eBooks-share History Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/history Latest History eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:52:10 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 The Cold War: A History in Documents (Pages from History) (by Allan M. Winkler) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cold-war-a-history-in-documents-pages-from-history
Author(s): Allan M. Winkler
Categories: History > Europe, History > United States, History > World, Reference > General, Children's Books > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2003-06-12
ISBN-10: 019516637X
ISBN-13: 9780195166378
Language: English
Description: The cold war--the bitter standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union--lasted for over 50 years and polarized the world. The conflict had its roots in political and ideological disagreements dating back to the Russian Revolution of 1917--disagreements that intensified in the wake of World War II. Allan M. Winkler excerpts speeches by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to demonstrate the growing abyss between the two political systems. President Harry S. Truman's announcement of the existence of a Soviet atomic bomb and his speech to Congress launching the Truman Doctrine testify to the gravity of... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:52:10 GMT
Total Detail - Sd Kfz 250 / 1 Alt : GD Living History ( Grossdeutschland ) (by Richard Stone) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/total-detail-sd-kfz-250-1-alt-gd-living-history-grossdeutschland
Author(s): Richard Stone
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Total Detail Publications Ltd
Publish date: 2004
ISBN-10: 1904900003
ISBN-13: 9781904900009
Language: English
Description: 314 pages prof ill color and b/w photos - The first of a trilogy on this German half-track, this impressive volume is based on a photo shoot with a preserved example crewed by members of the Grossdeutschland Living History Group at Beltring in 2001. Chapters look at each aspect of a typical reconnaissance mission as well as uniforms, equipment, ordnance, stowage, camouflage and markings. Over 450 color and 250 b/w photos.
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:52:07 GMT
Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind (by Dzogchen Ponlop) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/rebel-buddha-a-guide-to-a-revolution-of-mind
Author(s): Dzogchen Ponlop
Categories: History > Asia, Religion > Buddhism
Publisher: Shambhala
Publish date: 2011-09-06
ISBN-10: 1590309294
ISBN-13: 9781590309292
Language: English
Description: There’s a rebel within you. It’s the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It’s your rebel buddha—the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It’s the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth. Dzogchen Ponlop guides you through the inner revolution that comes from unleashing your rebel buddha. He explains how, by training your mind and understanding your true nature, you can free yourself from... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:06:05 GMT
Death and Disease in the Ancient City (by Eireann Marshall, Valerie Hope) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/death-and-disease-in-the-ancient-city
Author(s): Eireann Marshall, Valerie Hope
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Study & Teaching, Medical > History
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2011-01-08
ISBN-10: 0415619327
ISBN-13: 9780415619325
Language: English
Description: This innovative volume draws on recent research in archaeology, ancient history and the history of medicine to discuss how people in the ancient world understood and dealt with illness and death in the urban environment.
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:42:06 GMT
Debating the Past - Modern Bulgarian History: From Stambolov to Zhivkov (by Roumen Daskalov) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/debating-the-past-modern-bulgarian-history-from-stambolov-to-zhivkov
Author(s): Roumen Daskalov
Categories: History > Europe, History > Historiography
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publish date: 2011-08-01
ISBN-10: 6155053006
ISBN-13: 9786155053009
Language: English
Description: Comprises the four major debates on modern Bulgarian history from independence in1878 to the all of communism in 1989.
