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 Picturing Machines 1400-1700
Picturing Machines 1400-1700
Author: W.Lefevre
Picturing Machines 1400-1700 (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)
The MIT Press
2004
355
Format: Pdf
Size: 11 MB
Language: English

Technical drawings by the architects and engineers of the Renaissance made use of a range of new methods of graphic representation. These drawings—among them Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawings of mechanical devices—have long been studied for their aesthetic qualities and technological ingenuity, but their significance for the architects and engineers themselves is seldom considered.

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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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 Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg
Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg
Author: Rod Gragg
Covered with Glory The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg
The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807871400
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 6,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 336
On July 1, 1863, the 26th North Carolina Infantry marched toward Gettysburg with a strength of 843 officers and troops. Two days later, the regiment could muster only 156 soldiersAa staggering loss of 81.5%, perhaps the highest casualty rate of any Civil War regiment, North or South. Gettysburg is one of the most written-about battles in history, but Gragg (Confederate Goliath, etc.) has mined a host of primary sources for this engrossing study and paints a detailed, vivid picture of the destruction of one of Robert E. Lee's largest units. Following a brief history of the 26th, Gragg follows the Tarheels north from Fredericksburg into Pennsylvania, then moves with the regiment to Herr's Ridge west of Gettysburg. From this vantage point, 21-year-old Colonel Henry K. Burgwyn Jr. led his superbly trained unit into the teeth of enemy fire from two Union Iron Brigade regiments. Although the 26th forced the Yankees back, Burgwyn was killed and the regiment was decimated as bearer after bearer of the unit's flag went down like chaff. After resting on July 2, the regiment took part in Pickett's Charge. Gragg's prose is at its best as he describes the time it took for the gray-clad battle line to cross the mile from Seminary Ridge to the Federal line on Cemetery Ridge, suffering casualties all the while. This exemplary book puts a human face on the 26th North Carolina's tragic loss at Gettysburg and is one of the most original titles on the battle to appear in the past few years.

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 Cultures in Conflict-The American Civil War
Cultures in Conflict-The American Civil War
Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Cultures in Conflict-The American Civil War
Greenwood
2000
Pages: 240
Format: PDF
Language : English
Size: 15 mb
Quality: Good

The American Civil War was primarily a conflict of cultures, and slavery was the largest single cultural factor separating North and South. This collection of carefully selected memoirs, diaries, letters, and reminiscences of ordinary Northerners and Southerners who experienced the war as soldiers or civilians brings to life the conflict in culture, principles, attitudes, hopes, courage, and suffering of both sides. Woodworth, a Civil War historian, has selected a wide variety of moving first person accounts, each of which tells a story of a life as well as the attitudes of ordinary people and the real conditions of war and homefront. Woodworth presents the war in the words of those who lived it. Contrasting selections will help the reader to see the war through the eyes of Northerners and Southerners as: soldiers prepare for war; women's lives change after the men go to war; soldiers on both sides experience the difficulties of camp life; sweethearts (the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln and her Confederate fiancé) exchange heartfelt letters; a husband's letters and his wife's diary recount their love, his death in battle, and her deep loss, countered by her faith; soldiers and civilians recount the carnage of the war's devastating battles; and people on both sides reflect on the outcome of the war and its consequences to their way of life. The accounts contrast the writers' attitudes toward Northern and Southern society, the principles for which those societies stood, and the religious significance of the war. These accounts and the narrative discussion of the difference in culture will help readers to understand the Civil War as a conflict of cultures. Telling the story of the war as personal history makes the experience of the Civil War come alive for readers.

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 Guns of the New West: A Close Up Look at Modern Replica Firearms
Guns of the New West: A Close Up Look at Modern Replica Firearms
Guns of the New West: A Close Up Look at Modern Replica Firearms
Author: David Chicoine
Krause Publications
2005
Pages: 264
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 9 MB

Choosing the right guns for cowboy competition just got easier. Noted gunsmith and author David Chicoine puts today's most popular replica firearms to the test and shares his findings on the good, the bad and the ugly. Chicoine tests and evaluates handguns, rifles and shotguns in this in-depth yet easy-to-use guide to modern replica firearms. If you love replica guns, this book will help you choose the best.

