Divided Command by David Donachie

Divided Command
  • Title : Divided Command
  • Author : David Donachie
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • ISBN Code : 074901430X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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1794. The Mediterranean is proving dangerous waters for John Pearce and his Pelicans. Having left his lover Emily, who is also the wife of his mortal enemy Ralph Barclay, in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, Pearce is detained in Naples. When he unknowingly delivers a letter promoting the shady and incompetent Admiral Hotham, Pearce finds himself entangled in a political plot that soon puts those closest to him at peril. When reunited with Emily, John Pearce faces a losing battle to keep her reputation intact. Although his Pelicans aid in the endeavour, Emily sees no future for her with Pearce and leaves while he is conveying private letters for Horatio Nelson to the British Ambassador, Sir William Hamilton. Learning of Emily's departure, Pearce sets off in pursuit and has to take on the superior force of Barbary Corsairs who have targeted the merchant ship Emily is travelling on, the Sandown Castle. Outgunned by a barbaric opponent, John Pearce's chances of survival - as well as those of Emily and Pearce's crew - are dubious. And even if they can win this fierce battle, another threat looms on the horizon as Pearce is not the only one chasing Emily; Ralph Barclay has learned of his wife's desertion and is on his way to recapture her.


Joint Operational Warfare by Milan N. Vego

Joint Operational Warfare
  • Title : Joint Operational Warfare
  • Author : Milan N. Vego
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • ISBN Code : 9781884733628
  • Pages : 1492
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  • Language : English
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Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfil an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity. They act as guardians of locally adapted livestock breeds that can make use of even marginal environments under tough climatic conditions and therefore are a crucial resource for food security. But in addition, by sustaining animals on natural vegetation and as part of local ecosystems, these communities also make a significant contribution to the conservation of wild biodiversity and of cultural landscapes. This publication provides a glimpse into the often intricate knowledge systems that pastoralists and smallholder farmers have developed for the management of their breeds in specific production systems and it also describes the multitude of threats and challenges these often marginalized communities have to cope with.


Victory On The Potomac by James R. Locher, III

Victory On The Potomac
  • Title : Victory On The Potomac
  • Author : James R. Locher, III
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781585443987
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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War is waged not only on battlefields. In the mid-1980s a high-stakes political struggle to redesign the relationships among the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and warfighting commanders in the field resulted in the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986. Author James R. Locher III played a key role in the congressional effort to repair a dysfunctional military whose interservice squabbling had cost American taxpayers billions of dollars and put the lives of thousands of servicemen and women at risk. Victory on this front helped make possible the military successes the United States has enjoyed since the passage of the bill and to prepare it for the challenges it must still face.Victory on the Potomac provides the first detailed history of how Congress unified the Pentagon and does so with the benefit of an insider's view. In a fast-paced account that reads like a novel, Locher follows the bill through congressional committee to final passage, making clear that the process is neither abstract nor automatic. His vivid descriptions bring to life the amazing cast of this real-life drama, from the straight-shooting chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Barry Goldwater, to the peevishly stubborn secretary of defense, Caspear Weinberger.Locher's analysis of political maneuvering and bureaucratic infighting will fascinate anyone who has an interest in how government works, and his understanding of the stakes in military reorganization will make clear why this legislative victory meant so much to American military capability. James R. Locher III, a graduate of West Point and Harvard Business School began his career in Washington as an executive trainee in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has worked in the White House, the Pentagon, and the Senate. During the period covered by this book, he was a staff member for the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Since then, he has served as an assistant secretary of defense in the first Bush and the early Clinton administrations. Currently, he works as a consultant and lecturer on defense matters.


Operational Warfare at Sea by Milan Vego

Operational Warfare at Sea
  • Title : Operational Warfare at Sea
  • Author : Milan Vego
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135988706
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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This new volume provides a comprehensive analysis of both the theory and practice of operational warfare at sea. The book is unique in using diverse sources and examples to present a comprehensive topical description and analysis of the key components of operational warfare at sea today. It opens with a survey of the emergence of operational warfare at sea since the end of the Napoleonic Wars, going on describe and analyze the objectives of naval warfare at the operational level and methods of employment of naval forces for accomplishing these objectives. The book explains the specifics of operational functions in a maritime theatre, discusses the personality traits and professional education required for successful naval operational commanders, and explores naval operational command and control in both peacetime and war, closing with predictions for the future of operational warfare at sea. This book serves as a primer of how to plan, prepare and execute major naval operations and campaigns for naval commanders and their staffs, but will also be of interest to advanced students of naval history, strategic studies and military history in general.


