Download E-books The Army of Alexander the Great (Men-at-Arms, Volume 148) PDF

By Nicholas Sekunda

Whilst Philip II ascended the throne in 359 BC, Macedonia used to be at risk of being engulfed via wild barbarian tribes to the north and wily Greek towns to the south. Philip needed to extend the ability of the throne or be swallowed up: the construction of a robust military used to be principal. whilst his son, Alexander, inherited his country on the age of 20, he additionally inherited a military which used to be really unrivalled. The Macedonians have been veterans of conflict, good outfitted and longing for conquest. upload to this Alexander's perfect presents as army commander and it truly is little ask yourself they completed so much.

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Download E-books Fleet of the Damned (Sten #4) PDF

By Allan Cole

Hailed as a “landmark technological know-how fiction series,” the Sten novels have overjoyed hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. Set 3 thousand years sooner or later, they inform the story of a difficult, street-wise orphan who escapes his destiny as manufacturing facility planet “delinq” to turn into the powerful right-hand of the main strong guy within the Universe—a nearly immortal determine identified to his billons of matters as “The everlasting Emperor.” THE FOURTH experience Sten had slightly scraped via Imperial flight college while he used to be assigned a tacdivision within the Fringe Worlds, the place Imperial officials are extra interested by the fitting healthy in their gown whites than honing their battling abilities. The enemy Tahn could not have picked a greater time or position to release an assault opposed to the Empire. Sten and his males are outgunned — without reinforcements in sight. It feels like Sten's quantity is up. but when he has to head, he won’t move by myself . . . THE STEN sequence Sten The Wolf Worlds The courtroom of 1000 Suns Fleet of the Damned Revenge of the Damned The go back of the Emperor Vortex Empire’s finish

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Download E-books Rome's Saxon Shore: Coastal Defences of Roman Britain AD 250-500 (Fortress) PDF

By Nic Fields

Although the precise dates of building of the so-called Saxon Shore forts are doubtful, the improvement of the frontier method that ran shape the Wash to the Solent at the south-east coast of Roman Britain was once unfold over no less than a century and a part. a few of the new forts have been amazing for the very best power in their defences, with thicker stone partitions bristling with projecting curved bastions. those and different good points have been basically designed to them tougher to typhoon than old-style frontier forts with their vintage playing-card form and inner towers. safeguard prior within the Roman period had intended competitive reaction within the open box or perhaps offensive pre-emptive moves into enemy territory. the hot development was once to construct more advantageous, the emphasis being on good, extra static safety, waiting for assault and soaking up it instead of going out to satisfy it. many of the significant harbours and estuaries of the east and south-east coasts of england have been fortified during this demeanour. there has been an identical sequence of army installations around the Channel in Gaul, extending alongside the northern coast so far as what's now Brittany.

Whatever their certain tactical and strategic functionality, a continuous debate to which this booklet contributes, the development of those stone forts represented a big outlay of cash, and dedication of manpower and fabrics. The Saxon Shore Forts are one of the such a lot outstanding surviving monuments of Roman Britain. This ebook addresses a bunch ofthe attention-grabbing questions they impress - Who outfitted those Forts? while and for what reasons? How have been they outfitted? How did they function? Who garrisoned them, and for a way long?

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Download E-books The Forever War PDF

By Dexter Filkins

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An immediate vintage of struggle reporting, The eternally War is the definitive account of America's clash with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human charges. in the course of the eyes of Filkins, a overseas correspondent for the hot York instances, we witness the increase of the Taliban within the Nineties, the aftermath of the assault on big apple on September eleventh, and the yank wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the one American journalist to have mentioned on some of these occasions, and his reports are conveyed in a riveting narrative full of unforgettable characters and excellent scenes.


Brilliant and fearless, The ceaselessly War is not only approximately America's wars after 9-11, yet concerning the nature of conflict itself.

