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 Queen Elizabeth And England's Golden Age
Queen Elizabeth And England's Golden Age
Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Queen Elizabeth And England's Golden Age
Chelsea House Publications
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 5,04 mb

Contents
1Young Princess
2We Wished for Our Elizabeth
3The Queen and Her Suitors
4First Cousins, Once Removed
5Catholic Versus Protestant
6The Thunder Clouds of War
7The Preemptive Strike
8The Spanish Armada
9Queen Elizabeth and Her Court
End of the Golden Age

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 Kiev, Jewish Metropolis: A History, 1859-1914
Kiev, Jewish Metropolis: A History, 1859-1914
Author: Natan M. Meir
Kiev, Jewish Metropolis: A History, 1859-1914
Indiana University Press
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 4,14 mb
Language: English

Populated by urbane Jewish merchants and professionals as well as new arrivals from the shtetl, Imperial Kiev was acclaimed for its opportunities for education, culture, employment, and entrepreneurship but cursed for the often pitiless persecution of its Jews. Kiev, Jewish Metropolis limns the history of Kiev Jewry from the official readmission of Jews to the city in 1859 to the outbreak of World War I. It explores the Jewish community's politics, its leadership struggles, socioeconomic and demographic shifts, religious and cultural sensibilities, and relations with the city's Christian population. Drawing on archival documents, the local press, memoirs, and belles-lettres, Natan M. Meir shows Kiev's Jews at work, at leisure, in the synagogue, and engaged in the activities of myriad Jewish organizations and philanthropies.

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 The French Army: A Military-Political History
The French Army: A Military-Political History
Author: Paul Marie de La Gorce
The French Army: A Military-Political History
George Braziller
1963
Format: PDF
Pages: 584
Language: English
Size: 88.4 MB

This book traces the fascinating and complex history of the French Army over the past ninety years—from Sedan to Evian, from the defeat of 1870 in the Franco-Prussian War to the cease-fire that brought an end to the war in Algeria.

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 Waterloo 1815 (1): Quatre Bras (Osprey Campaign 276)
Waterloo 1815 (1): Quatre Bras (Osprey Campaign 276)
Author: John Franklin
Waterloo 1815 (1): Quatre Bras
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 276
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 11 Mb
Language: English

To commemorate the 2015 bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the defining campaigns in European History, Osprey is replacing its single volume Campaign title covering the whole of the battle with three highly detailed volumes. Based on new research drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts these volumes will provide a comprehensive resource for every aspect of the battle. The first of this trilogy details the battle of Quatre Bras where an initial 8,000 Allied troops faced 48,000 men of the French Armée du Nord under Marshal Ney. Realising his error, Wellington concentrated his troops at the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras where they just managed to hold off Ney's attacks.

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 The Seafarers - The Clipper Ships
The Seafarers - The Clipper Ships
Author: Oliver E. Allen
The Seafarers - The Clipper Ships
Time-Life Books
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 32.6 MB

A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the middle third of the 19th century. They were fast, yachtlike vessels, with three masts and a square rig. They were generally narrow for their length, could carry limited bulk freight, small by later 19th century standards, and had a large total sail area. Clipper ships were mostly constructed in British and American shipyards, though France, Brazil, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. Dutch clippers were built beginning in the 1850s for the tea trade and passenger service to Java.

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 Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia
Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia
Author: Yegor Gaidar (Author), Antonina W. Bouis (Translator)
Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia
Brookings Institution Press
2007
Format: PDF
Size: 1.1 Mb
Language: English

"My goal is to show the reader that the Soviet political and economic system was unstable by its very nature. It was just a question of when and how it would collapse...." —From the Introduction to Collapse of an Empire The Soviet Union was an empire in many senses of the word —a vast mix of far-flung regions and accidental citizens by way of conquest or annexation. Typical of such empires, it was built on shaky foundations. That instability made its demise inevitable, asserts Yegor Gaidar, former prime minister of Russia and architect of the "shock therapy" economic reforms of the 1990s. Yet a growing desire to return to the glory days of empire is pushing today's Russia backward into many of the same traps that made the Soviet Union untenable. In this important new book, Gaidar clearly illustrates why Russian nostalgia for empire is dangerous and ill-fated: "Dreams of returning to another era are illusory. Attempts to do so will lead to defeat." Gaidar uses world history, the Soviet experience, and economic analysis to demonstrate why swimming against this tide of history would be a huge mistake. The USSR sowed the seeds of its own economic destruction, and Gaidar worries that Russia is repeating some of those mistakes. Once again, for example, the nation is putting too many eggs into one basket, leaving the nation vulnerable to fluctuations in the energy market. The Soviets had used revenues from energy sales to prop up struggling sectors such as agriculture, which was so thoroughly ravaged by hyperindustrialization that the Soviet Union became a net importer of food. When oil prices dropped in the 1980s, that revenue stream diminished, and dependent sectors suffered heavily. Although strategies requiring austerity or sacrifice can be politically difficult, Russia needs to prepare for such downturns and restrain spending during prosperous times. Collapse of an Empire shows why it is imperative to fix the roof before it starts to rain, and why sometimes the past should be left in the past.

