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Jean de Florette by Vanessa Grosjean

Jean de Florette

Vanessa Grosjean

eBook

Cette fiche de lecture sur Jean de Florette de Marcel Pagnol propose une analyse complète : un résumé une analyse des personnages une analyse des axes de lecture À propos de FichesDeLecture.com :FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes...

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The plot to destroy Trump  by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

The plot to destroy Trump

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

Book

zThe Plot to Destroy Trump exposes the Deep State conspiracy to discredit and even depose the legitimately elected President Donald J. Trump with the fabricated Russian dossier, including: How the unsubstantiated accusations of collusion began with former...

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Some gave it all  by Danny Lane

Some gave it all

Danny Lane

Book

Based on an incredible true story, a young Marine fights an unbelievable battle in the abyss of Vietnam. Get a front row seat to the intense action, courage and sacrifice he and other Marines endured.Experience the ferocity of battle; the deep bonds ...

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Combat at close quarters

Combat at close quarters

Book

"Combat at Close Quarters presents the work of five renowned historians who describe and interpret the U.S. Navy's major combat operations in Southeast Asia, including the Rolling Thunder and Linebacker strikes against North Vietnam, the river war in...

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Old Nelson

Old Nelson

Book

"This thoroughly interesting slice of Nelson region history is drawn from an extensive private collection. The images include many street scenes and town vistas, as well as themes such as public occasions, unfortunate events, sport and recreation, tr...

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The promise and the dream  by David. author. Margolick

The promise and the dream

David. author. Margolick

Book

No issue in America in the 1960s was more vital than civil rights, and no two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Fifty years after they were both assassinated,...

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At home at Highclere  by Fiona Carnarvon

At home at Highclere

Fiona Carnarvon

Book

'Written by the current lady of the manor, this book gives complete access to the world-renowned historic country house and showcases the art of entertaining, past and present. Highclere Castle, famed as the setting for Downton Abbey, is the epitome of...

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Iron kingdom  by Christopher M. Clark

Iron kingdom

Christopher M. Clark

Book

Offers a history of the vanished state from its beginning as a group of territorial fragments to its rise to become one of the most powerful nations in Europe, detailing Prussia's influential and critical role in modern times and its dissolution by the...

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The skull of Alum Bheg  by Kim A. Wagner

The skull of Alum Bheg

Kim A. Wagner

Book

In 1963, a human skull was discovered in a pub in Kent in south-east England. A brief handwritten note stuck inside the cavity revealed it to be that of Alum Bheg, an Indian soldier in British service who was executed during the aftermath of the 1857...

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Tirpitz  by Daniel Knowles

Tirpitz

Daniel Knowles

Book

"Referred to by Winston Churchill as ‘the Beast’, ‘Tirpitz’ was Germany’s last great battleship and was one of the largest and heaviest battleships ever constructed by a European navy. Sister ship to the infamous ‘Bismarck’, ‘Tirpitz’ may be referred...

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Dunkirk: nine days that saved an army  by John Grehan

Dunkirk: nine days that saved an army

John Grehan

Book

"The epic of Dunkirk has been told many times, but the numerous accounts from surviving soldiers and sailors were often a blur of fear and fighting with the days mingling into each other, leaving what is, at times, a confusing picture. In this book, adopting...

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Nieuwpoort, sector 1917  by Kristof Jacobs

Nieuwpoort, sector 1917

Kristof Jacobs

Book

"The centennial of World War I has brought countless largely forgotten stories—of bravery and suffering, heroism and devastation—to light for the first time in generations. This book performs that service for one of the most interesting, yet least we...

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"Pouring with rain - troops fed up"  by Dennis Williams

"Pouring with rain - troops fed up"

Dennis Williams

Book

"In September 1918 Second Army was the weakest of the British Armies on the Western Front; many of its formations had been rebuilt through young conscripts and men reclassified as fit for the frontline. It was, however, commanded by General Herbert P...

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Cartoon history of the universe II. Volume 8-13 by Larry Gonick

Cartoon history of the universe II. Volume 8-13

Larry Gonick

eBook

Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info....