Mawson by Philip Ayres

Mawson
  • Title : Mawson
  • Author : Philip Ayres
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780522850789
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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In the heroic age of polar exploration, Sir Douglas Mawson stands in the first rank. His Antarctic expeditions of 1911-14 and 1929-31 resulted in Australia claiming forty per cent of the sixth continent. The sole survivor of an epic 300-mile trek, Mawson was also a scientist of national stature. His image on banknotes and stamps reflects enduring public esteem. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive, objective biography of this tall, quiet figure. Aside from his two great expeditions, we have known remarkably little about him. Sources exist in profusion. People who knew him socially and professionally from as early as the 1920s are still alive. He kept copies of almost all his correspondence, and his papers reveal his most private self, his virtues and flaws, his social and professional circles, and the development and disintegration of his friendships. Most of this material has scarcely been touched over the years. Philip Ayres has now uncovered, from these and many other unpublished sources, a complex and interesting figure. He portrays Mawson the geo-politician with influential friends and rivals who, in 1942, offered his services to Prime Minister Curtin as Ambassador to Washington. In the Antarctic darkness of 1913, he confronted the bewildered delusions of a companion who believed himself to be Jesus Christ. He once took an advanced monoplane to the ends of the earth and forgot to pay for it. During the Great War, he compiled detailed reports on chemical weapons during visits to the vast war factories of England. Ayres also shows us the devoted husband of Paquita; the social Mawson of the Adelaide Club; the scientist within his national and international networks; the geologist who in 1924 failed to get the Sydney Chair; and the litigious Mawson, suing or threatening suit against associates who failed him. The icon both converges and conflicts with the real man. In this long-awaited, most impressive and readable biography, Philip Ayres not only illuminates Douglas Mawson's many achievements but also enables us to know and understand him as a human being. The book's many illustrations include reproductions of exquisite early colour photographs from the Antarctic expedition of 1911-14.


Autocad Manual by N.A

Autocad Manual
  • Title : Autocad Manual
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Rex Bookstore, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9789712323331
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Rethinking the Air Operations Center by N.A

Rethinking the Air Operations Center
  • Title : Rethinking the Air Operations Center
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1428992774
  • Pages : 55
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  • Language : English
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Cannae by Gregory Daly

Cannae
  • Title : Cannae
  • Author : Gregory Daly
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415327435
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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On a hot and dusty summer's day in 216 BC, the forces of the Carthaginian general Hannibal faced the Roman army in a dramatic encounter at Cannae. Massively outnumbered, the Carthaginians nevertheless won an astonishing victory - one that left more than 50,000 men dead. Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals. Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare. This striking and vivid account is the fullest yet of the bloodiest battle in ancient history.


The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature by N.A

The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature
  • Title : The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Bougainville, 1943-1945 by Harry A. Gailey

Bougainville, 1943-1945
  • Title : Bougainville, 1943-1945
  • Author : Harry A. Gailey
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813143446
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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" The 1943 invasion of Bougainville, largest and northernmost of the Solomon Islands, and the naval battles during the campaign for the island, contributed heavily to the defeat of the Japanese in the Pacific War. Here Harry Gailey presents the definitive account of the long and bitter fighting that took place on that now all-but-forgotten island. A maze of swamps, rivers, and rugged hills overgrown with jungle, Bougainville afforded the Allies a strategic site for airbases from which to attack the Japanese bastion of Rabaul. By February of 1944 the Japanese air strength at Rabaul had indeed been wiped out and their other forces there had been isolated and rendered ineffective. The early stages of the campaign were unique in the degree of cooperation among Allied forces. The overall commander, American Admiral Halsey, marshaled land, air, and naval contingents representing the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Unlike the other island campaigns in the Pacific, the fighting on Bougainville was a protracted struggle lasting nearly two years. Although the initial plan was simply to seize enough area for three airbases and leave the rest in Japanese hands, the Australian commanders, who took over in November 1944, decided to occupy the entire island. The consequence was a series of hard-fought battles that were still going on when Japan's surrender finally brought them to an end. For the Americans, a notable aspect of the campaign was the first use of black troops. Although most of these troops did well, the poor performance of one black company was greatly exaggerated in reports and in the media, which led to black soldiers in the Pacific theater begin relegated to non-combat roles for the remainder of the war. Gailey brings again to life this long struggle for an island in the far Pacific and the story of the tens of thousands of men who fought and died there.


