Category: History

By David Irving

ISBN-10: 0947117563

ISBN-13: 9780947117566

David Irving provides a wealth of hitherto suppressed details that indicates a surprisingly unfamilar potrait of the good statesman, Churchill. Readers will find a power-hungry chief who lengthy the conflict to improve his personal profession. it is a interesting, exhaustive research of Churchill's intrigues and deceptions prior to and through WWII. it is a savage debunking of Churchill via the world's preferred revisionist historian and writer.

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By Sam Lightner Jr.

ISBN-10: 0767907752

ISBN-13: 9780767907750

“Sam Lightner, Jr., combines stories of experience, one old and the opposite modern day in his page-turner . . . With its wealthy feel of position and background, All Elevations Unknown bargains an incredibly clean twist to an adventure-climbing tale.” –Climbing Magazine

In the spring of 1999, armed with little greater than an outline from a publication and a map categorized “all elevations unknown,” Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing blood brother, Volker, came across themselves deep within the jungles of Borneo on a challenge to climb a mountain that used to be purely rumored to exist. What little they knew in regards to the mountain that they had realized from the memoirs of significant Tom Harrisson, a British international conflict II soldier who in 1945 have been assigned the near-impossible undertaking of parachuting blindly into the thick Borneo rainforest–where the natives had a grisly behavior of removing heads–to attempt to reclaim the island for the Allies.

A pleasing, completely unique mixture of go back and forth event memoir and historic new version, All Elevations Unknown charts Lightner’s exhilarating and every now and then harrowing quest to ascend the mountain Batu Lawi within the face of leeches, vipers, and sweat bees, and to maintain his workforce jointly in a single of the earth’s such a lot treacherous uncharted wallet. alongside the best way, he reconstructs a desirable historic narrative that chronicles Tom Harrisson’s adventures there throughout the warfare and illuminates an mind-blowing piece of forgotten global warfare II historical past. Rife with suspense and brilliant aspect, the 2 intertwining stories open up the island of Borneo, its humans, and its historical past in a robust, unforgettable approach, taking experience writing to new heights.

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By Matthew Innes, Yitzhak Hen

ISBN-10: 0521630010

ISBN-13: 9780521630016

This quantity investigates the ways that humans within the early heart a while used the previous: to valid the current, to appreciate present occasions, and as a resource of id. every one essay examines the mechanisms wherein principles in regards to the previous have been subtly (and occasionally no longer so subtly) reshaped for current reasons.

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By Mark Harrison

ISBN-10: 1846030870

ISBN-13: 9781846030871

The background of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors seize the preferred mind's eye to today. Viking raids reached from Norway to North Africa, they tested the dukedom of Normandy, supplied the Byzantine Emperor's bodyguard and landed at the beaches of the United States 500 years sooner than Columbus. The authors offer an in depth exam of the Viking Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking international, and the famed Viking longship that transported the Vikings via treacherous waters to their bloody raids. This superbly illustrated ebook contains new fabric in regards to the Vikings in North the US and the lives the Viking led at domestic.

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By Jonathan Eyers

ISBN-10: 1408158922

ISBN-13: 9781408158920

Everyone is familiar with the tale of the substantial, yet when it comes to death it doesn't even fee as one of many 50 worst maritime failures of the final three hundred years.

The situations of ships sinking are legion: along with icebergs and enemy torpedoes, ships were sunk via hearth, explosions, flooding, capsizing, storms, collisions and human mistakes. lots of those mess ups were virtually forgotten, equivalent to the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945, while 10,000 German civilians died within the freezing Baltic, lots of them trapped lower than decks in overall darkness.

Including maritime failures from around the world, ultimate Voyage tells the tales of either the ships that have been misplaced and the folk who have been on them.

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By Hélène Duccini

ISBN-10: 2200272359

ISBN-13: 9782200272357

Le XVIIe siècle est pour l. a. France un second d'exceptionnel rayonnement. Des ors de Versailles aux trompettes de Lully, du Cid aux Femmes savantes, le Grand Siècle s'inscrit dans les mémoires. L'avènement progressif de l. a. monarchie " absolue " ne doit pas laisser dans l'ombre les tensions et les conflits, tant politiques que religieux, qui ont marqué le siècle. En Europe, de l. a. restauration de Henri IV à l. a. succession d'Espagne, l'hégémonie des Habsbourg cède peu à peu le pas à celle des Bourbons. Sans oublier ce que les peuples ont enduré de famines et de guerres, ce livre s'attache surtout à mettre en position les grandes articulations d'un récit chronologique qui sert d'armature à toute étude de los angeles France du XVIIe siècle. Des pictures et des textes offrent une méthode d'analyse des resources, tandis que les nombreuses cartes, los angeles chronologie et l. a. bibliographie donnent des outils pour une recherche plus approfondie.

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ISBN-10: 0300197551

ISBN-13: 9780300197556

Here's the fundamental how-to advisor for speaking medical learn and discoveries on-line, perfect for reporters, researchers, and public details officials seeking to achieve a large lay viewers. Drawing at the cumulative adventure of twenty-seven of the best minds in medical communique, this important guide pursuits the categorical questions and issues of the medical neighborhood, providing assist in a variety of electronic parts, together with running a blog, growing podcasts, tweeting, and extra. With step by step advice and one-stop services, this can be the ebook each scientist, technology author, and practitioner must process the Wild West of the net with wisdom and confidence.

Source: Amazon.com Retail AZW3 (via library)

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By Barbara Mertz

ISBN-10: 0061842362

ISBN-13: 9780061842368

World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the truth in the back of the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a blinding gentle on a striking civilization.

Afascinating chronicle of a rare people—from the 1st Stone Age settlements throughout the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings historical Egypt to existence as by no means earlier than. Lavishly illustrated with images, maps, and images, it deals tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; notable tales of the pharaohs and the increase and fall of significant dynasties; a sampling of tradition, faith, and folklore; tales of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to solve or take advantage of the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that have been raised alongside the banks of the Nile.

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