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Bravo two zero by Andy McNab

Bravo two zero

Andy McNab

eBook

Bravo Two Zero is the radio call sign for a British SAS patrol dropped off behind enemy lines during the Gulf War. Their mission was to destroy Iraq Scud missile sites that threatened Israel. They are compromised and have to attempt to make it sevent...

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The Great Railway Revolution by Christian Wolmar

The Great Railway Revolution

Christian Wolmar

eBook

In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad...

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Medieval Britain by John Gillingham

Medieval Britain

John Gillingham

eBook

First published as part of the best-selling ""The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain"", John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' very short introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle A...

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The Subterranean Railway by Christian Wolmar

The Subterranean Railway

Christian Wolmar

eBook

Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the 19th-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the l...

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Ambedkar, Gandhi and Patel by Raja Sekhar Vundru

Ambedkar, Gandhi and Patel

Raja Sekhar Vundru

eBook

In 1931 Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B R Ambedkar met in London and clashed on the future of India's electoral system. Later in 1932 when the British announced reserved seats for dalits, Gandhi went on a fast unto death. Ambedkar saved his life by agreeing...

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As green as grass by Emma Smith

As green as grass

Emma Smith

eBook

"After waving goodbye to the rocks, cliffs and sands of the north Cornish coast, Emma Smith (born Elspeth Hallsmith) and her family are uprooted to the Devonshire village of Crapstone, on the outskirts of Dartmoor. Emma's father, a decorated hero of the...

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Fire & steam by Christian Wolmar

Fire & steam

Christian Wolmar

eBook

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who de...

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To hell and back by Ian Kershaw

To hell and back

Ian Kershaw

eBook

In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had b...

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The histories by Herodotus

The histories

Herodotus

eBook

Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges'who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and...

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The Garden of the Gods by Gerald author. Durrell

The Garden of the Gods

Gerald author. Durrell

eBook

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Concorde by Jonathan Glancey

Concorde

Jonathan Glancey

eBook

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The Space Race by Brenden Wood

The Space Race

Brenden Wood

eBook

When people look up at the night sky, they might see the potential for amazing discoveries and scientific advancement. During the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, some people also saw a place that needed to be claimed. In The Space Race: How the Cold...

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Turned on by Ross Benes

Turned on

Ross Benes

eBook

Do you think sex only shapes our lives in the bedroom' Think again. Your breakfast cereal. Your neighborhood's crime rate. Even your Amazon Prime account. Believe it or not, nearly every aspect of modern life has been shaped in some way by sex. In th...

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Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

eBook

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profi...

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Verizon untethered by Scott (Historian) McMurray

Verizon untethered

Scott (Historian) McMurray

eAudiobook

A history of the transformation of Verizon and the telecommunications industry told through the eyes of founding CEO Ivan Seidenberg and his leadership team, with highlights and commentary from bestselling global leadership guru Ram Charan The Verizo...

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Jewel of Knightsbridge by Robin Harrod

Jewel of Knightsbridge

Robin Harrod

eAudiobook

In 1836, Charles Henry Harrod was convicted at the Old Bailey of receiving stolen goods and sentenced to seven years' hard labour in Tasmania. But he miraculously escaped his fate to found what would become the legendary Harrods. His son Charles Digb...

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The times of my life and my life with the times by Max Frankel

The times of my life and my life with the times

Max Frankel

eAudiobook

Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettable...

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One square mile of hell  by John F. Wukovits

One square mile of hell

John F. Wukovits

Book

"In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers...

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From docks and sand  by Adrian Gregson

From docks and sand

Adrian Gregson

Book

"This book is a study of the importance and significance of community identity to a fighting unit in the First World War. In this case the unit in question is primarily 7th King’s Regiment and more widely the 55th West Lancashire Division, 1914-18. The...

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The Founder's revolution  by Michael S. Law

The Founder's revolution

Michael S. Law

Book

"Readers will re-discover the forgotten treasures of the history and principles of the Declaration of Independence, recognizing the dedication of the Founding Fathers to the principles found there. The Founders' Revolution is designed to help readers...