A History of Greece by John Bagnell Bury

A History of Greece
  • Title : A History of Greece
  • Author : John Bagnell Bury
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108082203
  • Pages : 952
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  • Language : English
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This very readable 1900 work became a standard textbook on ancient Greek history to the death of Alexander the Great.


Jefferson Davis's Generals by Gabor S. Boritt

Jefferson Davis's Generals
  • Title : Jefferson Davis's Generals
  • Author : Gabor S. Boritt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199923779
  • Pages : 252
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Confederate General P.G.T.Beauregard once wrote that "no people ever warred for independence with more relative advantages than the Confederates." If there was any doubt as to what Beauregard sought to imply, he later to chose to spell it out: the failure of the Confederacy lay with the Confederate president Jefferson Davis. In Jefferson Davis' Generals, a team of the nation's most distinguished Civil War historians present fascinating examinations of the men who led the Confederacy through our nation's bloodiest conflict, focusing in particular on Jefferson Davis' relationships with five key generals who held independent commands: Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, and John Bell Hood. Craig Symonds examines the underlying implications of a withering trust between Johnston and his friend Jefferson Davis. And was there really harmony between Davis and Robert E. Lee? A tenuous harmony at best, according to Emory Thomas. Michael Parrish explores how Beauregard and Davis worked through a deep and mutual loathing, while Steven E. Woodworth and Herman Hattaway make contrasting evaluations of the competence of Generals Braxton Bragg and John Bell Hood. Taking a different angle on Davis' ill-fated commanders, Lesley Gordon probes the private side of war through the roles of the generals' wives, and Harold Holzer investigates public perceptions of the Confederate leadership through printed images created by artists of the day. Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson's final chapter ties the individual essays together and offers a new perspective on Confederate strategy as a whole. Jefferson Davis' Generals provides stimulating new insights into one of the most vociferously debated topics in Civil War history.


Reports from Committees by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Reports from Committees
  • Title : Reports from Committees
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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In Flanders Flooded Fields by Paul Van Pul

In Flanders Flooded Fields
  • Title : In Flanders Flooded Fields
  • Author : Paul Van Pul
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • ISBN Code : 1473814316
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In October 1914 four armies were converging on Dunkirk. While France was preparing to defend its main Channel port, the Germans were determined to take it while the British were busy using it. Caught in the middle was the Belgian Army. Belgium was almost totally overrun, safe for a small strip of land near the Pas-de-Calais.This is the story of what happened between Antwerp and Dunkirk that fateful month and how the King of the Belgians safeguarded the independence of his small nation from its all-powerful neighbours.Contains 25 custom-made maps, several drawings and 138 seldom seen photographs.


Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe by Brian Davies

Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe
  • Title : Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe
  • Author : Brian Davies
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441162380
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In terms of resource mobilization and devastation the wars between Russia, the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire were some of the largest of the 18th century, and had enormous consequences for the balance of power in Eastern Europe. Brian Davies examines how these conflicts characterized the course of Russian military development in response to Ottoman and Crimean Tatar threats and to determine under what circumstances and in what ways Russian military power experienced a "revolution" awarding it clear preponderance over the Ottoman-Crimean system. A central part of Davies' argument is that identifying and explaining a Military Revolution must involve examining the role of factors not purely military. One must look not only at new military technology, new force and command structure, new tactical thinking, and new recruitment and military finance practices but also consider the impact of larger demographic, economic, and sociopolitical changes.


Luzon by Dale Andrade

Luzon
  • Title : Luzon
  • Author : Dale Andrade
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • ISBN Code : 9780160882654
  • Pages : 31
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Center of Military History Publication 72 28. Discusses the World War 2 liberation of the island of Luzon in the Philippines from Japanese forces from December 15, 1944 to July 4, 1945.


