Download E-books The War Nerd PDF

By Gary Brecher

Self-described battle nerd Gary Brecher is aware he’s no longer on my own, that there’s a legion of fats, lonely americans, caught in silly, paper-pushing table jobs, who get off on analyzing approximately battle simply because they hate their lives. yet Brecher writes approximately struggle, too. battle Nerd collects his such a lot opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and pleasing items. half struggle commentator, half offended stand-up comedian àla invoice Hicks, Brecher inveighs opposed to pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the large incompetence of army powers. A provocative unfastened philosopher, he unearths a lot to recognize within the very unlikely areas, and never consistently for the main pacifistic purposes: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years in the past, and so forth, around the globe and during the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., but deeply educated, Brecher presents a considerably assorted, thoroughly unvarnished point of view at the nature of conflict.

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Download E-books Breve historia de Alejandro Magno PDF

“Con tan sólo 32 años había explorado y conquistado casi cuatro millones de kilómetros cuadrados. Su inesperada muerte, como consecuencia de unas repentinas fiebres, a los angeles edad de 32 años, desembocó en los angeles división de su imperio: Antípatros obtuvo Macedonia y Grecia; Persia fue entregada a Seleuco; y Ptolomeo recibió Egipto. l. a. obra resulta muy entretenida, didáctica y de ligera lectura, por lo que l. a. recomiendo a todos los lectores y, muy especialmente, a los jóvenes o adolescentes, que se acercan por primera vez a los angeles lectura, ávidos de historias deslumbrantes y llenas de aventuras.”
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“Hacía tiempo que no me encontraba un libro sobre el gran conquistador tan emocionante como el que he leído. Es soberbio y directo, centrándose sobre todo en los angeles épica del personaje, no omitiendo ninguna de sus genialidades y aplicando una rigurosidad histórica impresionante.”
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Capaz de asesinar a un amigo y dar un trato ejemplar a su mayor enemigo, Alejandro Magno,
en sus treinta y dos años de vida, conquistó los angeles mayor parte del mundo conocido.

La figura de Alejandro Magno es una de las más carismáticas y relevantes de los angeles historia common por esa mezcla de magnanimidad y crueldad que le caracterizaba y por los angeles grandeza de sus campañas que hicieron que en su breve vida unificara Grecia, conquistara Persia y Egipto y llevara su campaña más allá del río Indo. Educado militarmente por Leónidas el espartano y filosóficamente por Aristóteles, el emperador macedonio period capaz de tener una tolerancia impropia de l. a. época con los habitantes de los terrenos conquistados y de reducir a escombros las ciudades de Tebas o Persépolis; capaz de mostrar bondad con los angeles familia de Darío III y de asesinar a su amigo Clito en una fiesta porque este se resistía a considerar a Alejandro como un dios.

Breve Historia de Alejandro Magno, nos retrata en un modo casi novelesco pero conservando el rigor histórico los angeles figura del hombre que logró crear uno de los imperios más grandes y fugaces de los angeles historia. Charles Mercer consigue que nos sintamos parte de legendarias batallas como los angeles de Gaugamela en l. a. que el ejército macedonio venció a un ejército cuatro veces mayor que contaba con varias columnas de elefantes; y nos hace ver l. a. maestría militar de Alejandro y su obsesión por matar él a los generales rivales clavándoles una espada en el rostro; pero también nos muestra los angeles figura de un divulgador de l. a. cultura que logró crear más de setenta ciudades y una biblioteca con más de 700.000 rollos escritos.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

- los angeles figura de Alejandro Magno es una de las más apasionantes de l. a. historia y el autor es un auténtico experto en el macedonio.

- Es una novela que nos muestra l. a. excelente formación del emperador y sus innovadoras tácticas militares.

- El estilo vibrante del autor acentúa l. a. sensación de vorágine de las campañas de Alejandro.

- los angeles obra es un éxito de ventas que va por l. a. tercera edición en libro impreso.

Un libro basic para entender a esta controvertida figura histórica. Considerado por unos descendiente directo del mítico Aquiles y por otros un tirano merciless y enloquecido, l. a. vida de Alejandro Magno es una de las más apasionantes y vertiginosas de los angeles historia.

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Download E-books Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans PDF

Blood of the Provinces is the 1st totally complete research of the biggest a part of the Roman military, the auxilia. This non-citizen strength constituted greater than half Rome's celebrated armies and was once usually the army presence in a few of its territories. diversified in origins, personality, and tradition, they performed a vital function in construction the empire, maintaining the unequal peace celebrated because the pax Romana, and enacting the emperor's
writ.

