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 Beginnings of Russian Industrialization 1800-1860
Beginnings of Russian Industrialization 1800-1860
Author: William L. Blackwell
Beginnings of Russian Industrialization 1800-1860
Princeton University Press
1968
Format: PDF
Pages: 484
Size: 336 Mb
Language: English


Beginnings of Russian Industrialization 1800-1860

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 The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
2004
ISBN: 1-85043-715-7
Pages: 304
Format: pdf
Size: 15 mb
Language: English
Quality: excellent

Islamic law and sultanic pragmatism: 2 Determining the parameters of
Ottoman ‘foreign policy’: some general considerations: 4 A few ground
rules of Ottoman ‘foreign politics’: 6 Validity and limits of the ‘warfare
state’ model: 8 Accommodation, both open and unacknowledged, and the
problem of structural similarities in the early modern world: 10 An
impossible balance between ‘east’ and ‘west’?: 11 Who, in which period,
formed part of the Ottoman elite?: 13 The Ottoman Empire as a world
economy: 14 The abiding centrality of Istanbul: 16 Confronting our
limits: problems of documentation: 18 ‘Placing’ our topic in geographical
terms: 20 ‘Placing’ our topic in time: 21 Confronting different
perspectives, or how to justify comparisons: 23 A common world...

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 Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico
Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico
Author: Hugh Thomas
Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico
Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0671511041
1995
Format: EPUB
Size: 24,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 832
Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history.
Ringing with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, Conquest captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth portraits of the legendary opponents, Montezuma and Cortés. Conquest is an essential work of history from one of our most gifted historians.

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 Spies, Scouts and Raiders - Irregular Operations (The Civil War Series)
Spies, Scouts and Raiders - Irregular Operations (The Civil War Series)
Author: Collective
Spies, Scouts and Raiders - Irregular Operations (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 30.5 MB

During the Civil War both North and South employed irregular forces and spies to try to gain advantage over the enemy. This volume looks at these various elements: Confederate spy rings, the Pinkerton agency, Morgan's raiders, Mosby, etc. This book has great photos of artifacts, contemporary photos, and artwork. A fascinating read on how special operations and intelligence-gathering were conducted because these two functions became formalized parts of modern military establishments. It includes sidebars on secret weapons, photos of some of Quantrill's most notorious raiders, U.S. Military Railroads, the General Raid, codes and ciphers and Confederate operations from Canada.

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 First Blood - Fort Sumter to Bull Run
First Blood - Fort Sumter to Bull Run
Author: William C. Davis
First Blood - Fort Sumter to Bull Run (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1983
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 31.2 MB

This book follows the Civil War, from the April surrender of Fort Sumter to the skirmishes and other events which led to the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. This volume looks at the opening moves by both sides in the Eastern Theater, when the North and the South both thought the war would be a short one. Units were organized from scratch and both sides had to move untried troops to where the first battles would be fought... Well-written and well-illustrated this is an excellent book on the events leading to the first large-scale battle of the Civil War. Includes sidebars on early enlistments in the North, imaginative renderings of the Manassas battle, photos of soldiers taken before the first shedding of fled, weapons, and Ellsworth, the North's first martyr.

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 The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854
The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854
The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series)
Author: Paul Silverstone
Routledge
ISBN: 0415978726
2006
Pages: 122
Format: PDF
Size: 5.16МБ
Language: English
The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854, the first volume in the definitive five-volume U.S. Navy Warship series, comprehensively details all aspects of the ships that sailed in the nascent stages of the U.S. Navy. From its beginnings as battlers of Barbary Coast pirates, to challenging the awesome might of the Royal Navy in the War of 1812, to the historic blockade that proved instrumental in winning the Mexican-American War, the sailing ships foreshadowed the daring and resolve of the later U.S. Navy. With its all-inclusive lists of data, The Sailing Navy is the most in-depth resource available on the ships that shaped the early history of the U.S. Navy.

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 Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648
Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648
Author: Mark Greengrass
Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648 (Penguin History of Europe)
Viking Adult
2014
Format: epub
Size: 21.8 Mb
Language: English

A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series
From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin Luther’s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us.
Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass’s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe’s identity today.

