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 Freedom Flyers
Freedom Flyers
Author: Jack Harris
Freedom Flyers
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 28
Language: English
Size: 22.1 MB

Fully illustrated book of U.S. military aircraft.

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 Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970
Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970
Author: Stephen Lovell
Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970 (Oxford Studies in Modern European History)
Oxford University Press
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 4.3 Mb
Language: English

The story of radio begins alongside that of the Soviet state: Russia's first long-range transmission of the human voice occurred in 1919, during the civil war. Sound broadcasting was a medium of exceptional promise for this revolutionary regime. It could bring the Bolsheviks' message to the furthest corners of their enormous country. It had unprecedented impact: the voice of Moscow could now be wired into the very workplaces and living spaces of a population that was still only weakly literate.
The liveness and immediacy of broadcasting also created vivid new ways of communicating 'Sovietness' - whether through May Day parades and elections, the exploits of aviators and explorers, or show trials and public criticism. Yet, in the USSR as elsewhere, broadcasting was a medium in flux: technology, the broadcasting profession, and the listening audience were never static. Soviet radio was quickly earmarked as the mouthpiece of Soviet power, yet its history is also full of unintended consequences. The supreme irony of Soviet 'radiofication' was that its greatest triumph - the expansion of the wireless-listening public in the Cold War era - made possible its greatest failure, by turning a part of the Soviet audience into devotees of Western broadcasting.
Based on substantial original research in Moscow, St Petersburg, and Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia in the Microphone Age is the first full history of Soviet radio in English. In addition to the institutional and technological dimensions of the subject, it explores the development of programme content and broadcasting genres. It also goes in search of the mysterious figure of the Soviet listener. The result is a pioneering treatment of broadcasting as an integral part of Soviet culture from its early days in the 1920s until the dawn of the television age.

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 Suvla: August Offensive
Suvla: August Offensive
Author: Stephen Chambers
Suvla: August Offensive
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
2011
Format: EPUB
Pages: 250
Size: 62 Mb
Language: English

The landing at Suvla Bay, part of the August Offensive, commenced on the night of 6 August 1915. It was intended to support a breakout from Anzac Beach. Despite early hopes from a largely unopposed landing, Suvla was a mismanaged affair that quickly became a stalemate. The newly formed IX Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stopford, failed, not for lack of sacrifice by its New Army and Territorials, but because of a failure of generalship.

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 The Royal Australian Navy
The Royal Australian Navy
Author: Collective
The Royal Australian Navy
Australian Government Publishing Service
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 42
Language: English
Size: 35 MB

This publication is describing The Royal Australian Navy's Ships, Boats & Crafts, Aircrafts and Weapons in 1992.

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 Hill 60: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Hill 60: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Author: Nigel Cave
Hill 60: Ypres (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword Military
2013
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 26 Mb
Language: English

The shell-ravaged landscape of Hill 60, some three miles south east of Ypres, conceals a labyrinth of tu nnels and underground workings. This book offers a guide to the memorials, cemeteries and museums at the site '

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 Flying the World's Great Aircraft
Flying the World's Great Aircraft
Author: Anthony Robinson
Flying the World's Great Aircraft
Crescent Books
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 314
Language: English
Size: 56.7 MB

"Flying the World's Great Aircraft" is aptly named. The book contains a series of well-informed, descriptive and extremely well illustrated articles, written primarily from the pilot's point of view, about no fewer than 51 airplanes, many of which achieved in their day a most well-deserved fame; others of which have hitherto been remembered perhaps only somewhat vaguely as names appearing in aviation histories or in the memoirs of old aviators.