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 Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-1855
Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-1855
Author: Christopher Hibbert
Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-1855
Little, Brown and Company
1961
Format: PDF
Pages: 338
Size: 180 Mb
Language: English

In March 1854, a British army of 30,000 men sailed for the Crimea to defend the crumbling Turkish empire from Russia. It was led by Lord Raglan, a veteran of Waterloo. The campaign quickly degenerated into a series of military disasters caused by incompetence at the highest level, bitter personal rivalries among the divisional commanders and inadequacies of transport, clothing and military and medical supplies. To enable to the British government to survive, Raglan was made the scapegoat. This text presents the story of the tragic campaign. As usual with Christopher Hibbert's books, excellent use is made of primary sources: the letters and writings of the actors themselves.

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 People of the Desert
People of the Desert
Chroniclers of Indian Life
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1993
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:40 mb
Pages:200
PUEBLOS BENEATH A TURQUOISE SKY 18
KINDRED TRIBES IN A DAUNTING LAND 96
IN THE REALM OF THE APACHE AND NAVAJO 138
ESSAYS
\THE HALLOWED TERRAIN 6
SEASONS OF ThE KACHINAS 75
FACES OF THE DESERT 86
THE DAWN OF AH APACHE WOMAN 177
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 186
BIBLIOGRAPHY 186
PICTURE CREDITS 188
INDEX 189

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 A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present: A Guide to World Affairs
A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present: A Guide to World Affairs
Author: William Woodruff
A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present: A Guide to World Affairs
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0333971639
2002
Format: PDF
Size: 31,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 400
By investigating the major changes of world history during the past five hundred years, this book provides the necessary global perspective to understand the geopolitical and geoeconomic changes facing us today. We have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will no longer be shaped by the single image of western modernism, but increasingly by the image of all cultures and civilizations. The need to take a world view--which this book provides--has become acute.

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 Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Author: Richard White
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
Pages: 660
Format: PDF
Size: 79 Mb
Language: English

A new, incisive history of the transcontinental railroads and how they transformed America in the decades after the Civil War.The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged space and time, and remade the landscape of the West.

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 The American Civil War and the Wars of the Industrial Revolution
The American Civil War and the Wars of the Industrial Revolution
Author: Brian Holden Reid, John Keegan
The American Civil War and the Wars of the Industrial Revolution
Cassell
ISBN: 0304352306
1999
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
The Civil War was the bloodiest in America's history, comprising 149 engagements of importance and 2200 skirmishes. The author narrates the history of the war and also describes how such factors as generalship, staff work, organization, intelligence and logistics affect the shape and decisions of the battlefield. He looks at the strengths, and weaknesses of the opposing sides - the North's industrial strength and the South's material shortages, for example - and the effect of new weapons on tactics. He explores the crucial role of the industrial revolution on the course of 19th-century warfare, first in the Crimean War, then in Prussia's wars with Austria and France, and most dramatically in the American Civil War.

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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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 Exploring the Polar Regions
Exploring the Polar Regions
Author: Harry S. Anderson, John S. Bowman, Maurice Isserman
Exploring the Polar Regions (Discovery & Exploration)
Chelsea House Publications
2009
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 9,66 mb
Language: English
Pages: 240
Starting with the final expedition of John Franklin, 19th-century England's most honored and respected Arctic explorer, the opening of the polar regions resulted in the establishment of the multitudes of research stations that produce observations, measurements, and data crucial to all areas of scientific inquiry. The first mariners to venture south signed on for voyages that lasted for years with no guarantee they would return. If they did come back from the frigid zones, it was with their health permanently damaged by bouts of scurvy and months of inadequate diet. Yet, there was never a shortage of eager, courageous men willing to replace the unfit.

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 Dutch Ships in Tropical Waters
Dutch Ships in Tropical Waters
Dutch Ships in Tropical Waters:
The Development of the Dutch East India Company (voc) Shipping Network in Asia 1595-1660
Author: Robert Parthesius
Amsterdam University Press
2010
ISBN: 978-90-5356-517-9
Pages: 218
Language: English
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 15 MB

During the closing years of the sixteenth century, the Dutch East India Company fast became a political and economic force in Asia, en route to becoming the leading private company in the world by 1660. This definitive volume explores perhaps the most important tool in the company's trade: its ships. Robert Parthesius here reconstructs the complete shipping activities of the Company through a unique database that charts the movements of even previously ignored smaller vessels. Demonstrating that the wide range of types and sizes of vessels were indeed what gave the Company the ability to sail?Coand to continue its profitable trade year after year, Dutch Ships in Tropical Waters combines the best of maritime history and archaeological research in order to change our understanding of the logistical dynamics behind one of the most important and successful businesses of this period.