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:36:06 GMT
Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars (by Scotty Bowers) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/full-service-my-adventures-in-hollywood-and-the-secret-sex-lives-of-the-stars
Author(s): Scotty Bowers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > United States, Social Science > General
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish date: 2012-02-14
ISBN-10: 0802120075
ISBN-13: 9780802120076
Language: English
Description: Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward,... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:12:15 GMT
A Brief History of the Roman Empire (Brief Histories) (by Stephen Kershaw) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-brief-history-of-the-roman-empire-brief-histories
Author(s): Stephen Kershaw
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
Publish date: 2013-03-21
ISBN-10: 1780330480
ISBN-13: 9781780330488
Language: English
Description: In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's "Satires" to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest of Britain and the establishment of a 'New Rome' at Constantinople and the split into eastern and western empires. Along the way we encounter gladiators and charioteers, senators and slaves, fascinating women, bizarre sexual practices and grotesque acts of brutality, often seen through eyes of some... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:12:10 GMT
One Soldier's War (by Arkady Babchenko) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/one-soldiers-war
Author(s): Arkady Babchenko
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish date: 2009-02-03
ISBN-10: 0802144039
ISBN-13: 9780802144034
Language: English
Description: One Soldier’s War is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier’s experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of the book was hailed by Tibor Fisher in the Guardian as “right up there with Catch-22 and Michael Herr’s Dispatches ,” and the book won Russia’s inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write “despite, not because of, their life circumstances.” In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 15:12:05 GMT
Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide (by Joshua S. Goldstein) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/winning-the-war-on-war-the-decline-of-armed-conflict-worldwide
Author(s): Joshua S. Goldstein
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Publish date: 2011-09-15
ISBN-10: 0525952535
ISBN-13: 9780525952534
Language: English
Description: An award-winning expert on international affairs and military history reveals the astounding truth about war: Peacekeeping is working. Read the newspapers, and you'll be convinced war is worse than it's ever been: more civilian deaths, more rapes, more armed conflicts all around the world. But as leading scholar and writer Joshua Goldstein shows in this vivid, dramatic book, the reality is just the opposite. We are in the midst of a general decline in armed conflict that is truly extraordinary in human history. Winning the War on War is filled with startling observations, including: - 2010 had one of the lowest death rates from war, relative to... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 14:36:04 GMT
Brief History of Britain (by Unknown) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/brief-history-of-britain
Author(s): Unknown
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher:
Publish date:
ISBN-10: 1845297040
ISBN-13: 9781845297046
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 14:22:05 GMT
Manana Forever?: Mexico and the Mexicans (by Jorge G. Castaneda) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/manana-forever-mexico-and-the-mexicans
Author(s): Jorge G. Castaneda
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Social Science > General
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2011-05-17
ISBN-10: 0375404244
ISBN-13: 9780375404245
Language: English
Description: Why are Mexicans so successful in individual sports, but deficient in team play? Why do Mexicans dislike living in skyscrapers? Why do Mexicans love to see themselves as victims, but also love victims? And why, though the Mexican people traditionally avoid conflict, is there so much violence in a country where many leaders have died by assassination? In this shrewd and fascinating book, the renowned scholar and former foreign minister Jorge Castañeda sheds much light on the puzzling paradoxes of his native country. Here’s a nation of 110 million that has an ambivalent and complicated relationship with the United States yet is host to more... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 14:16:10 GMT
Renegade: Henry Miller and the Making of "Tropic of Cancer" (Icons of America) (by Frederick Turner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/renegade-henry-miller-and-the-making-of-tropic-of-cancer-icons-of-america
Author(s): Frederick Turner
Categories: History > United States, Literary Collections > American, Literary Criticism > Books & Reading
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2012-01-03
ISBN-10: 0300149492
ISBN-13: 9780300149494
Language: English
Description: Though branded as pornography for its graphic language and explicit sexuality, Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer is far more than a work that tested American censorship laws. In this riveting book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tropic of Cancer's initial U.S. release, Frederick Turner investigates Miller’s unconventional novel, its tumultuous publishing history, and its unique place in American letters.Written in the slums of a foreign city by a man who was an utter literary failure in his homeland, Tropic of Cancer was published in 1934 by a pornographer in Paris, but soon banned in the United States. Not until 1961,... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 14:12:02 GMT
The Crystal And The Way Of Light: Sutra, Tantra And Dzogchen (Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy) (by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-crystal-and-the-way-of-light-sutra-tantra-and-dzogchen-tibetan-buddhist-philosophy
Author(s): Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Categories: History > Asia, Religion > Buddhism
