Keywords: history

Black Square

Black Square


Sophie Pinkham

ISBN: 9780393247978
Year of publication: 2016

Sophie Pinkham BLACK SQUARE ADVENTURES IN POST-SOVIET UKRAINE For my friends in Ukraine and Russia, with love and gratitude. MAPS PREFACE I was seven years old when the Berlin Wall fell. Watching the news with my parents in New York, I wondered how a simple concrete barrier could be so important. Why hadnt people just climbed over it Newscasters discussed the Iron Curtain, which sounded scary, but also confusing. Didnt curtains, by definition, ripple and fold I was sixteen when NATO bombed ...

Keywords: 21st Century Europe Geopolitics Russia Social History Travel
Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity

Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity


James S Valliant
C W Fahy

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

CREATING CHRIST How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity By James S. Valliant C. W. Fahy A Crossroad Press Biography Digital Edition published by Crossroad Press Digital Edition Copyright 2016 James S. Valliant C. W. Fahy LICENSE NOTES This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each person you share it with. If youre ...

Keywords: christianity religion history
Jerusalem: The Biography

Jerusalem: The Biography


Simon Sebag Montefiore

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2011

By the same author Catherine the Great and PotemkinStalin: The Court of the Red TsarYoung StalinSashenka JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHYSimon Sebag Montefiore To my darling daughterLily Bathsheba The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more it is the history of heaven and earth. Benjamin Disraeli, TancredThe city has been destroyed, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt again. Jerusalem is an old nymphomaniac who squeezes lover after lover to death, before shrugging him off her with a yawn, a ...

Keywords: Asian / Middle Eastern history
Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud

Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud


Peter Watson

ISBN: 0753820897
Year of publication: 2013

It would be a dull reader that failed to be stimulated either by the questions it raises or by the answers it gives to all sorts of questions that one would never have thought of asking Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph In Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud, Watson gives us an astonishing overview of human intellectual development . . . For him, human thought develops as much in response to changes in the natural environment such as shifts in climate and the appearance of new diseases as from ...

Keywords: General History World
Nuremberg's Voice of Doom

Nuremberg's Voice of Doom


Wolfe Frank

ISBN: 9781526737519
Year of publication: 2018

Wolfe Frank NUREMBERGS VOICE of DOOM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE CHIEF INTERPRETER AT HISTORYS GREATEST TRIALS Edited by Paul Hooley DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF WOLFE FRANK INTRODUCTION In 2015 retired panel beater and paint sprayer Mike Dilliway was about to move home. During the course of clearing out his property he came across some six to eight cardboard boxes, a number of files and two briefcases crammed full of assorted papers mostly in English but some in German that he had not thought about ...

Keywords: HISTORY Military World War II
The Black Scorpion Pilot

The Black Scorpion Pilot


Lawrence A Colby

ISBN: 9781541285835
Year of publication: 2018

Lawrence A. Colby The Black Scorpion Pilot DEDICATION For my family, who said it could be done A portion of the proceeds from The Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series will go to these two great veteran organizations: Team Rubicon Global www.teamrubiconglobal.org Team Rubicon Global provides veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of disasters. Learn how you can support our efforts to build a global veteran community that provides assistance to disaster ...

Keywords: Aviation Black Jets China History Military Military Aviation Military Thriller Technothriller Thriller World
Recce: Small Team Operations Behind Enemy Lines

Recce: Small Team Operations Behind Enemy Lines


Koos Stadler

ISBN: 9780624069447
Year of publication: 2015

Koos Stadler SMALL TEAM MISSIONS BEHIND ENEMY LINES Dedicated to my father, Koos, who kindled the spirit of adventure in me, and my dearest wife, Karien, who had no option but to scale every cliff with me. About the layout The layout in this digital edition of Recce may differ from that of the printed version, depending on the settings on your reader. The layout displays optimally if you use the default setting on your reader. Readers can experiment with the settings to have the text displayed ...

Keywords: 51 Reconnaissance Commando Angola Bushmen elite soldiers Military History Military missions Operation Abduct Operation Angel Operation Caudad Operation Cerberus Operation Colosseum Operation Daisy Operation Killarney secret missions South African Army South African authors South African Border War Special Forces special forces training Terrorism
State Secrets

State Secrets


Vil S Mirzayanov

ISBN: 9781432719234
Year of publication: 2008

Vil S. Mirzayanov STATE SECRETS AN INSIDERS CHRONICLE OF THE RUSSIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROGRAM I am dedicating this book with love to my children Elena, Iskander and Sultan Introduction This book, while autobiographical and in many places entirely personal in character, is also a firsthand chronicle about the secrets of chemical weapons development in the Soviet Union and in Russia. I worked as a chemist for more than 26 years in the premier center for the development of chemical agents in the ...

