Jeeps 1941-45 (Osprey New Vanguard 117) by Steven J. Zaloga (Author)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (November 2005) | ISBN: 9781841768885 | PDF | 16,8 Mb | 48 pages
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About this book
The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military tasks including use as a scout vehicle, battlefield ambulance, communications vehicle, and staff car. This book, covering “the savior of World War II”, focuses on the design and development of this versatile vehicle used on nearly every front of World War II.
France and the World Since 1870 (International Relations and the Great Powers) by J. F. V. Keiger
A Hodder Arnold Publication (September 6, 2001) | ISBN: 0340760125 | HTML | 267 pages | 15 Mb
Here, John Keiger examines the subtle forces that have shaped France’s international relations, from material aspects such as geography, demography, and economics, to more abstract features of France’s national identity such as the notion of state and the impulse to spread French culture. The first study of its kind in English, the book is divided into thematic chapters that include discussions of how foreign policy is formulated and executed, the nature of strategy and defence, France’s allies and adversaries, cultural diplomacy, and an assessment of French espionage. A final chapter examines France’s position in the post-Cold War era, its adjustment to the new international system, and the extent to which old mentalities persist or have been resurrected.
Michael Barthorp and Pierre Turner, “Osprey Elite 24 - The Old Contemptibles”
Osprey Publishing | 1989 | ISBN: 0850458986 | 68 pages | PDF | 27MB
On 19 August 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered General von Kluck, commanding the German First Army, to ‘exterminate the treacherous English and walk over General French’s contemptible little Army’. The ‘Old Contemptibles’ adopted the aspersion like a treasured regimental title, their subsequent successes earning them a more accurate evaluation as ‘the best trained, best organized and best equipped British Army that ever went forth to war’. This book examines the history, organization and uniforms of the British Expeditionary Force of the early 20th century. The text is accompanied by numerous illustrations, including maps, photographs, and color plates.
* New scan for AvaxHome. Not previously found on Internet.
By Edgar Leoni “Nostradamus and His Prophecies”
Dover Publications | ISBN:048641468X | 822 Pages | Year: 2000 | PDF | 1.2 MB
Complete, definitive study of the controversial French prophet: critical biography, historical background, and parallel texts in English and French of all the prophecies, most of the famous—and infamous—interpretations, and much more.
Gordon L Rottman, “Soviet Rifleman 1941-45″ (Warrior 123) “Illustrator: Howard Gerrard”
Osprey Publishing 2007 | 64 pages | ISBN: 9781846031274 | PDF | 9.6 MB
The Soviet rifleman, or Frontovik, initially suffered defeats and retreat during the early desperate days of the war, then resolved a stubborn defence during the brutal winter of 1941-42, eventually turning the tables at the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, before victoriously marching into Germany. This title provides a view of the Soviet rifleman in defeat and victory, on the defensive and in the attack both in the heat of the summer, and the frozen brutality of the Russian winter. Their political beliefs, motivation, training, everyday life, weaponry and equipment are examined here, accompanied by rare photographs and full-color artwork.
Azar Gat, War in Human Civilization
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0199262136 | 2006 | PDF | 7 MB | 839 pages
Why do people go to war? Is it rooted in human nature or is it a late cultural invention? How does war relate to the other fundamental developments in the history of human civilization? And what of war today - is it a declining phenomenon or simply changing its shape? In this truly global study of war and civilization, Azar Gat sets out to find definitive answers to these questions in an attempt to unravel the ‘riddle of war’ throughout human history, from the early hunter-gatherers right through to the unconventional terrorism of the twenty-first century.
In the process, the book generates an astonishing wealth of original and fascinating insights on all major aspects of humankind’s remarkable journey through the ages, engaging a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology and evolutionary psychology to sociology and political science.
U.X.L Middle Ages Reference Library - All 5 Volumes
Judson Knight | U.X.L Gale Group | PDF | 24.83 MB | 915 pages | 2000 | ISBN: 0787648558
ARBA : “The Middle Ages Reference Library set is yet another extraordinary resource from UXL that focuses on specific historical aspects. … All four volumes are illustrated with black-and-white photographs and replicas of artwork from the Middle Ages. Each volume also contains its own index. A separate, paperback cumulative index accompanies the set. The Middle Ages Reference Li
brary set is highly recommended.”
– ARBA (2002)
Booklist : “This set is an excellent source for teachers and students to consult and broaden their understanding of a rich and complex historical period.”
– Booklist (April 2001)
How did the Sunni Shiite split in medieval times bring about modern tensions between Iran and Iraq? Middle Ages Reference Library helps students answer this question and many other enigmas by encouraging them to see how events and ideas are linked. Included in this set are: Middle Ages: Almanac, covering the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; Middle Ages: Biographies, a 2-vol. compilation of biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and Middle Ages: Primary Sources, presenting an insightful collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.
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Leonid Zhmud, The Origin of the History of Science in Classical Antiquity
Walter de Gruyter | ISBN 3110179660 | 2006 | PDF | 1 MB | 345 pages
Despite all the individual and typical features of the historico-scientific works of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, they can be usefully regarded as in many ways a single tradition that paved the way for the modern historiography of science. The influence of classical patterns on the formation of Arabic and, later, European historiography of science is a subject of special studies. For our purposes, suffice it to state that the search for the beginnings of the historiography of science leads much further back than the Renaissance epoch.
Even the texts of the compilers and commentators of late Antiquity that served for centuries as the main sources on the history of ancient science are but an intermediary instance. Five hundred years of studies in Greek science have not passed in vain. The historians of science have long been aware that the pioneer research in the history of knowledge was initiated by Aristotle and carried out by his pupils. It is from them, or, more precisely, from their sources that the study of the origin of the history of science should take its start.
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World
South End Press | ISBN 0896086852 | New Edition 2003 | PDF | 130 Pages | 1.2 MB
This updated edition of Noam Chomsky’s classic dis-section of terrorism explores the role of the U.S. in the Middle East, and reveals how the media manipulates -public opinion about what constitutes “terrorism.”
This edition includes new chapters covering the second Palestinian intifada that began in October 2000; an analysis of the impact of September 11 on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East; a deconstruction of depictions and perceptions of terrorism since that date; as well as the original sections on Iran and the U.S. bombing of Libya.
Chomsky starts by tracing the changing meaning of “terrorism,” examining how it originally referred to violent acts by “governments designed to ensure popular submission.” He calls its current application “retail terrorism,” practiced by “thieves who molest the powerful.” Chomsky argues that appreciating the differences between state terror and nongovernmental terror is crucial to stopping terrorism, and understanding why atrocities like the bombing of the World Trade Center happen.
In comparing the “war on terror” launched by George W. Bush to that of his father and Ronald Reagan’s administrations, Chomsky recalls Winston Churchill’s summation of the terror by the powerful: “The rich and powerful have every right to demand that they be left in peace to enjoy what they have gained, often by violence and terror; the rest can be ignored as long as they suffer in silence, but if they interfere with the lives of those who rule the world by right, the â€˜terrors of the earth’ will be visited upon them with righteous wrath, unless power is constrained from within.”
Pirates and Emperors is a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world’s foremost critic of U.S. imperialism.
An internationally acclaimed philosopher, linguist, and political activist, Noam Chomsky teaches at MIT.