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14 - 18: Understanding The Great War (PDF)

by Annette Becker Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau Catherine Temerson

With this brilliantly innovative book, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix on which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. Three elements of the conflict, all too often neglected or denied, are identified as those that must be grasped if we are to understand the war: First, what inspired its unprecedented physical brutality, and what were the effects of tolerating such violence? Second, how did citizens of the belligerent states come to be driven by vehement nationalistic and racist impulses? Third, how did the tens of millions bereaved by the war come to terms with the agonizing pain? With its strikingly original interpretative strength and its wealth of compelling documentary evidence drawn from all sides in the conflict, 14-18: Understanding the Great War has quickly established itself as a classic in the history of modern warfare.

1971: A Global History Of The Creation Of Bangladesh

by Srinath Raghavan

The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be understood only in a wider international context.

1971: A Global History Of The Creation Of Bangladesh

by Srinath Raghavan

The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be understood only in a wider international context.

The Abbe Constantin, entire

by Ludovico Halevy

French novel of the late nineteenth century.

The Abbe Constantin, Volume 2

by Ludovico Halevy

Military setting for a complex story.

The Abbe Constantin, Volume 3

by Ludovico Halevy

Military tale with romantic interludes.

The absurd in literature

by Neil Cornwell

Neil Cornwell's study, while endeavouring to present an historical survey of absurdist literature and its forbears, does not aspire to being an exhaustive history of absurdism. Rather, it pauses on certain historical moments, artistic movements, literary figures and selected works, before moving on to discuss four key writers: Daniil Kharms, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien. The absurd in literature will be of compelling interest to a considerable range of students of comparative, European (including Russian and Central European) and English literatures (British Isles and American) – as well as those more concerned with theatre studies, the avant-garde and the history of ideas (including humour theory). It should also have a wide appeal to the enthusiastic general reader.

The absurd in literature (PDF)

by Neil Cornwell

Neil Cornwell's study, while endeavouring to present an historical survey of absurdist literature and its forbears, does not aspire to being an exhaustive history of absurdism. Rather, it pauses on certain historical moments, artistic movements, literary figures and selected works, before moving on to discuss four key writers: Daniil Kharms, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien. The absurd in literature will be of compelling interest to a considerable range of students of comparative, European (including Russian and Central European) and English literatures (British Isles and American) – as well as those more concerned with theatre studies, the avant-garde and the history of ideas (including humour theory). It should also have a wide appeal to the enthusiastic general reader.

The Academic World in the Era of the Great War

by Tomás Irish Marie-Eve Chagnon

This book examines the ways in which scholarly expertise was mobilized during the First World War, and the consequences of this for the inter-connected academic world that had developed in the late nineteenth century. Adopting a strong international approach, the contributors to this volume examine the impact of the War on individuals, institutions, and disciplines, cumulatively demonstrating the strong afterlife of conflict for scholarly practices and academic communities across Europe and North America, in the decades following the cessation of the Great War.

The Academic World in the Era of the Great War

by Tomás Irish Marie-Eve Chagnon

This book examines the ways in which scholarly expertise was mobilized during the First World War, and the consequences of this for the inter-connected academic world that had developed in the late nineteenth century. Adopting a strong international approach, the contributors to this volume examine the impact of the War on individuals, institutions, and disciplines, cumulatively demonstrating the strong afterlife of conflict for scholarly practices and academic communities across Europe and North America, in the decades following the cessation of the Great War.

Achtung-panzer! (PDF)

by Heinz Guderian

This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War. Published in 1937, the result of 15 years of careful study since his days on the German General Staff in the First World War, Achtung Panzer! argues how vital the proper use of tanks and supporting armoured vehicles would be in the conduct of a future war. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast.This first English translation of Heinz Guderian's classic book - used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war - has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris.

Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life

by Thomas Alexander Hughes

William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.

Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life

by Thomas Alexander Hughes

William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.

Aeroplane (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of an aeroplane viewed from above. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. The front (nose) of the aeroplane is at the left of the page, and the back (tail) on the right. The cockpit, where the pilot sits, is near the nose of the aeroplane. To the right of this is the long main cabin for the passengers. On each side of the passenger cabin there is a long wing. Each wing has an engine on the front, and flaps to control the aeroplane at the rear. The smaller wings making up the tail also have flaps at the rear.

Aeroplane (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of an aeroplane viewed from above. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. The front (nose) of the aeroplane is at the left of the page, and the back (tail) on the right. The cockpit, where the pilot sits, is near the nose of the aeroplane. To the right of this is the long main cabin for the passengers. On each side of the passenger cabin there is a long wing. Each wing has an engine on the front, and flaps to control the aeroplane at the rear. The smaller wings making up the tail also have flaps at the rear.

The Age Of The Crusades, C1071-1204 (PDF)

by David Smith Michael Fordham Richard Kerridge

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book covers The Age of the Crusades, c1071-1204 Breadth component. Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.

The Age Of War: The United States Confronts The World (PDF)

by Gabriel Kolko

In this comprehensive, succinct - and provocative - overview of the last five decades of US foreign policy, Gabriel Kolko gives special emphasis to the period since 2000. Kolko argues that, as dangerous as the Cold War era was, we face far more instability and unpredictability now; the international environment is qualitatively more precarious than ever. Ranging from the Vietnam War to the war in Iraq, he critically appraises US responses to a world of complex new challenges. The result is a book with a unique voice. Sure to capture the attention of readers concerned with the troubled world we live in, ""The Age of War"" will also stimulate classroom discussion, serving as a powerful pedagogical tool.