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Never remember  by Masha Gessen

Never remember

Masha Gessen

Book

A haunting literary and visual journey deep into Russia's past -- and present. The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist...

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Blood moon  by John Sedgwick

Blood moon

John Sedgwick

Book

[This] is the story of the century-old blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men's mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped...

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Becoming Madam Chancellor  by Joyce Marie Mushaben

Becoming Madam Chancellor

Joyce Marie Mushaben

Book

"Since 2005, Angela Merkel has transformed not only the way Germans see themselves but also the way that politicians worldwide, male and female, perceive women in power. The East German daughter of a Protestant pastor, this physicist-turned-politician...

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A villa in Devonport  by Antonia J. (Antonia Jean) Jones

A villa in Devonport

Antonia J. (Antonia Jean) Jones

Book

"The author, a family historian and retired librarian, started researching the history of this particular house, prompted by a photograph of the original which was so different to the present day building. She became absorbed by the stories of previous...

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Gallipoli to the Somme  by A. C. (Alexander Craig) Aitken

Gallipoli to the Somme

A. C. (Alexander Craig) Aitken

Book

"Alexander Aitken was an ordinary soldier with an extraordinary mind. The student who enlisted in 1915 was a mathematical genius who could multiply nine-digit numbers in his head. He took a violin with him to Gallipoli (where field telephone wire sub...

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The mysteries of history  by Graeme Donald

The mysteries of history

Graeme Donald

Book

"As Napoleon himself once said, 'History is a version of past events that people have decided to agree upon'. Noted down in historical documents, copied and widely repeated, it doesn't take long for a version of the truth to become accepted as fact....

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Cultural dementia  by David Andress

Cultural dementia

David Andress

Book

"David Andress argues that we are suffering from an attack of social and cultural dementia. The former great powers of the historic 'West' – especially Britain, the USA and France – seem to be abandoning the wisdom of maturity for senile daydreams o...

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I find your lack of faith disturbing by A. D. Jameson

I find your lack of faith disturbing

A. D. Jameson

eBook

"A.D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the...

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I believe that we will win by Phil West

I believe that we will win

Phil West

eBook

Delivers an assessment of the history and future of American men's soccer on the international playing field, discussing the growing symbiotic relationship between the national team and Major League Soccer and how the U.S. is cultivating young talent...

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West like lightning by Jim DeFelice

West like lightning

Jim DeFelice

eBook

In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation's two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. This book traces the development...

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After the fact by Nathan Bomey

After the fact

Nathan Bomey

eBook

"This trenchant analysis examines the many ways our society's increasingly tenuous commitment to facts laid the groundwork for Donald Trump's rise to power."--

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Milk! by Mark Kurlansky

Milk!

Mark Kurlansky

eBook

-- Cod According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans...

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The story of sex by Philippe Brenot

The story of sex

Philippe Brenot

eBook

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Higher by Neal Bascomb

Higher

Neal Bascomb

eAudiobook

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Red mutiny by Neal Bascomb

Red mutiny

Neal Bascomb

eAudiobook

Bascomb tells the story of the legendary uprising aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905. After they are served rancid meat, 600 sailors rebel. Their violent struggle against oppression and hopelessness comes to symbolize the core ideals of the...

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West like lightning by Jim DeFelice

West like lightning

Jim DeFelice

eAudiobook

The thrilling narrative history of one of the most enduring icons of the American West, the Pony Express, from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper--an exciting tale of daring young men pushing limits to the extremes across the...

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A naturalist at large by Bernd Heinrich

A naturalist at large

Bernd Heinrich

eAudiobook

From one of the finest scientists and writers of our time comes an engaging record of a life spent in close observation of the natural world, one that has yielded marvelous, mind-altering (Los Angeles Times) insight and discoveries. In essays that span...

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Bomber Command  by Martyn Chorlton

Bomber Command

Martyn Chorlton

Book

"1942 was a crucial year for the fortunes of Bomber Command. The newly appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Sir Arthur Harris, knew he had to show quickly that his Bomber Command could make a real difference to the war, so with Churchill's blessing...

