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Download The Scholar & the State by Liangyan Ge (.ePUB)

The Scholar & the State by Liangyan Ge (.ePUB)

History | 174 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 4.1 MB Overview: In imperial China, intellectuals devoted years of their lives to passing rigorous examinations in order to obtain a civil service position in the state bureaucracy. This traditional employment of the literati class conferred social power and moral legitimacy, but changing social and political circumstances in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) periods forced many to seek alternative careers. Politically engaged but excluded from their traditional...

Download The Suomi Submachine Gun by Leroy Thompson (.PDF)

The Suomi Submachine Gun by Leroy Thompson (.PDF)

History | 102 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 98 MB Overview: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939-44. It was also manufactured under licence in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and remained in Finnish service until the 1980s, an indication of its durability. Rugged and accurate, the Suomi was a favourite with Finnish ski troops who would strike from ambush, cutting down Soviet troops, then skiing away...

Download Early US Armor: Tanks 1916-40 by Steven J. Zaloga (.PDF)

Early US Armor: Tanks 1916-40 by Steven J. Zaloga (.PDF)

History | 195 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 74.3 MB Overview: Between the two World Wars, the US contributed significantly to the development of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking a way to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and British Mark V during their involvement in World War I, the US branched out with their own indigenous designs including the M1 Cavalry Car and the M2 Light and Medium tanks, the precursors to the Stuart and...

Download Boeing: The Complete Story by Alain Pelletier (.PDF)

Boeing: The Complete Story by Alain Pelletier (.PDF)

History | 154 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: PDF Readers, 97.3 Mb Overview: Founded in 1916, Boeing Commercial Airplanes is the premier aircraft builder in the USA and one of the biggest aerospace constructors in the world. To the man in the street Boeing is inextricably linked with some of the greatest names in aircraft design and construction: the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the 707 (the USA's first commercial jet airliner), the revolutionary 747 'jumbo jet' and the massive B-52 bomber. This comprehensive and handsomely illustrated...

Download Dance Floor Democracy by Sherrie Tucker (.PDF)

Dance Floor Democracy by Sherrie Tucker (.PDF)

History | 107 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: PDF reader, 3.3mb Overview: Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the Allied Nations. Since the opening night, when the crowds were so thick that Bette Davis had to enter through the bathroom window to give her welcome speech, the storied dance floor where movie stars danced with soldiers has been the subject of much U.S. nostalgia about the "Greatest Generation."...

Download Attack on the Scheldt by Graham A Thomas (.ePUB)

Attack on the Scheldt by Graham A Thomas (.ePUB)

History | 155 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.5 MB Overview: Using operational reports and vivid first-hand eyewitness testimony, he takes the reader alongside 21 Army Group as it cleared the Channel ports of Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, then moved on to attack the Scheldt and the island stronghold of Walcheren. Overcoming entrenched German resistance there was essential to the whole operation, and it is the climax of his absorbing narrative. Genre: History Download link 1 Download link 2...

Download White Power by George Lincoln Rockwell (.ePUB)

White Power by George Lincoln Rockwell (.ePUB)

History | 125 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.8MB Overview: The last and most powerful book written by the founder of the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell. Taking the philosophical concepts outlined in his earlier book, "This Time the World," Rockwell distilled his political message into a hard-hitting, easy-to-read volume which is guaranteed to leave the reader shaken, despite having first been published in 1966. As a Commander and Navy fighter pilot in both World War II and Korea, Rockwell said that...

Download The Greatest Comeback by Patrick J. Buchanan (.ePUB)

The Greatest Comeback by Patrick J. Buchanan (.ePUB)

History | 165 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.6MB Overview: Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency. After suffering stinging defeats in the 1960 presidential election against John F. Kennedy, and in the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's career was declared dead by Washington press and politicians alike. Yet on January 20, 1969, just six years after he had said...

Download British Aircraft Before the Great War by Mike Goodall (PDF)

British Aircraft Before the Great War by Mike Goodall (PDF)

History | 196 | 1-08-2017, 12:51

Requirements: PDF Reader, 412.06MB Overview: For the very first time, the history of British pre-World War I aircraft has been gathered together in one volume, with more than 900 of them well illustrated. This new book constitutes a most valuable contribution about a remarkable period in aviation history and is a memorial to the bravery and inventiveness of the intrepid pioneers of that far off era. Among the many famous manufacturer's covered are Avro, Sopwith, Shorts, and Bristol. Many lesser known...

Download The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC

The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC

History | 86 | 31-07-2017, 15:02

Author: Philip de Souza  |  Isbn: 9781841763576  |  File size: 4.52MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 96  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History It is a testament to the fascination of the subject that even today the events of the Peloponnesian War are studied for what they can teach about diplomacy, strategy and tactics. This book reveals the darker side of Classical Greek civilization. From the horrific effects of...

Download The Day of the Barbarians by Alessandro Barbero (.ePUB)

The Day of the Barbarians by Alessandro Barbero (.ePUB)

History | 137 | 31-07-2017, 14:42

Requirements: any ePUB reader, 3.4 MB Overview: On August 9, 378 AD, at Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace (now western Turkey), the Roman Empire began to fall. Two years earlier, an unforeseen flood of refugees from the East Germanic tribe known as the Goths had arrived at the Empire's eastern border, seeking admittance. Though usually successful in dealing with barbarian groups, in this instance the Roman authorities failed. Gradually coalesced into an army led by Fritigern, the barbarian horde...