Publisher: Snow Lion
Publish date: 1999-10-01
ISBN-10: 1559391359
ISBN-13: 9781559391351
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 13:32:02 GMT
Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers: A Journey to the West (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) (by Hsiao-ting Lin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/modern-chinas-ethnic-frontiers-a-journey-to-the-west-routledge-studies-in-the-modern-history-of-asia
Author(s): Hsiao-ting Lin
Categories: History > Asia, History > World, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2010-09-17
ISBN-10: 0415582644
ISBN-13: 9780415582643
Language: English
Description: The purpose of this book is to examine the strategies and practices of the Han Chinese Nationalists vis-à-vis post-Qing China’s ethnic minorities, as well as to explore the role they played in the formation of contemporary China’s Central Asian frontier territoriality and border security. The Chinese Revolution of 1911, initiated by Sun Yat-sen, liberated the Han Chinese from the rule of the Manchus and ended the Qing dynastic order that had existed for centuries. With the collapse of the Qing dynasty, the Mongols and the Tibetans, who had been dominated by the Manchus, took advantage of the revolution and declared... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:42:15 GMT
The Hammer and the Cross: A New History of the Vikings (by Ferguson, Robert Ferguson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hammer-and-the-cross-a-new-history-of-the-vikings
Author(s): Ferguson, Robert Ferguson
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Penguin Group(CA)
Publish date: 2010-11-01
ISBN-10: 0141017759
ISBN-13: 9780141017754
Language: English
Description: For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne, a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala around 1090. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls 'the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history'. His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries and... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:42:03 GMT
Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry (by David Robertson, Bill Breen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/brick-by-brick-how-lego-rewrote-the-rules-of-innovation-and-conquered-the-global-toy-industry
Author(s): David Robertson, Bill Breen
Categories: Business & Economics > Corporate & Business History, Business & Economics > Decision Making & Problem Solving, Business & Economics > Management, History > Europe
Publisher: Crown Business
Publish date: 2013-06-25
ISBN-10: 030795160X
ISBN-13: 9780307951601
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:16:08 GMT
Griots at War: Conflict, Conciliation, and Caste in Mande (by Barbara G. Hoffman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/griots-at-war-conflict-conciliation-and-caste-in-mande
Author(s): Barbara G. Hoffman
Categories: Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, History > Africa, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish date: 2001-05-18
ISBN-10: 0253338050
ISBN-13: 9780253338051
Language: English
Description: Griots at War Conflict, Conciliation, and Caste in Mande Barbara G. Hoffman An extraordinary account of conflict and peacemaking among griots. "... a compelling study of how social identities and relationships are constructed and reconstructed through action, specifically through speech.... The book succeeds marvelously in conveying the voice of the people who are, in every sense of the word, its subject." —Robert Launay In 1985, while she was an apprentice griot or jelimuso, Barbara G. Hoffman saw and recorded a remarkable event in the small town of Kita, Mali. For four days, thousands of griots from all parts... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:56:08 GMT
The Battleship Bismarck (Anatomy of the Ship) (by Jack Brower) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-battleship-bismarck-anatomy-of-the-ship
Author(s): Jack Brower
Categories: History > Military, Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publish date: 2005-11
ISBN-10: 1591140501
ISBN-13: 9781591140504
Language: English
Description: The Bismarck is probably the most famous warship in the world. The German battleship, 45,000 tons, was completed in early 1941 and went on to sink the 'Mighty Hood', pride of the Royal Navy, during one of the most sensational naval encounters ever. After a dramatic chase around the North Atlantic, involving many units of the Royal Navy, Bismarck was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after she was completed. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. 'The Battleship Bismarck' is the finest documentation of this famous ship ever published. What makes this and... more...
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:32:13 GMT
American Aircraft of World War Two (by Unknown) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/american-aircraft-of-world-war-two
Author(s): Unknown
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Military, Photography > Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Publisher: Chancellor Press
Publish date:
ISBN-10: 1851527060
ISBN-13: 9781851527069
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:16:02 GMT
House of Treason: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Dynasty (by Robert Hutchinson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/house-of-treason-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-tudor-dynasty
Author(s): Robert Hutchinson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Royalty, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Orion Publishing
Publish date: 2010-07-09
ISBN-10: 0753826909
ISBN-13: 9780753826904
Language: English
Description: An enormously entertaining tale of sex, greed, and treachery at the heart of a Tudor regime sheds new light on the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth   This history of the Howard family—the Dukes of Norfolk—is marked by treason, beheadings, and incarceration—a dynasty whose pride and ambition secured only their downfall. The wealthiest and most powerful aristocrats in Tudor England—regarding themselves as the true power behind the throne—they were certainly extraordinarily influential, with two Howard women marrying Henry VIII—Anne Boleyn and the... more...
