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Author(s): Lee Lloyd, Brian Balkwill, Alisdair Johnston
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: The Research Squad
Publish date: 2008-06-07
ISBN-10: 0955642213
ISBN-13: 9780955642210
Language: English
Description: The Research Squad are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Tiger: Modern Study of Fgst. NR. 250031, a complete photostudy of a surviving German WW2 Tiger tank, currently located at "The Wheatcroft Collection".The Research Squad has been given special permission by the collection to fully document this important vehicle. This therefore presents a unique opportunity to create a full photographic record before, during and after the restoration process. To this end the book will document the vehicle in its current state. This will include a full exterior walk-around, a complete documentation of the interior and also a detailed study of the... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:46:02 GMT
HITLER'S MOUNTAIN TROOPS 1939-1945: The Gebirgsjager (Images of War) (by Ian Baxter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hitlers-mountain-troops-1939-1945-the-gebirgsjager-images-of-war
Author(s): Ian Baxter
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2011-02
ISBN-10: 1848843542
ISBN-13: 9781848843547
Language: English
Description: Hitler's mountain troops or Gebirgsjager were a group of elite soldiers ready for battle, whatever the conditions. These mountain men were trained to ski, climb and endure long marches, survive appalling conditions and were given a role as crack shock troops. Yet many of the campaigns in which the Gebirgsjager fought were on level ground where they had little opportunity to demonstrate their unique skills. Instead, they were invariably employed as assault infantry in conventional battle, a role in which every individual trooper excelled, but not one for which they had been trained.They fought in virtually all theaters of World War II, notably on... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:42:11 GMT
After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars (Emblems of Antiquity) (by Paul Cartledge) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/after-thermopylae-the-oath-of-plataea-and-the-end-of-the-graeco-persian-wars-emblems-of-antiquity
Author(s): Paul Cartledge
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Military
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-06-06
ISBN-10: 0199747326
ISBN-13: 9780199747320
Language: English
Description: The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle was sweet vengeance for their defeat at Thermopylae the year before. Why has this pivotal battle been so overlooked? In After Thermopylae, Paul Cartledge masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles of ancient Greece to discover, as much as possible, what happened on the field of battle and, just as... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:22:08 GMT
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (by Amanda H. Podany) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ancient-near-east-a-very-short-introduction-very-short-introductions
Author(s): Amanda H. Podany
Categories: History > Africa, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Middle East, Reference > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-11-18
ISBN-10: 0195377990
ISBN-13: 9780195377996
Language: English
Description: The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization"--and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored warfare, mathematics and literature. This Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating account of this momentous time in human history. The three thousand years covered here--from around 3500 BCE, with the founding of the first Mesopotamian cities, to the conquest of the Near East by the Persian king Cyrus the... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:42:01 GMT
The Power of Everyday Politics: How Vietnamese Peasants Transformed National Policy (by Benedict J. Kerkvliet) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-power-of-everyday-politics-how-vietnamese-peasants-transformed-national-policy
Author(s): Benedict J. Kerkvliet
Categories: Business & Economics > Economics, History > Asia, Political Science > Public Policy, Reference > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish date: 2005-03-31
ISBN-10: 0801443016
ISBN-13: 9780801443015
Language: English
Description: Ordinary people's everyday political behavior can have a huge impact on national policy: that is the central conclusion of this book on Vietnam. In telling the story of collectivized agriculture in that country, Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet uncovers a history of local resistance to national policy and gives a voice to the villagers who effected change. Not through open opposition but through their everyday political behavior, villagers individually and in small, unorganized groups undermined collective farming and frustrated authorities' efforts to correct the problems.The Power of Everyday Politics is an authoritative account, based on extensive... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:12:02 GMT
Tea: The Drink that Changed the World (by Laura C. Martin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tea-the-drink-that-changed-the-world
Author(s): Laura C. Martin
Categories: Cooking > Beverages, Cooking > History, History > World, Reference > General, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish date: 2007-05-15
ISBN-10: 0804837244
ISBN-13: 9780804837248
Language: English
Description: This book is a fascinating history of tea and the spread of tea throughout the world Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage, served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years. The most extensive and well presented tea history available, Tea: The Drink that Changed the World tells of the rich legends and history surrounding the spread of tea throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world. From the tea houses of China's Tang Dynasty (618-907), to... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:42:07 GMT
The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India (by Lance Price) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-modi-effect-inside-narendra-modis-campaign-to-transform-india
Author(s): Lance Price
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > Asia
Publisher: Quercus
Publish date: 2015-03-24
ISBN-10: 1623659388
ISBN-13: 9781623659387
Language: English
Description: From the author of Where Power Lies and The Spin Doctor's Diary, comes a new book that tells the story of Narendra Modi's meteoric rise to power on the international stage, The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India. With exclusive access to the architects of Modi's campaign, Prime Minister Modi and his current cabinet, Mr. Price has delivered an insider's account of this incredible political movement. In examining Modi's character and his position as leader of an increasingly powerful nation, Mr. Price explores the global impact of Modi's victory and its on-going transformation of international politics. On May 16, 2014,... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:16:02 GMT
