Month: January 2017

  • Download E-books Ultimate Spy: Inside the Secret World of Espionage (Expanded & Updated Edition) PDF

    By H. Keith Melton

    Final undercover agent more desirable offers a special chance to go into the key international of espionage, revealing the tales of well-known spies, recounting stories of well-known undercover agent operations, and exhibiting an grand diversity of secret agent paraphernalia.

    Throughout background, espionage has been used as a way of attempting to achieve virtue over the enemy. final undercover agent more suitable outlines the early historical past of espionage. It then is going to check key spying operations through the American Civil warfare, via either global Wars and the chilly warfare, as much as the current day. This accelerated variation features a new part that appears intimately at post-Cold struggle spying actions, bringing the reader brand new with the swiftly evolving high-technology international of spying.
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  • Download E-books Breve historia de Alejandro Magno PDF

    “Con tan sólo 32 años había explorado y conquistado casi cuatro millones de kilómetros cuadrados. Su inesperada muerte, como consecuencia de unas repentinas fiebres, a los angeles edad de 32 años, desembocó en l. a. división de su imperio: Antípatros obtuvo Macedonia y Grecia; Persia fue entregada a Seleuco; y Ptolomeo recibió Egipto. los angeles obra resulta muy entretenida, didáctica y de ligera lectura, por lo que l. a. recomiendo a todos los lectores y, muy especialmente, a los jóvenes o adolescentes, que se acercan por primera vez a l. a. lectura, ávidos de historias deslumbrantes y llenas de aventuras.”

    “Hacía tiempo que no me encontraba un libro sobre el gran conquistador tan emocionante como el que he leído. Es soberbio y directo, centrándose sobre todo en l. a. épica del personaje, no omitiendo ninguna de sus genialidades y aplicando una rigurosidad histórica impresionante.”

    Capaz de asesinar a un amigo y dar un trato ejemplar a su mayor enemigo, Alejandro Magno,
    en sus treinta y dos años de vida, conquistó l. a. mayor parte del mundo conocido.

    La figura de Alejandro Magno es una de las más carismáticas y relevantes de los angeles historia common por esa mezcla de magnanimidad y crueldad que le caracterizaba y por los angeles grandeza de sus campañas que hicieron que en su breve vida unificara Grecia, conquistara Persia y Egipto y llevara su campaña más allá del río Indo. Educado militarmente por Leónidas el espartano y filosóficamente por Aristóteles, el emperador macedonio period capaz de tener una tolerancia impropia de los angeles época con los habitantes de los terrenos conquistados y de reducir a escombros las ciudades de Tebas o Persépolis; capaz de mostrar bondad con l. a. familia de Darío III y de asesinar a su amigo Clito en una fiesta porque este se resistía a considerar a Alejandro como un dios.

    Breve Historia de Alejandro Magno, nos retrata en un modo casi novelesco pero conservando el rigor histórico l. a. figura del hombre que logró crear uno de los imperios más grandes y fugaces de los angeles historia. Charles Mercer consigue que nos sintamos parte de legendarias batallas como los angeles de Gaugamela en los angeles que el ejército macedonio venció a un ejército cuatro veces mayor que contaba con varias columnas de elefantes; y nos hace ver los angeles maestría militar de Alejandro y su obsesión por matar él a los generales rivales clavándoles una espada en el rostro; pero también nos muestra los angeles figura de un divulgador de l. a. cultura que logró crear más de setenta ciudades y una biblioteca con más de 700.000 rollos escritos.

    Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

    - los angeles figura de Alejandro Magno es una de las más apasionantes de l. a. historia y el autor es un auténtico experto en el macedonio.

    - Es una novela que nos muestra l. a. excelente formación del emperador y sus innovadoras tácticas militares.

    - El estilo vibrante del autor acentúa los angeles sensación de vorágine de las campañas de Alejandro.

    - l. a. obra es un éxito de ventas que va por los angeles tercera edición en libro impreso.

    Un libro basic para entender a esta controvertida figura histórica. Considerado por unos descendiente directo del mítico Aquiles y por otros un tirano merciless y enloquecido, los angeles vida de Alejandro Magno es una de las más apasionantes y vertiginosas de l. a. historia.