The Invasion of the Crimea Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down the Death of Lord Raglan by Alexander William Kinglake by Alexander William Kinglake

The Invasion of the Crimea Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down the Death of Lord Raglan by Alexander William Kinglake
  • Title : The Invasion of the Crimea Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down the Death of Lord Raglan by Alexander William Kinglake
  • Author : Alexander William Kinglake
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  • Pages : N.A
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Moltke a biographical and critical study by William O'Connor Morris

Moltke a biographical and critical study
  • Title : Moltke a biographical and critical study
  • Author : William O'Connor Morris
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • ISBN Code : 5870740924
  • Pages : N.A
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Brigadier General John D. Imboden by Spencer C. Tucker

Brigadier General John D. Imboden
  • Title : Brigadier General John D. Imboden
  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813138272
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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" John D. Imboden is an important but often overlooked figure in Civil War history. With only limited militia training, the Virginia lawyer and politician rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate Army and commanded the Shenandoah Valley District, which had been created for Stonewall Jackson. Imboden organized and led the Staunton Artillery in the capture of the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas and organized a cavalry command that fought alongside Stonewall Jackson in his Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The Jones/Imboden Raid into West Virginia cut the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and ravaged the Kanawha Valley petroleum fields. Imboden covered the Confederate withdrawal from Gettysburg and later led cavalry accompanying Jubal Early in his operations against Philip Sheridan in Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Imboden completed his war service in command of Confederate prisons in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Spencer C. Tucker fully examines the life of this Confederate cavalry commander, including analysis of Imboden's own post-war writing, and explores overlooked facets of his life, such as his involvement in the Confederate prison system, his later efforts to restore the economic life of his home state of Virginia by developing its natural resources, and his founding of the city of Damascus, which he hoped to make into a new iron and steel center. Spencer C. Tucker, John Biggs Professor of Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, is the author of Vietnam and the author or editor of several other books on military and naval history. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.


Presidents and Their Generals by Matthew Moten

Presidents and Their Generals
  • Title : Presidents and Their Generals
  • Author : Matthew Moten
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674745329
  • Pages : 455
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  • Language : English
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Since 1945, as the U.S. has engaged in near-constant “wars of choice” with limited congressional oversight, the executive and armed services have shared primary responsibility for often ill-defined objectives, strategies, and benefits. Matthew Moten shows the significance of negotiations between presidents and the generals allied with them.


Military Misfortunes by Eliot A. Cohen

Military Misfortunes
  • Title : Military Misfortunes
  • Author : Eliot A. Cohen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439135487
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Why do competent armies fail? • Why did the American-led coalition in Iraq fail to wage a classic counter-insurgency campaign for so long after the fall of Baghdad? • Why was the sophisticated Israeli intelligence service so thoroughly surprised by the onslaught of combined Arab armies during the Yom Kippur War of 1973? • How did a dozen German U-boats manage to humiliate the U.S. Navy for nine months in 1942 -- sinking an average of 650,000 tons of shipping monthly? • What made the 1915 British-led invasion of Gallipoli one of the bloodiest catastrophes of the First World War? Since it was first published in 1990, Military Misfortunes has become the classic analysis of the unexpected catastrophes that befall competent militaries. Now with a new Afterword discussing America's missteps in Iraq, Somalia, and the War on Terror, Eliot A. Cohen and John Gooch's gripping battlefield narratives and groundbreaking explanations of the hidden factors that undermine armies are brought thoroughly up to date. As recent events prove, Military Misfortunes will be required reading for as long as armies go to war.


Controlling Paris by Jonathan M. House

Controlling Paris
  • Title : Controlling Paris
  • Author : Jonathan M. House
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1479835951
  • Pages : 324
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  • Language : English
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When not at war, armies are often used to control civil disorders, especially in eras of rapid social change and unrest. But in nineteenth century Europe, without the technological advances of modern armies and police forces, an army’s only advantages were discipline and organization—and in the face of popular opposition to the regime in power, both could rapidly deteriorate. Such was the case in France after the Napoleonic Wars, where a cumulative recent history of failure weakened an already fragile army’s ability to keep the peace. After the February 1848 overthrow of the last king of France, the new republican government proved remarkably resilient, retaining power while pursuing moderate social policies despite the concerted efforts of a variety of radical and socialist groups. These efforts took numerous forms, ranging from demonstrations to attempted coups to full-scale urban combat, and culminated in the crisis of the June Days. At stake was the future of French government and the social and economic policy of France at large. In Controlling Paris, Jonathan M. House offers us a study of revolution from the viewpoint of the government rather than the revolutionary. It is not focused on military tactics so much as on the broader issues involved in controlling civil disorders: relations between the government and its military leaders, causes and social issues of public disorder, political loyalty of troops in crisis, and excessive use of force to control civil disorders. Yet somehow, despite all these disadvantages, the French police and armed forces prevented regime change far more often than they failed to do so.


Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac by Patrick Watson

Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac
  • Title : Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac
  • Author : Patrick Watson
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1469101890
  • Pages : 726
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  • Language : English
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Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.