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 The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
Author: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
The American University in Cairo Press
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 17 Mb
Language: English

Though Egypt was ruled by Turkish-speakers through most of the period from the ninth century until 1952, the impact of Turkish culture there remains under-studied. This book deals with the period from 1805 to 1952, during which Turkish cultural patterns, spread through reforms based on those of Istanbul, may have touched more Egyptians than ever before. An examination of the books, newspapers, and other written materials produced in Turkish, including translations, and of the presses involved, reveals the rise and decline of Turkish culture in government, the military, education, literature, music, and everyday life. The author also describes the upsurge in Turkish writing generated by Young Turk exiles from 1895 to 1909.

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 Early Air Pioneers, 1862-1935
Early Air Pioneers, 1862-1935
Author: Major James F. Sunderman
Early Air Pioneers, 1862-1935
Franklin Watts, Inc.
1961
Format: PDF
Pages: 312
Language: English
Size: 38.3 MB

In this first title of The Watts Aerospace Library, Major James F. Sunderman has selected the most significant the pioneer age of aviation, 1862-1935. Here is the saga of the balloon reconaissance in the Civil War; the amazing achievement of flying a heavier-than-air plane; the first war in the air. World War I, with its intrepid flyers and pilot duels; the amazing stunts of madcap "barnstormers" of the 'twenties and 'thirties; the story of "flying the mail by air"; the tragic fate of the ill-starred dirigible Akron; the lonely vigil of Lindbergh's solo Atlantic flight. These and many more of our early air pioneers are here given the salutes they so greatly earned.

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 Philadelphia and the Civil War Arsenal of the Union
Philadelphia and the Civil War Arsenal of the Union
Author: Anthony Waskie, Edwin C. Bearss
Philadelphia and the Civil War Arsenal of the Union
The History Press
2011
ISBN: 1609490118
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Philadelphia was the second-largest city in the country and had the industrial might to earn the title "Arsenal of the Union." With Pennsylvania's anthracite coal, the city mills forged steel into arms, and a vast network of rails carried the ammunition and other manufactured goods to the troops. Over the course of the war, Philadelphia contributed 100,000 soldiers to the Union army, including many free blacks and such notables as General George McClellan and General George Meade, the victor of Gettysburg. Anthony Waskie chronicles Philadelphia's role in the conflict while also taking an intimate view of life in the city with stories of all those who volunteered to serve and guard the Cradle of Liberty.

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 Napoleon's Egyptian Campaigns 1798-1801
Napoleon's Egyptian Campaigns 1798-1801
Author: Michael Barthorp
Napoleon's Egyptian Campaigns 1798-1801 (Men-at-Arms 79)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1978
Format: Pdf
Size: 16 Mb
Language: English

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 War Elephants
War Elephants

Author: John M. Kistler
War Elephants
Praeger
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 60.5 Mb
Language: English

Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. Asian powers boasted of their pachyderm power, while the Romans fielded elephants alongside their legendary legions but were, perhaps, too proud to admit that mere animals contributed to victory. Elephants have gored, stomped, and sliced their way through infantry and cavalry with great success. They have also been cut, speared, bombed, and napalmed for their efforts. This is the story of their largely forgotten role in the history of warfare.
Generals throughout recorded history have used elephants as tanks, bulldozers, and cargo trucks long before such vehicles existed. Until gunpowder began to reduce the utility of elephants in battle during the 17th Century, these beasts built roads, swung swords, or simply terrified opposing forces. Although some believe that elephants were mere gimmicks of warfare, Kistler discredits that notion. His book hopes to give elephants the credit they deserve for the sacrifices they have endured. Elephants have long fought for and served human masters, but it is now the elephants themselves that must be protected.

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 Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
Author: David Rubel
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
Scholastic Inc.
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 228
Language: English
Size: 48.4 MB

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. More than forty others have followed him. The ninth president, William Henry Harrison, served less than a month. Franklin Roosevelt, the thirty-second president, served for twelve years. During Roosevelt's term, which spanned the Great Depression and World War II, the country changed a great deal. But the same can be said for almost any president. Each president's term in office is usually shaped by important events both inside and and outside the United States.

