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A concise overview, richly illustrated, of the historical background to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin novels.
This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-­money?
These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of . . .

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The beginning of the famous "Nine Days in May" battles of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and the heroes who fought them. The early fire fights and battles of one of the most highly decorated battalions of the Vietnam War. Eyewitness accounts of boys become men as they recount the riveting events of fire fights, human wave attacks, hand-­to-­hand combat, overrun units, survivors, sacrifice, and four Medals of Honor.

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On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. Over two days of savage battle, American sailors and pilots broke the spine of the Japanese war machine. The United States prevailed against momentous odds; never again did Japan advance. In stunning detail, Walter Lord tells the story of one of the greatest upsets in naval history.

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Reveals for the first time Heinrich Himmler's master plan for Europe: an SS empire that would have no place for either the Nazi Party or Adolf Hitler. His astonishingly ambitious plan depended on the recruitment of tens of thousands of 'Germanic' peoples to build an 'SS Europa'. Himmler fervently believed that over many centuries, 'Germanic' blood had been 'seeded' in every corner of Europe and even parts of Asia. This book, researched in archives all over Europe and using first-­hand testimony, exposes Europe's dirty secret: that nearly half a million Europeans and more than a million Soviet citizens enlisted in the armed forces of the Third Reich - to fight a crusade against 'Jewish-­Bolshevism'. No other historian has examined the connections between these SS 'foreign legions' (both police and Waffen-­SS) and the Holocaust. Even today, some apologists claim that the foreign volunteers were merely soldiers 'like any other' and fought a decent war against Stalin's Red Army....

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This novella recently came to light as a bequest to her grandchildren by Taylor Caldwell. It has as background the impending invasion by the German Army into Czechoslovakia, and as foreground the thoughts of 8 men who decide to make a defense against the Germans, knowing that it would be a futile military effort but a self redeeming symbolic one. Taylor Caldwell tells the story of each, the twists and turns of their thoughts, as they each decide to stay and fight. It’s quite a call to the futility of war, and yet the necessity of not accepting tyranny.

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Ben Macintyre’s was hailed as “rollicking, spellbinding” ( ), “wildly improbable but entirely true” ( ), and, quite simply, “the best book ever written” ( ). In his new book,, he tells an extraordinary story that will delight his legions of fans. In 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers conceived a plan that was both simple and complicated— Operation Mincemeat. The purpose? To deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose. Charles Cholmondeley of MI5 and the British naval intelligence officer Ewen Montagu could not have been more different. Cholmondeley was a dreamer seeking adventure. Montagu was an aristocratic, detail-­oriented barrister. But together they were the perfect team and created an ingenious plan: Get a corpse, equip it with secret (but false and misleading) papers . . .

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Das "Unternehmen Barbarossa", der �berfall auf die Sowjetunion am 22. Juni 1941, gilt in der Geschichtsschreibung als die letzte Phase von Hitlers Stufenplan zur Eroberung von "Lebensraum im Osten".
Der renommierte Milit�rhistoriker Ro...

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The Wars of the Roses (1455-­85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and the start of the modern era, and it paved the way for the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. A surprising number of historic sites from this turbulent period survive: battlefields, castles, churches, monasteries. Peter Bramley's beautifully illustrated field guide and companion to the Wars of the Roses gives full details of both the events and the personalities associated with each of these sites, together with the historical background and the reasons for the struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster. Arranged by region, it covers the whole of England and Wales, and provides invaluable information for anyone visiting or planning to visit any of the sites connected with the conflict, as well as anyone interested in the history of this period in general.

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Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders. Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 – October 31, 1879) was an American writer of children's books.

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Winston Churchill no fue únicamente un gran líder político y militar, también fue un cultivado historiador y un prolífico escritor galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en el año 1953. A lo largo de estas páginas narra de forma magistral los dramáticos detalles que, desde 1911, empezaron a forjar un conflicto a escala mundial y que, por último, desencadenaron la llamada Gran Guerra. Asimismo, describe los inicios del concepto bélico moderno dominado por la alta ingeniería, las trincheras, el terror de los civiles y los avances científicos. Este libro perdurará como el gran clásico de la historia de la Primera Guerra Mundial que es. Una lectura esencial para todos aquellos que deseen entender mejor el siglo xx.

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