Great Issues in American History, Vol. II: From the Revolution to the Civil War, 1765-1865 (by Richard Hofstadter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/great-issues-in-american-history-vol-ii-from-the-revolution-to-the-civil-war-1765-1865
Author(s): Richard Hofstadter
Categories: History > United States, Reference > General
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 1969-12-12
ISBN-10: 0394705416
ISBN-13: 9780394705415
Language: English
Description: No description available
Wed, 22 May 2019 08:42:08 GMT
Calum's Road (by Roger Hutchinson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/calums-road
Author(s): Roger Hutchinson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Publish date: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 1841586773
ISBN-13: 9781841586779
Language: English
Description: Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until semi-automation in 1967 reduced his responsibilities. So what he decided to do, says his last neighbour, Donald MacLeod, was to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped new generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay. And so, at the age of 56, Calum MacLeod, the last man left in northern Raasay, set about single-handedly constructing the impossible road. It would become a romantic, quixotic venture, a kind of sculpture; an obsessive... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 07:16:02 GMT
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science (by Steven Weinberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/to-explain-the-world-the-discovery-of-modern-science
Author(s): Steven Weinberg
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Science > History
Publisher: Harper
Publish date: 2015-02-17
ISBN-10: 0062346652
ISBN-13: 9780062346650
Language: English
Description: A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato’s Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 06:56:08 GMT
The Animal Victoria Cross: The Dickin Medal (by Peter Hawthrone) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-animal-victoria-cross-the-dickin-medal
Author(s): Peter Hawthrone
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2014-08-19
ISBN-10: 1781590427
ISBN-13: 9781781590423
Language: English
Description: Sixty-three animals have won the Dickin Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. Their inspiring stories are told, for the first time in one book, The Animal Victoria Cross. Four types of animal have been honored, dogs, horses, pigeons and one cat. Simon, the feline, is credited with saving an entire ship’s crew. Canine breeds include Alsatians, Terriers, Collies and Spaniels. The majority of awards were related to war service and the conflicts include the Second World War, Korea, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. The Al-Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers as well as the Blitz saw great courage exhibited by animals such as Rip, the dog who saved... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 05:06:11 GMT
THEY HAVE THEIR EXITS (by Airey Neave) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/they-have-their-exits
Author(s): Airey Neave
Categories: History > Military, Children's Books > Biographies
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-07
ISBN-10: 1781594724
ISBN-13: 9781781594728
Language: English
Description: The Author, who as a senior member of Mrs Thatcher's Government was tragically assassinated by the IRA, had the most distinguished of war records. Wounded and taken prisoner in the desperate fighting at Calais in 1940, he became a compulsive escaper and the first one of the very few to make a 'home-run' from Colditz Castle. Thereafter he rejoined the fighting serving in France and Holland before becoming a member of the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremburg War Crimes trials. There he was to meet the most notorious members of the Nazi hierarchy as they faced justice and, in many cases, death. For the quality of its writing and the... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 05:06:05 GMT
THE MEN WHO BREACHED THE DAMS: 617 Squadron 'The Dambusters' (by Alan W Cooper) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-men-who-breached-the-dams-617-squadron-the-dambusters
Author(s): Alan W Cooper
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-07
ISBN-10: 1781590745
ISBN-13: 9781781590744
Language: English
Description: First published to acclaim in 1982, this was author Alan Cooper's first publication before he went on to become a prolific writer of aviation history. As we approach the 70th Anniversary of the Dam Buster Raids, this re-print will make a timely addition to the library of any enthusiast wishing to mark the occasion, and any curious readers who wish to expand their knowledge of this key operation in World War II history. Painstaking research went into every aspect of an operation, which at the time and ever since has captured the imagination of the world. This forms an evocative history of one of the most successful operations of the Second World... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 05:02:12 GMT
WINGED CRUSADERS: The Exploits of 14 Squadron RFC and RAF 1915-45 (by Michael Napier) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/winged-crusaders-the-exploits-of-14-squadron-rfc-and-raf-1915-45
Author(s): Michael Napier
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-01
ISBN-10: 1781590591
ISBN-13: 9781781590591
Language: English
Description: Formed in 1915 and still operational today, 14 Squadron is one of the RAF's longest serving and most senior Squadrons. Spending the first thirty years of its operational life in the Middle East, the history of this Squadron is a rich one, but one that, until now, has gone largely unrecorded. Napier effectively brings together all the historical scraps and shreds of stories, which make up the collective history of this unit, from 1915 -1945, a period of great military and social upheaval. The author himself attests to the fact that the work is not merely about the airplanes operational history during this period, or the stark military facts... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 05:02:02 GMT
THE MILITARY IN BRITISH INDIA: The Development of British Land Forces in South Asia 1600-1947 (by T A Heathcote) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-military-in-british-india-the-development-of-british-land-forces-in-south-asia-1600-1947
Author(s): T A Heathcote
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-07
ISBN-10: 1781590753
ISBN-13: 9781781590751
Language: English
Description: T.A. Heathcote's study of the conflicts that established British rule in South Asia, and of the military's position in the constitution of British India, is a classic work in the field. By placing these conflicts clearly in their local context, his account moves away from the Euro-centric approach of many writers on British imperial military history. It provides a greater understanding not only of the history of the British Indian Army but also of the Indian experience, which had such a formative an effect on the British Army itself. This new edition has been fully revised and given appropriate illustrations.
