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 Combat Command. The American Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific War
Combat Command. The American Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific War
Author: Frederick C Sherman
Combat Command. The American Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific War
Bantam Books, Inc.
1982
Format: PDF
Pages: 408
Language: English
Size: 47.3 MB

Combat Command covers the entire epic story of the Pacific Campaign: the savage sea battles, the grand strategies, the tragic blunders, and the tremendous sacrifice and individual heroism of our men at war.

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 The History of Submarines
The History of Submarines
Author: Jeff Tall
The History of Submarines
Barron's Books
1998
Format: PDF
Pages: 36
Language: English
Size: 15.6 MB

The earliest experiments with submarines date from the 16th century, but the first practical subs were built from the designs of Irish-American engineer J.P. Holland at the beginning of this century. Here are diagrammatic illustrations, battle illustrations, and photos that show submarine development, with emphasis on the vessels of World Wars I and II, and modern nuclear subs.

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 Historic Arms and Militaria
Historic Arms and Militaria
Author: Collective
Historic Arms and Militaria
Skinner Inc.
2014
Format: PDF
Pages: 124
Size: 22 Mb
Language: Englis

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 Sinbad the Sailor
Sinbad the Sailor
Author: Phil Masters
Sinbad the Sailor (Myths and Legends)
Osprey Publishing
2014
Format: epub, pdf
Size: 26.6 Mb, 10.6 Mb
Language: English

Sinbad the Sailor presents a retelling of the stories of the most famous adventurer from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, with added information covering the history of the stories and the age in which they are set.
Stories say that in the age of the Caliph Haroun al-Rashid, in the port city of Basra, there lived a wealthy man named Sinbad the Sailor. Sinbad had great tales to tell, of the seven voyages on which he acquired his fortune, of the strangeness and terror he encountered along the way, of huge monsters and strange people, and of storms at sea and lands beyond the horizon.

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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: 12.4МБ
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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 Zeppelins Over England
Zeppelins Over England
Author: Kenneth Poolman
Zeppelins Over England
White Lion
1975
Format: PDF
Pages: 224
Language: English
Size: 86.5 MB

The 'blitz' on London and other great cities is now a familiar and tragic episode of aerial warfare.

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 The Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C. III
The Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C. III
Author:CZERNY Ernst (Eds.)
The Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C. III. Proceedings of the SCIEM 2000 - 2nd EuroConference, Vienna 28th of May - 1st of June 2003
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
2007
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 25.79 MB

This substantial volume publishes the proceedings of the second general conference of the SCIEM 2000 Special Research Programme, held in 2003 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. M. Wiener's key-lecture entitled Times change: The current state of the Debate in Old World Chronology" provides the volume’s introduction, followed by the section "Science and Chronology", which includes, among others, several controversial studies on the results of carbon-14 dating. An important point for the ongoing discussion on Aegean chronology is made by Pearce et al., who demonstrate that certain traces in Greenland ice-core layers, previously taken to be stemming from the Minoan eruption of Thera, in fact originate from eruptions of the Aniakchak volcano in Alaska. The volume next includes articles that deal with historical chronology and archaeological evidence, arranged in the sections "Egypt", "The Levant and Syria" and "The Aegean, Cyprus and adjacent regions". In addition to reports and analyses dealing with many aspects of the chronology and archaeology of these regions, this part also contains M. Bietak’s study on all wall-paintings from Egypt, Israel, Syria and the Levant considered to be Minoan. The last section of the volume contains the proceedings of the special workshop "Myceneans and Philistines in the Levant, held within the framework of the SCIEM conference. The present volume sheds new light on the many themes covered by SCIEM 2000, themes of great spatial as well as temporal diversity. Both recent research results and the desiderata and direction of future investigation are presented.

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 Zaginione Królestwa
Zaginione Królestwa
Author:Davies Norman
Zaginione Królestwa
ZNAK
2010
Format: pdf
Size: 106.52 MB
Language: Polish

Norman Davies zabiera nas w oszałamiającą podróż przez wieki dziejów. Pokazuje egzotyczne stolice i mówiące niemal wymarłymi językami narody. Przedstawia nam nieznaną historię Europy, ale i opowiada o nas samych: o Galicji, Prusach, Wielkim Księstwie Litewskim. Czy jakiś inny historyk miałby na tyle wyobraźni, żeby połączyć ze sobą upadek ZSRR, historię Gdańska i państwo barbarzyńskich Wizygotów? Po lekturze Zaginionych Królestw nikt już nie będzie mógł traktować uporządkowanego świata historii ze szkolnych podręczników jak prawdy objawionej. Burgundia nie będzie kojarzyć się wyłącznie z winem, a Aragonia z Aragornem z Tolkienowskiego Władcy Pierścieni.

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 Codex Magica: Secret Signs, Mysterious Symbols, and Hidden Codes of the Illuminati
Codex Magica: Secret Signs, Mysterious Symbols, and Hidden Codes of the Illuminati
Codex Magica: Secret Signs, Mysterious Symbols, and Hidden Codes of the Illuminati
Author: Texe Marrs
RiverCrest Publishing
2011
Pages: 588
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 31.5 Mb

Codex Magica is awesome in its scope and revelations. It contains over 1,000 actual photographs and illustrations. You'll see with your own eyes the world's leading politicians and celebrities—including America's richest and most powerful—caught in the act as they perform occult magic. Once you understand their covert signals and coded picture messages, your world will never be the same. Destiny will be made manifest. You will know the truth and everything will become clear.

