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 Civil War Generalship: The Art Of Command
Civil War Generalship: The Art Of Command
Author: W. J. Wood
Civil War Generalship The Art Of Command
Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306809737
2000
Format: PDF
Size: 27,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
In this unique examination of Civil War leadership, W. J. Wood looks at the tactical and strategic problems that threatened to overwhelm untried Civil War generals and the pragmatic strategies, born of necessity, that they developed to solve them. Focusing on three decisive battles involving six generals, Wood provides the background necessary to understand the problems confronting commanders on both sides of the war, then looks at the campaign of Cedar Mountain, directed by Stonewall Jackson and Nathaniel Banks; the battle of Chickamauga, where Confederate Army leader Braxton Bragg and Union General William Rosecrans faced each other; the battle of Nashville, where Jon Bell Hood led his Southern troops against George H. Thomas and his Union army. Deftly describing the art of war these men developed, an art that provides paradigms for military leaders to this day, Wood demonstrate why Civil War remains a topic of never-diminishing interest.

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 Ramillies 1706: Year of Miracles
Ramillies 1706: Year of Miracles
Author: James Falkner
Ramillies 1706: Year of Miracles
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Marlborough
ISBN: 0850526612
2006
Format: EPUB
Pages: 144
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke de Villeroi. Marlborough's triumph on that day ranks alongside Blenheim as one of the great feats of his extraordinary military career. The French army was shattered physically and morally and, as a result, Marlborough's army overran almost all of the Spanish Netherlands in the next six weeks, and gained an unshakeable advantage over the armed might of Louis XIV's France during the long War of the Spanish Succession.

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 Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
Author: Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
Vintage
2001
ISBN: 0375706364
Format: EPUB
Size: 15,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 912
In this vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War–long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution–takes on a whole new significance. Relating the history of the war as it developed, Anderson shows how the complex array of forces brought into conflict helped both to create Britain’s empire and to sow the seeds of its eventual dissolution.
Beginning with a skirmish in the Pennsylvania backcountry involving an inexperienced George Washington, the Iroquois chief Tanaghrisson, and the ill-fated French emissary Jumonville, Anderson reveals a chain of events that would lead to world conflagration. Weaving together the military, economic, and political motives of the participants with unforgettable portraits of Washington, William Pitt, Montcalm, and many others, Anderson brings a fresh perspective to one of America’s most important wars, demonstrating how the forces unleashed there would irrevocably change the politics of empire in North America.

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 The Eastern Front Battles, June-August 1864
The Eastern Front Battles, June-August 1864
Author: Edwin C. Bearss, Bryce Suderow
The Eastern Front Battles, June-August 1864 (The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 1)
Savas Beatie
2012
ISBN: 1611210909
Format: EPUB
Size: 10,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 488
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 Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864, the first in a ground-breaking two-volume compendium.

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 In the Hour of Victory
In the Hour of Victory
Author: Sam Willis
In the Hour of Victory
Atlantic Books
2014
ISBN: 0857895737
Format: EPUB
Size: 21,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 416
Between 1794 and 1815 the Royal Navy repeatedly crushed her enemies at sea in a period of military dominance that equals any in history.
When Napoleon eventually died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles - The Glorious First of June (1794), St Vincent (1797), Camperdown (1797), The Nile (1798), Copenhagen (1801), Trafalgar (1805) and San Domingo (1806) - should be gathered together and presented to the Nation. These letters, written by Britain's admirals, captains, surgeons and boatswains and sent back home in the midst of conflict, were bound in an immense volume, to be admired as a jewel of British history.

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 Incomparable: Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment (Osprey General Military)
Incomparable: Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment (Osprey General Military)
Author: Terry Crowdy
Incomparable: Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 1846032261
2012
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 415
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning, turning the field at Marengo and breaking the Austrians. They then spent over a decade fighting their way across the continent, following Napoleon to the bitter end. Bringing their Eagle out of hiding when Napoleon returned from exile in 1815 they almost saved the day again, at Waterloo, spearheading a charge to rejoin Napoleon.

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 God Save Catalonia: England’s Intervention in Catalonia During the War of the Spanish Succession
God Save Catalonia: England’s Intervention in Catalonia During the War of the Spanish Succession
Author: Xavier Rubio
God Save Catalonia: England’s Intervention in Catalonia During the War of the Spanish Succession
Llibres de Matricula
2011
Format: PDF
Pages: 136
Language: English
Size: 22.8 MB

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 A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival
A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival
Author: Tully John
A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival
Allen & Unwin, Australia
2005
Pages: 288
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 3.43 mb

In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia’s past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community. Detailing the depressing record of war, famine, and invasion that has threatened to destroy Cambodia, this discussion shows its survival to be a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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 The Navy That Beat Napoleon
The Navy That Beat Napoleon
Author: Walter D. Brownlee
The Navy That Beat Napoleon
Lerner Publications Company/Cambridge University Press
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 58
Language: English
Size: 27.6 MB

Describes ships, men, and main strategies and campaigns of the British Royal Navy that defeated the French in the Napoleonic Wars.

