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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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 Essential Modern World History: Student's Book
Essential Modern World History: Student's Book
Essential Modern World History: Student's Book
Author: Ben Walsh
Hodder Murray
History in Focus
2002
ISBN: 0719577152
Pages: 240
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 137 MB

Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An accessible textbook covering the heartland of Modern World History, including World War I, Nazi Germany, International Relations between 1919 and 1939, World War II, and the Cold War. It is suitable for pupils studying Modern World History for GCSE, IGCSE or S Grade or international syllabuses.
Essential Modern World History is:
- Manageable - each topic is refined to its essentials and memorable key ideas
- Practical- each topic has accessible and practical activities to help students think through the key ideas
- Motivating - the author uses interesting case studies of real people to bring the topics to life.

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 Modernization of Russia Under Peter I and Catherine II
Modernization of Russia Under Peter I and Catherine II
Author: Dmytryshyn B.
Modernization of Russia Under Peter I and Catherine II
John Wiley & Sons
1974
Pages: 157
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 79 Mb


The efforts of Peter I and Catherine II of Russia to modernize their country and transform it into a major European power are here examined by the two monarchs, by contemporary observers (Russian and non-Russian), and by pre-Soviet and Soviet historians. Several selections have never appeared in English before. All are candid, brief, readable assessments placed in a proper historical perspective by Professor Dmytryshyn's introductory statements. Basil Dmytryshyn was a professor at Portland State University, and this book is part of the publisher's Major Issues in History Series.

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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 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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 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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 The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 )
The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 )
Author: R. A. Stradling
The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 )
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521525128
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 8,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 268
The Flanders armada, took shape in response to the use of seapower by the Dutch rebels, and evolved into the most effective unit in Spain's defence establishment. In combination with its privateering auxiliaries, this elite striking force dominated the North Sea for some twenty years (1625-45), and campaigned also in the Mediterranean and Atlantic theatres of war. Yet its contribution to the tenacious survival of Spanish hegemony has never before been assessed. A narrative of the armada's fighting record over the century of its meaningful existence is presented with constant reference to the strategic-logistical context and analysis of policymaking in Madrid. Attention is paid to the political significance of maritime policy, and particularly the relationship between Madrid and its subordinate headquarters in Brussels; the infrastructure of the armada; the ships themselves, above all the revolutionary but elusive 'frigate'; the social hierarchy of crews and commanders; and details of administration and financing.

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 American Badges and Insignia
American Badges and Insignia
Author: Evans E. Kerrigan
American Badges and Insignia
The Viking Press
1967
Format: PDF
Pages: 310
Language: English
Size: 37.6 MB

Comprehensive guide covering the period 1776-1967, with over 1100 black and white illustrations by the author make this volume not only a valuable reference work for collectors and veterans, but fascinating reading for all those interested in the diverse facets of military history.

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 Realm of the Iroquois
Realm of the Iroquois
Realm of the Iroquois
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1993
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:26 mb
Pages:184
Gr 8 Up-A history of the Five Nations, from the foundation of the confederacy in the early 16th century up through the mid-1800s. The bulk of the book focuses on the key role of the Iroquois in the struggle between the French and the English for control of North America before the American Revolution. The authors describe relations between the Seneca and the French, between the Mohawk and the Dutch and then the English, and between the various Iroquois nations and the American colonists and the British. They do an admirable job of explaining complex political interactions without trivializing or confusing the issues. The text is abundantly illustrated with full-color photographs and maps, and photo essays of Iroquois culture and history are interspersed throughout the book. The False Face Society, the role of the longhouse, the importance of wampum, the legacy of lacrosse, and Mohawk ironworkers are covered. Iroquois history and activities since the Civil War are briefly touched on in a few concluding pages. The up-to-date bibliography and index, as well as the illustrations, make this a useful library addition.-Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA

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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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 The Age of Fighting Sail
The Age of Fighting Sail
Author: C. S. Forester
The Age of Fighting Sail
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
1956
Format: PDF
Pages: 296
Language: English
Size: 50.6 MB

The story of the Naval War of 1812. For a young republic to pick a fight with the country from which she had just won a new freedom a few years before must have appeared as folly in 1812. England was Queen of the Seas and seemed a heavy favorite to win any naval war started by a stripling nation armed with nothing that could be dignified by the term "navy."

