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 Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution
Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution
Author: Jack Coggins
Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution
Stackpole Books
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 228
Language: English
Size: 40 MB

The battles, tactics, plans that worked, and plans that went awry recreate here the struggle for the possession of half a continent. More than 150 detailed drawings, maps, plans, and diagrams show minutely how the battles went, what the ships looked like with their complex rigging, how the weapons worked, and what the gear looked like, Step-by-step sketches follow the construction of a mighty warship from skeletal framework to the finished vessel. Ships An Seaman Of The American Revolution tells a story to cap all sea stories in this panorama of the ships, the guns, and the men who turned the tide for the Colonists.

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 Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment
Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment
Author: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment
National Gallery of Art
2010
Format: PDF
Pages: 16
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English


On July 18, 1863, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed while leading the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Volunteer Infantry in a bloody assault on Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina. The defeat was an event of powerful symbolic significance for one of the first African-American units of the Civil War. Thirty-four years later Augustus Saint-Gaudens created perhaps the finest sculpture of his career, memorializing Shaw and the Fifty-fourth.

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 In the Shadows of Poland and Russia: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden in the European Crisis of the mid-17th century
In the Shadows of Poland and Russia: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden in the European Crisis of the mid-17th century
Author: Kotljarchuk, Andrej
In the Shadows of Poland and Russia: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Sweden in the European Crisis of the mid-17th century
Södertörns högskola
2006

Language: English
Size: 6.78 MB

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 Osprey - Men at Arms 5 - The Austro-Hungarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars
Osprey - Men at Arms 5 - The Austro-Hungarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars
Author: Albert Seaton
Osprey - Men at Arms 5 - The Austro-Hungarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 0850451477
1973
Format: PDF
Size: 20,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 48
This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the Austro-Hungarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The course of the Silesian, Revolutionary, Napoleonic and New Austrian Wars are all summarized. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail.

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 Sea Battles in Miniature A Guide to Naval Wargaming
Sea Battles in Miniature A Guide to Naval Wargaming
Author: Paul Hague
Sea Battles in Miniature A Guide to Naval Wargaming
Patrick Stephens
1980
ISBN: 0850594146
Format: PDF
Size: 20,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 172
A comprehensive guide to Naval Wargaming with miniatures,covering ancient galley warfare, Napoleonic naval battles,the Ironclad period and the Dreadnought period. As well as providing and excellent potted summary of each period, there are simple and playable rules for each era.
"The chance to be an Admiral in command of some of the finest fleets in the history of naval warfare is not one which many me could resist. Here, at last, is a book which will not only enable you to reconstruct battles with great historical accuracy, but also to take charge of the fleets and shape the destiny of nations! The pages almost reek with the smell of powder and ring with the clmour of battle."

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 Time Frame AD 1700-1800 - Winds of Revolution
Time Frame AD 1700-1800 - Winds of Revolution
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1600-1700 - Powers of the Crown
Time-Life Books
1993
Format: PDF
Pages: 186
Language: English
Size: 38 MB

This book has much important basic information on revolutions throughout the world without the fluff. Great pictures and perfect for all ages.
Content:
Essay : The Age of Reason
Russia Looks West
Essay: The Grand tour
The Rise of Prussia
The Pacific Adventure
America Independent
Essay: The Cruelest Trade
The French Revolution
Essay: The Industrial Dawn

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 Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds. The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley
Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds. The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley
Author: McCaffrey J.M.
Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds. The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley
University of North Texas Press
1997
Pages: 185
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 104 Mb

Lieutenant Theodore Laidley, a West Point graduate whose army career spanned forty years until his retirement as a colonel in 1882, was a young officer during the Mexican War. Like so many of his fellow soldiers he wrote long letters home describing new and unusual sights and events. Laidley landed at Veracruz in March 1847, and assisted in the reduction of that port city. He commanded a field battery at Cerro Gordo as General Winfield Scott began his march into the interior. He was at the siege of Puebla and instrumental in denying that city to Santa Anna, and was active around Mexico City after the final victory. Laidley's letters offer his opinions on the war, his fellow soldiers, volunteers, politics, Mexico, and his own personal experiences. This book is part of the publisher's War and the Southwest Series.

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 The Bloodiest Day - The Battle of Antietam
The Bloodiest Day - The Battle of Antietam
Author: Ronald H. Bailey
The Bloodiest Day - The Battle of Antietam (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 32.6 MB

This volume in the Time-Life Civil War series looks at the events following the Second Battle of Bull Run, during which Lee squared off against McClellan again as the Confederates mounted their 1862 invasion of Maryland. This battle would be particularly bloody and would result in the greatest loss of life in a single ever suffered by American soldiers. Bloody sites such as the Cornfield, Dunker Church and Bloody Lane would enter American history as some of the darkest points of our story. The battle would serve to highlight the inability of the Confederacy to mount an effective campaign on northern soil but it would also bring to light the continuing problem of Yankee leadership of its armies. Another great book in the series, well-written and illustrated with period photos, maps, artwork and photos of artifacts. Sidebars include an artist's view of the battle, photos of Harper's Ferry, The Making of a Union Heroine and Gallery of the Dead.

