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 Frederick the Great - The Magnificent Enigma
Frederick the Great - The Magnificent Enigma
Author: Robert B. Asprey
Frederick the Great - The Magnificent Enigma
Ticknor & Fields
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 752
Language: English
Size: 84.3 MB

Frederick the Great was not a particularly nice human being. He was a misanthrope and a misogynist, a cynic and a manipulator. He transcended his times neither as soldier, nor as statesman, nor as reformer. Nevertheless, by establishing Prussia as a great power, by presenting that power in military terms, and by establishing the state as a matrix with its ruler at the center, Frederick left an enduring legacy. Robert Asprey's biography reveals the taproots of the modern era.

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 Confederate Ordeal - The Southern home front
Confederate Ordeal - The Southern home front
Author: Steven A. Channing
Confederate Ordeal - The Southern home front (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 36 MB

"Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front" and its counterpart "Twenty Million Yanks: The Northern Home Front" provide the civilian perspective on the war in the Time-Life Civil War series: (1) The Pulse of Independence looks at how the Southern made up with gallantry what it lacked in industry and agriculture; with so much acreage devoted to Cotton the South had relied on what were now Union states for essential food stuffs; (2) A Culture Transformed looks at how life in the South changed during the war (e.g., wallpaper being used to print newspapers), and how Confederates expressed their pride; (3) The Fires of Dissent looks at not only those Southerners who did not support the war, including pro-Union guerillas, but those who dissented on state's rights grounds to the Confederate government dictating policy; (4) Long Cruel Roads focuses on Southerners who had to endure occupation by Union troops and the first steps of slaves towards freedom; and (5) End to the Dream talks about the end of the War as it became clear to even the most die-hard Confederate loyalists that the Cause was doomed. This chapter looks at the last attempts by Confederate Commissioners to negotiate a peace, a rather interesting footnote to the last days of the war. Steven A. Channing does a nice job of providing a representative look at the Confederate home front, especially when you take into account that unlike most volumes in the Time-Life Civil War series, which have a limited time frame, "Confederate Ordeal" starts before the war and ends well afterwards. The volume is illustrated with historic photographs, illustrations, etchings, and such, the vast majority of which you have probably never seen before even if you are a die-hard Civil War buff.

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 Tiryns. The prehistoric palace of the kings of Tiryns, the results of the latest excavations
Tiryns. The prehistoric palace of the kings of Tiryns, the results of the latest excavations
Author: Schliemann, Heinrich
Tiryns. The prehistoric palace of the kings of Tiryns, the results of the latest excavations
C. Scribner's sons
1885
Format: PDF
Size: 30,14 mb
Language: English

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) was a businessman and self-taught archaeologist who is best known for discovering the legendary city of Troy. Inspired by his belief in the veracity of the Homeric poems, Schliemann turned his attention to uncovering other cities mentioned in the Iliad. This volume provides an account in English of his excavations in 1884-1885 at Tiryns, a major Bronze Age city and centre of Mycenaean civilisation. These revealed a palace complex at the site, which was the most complete example of its kind until Evans' excavation of Knossos; examples of Minoan art found at Tiryns were the first demonstration of Mycenaean contact with the Minoan culture of Crete. The topography and history of the site and its artefacts are described, together with detailed discussion of the palace, and a description of Schliemann's controversial excavation methods. This volume remains an important source for the historiography of archaeology.

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 Militaria - A Study of German Helmets & Uniforms 1729-1918
Militaria - A Study of German Helmets & Uniforms 1729-1918
Author: Jan Kube
Militaria - A Study of German Helmets & Uniforms 1729-1918
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 246
Language: English
Size: 28.8 MB

Superb history by a renowned expert in the field of German militaria. This classic volume is now available in English and covers all aspects of the pre-1918 German uniform. Over 500 photos, many in color, show uniforms of the Infantry, Dragoons, Guards, Hussars, Light Cavalry and Cadets. Also, a special section in color on the personal uniforms of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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 The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795-1918 (History of East Central Europe Volume VII)
The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795-1918 (History of East Central Europe Volume VII)
The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795-1918 (History of East Central Europe Volume VII)
Author: Piotr S. Wandycz
University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295953586
1993
Pages: 431
Format: PDF
Size: 176.44МБ
Language: English
The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795-1918 comprehensively covers an important, complex, and controversial period in the history of Poland and East Central Europe, beginning in 1795 when the remnanst of the Polish Commonwealth were distributed among Prussia, Austria, and Russia, and culminating in 1918 with the re-establishment of an independent Polish state. Until this thorough and authoritative study, literature on the subject in English has been limited to a few chapters in multiauthored works.
Chronologically, Wandycz traces the histories of the lands under Prussian, Austrian, and Russian rule, pointing out their divergent evolution as well as the threads that bound them together. The result is a balanced, comprehensive picture of the social, political, economic, and cultural developments of all nationalities inhabiting the land of the old commonwealth, rather than a limited history of one state (Poland) and one people (the Poles).

