Download E-books The Lion of Midnight PDF

By J. D. Davies

Wintry weather, 1666. A moment warfare has damaged out among the English and the Dutch . . . Captain Matthew Quinton’s 5th project for King and kingdom is to the Swedish courtroom at Gothenburg. Sweden is on the peak of its army energy, and Quinton is charged with securing the most important aid in England’s new warfare opposed to her outdated enemy, the Dutch republic. Accompanying him is the mysterious Lord Conisborough, who – unknown to his captain – is sworn to a different, mystery undertaking concerning the infamous regicide John Bale, by myself between friends of the world to signal the loss of life warrant of Charles I. Gothenburg proves to be a hotbed of dangerously conflicting loyalties, and Quinton and staff locate themselves desiring support from the main unforeseen quarters.

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Download E-books A Short History of Nuclear Folly PDF

By Rudolph Herzog

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s historical past of atomic errors and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes within which the nice powers gambled with catastrophe

Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed writer of Dead Funny, offers a devastating account of history’s so much irresponsible makes use of of nuclear know-how. From the rarely-discussed nightmare of “Broken Arrows” (40 nuclear guns misplaced in the course of the chilly warfare) to “Operation Plowshare” (a thought to exploit nuclear bombs for giant engineering initiatives, similar to a the development of a moment Panama Canal utilizing three hundred H-Bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten nuclear initiatives that almost resulted in disaster.

In an exceptional people’s historical past, Herzog digs deep into data, interviews nuclear scientists, and collects dozens of infrequent images. He explores the “accidental” drop of a Nagasaki-type bomb on a educate conductor’s domestic, the implanting of plutonium into sufferers’ hearts, and the discovery of untamed tactical nukes, together with guns designed to kill enemy astronauts.

Told in a riveting narrative voice, Herzog—the son of filmmaker Werner Herzog—also attracts on formative years stories of the ultimate period of the chilly warfare in Germany, the rustic as soon as visible because the nuclear battleground for NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations, and discusses proof that Nazi scientists knew find out how to make atomic weaponry . . . and selected now not to.

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Download E-books Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Michael Howard

Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is taken into account by way of many to were one of many maximum writers on conflict. His research On War was once defined by means of the yankee strategic philosopher Bernard Brodie as "not easily the best, however the basically nice booklet approximately war." it really is demanding to disagree. although he wrote his merely significant paintings at a time whilst the variety of firearms used to be fifty yards, a lot of what he needed to say continues to be proper at the present time. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's rules in phrases either one of his studies as a certified soldier within the Napoleonic Wars, and of the highbrow heritage of his time.

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Download E-books Congo Dawn PDF

By Jeanette Windle

Whereas former Marine lieutenant Robin Duncan is not any stranger to corruption or conspiracy, she has continually been in a position to inform the nice men from the undesirable, and the Congo jungle at the start turns out no varied. yet as her defense workforce attempts to trace down an rebel killer, Robin has to stand a guy who broke her belief years in the past, and he or she discovers the grey components expand farther during this jungle desert than she anticipated.

A ruthless worldwide conspiracy starts to floor, run through strong males who can’t come up with the money for to go away any witnesses. Her existence at stake, Robin doesn’t comprehend who to belief and wonders how she will be able to aid shield blameless humans. Why is God silent amid the entire discomfort and injustice? and the way do those humans of religion proceed to celebrate of their affliction?

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Download E-books The Disappeared PDF

By Kim Echlin

A fiercely appealing love tale for the a long time, The Disappeared strains one woman’s three-decades-long trip from the peaceable streets of Montreal to the war-torn villages of Cambodia, as a quick affair becomes a grand ardour of loss and remembrance, set opposed to essentially the most brutal genocides of our time. whilst sixteen-year-old Anne Greves first meets Serey, a Cambodian scholar compelled to depart his state in the course of the upward thrust of the Khmer Rouge, she by no means considers the implications in their complex romance. Swept up within the infatuation of younger love, Anne ignores her father’s needs and embraces her courting with Serey in Montreal’s smoky jazz golf equipment and in his cramped yellow bed room. but if the borders of Cambodia are reopened, Serey needs to chance his lifestyles to come back domestic looking for his family members. A decade later, Anne will go back and forth midway world wide to discover him, and to save lots of their love from an identical tragic forces that first introduced them jointly. In aching, smooth prose, Kim Echlin demanding situations our notions of ways to either declare the previous of circulate on after unbearable loss. half elegy, half love letter, half name to hands, The Disappeared is a hovering tribute to people who have disappeared within the violent conflicts all through history.

