Winning at War: Seven Keys to Military Victory throughout History
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Winning at War: Seven Keys to Military Victory throughout History

Exceptional book on Operational and National strategy in the Military Strategy field. Rates up there with Sun Tzu - omly more Strategical oriented versus tactical and operational levels. Having read multiple times via the library loan (being the avid fan of this genre and somewhat of a detailed amaateur military historian, I was shocled to just have found out about this book several months ago), it has easily achieved my "to purchase...

Aftermaths of War: Women's Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923
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Aftermaths of War: Women's Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923

Much of the recent literature on cultural demobilisation or remobilisation after the First World War has focused on men and masculinity. By contrast, this interdisciplinary volume of essays sets out to examine the importance of women's movements and individual female activists to the shaping of post-war Europe at the private, communal, national and transnational levels. Key themes include the commemoration of the war dead; the renego...

Erzahltheorie in Mediavistischer Perspektive
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Erzahltheorie in Mediavistischer Perspektive

Dass die Erzähltheorie zu historisieren sei, ist immer wieder gefordert worden. Im Bereich vormoderner und besonders mittelalterlicher Literatur liegt inzwischen eine schwer überschaubare Fülle von Einzelstudien vor, die überzeugende Zugänge gefunden haben, um die mitunter befremdliche Andersheit der Narration zu begreifen und für weiter gehende Textinterpretationen zu nutzen. Die Erzähltheorie in mediävistischer Perspektive unternim...

Balloons and Airships : A Tale of Lighter Than Air Aviation
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Balloons and Airships : A Tale of Lighter Than Air Aviation

This book tells the often dramatic and always fascinating story of flight in lighter than air machines. For centuries man had dreamed of flying, but all attempts failed, until in 1782 the Montgolfier brothers constructed the world’s first hot air balloon The following year saw the first ascent with aeronauts – not human beings but a sheep, a duck and a cockerel. But it was not long before men and women too took to the air and became ...

King's Cross Second Man : A Sixties Diesel Career
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King's Cross Second Man : A Sixties Diesel Career

Late in 1964 the author made a career change from the Midland Region railway clerical grades, to the Eastern Region Motive Power Department at King's Cross, initially as a locomotive cleaner. This was the realization of an ambition held for some ten years and by the end of December 1964, he became eligible for second man duties. On 28 December 1964, he was second man on a return trip to Peterborough, and determined to keep a record o...

Fashioned Selves : Dress and Identity in Antiquity
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Fashioned Selves : Dress and Identity in Antiquity

The study of dress in antiquity has expanded in the last 20 years, evolving from investigations of costume and ethnicity in ancient art and texts and analyses of terms relating to textiles and their production, to broader studies of the social roles of dressed bodies in ancient contexts, texts, and images. This volume emerges from Approaches to Dress and the Body sessions at the Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Res...

Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale
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Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale

The British army was almost unique among the European armies of the Great War in that it did not suffer from a serious breakdown of discipline or collapse of morale. It did, however, inevitably suffer from disciplinary problems. While attention has hitherto focused on the 312 notorious ‘shot at dawn’ cases, many thousands of British soldiers were tried by court martial during the Great War. This book provides the first comprehensive ...

Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima
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Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima

Conformist, mute and malleable? Andrews tackles head-on this absurd caricature of Japanese society in his fascinating history of its militant sub-cultures, radical societies and well-established traditions of dissent Following the March 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, the media remarked with surprise on how thousands of demonstrators had flocked to the streets of Tokyo. But mass protest movements are nothing new in Japan a...

The Chaco Air War 1932-35: The First Modern Air War in Latin America
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The Chaco Air War 1932-35: The First Modern Air War in Latin America

Well written, with a lot of interesting information about the air war over the Chaco region. I would recommend this book to anybody interested to in Latin American aviation. The author did a very good chronological presentation of all the major events of this conflict and also challenging some myths about the notable Bolivian pilot Pabon. Aircraft modelers should love this book.