him more than anything else. Indeed, the performance of his army during the sieges was probably the...

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    War over the Steppes - The air campaigns on...

    E. R. Hooton
    (10129623)

    The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Göring'apos;s Luftwaffe. As Germany and the...

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    US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and...

    J. Kenneth Eward
    (10130695)

    The US Marine Corps has been a key part of the US presence in a host of combat zones. While sharing some weapons systems with the other US Forces, the Marine Corps has developed its own distinctive approach to matters of dress, personal equipment and...

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    U-47 in Scapa Flow - The Sinking of HMS Royal...

    Konstam,Angus
    (10130225)

    At the outset of World War II, Scapa Flow was supposed to be the safe home base of the British Navy - nothing could penetrate the defences of this bastion. So how, in the dead of night, was Gunther Prien's U-47 able to slip through the line of...

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    Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC- AD 1644

    Turnbull,Stephen
    (10131759)

    It has been said in China that a city without a wall would be as inconceivable as a house without a roof. Even the smallest village invariably had some form of defensive wall, while the Great Wall of China was an attempt to build a barrier along the...

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    Roman Legionary AD 284-337 - The age of...

    Cowan,Ross
    (10129836)

    Diocletian and Constantine were the greatest of the Late Roman emperors, and their era marks the climax of the legionary system. Under Constantine's successors the legions were reduced in size and increasingly sidelined in favour of new units of...

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    USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1972-73

    Davies,Peter E.
    (10131810)

    The F-4 Phantom II was the USAF workhorse fighter-bomber for the Linebacker campaign, which eventually saw US forces withdraw from Vietnam 'with honour' in 1973. This book covers the F-4 attacks on numerous targets in North Vietnamese cities such as...

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    Frederick the Great'apos;s Army (2) -...

    Haythornthwaite,Philip
    (10131587)

    Throughout the wars undertaken by Frederick the Great, probably his greatest resource was his infantry. It is a mark of the king's determination that despite wars which almost destroyed both Prussia and its army (such as the Seven Years' War), he was...

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    American Civil War Fortifications (2) - Land...

    Field,Ron
    (10131818)

    The American Civil War saw a massive development in the use of field fortifications, the result of the practical application of antebellum West-Point teaching, and the deadly impact of rifled infantry weapons and artillery. Both the Federal and...

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    Balaclava 1854 - The Charge of the Light...

    Sweetman,John
    (10130555)

    The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause. This book examines in detail the crucial...

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    The Dnepr 1943 - Hitler'apos;s eastern...

    Forczyk,Robert
    (10130064)

    Against the wishes of Hitler, German forces under Erich von Manstein were forced to retreat following the failure of the Kursk offensive of July 1943. The weakened force only had one possible refuge, behind the wide Dnepr River. The race to the...

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    Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers

    Edward Hampshire
    (10130110)

    Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships...

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