Download E-books Osaka 1615: The last battle of the samurai (Campaign, Volume 170) PDF

By Stephen Turnbull

Osprey's exploration of the advanced historical past of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), in addition to of the conflict studies of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the clash that resulted in the eventual triumph of 1 dynasty over one other. In 1614, Osaka fortress was once Japan's maximum fortification, measuring nearly 2 miles in size with double circuits of partitions, a hundred ft excessive. It used to be guarded via 100,000 samurai, unswerving to their grasp: the pinnacle of the Toyotomi extended family, Toyotomi Hideyori. The fort was once doubtless impenetrable, but the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was resolute to wreck this one final danger to his place as Japan's final ruler.

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Download E-books Fallen Angel: A Novel PDF

By Jeff Struecker, Alton Gansky

Major Jeff Struecker (a genuine existence Black Hawk Down veteran) and his award-winning coauthor inform a space-based intelligence tale of excessive extremes of their new novel, Fallen Angel, named for the "Angel-12" American satellite tv for pc that's ambushed through China and falls 22,000 miles to land in distant Siberia. U.S. Sgt. significant Eric Moyer and his specific Ops unit are deployed to discover Angel-12 and hold its complicated nuclear gas from enemy hands-and there are numerous. A Russian shadow govt bent on restoring the previous USSR pursues the satellite tv for pc as does the chinese language distinctive forces team that knocked it from the sky. A rash of army and household hostage issues ensues because the stark fact looms: 3 countries are racing to the satellite tv for pc, yet just one gets there first.

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Download E-books A Delicate Truth: A Novel PDF

By John le Carré

From the acclaimed writer of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Our form of Traitor which is soon to be a movement picture starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis

The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first paintings of non-fiction, will be on hand from Viking in September 2016

"A novel that beckons us past any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

A counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, is being fastened at the British crown colony of Gibraltar.  Its function: to seize and abduct a high-value jihadist palms purchaser. Its authors: an formidable international workplace Minister, a personal safeguard contractor who's additionally his bosom pal, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So soft is the operation that even the Minister’s own inner most secretary, Toby Bell, isn't really cleared for it.

3 years later, a disgraced exact Forces Soldier offers a message from the lifeless. was once Operation Wildlife the luck it used to be cracked as much as be—or a human tragedy that was once ruthlessly lined up? Summoned by means of Sir Christopher “Kit” Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor condo, and heavily saw by way of Kit’s daughter, Emily, Toby needs to choose from his sense of right and wrong and accountability to his carrier. If the single factor important for the triumph of evil is that solid males do not anything, how can he hold silent?

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Download E-books Wellington's Spies PDF

By Mary McGrigor

Intelligence used to be simply as very important within the Napoleonic Wars because it is this present day. Then there has been just one approach of acquiring it – by way of spies and informers. the writer makes use of first hand debts of 3 of Wellington’s such a lot bold and profitable Intelligence officials. the 3 males, all of Scottish descent, have been very varied in personality. One used to be killed in motion and one other taken prisoner and after narrowly averting precis execution made a dramatic break out. there's a romantic perspective too.

Their tales skillfully interwoven opposed to the backdrop of the brutal Peninsula conflict the place atrocities have been universal position. This publication offers a clean perception into Wellington’s impressive overcome Napoleon’s armies.

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Download E-books Doomsday Men: The Real Dr. Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon PDF

By P. D. Smith

This is the gripping, untold tale of the doomsday bomb—the final weapon of mass destruction. In 1950, Hungarian-born scientist Leo Szilard made a dramatic statement on American radio: technology used to be at the verge of constructing a doomsday bomb. For the 1st time in heritage, mankind discovered that he had inside of his take hold of a very God-like energy, the power to spoil existence itself. The shockwave from this assertion reverberated around the following decade and past.

If detonated, Szilard's doomsday device—a large cobalt-clad H-bomb—would pollute the ambience with radioactivity and finish all lifestyles in the world. The clinical creators of such apocalyptic guns had remodeled the legislation of nature into tools of mass destruction and for plenty of humans within the chilly warfare there has been little to tell apart genuine scientists from that “fictional grasp of megadeath,” Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. certainly, as PD Smith’s chilling account exhibits, the dream of the superweapon starts in pop culture. this can be a tale that can not be informed with out the enduring movies and fictions that painting our lethal fascination with superweapons, from H.G. Wells’ The struggle of the Worlds to Nevil Shute’s On the seashore and Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I realized to forestall caring and Love the Bomb.

