Download E-books Quebec 1775: The American invasion of Canada (Campaign) PDF

By Brendan Morrissey

The yank assault on Quebec in 1775 was once a key episode within the American warfare of Independence (1775-1783). catch of the town may provide the american citizens keep an eye on of Canada – a catastrophe for the British. the following crusade concerned a 350-mile trek throughout uninhabited desert, a determined American assault at the urban of Quebec that left one American common useless and one other wounded, and a British counterattack that culminated in a brutal naval conflict off Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. during this publication Brendan Morrissey information the occasions of this ferocious fight whose effects might have such momentous outcomes at Saratoga in 1777.

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Download E-books Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power PDF

By Victor Davis Hanson

Reading 9 landmark battles from historic to fashionable times--from Salamis, the place outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave military of Xerxes, to Cortes’s conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West were the main deadly and potent of any combating forces within the world.

Looking past renowned causes similar to geography or stronger know-how, Hanson argues that it truly is actually Western tradition and values–the culture of dissent, the price put on inventiveness and edition, the concept that of citizenship–which have constantly produced enhanced fingers and infantrymen. providing riveting conflict narratives and a balanced standpoint that avoids basic triumphalism, Carnage and Culture demonstrates how armies can't be separated from the cultures that produce them and explains why a military produced via a unfastened tradition will continually have the virtue.

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Download E-books After The Virus PDF

After the virus decimates 99.9% of the world's inhabitants, and all lines of humanity besides it, Rhiannon and may are pressured to maneuver past their previous reputation, fortune, and private demons to rescue a mute woman from the clutches of 2 warring cults.
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"Waking up used to be by no means a good suggestion, and this morning she had momentarily proposal she was...before, earlier than them, earlier than this lifestyles. If this used to be what it used to be to outlive the virus, she did not very like it, however the substitute, killing herself, appeared reasonable and easy.
--Rhiannon, bankruptcy One, AFTER THE VIRUS

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WARNING: this post-apocalyptic love tale includes mature occasions, violence, and language.

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Download E-books War Is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier PDF

War Is a Racket is the name of 2 works, a speech and a publication, by means of retired US Marine Corps significant normal and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Darlington Butler. In those works, Butler frankly discusses from his event as a profession army officer how company pursuits commercially reap the benefits of struggle. After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen. Butler made a national journey within the early Nineteen Thirties giving his speech, “War Is a Racket.” The speech was once so good acquired that he wrote an extended model that used to be released in 1935, now republished with a foreword by means of former governor of Minnesota and New York instances bestselling writer Jesse Ventura.

Jesse Ventura stories significant common Butler’s unique writings and brings them modern, referring to them to our present political weather. Butler used to be a visionary in his day, and Ventura works to teach how correct he was once and the way improper our present democracy is. learn for the 1st time Butler’s phrases with Ventura’s witty, but insightful spin in this suitable paintings that might allure not just to army historians, but additionally to these attracted to the country of our state and the complete world.

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Download E-books The Reich Intruders: RAF Light Bomber Raids in World War II PDF

This is the tale of two staff RAF in the course of international battle II. a lot of it truly is instructed via the lads who flew the Blenheim, Boston, Mitchell and Mosquito airplane that conducted many bold sunlight and night-time raids on very important ambitions in Nazi occupied Europe and Germany. those weren't the recognized thousand bomber raids that hit the wartime headlines, yet low-level, fast-moving shock raids flown by means of small formations of fleet-footed and skilfully piloted twin-engine gentle bombers. Their goals have been often tricky to find and seriously defended due to their strategic value to the Nazis. 2 team additionally performed an integral part within the invasion of Europe either prior to and after D-Day. usually they'd fly at wave-top top around the English Channel or North Sea to prevent detection after which hedge-hop deep into enemy territory to carry their precision assault. Enemy combatants and anti-aircraft fireplace have been a relentless probability. this can be a awesome tale of ability and bravado by way of a bit identified department of the RAF.

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Download E-books The Lieutenants: Brotherhood of War PDF

By W.E.B. Griffin

They have been the young children, the intense ones, those with the goals. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they spoke back the decision gladly. It used to be their responsibility, their task, their existence. They marched off as boys, they usually got here back--those who made it--as squaddies and execs solid within the warmth of battle...

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Download E-books The Forever War PDF

By Dexter Filkins

National Bestseller

One of the simplest Books of the Year:

New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time

 

An fast vintage of struggle reporting, The without end War is the definitive account of America's clash with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human expenditures. during the eyes of Filkins, a overseas correspondent for the hot York instances, we witness the increase of the Taliban within the Nineteen Nineties, the aftermath of the assault on ny on September eleventh, and the yankee wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the one American journalist to have stated on a lot of these occasions, and his reports are conveyed in a riveting narrative jam-packed with unforgettable characters and impressive scenes.

 

Brilliant and fearless, The endlessly War isn't just approximately America's wars after September 11, yet concerning the nature of warfare itself.

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Download E-books The First to Land PDF

By Douglas Reeman

A novel from the bestselling grasp storyteller of the sea.
     1899, China. The Mandarins have gotten challenging back and there are rumors that assaults will quickly commence on British exchange missions and legations. Captain David Blackwood of the Royal Marines, acquired a VC within the bloody conflict for Benin, Africa yet is now being packed off to this obvious backwater.

     But there are many problems in shop for Blackwood within the form of an errant nephew and a stunning German Countess who insists he in my view escort her up river on a small steamer into the guts of the rustic. China is a sound asleep tiger that may quickly wakeful while the Boxer uprising erupts into bloody warfare in 1900. real to their motto, the Royal marines are the 1st to land -- and the final to leave.

     This is the second one novel within the Blackwood saga, spanning a hundred and fifty years within the background of a superb seafaring relations and the culture during which they served.

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Download E-books Rule Britannia PDF

By Daphne du Maurier

Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic global. the comfy life she stocks along with her grandmother, an eccentric retired actress recognized to all as Madam, has been shattered: There's no submit, no cell, no radio—and an American warship sits within the harbor.

As the 2 girls piece jointly clues in regards to the 'friendly' army career on their doorstep, family members, associates and buddies assemble around to guard their history. during this chilling novel of the long run, Daphne du Maurier explores the consequences of a political, monetary and army alliance among Britain and the U.S..

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Download E-books War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

Released to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's dying, here's an exhilarating re-creation of 1 of the nice literary works of global literature. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unheard of immediacy the vast sweep of existence throughout the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia. Balls and soirées, the burning of Moscow, the intrigues of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles, the quiet moments of daily life--all in a piece whose notable creative energy hasn't ever been handed. The Maudes' translation of Tolstoy's epic masterpiece has lengthy been thought of the simplest English model, and now for the 1st time it's been revised to convey it totally into line with glossy ways to the textual content. French passages are restored, Anglicization of Russian names got rid of, and superseded expressions up-to-date. a brand new advent by means of Amy Mandelker considers the novel's literary and historic context, the character of the paintings, and Tolstoy's creative and philosophical goals. New, elevated notes supply old historical past and identifications, in addition to perception into Russian lifestyles and society.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable positive factors, together with professional introductions by means of major professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and masses more.

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