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 The American Story - Settling the West
The American Story - Settling the West
Author: Collective
The American Story - Settling the West
Time-Life Books
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 198
Language: English
Size: 42.7 MB

Covering the period of westward expansion, from 1860 to 1900, an extensively illustrated history describes the settlers, miners, and others who ventured west to seek new lives, capturing the cowboys, gold-seekers, lawmen, outlaws, railroad builders, and others who transformed the American frontier.

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 The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal
The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal
Author: David Hamilton-Williams
The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 392
Language: English
Size: 83.7 MB

A study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power and his subsequent murder in 1821. The diplomatic intrigue between Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia is interwoven with the military campaigns of 1813-15, and the deception which aided in Napoleon's ultimate demise.

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 Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (Six Vol. Set)
Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (Six Vol. Set)
Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (Six Vol. Set)
Author: Philip Steele
Jonathan Dewald
2003
Pages 3200
ISBN: 068431200X
Format: PDF
Size: 149 MB
Language English

This detailed set explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. The set's 1,082 articles, written by eminent scholars, cover major topics in art, government and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. In addition, the set covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish inquisition, Utopia and others. Each volume includes an eight-page color insert. Features include approximately 575 black-and-white photographs, 60 maps, a year-by-year chronology, a topical outline, and a comprehensive index.

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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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 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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 The Blockade - Runners and Raiders
The Blockade - Runners and Raiders
Author: Collective
The Blockade - Runners and Raiders (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1983
Format: PDF
Pages: 182
Language: English
Size: 28.8 MB

This volume in the Time-Life Civil War series looks at the naval aspects of the conflict, When the war began the United States Navy was in poor shape and the Confederate States Navy nonexistent. The directions pursued by each sides' naval forces reflected their strengths: the North initiated and enforced the Blockade since the Union had more vessels, shipbuilding facilities and seamen than the South. The South in turn relied upon blockade runners to bring in vital supplies and employed privateers initially and commerce raiders later to seek out and sink Federal cargo ships, interfering with U.S. trade. Both sides used ironclads, the predecessors to modern battleships.

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 The Search for El Dorado
The Search for El Dorado
Author: Collective
The Search for El Dorado (Lost Civilizations Series)
Time-Life Books
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 176
Language: English
Size: 28.5 MB

This exploration of the legend of El Dorado is an archaeology lover's gold mine. Progressive versions of the lore surrounding the Gilded Man are intertwined with the often destructive and brutal deeds of numerous expeditions of treasure hunters from Pizarro in 1541 to those in the 20th century. The major focus is directed at another wave of treasure seekers, however--organized archaeological projects trying to reconstruct knowledge about civilizations almost destroyed by greed. Their efforts also led to discoveries of older, pre-Columbian cultures--the Chavin, Moche, Paracas, and Nazca--previously unknown but leaving incredibly rich inheritances with their artistry in pottery making, embroidered textiles, architecture, and geoglyphs. This well-organized study of South American Indian cultures is an effective blend of history and legend--further enhanced by a remarkable collection of photographs of artifacts, ruins, and excavations, plus 16th-century engravings depicting scenes from expeditions and facets of the El Dorado legend. A brief chronology of Indian culture is included, highlighting their major artistic achievements, and an extensive bibliography will tempt the ambitious to explore further. Background knowledge of early exploration of the Americas would enhance appreciation of this fascinating book.

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 War Elephants
War Elephants

Author: John M. Kistler
War Elephants
Praeger
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 60.5 Mb
Language: English

Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. Asian powers boasted of their pachyderm power, while the Romans fielded elephants alongside their legendary legions but were, perhaps, too proud to admit that mere animals contributed to victory. Elephants have gored, stomped, and sliced their way through infantry and cavalry with great success. They have also been cut, speared, bombed, and napalmed for their efforts. This is the story of their largely forgotten role in the history of warfare.
Generals throughout recorded history have used elephants as tanks, bulldozers, and cargo trucks long before such vehicles existed. Until gunpowder began to reduce the utility of elephants in battle during the 17th Century, these beasts built roads, swung swords, or simply terrified opposing forces. Although some believe that elephants were mere gimmicks of warfare, Kistler discredits that notion. His book hopes to give elephants the credit they deserve for the sacrifices they have endured. Elephants have long fought for and served human masters, but it is now the elephants themselves that must be protected.

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