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  • Download E-books Women in the War Zone: Hospital Service in the First World War PDF

    By Anne Powell

    The nurses who served at the frontline through the First international battle have been frequently purely yards clear of the frontline, in an atmosphere a global clear of the relaxation of domestic. those ministering angels have been symbols of desire to the lads less than their care. In ladies within the warfare region, Anne Powell has chosen extracts from first-hand debts of the studies of these ladies who served in another country, from Petrograd to Basra, Antwerp to the Dardanelles, Russia and Romania, the Somme, Ypres and Arras. Their tales are of impressive braveness and compassion. that includes unique biographies of all woman clinical group of workers, this publication honours the customarily unsung contribution they made to assuaging the pain of the 1st global conflict.
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  • Download E-books Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World PDF

    By Williamson Murray, Jim Lacey

    Glossy masters of army historical past make their case for the twenty such a lot pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting journey during the a while to these moments whilst the destiny of the area hung within the balance.

    within the grand culture of Edward Creasy’s classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray highlight merely these engagements that modified the process civilization. In gripping narrative bills they bring about those conflicts and eras to vibrant lifestyles, detailing the cultural imperatives that led inexorably to the battlefield, the studies of the typical squaddies who fought and died, and the mythical commanders and statesmen who matched wits, will, and nerve for the top attainable stakes.
    From the nice clashes of antiquity to the high-tech wars of the twenty-first century, listed below are the tales of the twenty so much consequential battles ever fought, including
    • Marathon, the place Greece’s “greatest generation” repelled Persian forces 3 times their numbers—and kept Western civilization in its infancy
    • Adrianople, the dying blow to a disintegrating Roman Empire
    • Trafalgar, the epic naval victory that cemented a century of British supremacy over the globe
    • Saratoga, the 1st actually American victory, gained via united colonial militias, which ensured the last word triumph of the Revolution
    • halfway, the ferocious international conflict II sea conflict that broke the again of the japanese navy
    • Dien Bien Phu, the climactic disagreement among French imperial troops and Viet Minh rebels that ended in American intervention in Vietnam and marked the increase of a brand new period of rebel warfare
    • Operation Peach, the perilous 2003 project to safe an important bridge over the Euphrates River that might open the right way to Baghdad
    Historians and armchair generals will argue perpetually approximately which battles have had the main direct effect on heritage. yet there might be doubtless that those twenty are between those who set mankind on new trajectories. every one of those epochal campaigns is tested in its complete ancient, strategic, and tactical context—complete with edge-of-your-seat you-are-there conflict re-creations. With a watch for the small element in addition to the larger photograph, Lacey and Murray determine the weather that bind those battles jointly: the most important judgements, serious error, and moments of hindrance on which the fates of whole civilizations depended.
    a few battles simply go away a box affected by the our bodies of the fallen. Others rework the map of the full global. Moment of Battle is heritage written with the immediacy of today’s information, a magisterial tour d’horizon that refreshes our knowing of these crucial turning issues the place the longer term was once decided.

    A major number of THE background publication membership AND the army publication CLUB

    “Two world-class historians current, eloquently and persuasively, twenty battles that essentially replaced the process background. Moment of Battle is a must acquisition for a person trying to comprehend the character of human development—and its turning points.”—Dennis E. Showalter, professor of background, Colorado collage, writer of Armor and Blood

    “In a unmarried quantity, James Lacey and Williamson Murray have distilled a life of studying and perception into the main influential battles in international background. this can be a readable and compelling primer and a ceremonial dinner for the coed of army history.”—James D. Hornfischer, writer of Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. military at Guadalcanal
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  • Download E-books The Anabasis of Cyrus PDF

    By Xenophon

    One of the foundational works of army heritage and political philosophy, and an concept for Alexander the good, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic tale of the 10 Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries employed by means of Cyrus the more youthful to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the main strong guy in the world. It exhibits how Cyrus' military used to be assembled covertly and led from the coast of Asia Minor all of the strategy to Babylon; how the Greeks held the sphere opposed to an excellent Persian strength; how Cyrus was once killed, leaving the Greeks stranded deep inside of enemy territory; and the way lots of them overcame numerous risks and located their as far back as Greece.

