Download E-books Poitiers AD 732: Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (Campaign) PDF

By David Nicolle

Within the early a long time of the eighth century advert, Islamic forces have been flooding into Europe throughout the Iberian peninsula, threatening Frankish and Burgundian territory and raiding it with ever-increasing ferocity. on the conflict of Poitiers, sometimes called excursions, Christian forces less than the Frankish chief Charles Martel "The Hammer" (grandfather of Charlemagne) faced an immense invading Islamic military. The Franks have been triumphant, successfully halting the northward strengthen of Islam and keeping Christianity because the dominant religion in Europe. professional medievalist David Nicolle attracts on modern assets to reconstruct this turning-point conflict, areas it in its historic context and stories its heritage and rapid and longer-term historic outcomes.

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Download E-books The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War PDF

By Norman Stone

Pre-eminent historian Norman Stone’s The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a masterful background of the chilly conflict. As Soviet impact unfold insidiously from country to state, the americans and British have been beaten through the coups, collapsing armies, and civil wars that appeared forever to besiege not only Europe however the center East and Asia to boot. for each Atlantic luck there appeared to be a dozen Communist or 3rd international triumphs, because the USSR and its proxies overwhelmed dissent and humiliated the U.S. on either army and cultural grounds. Then, without notice and opposed to all odds, the Atlantic received – economically, ideologically, militarily – with excellent velocity and finality. Imbued with deep studying and sparks of pugilistic wit, The Atlantic and Its Enemies is an elegantly informed path-breaking work—both a monument to the sizeable ache and clash of the 20 th century, and an illuminating exploration of the way the Western powers eventually triumphed over the second one international War.

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Download E-books The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn PDF

By Nathaniel Philbrick

"An engrossing, thoughtfully researched, and tautly written account of a serious bankruptcy in American history." -Los Angeles Times

With a stupendous physique of labor that incorporates In the guts of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower,and the approaching Valiant Ambition,  Nathaniel Philbrick has emerged as a historian with a special skill to convey heritage to existence. The final Stand is Philbrick's enormous reappraisal of the epochal conflict on the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave delivery to the legend of Custer's final Stand. Bringing a wealth of recent info to his topic, in addition to his attribute literary aptitude, Philbrick information the collision among American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that either events needed to prevent, and brilliantly explains how the conflict that ensued has been formed and reshaped through nationwide fantasy.

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Download E-books European Warfare, 1350-1750 PDF

By Frank Tallett, D. J. B. Trim

The interval 1350-1750 observed significant advancements in ecu struggle, which not just had a huge effect at the approach wars have been fought, but additionally are severe to long-standing controversies approximately country improvement, the worldwide ascendancy of the West, and the character of 'military revolutions' previous and current. although, the army historical past of this era is generally written from both medieval or early-modern, and both Western or japanese ecu, views. those chronological and geographical limits have produced sizeable confusion approximately how the behavior of battle replaced. The essays during this e-book offer a complete evaluate of land and sea conflict throughout Europe all through this era of momentous political, non secular, technological, highbrow and armed forces switch. Written through best specialists of their fields, they not just summarise present scholarship, but additionally current new findings and new rules, casting new gentle at the paintings of struggle, the increase of the kingdom, and ecu growth.

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Download E-books Partisans PDF

By Alistair MacLean

A exciting story of wartime espionage through the acclaimed Alistair MacLean.
 
During international conflict II, Yugoslavian insurgent forces fight to withstand the German profession, even as a three-way civil conflict tears the state aside. within the mist of this poor confusion, three compatriots set out throughout their besieged kingdom to relay the German conflict plan and unmask a double agent. But where do  their loyalties relatively lie? in this harmful trip with risky partners, everyone's reasons are uncertain--and nobody is who he seems.

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Download E-books Pharsalus 48 BC: Caesar and Pompey - Clash of the Titans (Campaign, Volume 174) PDF

By Si Sheppard

Expanding pressure among Julius Caesar and Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the good) after the loss of life of Marcus Licinius Crassus quickly degenerated into army clash. along with his hand significantly bolstered by means of his election as Dictator via the Senate in Rome, Caesar knew that strength may in simple terms be a fact as soon as he had militarily defeated Pompey. via August 49BC, Caesar had successfully destroyed Pompey's armies in Spain, yet, by the point he had crossed the Adriatic pursuing him eastward, his forces have been seriously outnumbered. inspite of the reinforcements introduced by means of Mark Antony, his try and overwhelm Pompey by means of laying siege to Dyrrachium used to be unsuccessful and he finally needed to withdrew into Thessaly, with Pompey in pursuit.

