The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC (Elite)

By Raffaele D'Amato

Carthage grew to become Rome's maximum and such a lot mythical enemy less than the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. in the course of the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional military used to be eventually defeated by means of Roman persistence and Scipio's genius.

Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled through Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to increase a aggressive maritime buying and selling empire everywhere in the Western Mediterranean and past, more and more defended by means of the simplest military of the interval. within the sixth century BC this got here into disagreement with Greek colonists in Sicily, beginning significant wars that lasted in the course of the fifth and 4th centuries, and concerned a lot interplay with various Greek forces. throughout the third century Carthage first clashed with Roman armies, and during 3 wars that raged over Spain, Sicily and Italy the Romans suffered the best defeats of their early heritage (e.g. Lake Trasimene and Cannae, 217 and 216 BC) by the hands of Hamilcar, Hannibal and Hasdrubal Barca, best multinational armies of North Africans and Europeans.

It was once 202 BC ahead of Hannibal used to be decisively defeated by way of Scipio Africanus at Zama, and 146 BC sooner than Carthage itself was once ultimately captured and destroyed. The victors attempted to wipe the reminiscence of Carthage out of the ancient checklist, and whereas Hannibal himself has attracted involved research, little paintings has been performed on attempting to clarify the nature and reconstruct the looks of Carthaginian armies. The authors of this research current a cautious synthesis of all to be had literary, archaeological and iconographic proof, within the newest try and accomplish that. Their findings are dramatized in a portfolio of special and lively colour plates by way of Giuseppe Rava.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

By Steven Pinker

A provocative background of violence—from the New York Times bestselling writer of The Stuff of Thought and The clean Slate

Believe it or no longer, this day we could be dwelling within the such a lot peaceable second in our species' life. In his gripping and arguable new paintings, New York Times bestselling writer Steven Pinker exhibits that regardless of the ceaseless information approximately warfare, crime, and terrorism, violence has truly been in decline over lengthy stretches of background. Exploding myths approximately humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this bold booklet keeps Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, blending psychology and historical past to supply a outstanding photograph of an more and more enlightened world.

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Wheels of Terror (Sven Hassel War Classics)

By Sven Hassel

'This is a e-book of horrors, and will be left by myself via these susceptible to nightmares. Sven Hassel's descriptions of the atrocities devoted via either side are the main terrible indictments of warfare i've got ever learn ... a superb warfare novel!' Alan Silitoe

Stationed at the Russian entrance and now outfitted with armoured cars, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the twenty seventh Penal Regiment struggle on remorselessly...

All of them can be useless: lifestyles expectancy at the Russian entrance is measured in weeks. yet Sven, Porta, Tiny and The Legionnaire struggle to the tip, now not for Germany, now not for Hitler, yet for survival.

WHEELS OF TERROR is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the historical past books omit.

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Good to Go: The Life And Times Of A Decorated Member Of The U.S. Navy's Elite Seal Team Two

"Fractions of a moment in time. What striking violence will be meted out within the blink of an eye."

In the mid-nineteen sixties, Harry Constance made a life-altering trip that led him out of Texas and into the jungles of Vietnam. As a tender naval officer, he went from UDT education to the U.S. Navy's newly shaped SEAL crew , after which directly into livid motion. by way of 1970, he was once already the veteran of 3 hundred strive against missions and the recipient of thirty-two army citations, together with 3 Bronze Stars and a crimson Heart.

Good To Go is Constance's strong, firsthand account of his 3 excursions of responsibility as a member of America's so much elite, razor-sharp stealth struggling with strength. it's a breathtaking memoir of harrowing missions and covert special-ops—from the floodplains of the Mekong Delta to the shores of the South China Sea—that locations the reader within the middle of bloody ambushes and devastating firefights. yet his remarkable experience is going even farther—beyond 'Nam—as we accompany Constance and the SEALs on incredible missions to a few of the world's most deadly hot-spots . . . and adventure close-up the braveness, commitment, and unprecedented ability that made the U.S. military SEALs legendary.

Includes eight Pages of SEAL group motion Photos!

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Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234

While U-234 slipped out of a Norwegian harbor in March 1945 destined for Japan, it was once loaded with essentially the most technically complicated weaponry and digital detection units of the period, besides a choose staff of officers. En course, note got here that Germany had surrendered, and the boat's commander without warning chanced on himself with a rogue submarine, a necessary collection of shipment, and eastern naval officials nonetheless at conflict. This dramatic account of the voyage bargains an interesting examine the participants involved.

