Download Women in a World at War by Madeleine Gagnon (.ePUB)

Women in a World at War: Seven Dispatches from the Front by Madeleine Gagnon
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB
Overview: In 1999, poet and novelist Madeleine Gagnon undertook to document the experience of women in the many war zones at the end of a “century of ashes” through their own eyes and in their own words. Her record of those encounters boldly confronts the harshest realities of and asks the most difficult questions about not only the horrors of war, but also the quest for justice, the experience of love and compassion, the inextinguishable hope for the future, and the will to live—the humanity that endures against all odds.

Travelling to Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, Gagnon talked with women of all ages and social classes: those who fought side-by-side with men in wars of independence; who suffered terrible abuse in war; who lost their men, their homes, their children, their entire families; women working to heal the survivors, and those involved in different peace movements.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download Rifles: Six Years with Wellington’s… by Mark Urban (.ePUB)

Rifles: Six Years with Wellington’s Legendary Sharpshooters by Mark Urban
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.2MB
Overview: In a breathtaking work of narrative history, Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the toughest and dealiest sharpshooters in Wellington’s army.

Rifles follows the fortunes of the individual soldiers in a legendary regiment, drawing upon many new sources to recreate an extraordinary story of immense hardship, bravery and comradeship and an experience which will change the nature of warfare for ever.

As part of the Light Division created to act as the advance guard of Wellington’s army, the 95th Rifles are the first into battle and the last out. Fighting, thieving and raping their way across Europe, they are clearly no ordinary troops. The 95th are in fact the first British soldiers to take aim at their targets, to take cover when being shot at, to move tactically by fire and manoeuvre. And by the end of a six-year campaign they have not only proved themselves the toughest fighters in the army, they have also at huge personal cost created the modern notion of the infantryman.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download The Tunnel by Eric Williams (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

The Tunnel by Eric Williams
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI, and/or .AZW3 Reader, 889KB
Overview: This book traces Peter Howard, who was to become one of The Wooden Horse escapers, from his being shot down, through his capture, interrogation and first two POW camps. It gets into the mind of a man determined to escape his captors. It shows that for all the many schemes dreamt up, very few ever got started and of those only a tiny handful ever came to fruition – and of those a ‘home run’ was as rare as a lottery win.

But none of this could suppress the determination, ingenuity and courage of those who were driven to try.
Genre: Military History

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Download 1914: Goodbye To All That by Lavinia Greenlaw (Ed.) (.ePUB)+

1914: Goodbye To All That: Writers on the Conflict between Life and Art by Lavinia Greenlaw (Ed.)
Requirements: .epub/.mobi Reader, | 1.1Mb | Version: Retail
Overview: A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world.
In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914: Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves’s “bitter leave-taking of England” in which he writes not only of the First World War but the questions it raised: how to live, how to live with each other, and how to write.
Interpreting this title as broadly and ambiguously as Graves intended, these essays mark the War’s centenary by reinvigorating these questions.
Genre: Nonfiction: History | Art

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The book includes:
Good Voice by Ali Smith
Goodbye to some of that by Kamila Shamsie
A Visit to the Magician by Daniel Kehlmann
Tea at the Museum by Aleš Šteger
In Search of Untold Stories by Elif Shafak
Clarity by NoViolet Bulawayo
The Community of Seal Lips: Silence and Writing by Erwin Mortier
Coolies by Xiaolu Guo
Featuring the Night by Colm Tóibín
Writing on the Wall by Jeanette Winterson

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Download Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis by Dr. P. P. Flambas (.ePUB)

Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Analysis by Dr. P. P. Flambas
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 33.48 MB
Overview: Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis provides a scientific explanation for the greatest and most misunderstood archaeological mystery of any era – the lost civilisation of Atlantis.

In his two works, the ‘Timaeus’ and ‘Critias’, the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote in about 360 BCE about a powerful Atlantean empire that existed over eleven thousand years ago. Plato described an extensive empire based on an enormous Atlantic Island located in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlanteans were involved in a war with the people of the Mediterranean but natural disasters eventually destroyed the Atlantic Island, which sank beneath the sea and disappeared.

Plato’s Atlantis story continues to intrigue people to the present day. Up to now, the thousands of books written about Atlantis have tried to interpret the details Plato described, with hundreds of theories proposed for its location. All of these past interpretations and theories have attempted to explain a few parts of Plato’s story but do not explain the entire story.

