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 Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 1, no.3 - Lockheed P-38 Lightning Described
Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 1, no.3 - Lockheed P-38 Lightning Described
Author: Roy Cross
Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 1, no.3 - Lockheed P-38 Lightning Described
Kookaburra Technical Publications
1969
Format: PDF
Size: 15,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 28
Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, profiles.

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 Aircraft Carriers at War. A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Conflict
Aircraft Carriers at War. A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Conflict
Author:James L. Holloway
Aircraft Carriers at War. A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Conflict
Naval institute press
2007
Format: pdf
Size: 2.2
Language: English

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 The Naval War in the Pacific: On to Tokyo (The Military History of World War II vol.12)
The Naval War in the Pacific: On to Tokyo (The Military History of World War II vol.12)
Author: Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
The Naval War in the Pacific: On to Tokyo (The Military History of World War II vol.12)
Franklin Watts, Inc.
1963
Format: PDF
Pages: 102
Language: English
Size: 35.1 MB

A retrospective of The Naval War in the Pacific.

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 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare 15
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare 15
Author: Bernard Fitzsimons
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare 15
Columbia House
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 128
Language: English
Size: 25 MB

Any profound understanding of the wars which have shaped our world depends on an understanding of the weapons with which they were fought. In these volumes, details of all the weapons of our century are gathered together in a single work. The facts and information packed into these magnificent volumes could only be duplicated in a library of reference works, and even then, so thorough has been the work of the contributors that new facts are constantly being brought to light, new theories advanced and old myths exploded. Includes Warships, Aircraft, Tanks, Small Arms, Missiles, Artillery...

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 The Fighting Israeli Air Force
The Fighting Israeli Air Force
Author: Stanley Ulanoff, David Eshel
The Fighting Israeli Air Force
Arco Publishing
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 230
Language: English
Size: 25.7 MB

Fighting Israeli Air Force by Brig. Gen. Stanley M. Ulanoff, USAR. Illustrated throughout with photos, illustrations. Full number line. Sections include an overview, The 1948 War of Independence, The Sinai Campaign, The 1967 Six Day War, The 1973 Yom Kippur War, The 1976 Entebbe rescue, The Osirak Reactor, Lebanon 1982, Missions of the IAF, Zahal, Uniforms and Insignia, Commanders, Air Bases, Aircraft, Facts and Figures, and more.

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 Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History
Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History
Author: Barry Eichengreen
Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History
Oxford University Press
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 3.3 Mb
Language: English

The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went into cardiac arrest in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons of the Great Depression in attempting to avert the worst. While their response prevented a financial collapse and catastrophic depression like that of the 1930s, unemployment in the U.S. and Europe still rose to excruciating high levels. Pain and suffering were widespread.
The question, given this, is why didn't policymakers do better? Hall of Mirrors, Barry Eichengreen's monumental twinned history of the two crises, provides the farthest-reaching answer to this question to date. Alternating back and forth between the two crises and between North America and Europe, Eichengreen shows how fear of another Depression following the collapse of Lehman Brothers shaped policy responses on both continents, with both positive and negative results. Since bank failures were a prominent feature of the Great Depression, policymakers moved quickly to strengthen troubled banks. But because derivatives markets were not important in the 1930s, they missed problems in the so-called shadow banking system. Having done too little to support spending in the 1930s, governments also ramped up public spending this time around. But the response was indiscriminate and quickly came back to haunt overly indebted governments, particularly in Southern Europe. Moreover, because politicians overpromised, and because their measures failed to stave off a major recession, a backlash quickly developed against activist governments and central banks. Policymakers then prematurely succumbed to the temptation to return to normal policies before normal conditions had returned. The result has been a grindingly slow recovery in the United States and endless recession in Europe.
Hall of Mirrors is both a major work of economic history and an essential exploration of how we avoided making only some of the same mistakes twice. It shows not just how the "lessons" of Great Depression history continue to shape society's response to contemporary economic problems, but also how the experience of the Great Recession will permanently change how we think about the Great Depression.