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Download E-books Air Force PDF

By Ian McPhedran

AIR strength tells the action-packed, within tale of the fashionable Royal Australian Air strength, from East Timor and the Bali bombings to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Award-winning journalist and best-selling writer Ian McPhedran brings us gripping own bills of fighter pilots' bombing raids over Iraq, undercover agent planes over Afghanistan, the operational nerve centre of the center East battle and the supply of humanitarian reduction in international trouble-spots.

This compelling narrative of the RAAF's plane, management, traditions and personalities comes at a time of speedy switch, as expertise propels it into the following new release of air strength and the futuristic period of stealth.

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Download E-books Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq PDF

By Stephen Budiansky

No unmarried human invention has reworked warfare greater than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even prior to the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and bad outcomes this new invention may have as an engine of warfare. hovering over the battlefield, the plane grew to become an unstoppable strength that left no spot in the world secure from assault. Drawing on strive against memoirs, letters, diaries, archival files, museum collections, and eyewitness money owed by means of the lads who fought—and the lads who built the leap forward innovations and concepts—acclaimed writer Stephen Budiansky weaves a shiny and dramatic account of the airplane’s innovative transformation of recent warfare.

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Download E-books Napoleon's German Allies (4) : Bavaria (Men at Arms Series, 106) PDF

By Otto von Pivka

In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon throughout the 1809 crusade opposed to Austria, and took part within the Russian crusade of 1812, ahead of finally leaving behind the Emperor's reason in 1813 sooner than the conflict of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in wrestle on the conflict of Hanua in an unsuccessful try and bring to an end their retreat to France. This publication through Otto von Pivka offers a close exam of the corporation, apparatus, weaponry and uniforms of Napoleon's Bavarian allies. The attention-grabbing textual content is observed by means of various illustrations and 8 complete web page color plates.

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Download E-books Marlborough's Army 1702-11 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 97) PDF

By Michael Barthorp

The succession of the French Duke of Anjou to the Spanish throne in 1700 provoked the formation of a Grand Alliance to thwart the king's expansionist objectives. Led via the Duke of Marlborough, the military of the Grand Alliance declared struggle on France. among 1702 and 1711, this united strength, made from English, Dutch, Danish, Prussian, Austrian and different German troops, have been successful at such historical battles as Blenheim, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. This publication chronicles Marlborough's campaigns within the warfare of the Spanish Succession, detailing the strategies, troops and uniforms of his army.

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Download E-books The Glorious Cause (The American Revolutionary War) PDF

By Jeff Shaara

In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling writer Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the yankee Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil struggle in Gods and Generals and The final complete Measure. Now he keeps the fantastic saga of the way 13 colonies turned a kingdom, taking the clash from state and court docket to the daring and bloody battlefields of war.

It was once by no means a warfare within which the result was once seen. regardless of their spirit and stamina, the colonists have been outmanned and outfought via the brazen British military. basic George Washington stumbled on his troops trounced within the battles of Brooklyn and new york and retreated towards Pennsylvania. With the way forward for the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his such a lot fateful determination: to pass the Delaware River and assault the enemy. the beautiful victory at Trenton all started a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British hand over at Yorktown, a second that modified the historical past of the world.

The melancholy and triumph of America’s first nice military is conveyed in scenes as robust as any Shaara has written, a narrative advised from the issues of view of a few of the main memorable characters in American historical past. there's George Washington, the charismatic chief who held his military jointly to accomplish an not going victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British common, greater than a fit for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to develop into the best battlefield commander in Washington’s military; The Marquis de Lafayette, the younger Frenchman who introduced a soldier’s ardour to the US; and Benjamin Franklin, an excellent guy of technology and philosophy who grew to become the best statesman of his day.

From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, William Howe to “Light Horse” Harry Lee, from Trenton and Valley Forge, Brandywine and Yorktown, the yank Revolution’s such a lot immortal characters and poignant moments are delivered to existence in extraordinary Shaara kind. but, The excellent reason is greater than only a tale of the mythical six-year fight. it's a tribute to an awesome those that became rules into motion and fought to claim themselves loose. in particular, it's a riveting novel that either expands and surpasses its loved author’s top paintings.

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