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 The Age of Nelson. The Royal Navy in the Age of Its Greatest Power and Glory, 1793-1815
The Age of Nelson. The Royal Navy in the Age of Its Greatest Power and Glory, 1793-1815
Author: G. J. Marcus
The Age of Nelson. The Royal Navy in the Age of Its Greatest Power and Glory, 1793-1815
The Viking Press, Inc.
1971
Format: PDF
Pages: 582
Language: English
Size: 71 MB

Fertile as inspiration for fiction from Billy Budd to the Hornblower series, its history as related in detail by G.J.Marcus' The Age of Nelson is as exciting as any novel. Marcus concentrates on naval action but does not neglect either the human component or the broader canvas of social history. . . . Behind it all, we see the deeper forces at work: men through discipline and skill grappling with the mindless sea and weather, a contention more primal in some ways than war itself.

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 Hunters of the Northern Forest
Hunters of the Northern Forest
Hunters of the Northern Forest
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1995
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:34 mb
Pages:184
The editors of Time-Life Books have produced another exciting series: American Indians. The Hunters of the Northern Forest are brought to you in extraordinary detail through vivid photography and engaging, informative text

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 Time Frame AD 1850-1900 - The Colonial Overlords
Time Frame AD 1850-1900 - The Colonial Overlords
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1850-1900 - The Colonial Overlords
Time-Life Books
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 36.5 MB

Reading this series will make your entire study of history much more meaningful and rewarding. It is perfect for anyone who needs an overarching understanding of how the different periods of human history developed and how each period and event relates to the context of the whole.
Content:
High noon of the Raj
Germany's iron chancellor
The scramble for Africa
The shaping of Australia
America divided

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 The Civil War: Photographs from the Special Collections of the Library of Congress
The Civil War: Photographs from the Special Collections of the Library of Congress
Author: Allen Boyce Eddington
The Civil War: Photographs from the Special Collections of the Library of Congress: A Book of Postcards
Pomegranate Artbooks
ISBN: 1566404355
1995
Format: PDF
Pages 65
Size: 31 Mb
Language: English

hese are some thirty examples from the Library's Prints and Photographs Division. Included are images made by Mathew B. Brady. Here are portraits of Col. E. E. Ellsworth, Robert E. Lee, U. S. Grant, George Armstrong Custer, and Abraham Lincoln. Scenes include a Confederate fort in Georgia, units of infantry, the hanging of the Lincoln conspirators, men of the ironclad Monitor, the Mississippi River Fleet, and more.

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 Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813
Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813
Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813
Author: Michael V. Leggiere
Cambridge University Press
2015
Pages: 610
ISBN: 1107080541, 9781107080546
Format: PDF
Size: 15 mb
Language: English
Cambridge Military Histories

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 Great Ages of Man - Age of Enlightenment
Great Ages of Man - Age of Enlightenment
Author: Peter Gay
Great Ages of Man - Age of Enlightenment
Time-Life Books
1966
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 37 MB

Content:

- Practical philosophers
- Religion of rationality
- In search of an ideal society
- Vogue for sentimentality
- Science of man
- Men of music
- German enlightenment
- "New age begins"

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 The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815
The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815
Author: Peter Hofschroer
The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Men-at-Arms 496
ISBN: 1782006176
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 51
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine, led by Blücher in 1815, played a crucial part in the Allied victory at Waterloo, and was involved in intense fighting at Wavre and Ligny. Delving into original sources, including eyewitness accounts and regimental histories known only to German scholars, this book tells the story of the soldiers on the ground: how they were organised and drilled, their previous service; their march to the battlefield; and what they did when they got there.

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 Apache Warrior 1860-86
Apache Warrior 1860-86
Apache Warrior 1860-86
Author: Robert N. Watt, Adam Hook
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Warrior 172
ISBN: 978 1472803528
2014
Language: English
Pages: 66
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 4,2 MB

The idea of an Apache warrior still evokes a stereotyped response; that of an elusive, cunning, ferocious and cruel fighter. Focusing on the Chiricahua Apache, led by such famous warriors as Cochise Mangas Coloradas, Victorio, Nana and Geronimo, this book explains how their upbringing, training and culture equipped them uniquely for survival in the harsh environment of New Mexico and Arizona, and enabled them to fight off their Mexican and American enemies for so long. Specially commissioned, full-colour illustrations featuring ‘exploded’ kit scenes and battle artwork complement meticulous research that seeks to strip away the myths behind the history of some of the most feared opponents of the US Army in the south-west United States.