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:56:08 GMT
TANK COMMANDER: From the Fall of France to the Defeat of Germany - The Memoirs of Bill Close (by Bill Close) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tank-commander-from-the-fall-of-france-to-the-defeat-of-germany-the-memoirs-of-bill-close
Author(s): Bill Close
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-07-01
ISBN-10: 1781591873
ISBN-13: 9781781591871
Language: English
Description: Bill Close had a remarkable war. In campaign after campaign, from the defense of Calais in 1940 to the defeat of Germany in 1945, he served as a tank commander in the Royal Tank Regiment - and he survived. His tanks were hit eleven times by enemy shellfire and he bailed out. He was wounded three times. He finished the war as one of the most experienced and resourceful of British tank commanders, and in later life, he set down his wartime experiences in graphic detail. His book is not only an extraordinary memoir - it is also a compelling account of the exploits of the Royal Tank Regiment throughout the conflict. As a record of the day-to-day... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:52:07 GMT
How to Stage a Military Coup: From Planning to Execution (by Ken Connor, David Hebditch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/how-to-stage-a-military-coup-from-planning-to-execution
Author(s): Ken Connor, David Hebditch
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish date: 2009-03-26
ISBN-10: 1602393753
ISBN-13: 9781602393752
Language: English
Description: Fed up with taxes? Angered and disappointed by corrupt leaders? How to Stage a Military Coup lays down practical strategies that have proven themselves around the globe. David Hebditch and Ken Connor examine, with a critical eye, successful as well as failed coup attempts throughout the twentieth century with the aim of showing their readers just what it takes to swiftly and soundly overthrow a government. Exploring coups from Nigeria, to Cuba, to Iraq, and with true stories of SAS combat written by Ken Connor, the book gives an insightful glimpse into this violent and rarely-seen world of shifting power. How to Stage a... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:36:05 GMT
BORNEO BOYS: RAF Helicopter Pilots in Action - Indonesia Confrontation 1962-66 (by Roger Annett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/borneo-boys-raf-helicopter-pilots-in-action-indonesia-confrontation-1962-66
Author(s): Roger Annett
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-02
ISBN-10: 1781590109
ISBN-13: 9781781590102
Language: English
Description: The author, Roger Annett, experienced first-hand the events detailed here. Flying with 215 Squadron, and co-piloting Argosy transport aircraft deep over Malayan jungle terrain from 1963 to 65, he is well placed to provide a colorful account of this dramatic period. Following a reunion of RAF Whirlwind veterans of Borneo, Annett began work on this record of their collective experience, attempting to stir the memories of both war veterans and civilians alike, riveted by the drama as it played out by opposing forces attempting to control the island of Borneo.The book describes the oppositions, antagonisms, victories, and defeats experienced on the... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:32:10 GMT
Torch: North Africa and the Allied Path to Victory (by Vincent O'Hara) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/torch-north-africa-and-the-allied-path-to-victory
Author(s): Vincent O'Hara
Categories: History > Africa, History > Military
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish date: 2015-09-15
ISBN-10: 1612518230
ISBN-13: 9781612518237
Language: English
Description: World War II had many superlatives, but none like Operation Torch--a series of simultaneous amphibious landings, audacious commando and paratroop assaults, and the Atlantic's biggest naval battle, fought across a two thousand mile span of coastline in French North Africa. The risk was enormous, the scale breathtaking, the preparations rushed, the training inadequate, and the ramifications profound. Torch was the first combined Allied offensive and key to how the Second World War unfolded politically and militarily. Nonetheless, historians have treated the subject lightly, perhaps because of its many ambiguities. As a surprise invasion... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:32:02 GMT
Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group (Aircraft of the Aces) (by Chris Bucholtz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mustang-aces-of-the-357th-fighter-group-aircraft-of-the-aces
Author(s): Chris Bucholtz
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2010-12-21
ISBN-10: 1846039851
ISBN-13: 9781846039850
Language: English
Description: The 357th Fighter Group produced 42 aces, more than any other group within the USAAF. It was also the first group in the Eighth Air Force to be equipped with the P-51. Thanks to this fighter and the talented pilots assigned to the group (men such as Bud Anderson, Kit Carson, John England and Chuck Yeager) the 357th achieved a faster rate of aerial victories than any other Eighth Air Force group during the final year of the war. It also claimed the highest number of aerial kills - 56 - in a single mission. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations (the unit equivalent of the Medal of Honor). Written by Chris Bucholtz, this book is... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:16:14 GMT
Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know® (by Andrew S. Natsios) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sudan-south-sudan-and-darfur-what-everyone-needs-to-know
Author(s): Andrew S. Natsios
Categories: History > Africa, Law > General, Reference > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2012-03-14
ISBN-10: 0199764204
ISBN-13: 9780199764204
Language: English
Description: No description available
Wed, 22 May 2019 04:16:02 GMT
Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns, and Pearls (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series) (by James P. Delgado PhD) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/misadventures-of-a-civil-war-submarine-iron-guns-and-pearls-ed-rachal-foundation-nautical-archaeology-series
Author(s): James P. Delgado PhD
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Military, History > United States, Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publish date: 2012-03-06
ISBN-10: 1603444726
ISBN-13: 9781603444729
Language: English
Description: In 2001, while vacationing on Panama’s Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. Local inquiries proved inconclusive: the wreck was described as everything from a sunken Japanese "suicide" submarine from World War II to a poison-laden "craft of death" that was responsible for the ruin of the pearl beds, decades before.   His professional interest fully aroused, Delgado would go on to learn that the wreck was the remains of one of the first successful deep-diving submersibles, built in 1864 by... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 03:46:02 GMT
Into the Abyss: The Last Years of the Waffen SS 1943-45: A Photographic History (by Ian Baxter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/into-the-abyss-the-last-years-of-the-waffen-ss-1943-45-a-photographic-history
Author(s): Ian Baxter
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Helion & Company
Publish date: 2006-10
ISBN-10: 1874622590
ISBN-13: 9781874622598
Language: English
Description: "Into the Abyss: The Last Years of the Waffen-SS, A Photographic History" presents a comprehensive record of the elite Waffen-SS divisions that fought both on the Eastern and Western Fronts during the last two years of the war. Drawing on previously unpublished photographs, many of which have come from the albums of SS veterans, it presents a unique visual account of these formations, some elite and some thrown together from barely-trained conscripts. With an accurate in-depth descriptive caption every photograph brings to life the tactics and components that made up a fully-fledged Waffen-SS division. With over 180 unpublished photographs... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 03:26:04 GMT
D-DAY: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (by Francis Crosby) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/d-day-rare-photographs-from-wartime-archives
Author(s): Francis Crosby
Categories: History > Military, Photography > Photojournalism
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2004-06
ISBN-10: 1844150771
ISBN-13: 9781844150779
Language: English
Description: This is a spectacular photographic record of the D-Day invasion that captures many different aspects of the air, sea and military campaign. A great majority of photographs are unlikely to have been seen by the general public and they have been superbly reproduced directly from original negatives held by national archives in Britain and the USA. Lengthy captions describe the action portrayed in each photo and an introduction puts D-Day into its historical perspective. The book follows the invasion as it develops and contains chapters on Preparation, The Landings, Establishing the Beach-head, Moving Inland and Sustaining the Advance.Francis Crosby... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 03:22:05 GMT
Heresy In Transition: Transforming Ideas Of Heresy In Medieval And Early Modern Europe (Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700) (by Cary J. Nederman, Ian Hunter, John Christian Laursen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/heresy-in-transition-transforming-ideas-of-heresy-in-medieval-and-early-modern-europe-catholic-christendom-1300-1700
Author(s): Cary J. Nederman, Ian Hunter, John Christian Laursen
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2005-12-30
ISBN-10: 0754654281
ISBN-13: 9780754654285
Language: English
Description: The concept of heresy is deeply rooted in Christian European culture. The palpable increase in incidences of heresy in the Middle Ages may be said to directly relate to the Christianity's attempts to define orthodoxy and establish conformity at its centre, resulting in the sometimes forceful elimination of Christian sects. In the transition from medieval to early modern times, however, the perception of heresy underwent a profound transformation, ultimately leading to its decriminalization and the emergence of a pluralistic religious outlook. The essays in this volume offer readers a unique insight into this little-understood cultural shift. Half... more...
