Download E-books Johnny Got His Gun PDF

By Dalton Trumbo

This was once no traditional conflict. This was once a struggle to make the realm secure for democracy. And if democracy was once made secure, then not anything else mattered—not the hundreds of thousands of lifeless our bodies, nor the millions of ruined lives...This is not any traditional novel. this can be a novel that by no means takes the straightforward approach out: it truly is stunning, violent, terrifying, terrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is struggle.

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Download E-books All Quiet on the Western Front PDF

By A W. Wheen

Paul Baumer enlisted along with his classmates within the German military of global battle I. younger, enthusiastic, they develop into infantrymen. yet regardless of what they've got discovered, they holiday into items less than the 1st bombardment within the trenches. And as terrible conflict plods on 12 months after yr, Paul holds speedy to a unmarried vow: to struggle opposed to the foundations of hate that meaninglessly pits younger males of a similar iteration yet assorted uniforms opposed to every one other--if basically he can pop out of the warfare alive.
"The international has an excellent author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of certainly first trank, a guy who can bend language to his will. no matter if he writes of fellows or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, company, and sure."
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Download E-books Ireland 1649-52: Cromwell’s Protestant Crusade (Campaign, Volume 213) PDF

By Michael McNally

Osprey's research of Oliver Cromwell's campaigns in the course of the finish of the English Civil battle (1642-1651). Following the execution of King Charles I in January 1649, the English Parliament observed their chance to release an attack at the Royalist enclave in eire. Oliver Cromwell used to be appointed as Deputy of eire to guide a crusade to revive direct keep an eye on and quell the accomplice opposition.

The first conflict in Cromwell's bloody offensive was once at Drogheda, the place an attack at the urban partitions led to the slaughter of virtually 4000 defenders and population. The Parliamentary troops then proceeded to Wexford the place conflict once more result in a bloodbath. After Cromwell lower back to England, his son-in-law, Henry Ireton, persisted the operation which ended with the hand over of Galway in 1652 and resulted in the Act for the cost of eire, during which Irish Royalists and Confederates have been evicted and their lands 'settled' through those that had complex cash to Parliament.

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Download E-books The Blue Line: A Novel PDF

From the extreme Colombian French baby-kisser and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a gorgeous debut novel approximately freedom and fate

Set opposed to the backdrop of Argentina’s soiled battle and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a wide ranging tale of affection and betrayal by way of one of many world’s most famed writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, writer of  the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, attracts on heritage and private adventure during this deeply felt portrait of a girl coming of age as her nation falls deeper and deeper into chaos. 

Buenos Aires, the Seventies. Julia inherits from her grandmother a present, worthwhile and burdensome. occasionally visions seem ahead of her eyes, mysterious and poor apparitions from the long run, noticeable from the viewpoint of others. From the age of 5, Julia needs to interfere to avoid bad occasions. in reality, as her grandmother tells her, it really is her accountability to do so—otherwise she's going to lose her gift. 

At fifteen, Julia falls in love with Theo, a good-looking progressive 4 years her senior. Their lives are grew to become the other way up whilst Juan Perón, the previous president and armed forces dictator, returns to Argentina. faced by means of the realities of army dictatorship, Julia and Theo develop into Montoneros sympathizers and radical idealists, both fascinated with Jesus Christ and Che Guevara. Captured by means of demise squadrons, they in some way have the capacity to break out. . . .

In this awesome novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent greater than six years held hostage by means of the FARC within the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to a number of the subject matters of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a narrative based at the effects of oppression, collective subservience, and person braveness, and, so much of all, the suggestion that trust sooner or later of humanity is an act of religion most pretty and deserving. 

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Download E-books Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others [LARGE PRINT] PDF

By Larry G. Eggleston

Whilst the Civil struggle erupted, ladies replied the decision for aid. They left their conventional roles and served in lots of capacities, a few even disguising themselves as males to enlist within the military. Estimates of those girls diversity from four hundred to seven-hundred, with files indicating that a few 60 ladies squaddies have been killed or wounded. Featured during this paintings are the greater than sixty girls who fought or differently served the Union or Confederacy. between them are Sarah Thompson, the Union secret agent and nurse who introduced down the recognized raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union secret agent instrumental within the Civil War's greatest legal holiday; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier after which for the Union as a guerrilla raider; and Dr. Mary Walker, a Union health professional and the one girl to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil warfare provider. This access refers back to the huge PRINT variation.

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Download E-books The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn PDF

By Nathaniel Philbrick

"An engrossing, thoughtfully researched, and tautly written account of a serious bankruptcy in American history." -Los Angeles Times

With a beautiful physique of labor that comes with In the guts of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower,and the coming near near Valiant Ambition,  Nathaniel Philbrick has emerged as a historian with a distinct skill to deliver heritage to existence. The final Stand is Philbrick's enormous reappraisal of the epochal conflict on the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave delivery to the legend of Custer's final Stand. Bringing a wealth of recent info to his topic, in addition to his attribute literary aptitude, Philbrick information the collision among American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that either events wanted to prevent, and brilliantly explains how the conflict that ensued has been formed and reshaped by way of nationwide delusion.

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Download E-books Fuentes de Oñoro 1811: Wellington's liberation of Portugal (Campaign) PDF

By René Chartrand

This Osprey name examines the the most important crusade culminating within the hard-fought conflict that eventually drove the French from Portugal in the course of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). In October 1810 the Allied place in Portugal seemed precarious. regardless of defeating Marshal Masséna's French military at Bussaco, Wellington have been pressured to retreat to inside a couple of miles of Lisbon. the following the French encountered an important line of fortifications stretching from the River Tagus to the ocean. outfitted amid nice secrecy and on Wellington's particular orders, those strains of Torres Vedras have been the French high-water mark. In February, along with his military on the brink of hunger, Masséna used to be compelled to retreat and the scene was once set for the climactic motion of Fuentes de Oñoro.

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Download E-books Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 PDF

By Andrew Roberts

"Masterly. . . . A triumph of shiny description, telling anecdotes, and knowledgeable analysis.”
The big apple overview of Books

"Britain's most interesting modern army historian."
The Economist

An epic joint biography of 4 big figures—a President, a primary Minister, and Generals—who formed the grand technique of the Allies in the course of global warfare II.

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