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 Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815
Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815
Author: Philip Dwyer
Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815 (Napoleon Vol.2)
Yale University Press
2013
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 11.3 Mb
Language: English

In this second volume of Philip Dwyer’s authoritative biography on one of history’s most enthralling leaders, Napoleon, now 30, takes his position as head of the French state after the 1799 coup. Dwyer explores the young leader’s reign, complete with mistakes, wrong turns, and pitfalls, and reveals the great lengths to which Napoleon goes in the effort to fashion his image as legitimate and patriarchal ruler of the new nation. Concealing his defeats, exaggerating his victories, never hesitating to blame others for his own failings, Napoleon is ruthless in his ambition for power.
Following Napoleon from Paris to his successful campaigns in Italy and Austria, to the disastrous invasion of Russia, and finally to the war against the Sixth Coalition that would end his reign in Europe, the book looks not only at these events but at the character of the man behind them. Dwyer reveals Napoleon’s darker sides—his brooding obsessions and propensity for violence—as well as his passionate nature: his loves, his ability to inspire, and his capacity for realizing his visionary ideas. In an insightful analysis of Napoleon as one of the first truly modern politicians, the author discusses how the persuasive and forward-thinking leader skillfully fashioned the image of himself that persists in legends that surround him to this day.

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 Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia, 1603-1721
Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia, 1603-1721
Author: Bernhard Weßels
Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia, 1603-1721
Springer
1905
Pages: 344
Format: PDF
Language : English
Size: 26 mb

To many generations of geographers Central Asia, especially Tihet, was the land of mystery and darkness, isolated by nature and by man, in whose midst lay the sacred city of Lhasa, evenmore mysterious and unapproachab le than Mecca or Kerbela; and it is only for some decades past that it has counted among the great fields of operation of modern geography. High as Mont Blanc are the desert-like plateaux of this "Roof of the World", and as if this elevation was not enough to render them difficult of access, they are set about by almost impassable mountain ranges; an arctic climate reigns in those bleak and forlorn regions. And if a traveller be so undaunted and hardy as to brave all the obstacles of nature, and to climb his way towards those icy wastes, he will find his road barred and himself ruthlessly turned back by the sparse inhabitants, inhospitable as their mountain sides. Hardly any explorer from Prejevalsky to Sven Hedin but testifies to the jealousy with which those desolate regions are guarded, and even as late as 1923 Dr. Montgomery McGovern experienced this inveterate distrust of the foreigner.

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 Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
Author: David Rubel
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times
Scholastic Inc.
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 228
Language: English
Size: 48.4 MB

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. More than forty others have followed him. The ninth president, William Henry Harrison, served less than a month. Franklin Roosevelt, the thirty-second president, served for twelve years. During Roosevelt's term, which spanned the Great Depression and World War II, the country changed a great deal. But the same can be said for almost any president. Each president's term in office is usually shaped by important events both inside and and outside the United States.

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 Time Frame AD 1500-1600 - The European Emergence
Time Frame AD 1500-1600 - The European Emergence
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1500-1600 - The European Emergence
Time-Life Books
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 34.7 MB

Table of Contents:

The Church divided
The conquest of the New World
Elizabeth's England
Russia's ruthless czar
The Ottoman zenith
The Mogul's ascendant.

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 Histoire des Navires: Des Origines au XIX siecle
Histoire des Navires: Des Origines au XIX siecle
Histoire des Navires: Des Origines au XIX siecle
Author: G. Trogneux
L'Ancre De Marine
2001
ISBN: 2-84141-169-9
Pages: 241
Language: French
Format: PDF
Size: 18 MB

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 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 (Cambridge History of Europe), 2d edition
Cambridge University Press
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 12.9 Mb
Language: English

The second edition of this best-selling textbook is thoroughly updated to include expanded coverage of the late eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and incorporates recent advances in gender history, global connections and cultural analysis. It features summaries, timelines, maps, illustrations and discussion questions to support the student. Enhanced online content and sections on sources and methodology give students the tools they need to study early modern European history. Leading historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks skilfully balances breadth and depth of coverage to create a strong narrative, paying particular attention to the global context of European developments. She integrates discussion of gender, class, regional and ethnic differences across the entirety of Europe and its overseas colonies as well as the economic, political, religious and cultural history of the period.

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 The Aristocracy in Europe 1815-1914
The Aristocracy in Europe 1815-1914
Author: Dominic C.B. Lieven
The Aristocracy in Europe 1815-1914
Columbia University Press
1993
Format: PDF
Pages: 308
Size: 221 Mb
Language: English


The book surveys the wealth, economic activities, manners and morals, everyday life, culture, values, occupations and political roles of aristocracy in Europe's three most powerful monarchies. The enobled upper class in the 19th century viewed the Industrial Revolution and (in Britain) the expansion of the franchise in quite a different light from the middle classes. To them, increased educational and occupational opportunities were an economic and social threat to their power and right to rule. This book investigates their "strategies" and the ways they responded to the danger. What Lieven finds, not surprisingly, is that each national group responded in its own way to the challenge from the lower classes in its own country.

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 Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes
Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes
Author: Christopher Hibbert
Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes
W.W. Norton & Company
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 424
Language: English
Size: 63.8 MB

The story of this war has usually been told in terms of a conflict between blundering British generals and their rigidly disciplined red-coated troops on the one side and heroic American patriots in their homespun shirts and coonskin caps on the other. In this fresh, compelling narrative, Christopher Hibbert portrays the realities of a war that raged the length of an entire continent—a war that thousands of George Washington's fellow countrymen condemned and that he came close to losing. Based on a wide variety of sources and alive with astute character sketches and eyewitness accounts, Redcoats and Rebels presents a vivid and convincing picture of the "cruel, accursed" war that changed the world forever.

