Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others [LARGE PRINT]

By Larry G. Eggleston

Whilst the Civil battle erupted, ladies replied the decision for aid. They left their conventional roles and served in lots of capacities, a few even disguising themselves as males to enlist within the military. Estimates of those girls variety from four hundred to seven hundred, with documents indicating that a few 60 ladies squaddies have been killed or wounded. Featured during this paintings are the greater than sixty girls who fought or another way served the Union or Confederacy. between them are Sarah Thompson, the Union undercover agent and nurse who introduced down the well-known raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union undercover agent instrumental within the Civil War's greatest legal holiday; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier after which for the Union as a guerrilla raider; and Dr. Mary Walker, a Union health care provider and the one girl to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil warfare provider. This access refers back to the huge PRINT version.

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50 Battles That Changed the World

By William Weir

Instead of celebrating struggle, 50 Battles that modified the area appears on the clashes the writer believes have had the main profound influence on global historical past. indexed so as in their relevance to the trendy international, they vary from the traditional prior to the current day and span the globe time and again over. This ebook isn't really quite a bit approximately army approach because the implications of the battles that have been very important in shaping civilization as we all know it. many of the battles during this e-book are generic to us all-Bunker Hill, which avoided the yank Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which saved the world's first democracy alive. Others should be much less familiar-the naval conflict at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which resulted in the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the invention of the USA, and Yarmuk, which made attainable the unfold of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.

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Act of War: A Novel

By Dale Brown

From the corridors of energy in
Washington to the frontlines of the war
on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the
heart of the motion and introduces his
most exhilarating personality to date

In Act of War, Dale Brown is going past whatever he is performed ahead of, taking readers deep into the hot global of intelligence-focused war, and introducing a state-of-the-art new hero: thirty-two-year-old military significant Jason Richter, fashion designer of a complete array of futuristic infantry guns and units created to seek down a brand new breed of enemy with unequalled pace and lethality. With all of the exciting conflict scenes and specialist army maneuvers that experience turn into the hallmark of this New York Times bestselling writer, this can be an extreme, action-packed spectacle that mixes geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.

Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to at least one of the world's biggest multinational strength businesses is destroyed via a "backpack" nuclear machine. this can be only one of many assaults being perpetrated opposed to the corporate around the globe via a gaggle whose challenge is to prevent international businesses and govt organisations from plundering the world's common assets within the identify of profit.

Before this workforce moves back, Jason Richter is termed in along with his top-secret high-tech army unit, code-named activity strength TALON, a distinct joint army and FBI unit arrange by way of the nationwide protection consultant to trace down and defeat terrorists all over the world. Richter believes there's just one method during which to snare his rivals -- locate, pursue, have interaction, and kill. And the single solution to do that is to play them at their very own video game: Be unconventional and rapid, hit-and-run and brutal sufficient to strike worry into the guts of the main devoted terrorist. Richter should also prepared the ground via a sequence of unforeseen turns that finally uncovers a mole excessive up in the govt who's in pursuit of his personal own revenge.

If Richter fails, it will not be simply the lives of his crew which are misplaced, yet the US itself.

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Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid

By Samantha Nutt

Samantha Nutt is among the so much intrepid voices within the humanitarian area and Damned Nations is a e-book of unusual strength. Weaving gripping own studies with uncompromising and impassioned argument, Nutt dissects struggle and relief, the place humanitarian efforts get it wrong, and what can and will be performed to lead to a extra simply international. Drawing from approximately twenty years of studies on the frontline of clash, Nutt demanding situations some of the assumptions and orthodoxies surrounding the help undefined. A e-book that's instantly relocating, enticing, and insightful, Damned Nations has been acclaimed by means of readers and critics throughout North America.

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Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far

In early August 1915, after months of stalemate within the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops introduced a sequence of attacks in an all - out try to holiday the impasse and attain a decisive victory. The 'August offensive' ended in heartbreaking failure and expensive losses on each side. some of the websites of the bloody fight turned recognized names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay. Debate has endured to the current day over the tactic and making plans, the true or illusory possibilities for achievement, and the reasons of failure in what turned the final throw of the cube for the Allies. This new ebook concerning the Gallipoli battles arises out of an immense foreign convention on the Australian battle Memorial in 2010 to mark the ninety fifth anniversary of the Gallipoli crusade. Keynote speaker Professor Robin earlier led quite a number overseas experts from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, India and Turkey to give their newest examine findings. the outcome used to be major: by no means sooner than had this kind of variety of perspectives been provided, with clean German and Turkish views provided along these of British and Australasian historians. For the ensuing publication, the papers were edited and the textual content has been augmented with squaddies' letters and diary debts, in addition to a number of photos and maps.

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Reign of Hell (Sven Hassel War Classics)

By Sven Hassel

A surprising curtain of silence fell over the burning urban. All that may be heard was once the regular crackling of flames...

Hitler's penal regiments boost on Poland. Himmler has given the order: Warsaw has to be razed to the floor.

But the Polish domestic military will not be keen to offer in to the German troops so simply.

As town erupts into an inferno of flames and gunfire, Sven and his comrades locate themselves stuck among the sadism of the SS and the guerrilla struggle of the Polish Resistance...

