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French Foreign Legion Paratroops

by Martin Windrow & Kevin Lyles

The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War (1946), and the healthy recruitment...


Naval Miscellany

by Angus Konstam

For armchair admirals, history buffs, and naval enthusiasts everywhere, A Naval Miscellany is an indispensable and entertaining collection of fascinating and often little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities...


Sticklers: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

by Graeme Donald

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines....


Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks

by Carl Molesworth

The initial version of the Curtiss P-40, designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled...


F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21: USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam War

by Peter Davies & Gareth Hector

From difficult weather conditions to unreliable missile armament to unequal rules of engagement, this book tells the story of the challenges faced by the F-4 and MiG-21 pilots. Using first-hand accounts wherever...


Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

by Prit Buttar

With the exception of Poland, no region or territory suffered more greatly during World War II than the Baltic States. Caught between the giants of the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, Latvia, Lithuania, and...


Sources of Tibetan Tradition

by Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Matthew T. Kapstein & Gray Tuttle

The most comprehensive collection of classic Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social movements of Tibetan civilization from its earliest...


Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England

by Don Herzog

Early modern English canonical sources and sermons often urge the subordination of women. In Household Politics, Don Herzog argues that these sources were blather—not that they were irrelevant, but that plenty...


Ancient Greece

by Thomas R. Martin

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state...


Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941

by Lynne Olson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS

From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate...


The History of Montréal

by Paul-André Linteau & Peter McCambridge

Professor Paul-André Linteau tells the fascinating story of Montreal from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century, from the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal...


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 31-35: Harriet Tubman / Laura Secord / Joey Smallwood / Prince Edward, Duke of Kent / John A. Macdonald

by Rosemary Sadlier, Nathan Tidridge & Peggy Dymond Leavey

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman, War of 1812 heroine Laura Secord, Canada's first...


Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809

by Julien Vernet

After the United States purchased Louisiana, many inhabitants of the new American territory believed that Louisiana would quickly be incorporated into the Union and that they would soon enjoy rights as citizens....


Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital

by Amiya Kumar Bagchi

In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus....


Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship

by Norman Horrocks

This collection brings together some of the premier minds of library and information science in North America to reflect on where the field has been, where it is now, and most importantly, where it is going...


Places of Worship: Exploring Their History

by James P. Wind

Whether Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples, or the gathering places for other faiths, buildings designed for worship are significant to both their own community of believers...


Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn Al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection

by Nahyan Fancy

The discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood was a ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, and a prerequisite for William Harvey's fully developed theory of blood circulation three...


2014 U.S. Coin Digest: The Complete Guide to Current Market Values

by David C. Harper & Harry Miller

Collect with confidence!

Easily discover what your coins are worth with 2014 U.S. Coin Digest, the most complete, comprehensive and trusted color guide to all United States coin issues. Filled with nearly 2,000...


Atlantic, Euratlantic or Europe-America?

by Collectif

Atlantic, Euratlantic or Europe-America?  What did the Atlantic Community mean for the nations of North America and Western Europe during the 1960s and early 1970s? This book, spanning the period from presidents...


European Community, Atlantic Community?

by Collectif

European Community, Atlantic Community?  For more than forty years the security alliance of the North Atlantic Treaty symbolised the common interests of Western Europe and the United States, and provided...