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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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    The English Armada - The Greatest Naval...

    Luis Gorrochategui Santos
    (10108945)

    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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    The Identity of the History of Science and...

    Cunningham,Andrew
    (10112123)

    In these essays, Andrew Cunningham is concerned with issues of identity - what was the identity of topics, disciplines, arguments, diseases in the past, and whether they are identical with (more usually, how they are not identical with) topics,...

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    Japanese Army in World War II - Conquest of...

    Rottman,Gordon L.
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    The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources, and secure an outer defense line for...

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    Major& Mrs Holt'apos;s Battlefield Guide to...

    Holt,Major
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    This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and...

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

    Bobby Seale
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    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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    The Language of the Past

    Wilson,Ross
    (10109124)

    The Language of the Past analyzes the use of history in discourses within the political, media and the public sphere. It examines how particular terms, phrases and allusions first came into usage, developed and how they are employed today. To speak...

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    Samurai Armour - Volume I: The Japanese...

    Trevor Absolon
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    For beauty, precision and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai, the consummate warrior, his suit of armour was so much more than'apos;just'apos; protective equipment...

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    Russia'apos;s War in Afghanistan

    Isby,David
    (10129795)

    Text by David Isby. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined. A...

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    Made In Hawai'apos;i

    Doug W. Glenning
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    What started out as a fashion obsession turned into a long, hard look into the history and culture behind one of the most recognizable garments in history, one garment, shaped into an icon by the Hawaiian people and their amazing way of life.

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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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    Battle of the Bulge 1944 (2) - Bastogne

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10131582)

    The Ardennes offensive in December 1944, known to history as the 'Battle of the Bulge†?, was the decisive campaign of the war in North-West Europe. When the attack in the north by 6th Panzer Army failed, Hitler switched the focus of the offensive to...

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    Routledge Revivals - The Making of Urban...

    Ian H. Adams
    (10111718)

    Originally published in 1978, The Making of Urban Scotland traces the evolution of towns from their prehistoric origins to the present day. Most of the material is based on research in Scotland'apos;s archives, housed in the Scottish Record Office....

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    Making the Monster - The Science Behind Mary...

    Kathryn Harkup
    (10131935)

    The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time.Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science-fiction genres, and her creation has become part...

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    British Infantryman vs Zulu Warrior -...

    KNIGHT ,IAN
    (10129805)

    The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into combat with the Zulu, one of history's finest fighting forces. The clashes between these two different armies prompted tactical innovation on both...

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    Heinz Guderian

    Battistelli,Pier Paolo
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    This book gives a focused, military biography of Heinz Guderian, perhaps the most highly respected tank commander of World War II. Guderian was a typical product of the Prussian military elite; the son of a general in the army, there was little doubt...

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    Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance...

    Gabriele Esposito
    (10129945)

    The War of the Triple Alliance is the largest single conflict in the history of South America. Drawing Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay into conflict the war was characterized by extraordinarily high casualty rates, and was to shape the future...

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    B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO

    Pace,Steve
    (10130710)

    From November 1942 through to May 1945, the backbone of the USAAF's medium bomber force was provided by the clutch of bomb groups equipped with the B-25 Mitchell. First seeing action in North Africa in the wake of Operation Torch, and in the Battle...

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    Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks

    Molesworth,Carl
    (10129953)

    The initial version of the Curtiss P-40, designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled engine. The year was 1939, and the...

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    US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes

    Stille,Mark
    (10130791)

    Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament - the...

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    Metz 1944 - Patton'apos;s fortified nemesis

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10130623)

    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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    The Vauban Fortifications of France

    Griffith,Paddy
    (10131819)

    Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France, not only during his lifetime, but also throughout the 18th century when his legacy and methods remained in place almost unchanged. Indeed, his expertise and experience in the construction, defence,...

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    American Volunteer Group'apos;Flying...

    Terrill J Clements
    (10130149)

    The American Volunteer Group, or 'Flying Tigers', have remained the most famous outfit to see action in World War II. Manned by volunteers flying American aircraft acquired from the British, the AVG fought bravely in the face of overwhelming odds in...