    Their notable good fortune was once due in particular to the wily and decisive management of Xenophon himself, a scholar of Socrates who had joined the 10 Thousand and, after lots of the Greek generals have been murdered, rallied the despondent Greeks, received a place of management, and guided them properly via myriad obstacles.

    In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful blend of liveliness and a constancy to the unique unusual in different models. Accompanying Ambler's translation is a penetrating interpretive essay by means of Eric Buzzetti, person who exhibits Xenophon to be an writer who wove a philosophic narrative into his dramatic story. the interpretation and interpretive essay inspire renewed examine of the Anabasis as a piece of political philosophy. in addition they have a good time its excessive experience and its hero's adroit decision-making below the main urgent circumstances.

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  • Download E-books Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies) PDF

    By Brian Joseph Martin

    One of many first books on “Gays within the army” released following the ancient repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t inform” in 2011, Napoleonic Friendship examines the historical past of male intimacy within the French army, from Napoleon to the 1st global struggle. Echoing the ancient list of homosexual squaddies within the United States, Napoleonic Friendship is the 1st book-length learn at the beginning of queer squaddies in sleek France. in keeping with large archival learn in France, the publication strains the advance of affectionate friendships within the French military from 1789 to 1916. Following the French Revolution, radical army reforms created stipulations for brand new actual and emotional intimacy among squaddies, developing a version of fraternal affection in the course of the progressive and Napoleonic Wars that might persist amid the ravages of the Franco-Prussian conflict and international warfare I. via readings of Napoleonic army memoirs (and different non-fiction archival fabric) and French army fiction (from Hugo and Balzac to Zola and Proust), Martin examines a extensive variety of emotional and erotic relationships, from strive against friends to soldier fanatics. He argues that the French Revolution’s emphasis on army fraternity advanced into an exceptional feel of camaraderie within the armies of Napoleon. for lots of infantrymen, the hardships of wrestle ended in intimate friendships. For a few, the homosociality of army lifestyles encouraged mutual affection, lifelong dedication, and homoerotic wish.
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  • Download E-books The American Military: A Narrative History PDF

    By Brad D. Lookingbill

    The yank army: a story heritage offers a complete creation to greater than 4 centuries of yank army history.

    * offers a chronological account of yankee army heritage from clashes among militias and local americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
    * positive factors own vignettes to place a human face on armed conflict
    * Addresses styles of nationwide carrier, the evolution of civil-military relatives, and the appearance of all-volunteer forces
    * places occasions in old context, and considers cultural, social, political, monetary, and technological developments


    “This concise survey locations land, sea, and air companies within the extensive context of yank politics and society. hugely readable, it comprises really apt assurance of roles performed by way of girls and minorities.”
    James C. Bradford, Texas A&M University

    “A significant contribution to the research of the yankee army. the basic questions and instructed readings incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy considerably elevate its price as an undergraduate textbook.”
    Darlene M. Iskra, Commander, U.S. army, Retired, Ph.D., writer of ladies within the usa Armed Forces

    “In its seamless integration of the burgeoning variety of works dedicated to the research of ‘War and Society,’ Lookingbill's compelling synthesis plays a good carrier for either expert historians and basic readers.”
    Kevin Adams, Kent kingdom University

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    The American army: a story heritage provides a accomplished advent to greater than 4 centuries of yankee army background. It explores the sweep folks army activities at domestic and overseas, from the preliminary clashes among militias and local American tribes to modern operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The textual content presents either macro- and micro- perspectives of army background, offering old context for every clash in addition to incorporating own vignettes from squaddies, civilians, and others tormented by cases of army motion. Chapters additionally discover parts of cultural, social, political, monetary, and technological advancements in courting to army historical past, in addition to issues together with styles of nationwide provider, the evolution of civil-military kin, and the appearance of all-volunteer forces. easy and eminently readable, the yank army bargains revealing insights into the various ways that armed conflicts have formed the process our nation’s heritage.