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 Battle in Africa 1879-1914
Battle in Africa 1879-1914
Battle in Africa 1879-1914
Author: Howard Whitehouse, Paddy Griffith
Fieldbooks
ISBN: 1869871014
1987
Pages: 50
Format: PDF
Size: 30.72МБ
Language: English
Takes the reader through the strategic pressures and concepts which led the Europeans and Africans into an increased level of conflict in the later Victorian era, then shows how a typical European expedition was collected, and how it organised its march into enemy territory (It was normally very strong in transport, porters and artillery, but very light on infantry and cavalry). The way each side planned for battle is analysed, as well as the many different types of outcome that might result, from 'horrible disasters' to 'glorious victories'. Guerrilla and siege warfare are covered, together with weapons, tactics and the fate of casualties.

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 Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam
Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam
Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling
Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam
University of Nebraska Press
2008
ISBN: 0803215150
Format: PDF
Size: 12,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 385
During the summer of 1862, a Confederate resurgence threatened to turn the tide of the Civil War. When the Union’s earlier multitheater thrust into the South proved to be a strategic overreach, the Confederacy saw its chance to reverse the loss of the Upper South through counteroffensives from the Chesapeake to the Mississippi. Benjamin Franklin Cooling tells this story in Counter-Thrust, recounting in harrowing detail Robert E. Lee’s flouting of his antagonist George B. McClellan’s drive to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond and describing the Confederate hero’s long-dreamt-of offensive to reclaim central and northern Virginia before crossing the Potomac.

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 The American War 1812-1814
The American War 1812-1814
Author: Philip R.N.Katcher
The American War 1812-1814 (Men-at-Arms 36)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1974
Format: Pdf
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

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 Nazi Prisoners of War in America
Nazi Prisoners of War in America
Author: Arnold Krammer
Nazi Prisoners of War in America
Stein and Day
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 360
Language: English
Size: 50.3 MB

The only book available that tells the full story of how the U.S. government detained nearly half a million Nazi prisoners of war in 511 camps across the country.

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 At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier 1700-1860
At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier 1700-1860
Author: Thomas M. Barrett
At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier 1700-1860
Westview Press
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 243
Size: 115 Mb
Language: English

At the Edge of Empire examines the history of the Cossack frontier settlements in the North Caucasus during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The specific focus is the Terek Cossacks, frontier settlers along the Terek river who became servants of the Russian state, warriors, and occasionally soldiers for (and deserters from) the Russian imperial armies. These were the most "Cossack" of all the Cossacks in the empire. Conditions of Cossack service and settlement along the Terek were unlike those on other ends of the empire.

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 The Search for El Dorado
The Search for El Dorado
Author: Collective
The Search for El Dorado (Lost Civilizations Series)
Time-Life Books
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 28.5 MB

This exploration of the legend of El Dorado is an archaeology lover's gold mine. Progressive versions of the lore surrounding the Gilded Man are intertwined with the often destructive and brutal deeds of numerous expeditions of treasure hunters from Pizarro in 1541 to those in the 20th century. The major focus is directed at another wave of treasure seekers, however--organized archaeological projects trying to reconstruct knowledge about civilizations almost destroyed by greed. Their efforts also led to discoveries of older, pre-Columbian cultures--the Chavin, Moche, Paracas, and Nazca--previously unknown but leaving incredibly rich inheritances with their artistry in pottery making, embroidered textiles, architecture, and geoglyphs. This well-organized study of South American Indian cultures is an effective blend of history and legend--further enhanced by a remarkable collection of photographs of artifacts, ruins, and excavations, plus 16th-century engravings depicting scenes from expeditions and facets of the El Dorado legend. A brief chronology of Indian culture is included, highlighting their major artistic achievements, and an extensive bibliography will tempt the ambitious to explore further. Background knowledge of early exploration of the Americas would enhance appreciation of this fascinating book.

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