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 Armored Cav - A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment
Armored Cav - A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment
Author: Tom Clancy
Armored Cav - A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment
Berkley Books
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 356
Language: English
Size: 40.6 MB

A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people . . . profiled by Tom Clancy.

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 The British Army since 2000
The British Army since 2000
Author: James Tanner
The British Army since 2000
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Elite 202
ISBN: 1782005935
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 66
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

In the past decade and a half the unique requirements of dual wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have radically altered the appearance and capabilities of the British Army’s infantry soldiers. Gone are the tactics uniforms and equipment of the Cold War, replaced by an elite fighting force, skilled in counterinsurgency operations and warfare in both urban and rural environments.

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 The Russian Revolution 1917-1932
The Russian Revolution 1917-1932
The Russian Revolution 1917-1932
Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192891480
1984
Pages: 181
Format: PDF
Size: 49.56МБ
Language: English
The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. Now, following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it is possible to step back and see the full picture of this event for the first time.
Impeccable in its scholarship and objectivity, this superb volume tells the gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, but instead visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up devouring its own children. The author offers insightful descriptions of the February and October Revolutions of 1917, the Civil War, the interlude of NEP, Stalin's "revolution from above," the various Five-Year Plans, and the Great Purges-all treated as discrete episodes in a twenty-year process of revolution. The book incorporates data from archives that were previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians, as well as drawing on important recent Russian publications such as the memoirs of one of the great survivors of Soviet politics, Vyacheslav Molotov. In the Select Bibliography, the author highlights the most important of the recent scholarly works, directing readers to the burgeoning Western scholarship on the Russian Revolution in the last ten to fifteen years.
Shelia Fitzpatrick is an internationally known expert on Soviet history. This lively and readable Third Edition uses newly available Soviet archival material and the latest Russian and Western research to provide an authoritative, compact account of one of the key events of modern history.

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 Scream of Eagles: The Creation of Top Gun and the U.S. Air Victory in Vietnam
Scream of Eagles: The Creation of Top Gun and the U.S. Air Victory in Vietnam
Author: Robert K. Wilcox
Scream of Eagles: The Creation of Top Gun and the U.S. Air Victory in Vietnam
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 336
Language: English
Size: 30.8 MB

The first true-life account of the creation of the Top Gun school during the Vietnam War era. Wilcox's gripping narrative describes how a handful of Navy fighter pilots established a special school called Top Gun at the Miramar Air Station in California in 1968 and virtually revolutionized air combat training. Top Gun doctrine was fully validated when Randy Cunningham and his radar interceptor officer, William Driscoll, became the first American aces of the Vietnam war. By the time of the U.S. pullout in 1973, Top Gun's kill ratio was 12 to 1, compared with the Air Force's "dismal" 2 to 1. Wilcox ( The Shroud ) contends that Top Gun training forged the only clear-cut victory America won during the 1965-1973 war. The book features breathtaking accounts of aerial duels--Wilcox is very good at describing the three-dimensional world of dogfighting. His account of the school's ad hoc origins and the effort to develop ways of meeting the MiG challenge in Vietnam is equally exciting. Screaming Eagles ranks with the best of the books about air combat.

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 The History of Ukraine. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
The History of Ukraine. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
The History of Ukraine. The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Author: Paul Kubicek
Greenwood
Graduation Year: 2008
Language: English

Format: Pdf
Pages: 220
Size: 1,1 Mb

Ukraine's struggle for a national identity plagued this former Soviet Union state long before the Cold War shook the world. Its central location between Eastern Europe and Western Asia invited many different cultures to settle the land, ultimately populating a powerful early medieval society known as Kievan Rus. However, readers will learn how Kievan Rus's Golden Age quickly crumbled with decades of Mongol invasions, Polish-Lithuanian occupation, and Russian empirical ruling. Explore how Ukraine flirted with independence in the early 20th century, only to be quickly taken over by harsh Soviet rule in 1922. Despite its independence from the USSR in 1991, devastating consequences of the socialist rule have allowed the world to witness Ukraine's ceaseless efforts to attain a stable government, struggling through the poisoning of Viktor Yushchenko, rigged elections, and the Orange Revolution. Kubicek's survey is comprehensive and concise-a perfect resource for high school students and undergrads, as well as general readers looking to further their knowledge of this up-and-coming nation.