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All guts no glory

All guts no glory

Book

"In 2015 New Zealand Society Genealogists Nelson Branch, were winners of the TrustPower Community Awards Heritage and Environment category for 'Going Above and Beyond to mark an important centenary.' Little has been written about the nurses and less so...

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The mystery of the Albany mummies

The mystery of the Albany mummies

Book

"This book recounts a fascinating tale of the mystery of the Albany mummies from their early acquisition in 1909, to their beloved status as Albany's Egyptian priest and priestess in the mid-twentieth century, to the present, when their mystery was s...

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Travels on the St. Johns River by John Bartram

Travels on the St. Johns River

John Bartram

eBook

This book guides modern-day readers through two extraordinary naturalists' accounts of East Florida.

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Chappaquiddick  by Leo Damore

Chappaquiddick

Leo Damore

Book

A young woman leaves a party with a wealthy U.S. senator. The next morning her body is discovered in his car at the bottom of a pond.<br> <br> This is the damning true story of the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick and of...

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The low sky  by Han van der Horst

The low sky

Han van der Horst

Book

Han van der Horst paints a picture of Dutch society and the Dutch psyche that will help expatriates to understand the country they are living in and to function properly at work and in their free time. 'The Low Sky - Understanding the Dutch' is a guide...

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Dutch resistance revealed  by Scharrer Jos

Dutch resistance revealed

Scharrer Jos

Book

"The Dutch resistance movement during the Nazi occupation was bedevilled by treachery, betrayal and poor organization and support from London. Despite these serious problems, the brave men and women of the Dutch resistance who refused to accept domination...

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Rescue Board  by Rebecca Erbelding

Rescue Board

Rebecca Erbelding

Book

"America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevel...

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Trading in war  by Margarette Lincoln

Trading in war

Margarette Lincoln

Book

"A vivid account of the forgotten citizens of maritime London who sustained Britain during the Revolutionary Wars. In the half-century before the Battle of Trafalgar the port of London became the commercial nexus of a global empire and launch pad of ...

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World War II at sea  by Craig L. Symonds

World War II at sea

Craig L. Symonds

Book

"Craig L. Symonds' World War II at Sea offers a definitive naval history of the Second World War presenting the chronology of the naval war, from The London Conference of 1930 to the surrender in Tokyo Bay in 1945, on a global scale for the first...

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The China mission  by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

The China mission

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Book

"A nuanced history of the doomed diplomatic mission that turned the tides of the Chinese Civil War. Following the phenomenal success of General George C. Marshall's leadership of the American army during World War II, he was the standout candidate for...

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The girl from Kathmandu  by Cam Simpson

The girl from Kathmandu

Cam Simpson

Book

A heart-rending narrative that moves from the Himalayas to the Middle East to Houston and culminates in an epic court battle, this is a story of death and life - of the war in Iraq, the killings of the twelve Nepalese, a journalist determined to uncover...

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Life in Georgian Richmond, North Yorkshire  by C. J. (C. Jane) Hatcher

Life in Georgian Richmond, North Yorkshire

C. J. (C. Jane) Hatcher

Book

"The Georgian Era was a period of immense change in Britain, immortalised in the work of writers such as Jane Austen and architects like John Nash. For such an evocative period, the question must be asked: what was life really like? In Life in Georgi...

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Lys Offensive  by Andrew Rawson

Lys Offensive

Andrew Rawson

Book

"This is an account of the British Expeditionary Force's defensive battle in Flanders during April 1918. It begins with the planning for Operation Georgette, the second German offensive of the year. The attack on 9 April penetrated up to 6 miles on a...

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A deadly legacy  by Tim (Timothy L.) Grady

A deadly legacy

Tim (Timothy L.) Grady

Book

"This book is the first to offer a full account of the varied contributions of German Jews to Imperial Germany's endeavors during the Great War. Historian Tim Grady examines the efforts of the 100,000 Jewish soldiers who served in the German military...

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In days to come  by Avraham Burg

In days to come

Avraham Burg

Book

"Born in 1955, Avraham Burg witnessed firsthand many of the most dramatic and critical junctions in Israeli history. Here he chronicles the highs and lows of his country during the last five decades, beginning with the 1967 war, when, as a young boy,...

