God's Fury, England's Fire: A New History of the English Civil Wars

The series of civil wars that ripped England aside within the 17th century was once some of the most devastating conflicts in its heritage. It destroyed households and cities, ravaged the inhabitants and led many, either supporters of Charles I and his rivals, to think that England’s humans have been being punished by means of a vengeful God. This masterly new historical past illuminates what it was once wish to pass though a time of terrifying violence, non secular fervour and radical politics. Michael Braddick describes how pamphleteers, armies, iconoclasts, witch-hunters, Levellers, protestors and petitioners have been all mobilized within the chaos, as they fought over new how one can think their international.
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To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue

By Ted Rall

Introduction through invoice Maher. whilst U.S. bombs began raining at the Taliban, Rall jumped on a airplane directly to the warfare region to get the true tale for himself. that includes his Village Voice articles and a photo novel.
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To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom (George Washington Series)

By Newt Gingrich

Bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen flip their sharp eye for aspect on 3 males in the midst of the progressive battle and the beginning of the United States.

it's the evening sooner than the crossing of the Delaware, the most iconic occasions in American historical past, and basic Washington is filled with doubt. the tough iciness and repeated defeats have dimmed his army's spirit. The revolution has come all the way down to one determined salvo because the freezing, hungry rebels slip around the river.

whereas Washington prepares, Thomas Paine, writing in Philadelphia, captures the army's grim fact in a single line: "These are the days that test men's souls."

inner most Jonathan Van Dorn is ready to carry the battle to his personal doorstep. Jonathan needs to make a decision among staying unswerving to the yank reason and sparing his brother, who has joined the British.

Through those 3 males, Gingrich and Forstchen light up the Revolution's darkest days. they carry to existence the exciting conflict of Trenton, the victory that introduced americans the religion that they can win over insurmountable odds. With special learn and extraordinary army perception, To attempt Men's Souls is a singular that offers an extraordinary and private viewpoint of the boys who fought for the us of America.

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Point Pleasant 1774: Prelude to the American Revolution (Campaign)

By John F. Winkler

From the writer of Wabash and Fallen Timbers comes the tale of a pre-Revolutionary clash among American settlers and Indian tribes at the Ohio River in West Virginia.

The conflict of aspect friendly used to be the key conflict in what's referred to as Lord Dunmore's struggle, the clash among the Colony of Virginia and the Shawnee and Mingo Indian tribes in what's now the kingdom of Kentucky. Following a sequence of incidents among American settlers and the local tribes, the Earl of Dunmore led one armed forces military, with Colonel Andrew Lewis major one other, opposed to the Shawnees and Mingos. On October 10, 1774, a strength of approximately seven-hundred Indians attacked Lewis's 1,100-man military at what's now element friendly, West Virginia. Lewis's males succeeded in using the Indian forces off, even though merely after discomfort approximately 20 percentage casualties. the 2 Virginia defense force forces pursued the Indians into Ohio sooner than a peace treaty was once signed that spread out Kentucky for American settlement.

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Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1967

By William B. Quandt

During this well timed re-creation of Peace Process, William B. Quandt analyzes how every one U.S. president for the reason that Lyndon Johnson has handled the advanced problem of brokering peace within the center East, from the 1967 Arab-Israeli warfare to the demise of Yasir Arafat. This vintage paintings has now been up-to-date to mirror lately declassified U.S. govt records and different released fabrics with regards to the Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton presidencies, and to hold the tale via George W. Bush’s first term.

About the Author
William B. Quandt is Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Politics on the college of Virginia, and was once previously a senior fellow in overseas coverage experiences on the Brookings establishment. throughout the Nixon and Carter years, he served at the employees of the nationwide safeguard Council and was once deeply enthusiastic about the 1st Camp David negotiations, which ended in the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

"Quandt's paintings . . . is without doubt one of the such a lot readable, complete, completely researched, dispassionate, sincere, reasonable, and but severe, account we have." -- Thomas R. Mattair, center East Policy
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"A masterful examine of yankee international relations. Quandt's cogent research of the position of crises in defining the time table for a succession of yank presidents is outfitted on new and unique facts. Peace method is needs to examining for somebody attracted to the center East and American overseas coverage. it truly is an everlasting examine of yankee management in a bothered and demanding a part of the world."--Janice Gross Stein, collage of Toronto

"Essential interpreting for these engaged or drawn to the current Israeli-Arab peace talks."--Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C.