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 The Maps of Chickamauga An Atlas of the Chickamauga Campaign, Including the Tullahoma Operations, June 22 - September 23, 1863
The Maps of Chickamauga An Atlas of the Chickamauga Campaign, Including the Tullahoma Operations, June 22 - September 23, 1863
Author: David Powell
The Maps of Chickamauga An Atlas of the Chickamauga Campaign, Including the Tullahoma Operations, June 22 - September 23, 1863
Savas Beatie
2009
ISBN: 1932714723
Format: EPUB
Size: 42,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 319
he Maps of Chickamauga explores this largely misunderstood battle through the use of full-color maps, graphically illustrating the complex tangle of combat’s ebb and flow that makes the titanic bloodshed of Chickamauga one of the most confusing actions of the American Civil War.
Track individual regiments through their engagements at fifteen to twenty-minute intervals or explore each army in motion as brigades and divisions maneuver and deploy to face the enemy. The Maps of Chickamauga allows readers to fully grasp the action at any level of interest.
Now available as an ebook short, The Maps of Chickamauga: The Second Day and the Retreat, September 20 – 23, 1863 plows new ground in the study of the campaign by breaking down the entire campaign in 60 detailed full page original maps. Situation maps reflect the posture of each army on an hourly basis, while tactical maps reveal the intricacies of regimental and battery movements.

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 Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864
Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864
Author: Andy Nunez
Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864: Grant versus Lee in the East
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 267
ISBN: 1472801474
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

In May 1864 the Union Army of the Potomac under General George Meade had been in a leisurely pursuit of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia for nearly a year after the defeat of the Rebels at Gettysburg. Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee still retained his awe-inspiring reputation for wrecking Union armies that got too close to Richmond and Meade was still cautious.

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 History in Dispute, Volume 17 - Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements, Second Series
History in Dispute, Volume 17 - Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements, Second Series
Author: Paul de Quenoy, Benjamin Frankel
History in Dispute, Volume 17 - Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements, Second Series
St. James Press
2004
Pages: 382
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size:40 mb

What caused the fall of the Roman empire? What did the second amendment to the U.S. constitution mean to the founding fathers? What was the role of black troops in the American Civil War?

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 Algonquians of the East Coast
Algonquians of the East Coast
Algonquians of the East Coast
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1995
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:30 mb
Pages:175
History, customs, mythology, and lore of the continent's first inhabitants are inter-woven in this rich new look at our Native American heritage. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, paintings, drawings, and artifacts.

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 Marlborough's Army 1702-11
Marlborough's Army 1702-11
Marlborough's Army 1702-11 (Men-At-Arms Series 97)
Author: Michael Barthorp, Angus McBride
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 0850453461
1994
Pages: 51
Format: PDF
Size: 28.44МБ
Language: English
The succession of the French Duke of Anjou to the Spanish throne in 1700 provoked the formation of a Grand Alliance to thwart the king's expansionist ambitions. Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the army of the Grand Alliance declared war on France. Between 1702 and 1711, this united force, comprised of English, Dutch, Danish, Prussian, Austrian and other German troops, were victorious at such historic battles as Blenheim, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. This book chronicles Marlborough's campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession, detailing the tactics, troops and uniforms of his army.

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 The Maps of Antietam An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 - 20, 1862
The Maps of Antietam An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 - 20, 1862
Author: Bradley Gottfried
The Maps of Antietam An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 - 20, 1862
Savas Beatie
2012
ISBN: 1611210860
Format: EPUB
Size: 26,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 87
The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign is the eagerly awaited companion volume to Bradley M. Gottfried’s bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007) and The Maps of First Bull Run (2009), part of the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.
Now available as an ebook short, The Maps of Antietam: The Battle of Shepherdstown, September 18-20, 1862 plows new ground in the study of the campaign by breaking down the entire campaign in 7 detailed full page original maps. These cartographic creations bore down to the regimental level, offering students of the campaign a unique and fascinating approach to studying what may have been the climactic battle of the war.

