The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

By Angeliki E. Laiou, Roy Parviz Mottahedeh

The essays during this quantity show that at the japanese seashores of the Mediterranean there have been wealthy, variegated, and critical phenomena linked to the Crusades, and complete figuring out of the importance of the move and its effect on either the East and West needs to take those phenomena into consideration.

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Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade (Campaign)

By John Sweetman

Osprey's exam of 1 of crucial battles of the Crimean warfare (1853-1856). The port of Balaclava used to be the most important in preserving the provision strains for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian assault in October 1854 consequently posed an enormous chance to the survival of the Allied reason. This booklet examines intimately the an important conflict of Balaclava, together with: the assault at the redoubts; the motion of “the skinny pink line" during which an collection of approximately seven hundred British troops, a few invalids, have been deserted via their Turkish allies; the following cost of the Heavy Brigade; and the main recognized a part of the conflict: the notorious cost of the sunshine Brigade.

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Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel

By Alice Walker

In 2006, Alice Walker, operating with ladies for ladies foreign, visited Rwanda and the jap Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited via Code purple, an antiwar team operating to finish the Iraq battle, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel 3 years later to view the devastation at the Gaza Strip. this is her testimony.
Bearing witness to the depravity and cruelty, she offers the tales of the people who crossed her direction and shared their stories of discomfort and braveness. a part of what has occurred to people during the last century, she believes, is that we have got been rendered speechless through surprisingly barbaric habit that devalues human lifestyles. we haven't any phrases to explain what we witness. Self-imposed silence has slowed our reaction to the plight of these who such a lot want us, usually girls and kids, but in addition males of sense of right and wrong who withstand evil yet are outnumbered through these round them who've fallen sufferer to a trust in guns, male or ethnic dominance, and greed.

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The Oxford History of Modern War

By Charles Townshend

How has battle formed sleek society and vice versa? How has it replaced over the centuries among the advent of firearms and the discovery of the atomic bomb? How is warfare waged today?
This hugely informative paintings examines the strategies, know-how, and theories of war from the 'military revolution' of the 17th century to the current day. specialist individuals discover significant advancements and subject matters, together with: the intense achievements of Napoleon's armies; the function of nationalism in battlegrounds as a number of because the American Civil battle and the previous Yugoslavia; colonial wars; the idea that and truth of 'total war;' guerrilla war and 'people's wars.'
A heritage of recent War deals a entire evaluation of army clash over numerous centuries, with interesting thematic chapters protecting air and sea struggle, wrestle adventure, know-how, or even competition to struggle. it's the excellent supplementary textual content for classes on sleek historical past and it truly is specifically invaluable for a person greatly keen on glossy struggle.

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The War in the Air (Penguin Classics)

By H.G. Wells

A cornerstone of early technology fiction and a haunting picture of global war

Following the advance of big airships, naïve Londoner Bert Smallways turns into by accident enthusiastic about a German plot to invade the US by way of air and decrease long island to rubble. yet even supposing bombers devastate the town, they can't weigh down the rustic, and their assault leads to not victory yet to the start of a brand new and terrible age for humanity. And so dawns the period of overall battle, within which brutal aerial bombardments lessen the nice cultures of the 20 th century to not anything. As civilization collapses round the Englishman, now stranded in a ruined the USA, he clings to simply one desire - that he may well go back to London, and marry the girl he loves.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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EndWar (Tom Clancy's EndWar, Book 1)

By David Michaels

Retail ePub
An carrying on with game tie-in sequence "created by" Tom Clancy, yet written by way of different authors. the 1st have been through pseudonym David Michaels and the 3rd via Peter Telep.

A new phenomenon begins.

Created by way of number one New York Times bestselling writer Tom Clancy

Based at the bestselling online game, this new sequence will take readers onto the battlefields of global warfare III with the technical savvy and explosive motion that Clancy fanatics have come to anticipate.

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Warrior in Bronze (Agamemnon Book 1)

By George Shipway

From the bestselling writer of Imperial Governor, Knight in Anarchy and The Paladin

The younger Agamemnon has grown up within the family of Atreus, Marshal of Mycenae, whom he believes to be his father. He learns that he's finally be triumphant to the throne of Mycenae, yet sooner than this he needs to study the humanities of conflict and the ruthless politics of Greece

in the Heroic Age.