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 Sunk by the Bismarck: The Life and Death of the Battleship HMS Hood
Sunk by the Bismarck: The Life and Death of the Battleship HMS Hood
Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
Sunk by the Bismarck: The Life and Death of the Battleship HMS Hood
G.K. Hall & Co.
201
Format: PDF
Pages: 212
Language: English
Size: 37.4 MB

When she was completed in the spring of 1920 HMS Hood was the greatest warship afloat. She was the largest the fastest and the finest. Every sailor in the world knew the name Hood and marveled at her strength and size. For twenty years the HMS Hood was the world's mightiest warship. When World War II broke out she was stationed at Scapa Flow in Northern Scotland shepherding convoys and guarding against attack by Hitler's heavy surface fleet. Then in May 1941 3 the Bismarck sailed into the Atlantic. This is the saga of how the Hood served and fought and the dramatic story of how she finally died sunk by the new Nazi super-battleships Bismarck destined to become a legend of its own.

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 Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Author: Daniel Bolger
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544370481
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 17,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 544
I have read about 6 war memoirs in the last two years, The Fobbit, sergent rex, redemption, and they all have given me a different view of the long conflict. This was wonderful, written from the command view, of all the things that went wrong and why. It is long, stunningly detailed and makes for obsessive reading. The prologue starts with the bombing of the Cole, explaining in depth why this was so important. This will be a definitive book on the subject of the long war. I cannot endorse it enough.

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 Warspite: Warships of the Royal Navy
Warspite: Warships of the Royal Navy
Author: Iain Ballantyne
Warspite: Warships of the Royal Navy
Pen and Sword Maritime
ISBN: 184884350X
2010
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

No warship name in British naval history has more battle honours than Warspite. While this book looks at the lives of all eight vessels to bear the name (between 1596 and the 1990s), it concentrates on the truly epic story of the seventh vessel, a super-dreadnought battleship, conceived as the ultimate answer to German naval power, during the arms race that helped cause WW1. Warspite fought off the entire German fleet at Jutland, survived a mutiny between the wars and then covered herself in glory in action from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean during WW2.

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 The Archaeology of Airfields
The Archaeology of Airfields
Author: Bob Clarke
The Archaeology of Airfields
Tempus Publishing
2008
Format: PDF
Pages: 224
Language: English
Size: 56 MB

In the 1950s the British Government embarked on the ambitious project of building a countrywide air defence network - The ROTOR Project. Airfields were erected around the British Isles, both underground and open to the elements. Using his archaeologist's training, Bob Clarke has investigated the background of many of the UK's airfields and airfield structures, asking questions about why they were built in their often widely differing locations, and which criteria affected the decisions. He uncovers in the process the fascinating thought processes behind their construction and illustrates what they reveal about the concerns of their time. This book does not seek to cover every airfield in Britain, nor to tell the stories of the many squadrons involved. Rather, this is a history of Britain's airfields set against the country's varied landscape, examining both their make-up and the political background that saw them called into being.

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 SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force (Osprey General Military)
SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force (Osprey General Military)
Author: Mir Bahmanyar Chris Osman
SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 1846032261
2008
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 255
Size: 11 Mb
Language: English

In the 25 years since the US Navy SEALs came into existence, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. Formed out of all of the Underwater Demolition Teams on May 1, 1983 as a response to US failures in special operations missions during the 1970s, SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

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 The New York Times The Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade (The New York Times Decades)
The New York Times The Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade (The New York Times Decades)
Author: John Rockwell (Editor)
The New York Times The Times of the Sixties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade (The New York Times Decades)
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2014
Format: epub, pdf
Size: 21.4 Mb + 21 Mb
Language: English

There is no better record of events than The New York Times, and now The Times of the Sixties captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of articles and original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.
Whether we lived through them or learned of them after the fact, the events of the 1960s— the beginning of the Vietnam War, the moon landing, the hippie movement, to name just a few—resonate strongly in our culture today.
The Times of the Sixties represents one of the most fascinating, extensive, and well-rounded portraits of one of modern history's most tumultuous decades. More than 400 articles have been culled from the archives of The New York Times and brilliantly curated by staff writer John Rockwell.
Articles feature coverage of historic events like the Cuban missile crisis, Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, the assassination of President Kennedy; cultural highlights such as the British Invasion, movie reviews of Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Graduate, and features on music groups like the Supremes; plus pieces on pivotal political figures like John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara, as well as influential personalities such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Friedan.
Rockwell guides readers through the articles he's selected, putting the events into historical context and exploring the far-reaching impact of these events and individuals. The book also includes hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from the Times and other sources.

