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The Battle of Hastings

Author : Stephen Morillo
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A unique collection of materials focused on one of the most significant battles in European history.

The Battle of Agincourt

Author : Anne Curry
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Latest title, destined to be the Agincourt sourcebook for years to come, in the Warfare in History: Sources and Interpretations series.

The Battle of Salamis

Author : Barry Strauss
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On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks and Persians at Salamis remains one of the most tactically brilliant battles ever fought. The Greek victory changed the course of western history -- halting the advance of the Persian Empire and setting the stage for the Golden Age of Athens. In this dramatic new narrative account, historian and classicist Barry Strauss brings this landmark battle to life. He introduces us to the unforgettable characters whose decisions altered history: Themistocles, Athens' great leader (and admiral of its fleet), who devised the ingenious strategy that effectively destroyed the Persian navy in one day; Xerxes, the Persian king who fought bravely but who ultimately did not understand the sea; Aeschylus, the playwright who served in the battle and later wrote about it; and Artemisia, the only woman commander known from antiquity, who turned defeat into personal triumph. Filled with the sights, sounds, and scent of battle, The Battle of Salamis is a stirring work of history.

The Battle of Loos

Author : Philip Warner
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"On 25th September 1915, and for a few days afterward, the small town of Loos, between Lens and La Bass?e in Northern France, became the centre of one of the most intense and bloody battles of the First World War ... Philip Warner's narrative is vividly brought to life through the words of survivors from all parts of the line: the infantry, the gunners, the officers, and including extracts from the letters and diaries of Sir John French ... Through their accounts and diaries of the time, they reveal one of the most horrific tales of war yet told as well as the heroism and determination that in the end tipped the scales to victory"--Page 4 of cover.

Howl on Trial

Author : Allen Ginsberg
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Letters, press reports, excerpts from the trial transcript and decision, and other texts document the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco beat poet Allen Ginsburg and looks at censorship in the United States and the battle against it.

Super Pumped The Battle for Uber

Author : Mike Isaac
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Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Fortune, Bloomberg, Sunday Times A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice “If you want to understand modern-day Silicon Valley, you need to read this book.” —John Carreyrou, New York Times best-selling author of Bad Blood Hailed as the definitive book on Uber and Silicon Valley, Super Pumped is an epic story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth, and bad behavior that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history. Backed by billions in venture capital dollars and led by a brash and ambitious founder, Uber promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world. What followed would become a corporate cautionary tale about the perils of startup culture and a vivid example of how blind worship of startup founders can go wildly wrong.

Half the Battle

Author : Robert Mackay
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How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressures of total war and what factors were important to it? This work offers a robust rejection of contentions that civilian morale fell a long way short of the favourable picture presented during World War II and in hundreds of books and films ever since. It acknowledges that some negative attitudes and behaviours existed - panic and defeatism, ration-cheating and black-marketeering, looting, absenteeism and strikes - but argues that these involved a very small minority of the population. Robert Mackay demostrates how government policies for the maintainence of morale were put in place, giving special emphasis to the patriotic feeling that held the nation together despite the official pessimistic prognosis in the initial stages of the war.

The Battle of Yorktown 1781

Author : John D. Grainger
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"Survey and analysis of important battle of the American War of Independence"--Provided by publisher.

The Battle of Adwa

Author : Paulos Milkias
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Ethiopia trounced the Italians in 1896 in the greatest African victory over Europe since Hannibal, but failed to prevent the loss of Eritrea. The event was a powerful constitutive force in the rise of modern Africa and pan-Africanism and resounds in the shared memory of Africans and Black Americans even today.

The Battle for Tarawa

Author : United States. Marine Corps
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Under Fire

Author : Osha Gray Davidson
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Originally published in 1993, Under Fire was widely hailed as the first objective examination of the NRA and its efforts to defeat gun control legislation. Now in this expanded edition, Osha Gray Davidson shows how the NRA's extremism has cost the organization both political power and popular support. He offers a well-reasoned and workable approach to gun control, one that will find many supporters even among the NRA membership.

The Battle for Asia

Author : Mark T. Berger
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Presents a history of the Asian region, from 1945 to the present day, covering such topics as development, decolonization, the effect of communism, and globalization.

The Battle of the Binge

Author : Bill Bledsoe
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Required reading for the beginning of any diet. Ninety percent of all diets fail to give permanent weight loss, but this will prevent dieting failure. Uncontrolled cravings cause diets to fail, so learn that cravings are caused by what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat, and also how to prevent cravings with proactive eating. Never again feel starvation, cravings, or hunger, even while on your favorite diet. Original.

Victory at Stalingrad

Author : Geoffrey Roberts
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The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War Two. This book tells of its origins, course and consequences, from the outset of the Russo-German War, to the German assault on Stalingrad and the Soviet defence and counter-offensive.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Author : Scott Waldman
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A play-by-play description of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, using atlas-style maps and charts.

The Battle of Yorktown

Author : Dee Ready
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Explains how the British were outsmarted by George Washington and his troops near the city of Yorktown and how that battle turned the tide of the Revolutionary War.

The Battle of Saratoga

Author : Wendy Vierow
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Looks at the planning, key figures, events, and aftermath of the Battle of Saratoga.

The Battle for Normality

Author : G. J. M. van den Aardweg
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This book is primarily for those persons drawn towards homosexuality and who seek practical advice in order to change, or, at least, to deal with it constructively and responsably.

The Battle of Yorktown

Author : Dale Anderson
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Looks at the last major battle of the Revolutionary War, describing the events at Yorktown and their impact on the history of America.

The Battle of Shiloh

Author : Larry Hama
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Explains, in graphic novel format, the actions of the Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Shiloh.