Drawing upon the newest historic and archaeological examine to envision recruitment, trust, day-by-day regimen, language, strategies, and get dressed, this quantity bargains an exam of the Empire and its squaddies in an intensive new means. Blood of the Provinces demonstrates how the Roman nation addressed a very important and enduring problem either off and on the battlefield - protecting regulate of the miscellaneous auxiliaries upon whom its very lifestyles depended. Crucially, this was once no longer simply
achieved through pay and punishment, but additionally via a truly specific set of cultural attributes that characterised provincial society lower than the Roman Empire. concentrating on the warriors themselves, and encompassing the disparate army groups of which they have been a component, it deals a necessary resource of knowledge on how
individuals and groups have been integrated into provincial society lower than the Empire, and the way the nature of that society advanced for this reason.

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Download E-books The Age of Airpower PDF

Airpower, greater than the other issue, has formed battle within the 20th century. during this interesting narrative historical past, Martin van Creveld vividly portrays the increase of the airplane as a device of battle and the evolution of either expertise and technique. He files seminal battles and turning issues, and relates tales of person bold and collective mastery of the skies.

However, the tip of airpower's excellent age is coming near. the traditional knowledge on the contrary, sleek precision guided munitions haven't made fighter bombers better opposed to many forms of objectives than their predecessors in international struggle II. U.S. flooring troops calling for air aid in Iraq in 2003 didn't obtain it any swifter than Allied forces did in France in 1944. And from its origins on, airpower hasn't ever been very potent opposed to terrorists, guerrillas, and insurgents. because the struggle waged by way of these types of humans develop in value, and as ballistic missiles, satellites, cruise missiles and drones more and more take where of quarter-billion-dollar manned strive against plane and their multi-million-dollar pilots, airpower is wasting software virtually day through day.

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Download E-books The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare PDF

The main wide-ranging and visually arresting historical past of wars and war ever released, War: Definitive visible Guide files each significant warfare or major interval of clash in over 5,000 years of human heritage.

A must-have reference reward for army fanatics and basic readers alike, no different booklet approximately struggle includes one of these different number of imagery together with modern work and images, gadgets and artifacts, and particularly commissioned artistic endeavors, maps, and diagrams.

War: Definitive visible Guide contains a complete listing of each significant battle, thematic spreads interpreting broader subject matters in the background of conflict, from the position of mercenaries, communications, and the remedy of wounded infantrymen, and private bills and items from squaddies and civilians that deliver to lifestyles the human adventure of battle.

From the earliest recognized Wars in Sumeria and historic Egypt struggle to the career of Iraq, War: Definitive visible Guide combines a coherent and compelling spread-by-spread ancient narrative with a wealth of assisting positive aspects to recount the epic 5,000-year tale of struggle and strive against in the course of the ages.

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Download E-books The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins PDF

An odyssey throughout the paintings, concept, and brutality of recent political homicide via Robert Baer, long island Times–bestselling writer, former CIA operative, and, sure, assassin
 
All 4 of Robert B. Baer’s past books have been long island occasions bestsellers, and it’s no ask yourself. A recipient of the profession Intelligence Medal, Baer served as a CIA operative for many years, and his occupation used to be the version for the acclaimed motion picture Syriana. Now, Baer attracts on his vast firsthand experience—including a decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt for the best murderer of the trendy age—to research the serpentine heritage of political homicide. delivering a tantalizing glimpse on the underbelly of worldwide politics, the appropriate Kill should be avidly learn through mystery fanatics and armed forces heritage buffs alike. 

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Download E-books The Civil War: A Concise History PDF

By Louis P. Masur

100 and fifty years after the 1st photographs have been fired on castle Sumter, the Civil battle nonetheless captures the yank mind's eye, and its reverberations can nonetheless be felt all through America's social and political panorama.
Louis P. Masur's The Civil battle: A Concise background deals a masterful and eminently readable evaluation of the war's a number of motives and catastrophic results. Masur starts by way of analyzing the complicated origins of the conflict, targeting the pulsating tensions over states rights and slavery. The ebook then proceeds to hide, yr by way of yr, the most important political, social, and armed forces occasions, highlighting very important subject matters: how the battle shifted from a constrained clash to revive the Union to an all-out struggle that might essentially rework Southern society, and the method in which the battle finally grew to become a conflict to abolish slavery. Masur explains how the struggle became what have been a free number of fiercely autonomous states right into a state, remaking its political, cultural, and social associations. yet he additionally specializes in the warriors themselves, either Union and accomplice, whose tales represent not anything under America's Iliad. within the ultimate bankruptcy Masur considers the aftermath of the South's hand over at Appomattox and the conflict over the guidelines of reconstruction that persevered to divide President and Congress, conservatives and radicals, Southerners and Northerners for years yet to come.
In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley wrote that the conflict had "wrought so profoundly upon the full nationwide personality that the impression can't be measured wanting or 3 generations." From the vantage of the war's sesquicentennial, this concise background of the complete Civil battle period bargains a useful advent to the dramatic occasions whose results are nonetheless felt this present day.