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 The Making of Frederick the Great
The Making of Frederick the Great
Author: Edith Simon
The Making of Frederick the Great
Little, Brown and Company
1963
Format: PDF
Pages: 338
Language: English
Size: 46 MB

Frederick II of Prussia, called the Great, was once a national hero by adoption in England—partly because the Colonial War was won as much on the battlefields of Frederick's third Silesian or Seven Years War (i 756-1 763) as in America, partly for the heroic spectacle of little Prussia's lone stand against a coalition of the three mightiest powers in Europe (France, Austria, Russia), and partly because of the appeal of his wry, multi-faceted personality. His fame was world-wide, and traces of his cult appeared in places as remote from context as the Algerian interior.

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 Imagining Sex: Pornography and Bodies in Seventeenth-Century England
Imagining Sex: Pornography and Bodies in Seventeenth-Century England
Imagining Sex: Pornography and Bodies in Seventeenth-Century England
Author: Sarah Toulalan
Oxford University Press Inc.
2007
Pages: 334
Format: PDF
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Imagining Sex is a study of pornographic writing in seventeenth-century England. It explores a wide variety of written material from the period to argue that, unlike today, pornography was not a discrete genre, nor was it one that was usually subject at this time to suppression. Pornographic writing was a widespread feature of a range of texts, including both popular literature (ballads, news-sheets, court reports, small books, and pamphlets) as well as poetry, drama and more specialised medical books.

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 Galician villagers and the Ukrainian national movement in the nineteenth century
Galician villagers and the Ukrainian national movement in the nineteenth century
Author:Himka John-Paul
Galician villagers and the Ukrainian national movement in the nineteenth century
THE MACMILLAN PRESS LTD
1988
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 6.89 MB

This first case study of how the East European peasantry was drawn into national politics focuses on the Ukrainians of Galicia (1772-1914). On the basis of first-hand testimony by peasants and rural notables, it demonstrates that the peasants' political consciousness was forged by serfdom, reforms initiated by the state, and the penetration of a money economy.
This book breaks new ground on related issues, including the connection between class and national consciouness, the reasons for a sharp exacerbation of the peasantry's antagonism toward Jews, the new role of generational differences in the village, and the place of rural women in the national movement.

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 Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire
Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire
Author: C.A.Bayly
Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (7th edition)
Cambridge University Press
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 25 Mb
Language: English

This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.

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 North American Fighting Uniforms - An Illustrated History Since 1756
North American Fighting Uniforms - An Illustrated History Since 1756
Author: Michael Bowers
North American Fighting Uniforms - An Illustrated History Since 1756
Blandford Press
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 125
Language: English
Size: 50 MB

This book brings together a fascinating range of North American uniforms - from 1756 to the present day. The illustrations demonstrate the extraordinary influences upon the design of American (and this includes Canadian) uniforms. The Seven Years War of 1756 to 1763 was really a European war fought partly in North America; the War of Independence saw the emergence of a truly American military style. The Civil War, that bitter war between the States, produced many new concepts in uniform design, as well as some fanciful and homespun efforts. From World War I and World War II, to the elite and special forces in use today, we see in the uniforms a steadily increasing degree of specialization. The overall picture is one of evolution and adaptation coupled with a rapid development of military sophistication.

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 Encyclopedia of American Indian History
Encyclopedia of American Indian History
Author: Bruce E. Johansen. Barry M. Pritzker
Encyclopedia of American Indian History
2007
ABC-CLIO
Format: PDF
Size: 103 Mб

From the origins of Native American cultures through the years of colonialism and non-Native expansion to the present, Encyclopedia of American Indian History brings the story of Native Americans to life like no other previous reference on the subject. Featuring the work of many of the fieldÕs foremost scholars, it explores this fundamental and foundational aspect of the American experience with extraordinary depth, breadth, and currency, carefully balancing the perspectives of both Native and non-Native Americans.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History spans the centuries with three thematically organized volumes (covering the period from precontact through European colonization; the years of non-Native expansion (including Indian removal); and the modern era of reservations, reforms, and reclamation of semi-sovereignty). Each volume includes entries on key events, places, people, and issues. The fourth volume is an alphabetically organized resource providing histories of Native American nations, as well as an extensive chronology, topic finder, bibliography, and glossary. For students, historians, or anyone interested in the Native American experience, Encyclopedia of American Indian History brings that experience to life in an unprecedented way.

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