The Rocky Road To The Great War

Author: Nicholas Murray
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612341055
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Nicholas Murray's The Rocky Road to the Great War examines the evolution of field fortification theory and practice between 1877 and 1914. During this period field fortifications became increasingly important, and their construction evolved from primarily above to below ground. The reasons for these changes are crucial to explaining the landscape of World War I, yet they have remained largely unstudied. The transformation in field fortifications reflected not only the ongoing technological advances but also the changing priorities in the reasons for constructing them, such as preventing desertion, protecting troops, multiplying forces, reinforcing tactical points, providing a secure base, and dominating an area. Field fortification theory, however, did not evolve solely in response to improving firepower or technology. Rather, a combination of those factors and societal ones-for example, the rise of large conscript armies and the increasing participation of citizens rather than subjects-led directly to technical alterations in the actual construction of the fieldworks. These technical developments arose from the second wave of the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century that provided new technologies that increased the firepower of artillery, which in turn drove the transition from above- to belowground field fortification. Based largely on primary sourcesùincluding French, British, Austrian, and American military attache reports-Murray's enlightening study is unique in defining, fully examining, and contextualizing the theories and construction of field fortifications before World War I.

Der Krieg

Author: Johann Bloch
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5880165795
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Uebersetzung des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukunftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Band IV

Waging War

Author: Wayne E. Lee
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199797455
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Waging War: Conflict, Culture, and Innovation in World History provides a wide-ranging examination of war in human history, from the beginning of the species until the current rise of the so-called Islamic State. Although it covers many societies throughout time, the book does not attempt to tell all stories from all places, nor does it try to narrate "important" conflicts. Instead, author Wayne E. Lee describes the emergence of military innovations and systems, examining how they were created and then how they moved or affected other societies. These innovations are central to most historical narratives, including the development of social complexity, the rise of the state, the role of the steppe horseman, the spread of gunpowder, the rise of the west, the bureaucratization of military institutions, the industrial revolution and the rise of firepower, strategic bombing and nuclear weapons, and the creation of "people's war."

Operation Zombie

Author: Max Brooks
Editor: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641082471
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Der Nachfolger des Klassikers „Der Zombie Survival Guide“ In seiner erschütternden Berichterstattung beschreibt der renommierte Zombie-Experte Max Brooks die größte Katastrophe der Menschheit seit den beiden Weltkriegen: den Krieg der Zombies gegen die Menschheit. Ergebnis ist dieses umfassende Standardwerk. In zahlreichen Berichten, Tonbandmitschnitten von Überlebenden und Interviews mit Experten geht er den Ursachen auf den Grund, lässt Augenzeugen zu Wort kommen und gibt wertvolle Tipps zur Prävention und Verteidigung. Das Buch zum Film "World War Z" von und mit Brad Pitt.

Die Radsport Mafia Und Ihre Schmutzigen Gesch Fte

Author: Tyler Hamilton
Editor: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492961770
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Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

The Great War Breakthroughs

Author: Harry Turtledove
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444744984
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Is it the war to end all wars - or war without end? It is 1917, and the United States are fighting a war on two fronts. In the north, from the Pacific to Quebec, US forces in the air and on land are locked in battle against Canada and Great Britain. To the south, at the heart of a line that stretches from the Gulf of California to the Atlantic, General Custer intends to do what none of his predecessors have done - to smash through the Confederate lines in Tennessee. Into this vast, seething cauldron plunges a new generation of weapons - submarines, barrels, attack planes, poison gas and flame throwers - changing the shape of war and the balance of power. 'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times 'The standard-bearer for alternate history.' USA Today

The Rocky Road Over Emancipation To The First Black Regiments The Emancipation Of Black Soldiers In The American Civil War

Author: Anne-Marie Schmidt
Editor: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
ISBN: 3954893754
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Why did American policy delay black emancipation and official enlistment until 1863, and what were the blacks’ motives for enlisting at all? This study investigates black soldiers’ participation in the American Civil War and the struggles on their way to equality. By coming in thousands, fugitive slaves forced policy to finally tackle the hushed-up issue of slavery. First I will investigate the political background, starting with introducing the three main parties in the emancipation debate, and continuing with the political steps toward official enlistment and the reactions of society to these developments. Secondly, I will focus on the black soldiers’ motives, including influences that had shaped them and obstacles which prevented emancipation in practice, and finally I will explore the war’s results for the black population. Even though it is not expected that the movie Glory, which is frequently quoted, conveys an accurate and historically verified picture of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts, it gives a possible perspective of the blacks toward the war. This study focuses only on black soldiers and not on black participation in the war in general.

Rocky Road

Author: Robert Wainwright
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760637130
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In the early 1930s, the Australian family confectionery company Darrell Lea was a sensation, its shops stacked with delicious chocolates, marshmallows, nougat and much more in line with the company's motto to 'Stack 'em high, watch 'em fly'. It was at this time that Montague Lea met the vivacious teenage 'ticket writer' Valerie Everitt. Monty fell hard for her and, despite strong family opposition on both sides, they would marry. Valerie was keen to have a large brood and, though her pregnancies were difficult, she gave birth to four children. But they were not enough and in 1947 she adopted the first of three more children who were designated to be playmates for her own. It was a social experiment that would end in tears, as would the fortunes of the iconic company, destroyed by the glue that once bound it together - family. Rocky Road is the story of this chocaholic clan and the creative and eccentric woman who dominated it. Behind the irresistible sweetness of Darrell Lea lay a family who made bitter sacrifices to succeed in the candy business.

Die Stra E

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Editor: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644050511
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Die Welt nach dem Ende der Welt Ein Mann und ein Kind schleppen sich durch ein verbranntes Amerika. Nichts bewegt sich in der zerstörten Landschaft, nur die Asche schwebt im Wind. Es ist eiskalt, der Schnee schimmert grau. Sie haben kaum etwas bei sich: ihre Kleider am Leib, einen Einkaufswagen mit der nötigsten Habe und einen Revolver mit zwei Schuss Munition. Ihr Ziel ist die Küste, obwohl sie nicht wissen, was sie dort erwartet. Die Geschichte der beiden ist eine düstere Parabel auf das Leben, und sie erzählt von der herzzerreißenden Liebe eines Vaters zu seinem Sohn.

Der Lange Weg Zur Freiheit

Author: Nelson Mandela
Editor: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.