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 Radar Jammers The EA-6B Prowlers
Radar Jammers The EA-6B Prowlers
Author: Bill Sweetman
Radar Jammers The EA-6B Prowlers (War Planes)
Capstone Press
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 36
Language: English
Size: 18.2 MB

The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe. The EA-6A was the initial electronic warfare version of the A-6 used by the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s. Development on the more advanced EA-6B began in 1966. An EA-6B aircrew consists of one pilot and three Electronic Countermeasures Officers, though it is not uncommon for only two ECMOs to be used on missions. It is capable of carrying and firing anti-radiation missiles (ARM), such as the AGM-88 HARM missile.

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 Air Forces of the World
Air Forces of the World
Author: Barry C. Wheeler
Air Forces of the World
Charles Scribner's Sons
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 122
Language: English
Size: 20 MB

This book describes worlds Air Forces at the state they were in 1979. Very well illustrated.

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 Sharks of Steel
Sharks of Steel
Author: Yogi Kaufman, Paul Stillwell
Sharks of Steel
Naval Institute Press
1993
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 33.5 MB

Spectacular color photographs and a lively text tell the story of the submarine in this companion volume to a four-part documentary television series produced by the Discovery Channel. Generally following the program's format, the book significantly amplifies the subject, both for longtime fans and for those whose interest in submarines has been piqued by recent events. The pictures and commentary provided here vividly capture the feel of being on board and underwater and offer a rare insider's view of the challenges, pressures, and excitement unique to submariners. Readers join a dangerous World War II patrol in the Pacific, a modern-day cruise to secret destinations, and an unprecedented tour of the world's largest submarine, a Russian "Typhoon," seen by few Westerners.

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 Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution
Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution
Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution
Author: Richard Levy
ABC-CLIO
2005
Pages: 828
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 9.1 Mb

Written by top scholars in an accessible manner, this unique encyclopedia offers worldwide coverage of the origins, forms, practitioners, and effects of antisemitism, leading to the Holocaust and surviving to the present day. Antisemitism has informed the theory and practice of politics and has permeated cultures around the world. The line between anti-Jewish sentiment and other kinds of conflict is hard to define, but it is clear that the destructive nature of antisemitism has harmed the human community for two millennia.
Entries in this encyclopedia span the period from ancient Egypt to the modern era. Key theoreticians of Jew-hatred and their written works, its permeation of Christianity and modern Islam, and its political, artistic, and economic manifestations are covered. This is the first comprehensive work that deals with the entire history of ideas and practices that engendered the Holocaust.

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 A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft
A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft
Author: Francis Crosby
A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft
Hermes House
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 272
Language: English
Size: 31.6 MB

An Illustrated history of fighter aircraft, their origins and evolution. Fokkers, Spitfires, Messerschmitts and many others from WW I & II. Today's Powerful supersonic jets, including F-15 Eagles, MiGs and the Eurofighter. Features Photographs from the Imperial War Museum.

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 Modern Military Weapons
Modern Military Weapons
Author: Robin Cross
Modern Military Weapons
Franklin Watts Inc.
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 46
Language: English
Size: 25.5 MB

A guide to modern military weapons, the book includes sections on tanks, artillery, missiles, fighter aircraft, bombers, helicopters, battleships, submarines and amphibious craft.

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 The Arab-Israeli Issue
The Arab-Israeli Issue
Author: Paul Harper
The Arab-Israeli Issue
Rourke Enterprises, Inc.
1987
Format: PDF
Pages: 86
Language: English
Size: 22.2 MB

On the evening of June 3, 1982, the Israeli Ambassador in London was shot and seriously wounded by an Arab gunman. Within hours, Israeli planes were bombing Beirut, killing over 200 people. In retaliation, forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) based in southern Lebanon fired shells and rockets into northern Israel on June 4 and 5. On June 6, a huge Israeli force that had been massing close to the border for months poured into south Lebanon and headed toward the capital, Beirut, quickly surrounding the major towns and cities along the way.

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 German Battleships 1897-1945
German Battleships 1897-1945
Author: R. A. Burt
German Battleships 1897-1945
Arms and Armour Press
ISBN: 0853689857
1989
Format: PDF
Size: 11,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 50
The concept of the modern German Navy dates only from the time of Kaiser Wilheim II and so it can be classed as a relatively new maritime power. Until about 1880, the only function of the German fleet had been to deter enemy raids on the German coastline, consequently only small coastal defence vessels were built. A newly formed German Naval Command (1889) was well aware that if expansion of territory were required, a large fleet would have to be created to match that of Great Britain and perhaps gain control of the Atlantic and North Sea.

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