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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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    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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    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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    Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis - Flamborough...

    Lardas,Mark
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    The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of...

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    Santa Cruz 1942 - Carrier duel in the South...

    Stille,Mark
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    Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific Theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October 1942. The stalemate on the ground in the...

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    Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC

    Fields,Nic
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    The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets...

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    Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC...

    Nossov,Konstantin
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    Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their...

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    The Country Blacksmith

    David L. McDougall
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    The blacksmith was once crucial to village life, whether commissioned for the humblest repair, the most luxurious ironwork or even the odd anvil marriage. Occupying prime position in the village, the forge attracted custom from miles around and was a...

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    Beswick Pottery

    Baynton,Val
    (10131894)

    Founded in 1894 by James Wright Beswick, Beswick Pottery remained in the family for three generations before becoming part of Royal Doulton in 1969, and is now independently owned. As owners and collectors of its products will testify, Beswick aimed,...

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    German Security and Police Soldier 1939-45

    Williamson,Gordon
    (10130415)

    The security units of the Third Reich were many and diverse, yet often an oversimplified view is projected of these organisations. This title provides a detailed and informed picture of the variety of operations and duties, as well as the motivation...

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    The Assertive Woman in Zora Neale...

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

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    France on the Brink - A Great Civilization in...

    Fenby,Jonathan
    (9742215)

    This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called “superb” presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won’t go...

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    US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theater...

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10130224)

    This book examines the wide variety of airborne units that served in the Pacific Theater. Among the units covered are the 12,000-strong 11th Airborne Division; the elite 1st Special Service Force; the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Separate); and...

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    Tel El-Kebir 1882 - Wolseley'apos;s Conquest...

    Featherstone,Donald
    (10130705)

    In 1881, the Egyptian army mutinied against the Khedive of Egypt and forced him to appoint Said Ahmed Arabi as Minister of War. In March 1882, Arabi was made a Pasha and from this time on acted as a dictator. Arabi demanded that the foreigners be...

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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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    The Greening of London, 1920-2000

    Matti O. Hannikainen
    (10132226)

    The long-term development of public green spaces such as parks, public gardens, and recreation grounds in London during the twentieth century is a curiously neglected subject, despite the fact that various kinds of green spaces cover huge areas in...

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    British Light Tanks 1927-45 - Marks I-VI

    Fletcher,David
    (10131812)

    This is the definitive study of British light tanks of the Second World War. The author draws upon a vast and comprehensive body of archival information and research to explore their technical characteristics and combat performance. The title focuses...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    (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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    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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    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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    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
    (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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The M1 Garand

    Thompson,Leroy
    (10131538)

    The M1 Garand gave the US infantryman a marked edge during World War II. It shot faster and further than enemy infantry rifles and hit harder. No less an authority on killing the enemy than General George S. Patton called the Garand, 'The greatest...

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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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    "quot;When the Welfare People Come"quot; -...

    Don Lash
    (9466559)

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.

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