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Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:36:03 GMT
Vickers Viscount and Vanguard (Crowood Aviation Series) (by Malcolm L. Hill) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vickers-viscount-and-vanguard-crowood-aviation-series
Author(s): Malcolm L. Hill
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publish date: 2005-03-28
ISBN-10: 1861266693
ISBN-13: 9781861266699
Language: English
Description: Built in response to the famous Brabazon Committee's requirements for an aircraft to replace the Douglas DC-3 on European and Empire routes, the Viscount became the world's first turboprop-powered airliner, and the most successful British airliner of all. Operated initially by BEA, the Viscount soon became a favorite of passengers, pilots and aircraft enthusiasts alike. Its heyday was brief, as the advent of the jet airliner soon relegated it to second-line service, in which it remains - just- to this day. This book presents the complete design, development and operational history of the Viscount and its bigger sibling, the Vanguard.
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Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:16:05 GMT
MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns (Weapon) (by Alejandro Quesada) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mp-38-and-mp-40-submachine-guns-weapon
Author(s): Alejandro Quesada
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2014-07-22
ISBN-10: 1780963882
ISBN-13: 9781780963884
Language: English
Description: Nazi Germany's MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns are among World War II's most iconic weapons, but it is often forgotten that they continued in use all over the world for many decades after 1945, even being seen during the fighting in Libya in 2011. Widely issued to Fallschirmjäger (parachute infantry) owing to their portability and folding stocks, the MP 38 and MP 40 became the hallmarks of Germany's infantry section and platoon leaders; by the war's end the Germans were following the Soviet practice of issuing entire assault platoons with submachine guns. Over 1 million were produced during World War II, many finding their way after 1945 into the... more...
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Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:16:02 GMT
Cecily Neville: Mother of Kings (by Amy Licence) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/cecily-neville-mother-of-kings
Author(s): Amy Licence
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Royalty, History > Ancient, History > Europe
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publish date: 2014-08-19
ISBN-10: 1445621231
ISBN-13: 9781445621234
Language: English
Description: Known to be proud, regal and beautiful, Cecily Neville was born in the year of the great English victory at Agincourt and survived long enough to witness the arrival of the future Henry VIII, her great-grandson. Her life spanned most of the fifteenth century. Cecily's marriage to Richard, Duke of York, was successful, even happy, and she traveled with him wherever his career dictated, bearing his children in England, Ireland and France, including the future Edward IV and Richard III. What was the substance behind her claim to be ‘queen by right'? Would she indeed have made a good queen during these turbulent times? One of a huge family herself,... more...
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Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:12:11 GMT
The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition (by Henry Kamen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-spanish-inquisition-a-historical-revision-fourth-edition
Author(s): Henry Kamen
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > History
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2014-05-27
ISBN-10: 0300180519
ISBN-13: 9780300180510
Language: English
Description: In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen’s classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new—and thought-provoking—view of this fascinating period. Kamen sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s intellectual life, and firmly rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition. He concludes with disturbing reflections on the impact of... more...
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Sat, 07 Dec 2019 11:56:02 GMT
Russian Helmets: from Kaska to Stalshlyem 1916-2001 (by Robert Clawson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/russian-helmets-from-kaska-to-stalshlyem-1916-2001
Author(s): Robert Clawson
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: R. James Bender Publ
Publish date: 2002-11-01
ISBN-10: 0912138904
ISBN-13: 9780912138909
Language: English
Description: This volume, written by the world's foremost authority on Russian combat helmets, is the first comprehensive study of the most ubiquitous helmets of the twentieth century. "Russian Helmets" provides the keys to accurate identification of the various models of Russian and Soviet helmets, from steel to exotic metals and composite fiber. It is a comprehensive history of each model issued in any significant number to the troops; in addition it notes numerous rare experimental models and evaluates their contribution to the evolution of subsequent production models. Included are never before published photos of the various models as well as cutaway... more...