Air Power In The Age Of Total War (Warfare and History Ser.)

by John Buckley

A fascinating study of the changing military role of air power in the 20th century, this book examines the sensational impact of the Great War, the pioneering work of air power theorists and visionaries in the interwar period, the air arms race, the Second World War in Europe and the Far East, and, finally, the post-war period.

Air Power in the Age of Total War (Warfare and History Ser. #(PDF))

by John Buckley

A fascinating study of the changing military role of air power in the 20th century, this book examines the sensational impact of the Great War, the pioneering work of air power theorists and visionaries in the interwar period, the air arms race, the Second World War in Europe and the Far East, and, finally, the post-war period.

Air-sea rescue helicopter (Large Print)

by Rnib

The helicopter is viewed from the side with only one of its main wheels showing at the lower centre of the page, and with a tail wheel to its right. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. The cockpit at the front is on the left of the page and the tail on the right. The long rotor blades stretch from the left of the page to the right, above the helicopter body. On the left of the body there are three cockpit windows, up from these is the engine grill. Up from the main wheel one of the helicopter's floats is shown and two more windows. To the right of these is the open hatch through which people are winched during rescue missions. Right from the hatch is another window. Above the hatch and single window is the radar dome on the top edge of the helicopter. At the far right of the page is the six bladed tail rotor.

Air-sea rescue helicopter (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

The helicopter is viewed from the side with only one of its main wheels showing at the lower centre of the page, and with a tail wheel to its right. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. The cockpit at the front is on the left of the page and the tail on the right. The long rotor blades stretch from the left of the page to the right, above the helicopter body. On the left of the body there are three cockpit windows, up from these is the engine grill. Up from the main wheel one of the helicopter's floats is shown and two more windows. To the right of these is the open hatch through which people are winched during rescue missions. Right from the hatch is another window. Above the hatch and single window is the radar dome on the top edge of the helicopter. At the far right of the page is the six bladed tail rotor.

Air-sea rescue helicopter (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib

The helicopter is viewed from the side with only one of its main wheels showing at the lower centre of the page, and with a tail wheel to its right. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. The cockpit at the front is on the left of the page and the tail on the right. The long rotor blades stretch from the left of the page to the right, above the helicopter body. On the left of the body there are three cockpit windows, up from these is the engine grill. Up from the main wheel one of the helicopter's floats is shown and two more windows. To the right of these is the open hatch through which people are winched during rescue missions. Right from the hatch is another window. Above the hatch and single window is the radar dome on the top edge of the helicopter. At the far right of the page is the six bladed tail rotor.

Air Warfare: History, Theory And Practice (PDF)

by Peter Gray

Air Warfare provides an introduction to the subject's theory, history and practice. As well as delivering an up to date look at the strategy, and historiography of air power, Peter Gray explores the theories behind air power and looks at the political, legal and moral dimensions of the application of air power. Topics covered include: - Key military strategists and their legacy - Air power's strategic effects - Leadership, management and command - Tactics, technology and operations The book draws on primary sources including official narratives and published reports, examines key thinkers in the study of air power, and discusses topics such as concepts of warfare as an art or science, cultural perceptions of air power, and the experience of being an airman. With its broad scope and thorough coverage of a range of key topics, Air Warfare takes air power beyond the study of individual campaigns, or controversies, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to air power studies.

Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction (PDF)

by Amélie Kuhrt Pierre Briant

This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Eschewing a conventional biographical focus, this is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander's short-lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander's Macedonian background. As a renowned historian of both the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely able to assess Alexander's significance from the viewpoint of both the conquerors and the conquered, and to trace what changed and what stayed the same as Alexander and the Hellenistic world gained ascendancy over Darius's Persia. After a short account of Alexander's life before his landing in Asia Minor, the book gives a brief overview of the major stages of his conquest. This background sets the stage for a series of concise thematic chapters that explore the origins and objectives of the conquest; the nature and significance of the resistance it met; the administration, defense, and exploitation of the conquered lands; the varying nature of Alexander's relations with the Macedonians, Greeks, and Persians; and the problems of succession following Alexander's death. For this translation, Briant has written a new foreword and conclusion, updated the main text and the thematic annotated bibliography, and added a substantial appendix in which he assesses the current state of scholarship on Alexander and suggests some directions for future research. More than ever, this masterful work provides an original and important perspective on Alexander and his empire.

Alice of Old Vincennes

by Maurice Thompson

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution Alice of Old Vincennes is the story of the orphan girl Alice Roussillon. In 1778 the French outpost of Vincennes, Indiana revolts against the British and swears allegiance to the American cause. <P> <P> Hoisting her hand-made American flag over the fort Alice provides the rallying symbol of the cause of liberty. The handsome Virginian Lt. Fitzhugh Beverly proves to be both a noble companion in arms as well as of the heart. When the British retake Vincennes the rallying cry Viva la banniere d'Alice Roussillon is heard throughout the land. The true battle for liberty and love has begun.

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