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 Battle in Africa 1879-1914
Battle in Africa 1879-1914
Battle in Africa 1879-1914
Author: Howard Whitehouse, Paddy Griffith
Fieldbooks
ISBN: 1869871014
1987
Pages: 50
Format: PDF
Size: 30.72МБ
Language: English
Takes the reader through the strategic pressures and concepts which led the Europeans and Africans into an increased level of conflict in the later Victorian era, then shows how a typical European expedition was collected, and how it organised its march into enemy territory (It was normally very strong in transport, porters and artillery, but very light on infantry and cavalry). The way each side planned for battle is analysed, as well as the many different types of outcome that might result, from 'horrible disasters' to 'glorious victories'. Guerrilla and siege warfare are covered, together with weapons, tactics and the fate of casualties.

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 Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam
Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam
Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling
Counter-Thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam
University of Nebraska Press
2008
ISBN: 0803215150
Format: PDF
Size: 12,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 385
During the summer of 1862, a Confederate resurgence threatened to turn the tide of the Civil War. When the Union’s earlier multitheater thrust into the South proved to be a strategic overreach, the Confederacy saw its chance to reverse the loss of the Upper South through counteroffensives from the Chesapeake to the Mississippi. Benjamin Franklin Cooling tells this story in Counter-Thrust, recounting in harrowing detail Robert E. Lee’s flouting of his antagonist George B. McClellan’s drive to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond and describing the Confederate hero’s long-dreamt-of offensive to reclaim central and northern Virginia before crossing the Potomac.

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 Forts of the War of 1812
Forts of the War of 1812

Forts of the war of 1812 (Osprey Fortress 106)
Osprey Publishing Limited
2012
Format: pdf (E-book)
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

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 The British Assault on Finland 1854-1855: A Forgotten Naval War
The British Assault on Finland 1854-1855: A Forgotten Naval War
Author: Basil Greenhill; Ann Giffard
The British Assault on Finland 1854-1855: A Forgotten Naval War
Naval Institute Press
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 204
Size: 177 Mb
Language: English

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 A History of War and Weapons, 1660 to 1918
A History of War and Weapons, 1660 to 1918
Author: G. A. Shepperd
A History of War and Weapons, 1660 to 1918
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 232
Language: English
Size: 20 MB

Featuring 170 exceptionally handsome and authentically detailed line drawings, this book focuses on the ordinary soldier in the ranks and the weapons he has used through the centuries. The author shows how new inventions in weaponry have influenced the tactics of their day and helped to determine the course of world history. Alongside descriptions of weapons of all kinds, from bayonet, saber, and musket to machine gun, tank, and Zeppelin, are accounts of great commanders, how they trained their Loops, and the key battles they fought.

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 The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande
The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande
Author: Peter M. Chaitin
The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande (Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 34.4 MB

This volume of the Civil War series looks at the Federal efforts to capture footholds in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. Amphibious landings in New Orleans and New Bern, NC would contribute to the Federal victory in the War as the Confederacy was slowly strangled. The Battles of Fort Wagner, Mobile Bay, the near-comic surrender of New Orleans, Fort Fisher ,and the story of the Swamp Angel are all told here. As always in the T-L Civil War series, this volume is a very engaging. The writing is excellent and it is backed up by great photos, artwork and maps (although the reliance on contemporary maps is irritating in places). Sidebars look at torpedoes (naval mines), paintings of Fort Sumter, heavy artillery, Farragut's vessels, and Savannah.

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 The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801
The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801
Author: Paul Dukes
The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801
Longman
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 197
Size: 106 Mb
Language: English

This study surveys the first two centuries of Romanov rule from the foundation of the dynasty by Michael Romanov in 1613 to the accession of Alexander I in 1801. The central theme of the book is the growth of absolutism in Russia throughout these years, and it traces in detail how the Russian variety of what was a contemporary European phenomenon came fully into being. Dr Dukes shows that for most of the period Russian absolutism was actively under construction, reaching its most complete state towards the end of the eighteenth century. At this time the Russian state of Catherine the Great was a progressive and in many ways successful development of the Russia of Peter the Great.

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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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 The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
Author: Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn
The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 1860648568
2002
Format: PDF
Size: 10,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
The history of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th and 17th centuries has, until now, received only the most limited attention. What work has been done has been based upon limited local and European literature. As the first work to make detailed studies and extensive use of Ottoman chancery documents, The View From Istanbul serves to fill many gaps in the historical record. How did the Ottomans run their empire? How did they view Lebanon? What were their prime concerns in the region? Each section is prefaced by a short introduction that places the documents in historical context and analyzes their content and scope.

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 The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
Author: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
The American University in Cairo Press
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 17 Mb
Language: English

Though Egypt was ruled by Turkish-speakers through most of the period from the ninth century until 1952, the impact of Turkish culture there remains under-studied. This book deals with the period from 1805 to 1952, during which Turkish cultural patterns, spread through reforms based on those of Istanbul, may have touched more Egyptians than ever before. An examination of the books, newspapers, and other written materials produced in Turkish, including translations, and of the presses involved, reveals the rise and decline of Turkish culture in government, the military, education, literature, music, and everyday life. The author also describes the upsurge in Turkish writing generated by Young Turk exiles from 1895 to 1909.

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 Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 (G.I. Series 3)
Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 (G.I. Series 3)
Author: Kurt Hamilton Cox
Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 (G.I. Series 03)
Chelsea House
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 92
Language: English
Size: 12.4 MB

A history of the cavalry troops of the United States Army focusing on the uniforms and equipment which distinguished them.

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