"Just the correct mix of fine, out of date narrative diplomatic background and insightful interpretation. The ebook really illuminates American overseas coverage concerning the Arab-Israeli clash, yet whilst it deals considerate research and interpretation of what international relations and American coverage is all about."--L. Carl Brown, Princeton University


"Clearly written, conscientiously balanced and entire in scope.... should still end up beneficial to all critical scholars of yank international policy."--New York instances booklet overview

"A significant paintings, no matter if judged by way of the criteria of classical diplomatic heritage or smooth political science."--Foreign Affairs

"Provides clean insights into the complexities of making the method and defining the substance of yankee international policymaking."--Survival
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"A masterful learn of yankee international relations. Quandt's cogent research of the function of crises in defining the time table for a succession of yankee presidents is equipped on new and unique facts. Peace method is needs to studying for someone drawn to the center East and American international coverage. it truly is an everlasting learn of yankee management in a afflicted and critical a part of the world."-Janice Gross Stein, college of Toronto
"Essential studying for these engaged or attracted to the current Israeli-Arab peace talks."-Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C.

"Just the correct mix of fine, outdated narrative diplomatic heritage and insightful interpretation. The e-book really illuminates American overseas coverage concerning the Arab-Israeli clash, yet while it bargains considerate research and interpretation of what international relations and American coverage is all about."-L. Carl Brown, Princeton college --This textual content refers back to the Hardcover edition.

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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War

By Norman Stone

Pre-eminent historian Norman Stone’s The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a masterful background of the chilly battle. As Soviet impact unfold insidiously from kingdom to country, the american citizens and British have been crushed by means of the coups, collapsing armies, and civil wars that appeared without end to besiege not only Europe however the center East and Asia in addition. for each Atlantic luck there appeared to be a dozen Communist or 3rd global triumphs, because the USSR and its proxies overwhelmed dissent and humiliated the U.S. on either army and cultural grounds. Then, abruptly and opposed to all odds, the Atlantic received – economically, ideologically, militarily – with impressive pace and finality. Imbued with deep studying and sparks of pugilistic wit, The Atlantic and Its Enemies is an elegantly instructed path-breaking work—both a monument to the massive soreness and clash of the 20 th century, and an illuminating exploration of the way the Western powers finally triumphed over the second one international War.
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I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story

By Michael Hastings

The “wrenching” (Rachel Maddow, The Rachel Maddow Show) first booklet by means of acclaimed journalist Michael Hastings (1980-2013), whose unflinching Rolling Stone article “Runaway normal” ended the army profession of common Stanley A. McChrystal.

At age twenty-five, Michael Hastings arrived in Baghdad to hide the struggle in Iraq for Newsweek. He had at his disposal a bit Hemingway romanticism and the entire gear of a twenty-first-century reporter—cell telephones, high-speed web entry, electronic video cameras, fixers, drivers, guards, translators. In startling element, he describes the chaos, the violence, the unending threats of bomb and mortar assaults, front strains that may be a half-mile from the fairway region, that may be wherever. this can be a new type of conflict: deepest protection businesses persist with their very own principles or lack thereof; squaddies in wrestle get rapid messages from their girlfriends and households; individuals of the Louisiana nationwide safeguard watch Katrina’s decimation in their urban on a television within the barracks.

Back in ny, Hastings had fallen in love with Andi Parhamovich, a tender idealist who labored for Air the United States. A yr into their courtship, Andi Michael to Iraq, taking a task with the nationwide Democratic Institute. Their war-zone romance is one other window into lifestyles in Baghdad. They name one another puppy names; they make plans for the long run; they struggle, actually because every one is apprehensive for the other’s safeguard; they usually attempt to work out tips on how to social gathering, whilst it potential placing bodyguards and drivers in jeopardy. Then Andi is going on a perilous project for her new employer—a assembly on the Iraqi Islamic occasion headquarters that leads to catastrophe.

I misplaced My Love in Baghdad is a searing, unflinching, and revelatory publication by means of “a nice reporter,” who may be remembered for being “ambitious, skeptical of strength and traditional knowledge, and awfully courageous” (Ben Smith, Buzzfeed) and who “leaves in the back of a striking legacy” (Rolling Stone).
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Wheels of Terror (Sven Hassel War Classics)

By Sven Hassel

'This is a publication of horrors, and may be left by myself by way of these liable to nightmares. Sven Hassel's descriptions of the atrocities devoted by means of either side are the main terrible indictments of conflict i've got ever learn ... an excellent struggle novel!' Alan Silitoe

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

All of them may be useless: lifestyles expectancy at the Russian entrance is measured in weeks. yet Sven, Porta, Tiny and The Legionnaire struggle to the tip, no longer 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 heritage books pass over.
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