Wed, 22 May 2019 00:32:05 GMT
Historical Atlas of Islam (by G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville, Stuart Munro-Hay) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/historical-atlas-of-islam
Author(s): G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville, Stuart Munro-Hay
Categories: History > World, Religion > Islam, Travel > Maps & Road Atlases
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publish date: 2002-07
ISBN-10: 0826414176
ISBN-13: 9780826414175
Language: English
Description: This atlas depicts the course of the expansion of Islam, in pictorial form, all over the world, from initial conquests to the present day. The drama of the events that brought a religion born in the Arabian Desert, and its vehicle, the Arabic language and script, into far-flung regions of the world, is illustrated and described using maps and texts. The historical processes active in each separate theatre of action are indicated, from the outset to the present day. Islam has experienced checks and reversals, as in Spain and Eastern Europe, temporarily in the Crusades, and in aspects of European colonial rule. Yet it remains an active and... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:46:07 GMT
Communist Resistance in Nazi Germany (by Allan Merson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/communist-resistance-in-nazi-germany
Author(s): Allan Merson
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish date: 1986-03
ISBN-10: 0391033662
ISBN-13: 9780391033665
Language: English
Description: No description available
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:32:13 GMT
Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire (by Ido Israelowich) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/patients-and-healers-in-the-high-roman-empire
Author(s): Ido Israelowich
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > World, Medical > History
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish date: 2015-01-23
ISBN-10: 142141628X
ISBN-13: 9781421416281
Language: English
Description: Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire offers a fascinating holistic look at the practice of ancient Roman medicine. Ido Irsaelowich presents three richly detailed case studies―one focusing on the home and reproduction; another on the army; the last on medical tourism―from the point of view of those on both sides of the patient-healer divide. He explains in depth how people in the classical world became aware of their ailments, what they believed caused particular illnesses, and why they turned to certain healers―root cutters, gymnastic trainers, dream interpreters, pharmacologists, and priests―or sought medical... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:26:02 GMT
Vanishing into Things: Knowledge in Chinese Tradition (by Barry Allen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vanishing-into-things-knowledge-in-chinese-tradition
Author(s): Barry Allen
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-07
ISBN-10: 0674335910
ISBN-13: 9780674335912
Language: English
Description: Vanishing into Things explores the concept of knowledge in Chinese thought over two millennia, from Confucius to Wang Yangming (ca. 1500 CE), and compares the different philosophical imperatives that have driven Chinese and Western thought. Challenging the hyperspecialized epistemology of modern philosophy in the West, Barry Allen urges his readers toward an ethical appreciation of why knowledge is worth pursuing. Western philosophers have long maintained that true knowledge is the best knowledge. Chinese thinkers, by contrast, have emphasized not the essence of knowing but the purpose. Ideas of truth play no part in... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 09:56:08 GMT
Mao's Cultural Army: Drama Troupes in China's Rural Revolution (Cambridge Studies in the History of the People's Republic of China) (by Brian James DeMare) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/maos-cultural-army-drama-troupes-in-chinas-rural-revolution-cambridge-studies-in-the-history-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china
Author(s): Brian James DeMare
Categories: History > Asia, Reference > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-05-31
ISBN-10: 1107076323
ISBN-13: 9781107076327
Language: English
Description: Charting their training, travels, and performances, this innovative study explores the role of the artists that roamed the Chinese countryside in support of Mao's communist revolution. DeMare traces the development of Mao's 'cultural army' from its genesis in Red Army propaganda teams to its full development as a largely civilian force composed of amateur and professional drama troupes in the early years of the PRC. Drawing from memoirs, artistic handbooks, and rare archival sources, Mao's Cultural Army uncovers the arduous and complex process of creating revolutionary dramas that would appeal to China's all-important rural audiences. The... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 09:22:02 GMT
The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad (Praeger Security International) (by Robert W. Schaefer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-insurgency-in-chechnya-and-the-north-caucasus-from-gazavat-to-jihad-praeger-security-international
Author(s): Robert W. Schaefer
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Political Science > General
Publisher: Praeger
Publish date: 2011-02-18
ISBN-10: 031338634X
ISBN-13: 9780313386343
Language: English
Description: Winner of a Kirkus Star, multiple awards, and named to numerous "best of" lists, The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad is the most acclaimed book to have ever been written on the subject and helps both the average reader and the seasoned analyst make sense of the situation in the Caucasus. With the Crimean crisis in full swing and increasing violence throughout the region, understanding this volatile conflict is especially important in light of efforts to "reset" the relationship between Russia and the United States. For the first time, a Special Forces expert on insurgency and Russia offers the definitive guide... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 08:36:10 GMT
The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe (by David Buisseret) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-mapmakers-quest-depicting-new-worlds-in-renaissance-europe
