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Reveries on the Art of War

Reveries on the Art of War Author Maurice de Saxe
ISBN-10 9780486149370
Release 2012-12-27
Pages 128
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The great 18th-century general provides fascinating insights into a changing world of military tactics, discussing numerous procedural innovations for training troops, forming battle lines, and advancing weapon technology.



Instructions for His Generals

Instructions for His Generals Author Frederick the Great
ISBN-10 9780486444031
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 112
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The king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, Frederick the Great ranks among eighteenth-century Europe's most enlightened rulers. In addition to abolishing serfdom in his domains and promoting religious tolerance, he was an ardent patron of the arts and an accomplished musician. "Diplomacy without arms," he observed, "is like music without instruments." Frederick's expertise at military matters is reflected in his successful defense of his territory during the Seven Years' War, in which he fought all the great powers of Europe. His brilliant theories on strategy, tactics, and discipline are all explained in this vital text. "War is not an affair of chance," Frederick asserted, adding that "a great deal of knowledge, study, and meditation is necessary to conduct it well." In this book, he presents the fundamentals of warfare, discussing such timeless considerations as leadership qualities, the value of surprise, and ways to conquer an enemy who possesses superior forces. The soundness of his advice was endorsed by Napoleon himself, who once advised, "Read and re-read the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar . . . and Frederick. This is the only way to become a great captain and to master the secrets of the art of war."



Reveries or memoirs concerning the art of war

Reveries  or  memoirs concerning the art of war Author Maurice Saxe (comte de)
ISBN-10 PSU:000010595725
Release 1759
Pages 352
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The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters Author C. S. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780060652937
Release 2001-02-06
Pages 224
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In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.



Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare

Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare Author Bashford Dean
ISBN-10
Release 1920-12-01
Pages 324
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Published shortly World War I, this book presents the virtues and failings of helmets and body armor in warfare of the time. To this end, it brings together materials collected from all accessible sources; it shows the kinds of armor which each nation used in World War I, their strengths, and weaknesses. This publication approaches then-contemporary armor in a historical context, weighing aesthetic and practical concerns and comparing armor to well-known pieces in the Met's collection.



War and Society in Early Modern Europe

War and Society in Early Modern Europe Author Frank Tallett
ISBN-10 9781134720194
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 336
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War and Society in Early Modern Europe takes a fresh approach to military history. Rather than looking at tactics and strategy, it aims to set warfare in social and institutional contexts. Focusing on the early-modern period in western Europe, Frank Tallett gives an insight into the armies and shows how warfare had an impact on different social groups, as well as on the economy and on patterns of settlement.



Sketches of the history of man

Sketches of the history of man Author Henry Home (lord Kames.)
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600059222
Release 1807
Pages
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The Armourer and His Craft

The Armourer and His Craft Author Charles John Ffoulkes
ISBN-10 9781605204116
Release 2008-12-01
Pages 256
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As soon as the armed man realized that iron and steel were the best defences for his body, he would naturally insist that some sort of a guarantee should be given him of the efficacy of the goods supplied by his armourer. This system of proving armour would be effected by using those weapons commonly in use, and these, in the early times, were the sword, the axe, the lance, the bow, and the crossbow. The latter seems to have been the more common forms of proof, though as late as the seventeenth century we have evidence that armour was proved with the "estramaon" or sword blow. -from "The Proof of Armour" Not a history of defensive armor but rather a guide to the actual making of armor, as well as the regulations that governed the artisans who made it, this is a fascinating-and practical-handbook on the production, selling, and wearing metal traditional medieval body armor. First published in 1912, this classic book-by British historian and author CHARLES JOHN FFOULKES (1868-1947), curator of London's Royal Armouries-draws on records of the time to detail the tools and appliances of the trade, the decoration and cleaning of armor, the use of leather and fabrics, and much more to offer a complete reference for readers of period fiction and history, wargamers, costumers, and anyone fascinated by the craft of the armorer. This replica of the 1912 edition is complete with all of the original diagrams, illustrations, and photos.