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Download E-books Berlino 1945: La caduta (BUR Storia) PDF

By Antony Beevor

Prosecuzione ideale di Stalingrado, quest'opera racconta un altro assedio: l. a. battaglia casa according to casa con l. a. quale l'Armata Rossa conquistò Berlino nel maggio del 1945, ponendo tremendous alla guerra in Europa. Il racconto, corredato da un ricco apparato illustrativo e cartografico, non si limita all'epilogo, ma abbraccia according to intero gli ultimi mesi del conflitto, decisivi e atroci: l'avanzata sovietica e l. a. resistenza accanita delle forze tedesche; los angeles tragedia dei profughi della Prussia orientale; l. a. vendetta dei sovietici in risposta alle atrocità commesse dai nazisti quando occupavano buona parte della Russia; il delirio di Hitler nel bunker in attesa di un miracolo che rovesciasse all'improvviso le sorti della guerra; los angeles rivalità fra gli Alleati; i suicidi e le fughe misteriose dei gerarchi nazisti. Questa tragica vicenda viene rivista alla luce dei nuovi documenti emersi dagli archivi (soprattutto russi, ma anche tedeschi, americani, inglesi francesi e svedesi) e delle molte interviste con i soldati e i civili di entrambi i fronti. Grazie alle sue straordinarie doti di narratore, Antony Beevor riesce a ricostruire gli atti, i pensieri, le scelte dei capi politici e militari e l. a. vita quotidiana, l'odio e il terrore, gli stupri, los angeles violenza disumana e l. a. follia della guerra.

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Download E-books Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War PDF

By Gerry Docherty

Hidden History uniquely exposes these liable for the 1st international struggle. It finds how bills of the war’s origins were intentionally falsified to hide the guilt of the key cabal of very wealthy and strong males in London chargeable for the main heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. For ten years, they plotted the destruction of Germany because the first level in their plan to take keep watch over of the realm. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand used to be no probability occurring. It lit a fuse that were rigorously set via a sequence of command stretching from Sarajevo via Belgrade and St Petersburg to that cabal in London.

Our knowing of those occasions has been firmly trapped in an online of falsehood and duplicity conscientiously developed by way of the victors at Versailles in 1919 and maintained via compliant historians ever due to the fact that. The professional model is fatally incorrect, warped by means of the quantity of proof they destroyed or hid from public view.

Hidden History poses a tantalising problem. The authors ask merely that you just study the proof they lay sooner than you . . .

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Download E-books Tank: 100 Years of the World's Most Important Armored Military Vehicle PDF

Explore the 100-year evolution of the tank and its position at the battlefield, from global warfare I to modern-day armored scuffling with vehicles.

From the Greek phalanx to Roman siege engines, plans by means of Leonardo da Vinci, and the wondrous mind's eye of H. G. Wells, the assumption of the armored battling vehicle--the tank--has crossed centuries and given upward push to the technologically complex land war platforms that populate the armies of nations huge and small today.

First showing in the course of global warfare I as unwieldy containers fixed on tractor chassis and at risk of mechanical failure, tank designs advanced into modern guns with the now-classic features of pace, mobility, and firepower.

During the Twenties, American Maj. Gen. Adna Chaffee Jr., properly expected that mechanized armies might win the land battles of the longer term. younger US military officials akin to Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Patton risked their careers to champion the advance of armored divisions.

Modern tanks practice in either offensive and protecting roles, in a position to exploiting breaches in enemy defenses and swiftly slashing into rear components, disrupting communications, offer, and command and control.

In Tank: a hundred Years of the World's most crucial Armored army Vehicle, famous army historian Michael E. Haskew is your advisor to the total 100-year historical past of those unheard of machines. He starts off with the improvement of early tanks, strikes directly to the makes use of of tanks in international battle I, global battle II, and the chilly warfare, and covers the trendy armored battling cars in use through the Gulf Wars and in conflicts correct as much as today.

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