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 King's Men: The Soldier Founders of Ontario
King's Men: The Soldier Founders of Ontario
Author: Mary Beacock Fryer
King's Men The Soldier Founders of Ontario
Dundurn
ISBN: 0919670512
1980
Format: PDF
Size: 23,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 400

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 Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
Author: Michael Khodarkovsky
Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
Indiana University Press
2002
Pages: 295
Format: PDF
Size: 124 Mb
Language: English

Anyone familiar with the author’s first book Where Two Worlds Met (1992) must look forward to reading this new volume, which is a comprehensive study of Moscow’s relations with the steppe nomads from the emergence of a Russian empire until the closing of the frontier 300 years later. He will not be disappointed. In the author’s own words, this book is about the transformation of a dangerous frontier into a part of the empire and of its peoples into subjects. Certainly more controversial is his determination to show that Russia was no less a colonial empire than any of the other western powers.

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 Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895
Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895
Author: Piotr Olender
Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895 (Maritime Series 3105)
Mushroom Model Publications
Maritime Series 3105
ISBN: 8363678309
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 180
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

The First Sino–Japanese War (1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well as the loss of the Chinese port of Weihai, the Qing leadership sued for peace in February 1895.

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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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 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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 War for the Plains
War for the Plains
War for the Plains
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1994
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:28 mb
Pages:200
This title has a number of flaws. Primary among them are its woefully superficial analysis of the cultural forces that led to the ``war'' for the Plains and its curious pro-19th century U.S. Army bias. Other problems are the frequent use of quotes without citations and the practice of attributing feelings to groups of people. The book is well illustrated with reproductions from the Smithsonian and historical society archives; visuals are its strongest suit. Look elsewhere, though, for insight into this aspect of American history.-Colleen McDougall, Kayenta Boarding School, AZ

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 Osprey Elite 89 - American Civil War Commanders
Osprey Elite 89 - American Civil War Commanders
Author: Philip Katcher, Richard Hook
Osprey Elite 89 - American Civil War Commanders (3) Union Leaders in the West
Osprey Publishing
2003
ISBN: 1841763217
Format: PDF
Size: 22,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 68
Osrpey's examination of the commanders of the American Civil War (1861-1865). When the War Between the States broke out in 1861, the US Army had only four line generals – and three of those were over 70 years of age and veterans of the Napoleonic period. About one in three of America's professional officers chose to serve the Confederacy, and the government's urgent need to find commanders for its vastly expanded army put stars on the shoulders of men of very varied backgrounds and talents. The trials of war would soon separate the born leaders from the over-promoted and the political opportunists. This second volume devoted to Union generals examines the careers and personalities of 25 commanders whose service was mainly, or at first, in the Western theater of war.

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 Warfare in the Renaissance World
Warfare in the Renaissance World
Author: Paul Brewer
Warfare in the Renaissance World (History of Warfare)
Raintree Steck-Vaughn Company
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 88
Language: English
Size: 14.7 MB

Describes the widespread changes in the conduct of war that occurred in the 200 years between the beginning of the sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century.

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 Napoleon: The End of Glory
Napoleon: The End of Glory
Napoleon: The End of Glory
Author: Munro Price
Oxford University Press
2014
ISBN: 978-0199934676
Format: pdf
Pages: 353
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English, English

Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic history between 1812 and 1814,
Napoleon: The End of Glory offers a more complete picture of the Emperor's decline and fall
than any previous work.
Price analyzes the political, military, and diplomatic events of the period, from Napoleon's
disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multiple failed attempts by Austria to broker peace.
He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian
foreign minister Metternich - whose desire for equilibrium within the European states system
clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection - and the charming
and enigmatic Alexander I of Russia. And he explores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror
of the French Revolution on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power.

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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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 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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 The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914
The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914
Random House
2011
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 608
The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era
During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian aristocracy; the Anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev’s Russian ballet and Stravinsky’s music; the Dreyfus Affair; the Peace Conferences in The Hague; and the enthusiasm and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized by the assassination of Jean Jaurès on the night the Great War began and an epoch came to a close.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 Little Bighorn: Winning the Battle, Losing the War
Little Bighorn: Winning the Battle, Losing the War
Author: Michael L. Lawson
Little Bighorn: Winning the Battle, Losing the War.
Chelsea House
2007
Format: Pdf
Size: 37 Mb
Language: English

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 Frederick the Great - A Life in Deed and Letters
Frederick the Great - A Life in Deed and Letters
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Frederick the Great - A Life in Deed and Letters
St. Martin's Press
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 470
Language: English
Size: 45.6 MB

Free thinker, Misanthrope, poet, philosopher, lawmaker, and soldier, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable, man. His conquests made him one of the most formidable and feared leaders of his era. But the king's other—often ignored— accomplishments rank him among the ablest statesmen in modern European history. A patron of artists and intellectuals, Frederick re-created Berlin as one of the continent's great capital cities, reformed Prussia's legal system, and strove to match his state's reputation for military ferocity with one for cultural achievement.

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