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Sat, 07 Dec 2019 02:36:02 GMT
Combat Colours No.2 Hawker Hurricane 1939/1945 (by H.C. Bridgwater) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/combat-colours-no-2-hawker-hurricane-1939-1945
Author(s): H.C. Bridgwater
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Guideline Publications
Publish date: 2011-11-11
ISBN-10: 0953904040
ISBN-13: 9780953904044
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:16:06 GMT
Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance (by Dr Jason König, Professor Greg Woolf) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/encyclopaedism-from-antiquity-to-the-renaissance
Author(s): Dr Jason König, Professor Greg Woolf
Categories: History > Ancient, History > World, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2013-12-16
ISBN-10: 1107038235
ISBN-13: 9781107038233
Language: English
Description: There is a rich body of encyclopaedic writing which survives from the two millennia before the Enlightenment. This book sheds new light on that material. It traces the development of traditions of knowledge-ordering which stretched back to Pliny and Varro and others in the classical world. It works with a broad concept of encyclopaedism, resisting the idea that there was any clear pre-modern genre of the encyclopaedia, and showing instead how the rhetoric and techniques of comprehensive compilation left their mark on a surprising range of texts. In the process it draws attention to both remarkable similarities and striking differences between... more...
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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:12:02 GMT
Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail (by Nicholas Tracy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nelsons-battles-the-art-of-victory-in-the-age-of-sail
Author(s): Nicholas Tracy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Caxton Editions
Publish date: 2004-01
ISBN-10: 1840673575
ISBN-13: 9781840673579
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:26:06 GMT
Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World (3000 B.C. to 500 A.D.): Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics (by Phyllis Jestice, Rob S. Rice, Simon Anglim, Scott Rusch, John Serrati) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fighting-techniques-of-the-ancient-world-3000-b-c-to-500-a-d-equipment-combat-skills-and-tactics
Author(s): Phyllis Jestice, Rob S. Rice, Simon Anglim, Scott Rusch, John Serrati
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Military
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publish date: 2003-01-01
ISBN-10: 0312309325
ISBN-13: 9780312309329
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide to warfare in the ancient world. This essential guide to ancient warfare describes the fighting methods of soldiers in Europe and the Middle East in an age before gunpowder. From a detailed examination of the individual components of an ancient army and their equipment, to a fascinating exploration of ancient battle strategies, siege warfare, and naval battles, it explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available. Using specially commissioned color and black-and-white artwork and 24 full-color tactical maps, this book shows in great detail the... more...
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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:16:02 GMT
In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands (by Martin Gilbert) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/in-ishmaels-house-a-history-of-jews-in-muslim-lands
Author(s): Martin Gilbert
Categories: History > Africa, History > Middle East
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2010-09-21
ISBN-10: 0300167156
ISBN-13: 9780300167153
Language: English
Description: The relationship between Jews and Muslims has been a flashpoint that affects stability in the Middle East and has consequences around the globe. In this absorbing and eloquent book Martin Gilbert challenges the standard media portrayal and presents a fascinating account of hope, opportunity, fear, and terror that have characterized these two peoples through the 1,400 years of their intertwined history. Harking back to the Biblical story of Ishmael and Isaac, Gilbert takes the reader from the origins of the fraught relationship—the refusal of Medina’s Jews to accept Mohammed as a prophet—through the ages of the... more...
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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:52:06 GMT
Hitler's Philosophers (by Yvonne Sherratt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hitlers-philosophers
Author(s): Yvonne Sherratt
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2013-05-01
ISBN-10: 0300151934
ISBN-13: 9780300151930
Language: English
Description: Hitler had a dream to rule the world, not only with the gun but also with his mind. He saw himself as a "philosopher-leader" and astonishingly gained the support of many intellectuals of his time. In this compelling book, Yvonne Sherratt explores Hitler's relationship with philosophers and uncovers cruelty, ambition, violence, and betrayal where least expected—at the heart of Germany's ivory tower. Sherratt investigates international archives, discovering evidence back to the 1920s of Hitler's vulgarization of noble thinkers of the past, including Kant, Nietzsche, and Darwin. She reveals how philosophers of... more...