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 Arte e historia de Pompeya
Arte e historia de Pompeya
Author: Giuntoli S.
Arte e historia de Pompeya
Bonechi
1989
Format: pdf
Size: 163 mb
Language: Spanish

Pompeya (Pompeii en latín) fue una ciudad de la Antigua Roma ubicada junto con Herculano y otros lugares más pequeños en la región de Campania, cerca de la moderna ciudad de Nápoles y situados alrededor de la bahía del mismo nombre en la provincia de Nápoles.
Fue enterrada por la violenta erupción del Vesubio el 24 de agosto del año 79 d. C. y sus habitantes fallecieron debido al flujo piroclástico. En sus proximidades se levanta la moderna ciudad de Pompeya.

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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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 Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend
Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend
Author: Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend
ABC-CLIO
1998
392
Format: Pdf
Size: 2,6 MB
Language: English

Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information

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 The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Penguin
Author: Niall Ferguson
2009
Pages: 448
Format: PDF
Size: 8 mb
Language: English

Niall Ferguson makes a strong, compelling case for the development of money and banking as a catalyst for the advancement of civilization. Yet while some critics praised his clear, comprehensible writing, punctuated with anecdotes and historical details, others were nonplussed by his explanations and narrative detours. Several critics also bemoaned the book's choppy and uneven structure—an echo of the episodic, six-part television series it was meant to accompany. So it seems the UK critics liked the book less because they had seen the show. Though perhaps best suited to readers with a fundamental understanding of financial terms and theories, Ferguson's latest work provides valuable insight into the inner workings of the global economy, past and present. For interested readers, it demonstrates how our current fiscal meltdown fits into the bigger historical picture and laments humanity's perennial inability to learn from this history.

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 Rocket Island
Rocket Island
Author: Theodore Taylor
Rocket Island
Avon Books
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 164
Language: English
Size: 21 MB

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 Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Author: Palmira Brummett
Cambridge University Press
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1107090774
Pages: 401
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 91 MB

Simple paradigms of Muslim-Christian confrontation and the rise of Europe in the seventeenth century do not suffice to explain the ways in which European mapping envisioned the “Turks” in image and narrative. Rather, maps, travel accounts, compendia of knowledge, and other texts created a picture of the Ottoman Empire through a complex layering of history, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony, which juxtaposed current events to classical and biblical history; counted space in terms of peoples, routes, and fortresses; and used the land and seascapes of the map to assert ownership, declare victory, and embody imperial power's reach. Enriched throughout by examples of Ottoman self-mapping, this book examines how Ottomans and their empire were mapped in the narrative and visual imagination of early modern Europe's Christian kingdoms. The maps serve as centerpieces for discussions of early modern space, time, borders, stages of travel, information flows, invocations of authority, and cross-cultural relations.

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 Formation of Turkey, The: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Formation of Turkey, The: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Formation of Turkey, The: The Seljukid Sultanate of Rum, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Author: Claude Cahen
Longman
ISBN: 0582414911
2001-05-10
Pages: 320
Language:English
Format:PDF
Size: 26,7 MB

From Byzantium to the Mongols to the Sultans of Rum, this acclaimed book offers an important insight into the evocative history of Turkey before the coming of Ottoman power and illuminates a culture and a people who came to play a major role in the shaping of Europe and Asia.. Turkey forms a historical bridge between Europe and Asia and as such has played a pivotal role throughout history. The rise of Constantinople and the later Ottoman Empire are well known: less well understood are developments in the three centuries in-between. What led to the decline of the Byzantine Empire and what happened in the intervening years before the rise of the Ottomans? Translated from the original French, this classic work examines the history of the Turkey that eventually gave rise to an imperial power whose influence spanned East and West Those interested in Eastern European or Turkish history

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 Rifleman: Elite Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars
Rifleman: Elite Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars
Rifleman: Elite Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars (Classic Soldiers Series)
Author: Philipp Elliot-Wright
Combined Books
ISBN: 1903040027
2000
Pages: 140
Format: PDF
Size: 25.71МБ
Language: English
This series was created by Military Illustrated magazine, the leading monthly military history publication in the English language. It has built an unrivaled reputation for authoritative articles, primary research, rare photographs, and specially commissioned artwork.
Here is the story of one of the most effective soldiers of the past -- the Rifleman. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover, as did some of the earliest Riflemen in the forests of North America. Men such as these, in both Europe and America, revolutionized the art of war.
Using black-and-white and color illustrations, including a spectacular recreation of the Battle of Waterloo, this book explains how the Rifleman was trained to act independently and rely on his own skills, thus becoming the forefather of today's combat soldier.

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 Hunters in Transition: An Outline of Early Sami History
Hunters in Transition: An Outline of Early Sami History
Author: Lars Ivar Hansen
Hunters in Transition: An Outline of Early Sami History (The Northern World)
Brill Academic Pub
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 11.6 Mb
Language: English

Hunters in Transition provides a new outline of the early history of the Sami and discusses issues such as the formation of Sami ethnicity, interaction with chieftain and state societies, and the transition from hunting to reindeer herding.

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 War Machines Sea: From Phoenician Galleys to Polaris Submarines
War Machines Sea: From Phoenician Galleys to Polaris Submarines
Author: Tom Perlmutter
War Machines Sea: From Phoenician Galleys to Polaris Submarines
Octopus Books
1975
Format: PDF
Pages: 146
Language: English
Size: 26.5 MB

This is a story that begins with boats made from papyrus and ends with Polaris and today's nuclear powered ships. This superbly illustrated book presents a visual catalogue in words and pictures of the world's sea weaponry.

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