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 RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War (Osprey Combat Aircraft 105)
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War (Osprey Combat Aircraft 105)
Author: Andrew Brookes
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Combat Aircraft 105
ISBN: 1782004114
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 96
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Airshow of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmanoeuvre all the fighters of the time and it could climb way above their operating ceilings. Yet this Cold War equivalent of the Mosquito was simple to maintain and a delight to fly, although it could bite any pilot who did not treat it with respect. The Canberra B 2 first flew on 21 April 1950 and entered frontline service with No 101 Sqn in May 1951.

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 Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps 2008
Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps 2008
Author: Collective
Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps 2008
Faircount LLC
2008
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 132
Size: 21 Mb
Language: English

Program Executive Officer Land System Marine Corps

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 Sir Winston Churchill: The Compelling Life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century
Sir Winston Churchill: The Compelling Life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century
Author: Edgar Black
Sir Winston Churchill: The Compelling Life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century
Monarch Books
1961
Format: PDF
Pages: 308
Language: English
Size: 55 MB

Edgar Black states in this book that Winston Churchill was "the last of the great men." But Churchill's life, with its longevity and stubborn persistence, is encouragement to the hope that there may yet be many great men of the same ilk—because Churchill's example should stimulate all men and women who believe in bold and direct action to try the brave things, the brilliant and sometimes reckless ideas which occur to them. For Churchill was a man whose brilliance and daring were always recognized by his enemies, even in the periods of disgrace when all the world seemed to have turned against him because of his failures.

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 Airplanes and Helicopters of the U.S. Navy
Airplanes and Helicopters of the U.S. Navy
Author: Frank J. Delear
Airplanes and Helicopters of the U.S. Navy
Dodd, Mead & Company
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 152
Language: English
Size: 65 MB

Traces the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its beginnings to current aircraft, including supersonic jets, and examines new technology and future aircraft.

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 The Scottish Civil War:The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland 1286-1356
The Scottish Civil War:The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland 1286-1356
Author: Micheal Penman
The Scottish Civil War:The Bruces and Balliols and the War for Control of Scotland 1286-1356
Tempus Publishing
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 152
Language: English
Size: 47.3 MB

A controversial re-evaluation of the Scottish Wars of Independence which argues that the sixty years of civil war between two generations of rival claimants for the Scottish throne - each with their armed camps of ambitious nobles - had a far more devestating and revolutionary impact upon the kingdom of Scotland than the scrappy wars against England's Edwards I, II and III.

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 US Marines in Battle Al-Khafji: 28 January - 1 February 1991
US Marines in Battle Al-Khafji: 28 January - 1 February 1991
Author: Paul W Westermeyer
US Marines in Battle Al-Khafji: 28 January - 1 February 1991
Marine Corps History Division
2008
Format: PDF
Pages: 40
Language: English
Size: 5 MB

The Battle of Khafji was the first major ground engagement of the Gulf War. It took place in and around the Saudi Arabian city of Khafji, from 29 January to 1 February 1991 and marked the culmination of the Coalition's air campaign over Kuwait and Iraq, which had begun on 17 January 1991.

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 The Most Secret Science
The Most Secret Science
Author:Archibald E. Roberts
The Most Secret Science
Betsy Ross Pr.
1987
Format: PDF
Size: 2.51 MB
Language:English

This is Archibald E. Roberts ' rare and explosive book The Most Secret Science (1987) which is probably one of the finest expose of how control of the wealth via central banks ultimately ends up with control over nation's economies, political parties and people in general. Roberts as an armyman participated in several US conflicts and could see with his own eyes that american army was not allowed to win them. His desire for an explanation led him to write the award winning book Victory Denied (1966) and several others. This is his most important work which addresses the most important science in the world - the science to control people. How is it achieved and why do we know so little about it? While the masses are taught that events happen by accidents or are due nature's reasons, the highly privileged elites know very well that people can be scientifically controlled throuth various means, the most effective being the control of the wealth. Roberts' impeccable research fully documents how the privately owned US central bank (Federal Reserve) has completely hijacked the nation's economy and how millions of Americans are paying interest on money that gets created out of thin air thus draining them of their hard-laboured wealth. This highly acclaimed book will surely be of great interest to any reader on the planet as it explains in minute detail how the power elite actually gets its power and that the mere existence of a central bank plays a central role in it. The author offers immediate solution to the problem and a completely step-by-step legal procedure to disable the bank monster. This amazing piece of research will surely explain you what is wrong with US economy and can be applied to other economies as well. A must read for everyone.

