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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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    US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam...

    Davies,Peter E.
    (10130135)

    The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its naval origins and the immense contribution made to the US war effort in Vietnam by its original...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The'apos;Broomhandle'apos; Mauser

    Jonathan Ferguson
    (10108818)

    At a time when most handguns were limited to six rounds, the ten-shot Mauser caught the attention of the world for its unprecedented firepower and formidable high-velocity 7.63×25mm cartridge. This saw its ultimate expression in the first-ever...

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    The Israeli Army in the Middle East Wars...

    Laffin,John
    (10131572)

    Israel assumes in advance that defeat in war means an end to the Jewish nation, and it wages war accordingly. This fact influences the Israeli approach to its army and to the strategy, tactics, training and conduct of war. Surrounded by hostile...

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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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    Napoleon'apos;s Dragoons of the Imperial...

    Pawly,Ronald
    (10130760)

    Dressed in distinctive green uniforms and classically inspired copper helmets, the Dragoons of the Imperial Guard were raised in 1806 by the same criteria as other Guard units - by selection of picked, literate veterans from Line regiments who had...

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    US Army Forces in the Korean War 1950-53

    Donald Boose
    (10130268)

    When North Korea attacked the South on June 25, 1950, United States forces in East Asia were under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, whose largest ground force was Eighth US Army. This army fought a tenacious defense of South Korea,...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Love, Tommy - Letters Home, from the Great...

    The Imperial Wa The Imperial War Museum
    (10131740)

    A legacy of an empire and a nation at war, Love Tommy, is a collection of letters housed at the Imperial War Museum sent by British and Commonwealth troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from the front line of war to their loved...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F - Channel Front...

    Holmes,Tony
    (10129950)

    With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of North-West...

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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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    Einstein'apos;s Greatest Mistake - A...

    Bodanis,David
    (9550699)

    From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk intellectual biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and fallibility of the titan of modern physics 

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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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