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 Shenandoah 1864: Sheridan’s Valley Campaign
Shenandoah 1864: Sheridan’s Valley Campaign
Author: Mark Lardas
Shenandoah 1864: Sheridan’s Valley Campaign
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 274
ISBN: 147280483X
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

For three years of war the Union and the Confederacy had battled over the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians to the west, the valley served as the granary for the Army of Northern Virginia. It provided bread and beef to feed this shield of the Confederacy and remounts for its cavalry.

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 Campaigns in Mississippi and Tennessee, February-December 1864 (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)
Campaigns in Mississippi and Tennessee, February-December 1864 (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)
Author: Derek W. Frisby
Campaigns in Mississippi and Tennessee, February-December 1864 (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)
Center of Military History
2014
Format: PDF
Pages: 68
Language: English
Size: 8.5 MB

The Campaigns in Mississippi and Tennessee, February–December 1864, by Derek W. Frisby, begins with an examination of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Meridian Expedition, often called a dress rehearsal for the more famous March to the Sea. He then follows with an account of the operations of Confederate cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, including the notorious Fort Pillow Massacre and the brilliantly executed Battle of Brice's Crossroads. Frisby concludes his excellent study with a narrative of the pivotal Battles of Franklin and Nashville.

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 Rasputin: The Untold Story
Rasputin: The Untold Story
Author: Joseph T. Fuhrmann
Rasputin: The Untold Story
Wiley
ISBN: 1118172760
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 27,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
Based on new sources—the definitive biography of Rasputin, with revelations about his life, death, and involvement with the Romanovs
A century after his death, Grigory Rasputin remains fascinating: the Russian peasant with hypnotic eyes who befriended Tsar Nicholas II and helped destroy the Russian Empire, but the truth about his strange life has never fully been told. Written by the world's leading authority on Rasputin, this new biography draws on previously closed Soviet archives to offer new information on Rasputin's relationship with Empress Alexandra, sensational revelations about his sexual conquests, a re-examination of his murder, and more.
Based on long-closed Soviet archives and the author's decades of research, encompassing sources ranging from baptismal records and forgotten police reports to notes written by Rasputin and personal letters
Reveals new information on Rasputin's family history and strange early life, religious beliefs, and multitudinous sexual adventures as well as his relationship with Empress Alexandra, ability to heal the haemophiliac tsarevich, and more
Includes many previously unpublished photos, including contemporary studio photographs of Rasputin and samples of his handwriting
Written by historian Joesph T. Fuhrmann, a Rasputin expert whose 1990 biography Rasputin: A Life was widely praised as the best on the subject
Synthesizing archival sources with published documents, memoirs, and other studies of Rasputin into a single, comprehensive work, Rasputin: The Untold Story will correct a century's worth of misconception and error about the life and death of the famous Siberian mystic and healer and the decline and fall of Imperial Russia.

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 1805: Austerlitz : Napoleon and the Вestruction of the Third Coalition
1805: Austerlitz : Napoleon and the Вestruction of the Third Coalition
Author: Robert Goetz
1805: Austerlitz : Napoleon and the Вestruction of the Third Coalition
Greenhill Books / Stackpole Books
ISBN: 1853676446
2006
Format: PDF
Pages 368
Size: 166 Mb
Language: English


The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon's many victories. The magnitude of the French achievement against a larger army was unprecedented. In this insightful new study, the author analyzes the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the battle hour by hour, describing the fierce seesaw battle around Sokolnitz, the epic struggle for the Pratzen Heights, the dramatic engagement between the legendary Lannes and Bagration in the north, and the widely misunderstood clash of Napoleon's Imperial Guard and Alexander's Imperial Leib-Guard.

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 Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
: Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
Author : Phillip Thomas Tucker
CASEMATE PUBLISHERS
: 2013
ISBN: 9781612001791
Pages: 336
Format : EPUB
Size : 5 MB
Language : English

ACCORDING TO CONVENTIONAL wisdom, “Pickett’s Charge” has been long seen as the climax of Gettysburg, the largest and most important battle fought on American soil. But contrary to traditional assumptions, the failure of “Pickett’s Charge,” despite all its tragic majesty and heroic grandeur, was not the decisive event that condemned the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederacy to an early death. In truth, Gettysburg was decided not on the famous third day of the battle, but on the previous afternoon. Indeed, Thursday, July 2, 1863 was the most important day in the Confederacy’s short lifetime and the most decisive of the three days at Gettysburg. And the defining moment of that Second Day was the repulse of the most successful Confederate attack, which came closer to toppling the Army of the Potomac than any other Rebel offensive effort of the war. It was the charge of General William Barksdale and his 1,600-man Mississippi Brigade on the afternoon of July 2, which one Union observer described as “the grandest charge that was ever made by mortal man.”

