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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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 Going to War in the 18th Century
Going to War in the 18th Century
Author: Paul Cooper
Going to War in the 18th Century (Armies of the Past)
Franklin Watts
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 40
Language: English
Size: 23.8 MB

This is an excellent introductory book. It consists of twelve double-page sections, which are: 18th-century wars, Recruiting, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Special duties, The American Revolution, Forts and sieges, Tactics, Life in camp, Life in the Navy, After the battle, with a Glossary and Index. Each section is excellently illustrated.

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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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 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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 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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 The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
Author: Harry W. Pfanz
The Battle of Gettysburg
Eastern National Park
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 60
Language: English
Size: 34 MB

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee's attempt to invade the North.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870
Author: Hugh Thomas
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870
Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0684835657
1997
Format: EPUB
Size: 40,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 912
After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures in all of history. Between 1492 and 1870, approximately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
The Slave Trade is alive with villains and heroes and illuminated by eyewitness accounts. Hugh Thomas's achievement is not only to present a compelling history of the time but to answer as well such controversial questions as who the traders were, the extent of the profits, and why so many African rulers and peoples willingly collaborated. Thomas also movingly describes such accounts as are available from the slaves themselves.

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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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 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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 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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 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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 Wellington at Waterloo
Wellington at Waterloo
Author: Jac Weller
Wellington at Waterloo
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
1967
Format: PDF
Pages: 328
Language: English
Size: 31.6 MB

What actually took place on the battlefield at Waterloo on 18 June 1815? Wellington's victory over Napoleon is famous, but the reasons for It are not so well known. Mr. Weller, an expert on military tactics and weaponry, describes the battle itself in vivid detail and explains its importance in history. He stresses the military principles that have remained constant, in spite of enormous technological changes.

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 Napoleon's Carabiniers
Napoleon's Carabiniers
Author: R.Pawly
Napoleon's Carabiniers (Men-at-Arms 405)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
2005
Format: Pdf
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

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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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 Mr.Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
Mr.Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling III, Walton H. Owen II
Mr.Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
The Scarecrow Press
2010
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 335
Size: 22 Mb
Language: English

During the American Civil War, Washington, D.C. was the most heavily fortified city in North America. As President Abraham Lincoln's Capital, the city became the symbol of Union determination, as well as a target for Robert E. Lee's Confederates. As a Union army and navy logistical base, it contained a complex of hospitals, storehouses, equipment repair facilities, and animal corrals. These were in addition to other public buildings, small urban areas, and vast open space that constituted the capital on the Potomac. To protect Washington with all it contained and symbolized, the Army constructed a shield of fortifications: 68 enclosed earthen forts, 93 supplemental batteries, miles of military roads, and support structures for commissary, quartermaster, engineer, and civilian labor force, some of which still exist today.

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