Author(s): David Buisseret
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Reference > General, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2003-07-24
ISBN-10: 019210053X
ISBN-13: 9780192100535
Language: English
Description: In 1400 Europe lagged far behind much of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest illuminates the forces behind this development--not only to tease out the strands of thought and practice which led to the use of maps, but also to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies. David Buisseret is one of the most eminent historians of cartography, and in this striking volume he offers a fresh and compelling... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 08:16:05 GMT
Posters of the Great War: Published in association with Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, France, (by Martin Pegler, Frédérick Hadley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/posters-of-the-great-war-published-in-association-with-historial-de-la-grande-guerre-p-ronne-france
Author(s): Martin Pegler, Frédérick Hadley
Categories: Art > Prints, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-08-19
ISBN-10: 1781592896
ISBN-13: 9781781592892
Language: English
Description: Until the arrival of radio and television, and despite the influence of newspapers, posters were the major medium for mass communication. During the Great War, all the belligerent nations produced an extraordinary variety of them - and they did so on a massive scale. As the 200 wartime and immediate post-war posters selected for this book reveal, they were one of the most potent, and memorable, ways of conveying news, information and propaganda. In the most graphic and colorful fashion they promoted values such as patriotism and sacrifice. By using rallying symbols such as flags as well as historical and mythical models, they sought to maintain... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 06:32:05 GMT
Roman Legionary AD 69-161 (Warrior) (by Ross Cowan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/roman-legionary-ad-69-161-warrior
Author(s): Ross Cowan
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2013-04-23
ISBN-10: 1780965877
ISBN-13: 9781780965871
Language: English
Description: Between AD 69 and 161 the composition of the Roman legions was transformed. Italians were almost entirely replaced by provincial recruits, men for whom Latin was at best a second language, and yet the 'Roman-ness' of these Germans, Pannonians, Spaniards, Africans and Syrians, fostered in isolated fortresses on the frontiers, was incredibly strong. Like the Italian yeomen who had battled Pyrrhus and Hannibal centuries before, the provincial legionaries were imbued with the traditional ethos of the Roman army. They were highly competitive, jealous of their honour, and driven by the need to maintain and enhance their reputations for virtus, that is... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 05:02:01 GMT
Fighting Ships of the Far East, Vol. 1: China and Southeast Asia, 202 BC-AD 1419 (New Vanguard) (by Stephen Turnbull) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fighting-ships-of-the-far-east-vol-1-china-and-southeast-asia-202-bc-ad-1419-new-vanguard
Author(s): Stephen Turnbull
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Asia, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2002-11-13
ISBN-10: 1841763861
ISBN-13: 9781841763866
Language: English
Description: Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed.
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:56:02 GMT
The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98 (Campaign) (by Stephen Turnbull) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-samurai-invasion-of-korea-1592-98-campaign
Author(s): Stephen Turnbull
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2008-07-22
ISBN-10: 1846032547
ISBN-13: 9781846032547
Language: English
Description: The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned to invade and conquer China, ruled at the time by the Ming dynasty, and when the Korean court refused to allow his troops to cross their country, Korea became the first step in this ambitious plan of conquest. In 1592 a huge invasion force of 150,000 men landed at the ports of Busan and Tadaejin under the commanders Konishi Yukinaga and Kato Kiyomasa. These two Japanese divisions rapidly overran their Korean counterparts, taking the... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:42:02 GMT
Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy (New Vanguard) (by Mark Lardas) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ships-of-the-american-revolutionary-navy-new-vanguard
Author(s): Mark Lardas
Categories: History > Military, History > United States
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2009-11-24
ISBN-10: 1846034450
ISBN-13: 9781846034459
Language: English
Description: In this title, Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776-1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service during the American Revolutionary War. Despite having no real funding, this unique fleet had a surprising amount of success against the might of the Royal Navy, and this title discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and the differences between European and American warships of the... more...
Tue, 21 May 2019 04:16:04 GMT
Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization (Framing the Global) (by Fan Yang) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/faked-in-china-nation-branding-counterfeit-culture-and-globalization-framing-the-global
Author(s): Fan Yang
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish date: 2015-11-15
ISBN-10: 0253018390
ISBN-13: 9780253018397
Language: English
Description: Faked in China is a critical account of the cultural challenge faced by China following its accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001. It traces the interactions between nation branding and counterfeit culture, two manifestations of the globalizing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime that give rise to competing visions for the nation. Nation branding is a state-sanctioned policy, captured by the slogan "From Made in China to Created in China," which aims to transform China from a manufacturer of foreign goods into a nation that creates its own IPR-eligible brands. Counterfeit culture is the transnational making,... more...