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 Chroniclers of Indian Life
Chroniclers of Indian Life
Chroniclers of Indian Life
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1996
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:30 mb
Pages:200
PORTRAYING THE PEOPLE 70
VOICES FROM THE HOMELANDS 134
ESSAYS
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S QUEST 6
TREASURES FROM NATIVE AMERICA 56
PICTURES of THE KIOWA 115
THE PAINTER'S VISION 124
THE TESTIMONY OF DANCE 178

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 Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-1870 (Osprey Man-at-Arms 499)
Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-1870 (Osprey Man-at-Arms 499)
Author: Gabriele Esposito
Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-1870: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina (Osprey Man-at-Arms 499)
Osprey Publishing
2015
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 49
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English


The War of the Triple Alliance is the largest single conflict in the history of South America. Drawing Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay into conflict the war was characterized by extraordinarily high casualty rates, and was to shape the future of an entire continent - depopulating Paraguay and establishing Brazil as the predominant military power. Despite the importance of the war, little information is available in English about the armies that fought it. This book analyzes the combatants of the four nations caught up in the war, telling the story of the men who fought on each side, illustrated with contemporary paintings, prints, and early photographs.

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 Time Frame AD 1800-1850 - The Pulse of Enterprise
Time Frame AD 1800-1850 - The Pulse of Enterprise
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1800-1850 - The Pulse of Enterprise
Time-Life Books
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 31.3 MB

Looks at the people and events that shaped the first half of the nineteenth century, including Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, Simon Bolivar, and the opening of China.
Content:
Bonaparte's Empire
Essay: 1848: The Year of Revolutions
Industrial Britain
Essay: Romanticism: The Spirit Unfettered
Liberation for Latin America
The Opening of China
Essay: The Quest tor Knowledge
The Struggle for Southern Africa

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 Illustrated History of Aircraft
Illustrated History of Aircraft
Author: Brendan Gallagher
Illustrated History of Aircraft
Gallery Books
1977
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 20.5 MB
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This history is a concise introduction to the great developments in aviation from its origins to modem times. The splendid and classic achievements of Sir George Cayley, Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers and the many other pioneers are engrossingly portrayed. The importance of the two world wars to the aviation story is recognized and a chapter is devoted to each. The reader is brought up to date with innovations such as the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat, the Rockwell International B-1 bomber, the largest variable-geometry aircraft flying, and the Panavia Tornado and the F-16, the fighters of the 1980s. The book is fully illustrated with more than 170 photographs.

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 The Common Soldier of the Civil War
The Common Soldier of the Civil War
Author: Bell I Wiley
The Common Soldier of the Civil War
Historical Times, Inc.
1973
Format: PDF
Pages: 58
Language: English
Size: 33 MB

Dr. Bell I. Wiley has long been the recognized authority on the soldier in the Civil War. His books The Life of Johnny Reb and The Life of Billy Yank have become classics in the literature. A former President of the Southern Historical Association, and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Civil War Centennial Commission, Dr. Wiley is presently in the History Department at Emory University, Atlanta. The text for this special issue is based primarily upon new material which he has discovered since the writing of his two definitive books on the common soldier.

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 The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 (The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2)
The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 (The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2)
Author: Edwin C. Bearss, Bryce Suderow
The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 (The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2)
Savas Beatie
2014
ISBN: 1611211042
Format: EPUB
Size: 13,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 600
The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months.
This important—many would say decisive—fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 - April 1865, Volume 2, the second in a ground-breaking, two-volume compendium.

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 Revolutionary Ideas An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
Revolutionary Ideas An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
Author: Jonathan Israel
Revolutionary Ideas An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
Princeton University Press
2014
ISBN: 0691151725
Format: PDF
Size: 17,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 888
Historians of the French Revolution used to take for granted what was also obvious to its contemporary observers--that the Revolution was caused by the radical ideas of the Enlightenment. Yet in recent decades scholars have argued that the Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics, economics, or culture--almost anything but abstract notions like liberty or equality. In Revolutionary Ideas, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment restores the Revolution's intellectual history to its rightful central role. Drawing widely on primary sources, Jonathan Israel shows how the Revolution was set in motion by radical eighteenth-century doctrines, how these ideas divided revolutionary leaders into vehemently opposed ideological blocs, and how these clashes drove the turning points of the Revolution.

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