Although scientists admitted it used to be attainable to construct the cobalt bomb, no superpower might admit to having created one. even though, it remained a terrifying probability, awesome worry into the hearts of individuals world wide. the tale of the cobalt bomb is an unwritten bankruptcy of the chilly warfare, yet now PD Smith finds the personalities in the back of this feared know-how and indicates how the scientists answerable for the 20th century’s so much negative guns grew up in a tradition dreaming of superweapons and Wellsian utopias. He argues that, in any case, the doomsday computer turned the last word image of humanity’s inner most fears in regards to the technology of destruction.

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Download E-books A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

The definitive version of the vintage novel of affection in the course of wartime, that includes the entire trade endings: “Fascinating…serves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and lengthy passages crossed out, giving readers a feeling of an author’s approach” (The long island Times).

Written whilst Ernest Hemingway used to be thirty years previous and lauded because the top American novel to emerge from international battle I, A Farewell to hands is the unforgettable tale of an American ambulance motive force at the Italian entrance and his ardour for a gorgeous English nurse. Set opposed to the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized males marching within the rain through the German assault on Caporetto; the profound fight among loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical paintings captures the cruel realities of battle and the discomfort of fans stuck in its inexorable sweep.

Ernest Hemingway famously stated that he rewrote the finishing to A Farewell to palms thirty-nine instances to get the phrases correct. This version collects all the replacement endings jointly for the 1st time, besides early drafts of different crucial passages, providing new perception into Hemingway’s craft and artistic approach and the evolution of 1 of the best novels of the 20 th century. that includes Hemingway’s personal 1948 advent to an illustrated reissue of the radical, a private foreword by way of the author’s son Patrick Hemingway, and a brand new creation by way of the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway, this variation of A Farewell to hands is really a party.

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Download E-books The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War PDF

By Steven Pressfield

The exciting precise tale of 1 of the main not going and superb army victories in history.

June five, 1967. Israel is surrounded via enemies who wish not anything lower than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian military has massed one thousand tanks at the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy weapons are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are relocating mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into place to attack.

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies were routed, their air forces absolutely destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West financial institution from Jordan. Moshe Dayan has entered the Lion’s Gate of the outdated urban of Jerusalem to face with the paratroopers who've liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall.

Drawing on enormous quantities of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon infantrymen, paratroopers, in addition to girls squaddies, other halves, and others—bestselling writer Steven Pressfield tells the tale of the Six Day warfare as you’ve by no means skilled it before.

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Download E-books Letters from the Front: From the First World War to the Present Day (General Military) PDF

Similar to Letters From Iwo Jima and All Quiet at the Western entrance, this ebook tells the tale of younger males from many countries thrown into the crucible of conflict, struggling with not only to outlive, yet to appreciate what used to be taking place to them and their comrades. It tells it within the phrases of the warriors themselves, of their letters home.

A legacy of an empire and a kingdom at battle, Love, Tommy, is a suite of letters housed at Imperial struggle Museums despatched by way of British and Commonwealth troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from front line of warfare to their family at domestic. Poignant expressions of affection, wish and worry sit down along fun anecdotes, grumbles approximately rations and considerate reflections, eloquently revealing how, regardless of the passage of time, many reviews of the battling guy are shared in numerous wars and battles.
From the muddy trenches of the Somme to frozen flooring of the Falklands to the warmth and mud of Iraq, those letters are the normal soldier's testomony to lifestyles at the entrance line.

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Download E-books War and the American Presidency PDF

The gravest choice in a democracy is the only to visit conflict. Describing unilateralism as "the oldest doctrine in American history", Schlesinger however warns of the risks posed via the deadly flip in US coverage from deterrence and containment to preventive warfare. He writes powerfully approximately George W. Bush's growth of presidential energy and the revived Imperial Presidency (a word Schlesinger invented). He reminds american citizens in their exotic legacy of patriotism via dissent in wartime, calling on them to honour that culture even within the face in their desire for safeguard. He reminds us of the inscrutability of heritage.

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