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Test Of Greatness: Britain's Struggle for the Atom Bomb

In the shocked aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Clement Attlee realised at once that -the nature of security and strength in the world had changed irrevocably. He ordered a superhuman effort to make Britain a nuclear power. Although Britain had been a junior partner in the Manhattan Project which had produced the American bombs, no British scientist had more than partial knowledge of the complex physics involved. The war over, th...

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Detention and Denial

"Our current stalemate over detention serves nobody—not the military or any other component of the U.S. government that has to operate overseas.... It is a system that no rational combination of values or strategic considerations would have produced; it could have emerged only as a consequence of a clash of interests that produced a clear victory for nobody."—from the Introduction Benjamin Wittes issues a persuasive call for greater ...

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He 162 Volksjäger Units (Combat Aircraft)

With the Third Reich on the brink of defeat, Hitler's instructions to his designers were clear. He wanted a Volksjäger--a People's Fighter that was quick to produce and used minimal quantities of strategic materials. Heinkel rose to the challenge with the He 162, a fighter constructed of wood and metal that was designed, built, and flown in the staggeringly short time of ten weeks. Professional pilots were in short supply, and so the...

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America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

Over the past three decades, the United States has embraced the death penalty with tenacious enthusiasm. While most of those countries whose legal systems and cultures are normally compared to the United States have abolished capital punishment, the United States continues to employ this ultimate tool of punishment.

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Developing Senior Navy Leaders

Could U.S. Navy officers be better prepared to become flag officers? This study examines the kinds of expertise required for successful performance in Navy flag billets, and whether recent pools of officers possess this experience. The authors also examine Navy trends over the past decade to identify the types of expertise likely to become more important for Navy leaders in the future.

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Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of ANTHROPOLOGY: The Human Challenge provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today's world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challen...

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Les Saints fondateurs de Bretagne et des Pays celtes

La Bretagne armoricaine est la seule terre chrétienne, hormis l'Irlande, à avoir conservé fidèlement la mémoire d'innombrables « saints », connus ou inconnus, réels ou imaginaires, à la fois dans la dévotion populaire et dans la toponymie. Mais qui sont ces « saints » dont la vie et les couvres ne sont accessibles qu'à travers le brouillard plus ou moins légendaire des temps obscurs ? Certains ont été reconnus officiellement par l'Eg...

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The Battle of Trafalgar (Pen &Sword Military Classics)

Captain Bennett was, for many years, a serving officer in the Royal Navy as well as being one of the most highly regarded naval historians of his time. He sets the battle in the context of the world-wide struggle against Napoleon, describes the ships, their crews and the tactics of the action. In his scholarly but immensely readable account of the battle he discusses the preparatory manoeuvres and the mechanics of naval warfare in th...

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Worker in the Cane: A Puerto Rican Life History

This is the absorbing story of Don Taso, a Puerto Rican sugar cane worker, and of his family and the village in which he lives. Told largely in his own words, it is a vivid account of the drastic changes taking place in Puerto Rico, as he sees them. Worker in the Cane is both a profound social document and a moving spiritual testimony. Don Taso portrays his harsh childhood, his courtship and early marriage, his grim struggle to provi...

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Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Most histories of European appropriation of indigenous territories have, until recently, focused on conquest and occupation, while relatively little attention has been paid to the history of treaty-making. Yet treaties were also a means of extending empire. To grasp the extent of European legal engagement with indigenous peoples, Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900 looks at the history of treaty-making in Euro...