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 Gun Carriages: An Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences 1846
Gun Carriages: An Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences 1846
Author: R J Nelson
Gun Carriages: An Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences 1846
Museum Restoration Service
Historical Arms Series №13
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 66
Size: 31 Mb
Language: English

This booklet, Historical Arms Series No. 13, presents the schematic plans for standardized artillery mounts and carriages in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a facsimile reprint of parts of the Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences begun as a result of a memo sent to officers of the Royal Engineers in 1843. The earliest plates are dated 1844 and the first edition was published in six volumes between 1846 and 1851. Presented here are 32, 24, and 18 pounder garrison carriages, howitzers, carronades, field guns, mountain artillery, rocket carriages, and carts and wagons.

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 Early Mapping of the Pacific: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean
Early Mapping of the Pacific: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean
Author: Thomas Suarez
Early Mapping of the Pacific: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean
Periplus
2004
ISBN: 0794600921
Language: English
Pages: 265
Format: EPUB
Size: 46,50 МБ
290 full-color and b&w maps and early prints. Fully illustrated history of the Pacific Ocean from Portuguese mariners to 20th centuy explorers that includes a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps of the Pacific Ocean, in particular, Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand, among other Pacific Islands and territories. The text traces the exploration, and charting of the great ocean, and follows the story from classical times through the turn of the 20th century, telling the tales of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and were the Pacific's greatest explorers.

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 Osprey - Men at Arms 6 - The Austro-Hungarian Army of The Seven Years War
Osprey - Men at Arms 6 - The Austro-Hungarian Army of The Seven Years War
Author: Albert Seaton
Osprey - Men at Arms 6 - The Austro-Hungarian Army of The Seven Years War
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 0850451493
1973
Format: PDF
Size: 21,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 48
This book traces the development of the dominance of the Austrian hapsburgs in eastern Europe as they established themselves as eventual rulers of Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. The latter was the setting for severe fighting as the Austro-Hungarian army tried and failed to resist Prussian attempts to seize the region. The Seven Years War pitted Fredrick the Great of Prussia against Maria Theresa of Austro-Hungary as each struggled for control of their respective empires and dominance of the continent. The organisation, uniforms and equipment of the army is examined and illustrated.

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 The Road to Königgrätz: Helmuth von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866
The Road to Königgrätz: Helmuth von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866
Author: Quintin Barry
The Road to Königgrätz: Helmuth von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866
Helion & Co
2010
ISBN: 1906033374
Format: EPUB
Size: 77,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 536
Before the War of 1866 the name of Helmuth von Moltke was scarcely known outside the Prussian army. His appointment as Chief of the General Staff was in many ways surprising, and he certainly did not himself expect it. He was thus put at the head of a military institution that was already to some extent superior to its counterparts elsewhere; he was to turn it into a formidable machine that became, in his hands, very nearly invincible. This was due to number of factors which coincided with his appointment. Among these were the many advances in military technology and logistics on the one hand, and on the other the emergence of Otto Von Bismarck as Minister-President of Prussia, with whom Moltke had a crucial, if occasionally uneasy, relationship. This book follows Moltke's part in the course of the campaign at the end of which his name had become a household word. It traces his rise to the position of Chief of the General Staff, against the background of the political situation of Prussia in the middle of the 19th Century, and the way in which he developed the functions of the General Staff. Moltke's contribution to the allied campaign of Prussia and Austria against Denmark in 1864 was an important part of his own development, before the inevitable war between the successful allies in 1866. As the book shows, for that war Moltke prepared his plans in the minutest detail. The triumphant success of his strategy in Bohemia was supplemented by the boldness of his campaign in western Germany, in which a small Prussian army overcame a huge numerical disadvantage. By the end of the Seven Weeks' War Moltke had made Prussia the strongest military power in Europe.

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 The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s
The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s
The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s
Author: Allison Dolan
Family Tree Books
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1440342042
Pages: 224
Language: English
Format: Epub
Size: 100 MB

Journey to the Old Country
From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records.
Inside you'll find:
Historical maps of the European continent showing how national borders evolved over three centuries
Detailed country maps illustrating key geographical units--provinces, counties, regions, cities and more
Time lines of important events in each country's history
Lists of administrative divisions by country for easy reference.
A complete index to aid in viewing maps of interest in greater detail online.
This country-by-country atlas is an indispensable tool for European genealogy. Put your ancestral origins in geographical context, unravel the boundary changes that trip up genealogists, and envision the old country as your ancestors knew it. The book is also a valuable reference for teachers, homeschooling parents and anyone with an interest in European history. Time travel across the continent with the Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe.

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