One of those members was once Luftwaffe normal Ulrich Kessler, who was once a member of Von Stauffeberg's Valkyrie conspiracy to assassinate of Hitler. Kessler used to be aboard U-234 to flee the wrath of Hitler, simply because he were tabbed through Von Stauffeberg to interchange Hermann Goering because the commander of the Luftwaffe.

Scalia attracts on U.S. army interrogation documents, eu and eastern records, and interviews with former U-234 group participants and different principals to enhance a whole portrait of the crowd. He additionally evaluates the know-how of the armament on board, which integrated 560 kg. of uranium oxide, whose presence keeps to impress questions about a Nazi plan to construct an atom bomb in Japan.

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History of War [UK] (September 2015)

PDF | English | a hundred pages

From the conquering legions of old Rome to the thunderous tank battles of worldwide warfare II and past, heritage of battle takes you deeper contained in the minds of history’s combating males, extra lower than the bonnets of a few of the world’s such a lot devastating warfare machines, and better above the battlefield to work out the extensive sweep of clash because it happened.

Renowned for its in-depth authoritative process, specialist authors and actual accuracy, the historical past of conflict model presents relied on insurance of conflicts around the globe via its prime quality print e-book, electronic versions, site and bookazines.

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Refreshing obtainable process that appeals to all ages
Unparalleled entry to depended on historic authors
Covers each period and territory all through history
Sumptuous illustrations and hard-hitting images

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Yarmuk AD 636: The Muslim conquest of Syria (Campaign)

By David Nicolle

Osprey's crusade identify for one of many battles within which Muslims tried to overhaul Syria. In 636 advert, after protracted skirmishing and minor engagements the Arab and Byzantine armies confronted one another at the banks of the Yarmuk river. The Byzantines have been before everything profitable, using again the Arab correct wing. eventually, notwithstanding, the Arab counter-attacks broke the Byzantine traces and the following pursuit grew to become a rout. the bleak destiny of the fleeing Byzantine squaddies was once remembered for numerous generations till it was once recorded in early Islamic histories. David Nicolle not just appears to be like on the conflict itself but in addition the complete decisive Arab crusade - from the Muslim invasion of 633/4 to the autumn of Byzantine Syria.

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The Shed That Fed a Million Children: The Extraordinary Story of Mary's Meals

By Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow used to be having fun with a pint along with his brother whilst he received an concept that might switch his existence – and seriously change the lives of others.

After staring at a news broadcast approximately war-torn Bosnia, the 2 brothers agreed to take a week’s hiatus from paintings to help.

What neither of them anticipated is that what started as a one-time street journey in a beaten-up Landrover quickly turned Magnus’s life’s paintings – major him to go away his task, promote his residence and direct all his efforts to feeding hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest children.

Magnus retells how a sequence of amazing conditions and an overpowering show of affection from these round him ended in the construction of Mary’s nutrition; an supplier which may carry the main to removing baby starvation altogether. This humble, heart-warming but robust tale hasn't ever been extra proper in our society of lots and privilege. it's going to open your eyes to the intense influence that one individual could make.

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Encyclopedia of Battleships

By Marcene Colburn

This ebook is a whole Encyclopedia of Battleships.

".......Battleships have been an emblem of naval dominance and nationwide could, and for many years the battleship used to be a significant factor in either international relations and armed forces method. the worldwide fingers
race in battleship building starting within the overdue nineteenth century and exacerbated by way of
Dreadnought used to be one of many factors of worldwide battle I, which observed a conflict of huge conflict
fleets on the conflict of Jutland. The Naval Treaties of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties constrained the
number of battleships yet didn't finish the evolution of layout. either the Allies and the
Axis Powers deployed battleships of previous building and new in the course of international conflict II...."

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Concise Historical Atlas of World War II

By Ronald D. Story

The Concise old Atlas of worldwide battle : The Geography of clash comprises 50 full-color maps that vividly express not just the major army battles and campaigns but in addition the cultural and political geography of the struggle. every one map covers an important section of global battle and is followed by means of an adjoining web page of explanatory textual content that clarifies the moving frontiers and populations of the zone represented. those descriptions clarify positive factors of the clash in query, describe adjustments in conditions and the hobbies of battles, contextualize the occasions, and recommend longer-term effects of campaigns. delivering a bright precis of the warfare over area and time, this exact, full-color atlas covers all theatres of the warfare. it really is perfect for classes on international warfare , American and eu historical past within the 20th century, U.S. political and armed forces background, and global background. it's also a desirable source for a person attracted to the sprawling panorama of the second one international conflict.

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