Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

By Stephen Turnbul

By means of 1400 the lengthy working clash among the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was once coming to a head, in part due to the Order’s meddling within the inner politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order’s territory with a robust allied military together with all of the enemies of the Teutonic Knights – Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Bohemians, Hungarians, Tartars and Cossacks. This booklet recounts how, while the armies clashed at the wooded, rolling hills close to the small village of Tannenberg, the Teutonic Knights suffered a disastrous defeat from which their Order by no means recovered.

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History's Greatest Wars: The Epic Conflicts that Shaped the Modern World

By Joseph Cummins

Centuries of battle that modified the area are captured in History’s maximum Wars. This ebook acts as an ideal primer for newcomers whereas supplying professional heritage readers new views on many recognized and a few not-so-well-known conflicts. every one bankruptcy encompasses a quick-reference precis, a timeline, an summary of the struggle, essays on its important leaders, a chain of brief, usually offbeat good points on facets of the clash, and an in depth account of a pivotal conflict.

Author Joseph Cummins highlights pivotal victories that modified countries, from the Norman invasion of britain in 1066 to the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521 and the 1st fervid days of the French Revolution of 1789 to the bloody stalemate that ended the Iran-Iraq warfare in 1988. each one bankruptcy delineates defining moments within the improvement of political philosophies, from Athens’ safeguard of democracy opposed to Persian despotism to the championing of equivalent rights for all within the American Revolution. It recounts the heroism of armies and members, from the Spartans’ struggle to the loss of life opposed to the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC to the Korean admiral who encouraged his kingdom to repel an immense eastern invasion within the 1590s. It strains the transformation of conflict strategies, from the prearranged set-piece encounters of the Napoleonic Wars to the large naval landings and aerial bombardments of global warfare II, explains the medical strategies that yielded the computer gun, the tank, and the atom bomb, and vividly renders the most important victories that became the tide of conflict, from Waterloo to Gettysburg and D-Day. while, it reiterates the constants of clash: the slaughters and massacres, together with the Holocaust and the little-known Taiping uprising, which killed as much as 40 million chinese language; the private sacrifices made by means of these struggling with tyranny, between them the rebels of innovative France, Greece, and Mexico; and the extreme impact of charismatic leaders, starting from Napoleon and Pancho Villa to Mao Zedong and Hitler.

Sweeping in its scope, but intimate in its insights into the motivations of politicians, strategists, commanders, and infantrymen, this can be a assortment that might increase your figuring out of the fashionable global and your individual position in it.

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Poitiers AD 732: Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (Campaign)

By David Nicolle

Within the early a long time of the eighth century advert, Islamic forces have been flooding into Europe during the Iberian peninsula, threatening Frankish and Burgundian territory and raiding it with ever-increasing ferocity. on the conflict of Poitiers, often referred to as excursions, Christian forces less than the Frankish chief Charles Martel "The Hammer" (grandfather of Charlemagne) faced an immense invading Islamic military. The Franks have been positive, successfully halting the northward increase of Islam and maintaining Christianity because the dominant religion in Europe. professional medievalist David Nicolle attracts on modern resources to reconstruct this turning-point conflict, areas it in its old context and stories its historical past and rapid and longer-term historic effects.

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Soldier: A Visual History of the Fighting Man

By R. G. Grant

It is a soldier's lifestyles, off and on the battlefield, in a brand new compact structure. From the Samurai of Japan to US riflemen, discover the dramatic studies of squaddies who have fought battles and paid the cost of conflict. This publication allows you to event existence at the entrance line via own money owed of the learning, dwelling stipulations and engagements from 2,500 years of army heritage. find out about scuffling with recommendations and strategies from each one period, and spot the armor, uniforms, package and guns utilized in the sector. digital excursions take you contained in the fortresses, ships, tanks and plane within which squaddies have battled, from a Viking lengthy send to the cockpit of a B17 bomber. The Foreword is from Colonel Tim Collins (OBE), who made headlines along with his inspirational 'Eve-of-Battle' speech through the Iraqi clash. this can be an important visible list of the struggling with guy.

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Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege

By Dan Mills

If you liked American Sniper you will adore this e-book. Sunday occasions No. 1 bestseller Sniper One takes you correct into the guts of the Iraq struggle.
'One of the simplest first-hand money owed of wrestle that i have ever learn' Andy McNab
We all observed it without delay. part a dozen voices screamed 'Grenade!' concurrently. Then every thing went into sluggish movement. The grenade took an age to commute via its 20 metre arc. a depressing, small oval-shaped package deal of distress the dimensions of a peach ...
April 2004: Dan generators and his platoon of snipers fly into southern Iraq, a part of an infantry battalion despatched to win hearts and minds. They have been quickly battling for his or her lives.
Back domestic we have been instructed they have been peacekeeping. yet there has been no peace to maintain. simply because inside of days of arriving in theatre, generators and his males have been stuck up within the longest, such a lot sustained hearth struggle British troops had confronted for over fifty years.
This awe-inspiring account tells of overall battle in throat-burning winds and fifty-degree warmth, blasted by way of mortars and surrounded through seriously armed militias. for 6 months, they fought by myself: remoted, besieged and less than consistent enemy fireplace. Their heroic stand a modern day Rorke's Drift.
Dan turbines served for twenty-four years as an Infantry Soldier achieving the rank of Warrant Officer classification 2. in the course of his lengthy army occupation he served on operations in Northern eire, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Dan used to be presented a 'Mention In Despatches' for Gallantry for his companies throughout the Iraq warfare. seeing that leaving the military in 2010, he has cast a occupation as a author and protection advisor, among different issues. Sniper One is his first book.