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Raising the fleet  by Ernest Arroyo

Raising the fleet

Ernest Arroyo

Book

"One of the greatest maritime salvage operations in US history took place for three years after the devastating attack by the japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941. Raising the Fleet follows the operation on each ship sunk or damaged from refloating,...

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Rolling Thunder 1965-68  by Richard Hallion

Rolling Thunder 1965-68

Richard Hallion

Book

"The bombing campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, Rolling Thunder became a byword for pointless, ineffective brutality, and was a key factor in America's Vietnam defeat. But in its failures, Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential...

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Bayly's war  by Steve R. Dunn

Bayly's war

Steve R. Dunn

Book

"Bayly’s War is the story of the Royal Navy’s Coast of Ireland Command (later named Western Approaches Command) during World War One. Britain was particularly vulnerable to the disruption of trade in the Western Approaches through which food and mu...

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On wings of eagles  by Ken Follett

On wings of eagles

Ken Follett

Book

"When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men had been jailed in Iran, he turned to the one person who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what...

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Broadway  by Fran Leadon

Broadway

Fran Leadon

Book

"In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became...

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Hadrian's Wall  by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Hadrian's Wall

Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Book

"Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began....

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Chile 1973, the other 9/11  by David François

Chile 1973, the other 9/11

David François

Book

"In 1970, Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens, a physician and leftist politician, was elected the President of Chile. Involved in political life for nearly 40 years, Allende adopted a policy of nationalisation of industries and collectivisation – measures...

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Do all Indians live in tipis?

Do all Indians live in tipis?

Book

"Debunking common myths and providing information about everything from katsina dolls to casinos and Pocahontas to powwows, Native staff members at the National Museum of the American Indian have handled a wide array of questions over the years. This...

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Paradise afire. Volume 1, The Sri Lankan war, 1971-1987  by Adrien Fontanellaz

Paradise afire. Volume 1, The Sri Lankan war, 1971-1987

Adrien Fontanellaz

Book

"When released into independence from Great Britain in 1948, the stunningly beautiful island of Ceylon, renamed Sri Lanka in 1972, was expected to become a sort of 'South Asian Singapore.' However, stable political order and bright economic prospects...

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Hitler's last revenge weapons  by Nigel Walpole

Hitler's last revenge weapons

Nigel Walpole

Book

"From September 1940 until May 1941, Britain - especially Greater London - suffered heavily under a barrage of day and nighttime raids by the then mighty Luftwaffe; raids which killed some 20,000 people and destroyed or damaged one million homes during...

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The Putin corporation  by I︠U︡riĭ Felʹshtinskiĭ

The Putin corporation

I︠U︡riĭ Felʹshtinskiĭ

Book

"Another Russian Presidential election, another round of poisoned Russians on British soil. Where does this brutality come from? The Putin Corporation describes in vivid narrative detail how poisonings are a key ingredient when it is election time in...

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The United States of absurdity  by Dave Anthony

The United States of absurdity

Dave Anthony

Book

"Discover illustrated profiles of the weird, outrageous (and true!) tales from American history that don't appear in school textbooks. From the creators of the comedy/history podcast The Dollop, The United States of Absurdity presents short, informative,...

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The death of democracy  by Benjamin Carter Hett

The death of democracy

Benjamin Carter Hett

Book

"The Death of Democracy explores one of the great questions in all of human history: what caused the fall of one of the most progressive governments in twentieth-century Europe, and the rise of the most terrifying? Drawing on extraordinary individual...

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Has the West lost it?  by Kishore Mahbubani

Has the West lost it?

Kishore Mahbubani

Book

"In Kishore Mahbubani's ... polemic, he argues ... that the West can no longer presume to impose its ideology on the world, and, crucially, that it must stop seeking to uintervene, politically and militarily, in the affiars of other nations. He examines...

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Tragic encounter  by Page Smith

Tragic encounter

Page Smith

Book

"Page Smith was one of America’s greatest historians. He made his mark with a history of the United States published in eight volumes, each volume carrying the subtitle ‘A People’s History of the United States’. These were groundbreaking histories, composed...

