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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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569–1999
The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569–1999
Author:Timothy Snyder
The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569–1999
Yale University Press
2003
Format: pdf
Size: 5.75 MB
Language: English

Modern nationalism in northeastern Europe has often led to violence and then reconciliation between nations with bloody pasts. In this study, Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Belarusian nationhood over four centuries. He discusses various atrocities (including the first account of the massive Ukrainian-Polish ethnic cleansings of the 1940s), and examines Poland's successful negotiations with its newly independent Eastern neighbours, as it has channelled national interest toward peace.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 Ramillies 1706
Ramillies 1706
Author: Michael McNally
Ramillies 1706: Marlborough's Tactical Masterpiece
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 275
ISBN: 1782008225
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

This is the story of one of the great battles which forged the reputation of the Duke of Marlborough as one of history's greatest captains. His tactical intuition on the field of Ramillies led to perhaps his finest battlefield performance and paved the way for a campaign that would see much of Flanders, including vital cities such as Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp and Louvain, come under Allied control. This title, with vivid illustrations and detailed consideration of the disposition, strength and plans of the opposing forces, examines the context and consequences of the battle. It also illuminates the intense fighting at the height of the engagement, including two enormous cavalry melees in which Marlborough was unhorsed and very nearly killed.

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 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Author: David Fraser
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Fromm International
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 744
Language: English
Size: 112.6 MB

The military genius of his age, Frederick the Great has always aroused extreme opinions. Some saw him as "the greatest man who has ever lived", while others have accused him of creating the Prusso ultra-nationalism which culminated in Hitler. But this paternalistic ruler, who once said he wanted nothing more than to be remembered as "Le Rois des greux", the king of the beggars, was also a polymath whose artistic and intellectual abilities amazed 18th-century Europe. David Fraser's biography presents a rounded portrait of this extraordinary man.

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 Redlegs. The U.S. Artillery From the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, 1861-1898 (G.I. Series 11)
Redlegs. The U.S. Artillery From the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, 1861-1898 (G.I. Series 11)
Author: John P. Langellier
Redlegs. The U.S. Artillery From the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, 1861-1898 (G.I. Series 11)
Chelsea House
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 82
Language: English
Size: 13 MB

A history of the artillery of the United States Army from 1861 to 1898 focusing on its uniforms and equipment.

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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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 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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