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:32:09 GMT
Lincoln's Battle with God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America (by Stephen Mansfield) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lincolns-battle-with-god-a-presidents-struggle-with-faith-and-what-it-meant-for-america
Author(s): Stephen Mansfield
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > United States
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish date: 2012-11-12
ISBN-10: 1595553096
ISBN-13: 9781595553096
Language: English
Description: Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all U.S. presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit. Yet, throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in Illinois, he rejected even the existence of God and became the village atheist. In time, this changed but still he wrestled with the truth of the Bible, preachers, doctrines, the will of God, the providence of God, and then, finally, God’s purposes in the Civil War. Still, on the day he was shot, Lincoln said he longed to go to... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 20:16:10 GMT
Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives (Typological Studies in Language) (by Dr. Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta, Janick Wrona) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nominalization-in-asian-languages-diachronic-and-typological-perspectives-typological-studies-in-language
Author(s): Dr. Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta, Janick Wrona
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Asia, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publish date: 2011-06-29
ISBN-10: 9027206775
ISBN-13: 9789027206770
Language: English
Description: Research on nominalization, a process that gives rise to referring expressions, has always played a central role in linguistic investigations. Over the years there has also been growing evidence that nominalization constructions often extend to non-referential domains. They participate in noun-modifying expressions (e.g. genitive and relative clauses), subordinate clauses and topic constructions, finite structures with the nominalizers reanalyzed as TAM markers, and stance constructions with evaluative, attitudinal, evidential and epistemic overtones. This volume brings together historical and crosslinguistic evidence from more than 20 different... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:42:04 GMT
Islamic Law, Gender and Social Change in Post-Abolition Zanzibar (by Elke Stockreiter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/islamic-law-gender-and-social-change-in-post-abolition-zanzibar
Author(s): Elke Stockreiter
Categories: History > Africa, Religion > Islam, Religion > Sexuality & Gender Studies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-03-02
ISBN-10: 1107048419
ISBN-13: 9781107048416
Language: English
Description: After the abolition of slavery in 1897, Islamic courts in Zanzibar (East Africa) became central institutions where former slaves negotiated socioeconomic participation. By using difficult-to-read Islamic court records in Arabic, Elke Stockreiter reassesses the workings of these courts as well as gender and social relations in Zanzibar Town during British colonial rule (1890-1963). She shows how Muslim judges maintained their autonomy within the sphere of family law and describes how they helped advance the rights of women, ex-slaves, and other marginalised groups. As was common in other parts of the Muslim world, women usually had to buy their... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 13:22:02 GMT
China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed (by Andrew G. Walder) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/china-under-mao-a-revolution-derailed
Author(s): Andrew G. Walder
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic History, History > Asia, History > Study & Teaching, History > World
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-06
ISBN-10: 0674058151
ISBN-13: 9780674058156
Language: English
Description: China’s Communist Party seized power in 1949 after a long period of guerrilla insurgency followed by full-scale war, but the Chinese revolution was just beginning. China Under Mao narrates the rise and fall of the Maoist revolutionary state from 1949 to 1976—an epoch of startling accomplishments and disastrous failures, steered by many forces but dominated above all by Mao Zedong. Mao’s China, Andrew Walder argues, was defined by two distinctive institutions established during the first decade of Communist Party rule: a Party apparatus that exercised firm (sometimes harsh) discipline over its members and cadres; and a... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 13:16:11 GMT
Daughters of Alchemy: Women and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History) (by Meredith K. Ray) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/daughters-of-alchemy-women-and-scientific-culture-in-early-modern-italy-i-tatti-studies-in-italian-renaissance-history
Author(s): Meredith K. Ray
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Europe, Reference > General, Science > History
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-06
ISBN-10: 0674504232
ISBN-13: 9780674504233
Language: English
Description: The era of the Scientific Revolution has long been epitomized by Galileo. Yet many women were at its vanguard, deeply invested in empirical culture. They experimented with medicine and practical alchemy at home, at court, and through collaborative networks of practitioners. In academies, salons, and correspondence, they debated cosmological discoveries; in their literary production, they used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for their intellectual equality to men. Meredith Ray restores the work of these women to our understanding of early modern scientific culture. Her study begins with Caterina Sforza’s... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 12:42:02 GMT
Historical Dictionary of Egypt (by Arthur Goldschmidt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/historical-dictionary-of-egypt
Author(s): Arthur Goldschmidt
Categories: History > Africa, Reference > Bibliographies & Indexes, Reference > Directories, Social Science > General
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publish date: 1994-06
ISBN-10: 0810829495
ISBN-13: 9780810829497
Language: English
Description: Goldschmidt's style is readable and clear....this is a well-done reference work, invaluable for understanding current events. --G. Walsh, CHOICE The authors combine an ability to write simply and clearly with an encyclopedic knowledge of modern Egyptian history. The Dictionary ought to become a standard handy reference for readers ranging from high school students to Egyptian specialists. --Donald Malcolm Reid, MESA BULLETIN ...clearly written entries...it is a strong basic reference source. --ARBA
Sun, 19 May 2019 12:36:08 GMT
Post-war Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience and the Making of a Navy (Bloomsbury Studies in Military History) (by Alessio Patalano) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/post-war-japan-as-a-sea-power-imperial-legacy-wartime-experience-and-the-making-of-a-navy-bloomsbury-studies-in-military-history
Author(s): Alessio Patalano
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2015-06-18
ISBN-10: 1472526511
ISBN-13: 9781472526519
Language: English
Description: In Post-war Japan as a Sea Power, Alessio Patalano incorporates new, exclusive source material to develop an innovative approach to the study of post-war Japan as a military power. This archival-based history of Asia's most advanced navy, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), looks beyond the traditional perspective of viewing the modern Japanese military in light of the country's alliance with the US. The book places the institution in a historical context, analysing its imperial legacy and the role of Japan's shattering defeat in WWII in the post-war emergence of Japan as East Asia's 'sea power'.
