Download E-books The Third Crusade 1191: Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the struggle for Jerusalem (Campaign) PDF

The conflict among King Richard I 'The Lionheart' of britain and Saladin has develop into mythical. during the a long time, army fanatics were serious about the method of the resolute, seriously armed Anglo-Saxon military as opposed to their extra frivolously armed rivals. Richard's lack of ability to recapture Jerusalem used to be disappointing, however it proved to the crusaders that Saladin used to be now not invincible. This e-book describes the fight of the Crusades (1095-1291) that has developed right into a mythic crusade for the Holy urban of Jerusalem, supplying an in-depth examine the conflict, the personalities concerned and the strategies hired through every one military.

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Download E-books The Burning Land: A Novel (Saxon Tales) PDF

By Bernard Cornwell

The 5th installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon stories chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like video game of Thrones, yet actual” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the US tv series.

At the tip of the 9th century, King Alfred of Wessex is in unwell health and wellbeing; his inheritor, an untested formative years. His enemy, the Danes, having did not overcome Wessex, now see their likelihood for victory. Led via the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes assault. yet Uhtred, Alfred’s reluctant warlord, proves his worthy, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one in all their maximum defeats.

For Uhtred, the wonder of victory is quickly overshadowed by means of tragedy. Breaking with Alfred, he joins the Vikings, swearing by no means back to serve the Saxon king. as an alternative, he'll reclaim his ancestral citadel at the Northumbrian coast. Allied along with his outdated pal Ragnar-and his outdated foe Haesten-he goals to invade and triumph over Wessex itself.  yet destiny has diversified plans . . .

In The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell, “the reigning king of historic fiction” (USA Today), promises a rousing saga of Anglo-Saxon England-an impossible to resist new bankruptcy in his exciting Saxon stories, the epic tale of the start of britain and the mythical king who made it possible.

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Download E-books Flodden 1513: Scotland's greatest defeat (Campaign) PDF

By John Sadler

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Flodden, within which the Scottish and English armies clashed on nine September 1513. The Scots have been more desirable when it comes to artillery and well-trained within the new Renaissance strategies, while the English deployed extra conventional equipment. traditionally, this conflict is recognized because the final during which the longbow performed a task and the 1st during which artillery had a substantial impression. well-known because the maximum Scottish defeat in heritage, it ended in the demise of Scotland's king. It plunged the rustic into mourning and extinguished Scotland's possibility to Henry VIII's reign for the subsequent 3 a long time. This publication examines conflict, the several strategies of the opposing armies and the personalities of the commanders.

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Download E-books The Battle to Save the Houston: October 1944 to March 1945 PDF

By John Grider Miller

A global warfare II experience tale of epic proportions, this booklet tells the heroic story of a committed band of fellows who refused to permit their crippled send sink to the ground of the Pacific in overdue 1944. in accordance with over seventy eyewitness bills and enormous quantities of authentic files and private papers, it files in wealthy aspect the USS Houston's 14,000-mile perilous trip domestic to the Brooklyn army backyard. a part of Bull Halsey's well-known Pacific job strength 38, the Houston's have been aiding air moves as a prelude to the conflict of Leyte Gulf, while she took an aerial torpedo hit that prompted severe flooding. approximately two-thirds of the workforce deserted send prior to the damage-control officer confident the captain she may be kept. one other torpedo hit days later advanced the crew's determined struggle. Surrounded by way of dying, floodwaters, and fireplace, stalked by means of enemy subs, threatened via air assault, and operating from a hurricane, the lads of the Houston's remained towers of energy whereas understanding their send was once by no means greater than mins clear of breaking up. John Miller's action-packed account provides insights into the character of heroism and management that stay priceless this day. unparalleled photographic documentation accompanies the textual content.

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Download E-books Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies) (English and French Edition) PDF

Photographs of ravenous teenagers, bombed villages and mass graves dropped at us by means of tv within the convenience of our houses implicitly name on us to behave. What will we do whilst the anguish we see is so far-off and we think powerless in comparison with the forces in the back of the affliction? Luc Boltanski examines the ways that, because the finish of the eighteenth century, spectators have attempted to reply acceptably to what they've got visible, and discusses no matter if there is still a spot for pity in smooth politics.

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Download E-books On Art and War and Terror PDF

By Alex Danchev

This choice of Alex Danchev's essays exhibits us how artworks can assist us to discover the main tough moral and political problems with our time: conflict, terror, extermination, torture and abuse.

It takes heavily the assumption of the artist as ethical witness to this realm, contemplating conflict images, for instance, as a kind of humanitarian intervention. warfare poetry, warfare motion pictures and battle diaries also are thought of in a extensive view of artwork, and of conflict. Kafka is drawn upon to handle torture and abuse within the battle on terror; Homer is utilised to examine present speak of 'barbarisation'. The work of Gerhard Richter are used to enquire the terrorists of the Baader-Meinhof team, whereas the images of Don McCullin and the writings of Vassily Grossman and Primo Levi permit the writer to suggest an ethics of small acts of altruism.