Keywords: Biological and Chemical Warfare History Military Novichok Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story


Elizabeth Tynan

ISBN: 9781742234281
Year of publication: 2016

Elizabeth Tynan ATOMIC THUNDER THE MARALINGA STORY To the future. May it learn something from the past. Acknowledgments As a bookish introvert, I enjoy nothing more than the challenge of living inside a big writing project. I have lived inside this one for quite a while. I havent been entirely on my own, though. In fact, without the magnificent contribution of a number of people, there would be no book. I hasten to add that while I have been greatly assisted by some excellent individuals, if ...

Keywords: Environmental Science history Military Nuclear Warfare
Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It


Dan Hampton

ISBN: 9780062688743
Year of publication: 2018

Dan Hampton Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It Dedication For Colonel Ken K. O. Chilstrom and his 114 fallen brothers-in-arms Prologue It looked like a crucified man. Stark and lonely, the little aircraft hung in the chill morning air of March 1, 1945, pointed skyward on a seventy-nine-foot latticed launcher. Its stubby wings, nearly twelve feet across, gave a peculiar, truncated appearance compared to the ...

Keywords: Aerodynamics Aviation Biography History Mechanics Military History Non-Fiction Science Sound Barrier Supersonic Transportation
Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome

Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2002

ANTONINA OR, THE FALL OF ROME by WILKIE COLLINS PREFACE In preparing to compose a fiction founded on history, the writer of these pages thought it no necessary requisite of such a work that the principal characters appearing in it should be drawn from the historical personages of the period. On the contrary, he felt that some very weighty objections attached to this plan of composition. He knew well that it obliged a writer to add largely from invention to what was actually knownto fill in with ...

Keywords: 3rd-6th centuries -- Fiction Goths -- Fiction Historical fiction Rome -- History -- Germanic invasions
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America


Timothy Snyder

ISBN: 0525574468
Year of publication: 2018

Copyright 2018 by Timothy Snyder All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. crownpublishing.com TIM DUGGAN BOOKS and the Crown colophon are trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available upon request. Hardcover ISBN9780525574460 Ebook ISBN9780525574484 International Edition ISBN9780525575405 Cover design by Christopher ...

Keywords: Comparative Politics History & Theory International Relations Political Science
A Secret History of Brands

A Secret History of Brands


Matt MacNabb

ISBN: 9781473894174
Year of publication: 2017

Matt MacNabb A SECRET HISTORY OF BRANDS The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love Acknowledgements I would first and foremost like to thank my lovely wife Holly for her patience and support, along with our four children Sebastian, Anastasia, Alexandre and Callidora. Youre the light of my life. Thank you to Claire Hopkins and everyone at Pen and Sword Books for believing in me and this project. Also a special thanks to Karyn Burnham for her fantastic editorial ...

Keywords: Social and Cultural History
The Red Web

The Red Web


Andrei Soldatov
Irina Borogan

ISBN: 9781610395731
Year of publication: 2017

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan THE RED WEB THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN RUSSIAS DIGITAL DICTATORS AND THE NEW ONLINE REVOLUTIONARIES Information wants to be free. Futurist Stewart Brand This is not a phone conversation. a Russian expression meaning a wish to discuss something in person because somebody else might be listening PROLOGUE In an otherwise residential district of southwest Moscow, a nineteen-story gray-and-white high rise, surrounded by a modest fence, could at first glance be mistaken for ...

Keywords: Computers HISTORY Political Science Russia and the Former Soviet Union Security World
The Fall of the Russian Empire

The Fall of the Russian Empire


Donald James

ISBN: 9780586057452
Year of publication: 2015

Donald James THE FALL OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE For Robert Frank Wheal Prologue The chteau stood above the village, a cluster of turrets and square pigeonniers. A pair of white doves circled it, brilliant in the sunshine. I drove under the clock tower and stopped the car in the cobbled courtyard. On both sides arched openings in stone barns gave into a darkness where cattle stirred. As I got out of the car a man descended the stone staircase ahead. He was in his sixties, slightly built. I crossed ...

Keywords: History Russia and Former Soviet Republics War

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