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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy)

By Rick Atkinson


"Majestic... Atkinson's fulfillment is to marry prodigious learn with a wonderfully geared up narrative after which to overlay the full with writing as robust and chic as any nice narrative of war." ―The Wall road Journal

In An military at Dawn―winner of the Pulitzer Prize―Rick Atkinson supplied an authoritative heritage of the Allied triumph in North Africa in the course of global battle II. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 after which, mile via bloody mile, struggle their approach north towards Rome.

The selection to invade the so-called delicate underbelly of Europe used to be debatable, yet as soon as less than means, the dedication to disencumber Italy from the Nazis by no means wavered. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, the Rapido River, and Monte Cassino have been relatively deadly, but because the months handed, the Allied forces persevered to force the Germans up the Italian peninsula. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, final victory finally started to look inevitable.

Drawing on a big selection of fundamental resource fabric, written with nice drama and aptitude, The Day of Battle is a masterly account of 1 of history's so much compelling army campaigns.

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Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons

By Ward Wilson

Five Myths approximately Nuclear Weapons is on the market, brief and breathless. It has the tone of a TED speak: an avid speaker bursting with one mammoth proposal and eighteen mins to carry your attention.” —New York Times

Nuclear conflict will be an apocalypse. Nuclear deterrence is efficacious in a trouble. Nuclear guns surprise and awe competitors. Killing civilians explanations leaders to backtrack. The bomb has stored the peace for sixty-five years. those are the issues we expect we all know approximately nuclear guns, however it seems they're myths, myths that still nonetheless form our nuclear policy.

In Five Myths approximately Nuclear Weapons, Ward Wilson blows the lid off the stale debate surrounding nuclear guns, stripping away emotion and exaggeration. via drawing on new evidence and historic learn, Wilson methodically shatters every one of those myths in flip. His conclusions will shock you, enlighten you, and spur debates approximately even if nuclear guns have any strength and value within the twenty-first century.

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The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwarfare

By Nick Turse

Following the mess ups of the Iraq and Afghan wars, in addition to “military lite” equipment and counterinsurgency, the Pentagon is pioneering a brand new model of worldwide struggle predicated on specified ops, drones, undercover agent video games, civilian infantrymen, and cyberwarfare. it will probably sound like a more secure, saner war-fighting. in truth, it's going to turn out whatever yet, as Turse's pathbreaking reportage makes clear.

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Luck and a Lancaster: Chance and Survival in World War II

By Harry Yates

This booklet takes you, raid via raid, throughout the author's travel of operational responsibility during the last 5 months of 1944. it's a bomber pilot's tale, however it is additionally in regards to the grinding operational strain, the brotherhood of the workforce and fears of damage and loss of life. it really is a couple of squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational attempt and losses. it's approximately younger airmen the writer knew, who lived and too usually died amid the turmoil in enemy skies. it's not strange nowadays to discover authors getting their first ebook into print within the 'wrong 1/2 their seventies', yet some distance much less universal to discover someone wartime reviews e-book justifying a moment variation slightly years after its unique ebook. . .Thoughtfully and attractively written, this well-produced softback is an excellent learn at a cheap rate. - RAF ancient SOCIETY a very good account, once more one marvels on the braveness of Bomber Command aircrew within the face of appalling odds. - AIR PICTORIAL Harry Yates' e-book is compelling analyzing. it's good illustrated ... and a invaluable addition to the enthusiast's bookshelf. - IX SQUADRON organization the writer is an clever and delicate guy and his publication displays those characteristics. distinctive bills of his stories are set out, together with numerous spectacular incidents. There are a few stable modern images that upload to his keep in mind of determined days while, notwithstanding participants may conspire to conceal it, the continued emotion for all aircrew participants should have been dread. . .He grieves for his many comrades. . .and so will you in case you learn his booklet. - PILOT

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By Ron Leshem, Evan Fallenberg

Beaufort. To the handful of Israeli squaddies occupying the traditional crusader castle, it's a little slice of hell—a forbidding, fear-soaked enclave perched atop acres of land in southern Lebanon, surrounded via an enemy they can not see. And to the 13 younger males in his command, twenty-one-year-old Lieutenant Liraz “Erez” Liberti is a taskmaster, confessor, and the one wish within the face of assaults that pop out of nowhere and of missions doubtless designed to get all of them killed. yet of their stony haven, Erez and his infantrymen have created their very own little international, their very own principles, their very own language. And the following Erez listens to his males construct castles out of phrases, telling tales, telling lies, conversing continuously of girls, intercourse, and useless comrades. until eventually, within the ultimate days of the career, Erez and his squad of fed-up, pissed-off, apprehensive younger infantrymen are given one final order: a challenge that may shatter all closing illusions—and stand as a testomony to the common, gut-wrenching futility of war.

The foundation for the Academy Award-nominated movie of an analogous identify.

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