The level was once set for the ultimate conflict of the 2 titans of the Roman global and the chances have been seriously in Pompey's favour, with 45,000 males opposed to Caesar's 22,000. notwithstanding, the veteran legions unswerving to Caesar have been the simplest within the Roman military and the problem he confronted in actual fact influenced Caesar's tactical genius for conflict. Guessing that Pompey might try to crush his correct wing along with his cavalry, he hid elite cohorts of legionnaries in the back of his personal seriously outnumbered horsemen with orders to struggle at shut quarters like pikemen. Caesar's predictions have been right and, faraway from overwhelming his uncovered correct flank, Pompey's left flank was once routed, permitting Caesar to envelop and scatter the remainder of his army.

Simon Sheppard expertly charts the occasions top as much as the Pharsalus crusade, the process the conflict itself and the seismic implications of this decisive conflict among the 2 maximum generals in their age.

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Download E-books The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia (Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus) PDF

By Svante E. Cornell

In the summertime of 2008, a clash that seemed to have began within the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia speedily escalated to turn into the main major difficulty in eu defense in a decade. the results of the Russian-Georgian struggle may be understood otherwise counting on one's narrative of what transpired and point of view at the broader context. This e-book is designed to give the proof in regards to the occasions of August 2008 in addition to accomplished insurance of the historical past to these occasions. It brings jointly a wealth of workmanship at the South Caucasus and Russian overseas coverage, with contributions through Russian, Georgian, ecu, and American specialists at the area.

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Download E-books V for Vengeance (Gregory Sallust Book 5) PDF

By Dennis Wheatley

'Before there has been James Bond, there has been Gregory Sallust.' Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com
V for Vengeance is the 5th in Dennis Wheatley's bestselling Gregory Sallust sequence that includes the debonair secret agent Gregory Sallust, a forerunner to Ian Fleming's James Bond.

France has fallen to the Nazis, and British undercover agent Gregory Sallust is in Vichy, as decided as ever to overthrow the iron rule of the 3rd Reich. Nursed again to wellbeing and fitness by way of Madeleine Lavalliere, he leaves Paris simply because the Germans march into the capital.

Little does he recognize that there's extra to Madeleine than meets the attention, and that he used to be destined to fulfill up together with her once again. jointly they evolve a plan that could inflict irreparable harm upon the Nazis, yet one so risky that their break out is on no account guaranteed.

"Without a doubt, Mr. Wheatley's top espionage yarn to date." The manhattan Times

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Download E-books Hitler's Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State PDF

By Götz Aly

A "provocative" account of serious "intellectual significance," illuminating the commercial workings of the 3rd Reich―and the explanations usual Germans supported the Nazi country (The manhattan occasions ebook Review)

In this groundbreaking ebook, historian Götz Aly addresses one in every of glossy history's maximum conundrums: How did Hitler win the allegiance of standard Germans? the answer's as stunning because it is persuasive: by means of undertaking a crusade of robbery on a virtually incredible scale―and via channeling the proceeds into beneficiant social programs―Hitler actually "bought" his people's consent.

Drawing on mystery records and monetary files, Aly indicates that whereas Jews and electorate of occupied lands suffered crippling taxation, mass looting, enslavement, and destruction, so much Germans loved a more robust way of life. Buoyed by means of hundreds of thousands of applications squaddies despatched from front, Germans additionally benefited from the systematic plunder of Jewish possessions. Any qualms have been swept away via waves of tax breaks and executive handouts.

Hitler's Beneficiaries has been hailed as "startling" via Richard Evans, and as "fascinating and demanding" via Christopher Browning. certainly, as Omer Bartov testifies, this outstanding publication "irreversibly transforms our realizing of the 3rd Reich."

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Download E-books The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis PDF

By Wes Davis

The wonderful actual tale of the area battle II spies, together with Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to avoid wasting Crete and block Hitler's march to the East.

In the bleakest years of worldwide struggle II, while it seemed that not anything might gradual the German military, Hitler set his attractions at the Mediterranean island of Crete, the best staging flooring for German domination of the center East. yet German command had no longer counted at the eccentric band of British intelligence officials who might stand of their means, accomplishing audacious sabotage operations within the very shadow of the Nazi career force.

   The Ariadne Objective
tells the impressive tale of the key struggle on Crete from the viewpoint of those beginner infantrymen – students, archaeologists, writers – who discovered themselves serving as spies in Crete simply because, as one in every of them placed it, they'd made “the out of date collection of Greek at school”: Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic determine and destiny travel-writing luminary who as had walked throughout Europe in the course of Hitler's upward push to strength; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a tumbler eye and a swordstick, who have been mythical archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos prior to the war;  Xan Fielding, a author who could later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; and Sandy Rendel, a destiny Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a cover that left him having a look extra ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside.

   Infiltrated into occupied Crete, those British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to hold out a crafty plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a bold, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. during this exciting untold tale of global warfare II, Wes Davis bargains a super portrait of a bunch of legends within the making, opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the war’s such a lot unique locales.

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