Soldiers of the Great War, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

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Author: William Mitchell Haulsee

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781391649474

Category: Reference

Page: 518

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Excerpt from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol. 3 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Soldiers of the Great War, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Author: W. M. Haulsee

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528001724

Category: Reference

Page: 486

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Excerpt from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol. 2 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Soldiers of the Great War ...

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Author: William Mitchell Haulsee,Frank George Howe,Alfred Cyril Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: N.A

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War in Afghanistan

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Author: Kevin Baker

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 1921719397

Category: Afghan Wars

Page: 265

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Allen Mawer's diary is a candid and sometimes disconcerting record of conquests in the air and on the ground. It recounts the highs and lows of his war. From 1941 when, aged 21, he hunted the Hun over the English Channel and experienced the perils of aerial combat and the hazards of wartime romance. To 1943 when, living in a 'swamp that pretends to be an airstrip' south of Darwin, the Japanese flew over so infrequently he was in danger of going troppo. Allen was killed over Darwin at the end of the war. His diary offers a poignant insight into the human cost of armed conflict.

Yankee Warhorse

A Biography of Major General Peter Osterhaus

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Author: Mary Bobbitt Townsend

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826272150

Category: History

Page: 288

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A German-born Union officer in the American Civil War, Maj. Gen. Peter Osterhaus served from the first clash in the western theater until the final surrender of the war. Osterhaus made a name for himself within the army as an energetic and resourceful commander who led his men from the front. He was one of the last surviving Union major general and military governor of Mississippi in the early days of Reconstruction. This first full-length study of the officer documents how, despite his meteoric military career, his accomplishments were underreported even in his own day and often misrepresented in the historical record. Mary Bobbitt Townsend corrects previous errors about his life and offers new insights into his contributions to major turning points in the war at Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, as well as other battles. Townsend draws on battle reports not found in the Official Records, on personal papers, and on other nonpublished material to examine Osterhaus’s part in the major battles in the West as well as in minor engagements. She tells how he came into his own in the Vicksburg campaign and proved himself through skill with artillery, expertise in intelligence gathering, and taking the lead in hostile territory—blazing the trail down the west side of the river for the entire Union army and then covering Grant’s back for a month during the siege. At Chattanooga, Osterhaus helped Joe Hooker strategize the rout at Lookout Mountain; at Atlanta, he led the Fifteenth Corps, the largest of the four corps making Sherman's March to the Sea. Townsend also documents his contributions in the battles of Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, Arkansas Post, Port Gibson, Ringgold Gap, and Resaca and shows that he played a crucial role in Canby’s Mobile Bay operations at the end of the war. In addition to reporting Osterhaus’s wartime experiences, Townsend describes his experiences as a leader in the 1848–1849 Rebellion in his native Germany, his frustration during his term as Mississippi’s governor, and his stint as U.S. consul to France during the Franco-Prussian War. Osterhaus stood out from other volunteer officers in his understanding of tactics and logistics, even though his careful field preparation led to criticism by historians that he was unduly cautious in battle. Yankee Warhorse sets the record straight on this important Civil War general as it opens a new window on the war in the West.

The Forgotten Soldier

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Author: Guy Sajer

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574882856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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The illustrated edition of the classic German WWII autobiography

Celebrated Spies and Famous Mysteries of the Great War

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Author: George Barton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: HISTORY

Page: 345

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Written as a companion volume to the earlier€World's Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents, €George Barton's 1919 work examines espionage during the Great War. In addition to covering the exploits of World War I's greatest spies, the work also investigates various mysteries and adventures associated with the conflict. Photographs and illustrations of various personalities enliven the account.

Prostitution, Race and Politics

Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire

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Author: Philippa Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135945012

Category: History

Page: 512

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In addition to shouldering the blame for the increasing incidence of venereal disease among sailors and soldiers, prostitutes throughout the British Empire also bore the burden of the contagious diseases ordinances that the British government passed. By studying how British authorities enforced these laws in four colonial sites between the 1860s and the end of the First World War, Philippa Levine reveals how myths and prejudices about the sexual practices of colonized peoples not only had a direct and often punishing effect on how the laws operated, but how they also further justified the distinction between the colonizer and the colonized.

Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief

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Author: Carol Berkin,Christopher Miller,Robert Cherny,James Gormly,Douglas Egerton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285528905

Category: History

Page: 464

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MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages readers to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation and appeal to readers of varied learning levels. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow readers to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text; the open, inviting design allows readers to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help readers analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. Investigating America gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, In The Wider World introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Roots of Strategy

The 5 Greatest Military Classics of All Time

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Author: Thomas Raphael Phillips

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811721943

Category: History

Page: 448

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Gathers pre-nineteenth century classics on military strategy by experts from ancient China, the Roman Empire, France, and Germany

The Bookseller

A Newspaper of British and Foreign Literature

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Henry Knox

Visionary General of the American Revolution

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Author: Mark Puls

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230611429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River). Knox became an major advocate of the U.S. Constitution and served as the nation's first Secretary of War. He was co-founder of the U.S. Navy, laid the foundations for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and negotiated treaties and set policy with Native Americans.With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.

Empire of the Sun

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Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743265238

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A young boy living in China at the outbreak of World War II is separated from his wealthy parents, forced to forage for survival in Shanghai's foreign quarter, interned in a Japanese prison camp, and, eventually, reunited with his family, in a new edition of the award-winning autobiographical novel. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The First World War

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Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780375400520

Category: History

Page: 475

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A history of the Great War chronicles the events of the conflict from early diplomatic efforts to avert war, through the nightmarish campaigns and battles, to the end of the war and its repercussions

The Somme

Also Including The Coward

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Author: A. D. Gristwood

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504040287

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Two World War I classics: The story of a British soldier enduring the battle in France and a novella starring a man who takes drastic steps to escape the Great War. The million British dead have left no books behind. What they felt as they died hour by hour in the mud, or were choked horribly with gas, or relinquished their reluctant lives on stretchers, no witness tells. But here is a book that almost tells it. . . . Mr. Gristwood has had the relentless simplicity to recall things as they were; he was as nearly dead as he could be without dying, and he has smelt the stench of his own corruption. This is the story of millions of men—of millions.” —H. G. Wells In The Somme and its companion The Coward, first published in 1927, the heroics of war and noble self-sacrifice are completely absent, replaced by the gritty realism of life for the ordinary soldier in World War I and an unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war. Written under the guidance of master storyteller H. G. Wells, they are classics of the genre. Based on A. D. Gristwood’s own wartime experiences, The Somme revolves around a futile attack during the 1916 Somme campaign. On the battlefront, Tom Everitt is wounded and must be moved back through a series of dressing stations to the General Hospital at Rouen. Few other accounts of the war give such an accurate picture of trench life, and The Spectator praised Gristwood’s “very effective writing,” calling The Somme “a book which anyone who was not in the War should read.” The Coward concerns a man who shoots himself in the hand to escape the chaos during the March 1918 retreat—an offense punishable by death—and is haunted by fear of discovery and self-loathing. Together, these works offer a vivid, immersive view of the First World War and the suffering it inflicted on the men who fought it.

National movements and national identity among the Crimean Tatars

(1905-1916)

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Author: Hakan Kırımlı

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004105096

Category: History

Page: 242

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This study is the first and only scholarly attempt to cover the process of the formation of the modern national identity among the Crimean Tatars during the first decades of this century. It also illuminates similar processes among the other Turkic peoples of the Russian Empire.

The History of the Thirty Years' War

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Author: Friedrich Schiller

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775412180

Category: History

Page: 602

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Tensions between Catholic and Protestant factions of the Roman Empire erupted into what became know as the Thirty Years' War in 1618. German poet, historian, philosopher and dramatist Friedrich Schiller writes about the effect this war had on the territories in which it was fought, most of which became modern-day Germany. Schiller wrote this history in part as a consequence of his interest in the freedom of man.

The Mask of Command

A Study of Generalship

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Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649814X

Category: History

Page: 384

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The Mask of Command is about generals: who they are, what they do and how they affect the world we live in. Through portraits of four generals - archetypal hero Alexander the Great, anti-hero Wellington, the unheroic Ulysses S. Grant and the false heroic of Hitler - John Keegan propounds the view of heroism in warfare as inextricable linked with the political imperative of the age and place. He demonstrates how the role of the general alters with the ethos of the society that creates him and concludes that there is no place for heroism in a nuclear world. The Mask of Command is a companion volume to John Keegan's classic study of the individual soldier, The Face of Battle: together they form a masterpiece of military and human history.