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 Ireland and the British Empire
Ireland and the British Empire
Ireland and the British Empire (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series)
Author: Kevin Kenny
Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199251843
2006-03-02
Pages: 318
Language:English
Format:PDF
Size: 3.2 MB

This is the first comprehensive history of Ireland and the British Empire. It examines the different phases of Ireland's colonial status from the seventeenth century until the present, along with the impact of Irish people, politics, and nationalism on the Empire at large. The result is a new interpretation of Irish history and its place in the rise, expansion, and decline of the British Empire.

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 Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
Author: Guy Walters
Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
Broadway
2010
Format: PDF
Pages: 526
Language: English
Size: 30.7 MB

At the end of the Second World War some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi party escaped from justice. Some of them are names that have resonated deeply in twentieth-century history - Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann and Klaus Barbie - not just for the monstrosity of their crimes, but also because of the shadowy nature of their post-war existence, holed up in the depths of Latin America, always one step ahead of their pursuers.
The nature of their escape was as gripping as any good thriller. They were aided and abetted by corrupt Catholic priests in the Vatican, they travelled down secret 'rat lines', hid in foreboding castles high in the Austrian alps, and were taken in by shady Argentine secret agents. The attempts to bring them to justice are no less dramatic, with vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and daring plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives.
Guy Walters has travelled the world in pursuit of the real account of how the Nazis escaped at the end of the war, the attempts, sometimes successful, to bring them to justice, and what really happened to those that got away. He has interviewed Nazi hunters, former members of Mossad, and poured through archives across the globe to bring this remarkable period of our recent history to dramatic and vivid life.

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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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 The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
Author: composite authors
Cambridge University Press
1993
Pages: 1201
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 68.75 Mb

Combining recent medical discoveries with historical and geographical scholarship, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease traces the concept of disease throughout history and in each major world region. It offers the history and geography of each significant human disease--both historical and contemporary--from AIDS to yellow fever, and touches on the variety of approaches that different medical traditions have used to fight disease. Accessible to laypeople and specialists alike, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease offers an extraordinary glimpse of what is known about human health as the twenty-first century begins.

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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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 I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 1
I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 1
Le chiese di Roma
Newton Compton
Author: Mario Sanfilippo
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
2000 (2005)
Pages: 387
Format: pdf
Language: Italiano
Size: 34.19 MB
Quality: good

Una passeggiata alla scoperta o alla rivisitazione della storia, dei monumenti, dei palazzi, delle chiese di Roma. Seguendo una serie di itinerari proposti dagli autori, che toccano le vie, le piazze, i luoghi più significativi di ogni rione, sarà possibile addentrarsi profondamente nel tessuto cittadino, godere delle sue meraviglie artistiche, venire a conoscenza di curiosità e notizie insolite relative a tradizioni ormai dimenticate o a personaggi famosi.

Le ricostruzioni sono arricchite da aneddoti illuminanti, che danno vita all'antico rudere, o da resoconti di fatti di cronaca ambientati in un moderno palazzo.
Le descrizioni ampie e puntuali ci permettono di appassionarci al "racconto" urbanistico, anche con il sussidio iconografico di immagini antiche e moderne, che ci fanno scorgere le profonde trasformazioni intervenute nel corso dei secoli.

Camminare per le strade del rione, vagabondare tra i vicoli e le piazze lasciandosi coinvolgere dall'atmosfera "locale" ci porterà dunque a vivere la città nel quotidiano, a scoprire i suoi tesori d'arte e le innumerevoli curiosità e leggende del passato.

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 Curious Walks Around London
Curious Walks Around London
Author: David Brandon (Author), Alan Brooke
Curious Walks Around London
Amberley
2011
Format: PDF
Size: 32.6 Mb
Language: English

Curious Walks Around London provides an informative and entertaining selection of walks around well-known and some less-visited parts of London. The guide includes Bloomsbury with its literary connections and garden squares; the historic Borough; Whitechapel and Stepney in the East End; Clerkenwell and its associations with monastic orders, prisons and radicalism; parts of the historic and ancient City of London; the stylish area of St James's and Mayfair; Fleet Street, once synonymous with the printing industry, but also with its religious and legal connections; for those who like their horrible histories the Smithfield walk includes tales of executions, hauntings, plague and debauchery; the execution route from Newgate to Tyburn better known now as the Old Bailey to Marble Arch; Bankside, once the home to theater, bear baiting and brothels, has seen some of the most dynamic changes in London; and the sedate area of Marylebone with its famous streets and squares.
The visitor will see en route many famous landmarks and there will be passing allusions to the supernatural or illegal activities and to interesting buildings. However the book concentrates on oddities, curiosities, strange stories, bizarre connections or those things to be seen in the streets which are so familiar that they are frequently overlooked. The seemingly mundane or the understated can on investigation often turn out to be as fascinating as the best-known of London's historic monuments. The book is hopefully designed for the reader to walk, look, be informed and entertained and frequently say 'I never knew that.'

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 The Seafarers - The Spanish Main
The Seafarers - The Spanish Main
Author: Peter Wood
The Seafarers - The Spanish Main
Time-Life Books
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 43.4 MB

Like other books in this venerable Time-Life Seafarer series, it really fills knowledge & understanding, illuminating the politics & philosophies that created the conditions which allowed piracy to develop & flourish. For example, the buccaneers who became pirates are famous for their hunting & trading in meat & hides but--having seen how few wild animals exist on many Caribbean islands--I never fully understood where those animals were coming from [feral livestock from homesteads in the Spanish Caribbean abandoned in favor of treasure hunting on the mainland], or who the men were [a mixture of former indentured-servants, sailors, slaves & settlers displaced by belated enforcement of Spanish land claims in the outlying islands]. It was also interesting to learn about efforts to eradicate the pirates through means ranging from political treaties forbidding letters of marque, to the more effective efforts of D'Ogeron, who filled a ship with Parisian prostitutes & sold the ladies to the Tortuga buccaneers as wives, settling them right down.