    About the Author

    Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of background at Columbia collage of Missouri. ahead of his educational occupation, Dr. Lookingbill served within the military nationwide defend and Reserve. he's the writer of airborne dirt and dust Bowl, united states: melancholy the United States and the Ecological mind's eye, 1929-1941 (2001), conflict Dance at fortress Marion: Plains Indian battle Prisoners (2006), and American army historical past: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

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  • Download E-books SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden PDF

    By Chuck Pfarrer

    The actual tale of the killing of bin weighted down by way of writer and previous U.S. military SEAL Chuck Pfarrer
    On could 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite tv for pc uplink was once despatched from Pakistan crackling into the location room of the White condo: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." those phrases, spoken through a army SEAL, ended Osama bin Laden’s reign of terror. SEAL objective Geronimo is the tale of Neptune's Spear from the boys who have been there.  After speaking to contributors of the SEAL staff excited about the raid, Pfarrer stocks never-before-revealed details in an particular account of what happened as he's taking readers contained in the partitions of Bin Laden’s compound penetrating deep into the terrorist’s lair to achieve the precise spot the place the Al Qaeda chief was once cowering whilst the bullet entered his head. SEAL goal Geronimo is an explosive tale of remarkable valor and clockwork army precision conducted by means of the main elite combating strength within the world—the U.S. Navy’s SEAL staff Six.

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  • Download E-books Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win PDF

    By Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

    The no 1 New York instances bestseller

    "An marvelous book... you train men and gals approximately management and you have helped not just army men yet families." - Megyn Kelly

    "You convey within the e-book easy methods to motivate... thank you for writing the ebook severe Ownership." invoice O'Reilly

    "[Jocko] is the co-author of an enormous new publication - which i have been loving. belief me. purchase it." - Tim Ferriss

    "This is a life-learning lesson for everyone... the publication is awesome." - Sean Hannity

    Sent to the main violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL job unit confronted a likely most unlikely challenge: aid U.S. forces safe Ramadi, a urban deemed “all yet lost.” In gripping firsthand bills of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL staff Three’s activity Unit Bruiser, they discovered that leadership―at each level―is crucial consider no matter if a staff succeeds or fails.Willink and Babin again domestic from deployment and instituted SEAL management education that helped forge the subsequent iteration of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL groups, they introduced Echelon entrance, an organization that teaches those similar management rules to companies and enterprises. From promising startups to Fortune 500 businesses, Babin and Willink have helped rankings of consumers throughout a vast diversity of industries construct their very own high-performance groups and dominate their battlefields.
    Now, detailing the frame of mind and rules that let SEAL devices to complete the main tricky missions in wrestle, Extreme Ownership exhibits easy methods to follow them to any workforce, relations or association. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a particular subject reminiscent of conceal and circulate, Decentralized Command, and top Up the Chain, explaining what they're, why they're vital, and the way to enforce them in any management environment.
    A compelling narrative with strong guide and direct software, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes enterprise administration and demanding situations leaders in all places to satisfy their final objective: lead and win.

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  • Download E-books Why Did Europe Conquer the World? (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World) PDF

    By Philip T. Hoffman

    Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered eighty four percentage of the globe. yet why did Europe upward thrust to the head, whilst for hundreds of years the chinese language, eastern, Ottomans, and South Asians have been way more complicated? Why did not those powers identify international dominance? In Why Did Europe overcome the World?, uncommon fiscal historian Philip Hoffman demonstrates that traditional explanations--such as geography, epidemic disorder, and the economic Revolution--fail to supply solutions. Arguing in its place for the pivotal position of monetary and political heritage, Hoffman indicates that if variables were in any respect diverse, Europe shouldn't have accomplished severe army concepts, and one other energy may have turn into grasp of the world.

    In shiny element, Hoffman sheds gentle at the millennia of monetary, political, and historic alterations that set eu states on a particular course of improvement and armed forces competition. in comparison to their opposite numbers in China, Japan, South Asia, and the center East, eu leaders--whether chiefs, lords, kings, emperors, or best ministers--had greatly assorted incentives, which drove them to make battle. those incentives, which Hoffman explores utilizing an fiscal version of political charges and fiscal assets, ended in astonishingly quick development in Europe's army area from the center a while on, and produced an insurmountable lead in gunpowder expertise. the results made up our minds which states validated colonial empires or ran the slave exchange, or even which economies have been the 1st to industrialize.

    Debunking conventional arguments, Why Did Europe triumph over the World? finds the startling purposes in the back of Europe's historical international supremacy.

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