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    Gazala 1942 - Rommel'apos;s greatest victory

    Ford,Ken
    (10131631)

    Following a lull in the desert war which saw the Germans and British reinforce their armies, Rommel suddenly attacked British fortifications with an assault on the northern sector of the British line near Gazala. Pinning down the British in the north...

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    Teleworking in the Countryside - Home-Based...

    Michael Antony Clark
    (10120408)

    This title was first published in 2000. Since the 1970s there has been widespread debate on the potential of information communication technologies on the organization of work and in particular, the implications of and opportunities engendered...

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    Armies of the Greek-Italian War 1940-41

    Athanassiou,Phoebus
    (10130298)

    In October 1940 an Italian army some 200,000 strong invaded Greece across its largely undefended border with Albania. Although supported by Great Britain, at first by sea and in the air and later by landing British and ANZAC troops from North Africa,...

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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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    Stryker Combat Vehicles

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10130437)

    The eight-wheeled (8x8) Stryker combat light armored vehicle was adopted by the US Army in 2002 to provide a comparatively rapidly deployable contingency force with armor protection, tactical mobility, and heavy firepower, as well as advanced command...

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    Airborne - The Combat Story of Ed Shames of...

    Gardner,Ian
    (10129857)

    As one of the last surviving members of the Band of Brothers, Ed Shames wanted to commit his memories of the Second World War to paper to preserve the legacy of the men who served with him in Europe. Airborne is his dramatic wartime biography, a...

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    Silent Witness - The Civil War through...

    Field,Ron
    (10130100)

    The Civil War changed America forever. It shaped its future and determined its place in history. For the first time in military history, the camera was there to record these seismic events from innovations in military and naval warfare, to the...

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    The Philippine Sea 1944 - The last great...

    Stille,Mark
    (10130305)

    After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese...

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    French Tanks of World War II (1) - Infantry...

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10130079)

    The first of two volumes covering the French armor of World War II, this title looks at the infantry and battle tanks that faced the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg in 1940. Many of the French tanks were intended as replacements for the World War...

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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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    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 German Army 1939-45 (1) - Blitzkrieg

    Thomas,Nigel
    (10131827)

    On 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3,180,000 men. It eventually expanded to 9,500,000, and on 8-9 May 1945, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, it still numbered 7,800,000....

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    Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior - 1218-50

    Campbell,David
    (10129830)

    Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies - the...

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    Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank

    Bannerman,Mark
    (10130449)

    The Matilda tank saw action in almost all theatres of World War II, from Europe to the Pacific. Born in the interwar years, and developed with numerous modifications following combat testing, the Matilda is perhaps most famous for its role in the...

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    Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

    Pegler,Martin
    (10129839)

    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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    World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics

    Clarke,Dale
    (10130724)

    As the First World War bogged down across Europe resulting in the establishment of trench systems, artillery began to grow in military importance. Never before had the use of artillery been so vital, and to this day the ferocity, duration and...

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    German Special Forces of World War II

    Williamson,Gordon
    (10131613)

    A fascinating and long overdue study of the troops that made up Germany's elite special forces of World War II. Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out audacious tasks such as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the...

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    Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3) - The...

    Ford,Ken
    (10129675)

    Field Marshal Montgomery'apos;s plan to get Second British Army behind the fortifications of the German Siegfried Line in 1944 led to the hugely ambitions Operation Market-Garden. Part of this plan called for a rapid advance from Belgium through...

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    World War II Partisan Warfare in Italy -...

    Battistelli,Pier Paolo
    (10130234)

    When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters. Beginning with low-level...

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    Il-2 Shturmovik Guards Units of World War 2

    Rastrenin,Oleg
    (10130261)

    Over 43,000 Il-2/10s were built between 1941 and 1955, more than any other combat aircraft in history, making this one of the most important Soviet aircraft deployed in World War II. Built originally as a two-seater, the Il-2 had lost the rear...

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    Sea Harrier FRS 1 vs Mirage III/Dagger -...

    Dildy,Doug
    (10130242)

    Following Argentina'apos;s military operation to take possession of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher'apos;s government launched a major naval operation to return them to British rule. Defending the Royal...

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