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 Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art
Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art
Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art
Author: Collective
Charles Miller Ltd.
Cataloge
2011
Pages: 108
Language: English
Format: PDF (E-Book)
Size: 11 МВ

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 FDR and the American Crisis
FDR and the American Crisis
FDR and the American Crisis
Author: Albert Marrin
Knopf Books for Young Readers
2015
ISBN-13: 978-0385753593
Pages: 336
Language: English
Format: Epub
Size: 81 MB

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin. Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move into the public eye. That ascent seemed impossible when he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But with a will of steel he fought the disease—and public perception of his disability—to become president of the United States of America. FDR used that same will to guide his country through a crippling depression and a horrendous world war. He understood Adolf Hitler, and what it would take to stop him, before almost any other world leader did. But to accomplish his greater goals, he made difficult choices that sometimes compromised the ideals of fairness and justice. FDR is one of America’s most intriguing presidents, lionized by some and villainized by others. National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin explores the life of a fascinating, complex man, who was ultimately one of the greatest leaders our country has known.

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 Alfresco Flight: The RAAF Antarctic Experience
Alfresco Flight: The RAAF Antarctic Experience
Author: David Wilson
Alfresco Flight: The RAAF Antarctic Experience
Royal Australian Air Force Museum
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 135
Language: English
Size: 10.5 MB

This book is the winner of the 1991 Heritage Award. Tells a story of outstanding airmanship, of drama and dedication, and of humour and calamity in a cruel but beautiful land. Based on official documents as well as personal recollections and diaries, this book is a dramatic and significant record of a little-known aspect of RAAF operations.

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 Coast Guard Outlook 2012
Coast Guard Outlook 2012
Author: Collective
Coast Guard Outlook 2012
Faircount LLC
2012
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 92
Size: 23 Mb
Language: English

Coast Guard Outlook

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 A memorandum on trade with Soviet Russia
A memorandum on trade with Soviet Russia
A memorandum on trade with Soviet Russia
Author: John Spargo
Russian Information Bureau in the US, New-York
1921
Pages: 40
Format: PDF
Size: 2.04МБ
Quality: Good
Language: English

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 Cessna - A Master's Expression
Cessna - A Master's Expression
Author: Edward H. Phillips
Cessna - A Master's Expression
Flying Books
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 160
Language: English
Size: 32.2 MB

This book is not just a story about airplanes, but about Clyde Cessna and how he conquered the air.

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 The Apocalypse in Germany
The Apocalypse in Germany
Author: Klaus Vondung, Stephen D. Ricks
The Apocalypse in Germany
University of Missiouri Press
2001
ISBN: 0826212921
Format: PDF
Size: 12,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 448
Originally published in German in 1988, The Apocalypse in Germany is now available for the first time in English. A fitting subject for the dawn of the new millennium, the apocalypse has intrigued humanity for the last two thousand years, serving as both a fascinating vision of redemption and a profound threat.
A cross-disciplinary study, The Apocalypse in Germany analyzes fundamental aspects of the apocalypse as a religious, political, and aesthetic phenomenon. Author Klaus Vondung draws from religious, philosophical, and political texts, as well as works of art and literature. Using classic Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts as symbolic and historical paradigms, Vondung determines the structural characteristics and the typical images of the apocalyptic worldview. He clarifies the relationship between apocalyptic visions and utopian speculations and explores the question of whether modern apocalypses can be viewed as secularizations of the Judeo-Christian models.

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 Conflict, Culture, and History: Regional Dimensions
Conflict, Culture, and History: Regional Dimensions
Author: By Stephen J. Blank, et al, Karl P. Magyar
Conflict, Culture, and History: Regional Dimensions
University Press of the Pacific
2002
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1410200485 , 1585660434
Format: pdf
Size: 19 mb
Language: English
Quality: Good

Five specialists examine the historical relationship of culture and conflict in various regional societies. The authors use Adda B. Bozeman's theories on conflict and culture as the basis for their analyses of the causes, nature, and conduct of war and conflict in the Soviet Union, the Middle East, Sinic Asia (China, Japan, and Vietnam), Latin America, and Africa. Drs. Blank, Lawrence Grinter, Karl P. Magyar, Lewis B. Ware, and Bynum E. Weathers conclude that non-Western cultures and societies do not reject war but look at violence and conflict as a normal and legitimate aspect of sociopolitical behavior.

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