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 Ragged War - The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Ragged War - The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Author: Leroy Thompson
Ragged War - The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Arms and Armour
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 232
Language: English
Size: 32.3 MB

Guerrilla warfare may well be seen as a 20th century development, although its origins go back to the dawn of warfare. It is probable that insurgency & counter-terrorist actions by superpowers & lesser nations will become the most likely use of military power in the coming decades. This study is an historical examination of the development of counter-insurgency & counter-terrorist warfare. As well as an assessment of the tactics that have been effective, the author emphasizes the importance of intelligence in these operations, reviews the weaponry used, & analyzes the training of 3 elite special warfare units. Unusual & interesting action photos.

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 World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization
World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization
Author:Nesta Webster
World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization
Boston:Small,Maynard & Company
1994
Format:PDF
Size:11.4 MB
Language: English

British historian Nesta Webster reveals the secret societies and forces behind major European revolutions from the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution.

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 The Cambridge History of the Cold War (3 volume set)
The Cambridge History of the Cold War (3 volume set)
The Cambridge History of the Cold War
Cambridge University Press
Author: Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad
2010
Pages: 3349
Format: PDF
Size: 231 mb
Language: English

The Cambridge History of the Cold War is a comprehensive, international history of the conflict that dominated world politics in the twentieth century. The three-volume series, written by leading international experts in the field, elucidates how the Cold War evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and socio-political environment of the two World Wars and the interwar era, and explains the global dynamics of the Cold War international system. It emphasises how the Cold War bequeathed conditions, challenges and conflicts that shape international affairs today. With discussions of demography and consumption, women and youth, science and technology, ethnicity and race, the volumes encompass the social, intellectual and economic history of the twentieth century, shedding new light on the evolution of the Cold War. Through its various geographical and national angles, the series signifies a transformation of the field from a national - primarily American - to a broader international approach.

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 Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller
Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller
Author: Gregory Douglas
Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller
R James Bender Pub
1996
Pages: 288
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 10mb

Taken directly from top Secret transcripts made in 1948, Mller's private files and from material hidden for fifty years in US intelligence archives, this book gives a brutally frank look into the intelligence agencies of both Allied and Axis powers. From the viewpoint of many, the reproduction of a trans-Atlantic secret telephone conversation between Churchill and Roosevelt on November 26, 1941, in which the imminent attack on Pearl Harbor is discussed, is the high point of the book.

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 The Encyclopedia of Sea Warfare. From the First Ironclads to the Present Day
The Encyclopedia of Sea Warfare. From the First Ironclads to the Present Day
Author: Earl Mountbatten
The Encyclopedia of Sea Warfare. From the First Ironclads to the Present Day
Leisure Books
1975
Format: PDF
Pages: 260
Language: English
Size: 41.5 MB

History of the use of boats and ships in war - Ironclads - The American Civil war - World War I (1) in Europe and the Pacific - Nuclear ships - World War II (2).

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 America’s Elite: US Special Forces from the American Revolution to the Present Day
America’s Elite: US Special Forces from the American Revolution to the Present Day
America’s Elite: US Special Forces from the American Revolution to the Present Day
Author: Chris McNab
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 978 1780962849
2013
Language: English
Pages: 376
Format: PDF
Size: 20,3 MB

America’s Elites takes the reader through some of the most dramatic special forces operations in US history, from sniping British commanders during the Revolutionary War to Riverine incursions in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and from demolition missions on D-Day to the SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011. Training and selection procedures are explained in detail, and the book also describes some of the technologies that have separated regular soldiers from their Special Forces counterparts. Illustrated throughout with striking photography and artworks, America’s Elites forms the most comprehensive and visually impressive single-volume guide to US Special Forces available.