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 Telling Lies About Hitler - The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Telling Lies About Hitler - The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Author: Richard J. Evans
Telling Lies About Hitler - The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Verso Books
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 321
Language: English
Size: 13 MB

In April 2000 a High Court judge branded the writer David Irving a racist, an antisemite, a Holocaust denier, and a falsifier of history. The key expert witness against Irving was the Cambridge historian Richard J. Evans who describes here, in a book which several publishers have been intimidated to withdrawing, his involvement in the case. Recounting his discovery of Irving's connections with far right Holocaust deniers in the United States and of how Irving falsified the documentary evidence on the Second World War, Evans reflects generally and eloquently on the interaction of historical and legal rules of evidence. Evans argues that the Irving trial does for the twenty-first century what the Eichmann trial did for the second half of the twentieth. It vindicates history's ability to come to reasoned conclusions on the basis of a careful examination of the evidence, even when eyewitnesses and survivors are no longer around to tell the tale.

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 The Shadow World - Inside the Global Arms Trade
The Shadow World - Inside the Global Arms Trade
Author: Andrew Feinstein
The Shadow World - Inside the Global Arms Trade
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
2011
Format: PDF
Pages: 662
Language: English
Size: 26.8 MB

The Shadow World is the harrowing behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, revealing the deadly collusion that all too often exists among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military—a situation that compromises our security and undermines our democracy.
Pulling back the curtain on this secretive world, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history—between the British and Saudi governments—to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the imminent $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. He exposes in forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the shadow world of illicit weapons dealing, and lays bare the shockingly frequent links between the two. Drawing on his experience as a member of the African National Congress who resigned when the ANC refused to launch a corruption investigation into a major South African arms deal, Feinstein illuminates the impact this network has not only on conflicts around the world but also on the democratic institutions of the United States and the United Kingdom.
Based on pathbreaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information and major players in this clandestine realm, The Shadow World places us in the midst of the arms trade’s dramatic wheeling and dealing—from corporate boardrooms to seedy out-of-the-way hotels—and reveals the profound danger and enormous financial cost this network represents to all of us.

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 The Airline Builders
The Airline Builders
Author: Oliver Allen
The Airline Builders (The Epic of Flight)
Time-Life Books
1981
Format: PDF
Pages: 186
Language: English
Size: 26.5 MB

Another well researched and written book from Time-Life, this book details the founding and early years of America's major airlines. It contains a wealth of information on the personalities, struggles , competition and even the airplanes that constituted these new giants of transportation. A suprising fact was that the airline routes were really established by the U.S. Postmaster General, when airmail accounted for more revenue to the airlines than passenger fares. A must have for aviation enthusiasts.

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 Hot Books in the Cold War—: The CIA-Funded Secret Western Book Distribution Program Behind the Iron Curtain
Hot Books in the Cold War—: The CIA-Funded Secret Western Book Distribution Program Behind the Iron Curtain
Author: Alfred A. Reisch
Hot Books in the Cold War—: The CIA-Funded Secret Western Book Distribution Program Behind the Iron Curtain
Central European University Press
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 12.7 Mb
Language: English

This study reveals the hidden story of the secret book distribution program to Eastern Europe financed by the CIA during the Cold War. At its height between 1957 and 1970, the book program was one of the least known but most effective methods of penetrating the Iron Curtain, reaching thousands of intellectuals and professionals in the Soviet Bloc.

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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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 From Lambs to Lions: Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
From Lambs to Lions: Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Author: Thomas Preston
From Lambs to Lions: Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
2007
Format: pdf
Size: 1,3Mb
Language:English

While many books discuss how nations can prevent the proliferation of biological and nuclear weapons, this unique and controversial volume begins with the premise that these weapons will certainly multiply despite our desperate desire to slow this process. How worried should we be and what should we do? In From Lambs to Lions, Thomas Preston examines current trends in the proliferation of nuclear and biological weapons capabilities, know-how, and technologies for both state and non-state actors-and then projects these trends over the coming ten to fifteen years to assess how they might impact existing security relationships between states.