“Splendidly successful…the info are designated and convincing, the motivations skilfully constructed, the motion exciting.” Northern Echo

“Alongside the overdue C. S. Forester as a descriptive writer.” night Standard

“A normal author with superlative powers” Sunday convey

Kirkus assessment “The outdated heady stuff of students and poets in an easy-open container.”


George Frederick Morgan Shipway used to be born in 1908 in India and was once expert at Clifton. He then attended the Royal army collage, Sandhurst and used to be commissioned into the Indian military in 1928. He was once connected to the second Battalion The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire), for 12 months. After his yr Shipway was once published to the thirteenth Duke of Connaught's personal Lancers. He spent years (1936-1938) as Adjutant of the Mekran Levy Corps. In 1940-41 he turned a normal employees Officer, at common Headquarters, India. He remained at the employees until eventually 1944 while he was once published to serve with the Hyderabad Lancers.

Shipway retired as a huge and honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in 1948, following Indian independence. After retiring he turned a instructor at Cheam institution in Berkshire ahead of turning into a novelist on the age of 60.

His first novel Imperial Governor introduced him speedy good fortune and popularity as an writer of historic fiction of the top order. His different works contain the bestselling Knight in Anarchy and The Chilean Club.

See extra approximately this writer on Wikipedia

See dialogue of his paintings through Alan Fisk in Solander journal

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Warriors: Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield

By Max Hastings

With this assortment, Hastings is again on domestic territory, the place he can carry his specific combination of talents as battle reporter, and social in addition to army historian to bear…This is among the most sensible and so much diverting of his shorter pieces’ night Standard

‘All (of the tales) are corking…opinions are said firmly and with monstrous daring swings of the pendulum. His virtues are readability and decisiveness – significantly to be favourite in terms of making transparent, for the lay reader, approximately what's going within the fiendishly advanced and bloody engagements he describes.’ Spectator

‘A splendidly eclectic selection…Hastings has written a marvellous booklet. Wry perceptive and fascinating, it lays naked the curious mixture of personality qualities – reliable and undesirable – profitable warrior requires.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘His brisk prose has the traits of his warriors: transparent, decisive, forceful…“Warriors” will enthral everyone.’ day-by-day Telegraph

‘Brilliant…Hastings combines his consummate ability as a author with passages of descriptive brilliance to supply a e-book for the standard citizen…He captures the dedication of the battling servicemen and women…in language that's robust but eminently understandable. this can be a publication to entertain.’ Sunday Times

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Stop Here: a novel

By Beverly Gologorsky

Ava, Mila, and Rosalyn all paintings at Murray's Diner in big apple. they're acquaintances and coworkers suffering to carry jointly their disordered lives. whereas Ava privately grieves the lack of her husband within the first Iraq struggle, Mila struggles to dissuade her seventeen-year-old daughter from enlisting within the moment. Rosalyn works as an escort by way of evening until eventually love and disease conspire to disrupt the tenuous stability she'd came across and the previous she'd saved at a secure distance. The promise of a brand new dating with a coworker quickly starts to revive Ava's religion in her personal skill to believe, and Mila learns via wrenching loss that kids needs to examine from their very own errors. yet eventually it really is love–for each other and for his or her wayward families–that sustains them in the course of the discomfort and uncertainty of a global without effortless answers.

With delicate, unadorned prose and a supremely human sympathy for the triumphs and defeats of way of life, during this long-awaited moment novel Beverly Gologorsky supplies a relocating and incisive tale approximately loss, friendship, and therapeutic within the shadow of a doubtless never-ending battle.

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Every Man a Tiger: The Gulf War Air Campaign (Commander Series)

By Tom Clancy, Chuck Horner

The number one New York Times bestseller-updated with more information at the present Iraq War-now in alternate paperback.

basic Chuck Horner commanded the U.S. and allied air assets-the forces of a dozen countries- in the course of wilderness defend and desolate tract hurricane, and used to be accountable for the layout and execution of 1 of the main devastating air campaigns in background. by no means earlier than has the Gulf air battle making plans, a technique jam-packed with controversy and stormy personalities, been printed in such wealthy, provocative aspect. during this variation of Every guy a Tiger, basic Horner appears to be like on the present Gulf clash and reviews at the use of air strength in Iraq.

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