A Book of Golden Deeds EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition

A Book of Golden Deeds  EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition Author Charlotte Mary Yonge
ISBN-10 9781554807949
Release 187?
Pages 480
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The New Wars

The New Wars Author Herfried Münkler
ISBN-10 9780745633367
Release 2005
Pages 180
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This text explores the changing nature of warfare in the post-Cold War era. It examines the emergence of new forms of warfare in which warlords, mercenaries and terrorists play an increasingly important role.



Narrative Comprehension and Film

Narrative Comprehension and Film Author Edward Branigan
ISBN-10 9781136129322
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 344
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Narrative is one of the ways we organise and understnad the world. It is found everywhere: not only in films and books, but also in everday conversations and in the nonfictional discourses of journalists, historians, educators, psychologists, attorneys and many others. Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen. Individual analyses of classical narratives form the basis of a complex study of every aspect of filmic fiction exploring, for example, subjectivity in Lady in the Lake, multiplicity in Letter from and Unknown Woman, post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil.



Gallipoli Diary

Gallipoli Diary Author Sir Ian Hamilton
ISBN-10 WISC:89100002914
Release 1920
Pages 736
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Little Wars and Floor Games

Little Wars and Floor Games Author H. G. Wells
ISBN-10 9780486801865
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 224
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Ironically enough, one of the twentieth century's leading pacifists wrote Little Wars, a book that has entertained and enlightened war buffs for the past hundred years. H. G. Wells, the great science-fiction pioneer, turned his attention from tales of time travel and alien invasions to write the first classic book of war games. His simulations of past battles and hypothetical future clashes allow readers to test their tactical and strategic skills and attempt to rewrite history. The companion piece, Floor Games, offers a more lighthearted look at war games. Based on the playful battles Wells waged with his sons, the narrative describes how creative play with miniature figures can transform an ordinary room into a magical world. The book has since been hailed as an inspiration for the development of a nonverbal psychotherapeutic method employed in the treatment of adults and children. Both Little Wars and Floor Games feature winsome illustrations by J. R. Sinclair that enhance their antique charm.



The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon  Esq Author William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105048060011
Release 1896
Pages 412
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Each Wild Idea

Each Wild Idea Author Geoffrey Batchen
ISBN-10 0262523248
Release 2002
Pages 236
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Essays on photography and the medium's history and evolving identity.



The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks Author David Mitchell
ISBN-10 9780812994735
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 656
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The New York Times bestseller by the author of Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, and O: The Oprah Magazine | A New York Times Notable Book | An American Library Association Notable Book | Winner of the World Fantasy Award Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, including NPR | San Francisco Chronicle | The Atlantic | The Guardian | Slate | BuzzFeed Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “With The Bone Clocks, [David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas.”—Los Angeles Times Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder. Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer The Washington Post calls “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction.” An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasure—it is fiction at its most spellbinding. Praise for The Bone Clocks “One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR “[Mitchell] writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intensely compelling . . . fantastically witty . . . offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation.”—The Washington Post “[A] time-traveling, culture-crossing, genre-bending marvel of a novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Great fun . . . a tour de force . . . [Mitchell] channels his narrators with vivid expertise.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.



Allied Looting in World War II

Allied Looting in World War II Author Kenneth D. Alford
ISBN-10 9780786480142
Release 2011-02-23
Pages 288
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Looting has long been recognized as one of the crimes committed by the Third Reich during World War II, a crime which stripped economic wealth and artistic treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This historical text reveals the shocking extent of looting by Allied forces, exploring their thievery against the Germans and others. It follows the journey of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from a muddy oil drum in Austria to Fort Knox and back to Hungary, and discusses numerous lost treasures ranging from priceless art works to rare manuscripts, including the earliest known printing by the Gutenberg press.