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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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 The Way of the Warrior
The Way of the Warrior
The Way of the Warrior
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1993
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:36 mb
Pages:184
To the American Indian, there were but two paths to honor: as a shaman, or healer, and as a warrior. 'The Way of the Warrior' will take you far beyond the stereotypes of cowboy-and-Indian lore to a deeper understanding of the warrior ethic in Native American societies.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 Fighting Ships and Prisons: The Mediterranean Galleys of France in the Age of Louis XIV
Fighting Ships and Prisons: The Mediterranean Galleys of France in the Age of Louis XIV
Author: Paul W. Bamford
Fighting Ships and Prisons: The Mediterranean Galleys of France in the Age of Louis XIV
The University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816606552
1973
Format: PDF
Pages: 397
Size: 21 Mb
Language: English

Fighting Ships and Prisons: The Mediterranean Galleys of France in the Age of Louis XIV

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 Warfare in the 19th Century
Warfare in the 19th Century
Author: Ian Westwell
Warfare in the 19th Century (History of Warfare)
Raintree Steck-Vaughn Company
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 86
Language: English
Size: 14 MB

Surveys the changing nature of warfare in the latter half of the nineteenth century, using accounts of various conflicts to describe advances in communication and transportation, changes in battlefield tactics, and improvements in weaponry.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 War on the Frontier - The Trans-Mississippi West (The Civil War Series)
War on the Frontier - The Trans-Mississippi West (The Civil War Series)
Author: Alvin M. Josephy
War on the Frontier - The Trans-Mississippi West (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 30.1 MB

In this volume of the Civil War series we look at the battles in the West, a largely forgotten theater of the Civil War. The territories of New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, the Indian Territories, Colorado and Dakota, as well as the states of Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. While neither side would provide anything close to the numbers of troops seen in the East there would be a long march up and down the Rio Grande in New Mexico, Guerilla raids on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri, Indian fighting in the Dakotas and a campaign up the Red River.

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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 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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 Great Sailing Ships
Great Sailing Ships

Author: Otmar Schäuffelen
Great Sailing Ships
Adlard Coles
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 288
Language: English
Size: 44.7 MB

Great Sailing ships: An illustrated encyclopaedia of 150 existing barks, barkentines, brigs, brigantines, frigates, schooners and other large sailing vessels built since 1628.

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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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 Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run
Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run
Author: John L. Papanek
Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 29.3 MB

This book's focus is on 1862 with the Penninsula Campaign which flounders out into the Seven Days Battles (Mechanicsville, Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines Mill, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, etc.) after and during Little Mac's strategic "retreat" to the Pamunkey River and the James. Eventually building up to the debacle for the Army of the Potomac at 2nd Bull Run. One interesting section of this book, among others, is at page 83 where 7 pages or so of landscape watercolors by Private William McIlvane Jr., of the 5th New York Volunteers or the Duryee Zouaves is presented. Among other things this Union soldier's watercolors visually illustrate things during the Seven Day's Battles at Harrison's Landing, includes St. Peter's church where years before George Washington was married. This historic building even impressed General McClellan.

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 British Military Uniforms From Contemporary Pictures Henry VII to the Present Day
British Military Uniforms From Contemporary Pictures Henry VII to the Present Day
Author: W. Y. Carman
British Military Uniforms From Contemporary Pictures Henry VII to the Present Day
Leonard Hill Limited
1957
Format: PDF
Pages: 330
Language: English
Size: 42.8 MB

The many different uniforms, worn so proudly on that unique occasion, were a symbol of the greatness of the long military history of our country. Few of the many, who witnessed that historic spectacle on television, can have failed to have been moved by what they saw. And indeed, there were some who were prompted to wish for a little more colour in our present day military uniforms.

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