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 Waltraud Q. Morales - A Brief History of Bolivia, 2 Ed
Waltraud Q. Morales - A Brief History of Bolivia, 2 Ed
Author: Waltraud Q. Morales
A Brief History of Bolivia, 2 Ed
Univetsity of Central Florida
2010
ISBN: 0816078777, 0816057206
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 4,76 ĚÁ
Pages: 338
The historic election in 2005 of Evo Morales Ayma marked a radical and transformative moment in Bolivia's history. It was the first time that a democratic election ushered in change on the scale of the 1952 National Revolution, emancipating the indigenous population, abolishing involuntary servitude, and extending voting and land ownership rights.

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 Albert Speer - The End of a Myth
Albert Speer - The End of a Myth
Author: Matthias Schmidt
Albert Speer - The End of a Myth
St. Martin's Press
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 296
Language: English
Size: 38 MB

Did the master builder of the Third Reich, Albert Speer, really not know about the Nazi extermination camps? What did he conceal from Allied interrogators, and from the millions who bought his memoirs, INSIDE THE THIRD REICH? Here is the chilling, documented tale about the "hero" of the Nuremberg Trials. In this book, which was an immediate best-seller in Europe, historian Matthias Schmidt interweaves documentary evidence with his own interviews with Speer's former colleagues. He unravels the most carefully crafted falsification in modern history--Albert Speer's memoirs dangerously polluted history. Schmidt's book purifies the record.

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 The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia
The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia
The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia
Author: David Commins
I.B. Tauris
2006
Pages: 287
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 4.2 Mb

This is a definitive and authoritative account of the conservative interpretation of Islam that is the official creed of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Wahhabism. Muslim critics have dismissed it as a heretical innovation that manipulated a backward people to gain political control. David Commins dismisses the clichés, examines the nature of Wahhabism, and offers original findings as to how Wahhabism rose to dominance in Arabia and projected its influence in the Muslim world. He also assesses the challenges that it faces from radical militants within the Kingdom.

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 Meteor from the Cockpit: Britain's First Jet Fighter
Meteor from the Cockpit: Britain's First Jet Fighter
Author: Peter Caygill
Meteor from the Cockpit: Britain's First Jet Fighter
Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN: 1848842198
2010
Format: EPUB
Pages: 160
Size: 2 Mb
Language: English

The Meteor is remembered as the first British jet fighter to enter squadron service and the only jet powered Allied fighter to see action in WW II. Subsequent development was limited as a result of its relatively conventional airframe although it did hold the world air speed record for a while. The Meteor was immensely strong and many pilots owe their lives to its rugged construction. For a whole generation of pilots the aircraft (the Meatbox as it was affectionately known) provided the ideal introduction to jet-powered flight. It did suffer a high accident rate but many of the losses were due to lack of knowledge of the stresses of high speed flight at low level and a misguided training program.

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 Illustrated History of Ships and Boats
Illustrated History of Ships and Boats
Illustrated History of Ships and Boats
Doubleday & Company Inc.
1964
Format: PDF
Pages: 278
Language: English
Size: 60.2 MB

Man has been devising watercraft since before the dawn of recorded history. From dugout canoe to nuclear submarine, here is a magnificent, 6000-year survey of nautical evolution.More than 300 photographs and drawings.

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 Dodge: Sur les Voies de la Liberte
Dodge: Sur les Voies de la Liberte
Author: J. M. Boniface
Dodge: Sur les Voies de la Liberte
ETAI
2003
Format: PDF
Pages: 146
Size: 85 Mb
Language: French

This book covers the whole Dodge WC-series story. Starting with the development of the VC-series, it follows Dodges during the war years and beyond. All models are described radio, command, ambulance, weapons carrier. Also the Canadian Dodge. The book includes 222 photos in black and white as well as in colour.

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 Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain
Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain
Author: Ph.D. Marlene Tromp (Editor)
Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain
Ohio State University Press
2008
Format: PDF
Size: 14.8 Mb
Language: English

While “freaks” have captivated our imagination since well before the nineteenth century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, “missing links,” and six-legged sheep. Indeed, this period has been described by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the epoch of “consolidation” for freakery: an era of social change, enormously popular freak shows, and taxonomic frenzy. Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain, edited by Marlene Tromp, turns to that rich nexus, examining the struggle over definitions of “freakery” and the unstable and sometimes conflicting ways in which freakery was understood and deployed. As the first study centralizing British culture, this collection discusses figures as varied as Joseph Merrick, “The Elephant Man” Daniel Lambert, “King of the Fat Men” Julia Pastrana, “The Bear Woman” and Laloo “The Marvellous Indian Boy” and his embedded, parasitic twin. The Victorian Freaks contributors examine Victorian culture through the lens of freakery, reading the production of the freak against the landscape of capitalist consumption, the medical community, and the politics of empire, sexuality, and art. Collectively, these essays ask how freakery engaged with notions of normalcy and with its Victorian cultural context.

