Book Title : The Storm of War

the storm of war

Release Date : 2009-08-06
ISBN Code : 9780141938868
Book Author : Andrew Roberts
Book Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 768

Book Summary :

On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

Book Title : Caught in the Storm of War

caught in the storm of war

Release Date : 2017-01-12
ISBN Code : 1542530318
Book Author : Adriana Aristizabal
Book Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

This is a fascinating insider's account from Adriana, a TV war reporter, who survived death threats, bullets on the battled field and kidnaping from the oldest guerrilla group in the world. A vivid history and a series of short stories told from the trenches in the Colombian jungle. This book depicts the war between FARC, Paramilitaries and the Colombian Government, during the height of the conflict between 1998 and 2004. Through these pages, the author honors the innocent victims caught in the storm of war, and offers a tribute to all the journalists who were killed and survived risking their lives bringing the truth to the citizens. Colombia is a country with one of the highest murder rates for journalists in the world.

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Release Date : 2013-12-10
ISBN Code : 9785961431155
Book Author : Уинстон Черчилль
Book Publisher : Альпина Паблишер
Total Pages : 2636

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Шеститомный труд У. Черчилля — героическая эпопея народов, вы ступивших против планетарной опасности, написанная выдающимся политиком, скрупулезным историком и талантливым литератором. Это летопись повседневного руководства страной государственного деятеля, чей вклад в общее дело победы антигитлеровской коалиции ни у кого не вызывает сомнений. Это размышления над прошлым, призванные послужить назиданием потомкам. В первой книге публикуются в сокращенном переводе с английского I и II тома мемуаров и описаны события с 1919 года по декабрь 1940 года, которые привели к ненужной, по словам автора, войне, которой можно было избежать.

Book Title : The Medieval Way of War

the medieval way of war

Release Date : 2015-03-28
ISBN Code : 9781472419606
Book Author : Gregory I. Halfond
Book Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages : 348

Book Summary :

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 single volume seventeen original studies from an international roster of leading experts in the military history of medieval Europe. Ranging chronologically from Late Antiquity through the Later Middle Ages (ca. AD 300-1500), and with a broad geographical scope stretching from the British Isles to the Middle East, these diverse studies address an array of critical themes and debates relevant to the conduct of war in medieval Europe. These themes include the formation and implementation of military grand strategies; the fiscal, material, and administrative resources that underpinned the conduct of war in medieval Europe; and religious, legal, and artistic responses to military violence. Collectively, these seventeen studies embrace the interdisciplinarity and topical diversity intrinsic to Bachrach’s research. Additionally, they strongly echo his conviction that the study of armed conflict is indispensable for an accurate and comprehensive understanding of medieval European history.

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Release Date : 2017-10-26
ISBN Code : 9785457071148
Book Author : Сунь-цзы
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 2007

Book Summary :

Перед вами – древнейший из известных человечеству трактатов о военном искусстве и его философии, своеобразная Библия стратегии, написанная более двух тысяч лет назад китайским стратегом, воином и философом Сунь-Цзы. Он в краткой и сжатой форме излагает основные принципы ведения войны и подготовки к ней.«Искусство войны» – это сплав философии, искусства и науки ведения войны. Эта книга не только кладезь военной мудрости, но и практическое руководство по тактике и стратегии военных действий.

Book Title : Eye of the Storm

eye of the storm

Release Date : 2002-05-07
ISBN Code : 9780684863665
Book Author : Robert Knox Sneden
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

In this historical treasure, now restored to posterity, text and drawings by a Union cartographer record the daily life of Civil war soldiers, the firsthand observation of officers, and the battles he witnessed from Yorkville to Bull Run. 85 full-color illustrations.

Book Title : The First World War

the first world war

Release Date : 2014-04-24
ISBN Code : 9781472510815
Book Author : Holger H. Herwig
Book Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 496

Book Summary :

The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage of how Germany and Austria-Hungary, two of the key belligerents, conducted the war and what defeat meant to them. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, including new developments in the historiography and, in particular, addressing new work on the cultural history of the war. This edition also includes: - New material on the domestic front, covering Austria-Hungary's internal political frictions and ethnic fissures - More on Austria-Hungary and Germany's position within the wider geopolitical framework - Increased coverage of the Eastern front The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 offers an authoritative and well-researched survey of the role of the Central powers that will be an invaluable text for all those studying the First World War and the development of modern warfare.