Download In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950-1953 by John Toland (.ePUB)

In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950-1953 by John Toland (.ePUB)

History | 202 | 31-07-2017, 14:36

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.7MB Overview: A history of the Korean War with soldier’s eye views from both sides, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Rising Sun and Infamy. Pulitzer Prize winning author John Toland reports on the Korean War in a revolutionary way in this thoroughly researched and riveting book. Toland pored over military archives and was the first person to gain access to previously undisclosed Chinese records, which allowed him to investigate Chairman Mao’s direct...

Download New Frontiers of Slavery

New Frontiers of Slavery

History | 121 | 31-07-2017, 14:18

Author: Dale W Tomich  |  Isbn: 9781438458632  |  File size: 2.57MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 268  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History The essays presented in New Frontiers of Slavery represent new analytical and interpretive approaches to the crisis of Atlantic slavery during the nineteenth century. By treating slavery within the framework of the modern world economy, they call attention to new zones of...

Download Sur Les Sentiers Ignorés Du Monde Celte

Sur Les Sentiers Ignorés Du Monde Celte

History | 94 | 31-07-2017, 14:15

Author: Graham Robb  |  Isbn: 978-2081302532  |  File size: 5 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 464  |  Language: French  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: History Dans son petit village près d'Oxford, Graham Robb trouve un jour au fond de son jardin une broche datant de l'âge du fer. Ce vestige d'un habitat primitif devient le point de départ d'une quête passionnée, au fil de laquelle l'écrivain met au jour la logique invisible de la...

Download Storm Kings: The Untold History Of America’s First Tornado Chasers

Storm Kings: The Untold History Of America’s First Tornado Chasers

History | 185 | 31-07-2017, 13:59

Author: Lee Sandlin  |  Isbn: 978-0307378521  |  File size: 10.5 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB, MOBI  |  Category: History Sandlin deftly synthesizes and illuminates the duality of his title—both the tornado itself, which early settlers in America referred to as “the Storm King”; and the individuals who made it their life’s work to document, predict, and better understand...

Download China since 1949 3rd ed. by Linda Benson (.ePUB)

China since 1949 3rd ed. by Linda Benson (.ePUB)

History | 145 | 31-07-2017, 11:57

Requirements: ePUB reader, 2.6mb Overview: Exploring the remarkable story of China’s rise to global prominence, China since 1949 provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the events that have shaped the country since the middle of the twentieth century. Covering the Maoist era through the Reform period to the present day, this book addresses subjects such as China’s position as a world economic power, the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of ethnic minorities, women’s...

Download Decision Over Schweinfurt: The U.S. 8th Air Force Battle For Daylight Bombing

Decision Over Schweinfurt: The U.S. 8th Air Force Battle For Daylight Bombing

History | 158 | 31-07-2017, 11:53

Author: Thomas M Coffey  |  Isbn: 9780679507635  |  File size: 53MB  |  Year: 1977  |  Pages: 373  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History Decision Over Schweinfurt: The U.S. 8th Air Force Battle for Daylight Bombing viii, 373 pp. 8vo. Includes section of black & white photographs. The story of two daring raids on the German ball-bearing plants at Schweinfurt.Keywords: MILITARY HISTORY WORLD WAR II WWII...

Download Frontier Cities by Jay Gitlin & Barbara Berglund (.ePUB)

Frontier Cities by Jay Gitlin & Barbara Berglund (.ePUB)

History | 197 | 31-07-2017, 11:50

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.14MB Overview: Macau, New Orleans, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. All of these metropolitan centers were once frontier cities, urban areas irrevocably shaped by cross-cultural borderland beginnings. Spanning a wide range of periods and locations, and including stories of eighteenth-century Detroit, nineteenth-century Seattle, and twentieth-century Los Angeles, Frontier Cities recovers the history of these urban places and shows how, from the start, natives and...

Download L'ouragan homicide - L'attentat politique en France au XIXe siècle

L'ouragan homicide - L'attentat politique en France au XIXe siècle

History | 196 | 31-07-2017, 11:21

Author:  |  Isbn: 9782876735385  |  File size: 64MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 322  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History De la machine infernale de la rue Saint-Nicaise à l'assassinat du président Sadi Carnot, le xixe siècle est marqué en France par de nombreux attentats, qui à l'aide de poignards, de pistolets et de fusils, de machines infernales et de bombes, visent les chefs d'État, les lieux de pouvoir,...

Download Ancient Greece by Kathleen Kuiper (.ePUB)

Ancient Greece by Kathleen Kuiper (.ePUB)

History | 164 | 31-07-2017, 10:44

Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 5.8 MB Overview: From Archaic times to the reign of Alexander the Great, Greek unity was tenuous, yet Ancient Greece was a place where culture flourished and intellectual achievement knew no bounds. Ancient Greek ideas on philosophy, politics, science, and the arts anticipate many of our own, and in some ways, remain unparalleled today. This book recounts the events that were instrumental to the development of this storied civilization and the indelible legacies it has left...

Download Yoshiwara by Cecilia Segawa Seigle (.ePUB)

Yoshiwara by Cecilia Segawa Seigle (.ePUB)

History | 59 | 31-07-2017, 10:26

Requirements: EPUB Reader | 294 KB Overview: Drawing on both historical and literary sources, examines life in the pleasure houses of Japan during the Edo period from the early 1600s to 1868. Among the topics are the origins, illegal competitors, the cost of a visit, the treatment of the courtesans, traditions and protocols, and Yoshiwara arts. Genre: Non Fiction | Japanese History Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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