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 Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Author: Carl Waldman, Molly Braun
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Ch.ckmark Books
2006
368
Format: Pdf
Size: 5 MB
Language: English

A comprehensive reference work discussing more than 150 Indian tribes of all North America, as well as prehistoric peoples civilizations. Organized alphabetically by tribe, the informative but accessible text summarizes the historical record locations, migrations, contacts with whites, wars, etc. Also covers Indian lifeways, including language families, means of subsistence, houses, boats, tools, clothing, art, legends, rituals. Over 250 beautifully detailed, original color illustrations enhance the text, 11 maps show the various Indian culture areas plus tribal locations, providing a helpful frame of reference. Glossary. Bibliography.

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 Time Frame AD 1600-1700 - Powers of the Crown
Time Frame AD 1600-1700 - Powers of the Crown
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1600-1700 - Powers of the Crown
Time-Life Books
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 23.8 MB

Table of Contents

- Tokugawa Japan
- China's Manchu overlords
- The great shah of Persia
- Civil war in England
- The rise of the Dutch Republic
- Newcomers to the New World.

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 Poison Arrows: North American Indian Hunting and Warfare
Poison Arrows: North American Indian Hunting and Warfare
Poison Arrows: North American Indian Hunting and Warfare
University of Texas Press
Author: David E. Jones
2007
Pages: 136
Format: PDF
Size: 2,5 mb
Language: English

A unique contribution to the field of American Indian ethnology. . . . This information has never been compiled before, and I doubt that many ethnologists in the field have ever suspected the extent to which poison was used among North American Indians. This book significantly extends our understanding.

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 The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
Author: Julia Lovell
Picador
2011
Format: PDF/EPUB/MOBI
Size: 10.6 mb
Language: English

The Opium War is a very balanced and accessible account of a not-so glorious period of British history. The British went to war mainly to open up China to trade in general, and to keep the profitable opium trade in particular, which the Chinese were trying to shut down due to the horrendous effect opium had on the country's population. Interestingly, the British mostly justified the war by saying they were librating the Chinese people, who wanted to trade, but were reluctant to do so because of their repressive empire.
Lovell's account of this important historical event is based on Western and Chinese sources which help shed some light on how the Chinese viewed the Western world in those days.
Highly recommended for those, who are interested in learning more about the historical events that shaped how China views the West today.

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 Point Pleasant 1774
Point Pleasant 1774
Author: John F. Winkler
Point Pleasant 1774: Prelude to the American Revolution
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 273
ISBN: 1472805097
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 12 Mb
Language: English

The only major conflict of Lord Dunmore’s War, the battle of Point Pleasant was fought between Virginian militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Following increased tensions and a series of incidents between the American settlers and the natives, Dunmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia, and Colonel Andrew Lewis led two armies against the tribes. On October 10, 1774 Lewis and his men resisted a fierce attack, led by Shawnee chief Keigh-tugh-qua, or Cornstalk, at Point Pleasant, near the mouth of the Kanawha river. Despite significant losses on both sides, Lewis succeeded in forcing the Shawnee to retreat back to their settlements in the Scioto Valley.

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 Memory of the World: The treasures that record our history from 1700 BC to the present day
Memory of the World: The treasures that record our history from 1700 BC to the present day
Author: UNESCO
Memory of the World: The treasures that record our history from 1700 BC to the present day
Collins
2012
Format: EPUB, PDF
Size: 217, 103 Mb
Language: English

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, priceless documentary heritage records the diversity of languages, peoples and knowledge that has influenced humanity from the early days of human history to the present. This heritage documents important events, discoveries or inventions that have transformed the world.
The UNESCO Memory of the World programme was created to preserve these recorded treasures of humanity and mobilize resources so that future generations can enjoy this legacy which is preserved in the major libraries, archives and museums across the globe.
This book is a full listing of all entries on the official UNESCO Memory of the World international register:
• Unique list of documentary heritage from around the world
• Photographs and descriptions for 244 precious documents
• All entries identified by the UNESCO International Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Director-General
Entries include:
• 42-line Gutenberg Bible, printed on vellum
• Archives of the International Prisoners of War Agency, 1914-1923
• Bayeux Tapestry
• Magna Carta, issued in 1215
• Philippine Paleographs (Hanunoo, Buid, Tagbanua and Pala’wan)
• The Endeavour Journal of James Cook
• The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming 1939)
• Russian posters of the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries
• The Battle of the Somme documentary
• The Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem

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