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Download E-books Tunnel Rats PDF

The exciting tale of the younger Australian military engineers of three box Troop who have been the 1st allied infantrymen to hazard their lives within the darkness of the Vietcong tunnels of South Vietnam. Staring dying squarely within the face each day, these young Australian military engineers not in basic terms their enemy down into those unknown underground labyrinths, yet matched the Vietcong's jungle conflict abilities and defused millions in their smart booby traps.
Off accountability, it used to be a unique tale. The undesirable boys of three box Troop have been a boozing, brawling, bonking bunch of larrikins, who minimize a swathe throughout the bars and brothels of Saigon, fought American army Police to a standstill, equipped a mystery on line casino and booby-trapped their very own HQ to coach their officials a lesson. exciting, inspiring and motion packed, this is often the real tale of the unsung heroes of Australia's warfare in Vietnam. dwelling as much as their motto of "We Make and We Break," they created the legend of the Tunnel Rats.

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Download E-books The Nature of War in the Information Age: Clausewitzian Future (Strategy and History) PDF

By David J. Lonsdale

There was loads of hypothesis lately about the most likely impression of the 'Information Age' on war. during this vein, a lot of the Revolution in army Affairs (RMA) literature subscribes to the concept that the knowledge Age will witness a metamorphosis within the very nature of conflict. during this e-book, David Lonsdale places that thought to the test.

Using a variety of contexts, the e-book units out to examine no matter if the classical Clausewitzian conception of the character of struggle will maintain its validity during this new age. The research covers the nature of the longer term battlespace, the functionality of command, and the much-hyped suggestion of Strategic info war. eventually, the e-book broadens its standpoint to envision the character of 'Information energy' and its implications for geopolitics. via an evaluation of either ancient and modern case stories (including the occasions following September eleven and the hot battle in Iraq), the writer concludes that even if the long run will see many adjustments to the behavior of struggle, the character of battle, as given theoretical shape via Clausewitz, will stay basically unchanged.

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Download E-books Louisbourg 1758: Wolfe's First Siege (Campaign, Volume 79) PDF

By René Chartrand

Louisbourg represented a massive possibility to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it's going to depart an immensely robust enemy base astride the Anglo-American traces of verbal exchange – Louisbourg needed to be taken. confronted with powerful seashore defences and tough climate, it took six days to land the troops, and it used to be in simple terms because of a stroke of bold at the a part of a tender brigadier named James Wolfe, who controlled to show the French seashore place, that this used to be completed. the tale is essentially according to firsthand money owed from the journals of a number of members, together with French Governor Drucour's, whose very good account hasn't ever been published.

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Download E-books Warrior (Matthew Hervey, Book 10) PDF

By Allan Mallinson

In South Africa, Matthew Hervey clashes with the Warrior King of the Zulus.

1828: the steadiness of the Cape Colony has been threatened by way of Xhosa tribesmen who've been making incursions around the borders. And while Hervey is advised via his previous buddy, Sir Eyre Somervile, that the Zulu warrior king, Shaka, is set to make conflict on neighbouring tribes within the south of the rustic, he is familiar with that issues are perilous certainly. Leaving his new spouse and younger daughter in England, Hervey speeds to his friend’s reduction.

He and Somervile trip to satisfy the Zulu king, yet Shaka’s royal kraal is a scary position. The sentinels on the gates are corpses, and it quickly turns into obvious that Shaka has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his personal humans. Into this febrile surroundings journey Hervey, Somervile and their escort of dragoons and fastened rifles. however the unexpected dying of the Zulu king plunges the zone into civil conflict, and Hervey and his males into poor hazard.

Yet worse is to return. As Hervey leads Shaka’s queen around the veldt to security, he is familiar with he needs to move an alien panorama the place they are going to be hunted through wild animals — and lethal warriors.

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Download E-books Salamis 480 BC: The naval campaign that saved Greece PDF

By William Shepherd

Osprey's examine of a vital conflict of the Grerco-Persian Wars (499-449 BC). Weeks after the wonderful catastrophe at Thermopylae and heavy yet inconclusive scuffling with at sea off Artemisium, with Athens now in barbarian palms and the Acropolis burned, the Greeks dramatically halted the Persian invasion of 480BC. They introduced the 600-strong Persian fleet to conflict with their 350 triremes within the restrained waters of the straits of Salamis and, via a mixture of more advantageous strategies and combating spirit, received a crushing victory. This drove the Persian military out of the western Aegean and enabled the Hellenic Alliance to mix its manpower in enough strength to wreck the large occupying military within the following yr. Victory over the Persians secured the fifth century flowering of Greek and, particularly, Athenian tradition and associations that so stimulated the next improvement of western civilisation.

This ebook attracts largely at the findings of archaeological, technological and naval study, in addition to at the historic assets to vividly recreate essentially the most vital naval campaigns in international history.

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