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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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 World History Atlas - Patterns of Interaction
World History Atlas - Patterns of Interaction
World History, Grades 9-12 Patterns of Interaction: Mcdougal Littell World History Patterns of Interaction
Mcdougal Littell
Author: Holt Mcdougal
2007
Pages: 1376
Format: PDF
Size: 137 mb
Language: English

World History: Patterns of Interaction combines a highly visual approach with primary sources to help all students understand world history and make global connections.

Support for All Learners
High-interest, engaging visuals, interactive technology, differentiated instruction, and customized test preparation help make history accessible to all students. Many resources help all students and every learning style:
Inner-column notes and questions
Graphics combining visual and verbal information
Assessment questions based on critical thinking strategies
Visual summaries

A Focus on Critical Thinking
Primary sources are integrated into the narrative and are supported by document-based questions to help students develop and improve their critical thinking skills. The Primary Source Handbook provides additional resources to explore important documents in world history. Section and chapter assessment are designed to build and assess the development of studentsâ?™ critical thinking skills.

An Emphasis on the Big Picture
Students connect to the events and ideas of the past by understanding key concepts, themes, and patterns of interaction found throughout history. In addition to other features found throughout the text every unit culminates in a special section that compares and contrasts patterns of development in different civilization.

Unit 1: Beginnings of Civilization
Unit 2: New Directions in Government and Society
Unit 3: An Age of Exchange and Encounter
Unit 4: Connecting Hemispheres
Unit 5: Absolutism to Revolution
Unit 6: Industrialism and the Race for Empire
Unit 7: The World at War
Unit 8: Perspectives on the Present

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 Islamic History
Islamic History
Islamic History (The Islamic World)
Author: Laura S. Etheredge
Rosen Education Service
2009
Pages: 227
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 4.6 Mb

What are the percepts of Shari'ah law? What role did Genghis Khan play in Islamic history? How do the teachings of the Quran mesh with those of other religious texts? Islamic History is part of a 3 book series. In this powerful, probing, and thought-provoking series, the world of Islam is explored and explained. With coverage from around the world and across the centuries, each book provides a thorough look into the religion with nearly two billion adherents worldwide. Readers will develop a comprehensive understanding of this incredibly rich faith and its contributions to world culture and history. They will gain access to authentic ideas and concepts, which unfortunately have been somewhat distorted by recent events that were carried out in the name of Islam.

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 The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History
The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History
The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History
HELICON
Author: Ann Pilling
1998
Pages: 384
Format: PDF
Size: 15 mb
Language: English

The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History is a reference book, with entries arranged in A–Z format. To go directly to a particular entry, click on the link in the table of contents. There are also links between entries – click on any underlined word to jump to the related entry.

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 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ships, Boats, Vessels, and Other Water-Borne Craft
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ships, Boats, Vessels, and Other Water-Borne Craft
Author: Graham Blackburn
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ships, Boats, Vessels, and Other Water-Borne Craft
Overlook Press
1978
Format: PDF
Pages: 456
Language: English
Size: 41.8 MB

This reference book is the most comprehensive volume on all varieties of seafaring vessels, from rafts to racing yachts and from sloops to skiffs. With over 750 alphabetically arranged entries, over 600 beautifully meticulous line-drawings, a 41-page nautical glossary, a bibliography and an index, this is the most impressive and the most complete guide to everything that floats. Written in Graham Blackburn's wonderfully idiosyncratic style and full of fascinating cross-references, this is the perfect gift for the nautical enthusiast and will also delight any reader with an interest in ships, boats and the sea.