Cromwell by Antonia Fraser

Cromwell
  • Title : Cromwell
  • Author : Antonia Fraser
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN Code : 0802195822
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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In Cromwell, award-winning biographer Antonia Fraser tells of one of England's most celebrated and controversial figures, often misunderstood and demonized as a puritanical zealot. Oliver Cromwell rose from humble beginnings to spearhead the rebellion against King Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649, and led his soldiers into the last battle against the Royalists and King Charles II at Worcester, ending the civil war in 1651. Fraser shows how England's prestige and prosperity grew under Cromwell, reversing the decline it had suffered since Queen Elizabeth I's death.


Advising Indigenous Forces by Robert D. Ramsey

Advising Indigenous Forces
  • Title : Advising Indigenous Forces
  • Author : Robert D. Ramsey
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1437923119
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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The Army has recently embarked on massive advisory missions with foreign militaries in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the globe. This historical study examines three cases in which the U.S. Army has performed this same mission in the last half of the 20th century, In Korea during the 1950s, in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, and in El Salvador in the 1980s. The Army thought it learned: The need for U.S. advisors to have extensive language and cultural training, the lesser importance for them of technical and tactical skills training, and the need to adapt U.S. organizational concepts, training techniques, and tactics to local conditions. These lessons are still important and relevant today. This is a print on demand report.


Cæsar by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

Cæsar
  • Title : Cæsar
  • Author : Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 789
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  • Language : English
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The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti by John Scandrett Harford

The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti
  • Title : The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti
  • Author : John Scandrett Harford
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti; with Translations of Many of His Poems and Letters. Also Memoirs of Savonarola, Raphael, and Victoria Colonna by John Scandrett HARFORD

The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti; with Translations of Many of His Poems and Letters. Also Memoirs of Savonarola, Raphael, and Victoria Colonna
  • Title : The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti; with Translations of Many of His Poems and Letters. Also Memoirs of Savonarola, Raphael, and Victoria Colonna
  • Author : John Scandrett HARFORD
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  • Pages : N.A
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United States Congressional serial set by N.A

United States Congressional serial set
  • Title : United States Congressional serial set
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal by N.A

Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal
  • Title : Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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AutoCAD LT Fundamentals by Ted Saufley,Paul B. Schreiner

AutoCAD LT Fundamentals
  • Title : AutoCAD LT Fundamentals
  • Author : Ted Saufley,Paul B. Schreiner
  • Publisher : Goodheart-Willcox Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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AutoCAD LT Fundamentals: Drafting and Design Applications provides complete instruction in mastering AutoCAD LT commands and drawing techniques. All AutoCAD LT commands, menus, buttons, options, and techniques presented in this text are covered in an easy-to-understand format. This format allows you to become comfortable with AutoCAD LT as your knowledge builds from one chapter to the next. You progress from the most basic drawing commands to the more advanced editing and dimensioning functions.


The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons] by N.A

The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]
  • Title : The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Wings of Democracy by Jeffery S. Underwood

The Wings of Democracy
  • Title : The Wings of Democracy
  • Author : Jeffery S. Underwood
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780890963883
  • Pages : 234
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  • Language : English
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The air force made a huge impact on the events of World War II, but this new force of men and machines did not simply appear out of the blue. There was a long history leading up to the use of air power in military campaigns. When Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the White House in 1933, the leaders of the Army Air Corps wanted to force him, Congress, and the Army General Staff to create an independent air force. Using Billy Mitchell's tactics of public confrontation, exploitation of the air corps's poor condition, and unproven claims about air power, these officers only antagonized the people who could grant them independence. After the air corps failed to carry the air mail in 1934, a number of air corps officers started a concerted effort to promote themselves as "team players" who had given up the caustic, separatist attitudes of Mitchell. By the beginning of World War II, they had convinced Roosevelt, Congress, and the General Staff of the air corps's efficiency, as evidenced by Roosevelt's air corps expansion programs and the army's war plans. After the war in Europe substantiated many of the claims about air power, especially the ability of land-based airplanes to force unprotected naval forces to withdraw, Roosevelt and his military advisors placed increasing emphasis on the role of the air corps. Jeffery S. Underwood's book moves away from the traditional studies of air power. By examining how the leading officers in the air corps developed political skills and used them to win the trust and support of their superiors, it shows that the political and military leaders of the United States were not suddenly forced to accept the importance of air power by the war in Europe. Rather, they had already been awakened to the potential of air power by the efforts of politically astute air corps officers.


