Download E-books A Brief History of the First World War (HistoryWorld's Pocket History Series Book 2) PDF

This account of the 1st international struggle starts off with the damaging palms race constructing among Germany and Britain within the early 1900s. Europe turns out poised for a struggle, that's ignited while the inheritor to the Austrian empire is assassinated in 1914. There keep on with the 4 dreadful years of trench battle, with infantrymen present process consistent bombardment and demise of their thousands. the ultimate finish is ominous too. whereas an influenza pandemic provides thousands extra to the worldwide loss of life toll, the peace negotiators in Versailles impose on Germany a harsh treaty that may be partially blamed for a moment global battle a trifling twenty years later.

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HistoryWorld's Pocket heritage sequence goals to supply brief, transparent narrative debts of significant subject matters in global historical past. each one publication comprises the background itself by means of a close timeline of the topic and an index. jointly they supply a brief and trustworthy review of the topic for an individual, from scholar of any age to pensioner, who desires to observe what occurred the place and while and why.

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Bamber Gascoigne is better recognized within the united kingdom because the host for twenty-five years (1962-87) of the preferred quiz online game college problem, the British model of school Bowl within the usa. yet his major job has been bringing common historical past to a large public, because the writer of books and the author-presenter of tv documentaries.

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Download E-books Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World PDF

By Margaret MacMillan

National Bestseller

New York Times Editors’ selection

Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize

Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize

Silver Medalist for the Arthur Ross ebook Award
of the Council on overseas Relations

Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy e-book Award

For six months in 1919, after the tip of “the battle to finish all wars,” the massive Three—President Woodrow Wilson, British top minister David Lloyd George, and French ideal Georges Clemenceau—met in Paris to form an enduring peace. during this landmark paintings of narrative heritage, Margaret MacMillan supplies a dramatic and intimate view of these fateful days, which observed new political entities—Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Palestine, between them—born out of the ruins of bankrupt empires, and the borders of the fashionable global redrawn.

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Download E-books To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War PDF

By Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers together with his New York Times bestselling novels set through the Civil battle and the yankee Revolution. Now the acclaimed writer turns to global conflict I, bringing to existence the sweeping, emotional tale of the struggle that devastated a iteration and validated the USA as a global power.

Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe’s western entrance. France and nice Britain are on one facet of the barbed twine, a fierce German military is at the different. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench battle as noticeable in the course of the eyes of a customary British soldier who reviews the weird and the horrible–a “Tommy” whose blameless formative years is solid into the hell of a terrifying battle.

In the skies, in the meantime, know-how has supplied a devastating new device, the aeroplane, and with it a special form of hero emerges–the flying ace. hovering excessive above the chaos at the floor, those solitary knights duel within the elegance and terror of the skies, their braveness and metal confirmed with each flight.

As the clash stretches into its 3rd 12 months, a impartial the USA is goaded into struggle, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, ultimately accepting the repeated demanding situations to his stance of nonalignment. but the americans are woefully unprepared and in poor health built to go into a battle that has turn into around the globe in scope. The accountability is put on the shoulders of basic John “Blackjack” Pershing, and via mid-1917 the 1st wave of the yankee Expeditionary strength arrives in Europe. inspired by way of the daring spirit and power of the untested americans, the area waits to determine if the tide of conflict can eventually be turned.

From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine within the trenches, from the crimson Baron to the yank pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the final Man is written with the relocating vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara’s paintings. This spellbinding new novel includes readers–the method in simple terms Shaara can–to the guts of 1 of the best conflicts in human heritage, and places them face-to-face with the characters who made an enduring impression at the world.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books A Fox Under My Cloak (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, Book 5) PDF

By Henry Williamson

A Fox less than My Cloak (1954) was once the 5th access in Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of old Sunlight spanning the years from the overdue Victorian interval to the second one international battle. It follows Phillip Maddison into the nice warfare, surviving within the face of terror, from the well-known Christmas Truce of 1914 to the gasoline assaults of the conflict of bogs the next yr. whereas domestic in England on in poor health go away Phillip obtains his fee right into a stylish regiment within which his social inadequacies make him the butt of his fellow officers' scorn. but, on my own between them, Phillip has tasted the grim fact of existence, and demise, at the Western Front.

'Williamson's variety is romantic, notwithstanding infrequently sentimental, and his sensuous reaction to nature is clean and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: the simplest in English due to the fact that 1939

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Download E-books Flesquieres Cambrai PDF

By Jack Horsfall, Nigel Cave

The 3rd in a trilogy of books, the others being Cambrai -The correct Hook and Bourlon wooden via an identical authors masking the conflict for Cambrai in November 1917. It covers the protection opposed to the German counter strike, the safety of the Flesquieres Salient opposed to the Kaiserschlact in March 1918 and its recapture in Sept/Oct 1918 all key parts in nice Allied improve to victory. This ebook and consultant to the conflict for Flesquieres Ridge tells of the onslaught by way of 470 tanks and infantry battalions which smashed in the course of the Hindenburg line to the good shock of the Germans who suggestion it invincible. such a success was once the preliminary attack that for the 1st time within the warfare church bells rang out and the face of land battle was once replaced ceaselessly. the tale illustrates the indomitable spirit of British infantry who despite being outnumbered and outgunned, and pissed off by way of political interference, nonetheless controlled to thwart Ludendorff's final force for the Channel Ports. They have been then able to strength him again eastwards, breaking throughout the bolstered Hindenburg Line once more sooner than ultimate victory in November 1918.

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Download E-books Mons 1914: The BEF's Tactical Triumph (Campaign) PDF

By David Lomas

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Mons of worldwide warfare I (1914-1918). while the 1st global battle broke out in August 1914 the Imperial German military mistakenly assumed that the BEF – 'that contemptible little military' – will be simply defeated. They have been stopped of their tracks by means of the numerically inferior British strength, whose very good marksmanship fee the closed packed German ranks pricey. finally pressured to fall again through overwhelming German numbers, the British conducted a masterful struggling with retreat throughout Belgium and northerly France. At Mons, 9 and a part British battalions held 4 German divisions at bay for a whole day. This ebook examines not only the conflict of Mons itself but in addition the consequent British retreat together with the activities at Le Cateau and Villers-Cotterêts.

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Download E-books British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916 (Duel) PDF

By Mark Stille

In 1916, within the seas close to Jutland, fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open conflict. This ebook tells the tale of the British and German battleships of those nice fleets - from their improvement because the first iteration of totally- armoured warships - to their strive against studies. The differing weapon platforms and group education of the British and German fleets are tested intimately, as is the gigantic fight of Jutland, via an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. eventually, it analyzes the end result of the fight, explaining the successes and screw ups of those nice battleships.

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Download E-books Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda PDF

By Alan Axelrod

When the folk of the USA have been reluctant to go into global conflict I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public details monopolized each medium and street of communique with the target of making a kingdom of enthusiastic warriors for democracy. Forging a direction that might later be studied and retread by way of such characters as Adolf Hitler, the Committee revolutionized the suggestions of governmental persuasion, altering the process heritage.
Selling the War is the tale of George Creel and the epoch-making supplier he equipped and led. it's going to inform how he got here to construct the and the way he ran it, utilizing the rising industries of mass advertisements and public kinfolk to persuade isolationist americans to visit conflict. It used to be a strength whose results have been felt through the 20th century and remain felt, even perhaps extra strongly, at the present time. during this compelling and unique account, Alan Axelrod bargains a desirable portrait of the US at the cusp of turning into a

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