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 Description de l’Egypte, ou, Recueil de observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés, mémoires.
Description de l’Egypte, ou, Recueil de observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés, mémoires.
Description de l’Egypte, ou, Recueil de observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés, mémoires.
Author:
Imprimerie impériale
1809, 1818
Language:French
Format:pdf

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 The History of White People
The History of White People
Author:Nell Irvin Painter
The History of White People
New York : W.W. Norton
2010
Language: English
Format: epub
Size: 2,1 mb

Who are white people and where did they come from? Elementary questions with elusive, contradictory, and complicated answers set historian Painter's inquiry into motion. From notions of whiteness in Greek literature to the changing nature of white identity in direct response to Malcolm X and his black power successors, Painter's wide-ranging response is a who's who of racial thinkers and a synoptic guide to their work. Her commodious history of an idea accommodates Caesar; Saint Patrick, history's most famous British slave of the early medieval period; Madame de Staël; and Emerson, the philosopher king of American white race theory. Painter (Sojourner Truth) reviews the diverse cast in their intellectual milieus, linking them to one another across time and language barriers. Conceptions of beauty (ideals of white beauty [became] firmly embedded in the science of race), social science research, and persistent North/South stereotypes prove relevant to defining whiteness. What we can see, the author observes, depends heavily on what our culture has trained us to look for. For the variable, changing, and often capricious definition of whiteness, Painter offers a kaleidoscopic lens.

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 CRKT 2014 Product Catalog
CRKT 2014 Product Catalog
CRKT 2014 Product Catalog
Author: Collective
CRKT
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 16 MB
Language: English
Pages: 96

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 Historia Japonii
Historia Japonii
Author: Jolanta Tubielewicz
Historia Japonii
Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich
1984
Format: pdf
Size: 166.3 MB
Language: Polish

Podstawowym wątkiem niniejszej książki jest historia polityczna Japonii, przedstawiona w bardzo ogólnym zarysie. Obok głównego nurtu politycznego, ukazanego na tle przemian ekonomiczno-społecznych, występują też podstawowe elementy historii kultury. Taka forma została przyjęta w rezultacie długoletniej praktyki dydaktycznej autorki oraz kontaktów ze środowiskiem studenckim, które
w znacznej mierze odzwierciedla zapotrzebowania polskiego odbiorcy.
Kierując się uzyskanymi w ten sposób wskazówkami autorka kładzie nacisk na procesy historyczne, ale nie wyrzeka się pisania o ludziach.

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 Army Ammunition Data Sheets for Land Mines - TECHNICAL MANUAL
Army Ammunition Data Sheets for Land Mines - TECHNICAL MANUAL
Army Ammunition Data Sheets for Land Mines - TECHNICAL MANUAL
Author: HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Army Publishing Directorate
TM: 43-0001-36
1994
Format: pdf
Pages: 135
Size: 2 Mb
Language: English, English

This manual is a reference handbook published as an
aid in training, familiarization, and identification of land
mines and mine fuzes.

-- ANTITANK MINES
-- ANTIPERSONNEL MINES
-- CHEMICAL AGENT MINES
-- ACTIVATORS AND FUZES

For each item of materiel, there are illustrations
and descriptions together with characteristics and
related data. Included in the related data are weights,
dimensions, performance data, packing, shipping and
storage data, type classification, and logistics control
codes (LCC).

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 The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
Author: John J. Butt
The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
Greenwood
2005
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 29,09 mb
Language: English
Pages: 528
The Greenwood Dictionary of World History is an indispensable, handy, and easy to use A-to-Z first-stop ready-reference resource providing essential information on over 2,000 of the most studied and important people, events, places, and ideas in world history from prehistoric to modern times, from all regions and epochs.

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 No Higher Honor: The U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
No Higher Honor: The U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Author: Jeff Nesmith
No Higher Honor: The U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Longstreet
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 296
Language: English
Size: 27.5 MB

A detailed, moving account of the pivotal Battle of Midway, told through the voices and stories of the men who fought on the U.S.S. Yorktown. Young and idealistic, the men who carried the sea battle that turned the war with Japan brought with them an uncluttered sense of purpose, patriotism and love of country. This is their story.