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow by Arthur Marder

From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow
  • Title : From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow
  • Author : Arthur Marder
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • ISBN Code : 1473826578
  • Pages : 460
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To


The Battle for Leyte Gulf by C. Vann Woodward

The Battle for Leyte Gulf
  • Title : The Battle for Leyte Gulf
  • Author : C. Vann Woodward
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602391947
  • Pages : 223
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy, including two powerful new battleships of the Yamato class. It also ended in their greatest defeat—and a tremendous victory for the United States Navy. Features a new introduction by Evan Thomas, author of Sea of Thunder.


Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen,Sir Sidney Lee

Dictionary of National Biography
  • Title : Dictionary of National Biography
  • Author : Leslie Stephen,Sir Sidney Lee
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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After Thermopylae by Paul Cartledge

After Thermopylae
  • Title : After Thermopylae
  • Author : Paul Cartledge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019991155X
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle was sweet vengeance for their defeat at Thermopylae the year before. Why has this pivotal battle been so overlooked? In After Thermopylae, Paul Cartledge masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles of ancient Greece to discover, as much as possible, what happened on the field of battle and, just as important, what happened to its memory. Part of the answer to these questions, Cartledge argues, can be found in a little-known oath reputedly sworn by the leaders of Athens, Sparta, and several other Greek city-states prior to the battle-the Oath of Plataea. Through an analysis of this oath, Cartledge provides a wealth of insight into ancient Greek culture. He shows, for example, that when the Athenians and Spartans were not fighting the Persians they were fighting themselves, including a propaganda war for control of the memory of Greece's defeat of the Persians. This helps explain why today we readily remember the Athenian-led victories at Marathon and Salamis but not Sparta's victory at Plataea. Indeed, the Oath illuminates Greek anxieties over historical memory and over the Athens-Sparta rivalry, which would erupt fifty years after Plataea in the Peloponnesian War. In addition, because the Oath was ultimately a religious document, Cartledge also uses it to highlight the profound role of religion and myth in ancient Greek life. With compelling and eye-opening detective work, After Thermopylae provides a long-overdue history of the Battle of Plataea and a rich portrait of the Greek ethos during one of the most critical periods in ancient history.


McClellan's Own Story by George B. McClellan

McClellan's Own Story
  • Title : McClellan's Own Story
  • Author : George B. McClellan
  • Publisher : Digital Scanning Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1582180369
  • Pages : 678
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Although McClellan was a brilliant administrator who possessed good strategic sense, the record shows that he was overcautious and consistently overestimated the strength of his adversaries, always demanding more men and supplies before undertaking offensive action. In 1862, McClellan disagreed with Abraham Lincoln and advanced on Richmond from the east instead of moving directly against the Confederates at Manassas, Virginia. Although the Union army was successful during the Peninsular campaign, their failure to take Richmond, the Confederate capital, gave the South new motivation. Dissatisfied with the campaign and McClellan, Lincoln replaced him with Henry W. Halleck as commander-in-chief.


McClellan's Own Story by George Brinton McClellan

McClellan's Own Story
  • Title : McClellan's Own Story
  • Author : George Brinton McClellan
  • Publisher : BIG BYTE BOOKS
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 703
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Beloved by the soldiers of the Army of the Potomac, insubordinate to his commander in chief, a master at preparing for war but cautious about engaging, General George Brinton McClellan is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. Criticized throughout the remainder of his life, he never publicly defended his actions as commander of the Union army. Here, however, his posthumously-published memoir provides his answers to the critics. Using a combination of military documents, his own field records, and letters to his beloved wife Nelly, McClellan does not attempt a full autobiography but instead focuses on his short time as general in chief of the army. McClellan's legacy as commander is still in contention by some historians. The value of this book is its view into the mind of George McClellan during the bitter early days of the Civil War. No study of this important figure is complete without this volume. The editor of this work, William Cowper Prime, was an American journalist, art historian, numismatist, and travel writer, and close friend of McClellan's. He was instrumental in getting Princeton University to establish a department of art history, to which he donated his extensive collection of ceramic art. This remarkable and important narrative is available for the first time as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones for the first time. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.


The Military History of Ancient Israel by Richard A. Gabriel,Mordechai Gichon

The Military History of Ancient Israel
  • Title : The Military History of Ancient Israel
  • Author : Richard A. Gabriel,Mordechai Gichon
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9780275977986
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Gabriel provides the first attempt at a continuous historical narrative of the military history of ancient Israel.