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 Fertility And Pleasure: Ritual And Sexual Values in Tokugawa Japan
Fertility And Pleasure: Ritual And Sexual Values in Tokugawa Japan
Author: William R. Lindsey
Fertility And Pleasure: Ritual And Sexual Values in Tokugawa Japan
Univ of Hawaii Pr
2006
Format: PDF
Size: 3.1 Mb
Language: English

As their ubiquitous presence in Tokugawa artwork and literature suggests, images of bourgeois wives and courtesans took on iconic status as representations of two opposing sets of female values. Their differences, both real and idealized, indicate the full range of female roles and sexual values affirmed by Tokugawa society, with Buddhist celibacy on the one end and the relatively free sexual associations of the urban and rural lower classes on the other. The roles of courtesan and bourgeois housewife were each tied to a set of value-based behaviors, the primary institution to which a woman belonged, and rituals that sought to model a woman's comportment in her interactions with men and figures of authority. For housewives, it was fertility values, promulgated by lifestyle guides and moral texts, which embraced the ideals of female obedience, loyalty to the husband's household, and sexual activity aimed at producing an heir. Pleasure values, by contrast, flourished in the prostitution quarters and embraced playful relations and nonreproductive sexual activity designed to increase the bordello's bottom line. What William Lindsey reveals in this well-researched study is that, although the values that idealized the role of wife and courtesan were highly disparate, the rituals, symbols, and popular practices both engaged in exhibited a degree of similitude and parallelism. "Fertility and Pleasure" examines the rituals available to young women in the household and pleasure quarters that could be employed to affirm, transcend, or resist these sets of sexual values. In doing so it affords new views of Tokugawa society and Japanese religion. Highly original in its theoretical approach and its juxtaposition of texts, "Fertility and Pleasure" constitutes an important addition to the fields of Japanese religion and history and the study of gender and sexuality in other societies and cultures.

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 The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson: The Mortal Wounding of the Confederacy's Greatest Icon
The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson: The Mortal Wounding of the Confederacy's Greatest Icon
Author: Chris Mackowski, Kristopher White
The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson: The Mortal Wounding of the Confederacy's Greatest Icon
Savas Beatie
2013
ISBN: 1611211506
Format: EPUB
Size: 19,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 168
May 1863. The Civil War was in its third spring, and Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan Jackson stood at the peak of his fame. He had arisen from obscurity to become “Old Stonewall,” adored across the South and feared and respected throughout the North.
On the night of May 2, however, just hours after Jackson executed the most audacious maneuver of his career and delivered a crushing blow against an unsuspecting Union army at Chancellorsville, disaster struck.
The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson recounts the events of that fateful night—considered one of the most pivotal moments of the war—and the tense vigil that ensued as Jackson struggled with a foe even he could not defeat. From Guinea Station, where Jackson crosses the river to rest under the shade of the trees, the story follows Jackson’s funeral and burial, the strange story of his amputated arm, and the creation and restoration of the building where he died (now known as the Stonewall Jackson Shrine). This newly revised and expanded second edition features more than 50 pages of fresh material, including almost 200 illustrations, maps, and eye-catching photos.

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 The Oxford History of the British Empire. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century
The Oxford History of the British Empire. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century
Author:Edited by P. J. Marshall
The Oxford History of the British Empire. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century
Oxford University Press
1998
Format: pdf
Size: 37.61 MB
Language: English


Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyse development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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 Atlas of Battles: Strategy and Tactics, Civil War to Present
Atlas of Battles: Strategy and Tactics, Civil War to Present
Author: Richard Natkiel
Atlas of Battles: Strategy and Tactics, Civil War to Present
The Military Press
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 28.3 MB

Atlas of Battles is an important guide and reference to the most influential military actions that have taken place since the American Civil War. The complicated sequences of movements that make up a military campaign or battle can only be understood properly if accompanied by clear and informative maps. Certainly no military officer would think a briefing was complete without detailed reference to maps yet many books of military history are published with few maps or sometimes none at all. Atlas of Battles therefore fills an important gap in the library of the military enthusiast. Richard Natkiel's carefully drawn maps are supplemented by an authoritative commentary and selected historical photographs which can also provide the younger reader with a reliable introduction to the dramatic events in such decisive conflicts as World Wars I and II or the Middle East and Vietnam Wars. Atlas of Battles is a valuable addition to the library of any student of military history.