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 Ajedrez y Comunismo
Ajedrez y Comunismo
Author: Ludek Pachman
Ajedrez y Comunismo
Ediciones Martínez Roca
ISBN: 8427002599
1974
Format: PDF
Size: 29,0 МБ
Language: Spanish
Pages: 403
A finales de noviembre de 1972 emigraba de Checoslovaquia el gran maestro de ajedrez Ludek Pachman. Con él marchaba el testimonio de un hombre totalmente dedicado, no sólo al ajedrez, sino al periodismo y a la política de su país. El pensamiento, puramente marxista, de Pachman, había sufrido un giro radical a raíz de la invasión de Praga por los tanques soviéticos en 1968.

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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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 Orden und Ehrenzeichen aus aller Welt (Kunker Auktion №259)
Orden und Ehrenzeichen aus aller Welt (Kunker Auktion №259)
Author: Collective
Orden und Ehrenzeichen aus aller Welt (Kunker Auktion №259)
Fritz Rudolf Kunker GmbH & Co. KG
2015
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 300
Size: 70 Mb
Language: German

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 The History of Fighter Planes
The History of Fighter Planes
Author: Bill Gunston
The History of Fighter Planes
Scolastic Inc.
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 36
Language: English
Size: 18.9 MB

Attractively laid out on illustration-filled pages with texts that speak clearly to their subjects, these books review the technological achievements that have helped to shape history. Each book has between 70 and 110 photos, modern illustrations of historical events, and reproductions of famous illustrations from the past. Here is the history of war planes and their pilots, from the dogfights over the Western Front in World War I to sophisticated jet warplanes of the present day. Among the major incidents recounted is the Japanese air attack on Pearl harbor in 1941, which brought America into World War II and established aircraft carriers and air power as the mainstay of modern navies. This book brings fighter plane history into the jet age.

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 Cruisers
Cruisers
Author: Antony Preston
Cruisers
Bison Books, Ltd.
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 68
Language: English
Size: 61.6 MB

A very useful backgrounder book for further research into the "other" unglamourous major surface combatant. A cold look at the pure economies of warship design and the many tradeoffs. Well illustrated.

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 The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships
The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships
Author: Tony Gibbons, David Miller
The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships
Smithmark Publishers, Inc.
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 16 MB

A magnificently illustrated directory of the most important warships used by today's navies 160 fact-filled pages; over 40,000 words of text and data plus more than 120 illustrations covering 65 classes of modern warships.

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 Death in the Trenches - Grant at Petersburg (The Civil War Series)
Death in the Trenches - Grant at Petersburg (The Civil War Series)
Author: William Morris Davis
Death in the Trenches - Grant at Petersburg (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 33.1 MB

Another great book in this series, with period photographs, pictures of Civil War artifacts, maps and artwork. Sidebars include a look at the 1st Maine Artillery (a unit which was frightfully cut down during its baptism of fire), artistic renderings of Petersburg, the Union's giant depot at City Point, black troops in combat and Anatomy of a Trench System.

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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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 The Rоutledge Handbook of The Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia
The Rоutledge Handbook of The Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia
The Rоutledge Handbook of The Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia
Author: Trevor Bryce
Rоutledge
2009
Pages: 944
Format: PDF
Size: 36 mb
ISBN: 0415394856
Language: English
This 500,000 word reference work provides the most comprehensive general treatment available of the peoples and places of the regions commonly referred to as the ancient Near and Middle East – extending from the Aegean coast of Turkey in the west to the Indus river in the east. It contains some 1,500 entries on the kingdoms, countries, cities, and population groups of Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Iran and parts of Central Asia, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Persian empire.

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 Fire & Steel - Israel's 7th Armored Brigade
Fire & Steel - Israel's 7th Armored Brigade
Author: Samuel M. Katz
Fire & Steel - Israel's 7th Armored Brigade
Pocket Books
1996
Format: PDF
Pages: 316
Language: English
Size: 72.4 MB

Israel's 7th Armored Brigade has rewritten the manuals of armored warfare, surpassed the limits of courage under fire, and impressed military experts everywhere as the finest tank unit in the world. The men: They're the elite of a nation's youth, marked by gun grease, suffused with the stench of cordite, and devoted to guarding some of modern history's hardest-won ground. The armor: To begin with it was bought and stolen World War II surplus tanks; now the Brigade uses the Merkava—the world's most awesome tank.

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 The 9/11 Encyclopedia (2 volumes)
The 9/11 Encyclopedia (2 volumes)
Author: Atkins S.E.
The 9/11 Encyclopedia (2 volumes)
Praeger
2009
Pages: 979
Language: english
Format: pdf
Size: 10.62 mb

Horror. Sadness. Protests. Military action. Conspiracy theories. From personal loss to economic upheaval to a paradigm shift in U.S. foreign relations, few events in the past 100 years have impacted American life so greatly as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This comprehensive two-volume set details every event leading up to 9/11, going back up to a decade prior to the attacks, and including all participants from any place in the world. Also covered are events since the attack that have influenced our understanding of the ordeal. With A-Z entries, descriptive sidebars, and over 40 primary documents, The 9/11 Encyclopedia is an essential source for understanding one of the blackest marks on the pages of American history.

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