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 The Airline Encyclopedia 1909-2000 (3 vol. set)
The Airline Encyclopedia 1909-2000
Scarecrow Press
Author: Myron J. Smith Jr.
2002
Pages: 3376
Format: PDF
Size: 24 mb
Language: English

Finally, there is a reference that specifically provides detailed historical and in-depth, year-by-year operational and statistical profiles of all the commercial air transport concerns extant worldwide during the past 90 years. The 6,556 entries are arranged alphabetically to facilitate ease of use.

This encyclopedia profiles all airlines including charter passenger planes, cargo airlines (major, commuter, and taxi), as well as specialized operators such as forest fire-fighting concerns, offshore helicopter services, and even pioneering airship operators like DELAG. Each profile receives individual chronological coverage, and every effort has been made to provide currency and postscripts listing name changes, mergers, and failures from late 2000 into December 2001.

If the airline is still flying, full data is provided including addresses, telephone numbers, web URLs, two-letter IATA or three-letter ICAO codes, and year founded. For the most part, company portraits are provided under the most recent airline name, as well as predecessor identity. Name, nationality and dates of operation note companies that have dissolved.

In addition to the company reviews supplied by aviation press, commercial monographs, government sources, and the general news media, data is also provided on:
· Accidents and incidents
· Terrorism and in-flight crime (reports of hijackings entire story from start to finish)
· Government service in war and peace (including covert operation)
· Detailed company histories of all airlines
· Lists "code-sharing" partnerships and pacts with other carriers
· Includes financial information on major carriers (i.e. number of employees, numbers of annual passengers flown, profit, earnings, etc.)
· Literary or film production involvement
· Links to major sporting events like the Olympic Games
· Natural disasters
· Routes

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 The Complete Book of U.S. Naval Power
The Complete Book of U.S. Naval Power
Author: Collective
The Complete Book of U.S. Naval Power
Publications International, Ltd.
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 326
Language: English
Size: 33.3 MB

A detailed history of U.S. Naval Power, including Surface Fleet, Submarines, Aircraft and Helicopters...

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 Twentieth-Century World History
Twentieth-Century World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Twentieth-Century World History, 3rd Edition
Wadsorth Publishing
ISBN: 0534628117
2004
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 16.5 MB; 368 pages

A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative.

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 Museum Ordnance Special 02 Iron Coffins.Italian Medium Tanks M13 & M14
Museum Ordnance Special 02 Iron Coffins.Italian Medium Tanks M13 & M14
Author: Adam Geibel
Museum Ordnance Special 02 Iron Coffins.Italian Medium Tanks M13 & M14
Darlington Productions
1994
Format: PDF
Size: 18,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 24

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 Modern Battle Tanks
Modern Battle Tanks
Author: Duncan Crow
Modern Battle Tanks
Arco Publishing Company, Inc.
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 132
Language: English
Size: 18.1 MB

Many armoured vehicles today are referred to as tanks which do not properly warrant the name. As far as most newspaper readers and television viewers are concerned any vehicle that is armed and armoured is a tank whether it has tracks or wheels. And indeed in some cases a definition is hard to frame. But there is one class of armoured vehicle about which there can be no question as to whether it is a tank or not - the Main Battle Tank. The term first came into use in the 1950s and has replaced such classifications as medium, cruiser, and heavy and medium gun tanks.

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 Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Author: Judith Keene
Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 0826465382
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 17,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 310

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 The Royal Air Force 1930 to 1939: An Encyclopedia of the Inter-War Years Vol.II: Rearmament 1930-1939
The Royal Air Force 1930 to 1939: An Encyclopedia of the Inter-War Years Vol.II: Rearmament 1930-1939
Author: Ian Philpott
The Royal Air Force 1930 to 1939: An Encyclopedia of the Inter-War Years Vol.II: Rearmament 1930-1939
Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN: 1844152405
2008
Format: EPUB
Pages: 544
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still relying on bi-planes that were direct descendants of World War I thinking. It gradually became apparent that, despite UK government dithering, the RAF needed to develop new aircraft, engines and increase production to confront the bully-boy tactics of the Axis powers. As the turn of the decade approached extraordinary measures were taken to enable RAF to defend Britain's skies and this her freedom.

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