REIGN OF HELL is a gripping perception into the Warsaw rebellion of 1944, and the bloodshed that ensued because the Polish attempted desperately to free up themselves from the German career.

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All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939 -1945

By Max Hastings

Instructed for viewing on a tablet.

From considered one of our best historians, a magisterial account of the main bad occasion in background -- international struggle II.

The horror of global warfare II touched the lives of thousands around the globe. Few may locate the phrases to explain it, purely that the carnage they skilled resembled 'all hell permit loose'.

The eminent historian Max Hastings the following encapsulates existence via struggle for the normal humans concerned --soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the voters of Leningrad: eastern suicide pilots and American service crews. This 'everyman's story' employs top-down research and bottom-up testimony to bare the that means of this immense clash and eventually resolution the query 'what was once global battle II like?'.

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The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

By Peter Hart

One of the bloodiest battles in international history―a army tragedy that will come to outline a generation.

On July 1, 1916, the British military introduced the “Big Push” that used to be speculated to carry an finish to the terrible stalemate at the Western entrance among British, French, and German forces. What resulted was once one of many maximum unmarried human catastrophes in 20th century struggle. Scrambling out of trenches within the face of German desktop weapons and artillery fireplace, the Allied Powers misplaced over twenty thousand squaddies that first day. This “battle” may drag on for an additional 4 bloody months, leading to over a million causalities one of the 3 powers.

because the oral historian on the Imperial battle Museum in London, Peter Hart has dropped at gentle new fabric by no means ahead of obvious or heard. The Somme is an unprecedented evocation of worldwide struggle I’s iconic contest―the definitive account of 1 of the key tragedies of the 20 th century. 32 b&w illustrations

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Bravo Two Zero: The Harrowing True Story of a Special Forces Patrol Behind the Lines in Iraq

By Andy McNab

Their project: To take out the scuds. 8 went out. 5 got here again. Their tale have been closed in secrecy. in the past. They have been British designated Forces, educated to be the easiest. In January 1991 a squad of 8 males went at the back of the Iraqi strains on a most sensible mystery project. It used to be known as Bravo 0. On command used to be Sergeant Andy McNab. "They are the real unsung heroes of the war." -- Lt. Col. Steven Turner, American F-15E commander. Dropped into "scud alley" sporting 210-pound packs, McNab and his males discovered themselves surrounded through Saddam's military. Their radios did not paintings. the elements grew to become chilly sufficient to freeze diesel gas. they usually were noticed. Their in simple terms probability at survival used to be to struggle their approach to the Syrian border seventy-five miles to the northwest and swim the Euphrates river to freedom. 8 set out. 5 got here again. "I'll inform you who destroyed the scuds -- it used to be the British SAS. They have been fabulous." -- John significant, British leading Minister. this is often their tale. jam-packed with no-holds-barred element approximately McNab's catch and excruciating torture, it tells of guys demonstrated past the boundaries of human endurance... and of the struggle you did not see on CNN. soiled, lethal, and fought open air the foundations.

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Standard Operating Procedure

By Philip Gourevitch, Errol Morris

An completely unique literary and highbrow collaboration by means of of our keenest ethical and political observers has produced a nonfiction Heart of Darkness for our time: the 1st complete reckoning of what truly occurred at Abu Ghraib felony, in line with enormous quantities of hours of specific interviews with the american citizens concerned.

The Ballad of Abu Ghraib finds the tales of the yank infantrymen who took and seemed within the iconic images of the Iraq war-the haunting electronic snapshots from Abu Ghraib felony that surprised the world-and concurrently illuminates and alters without end our knowing of these photos and the occasions they depict. Drawing on greater than 200 hours of Errol Morris's startlingly frank and intimate interviews with american citizens who served at Abu Ghraib and with a few of their Iraqi prisoners, in addition to on his personal study, Philip Gourevitch has written a relentlessly astounding account of Iraq's profession from the interior out-rendering brilliant pix of guards and prisoners ensnared in an appalling breakdown of command authority and ethical order.

What did we predict we observed within the notorious images, and what have been we, in reality, ? What did the folks within the photos imagine they have been doing, and why did they take them? What was once "standard working process" and what used to be "being inventive" while it got here to creating prisoners uncomfortable? Who was once giving orders, and who used to be following them? the place does the road lie among humiliation and torture, and why and the way does that topic? used to be the real Abu Ghraib "scandal" as a result of the an exposŽ or a cover-up?

In exploring those questions, Gourevitch and Morris have crafted a nonfiction morality play that stands to suffer as crucial interpreting lengthy after the present conflict in Iraq passes from the headlines. by way of taking us deep into the voices and characters of the boys and ladies who lived the horror of Abu Ghraib, the authors strength us, no matter what our politics, to reexamine the pat motives during which we have now been offered-or sought-refuge, and to work out afresh this watershed episode. rather than a "few undesirable apples," we're faced with disturbingly usual younger American women and men who've been dropped into anything out of Dante's Inferno.

The Ballad of Abu Ghraib is a ebook that makes you think that and makes you see-an crucial contribution from of our most interesting nonfiction artists operating on the top in their powers.

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