‘Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis’ claims that Plato believed the Atlantis story was true and what he wrote was not his invention or a myth. He wrote an accurate account of Atlantis that had been recorded for thousands of years before his time. By using current scientific knowledge of the past, every detail of Plato’s story is explained so that one can picture a real Atlantis and its empire. The book’s conclusions may cause a radical rethinking of the origin of human civilisation and the geological processes that have shaped humanity.
Genre: History > Ancient

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Download Platoon Leader by James. R. McDonough (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

Platoon Leader: A Memoir of Command in Combat by James. R. McDonough
Requirements: ePUB or MOBI Reader, 1.1MB
Overview: A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.’

“Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the ‘strategic hamlet’ program. . . . Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns. . . McDonough has focused a seasoned storyteller’s eye on the details, people, and incidents that best communicate a visceral feel of command under fire. . . . For the author’s honesty and literary craftsmanship, Platoon Leader seems destined to be read for a long time by second lieutenants trying to prepare for the future, veterans trying to remember the past, and civilians trying to understand what the profession of arms is all about.”
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir

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Download Making The Corps by Thomas E. Ricks (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

Making The Corps by Thomas E. Ricks
Requirements: ePUB or MOBI Reader, 1.6MB
Overview: The bestselling, compelling insider’s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086—their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them.

The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download Inside British Intelligence by Gordon Thomas (.ePUB)

Inside British Intelligence: 100 Years of MI5 and MI6 by Gordon Thomas
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.89 MB
Overview: 100 years old in August 2009, this is a complete and up-to-date account of the two oldest and still the most powerful, secretive intelligence services in the world: MI5, the security service, and MI6, the secret intelligence service. This is a story of spectacular triumphs, treachery, their frigid relationship, their untold work with the CIA, Mossad and the spy services of Europe, and their part in the fight against terror. It is also the story of two agencies led by men who are enigmatic, eccentric and controversial and who ruthlessly control their spies. From the unique partnership between Mossad and MI6, how MI5 and MI6 became a breeding ground for Soviet spies post-war, their exploitation of the collapse of the Soviet Union and their role in biological warfare, and including how both services monitor the spies of every nation based in London, it reads like fiction. But it’s not. Based on prodigious research and interviews with significant players Inside British Intelligence is packed with new and startling information.
Genre: Non-fiction, history

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Download Hitler’s Stormtroopers by Jean-Denis Lepage (.ePUB)

Hitler’s Stormtroopers: The SA, The Nazis’ Brownshirts, 1922 – 1945 by Jean-Denis Lepage
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 9.73 MB
Overview: The Sturm Abteilung der NSDAP (SA, assault battalion of the Nazi party) – created in August 1920 – were squads of strong arms intended to protect the Nazis’ meetings, to provoke disturbance, to break up other parties’ meetings, and to attack and assault political opponents as part of a deliberate campaign of intimidation.

After 1925 the name Braunhemden (Brownshirts) was also given to its members because of the color of their uniforms. Under the leadership of Hitler’s close political associate, Ernst Röhm, the SA grew to become a huge and radical paramilitary force.

This book answers several questions concerning the SA. How did the SA become a national movement? What was the relationship between Röhm and Hitler? What role did the SA play in providing Hitler with the keys to power? After the seizure of power by the Nazis on January 30, 1933, what was the function of the Brownshirts? Why did the brutal and scandalous Ernst Röhm stand in Hitler’s way? What became of the SA after the bloody purge of June 1934, the notorious ‘Night of the Long Knives’?
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Goto-Jones
Requirements: ePUB Reader, MOBI Reader, AZW Reader, 2.30 MB
Overview: Japan is arguably today’s most successful industrial economy, combining almost unprecedented affluence with social stability and apparent harmony. Japanese goods and cultural products–from animated movies and computer games to cars, semiconductors, and management techniques–are consumed around the world. In many ways, Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains something of an enigma to many, who see it as a confusing montage of the alien and the familiar, the ancient and modern. This Very Short Introduction explodes the myths and explores the reality of modern Japan, offering a concise, engaging, and accessible look at the history, economy, politics, and culture of this fascinating nation. It examines what the term “modern” means to the Japanese, debunks the notion that Japan went through a period of total isolation from the world, and explores the continuity between pre- and post-war Japan. Anyone curious about this intriguing country will find a wealth of insight and information in these pages.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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