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 Le Mercure 1730. Navire Marchand
Le Mercure 1730. Navire Marchand
Le Mercure 1730. Navire Marchand
Author: Jean Boudriot
Edite? par J. Boudrio
Collection Archeologie Navale Francaise
1991
Pages: 31 + 30 Plates
Language: French
Format: PDF
Size: 170 МВ

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 The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception
The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception
Author: Ronald J. Drez
The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception
Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 080715931X
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 15,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 408
Perhaps no conflict in American history is more important yet more overlooked and misunderstood than the War of 1812. Begun by President James Madison after decades of humiliating British trade interference and impressment of American sailors, the war in many ways was the second battle for United States independence.
At the climax of the war -- inspired by the defeat of Napoleon in early 1814 and the perceived illegality of the Louisiana Purchase -- the British devised a plan to launch a three-pronged attack against the northern, eastern, and southern U.S. borders. Concealing preparations for this strike by engaging in negotiations in Ghent, Britain meanwhile secretly issued orders to seize New Orleans and wrest control of the Mississippi and the lands west of the river. They further instructed British commander General Edward Pakenham not to cease his attack if he heard rumors of a peace treaty. Great Britain even covertly installed government officials within military units with the intention of immediately taking over administrative control once the territory was conquered.

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 Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries
Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries
Author: Pauquet Frères
Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries
Dover Fashion and Costumes
2003
Format: PDF

Language: English
Size: 36 MB

500 years of French fashion are reproduced directly from a rare and valuable 19th-century publication. Artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically from the voluminous robes of 15th-century royalty to the Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility are well represented, as are dapper pages, knights, chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. 76 full-color plates.

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 Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783
Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783
Author: Brendan Simms
Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783
Penguin Books
2007
Format: PDF
Pages: 787
Language: English
Size: 35.7 MB

This highly original, extremely enjoyable book tells the story of Britain's extraordinary scramble to world power in the 18th century and how, through hubris and incompetence, it lost almost everything it had gained. Whilst Britain was an important European power, few would have expected her global preeminence by 1760, but as Brendan Simms shows with great flair and originality, Britain had a crucial card to play. It was the joining of the British crown to Hanover that gave Britain two empires: one scattered around the world and another - the more important of the two - firmly locked into Germany. Having created a new empire Britain then spectacularly lost it, this time because of its chaotic failure to maintain its European alliances. This is an epic and often unexpected story, and Simms tells it brilliantly.

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 The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783
Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783
Dodo Press
2008
Pages: 480
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 16 mb

Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was a United States Navy officer, geostrategist, and educator. His ideas on the importance of sea power influenced navies around the world, and helped prompt naval buildups before World War I. Despite his success in the Navy, his skills in actual command of a ship were not exemplary, and a number of vessels under his command were involved in collisions. On the other hand, the books he wrote ashore made him arguably the most influential naval historian. In 1885, he was appointed lecturer in naval history and tactics and the Naval War College. Before entering on his duties, Mahan was pointed to write his future studies and lectures on the influence of sea power. He organized his lectures into his most influential books, The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 (1890). To a modern reader his emphasis on sea-borne commerce may seem commonplace, but the notion was much more radical in Mahan's time. His other works include: The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future (1897) and Types of Naval Officers (1902).

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 A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789 (The American History Series)
Author: James Kirby Martin, Mark Edward Lender
A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789 (The American History Series)
Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 111892388X
2015
Format: PDF
Size: 3,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 264
A fully revised and updated third edition of the most established and innovative historical analysis of the Continental Army and its role in the formation of the new republic.
Written by two experts in the field of early U.S. history
Includes fully updated coverage of the military, political, social, and cultural history of the Revolution
Features maps, illustrations, a Note on Revolutionary War History and Historiography, and a fully revamped Bibliographical Essay
Fully established as an essential resource for courses ranging from A.P. U.S. history to graduate seminars on the American Revolution

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 The Sources of Social Power: Volume 1, A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760
The Sources of Social Power: Volume 1, A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760
Author: Michael Mann
The Sources of Social Power: Volume 1, A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760
Cambridge University Press
2005
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 16.17 MB

This is the first part of a three-volume work on the nature of power in human societies. In it, Michael Mann identifies the four principal 'sources' of power as being control over economic, ideological, military, and political resources. He examines the interrelations between these in a narrative history of power from Neolithic times, through ancient Near Eastern civilisations, the classical Mediterranean age, and medieval Europe, up to just before the Industrial Revolution in England. Rejecting the conventional monolithic concept of a 'society', Dr. Mann's model is instead one of a series of overlapping, intersecting power networks. He makes this model operational by focusing on the logistics of power - how the flow of information, manpower, and goods is controlled over social and geographical space-thereby clarifying many of the 'great debates' in sociological theory. The present volume offers explanations of the emergence of the state and social stratification.

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