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 The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence
The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence
: The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence
Author : Martin A. Miller
Cambridge University Press
: 2013
ISBN: 978110702530
Pages: 306
Format : PDF
Size : 4,5 MB
Language : English

Why is it that terrorism has become such a central factor in our lives despite all the efforts to eradicate it? Ranging from early modern Europe to the contemporary Middle East, Martin Miller reveals the foundations of modern terrorism. He argues that the French Revolution was a watershed moment as it was then that ordinary citizens first claimed the right to govern. The traditional notion of state legitimacy was forever altered and terrorism became part of a violent contest over control of state power between officials in government and insurgents in society. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries terrorism evolved into a way of seeing the world and a way of life for both insurgents and state security forces with the two sides drawn ever closer in their behaviour and tactics. This is a groundbreaking history of terrorism which, for the first time, integrates the violence of governments and insurgencies.

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 Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Author: Annie Jacobsen
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Little, Brown and Company
2014
Format: pdf/epub/mobi
Size: 15 Mb
Language: English

The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51
In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert project to bring Hitler's scientists and their families to the United States.
Many of these men were accused of war crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was convicted of mass murder and slavery. They were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medical treatments, and the U.S. space program. Was Operation Paperclip a moral outrage, or did it help America win the Cold War?

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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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 Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia
Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia
Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia
Author: Gordon Martel
Wiley-Blackwell
Graduation Year: 2014
Language: English
Format: pdf
Quality: excellent
Pages: 436
Size: 5,2 Mb

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 Combat Helicopters
Combat Helicopters
Author: Jay Schleifer
Combat Helicopters
Capstone Press
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 54
Language: English
Size: 31 MB

A combat helicopter is a military helicopter with the primary role of an attack aircraft, with the capability of engaging targets on the ground, such as enemy infantry and armored vehicles. Due to their heavy armament they are sometimes called helicopter gunships.

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 Brother Against Brother - The War Begins
Brother Against Brother - The War Begins
Author: William C. Davis
Brother Against Brother - The War Begins (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1983
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 34.1 MB

This first volume in the Time-Life series on The Civil War begins with at look at "The Two Americas" in a series of contemporary paintings of a nation about to tear itself apart. Chapter 1, "One Nation, Divisible," sets up the slavery issue, from the establishment of the Mason-Dixon line to the Compromise of 1850, ending with a gallery of the noted abolitionists of the day. Chapter 2, "The Avenging Angel," focuses on the life and legacy of John Brown. Chapter 3, "Lincoln of Illinois," explains how Lincoln came to be the nominee of the Republican Party and won the Presidential election of 1860. Chapter 4, "Storm over Sumter," details the first crisis of the Lincoln's new administration over the Federal fort in the middle of Charleston harbor. Chapter 5, "The Guns Have Spoken," relates the actual attack that started the Civil War. In many regards this first volume by William C. Davis and the Editors of Time-Life Books is the most disappointing one in the series, simply because it necessarily glosses over the events leading to Fort Sumter. Trying to deal with Lincoln in a single chapter seems quite inadequate to the task, but then it is probably safe to assume the Civil War buffs reading these books know plenty on that particular subject. However, this book does set the tone for the series, including dozens of contemporary drawings, etchings, pamphlets, maps, photographs and the like to illustrate the text.

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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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 ConDiesel and the Gama Goat M561
ConDiesel and the Gama Goat M561
Author: Collective
ConDiesel and the Gama Goat M561
Condec Corporation
2003
Format: PDF
Pages: 15
Language: English
Size: 14 MB

Consolidated Diesel Electric Company was the successful competitor for the production program on the U. S. Army's M561, 6x6 1V4 Ton Cargo Truck (Gama Goat). The addition of this new and advanced mobility truck to the stable of ConDiesel's production vehicles is considered a milestone in the Company's history.

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 The Seafarers - The Whalers
The Seafarers - The Whalers
Author: A. C. Whipple
The Seafarers - The Whalers
Time-Life Books
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 26.5 MB

"The Whalers" is one of 22 volumes in The Seafarers book series published by Time-Life books in the late 1970s/early 1980s. This book focuses on the New England whaling industry in the mid-1800s. The descriptions of life at sea and the dangers associated with hunting whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans make one appreciate modern life. The Civil War and the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 led to the end of the great era of whaling. This is the first book I have read in this series and I am looking forward to reading other volumes. This is a great book with numerous illustrations.

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 Inside Spetsnaz: Soviet Special Operations
Inside Spetsnaz: Soviet Special Operations
Author: William H. Burgess
Inside Spetsnaz: Soviet Special Operations
Presidio Press
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 344
Language: English
Size: 48.3 MB

This is one of the few books on Soviet Special Operations Forces (SOF) collectively known as Spetsnaz. This book covers Soviet Army and Navy SOF in excellent detail. This is an older book printed in 1990 being the last book to be printed on the Spetsnaz prior to the end of the Cold War in 1991. The best about this book is that each chapter is written by different authors giving various analyses on the capabilities and operations, without a major western bias.