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ISBN Code : 9789661489263
Book Author : Виктория Авеярд
Book Publisher : Family Leisure Club
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Мара с детства знала, что таким, как она — красным , — от судьбы не стоит ждать подарков. Кусок хлеба для своей семьи она добывала воровством. А все богатства и блага жизни в ее стране по праву рождения принадлежат серебряным , людям с серебристой кровью. Однажды девушка случайно обчистила карманы наследного принца! Но вместо наказания вдруг попала во дворец, где ее объявили наследницей знатного рода… и невестой принца! Зачем это нужно королевской семье? Вскоре Мара понимает, что отличается от своих родных. Неужели она и правда серебряная ?

Book Title : The Afghan Way of War

the afghan way of war

Release Date : 2011-12-29
ISBN Code : 9780199912568
Book Author : Robert Johnson
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 400

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Focusing on key episodes in Afghanistan's long history of conflict with foreign forces from the early nineteenth century to the present, this book sheds new light on the Afghan "Way of War." Robert Johnson shows that, contrary to the stereotypes of primitive warriors enflamed with religious fanaticism, Afghan warfare has been marked by constant change as Afghani methods evolved to face new threats. From the dynastic struggles and popular resistance movements of the nineteenth century to the ideological confrontations of recent decades, Afghans have long resisted political coercion, military intervention, and foreign influence. To do so, they have developed sophisticated strategic approaches to deal with both internal unrest and foreign intrusion, while at the tactical level outthinking and outfighting their opponents at every step. The final part of the book, which deals with how the Taliban has contested Western intervention by borrowing from traditions in Afghan history and culture, will be of considerable topical interest in light of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

Book Title : Recollections of War Times

recollections of war times

Release Date : 2010-08-10
ISBN Code : 9780817355869
Book Author : William A. McClendon
Book Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Total Pages : 278

Book Summary :

Recollections of War Times is a dramatically improved edition of William A. “Gus” McClendon’s memoir of his service in the 15th Alabama Infantry. It has long been recognized among the rarest books by any veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia. Keith Bohannon has conducted relentless research that uncovered a gratifying array of new information about McClendon, as well as new photographs. The introduction based on that research might be a model for the genre, full of details acquired from arcane sources that throw new light on the subject. Bohannon's new exhaustive index also makes McClendon's memoir notably more accessible. "Gus" McClendon joined the 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, and served in many of the Eastern Theater engagements. More than fifty years later, he sent down his reminiscences, still an unreconstructed Southern patriot, although able to look back with some amusement on his younger self.

Book Title : We Alone Will Rule

we alone will rule

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 0299177947
Book Author : Sinclair Thomson
Book Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages : 399

Book Summary :

In the same era as the American, French, and Haitian revolutions, a powerful anticolonial movement swept across the highland Andes in 1780–1781. Initially unified around Túpac Amaru, a descendant of Inka royalty from Cuzco, it reached its most radical and violent phase in the region of La Paz (present-day Bolivia) where Aymara-speaking Indians waged war against Europeans under the peasant commander Túpaj Katari. The great Andean insurrection has received scant attention by historians of the "Age of Revolution," but in this book Sinclair Thomson reveals the connections between ongoing local struggles over Indian community government and a larger anticolonial movement.

Book Title : Storm of Steel

storm of steel

Release Date : 2016-05-31
ISBN Code : 9781101666531
Book Author : Ernst Junger
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

The memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1 A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but—more importantly—as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Jünger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the war’s end, Storm of Steel was a worldwide bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmann’s brilliant new translation. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book Title : The Yellowhammer War

the yellowhammer war

Release Date : 2014-01-10
ISBN Code : 9780817318086
Book Author : Kenneth W. Noe
Book Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

"Collection of essays on Alabama's role in and experience of the Civil War and Reconstruction"--

Book Title : The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

the oxford illustrated history of the first world war

Release Date : 2014-04-24
ISBN Code : 9780191640414
Book Author : Hew Strachan
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century. The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East. First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.