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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
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    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
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    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 Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1) -...

    Haythornthwaite,Philip
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    In 1795 the Russian army was as vast as the territory from which it was drawn. The College of War calculated that the regular army amounted to 541,741 men, plus 46,601 enrolled cossacks, and at least a further 100,000 irregular cavalry which could be...

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    The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1) -...

    Alejandro de Quesada
    (10130424)

    The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and...

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    BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1967-94

    Zaloga,Steven J.
    (10131739)

    The Russian BMP infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) was one of the most significant innovations in infantry tactics in the latter half of the 20th century. Built in response to the threat of nuclear warfare, it was the world's first IFV, providing the...

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    The Middle Ages without Feudalism - Essays in...

    Reynolds,Susan
    (10112112)

    This volume brings together articles (including two hitherto unpublished pieces) that Susan Reynolds has written since the publication of her Fiefs and Vassals (1994). There she argued that the concepts of the fief and of vassalage, as generally...

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    British Cavalry Equipments 1800-1941 -...

    Chappell,Mike
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    This revised edition of Mike Chappell's original Men-at-Arms 138 represents nearly 20 years' new research. It covers the saddlery, horse furniture, and personal equipment of the British horsed cavalryman from the early stages of the Napoleonic Wars...

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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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    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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    Before Galileo - The Birth of Modern Science...

    Freely,John
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Darwin 1942 - The Japanese attack on...

    Bob Alford
    (10129642)

    Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack...

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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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    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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    Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-D series

    Jackson,Robert
    (10130171)

    From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe's signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career it came to symbolize what could be...

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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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    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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    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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    Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns

    Rottman,Gordon L.
    (10130105)

    First adopted in 1917, the rugged and reliable Browning .30-caliber machine gun remained in US service into the Vietnam era, and is still occasionally found in use elsewhere even today. Produced in both water-cooled and air-cooled versions, it has...

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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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    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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