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 Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States
Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States
Author: Michael Lynch
Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States (Access to History for the Ib Diploma)
Hodder Education
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 13.3 Mb
Language: English

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each title in the series provides depth of content, focussed on specific topics in the IB History guide, and examination guidance on different exam-style questions - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the topic alongside the skills they need to do well. - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the IB History topic through an engaging, in-depth, reliable and up-to-date narrative - presented in an accessible way. - Helps students to understand historical issues and examine the evidence, through providing a wealth of relevant sources and analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates. - Gives students guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions

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 Famous Firsts in Aviation
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Author: Jesse Davidson
Famous Firsts in Aviation
G.P.Putnam's Sons
1974
Format: PDF
Pages: 80
Language: English
Size: 33.1 MB

Man's desire to fly has resulted in today's exploration of the outer atmosphere and space. From the first balloon, which rose majestically for the span of only five minutes, to the intricate supersonic aircraft, the history of aviation is filled with many astonishing "firsts." In his fascinating and well-illustrated account, Jesse Davidson tells of man's lifelong inventiveness , his failures, and his great successes.

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 Vietnam Tracks - Armor in Battle 1945-75
Vietnam Tracks - Armor in Battle 1945-75
Author: Simon Dunstan
Vietnam Tracks - Armor in Battle 1945-75
Osprey Publishing
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 32.6 MB

Post World War 2, especially in South East Asia, commanders made increasingly imaginative and effective use of AFVs. Ingenious improvisations inspired by difficult terrain and fighting conditions led to the development of a broad range of armor. In this book, Simon Dunstan details each of these armored ‘tracks’. Over 200 official and private photographs in black and white and colour showcase a broad range of tanks, all expertly captioned by the author himself.

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 The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn't Telling You About Russia
The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn't Telling You About Russia
Author: M. S. King
The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn't Telling You About Russia
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
2014
Format: epub, pdf
Size: 2.6 Mb, 7.2 Mb
Language: English

In the West, politicians and journalists of all stripes have referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "thug", a "tyrant", a "murderer", a "Communist", a "Nazi", the next "Hitler" and more. But amongst the Russian people, his popularity rating has reached levels as high as 85%. There is even a very popular hit 'disco' song about him - 'A Man Like Putin'. So, who's right? Why such hatred for Vladimir Putin? Is it justified? Or has Putin been targeted merely for standing up the US-EU Axis of Internationalism? In clear, simple, powerful and concise language - supported by more than 100 illustrations - 'The War Against Putin' takes readers on an exciting 'crash course' journey from Russia's Medieval founding, through the days of the Czars, through the Communist Revolution and bloody Civil War, through Stalin & World War II, through the Cold War, through the Soviet collapse, through the Yeltsin disaster, and finally the Putin-led rebirth of the Russian nation. It is one of the "greatest stories never told", and will shed badly needed light on the new Russia, its dynamic leader, the dark forces aiming to bring about its demise, and maybe even World War III. Says Dr. William Carlucci: "I was glued to the edge of my seat with jaw wide open as I read this gem of a book from start to finish, in a single sitting. The clarity and simplicity with which King's masterpiece demystifies current events represents a rare ability to speak to the reader with entertaining and understandable prose. This piece really needs to go viral, and fast. 5 Huge Stars!"

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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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 Churchill - The Power of Words - His Remarkable Life Recounted Through His Writings and Speeches
Churchill - The Power of Words - His Remarkable Life Recounted Through His Writings and Speeches
Author: Martin Gilbert
Churchill - The Power of Words - His Remarkable Life Recounted Through His Writings and Speeches
Da Capo Press
2012
Format: PDF
Pages: 510
Language: English
Size: 28.8 MB

Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In public speeches and published books, in newspaper and magazine articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative style and thoughtful reflection.
This book contains one hundred extracts from his books, articles and speeches. They range from his memories of his schooldays, to his contributions to the debates on social policy and on war, his contributions in both world wars to the events and discourse, and his efforts after 1945 to see the world a better place.
Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer, has chosen passages that express to him the essence of Churchill's thoughts, and which describe—in his own inimitable words—the main adventures of his life, and the main crises of his career with Gilbert’s own introduction and interlinking text. They give, from first to last, an insight into his life and thought, how it evolved, and how he made his mark on the British and world stage.

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 Speer: The Final Verdict
Speer: The Final Verdict
Speer - The Final Verdict
Harcourt
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 440
Language: English
Size: 82 MB

Albert Speer was an unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933. Soon he was designing the Third Reich's most important buildings. In 1942 Hitler appointed him Armaments Minister and he quadrupled production, an astonishing achievement that kept the German Army in the field and prolonged the war.
Yet Speer's life was full of contradictions. The only member of the Nazi elite with whom Hitler developed more than a purely functional relationship (he has even been called "Hitler's unrequited love"), Speer was always an outsider in Hitler's inner circle. He saw himself as an artist, above the crass power struggles of the roughnecks around him. But his enormous ambition blinded him to the crimes in which he played a leading role.
Brilliantly illustrated, this gripping account of one man's rise and fall helps explain how Germany descended so far into crime and barbarism.

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 Navy Uniform Catalog for Men and Women of the United States Navy
Navy Uniform Catalog for Men and Women of the United States Navy
Navy Uniform Catalog for Men and Women of the United States Navy
Navy Uniform Program
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 40
Language: English
Size: 27 MB

This Navy Uniform Catalog is for the use of authorized Navy personnel, and the following uniforms are presented:

Officer/Chief Petty Officers - Women's Uniforms and Accessories
Officer/Chief Petty Officers - Men's Uniforms and Accessories
Decorations, Service Ribbons, and Accessories
Enlisted - Men's Uniforms and Accessories
Enlisted - Women's Uniforms and Accessories

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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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