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 The Jet Age - Forty Years of Jet Aviation
The Jet Age - Forty Years of Jet Aviation
Author: Walter J. Boyne, Donald S. Lopez
The Jet Age - Forty Years of Jet Aviation
Smithsonian Books
1981
Format: PDF
Pages: 204
Language: English
Size: 26 MB

This compilation of the proceedings of the forty years of jet aviation is unique in that the primary contributors to the book were also seminal contributors to the fascinating forty years of progress. The brief biographical sketches which precede each chapter give but an inkling of the fundamental importance of the contribution of the authors. The articles themselves, however, convey the essence of the often revolutionary changes they imposed upon our life and times.

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 Carnivore: A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
Carnivore: A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
Author: Dillard Johnson, James Tarr
Carnivore: A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062288415
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 3,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant Dillard "C. J." Johnson and his crew are recognized by Pentagon reports to have accounted for astonishing enemy KIA totals while battling inside and out of the "Carnivore," the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Johnson commanded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After miraculously beating stage-three cancer (caused by radiation exposure from firing armor-piercing depleted-uranium rounds during combat), he returned to his platoon in Baghdad for a second tour, often serving as a sniper protecting his fellow troops. Today, Johnson and his men's story is the stuff of legend—earning them a cover story in Soldier of Fortune and a display in the Fort Stewart Museum. But only now is Johnson telling his full story: reviewed and approved for publication by the Department of Defense, Carnivore is the gripping and unflinchingly honest autobiography of a remarkable American warrior.

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 The Story of the U-505
The Story of the U-505
Author: Daniel V. Gallery
The Story of the U-505
Museum of Science and Industry
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 36
Language: English
Size: 27.7 MB

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago . . . since 1954 the permanent home of the captured German submarine U-505 . . . has been accorded world-wide recognition for its public services in the field of education. Eminently successful in its primary mission of visualizing the relationships between the latest discoveries in science and their adaptation by industry for man's progress and betterment . . . the Museum with its 14 acres of floor space . . . has for years been host to more than three million visitors annually, including increasingly sizable contingents from countries in every section of the globe.The Story of the U-505.pdf

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 Hitler: A Biography
Hitler: A Biography
Hitler: A Biography
Author: Ian Kershaw
W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393337618
ASIN: B00BJIMCA8
2010
Pages: 1030
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 17.3 mb

“Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.”—Niall Ferguson.
“The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century” (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siècle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw’s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels’s diaries, Kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.

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 US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
Author:Ryan K. Noppen, Paul Wright
Osprey Publishing
Osprey New Vanguard 208
ISBN: 978 1782006299
2014
Language: English
Pages: 50
Format: PDF
Size: 2,6 MB

The development of the US Navy’s dreadnought battleships was a pivotal part of America’s evolution into a true world power. By the beginning of World War I, the United States possessed the world’s third largest navy, with ten dreadnoughts in service and four more under construction. By the end of World War II, the US Navy was the undoubted global superpower, despite initial crippling losses to its battlefleet at Pearl Harbor. Richly illustrated with archive photographs as well as a full cutaway of the world’s only surviving dreadnought, this comprehensive and detailed title covers the technical characteristics and combat record of the US dreadnoughts throughout their long careers.

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 Red Star Series 35 - Tupolev Tu-104 Aeroflot's First Jetliner
Red Star Series 35 - Tupolev Tu-104 Aeroflot's First Jetliner
Author: Y. Gordon
Red Star Series 35 - Tupolev Tu-104 Aeroflot's First Jetliner
Midland
2007
ISBN: 1857802658
Format: PDF
Size: 29,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 129
The Tupolev Tu-104 Camel was a twin-engined, medium-range, turbojet-powered airliner. Following the British-built Comet and Canadian Avro Jetliner, the Tu-104 became the world s third jet airliner to take to the skies when it made its maiden flight in June 1956. Produced by the Tupolev design bureau, the Tu-104 was a civilian version of their jet bomber, the Tu-16 Badger . The first aircraft could carry 50 passengers, but subsequent variants saw this capacity increased to 100. Some 200 aircraft were manufactured by the time production ceased in 1960. It was also flown by the Czech airline, CSA. Aeroflot s final examples were withdrawn in the early 1980s, although a number were still used by the Soviet military authorities for training cosmonauts.
This volume examines the development and operational record of the Tu-104 from the early 1950s to the end of its career with the Soviet forces. The book focuses on the type s civilian career and examines all variants of the
Tu-104 produced, including the prototype Tu-110 four-engined transport aircraft derived from the type.

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