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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:52:02 GMT
The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells (by Linda Dryden) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-modern-gothic-and-literary-doubles-stevenson-wilde-and-wells
Author(s): Linda Dryden
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2003-09-20
ISBN-10: 140390510X
ISBN-13: 9781403905109
Language: English
Description: The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles is concerned with Gothic representations of London in the late nineteenth-century. Establishing that a modern Gothic literary mode relocates the traditional rural Gothic to the late nineteenth-century metropolis, this volume explores the cultural history of London in the nineteenth century. The subsequent discussion of the Gothic fictions of Stevenson, Wilde and Wells offers new perspectives from which to assess the impact of contemporary perceptions of London as a Gothicized space on the works of these novelists.
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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:22:05 GMT
Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge (by Peter Schrijvers) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/those-who-hold-bastogne-the-true-story-of-the-soldiers-and-civilians-who-fought-in-the-biggest-battle-of-the-bulge
Author(s): Peter Schrijvers
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2014-11-04
ISBN-10: 0300179022
ISBN-13: 9780300179026
Language: English
Description: Hitler’s last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of General George Patton’s mighty Third Army. In this dramatic account of the 1944–45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. From the December stampede of American and Panzer divisions... more...
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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:32:02 GMT
Red Flag: Air Combat for the 21st Century (Military Power) (by Tyson V. Rininger) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/red-flag-air-combat-for-the-21st-century-military-power
Author(s): Tyson V. Rininger
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publish date: 2006-12-15
ISBN-10: 0760325308
ISBN-13: 9780760325308
Language: English
Description: Red Flag takes the reader behind the scenes of the biggest, most complex, high-tech military exercise conducted anywhere in the world. The Red Flag exercises, which take place at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, brings together the U.S. Air Force and aircraft and crews from its allies around the world for two weeks of training that is as intense and demanding as actual combat. Red Flag: Air Combat for the 21st Century offers a complete history and an unprecedented insider’s view of the fully integrated, war-conditions exercise that uses the largest combat range on the planet—the size of Connecticut—and involves every kind of... more...
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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:56:02 GMT
George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father (by Thomas S. Kidd) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/george-whitefield-americas-spiritual-founding-father
Author(s): Thomas S. Kidd
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > United States
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2014-10-28
ISBN-10: 0300181620
ISBN-13: 9780300181623
Language: English
Description: In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. Thomas Kidd’s fascinating new biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure in the first generation of Anglo-American evangelical Christianity, examining his sometimes troubling stands on the pressing issues of the day, both secular and spiritual, and his relationships with such famous contemporaries as Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley.   Based on the author’s comprehensive studies of Whitefield’s original sermons, journals, and letters, this excellent history... more...
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:26:02 GMT
The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography (by Peter Buse) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-camera-does-the-rest-how-polaroid-changed-photography
Author(s): Peter Buse
Categories: History > United States, Photography > History, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2015-05-16
ISBN-10: 022617638X
ISBN-13: 9780226176383
Language: English
Description: In a world where nearly everyone has a cellphone camera capable of zapping countless instant photos, it can be a challenge to remember just how special and transformative Polaroid photography was in its day. And yet, there’s still something magical for those of us who recall waiting for a Polaroid picture to develop. Writing in the context of two Polaroid Corporation bankruptcies, not to mention the obsolescence of its film, Peter Buse argues that Polaroid was, and is, distinguished by its process—by the fact that, as the New York Times put it in 1947, “the camera does the rest.”... more...
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:26:02 GMT
Medals and Decorations of Hitler's Germany (by Robin Lumsden) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/medals-and-decorations-of-hitlers-germany
Author(s): Robin Lumsden
Categories: History > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias, Reference > Genealogy
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish date: 2001-05-16
ISBN-10: 1840371781
ISBN-13: 9781840371789
Language: English
Description: Covers Nazi awards comprehensively and chronologically, including: imperial and state awards; veteran and Freikorps awards; military decorations; ribbons; miniatures; medals; citations; makers' marks; how awards were won; where to obtain Third Reich decorations; and a price guide.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:22:02 GMT
The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure (by Henry Petroski) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-road-taken-the-history-and-future-of-americas-infrastructure
Author(s): Henry Petroski
Categories: History > United States, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2016-02-16
ISBN-10: 163286360X
ISBN-13: 9781632863607
Language: English
Description: Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as "structurally deficient." This crisis--and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that it is indeed a crisis--shows little sign of abating short of a massive change in attitude amongst politicians and the American public. In The Road Taken, acclaimed historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from... more...