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 Cairo: Histories of a City
Cairo: Histories of a City
Author: AlSayyad Nezar
Cairo: Histories of a City
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
2011
Format: PDF
Size: 11 mb
Language: English
Pages: 352

From its earliest days as a royal settlement fronting the pyramids of Giza to its current manifestation as the largest metropolis in Africa, Cairo has forever captured the urban pulse of the Middle East. In Cairo: Histories of a City, Nezar AlSayyad narrates the many Cairos that have existed throughout time, offering a panoramic view of the city’s history unmatched in temporal and geographic scope, through an in-depth examination of its architecture and urban form.
In twelve vignettes, accompanied by drawings, photographs, and maps, AlSayyad details the shifts in Cairo’s built environment through stories of important figures who marked the cityscape with their personal ambitions and their political ideologies. The city is visually reconstructed and brought to life not only as a physical fabric but also as a social and political order—a city built within, upon, and over, resulting in a present-day richly layered urban environment. Each chapter attempts to capture a defining moment in the life trajectory of a city loved for all of its evocations and contradictions. Throughout, AlSayyad illuminates not only the spaces that make up Cairo but also the figures that shaped them, including its chroniclers, from Herodotus to Mahfouz, who recorded the deeds of great and ordinary Cairenes alike. He pays particular attention to how the imperatives of Egypt's various rulers and regimes—from the pharaohs to Sadat and beyond—have inscribed themselves in the city that residents navigate today.

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 They Fought Under the Sea: The Saga of the Submarine
They Fought Under the Sea: The Saga of the Submarine
Author: Collective
They Fought Under the Sea: The Saga of the Submarine
Monarch Books
1962
Format: PDF
Pages: 196
Language: English
Size: 32.5 MB

This is a story of the depths of the sea, of the men who conquered it and of the navies they forged with which to make of these depths a watery battlefield. It is a chronicle of deeds and of the vessels in which these deeds were accomplished. While its intent is to record the alpha of submarining, the testament of the omega must remain—we hope—the task of a future historian.

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 Tall Ships: A Guide to Sailing Ships Around the World (Ships Illustrated)
Tall Ships: A Guide to Sailing Ships Around the World (Ships Illustrated)
Tall Ships: A Guide to Sailing Ships Around the World
Author: Max Mudie
Ships Monthly
Ships Illustrated
ISBN: 978 1909786769
2015
Language: English
Pages: 100
Format: PDF
Size: 45,3 MB

Each issue focuses on a theme or significant historic ship, their stories complemented with archive photography and artwork. A real collectors item and great read for anyone with an interest in the development of naval, passenger and transportation shipping.

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 The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present
The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present
Author: Philip Russell
The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present
Routledge
2010
808
Format: Pdf
Size: 11 MB
Language: English

The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest through the election of 2006 and its aftermath. The book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history from the pre-colonial times to the present, and includes a glossary as well as numerous tables and images for comprehensive study.

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 Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
Author: David J. Breeze
Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
English Heritage
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 52
Language: English
Size: 32.7 MB

Stretching for 73 miles across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument of Roman Britain, and the best-known frontier of the entire Roman empire. It was built on the orders of the emperor Hadrian after he visited Britain in AD 122 and took ten years to complete. This new guidebook provides maps, plans and tours of the important sites, as well as a history of the Wall and its associated forts. It is illustrated throughout with colour reconstructions and photographs.

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 Illustrated Guide to Combat Weapons
Illustrated Guide to Combat Weapons
Author:Jan Suermondt
Illustrated Guide to Combat Weapons
Grange Books
2004
Format: PDF
Size: 24Mb
Language: English

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 The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
Author: J. A. Coleman
The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
Arcturus Publishing Limited
2007
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 12,13 mb
This book includes myths, heroes, places and legends from all five continents, and from the different cultures and peoples found there. It has appeal to all general knowledge and crossword enthusiasts, and those who enjoy complete reference libraries. It can be read for enjoyment as well as extensively for reference. It is a serious player in its field, both by its content and extent.

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 The Battle of Britain: Extraordinary Courage and Unbreakable Spirit
The Battle of Britain: Extraordinary Courage and Unbreakable Spirit
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
The Battle of Britain: Extraordinary Courage and Unbreakable Spirit
Arcturus Publishing Limited
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 208
Size: 14 Mb

The Battle of Britain presents in photographs the many aspects of the momentous campaign, from tactics, personalities, and aircraft to its effect on the lives of civilians. Lavishly illustrated, it is a tribute to a nation that pulled together in the face of overwhelming odds, and united, saved and guided the world.

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 Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia - 3 Vol set
Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia - 3 Vol set
Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia - 3 Vol set (Warfare Series)
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072193, 1576077403
2002
Pages: 1231
Format: CHM
Size: 12.4ĚÁ
Language: English
Three volumes. 1,500 entries. 2,500 years of history. Seven seas. It all adds up to Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia, the most authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible reference work on the subject of combat at sea. Spencer C. Tucker, editor of the award winning Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, turns his expertise in military history to the greatest war story of them all—humanity's centuries-old quest for dominance of the mighty deep.
Everything's here, from the ancient Greek galleys at Salamis to the mighty American Sixth Fleet in the Persian Gulf. Written by an international team of experts, these richly illustrated volumes are the essential reference work for students, scholars, and naval history buffs. A host of features—including an extensive use of maps, an inclusive glossary of naval terms, and a lengthy bibliography—makes this encyclopedia the first—and last—place any landlubber—or self-respecting sailor—will turn to for naval history.

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 Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 1, no.9: P-47 Thunderbolt Described Part 2
Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 1, no.9: P-47 Thunderbolt Described Part 2
Author: Geoff Duva
Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 1, no.9: P-47 Thunderbolt Described Part 2
Kookaburra Technical Publications
1969
Format: PDF
Size: 13,7 ĚÁ
Language: English
Pages: 28
Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, profiles.

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 Les monnaies royales de France
Les monnaies royales de France
Author: Hoffman H.
Les monnaies royales de France
Chez H. Hoffman
1878
Format: PDF
Size: 25.88 mb
Language: French

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 Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute
Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute
Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute
Euroclub
Author: J. Westwood
1988
Language: Italiano
Format: Pdf
Pages: 240
Size: 152.22 mb
Quality: Good

Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute

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