Sun, 19 May 2019 11:36:05 GMT
The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach (by Gregory I. Halfond) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-medieval-way-of-war-studies-in-medieval-military-history-in-honor-of-bernard-s-bachrach
Author(s): Gregory I. Halfond
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2015-03-28
ISBN-10: 1472419588
ISBN-13: 9781472419583
Language: English
Description: Few historians have argued so forcefully or persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the study of warfare as not only worthy of scholarly attention, but demanding of it. In his many publications Bachrach has established unequivocally the relevance of military institutions and activity for an understanding of medieval European societies, polities, and mentalities. In so doing, as much as any scholar of his generation, he has helped to define the status quaestionis for the field of medieval military history. The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach pays tribute to its honoree by gathering in a... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 11:02:08 GMT
Italian Manpower 225 B.C.-A.D. 14 (by P. A. Brunt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/italian-manpower-225-b-c-a-d-14
Author(s): P. A. Brunt
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Social Science > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 1987-09-17
ISBN-10: 0198142838
ISBN-13: 9780198142836
Language: English
Description: This study of the size of the Italian population from 225 B.C. to A.D. 14 draws on early Roman census figures and yearly estimates of the number of men under arms to assess the nature of Italian emigration, the effects of wars and land settlements in the peninsula, and the economy of Cisalpine Gaul and other regions.
Sun, 19 May 2019 10:16:02 GMT
Jagdwaffe Vol. 1, Section 4: Attack In The West: 14732 (Luftwaffe Colours) (by Eric Mombeek) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jagdwaffe-vol-1-section-4-attack-in-the-west-14732-luftwaffe-colours
Author(s): Eric Mombeek
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Publish date: 2000-06-01
ISBN-10: 0952686783
ISBN-13: 9780952686781
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive study of the camouflage and markings of the Luftwaffe fighter force. A great reference for modelers, this book is also a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Luftwaffe.
Sun, 19 May 2019 10:02:04 GMT
The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (The Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture) (by Terry Martin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-affirmative-action-empire-nations-and-nationalism-in-the-soviet-union-1923-1939-the-wilder-house-series-in-politics-history-and-culture
Author(s): Terry Martin
Categories: History > Europe, Political Science > Political Ideologies, Reference > General, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish date: 2001-11-01
ISBN-10: 0801486777
ISBN-13: 9780801486777
Language: English
Description: The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and establishing for them many of the institutional forms characteristic of the modern nation-state. In the 1920s, the Bolshevik government, seeking to defuse nationalist sentiment, created tens of thousands of national territories. It trained new national leaders, established national languages, and financed the production of national-language cultural products.This was a massive and fascinating historical experiment in governing a multiethnic state. Terry Martin... more...
Sun, 19 May 2019 09:56:08 GMT
Cengage Advantage Books: The Enduring Vision (by Joseph F. Kett, Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Karen Halttunen, Neal Salisbury) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/cengage-advantage-books-the-enduring-vision
Author(s): Joseph F. Kett, Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Karen Halttunen, Neal Salisbury
Categories: Education > Teaching Methods & Materials, History > United States, History > World
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publish date: 2011-01-01
ISBN-10: 1111341559
ISBN-13: 9781111341558
Language: English
Description: Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (©2011). The Advantage Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of photos, tables, and maps. Its engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history.
Sun, 19 May 2019 08:06:07 GMT