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:56:05 GMT
World War I 1917 (Soldiers Fotofax) (by Philip J. Haythornthwaite) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/world-war-i-1917-soldiers-fotofax
Author(s): Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Weidenfeld Military
Publish date: 1990-11-01
ISBN-10: 1854090496
ISBN-13: 9781854090492
Language: English
Description: Fourth in a five-part illustrated study of World War I. The year 1917 saw the German withdrawal on the Western front, the French mutiny and Passchendaele. This volume includes photographs selected by the author from international archives.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:56:02 GMT
World War One: 1915 (Soldiers Fotofax) (by Philip J. Haythornthwaite) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/world-war-one-1915-soldiers-fotofax
Author(s): Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Arms & Armour
Publish date: 1990-03
ISBN-10: 1854090054
ISBN-13: 9781854090058
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:46:02 GMT
World War One: 1914 (Soldiers Fotofax) (by Philip J. Haythornthwaite) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/world-war-one-1914-soldiers-fotofax
Author(s): Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Arms & Armour
Publish date: 1989-07
ISBN-10: 0853689040
ISBN-13: 9780853689041
Language: English
Description: Book by Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:16:02 GMT
A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America (by Brian Balogh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-government-out-of-sight-the-mystery-of-national-authority-in-nineteenth-century-america
Author(s): Brian Balogh
Categories: History > United States, Political Science > Government
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2009-04-06
ISBN-10: 0521820979
ISBN-13: 9780521820974
Language: English
Description: While it is obvious that America's state and local governments were consistently active during the nineteenth century, a period dominated by laissez-faire, political historians of twentieth-century America have assumed that the national government did very little during this period. A Government Out of Sight challenges this premise, chronicling the ways in which the national government intervened powerfully in the lives of nineteenth-century Americans through the law, subsidies, and the use of third parties (including state and local governments), while avoiding bureaucracy. Americans have always turned to the national government - especially for... more...
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:16:02 GMT
Russia 2010: And What It Means for the World (by Daniel Yergin, Thane Gustafson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/russia-2010-and-what-it-means-for-the-world
Author(s): Daniel Yergin, Thane Gustafson
Categories: Business & Economics > Finance, Business & Economics > International, History > Europe, Social Science > General, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 1995-02-14
ISBN-10: 0679759220
ISBN-13: 9780679759225
Language: English
Description: 2010: Russia disintegrates as its frontier regions rebel or drift into the orbit of neighboring countries. 2010: Russia is invigorated by an economic chudo -- "miracle" -- that turns it into a thriving exemplar of the free market. 2010: Russia becomes a grim military dictatorship, bent on expansion.This brilliant and visionary book, which is based on a confidential report by the international consulting firm CERA, offers several persuasively detailed scenarios of Russia's future. Using the management technique of "scenario planning" and drawing on an extensive knowledge of Russia's political and economic history, Daniel Yergin and Thane Gustafson... more...
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:22:04 GMT
Leading at the Edge : Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition (by Dennis N. T. Perkins, Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, Catherine McCarthy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/leading-at-the-edge-leadership-lessons-from-the-extraordinary-saga-of-shackletons-antarctic-expedition
Author(s): Dennis N. T. Perkins, Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, Catherine McCarthy
Categories: Business & Economics > Leadership, Business & Economics > Management, History > Polar Regions, History > World
Publisher: AMACOM
Publish date: 2000-05-05
ISBN-10: 0814405436
ISBN-13: 9780814405437
Language: English
Description: "Part adventure story, part leadership guide, this intriguing book examines Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition through the lens of business--to reveal a set of powerful strategies for corporate leaders. In the chronicles of extraordinary adventures and against-the-odds survival, nothing compares to the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of South Pole explorers. Stranded in the frozen sea for nearly two years, they endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, complete isolation, and perpetual blackness. Yet, despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully... more...