This ebook examines the character of conflict over the past century, from the good battle to a specific concentrate on the present 'Global struggle on Terror'. It investigates what it potential to be human in warfare, the price it exacts and the methods of coping. a number of of the essays consequently have a biographical focus.

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Download E-books Honor Bound PDF

By W.E.B. Griffin

October 1942. At a mystery rendezvous element off the coast of impartial Argentina, a small service provider send provides provides to Nazi submarines and raiders. The OSS is deternined to sabotage the operation in any respect valuable. yet one of many key saboteurs they have enlisted--a younger U.S Marine--must struggle his personal deepest conflict among responsibility and honor. simply because he was once selected for a reason--to achieve belief and help of his personal flesh and blood. a robust Argentinian known as "el Coronel." the daddy he by no means knew...

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Download E-books Reconstructing Conflict (Critical Geopolitics) PDF

By Colin Flint, Scott Kirsch

Reconstruction - the rebuilding of kingdom, financial system, tradition and society within the wake of conflict - is a robust suggestion, and a profoundly transformative one. From the refashioning of latest landscapes in bombed-out towns and cities to the reframing of nationwide identities to deal with replaced ancient narratives, the time period has turn into synonymous with notions of 'post-conflict' society; it attracts a lot of its rhetorical energy from the neat demarcation, either spatially and temporally, among struggle and peace.

The truth is way extra advanced. right here, reconstruction is pointed out as a means of clash and of militarized energy, no longer anything that truly demarcates a post-war interval of peace. Kirsch and Flint assemble an the world over various diversity of stories by way of prime students to ascertain how sessions of conflict and different kinds of political violence were justified as procedures of important and legitimate reconstruction in addition to the position of conflict in catalyzing the development of recent political associations and destroying previous regimes.

Challenging the fake dichotomy among battle and peace, this ebook explores as an alternative the ways in which warfare and peace are collectively constituted within the production of traditionally particular geographies and geographical knowledges.

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Download E-books The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood PDF

By Helene Cooper

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent earlier of her domestic state Liberia and the results of its 1980 army coup during this deeply own memoir and finalist for the 2008 nationwide publication Critics Circle Award.

Helene Cooper is “Congo,” a descendant of 2 Liberian dynasties—traced again to the 1st send of freemen that set sail from ny in 1820 to came upon Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar seashore, a twenty-two-room mansion by way of the ocean. Her adolescence used to be choked with servants, flashy autos, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It used to be additionally an African formative years, packed with knock foot video games and scorching pepper soup, heartmen and neegee. whilst Helene used to be 8, the Coopers took in a foster child—a universal customized one of the Liberian elite. Eunice, a Bassa lady, by surprise turned referred to as “Mrs. Cooper’s daughter.”

For years the Cooper daughters—Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice—blissfully loved the trimmings of wealth and virtue. yet Liberia was once like an unwatched pot of water left boiling at the range. And on April 12, 1980, a bunch of squaddies staged a coup d'état, assassinating President William Tolbert and executing his cupboard. The Coopers and the complete Congo category have been now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. After a brutal sunlight assault by means of a ragtag workforce of squaddies, Helene, Marlene, and their mom fled Sugar seashore, after which Liberia, for the United States. They left Eunice behind.

A global away, Helene attempted to assimilate as an American youngster. on the college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she discovered her ardour in journalism, finally turning into a reporter for the Wall road Journal and the New York Times. She stated from all the things of the globe—except Africa—as Liberia descended into war-torn, third-world hell.

In 2003, a near-death event in Iraq confident Helene that Liberia—and Eunice—could wait now not. instantaneously a deeply own memoir and an exam of a violent and stratified state, The apartment at Sugar Beach tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor's mild humor. And at its center, it's a tale of Helene Cooper’s lengthy voyage domestic.

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Download E-books Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam (Battles and Campaigns Series) PDF

By Thomas P. McKenna

Within the spring of 1972, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in what grew to become often called the Easter Offensive. just about all of the yank forces had already withdrawn from Vietnam with the exception of a small workforce of yank advisers to the South Vietnamese defense force. The twenty third ARVN Infantry department and its American advisers have been despatched to protect the provincial capital of Kontum within the imperative Highlands. They have been surrounded and attacked through 3 enemy divisions with heavy artillery and tanks yet, with assistance from air energy, controlled to effectively guard Kontum and stop South Vietnam from being lower in part and defeated.

Although a lot has been written concerning the Vietnam warfare, little of it addresses both the Easter Offensive or the conflict of Kontum. In Kontum: The conflict to save lots of South Vietnam, Thomas P. McKenna fills this hole, delivering the one in-depth account on hand of this violent engagement. McKenna, a U.S. infantry lieutenant colonel assigned as an army adviser to the twenty third department, participated within the conflict of Kontum and combines his own reports with years of interviews and learn from fundamental resources to explain the occasions best as much as the invasion and the conflict itself.

Kontum sheds new gentle at the activities of U.S. advisers in strive against in the course of the Vietnam battle. McKenna's ebook is not just a necessary ancient source for America's such a lot arguable conflict yet a private tale of valor and survival.

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