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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 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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    Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 to 1950

    Downing,Sarah Jane
    (10131839)

    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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    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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    Soviet Aces of World War 2

    Morgan,Hugh
    (10131749)

    No single volume in English has ever appeared in the West dealing with this intriguing subject area, but now that restrictions have relaxed in the former Soviet Union, records of the deeds of the elite pilots of the various Soviet Air Forces are...

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    Bolt Action - World War II Wargames Rules:...

    Warlord Games
    (10130220)

    With more than 23,000 copies sold of the first edition, this second edition of the best-sellingBolt Action World War II wargaming ruleset from Osprey and Warlord Games presents streamlined and refined rules, incorporating all the FAQs and errata...

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    Ironsides - English Cavalry 1588-1688

    Tincey,John
    (10131536)

    The Ironside is symbolic of the one occasion when the army took an active role in British politics. He represents a unique period when ordinary people displaced the established order to take political control into their own hands. In the nineteenth...

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    AH-64 Apache Units of Operations Enduring...

    Bernstein,Jonathan
    (10131730)

    After the attacks on 11 September 2001, Apache units made significant contributions to the Coalition campaign against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. Functioning as the 'killer' part of US Army Hunter-killer teams, Apaches sought out and...

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    Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861-65

    Lardas,Mark
    (10131506)

    Before the American Civil War most Native Americans or Indians lived in an area of the South known as the Five Civilized Nations. At the war's outbreak many of these Indians enlisted in the Confederate and Union armies, and were organized into...

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    Loco Spotter'apos;s Guide

    Stuart Black
    (10129925)

    Since the 1800s locomotives have steamed, chugged and sparked their way into the nation'apos;s affections. These powerful engines were the drivers of the Industrial Revolution, and to the present day carry passengers and freight to every corner of...

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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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    B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air...

    Robert F Dorr
    (10130670)

    The B-24 was heavily utilised in the North African and Mediterranean theatres by the USAAF's Fifteenth Air Force, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being some of the most famous missions undertaken by the big American 'heavy' in...

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    Introduction to the Bible

    Christine Hayes
    (9450976)

    This book examines the small library of 24 books common to all Jewish and Christian Bibles—books that preserve the efforts of diverse writers over a span of many centuries to make sense of their personal experiences and those of their people,...

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    Ottoman Navy Warships 1914-18

    Ryan K. Noppen
    (10129804)

    At the start of the 20th century the Ottoman Navy was a shadow of its former might, a reflection of the empire as a whole the "Sick Man of Europe". Years of defeat, nepotism, and neglect had left the Ottoman Navy with a mix of obsolete vessels,...

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    Luftwaffe Air& Ground Crew 1939-45

    Robert F Stedman
    (10131727)

    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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    The Kuban 1943 - The Wehrmacht'apos;s last...

    Forczyk,Robert
    (10130094)

    In the summer of 1942, the Wehrmacht invaded the Caucasus in order to overrun critical oil production facilities at Maikop, Grozny and Baku. However, the Red Army stopped the Germans short of their objectives and then launched a devastating winter...

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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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    A Teacher's Guide to Founding Mothers

    Roberts,Cokie; Amy Jurskis
    (8535549)

    For teachersWe know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common...

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    Before Galileo - The Birth of Modern Science...

    Freely,John
    (9738198)

    Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. In reality, more than a millennium before the...

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    Samurai Armour - Volume I: The Japanese...

    Trevor Absolon
    (10130076)

    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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    Made In Hawai'apos;i

    Doug W. Glenning
    (10121332)

    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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    Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109B/C/D/E

    Green,Brett
    (10131620)

    The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most prominent German fighter type of World War II - over 35,000 were built and it served in many different variants and roles throughout the course of the war. It was the true workhorse of the German Luftwaffe...

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    Modern Snipers

    Neville,Leigh
    (10129814)

    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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    Neo-Tories

    Bernhard Dietz
    (10123421)

    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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    Heinz Guderian

    Battistelli,Pier Paolo
    (10130715)

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers

    Lardas,Mark
    (10129902)

    In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to...

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    Afrikakorps Soldier 1941-43

    Battistelli,Pier Paolo
    (10131509)

    This book explores the experiences of the German Afrikakorps soldier during the North Africa campaign, from the Korps' arrival in-theatre in February 1941 to its eventual surrender in Tunisia in May 1943, with a particular focus on the intense period...

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    MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War

    István Toperczer
    (10129721)

    Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People'apos;s Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the...

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    French Soldier in Egypt 1798-1801 - The Army...

    Crowdy,Terry
    (10131564)

    This book concentrates on the dramatic experiences of Napoleon's Army of the Orient in Egypt and the Holy Land. The fighting of the Mamelukes and Turks are covered in depth, detailing desert combat, siege warfare, cavalry skirmishes and the...

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    Vietnam Infantry Tactics

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10131766)

    This book reveals the evolving US, Viet Cong and NVA tactics at battalion level and below throughout the Vietnam War. Beginning with a description of the terrain, climate and the unique nature of operations in this theatre of war, the author, a...

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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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    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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    Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297-98 - William...

    Armstrong, Peter; Armstrong,Peter
    (10130494)

    The death of the last of the Scottish royal house of Canmore in 1290 triggered a succession crisis. Attempts to undermine Scottish independence by King Edward I of England sparked open rebellion culminating in an English defeat at the hands of...

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    St Lô 1944 - The Battle of the Hedgerows

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10130030)

    Following the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, the First US Army engaged in a six-week struggle to break out of the Normandy beach-head. The hedgerow country of lower Normandy, called the Bocage, presented unanticipated tactical problems since it...

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    Fashion in the 1940s

    Shrimpton,Jayne
    (10130422)

    This book reveals the impact of wartime and austerity on British fashion and tells the story of how a spirit of patriotism and make-do-and-mend unleashed a wave of new creativity among women who were starved of high fashion by shortages and...

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    Roman Standards& Standard-Bearers (1) - 112...

    Raffaele D'apos;Amato
    (10108826)

    Roman unit standards played a important role, both ceremonially and on the battlefield. With the armies of the late Roman Republic and early Empire continually engaged on the frontiers, the soldiers selected for the dangerous honour of carrying them...

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    A Knight at the Movies - Medieval History on...

    Aberth,John
    (9754821)

    Imagining the Middle Ages is an unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh in on popular depictions of the past,...

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    Creating Japan'apos;s Ground Self-Defense...

    David Hunter-Chester
    (9451918)

    This study provides a comprehensive institutional history of Japan’s post-1945 army. It also analyzes representations of the military in popular culture, the place of soldiers in the formation of the country’s postwar national identity, and the...

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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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    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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