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:22:01 GMT
Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (by Josh Kun) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/audiotopia-music-race-and-america
Author(s): Josh Kun
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, History > United States, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 0520225104
ISBN-13: 9780520225107
Language: English
Description: Ranging from Los Angeles to Havana to the Bronx to the U.S.-Mexico border and from klezmer to hip hop to Latin rock, this groundbreaking book injects popular music into contemporary debates over American identity. Josh Kun insists that America is not a single chorus of many voices folded into one, but rather various republics of sound that represent multiple stories of racial and ethnic difference. To this end he covers a range of music and listeners to evoke the ways that popular sounds have expanded our idea of American culture and American identity. Artists as diverse as The Weavers, Café Tacuba, Mickey Katz, Rahsaan... more...
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:12:02 GMT
Me Against My Brother : At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda (by Scott Peterson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/me-against-my-brother-at-war-in-somalia-sudan-and-rwanda
Author(s): Scott Peterson
Categories: History > Africa, History > Military, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2000-04
ISBN-10: 0415921988
ISBN-13: 9780415921985
Language: English
Description: As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother , he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders. Filled with dust, sweat and powerful detail, this book graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:46:02 GMT
The British Army 1965-80 : Combat and Service Dress (Men at Arms Series, 71) (by David Smith) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-british-army-1965-80-combat-and-service-dress-men-at-arms-series-71
Author(s): David Smith
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1977-06-15
ISBN-10: 0850452732
ISBN-13: 9780850452730
Language: English
Description: The uniform of the British Army underwent many changes between 1965 and 1980. This book catalogues these changes and outlines in detail the many regimental distinctions which exist throughout this old and prestigious army. Among the formations examined are the Household Division, the Royal Armoured Corps, the Scottish Division, the Queen's Division, the King's Division, the Prince of Wales's Division, the Light Division and the Brigade of Gurkhas. The text is backed by numerous photographs and eight colour plates vividly depicting the nuances of the army's combat and service dress.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:26:02 GMT
Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 (Warfare and History) (by Bruce A. Elleman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/modern-chinese-warfare-1795-1989-warfare-and-history
Author(s): Bruce A. Elleman
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2001-03-29
ISBN-10: 0415214742
ISBN-13: 9780415214742
Language: English
Description: Why did the Chinese empire collapse and why did it take so long for a new government to reunite China? Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 seeks to answer these questions by exploring the most important domestic and international conflicts over the past two hundred years, from the last half of the Qing empire through to modern day China. It reveals how most of China's wars during this period were fought to preserve unity in China, and examines their distinctly cyclical pattern of imperial decline, domestic chaos and finally the creation of a new unifying dynasty. By 1989 this cycle appeared complete, but the author asks how long this government will... more...
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:06:05 GMT
Us Aircrew Combat Flight & Survival Gear (by Hans Halberstadt, Mike Halberstadt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/us-aircrew-combat-flight-and-survival-gear
Author(s): Hans Halberstadt, Mike Halberstadt
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Publish date: 1996-03
ISBN-10: 0760302677
ISBN-13: 9780760302675
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:42:02 GMT
French Aeroplanes Before the Great War: (Schiffer Military History) (by Leonard E. Opdycke) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/french-aeroplanes-before-the-great-war-schiffer-military-history
Author(s): Leonard E. Opdycke
Categories: History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publish date: 2004-01-01
ISBN-10: 0764307525
ISBN-13: 9780764307522
Language: English
Description: French Aeroplanes Before the Great War is a catalog of the aeroplanes of the nearly 700 French builders who worked before the onset of World War I. Most of these aeroplanes flew some did not some were never even finished but all of them reflect the extraordinary vitality and sense of optimism that powered the aeronautical world before the future of the aeroplane began to become clearer in wartime. If the Wrights had not flown in 1903, one of the early French builders would very quickly have won the laurels for the first flight. Some of the machines appear in these pages probably for the first time in print; others are rarely seen. This... more...
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:32:03 GMT