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 Techniki Walki Grenadierow Pancernych
Techniki Walki Grenadierow Pancernych
Author: Matthew Hughes; Chris Mann
Techniki Walki Grenadierow Pancernych
Bellona
ISBN: 8311094632
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 94
Size: 35 Mb
Language: Polish

W książce przedstawiono taktykę i technikę walki niemieckich grenadierów pancernych, to jest zmotoryzowanej piechoty towarzyszącej czołgom w akcjach bojowych podczas II wojny światowej. Twórcą śmiałego i innowacyjnego wykorzystania czołgów i grenadierów na motocyklach, samochodach ciężarowych i wozach opancerzonych był gen. Heinz Guderian. Autorzy opisali, jak zmieniały się organizacja i metody działania grenadierów pancernych na frontach zachodnim i wschodnim, ich uzbrojenie i wyposażenie oraz jaki miało to wpływ na przebieg poszczególnych walk.

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 A Curious History of Food and Drink
A Curious History of Food and Drink
Author: Ian Crofton
A Curious History of Food and Drink
Quercus
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 36.7 Mb
Language: English

Ever wondered where noodles came from? How Worcester Sauce was invented? Or even who the "Cucumber King of Burma" was? Beginning with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, through to the dangerous blowfish enjoyed in contemporary Japan, A Curious History of Food and Drink reveals the bizarre origins of the food and drink consumed throughout history.
From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed by the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the unusual uses of licorice (once a treatment for sore feet), Ian Crofton makes use of original sources--including journals, cookbooks and manuals--to reveal the bizarre, entertaining and informative stories behind the delicacies enjoyed by our ancestors.

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 Great Ages of Man - Cradle of Civilization
Great Ages of Man - Cradle of Civilization
Author: Samuel Noah Cramer
Great Ages of Man - Cradle of Civilization
Time-Life Books
1967
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 32.4 MB

A great introduction into the evolution of Mesopotamia as one of the great centers of human development, the first cities of Sumer, the Semitic Conquest of the Amorites over Sumer, the rise of city states of Ur, Erech, and Nippur, the code of Hammurabi, the rise of the Babylon, the invention of cuneiform writing, the writing and survival of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and a lot of other great stuff too. A great book from 1967 Time/Life series "Great Ages of Man", well worth your perusal if interested in the ancient history of the Middle East.

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 The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Russian Research Center Studies)
The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Russian Research Center Studies)
Author: Loren Graham
The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Russian Research Center Studies)
Harvard University Press
1996
Format: PDF
Size: 53 Mb
Language: English

Stalin ordered his execution, but here Peter Palchinsky has the last word. Palchinsky tells of Soviet technology and industry, the mistakes he condemned in his lifetime, the corruption and collapse he predicted, the ultimate price paid for silencing those who were not afraid to speak out. The story of this visionary engineer's life and work, as Graham tells it, is also the story of the Soviet Union's industrial promise and failure.

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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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 The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
Author: Marc Morris
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
Pegasus
2013
Format: PDF/ePub/MOBI
Size: 11 Mb
Language: English

An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom.An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This new history explains why the Norman Conquest was the most significant cultural and military episode in English history.Assessing the original evidence at every turn, Marc Morris goes beyond the familiar outline to explain why England was at once so powerful and yet so vulnerable to William the Conqueror’s attack; why the Normans, in some respects less sophisticated, possessed the military cutting edge; how William’s hopes of a united Anglo-Norman realm unraveled, dashed by English rebellions, Viking invasions, and the insatiable demands of his fellow conquerors.This is a tale of powerful drama, repression, and seismic social change: the Battle of Hastings itself; the sudden introduction of castles and the massive rebuilding of every major church; the total destruction of an ancient ruling class. Language, law, architecture, and even attitudes toward life itself were altered forever by the coming of the Normans.

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 An Illustrated History of the United States of America
An Illustrated History of the United States of America
D.B. O'Callaghan An Illustrated History of the United States of America
Publisher: Longman 1990
144 Pages
ISBN: 0582749212
PDF | 48.2 Mb

This is a companion volume to "An Illustrated History of Britain". It traces the history of the USA from the time of the Amerindians, through to the arrival of the Europeans, to the present day. Topics covered include colonial life, the Civil War and the American involvement in Vietnam. Each chapter consists of two or three double page spreads with inset material highlighting some of the characters or events mentioned in the main text.

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