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    Neo-Tories

    Bernhard Dietz
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    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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    Opening Skinner'apos;s Box - Great...

    Slater,Lauren
    (10131944)

    A brilliant account of the twentieth century'apos;s key psychological experiments, by the author of Prozac Diary

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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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    Exiles and Expatriates in the History of...

    Burke,Peter
    (9494602)

    The impact of intellectual diasporas

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    Historicizing Race

    Quine,Maria Sophia
    (10109105)

    The idea of race may be outdated, as many commentators and scholars, working in a broad range of different fields in the sciences and humanities, have argued over many years. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most persistent forms of human...

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

    Holt,Major
    (9741149)

    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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    A Cloister on Trial - Religious Culture and...

    Gabriella Erdélyi
    (9487119)

    In 1517, the usually tranquil friary in the Hungarian town of Körmend found itself at the centre of controversy when its Augustinian friars, charged with drunkenness, sexual abuses and liturgical negligence, were driven out and replaced with...

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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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    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 Barrett Rifle - Sniping and anti-materiel...

    McNab,Chris
    (10129845)

    The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a devastating .50-caliber round with lethal...

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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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    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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    Historical Memory and Clerical Activity in...

    Linehan,Peter
    (10112210)

    This fourth Variorum collection of articles by Peter Linehan comprises items largely from the past decade. The studies represent further investigation of themes broached in earlier works, in particular the latest report on the movements of Cardinal...

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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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    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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    Israel'apos;s Lightning Strike - The raid on...

    Dunstan,Simon
    (10130684)

    The Israeli Special Forces' operation at Entebbe goes down in history as one of the most audacious counter-terrorist assaults ever conducted. On 27 June 1976, four terrorists - two of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two of the...

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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 Debasement of Human Rights - How Politics...

    Rhodes,Aaron
    (10125289)

    The idea of human rights began as a call for individual freedom from tyranny, yet today it is exploited to rationalize oppression and promote collectivism. How did this happen? Aaron Rhodes, recognized as 'quot;one of the leading human rights...

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    US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater...

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10131857)

    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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    Westward the Women

    Ross,Nancy Wilson
    (9451822)

    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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    Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger

    Thompson,Leroy
    (10131630)

    The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world. The origins of the dagger can be traced to Shanghai in the 1930s where W. E. Fairbairn and US Marine officers including Sam Yeaton...

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    Jeeps 1941-45

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10131638)

    The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and...

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    Humber Light Reconnaissance Car 1941-45

    Doherty,Richard
    (10130636)

    The iconic vehicle of the British Army's Reconnaissance Corps during World War II, the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC) saw service in several theatres of war between 1941 and 1945. The Humber LRC gave excellent service to the Reconnaissance...

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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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    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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    Spetsnaz - Russia'apos;s Special Forces

    Galeotti,Mark
    (10129959)

    When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet...

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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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    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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    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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    The Hermann Göring Division

    Williamson,Gordon
    (10131815)

    Each of Germany's World War II armed services could claim one unit which earned a unique combat reputation, and which consequently was enlarged and developed far beyond the size originally planned. Hermann Göring, commander-in-chief of the air force,...

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    US Army Combat Equipments 1910-88

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10131632)

    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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    Soviet Paratrooper vs Mujahideen Fighter -...

    Campbell,David
    (10129617)

    In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military'apos;help'apos; to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year of the war, which, compounded with the spread and intensification of the rebellion...

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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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    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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    The Ides of War - George Washington and the...

    Stephen Howard Browne
    (9478388)

    An examination of the powerful role human agency and rhetoric played in the founding of the nation

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    Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1)

    Williamson,Gordon
    (10130376)

    This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles,...

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    Gunboats of World War I

    Konstam,Angus
    (10130179)

    Naval action in World War I conjures up images of enormous dreadnoughts slugging it out in vast oceans. Yet the truth is that more sailors were killed serving on gunboats and monitors operating far from the naval epicentre of the war than were ever...

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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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    Augustan Rome

    Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
    (10108974)

    A concise introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus.

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    Sexual Violence in the Argentinean Crimes...

    Cecilia Macón
    (9451936)

    The book highlights the experience of testifying in cases of sexual violence in the Argentinian crimes against humanity trials. Macón argues that affect in the experiences of women who did and did not testify is a useful tool in order to analyze...

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