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The Century girls  by Tessa Dunlop

The Century girls

Tessa Dunlop

Book

"In 2018 Britain celebrates the centenary of some women getting the vote. The intervening ten decades have witnessed staggering change, and The Century Girls features six women born in 1918 or before who haven’t just witnessed that change, they’ve lived...

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Patriots, traitors and empires  by Stephen Gowans

Patriots, traitors and empires

Stephen Gowans

Book

"Patriots, Traitors and Empires is an account of modern Korean history, written from the point of view of those who fought to free their country from the domination of foreign empires. It traces the history of Korea's struggle for freedom from opposition...

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Architects of death  by Karen Bartlett

Architects of death

Karen Bartlett

Book

J. A. Topf and Sons began life as a well-respected, but unremarkable, engineering firm in the provincial German city of Erfurt. A family-owned business, it produced heating systems, as well as brewing and malting equipment. But the advent of the Second...

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The battle that won the war  by Peter Rostron

The battle that won the war

Peter Rostron

Book

"It is no exaggeration to claim that 46th North Midland Division s action on 29 September 1918 was the hammer blow that shattered the will of the German High Command. Painting the strategic picture from early 1918 and the dark weeks following the German...

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The landing in the dawn  by James Hurst

The landing in the dawn

James Hurst

Book

"The Gallipoli Landing of 25 April 1915 is arguably Australia’s best known battle. It is commemorated each year with a national holiday, services, parades and great media attention. 2015, the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, was marked by great p...

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A military history of modern South Africa  by I. J. Van der Waag

A military history of modern South Africa

I. J. Van der Waag

Book

"Twentieth-century South Africa saw continuous, often rapid and fundamental socioeconomic and political change. The century started with a brief but total war. Less than ten years later Britain brought the conquered Boer republics and the Cape and Na...

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The burning shores  by Frederic M. Wehrey

The burning shores

Frederic M. Wehrey

Book

"The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastro...

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There are no dead here  by Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno

There are no dead here

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno

Book

"There Are No Dead Here is the harrowing story of three ordinary Colombians who risked everything to reveal the collusion between the new mafia and much of the country's military and political establishment: Jesus Maria Valle, a human rights activist...

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Ghost towns  by Chris McNab

Ghost towns

Chris McNab

Book

"From ramshackle houses in the former mining town of Animas Forks in Colorado to more than 100,000 new apartments lying empty in Chenggong in China, from idle factories in Henry Ford's purpose-built town of Fordlandia on the edge of the Brazilian rainforest...

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Hero found  by Bruce B. Henderson

Hero found

Bruce B. Henderson

Book

Tells the true story of Navy pilot Dieter Dengler who led and organized an escape from a P.O.W. camp in the Laotian jungle and returned to his aircraft carrier, emaciated and ill, six months after being shot down.

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Britain's victory, Denmark's freedom  by Mikkel Plannthin

Britain's victory, Denmark's freedom

Mikkel Plannthin

Book

On 9 April 1940, Nazi Germany occupied Denmark. Not everyone accepted the surrender. Abroad, Danish Nationals mobilised to fight back, and more than 250 men and women volunteered for Allied air forces, serving all over the world as pilots or aircrew....

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We few  by Nick Brokhausen

We few

Nick Brokhausen

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"This riveting memoir details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served...

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The field of blood  by Nicholas Edward Morton

The field of blood

Nicholas Edward Morton

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"The First Crusade was remarkably successfully for the western European forces. Charging in on their heavy cavalry, Frankish armies swept across the Middle East, capturing major cities and setting up the Crusader States in the Levant: the kingdom of ...

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Nazi millionaires  by Kenneth D. Alford

Nazi millionaires

Kenneth D. Alford

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"During the final days of World War II, German SS officers crammed trains, cars, and trucks full of gold, currency, and jewels, and headed for the mountains of Austria. Fearful of arrest and determined to keep the stolen loot out of Allied hands, the...

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A little history of archaeology  by Brian M. Fagan

A little history of archaeology

Brian M. Fagan

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"The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe. What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or....

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