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The War for Late Night by Bill Carter (.ePUB)+

Requirements: ePUB, MOBI Reader, 1,1 MB Overview: A dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC's calamitous attempt to reinvent late-night television. When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the Tonight show-a job he had been promised five years earlier-skeptics anticipated a train wreck for the ages. It took, in fact, only a few...

British Generals in War of 1812 by Wesley B. Turner (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 19.7 mb Overview: In British Generals in the War of 1812 Wesley Turner takes a fresh look at five British Generals - Sir George Prevost, Isaac Brock, Roger Sheaffe, Baron Francis de Rottenburg, and Gordon Drummond - who held the highest civil and military command in the Canadas. He considers their formative experiences in the British Army and on active service in...

History of Underclothes by Phillis Cunnington et al (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 12 MB Overview: Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century, embroidered linen drawers (1500s), hooped petticoat support (c. 1750), footed long drawers (1795), 19th-century bustles, early 19th-century...

Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, Kathryn Waterfield (.ePUB)

Requirements: Epub reader, 13.70 Mb Overview: From The Twelve Labors of Hercules to the riddle of the Sphinx, this is a dramatic retelling of all the Greek stories that have captured the human imagination over the last 3,000 years. Provides the context for some of the greatest stories ever told, including Jason searching for the golden fleece, Perseus fighting the Gorgon, and the infamous...

Is This Live? by Christopher Ward (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 17.16 MB Overview: From the first Canadian VJ Christopher Ward, Is This Live? captures the pure fun and rock ’n’ roll rebellion of the early years of MuchMusic television. On August 31, 1984, the Nation’s Music Station launched, breaking ground as the Wild (Canadian) West of television—live, gloriously unpredictable, seat-of-the-pants TV, delivered...

Cultural Heritage Issues by James A. R. Nafziger (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 57.1 MB Overview: The global community, dependent as always on the cooperation of nation states, is gradually learning to address the serious threats to the cultural heritage of our disparate but shared civilizations. The legacy of conquest, colonialization, and commerce looms large in defining and explaining these threats. Genre: Non-Fiction, Congresses Download link 1...

First Footprints by Scott Cane (.ePUB)

Requirements: any ePUB reader, 8.7 MB Overview: The epic story of Australia's Aboriginal people, as told through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories, and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth Some 60,000 years ago, a small group of people landed on Australia's northern coast. They were the first oceanic mariners, and this great southern land was their new home....

Alaska Class Large Cruisers by Leland H. Doran (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 7.91 MB Overview: The history of the Alaska class large cruisers in World War II are chronicled and illustrated with official United States Navy photographs. The volume includes charts listing the builders, dimensions, machinery, protection and armament at various times during World War II. Genre: History > Maritime History > Naval Battles Download link 1 Download...

Gold Wars by Ferdinand Lips (ePUB)+

Requirements: Any PDF or ePUB reader, 329 kb (ePUB); 1,17 MB (PDF) Overview: Gold Wars deals with gold's history, and especially the abandonment of gold-as-money under the modern welfare/warfare state. It shows how governments, fearing the affinity of free people for gold, fight it, thereby helping to destroy countries and the gold-mining industry. Genre: Non Fiction > History ePUB: Download...

The Strike Wings by Roy Conyers Nesbit (.ePUB)(.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Or ePUB Reader, 29 MB Overview: In November 1942 the RAF formed special Strike Wings to attack the heavily defended and seemingly invulnerable convoys that brought Germany's vital supplies of iron ore from Scandinavia down the coast of Europe to feed its war machine. The outcome was a series sea/air battles at close quarters, fought with increasing ferocity until the last days...

Giants of Steam by Jonathan Glancey (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 5.1MB Overview: Jonathan Glancey is a lifelong steam enthusiast who has oiled, fired and driven, as well as watched and listened to, steam locomotives around the world. In Giants of Steam, he turns his enthusiastic and knowledgeable attention to the thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service. Designed...

The Blitz by Henry Brook (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.3MB Overview: A thrilling collection of true stories about The Blitz of 1940 for modern young readers. Recounts the fascinating stories of ordinary Londoners who experienced the Blitz, including firefighters, fighter pilots and children evacuated far from their families. With internet links via Usborne Quicklinks to websites where readers can find out more about the...

Medieval Rome by Chris Wickham (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 9.11 MB Overview: Medieval Rome analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major change in the city. This volume doesn't merely seek to tell the story of the city from the traditional Church standpoint; instead, it engages in studies of the city's processions, material culture, legal transformations, and sense of the past, seeking to...

Domestic Manners of Americans by Frances Trollope (.ePUB)+

Requirements: .ePUB .AZW3 Reader | 2 MB Overview: When Fanny Trollope set sail for America in 1827 with hopes of joining a Utopian community of emancipated slaves, she took with her three of her children and a young French artist, leaving behind her son Anthony, growing debts and a husband going slowly mad from mercury poisoning. But what followed was a tragicomedy of illness, scandal and failed...

Daily Life in Maya Civilization by Robert J. Sharer (.PDF)

Requirements: PDF Reader, 5.26 MB Overview: Experience daily life in Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Narrative chapters describe Mayan political life, economy, social structure, religion, writing, warfare, and scientific methods. Readers will explore the Mayan calendar, counting system, hunting and gathering methods, language, and...

Writings of Carlos Fuentes by Raymond Leslie Williams(.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.3MB Overview: In this book, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the themes of history, culture, and identity in Fuentes' work, particularly in his complex, major novel Terra Nostra. Genre: Non-Fiction, History Download link 1 Download link 2...

History's Most Insane Rulers by Michael Rank (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 864 kb Overview: Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity. When nothing stands between a leader's delusion whims and seeing them carried them out, all sorts of bizarre outcomes are possible. Whether it is Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I practicing archery on palace servants and sending out his advisers to find the fattest woman in the empire for his wife or...

Luftwaffe X-Planes by Manfred Griehl (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePub Reader, 46.87 MB Overview: From jet planes and high altitude aircraft to radar-equipped fighters configured to deliver chemical weapons, numerous Luftwaffe planes were designed and reached prototype stage but never made it into mass production or battle. Luftwaffe X Planes is a definitive, revelatory guide to the remarkable range of secret planes that the Third Reich failed to...

The Weapon Wizards by Yaakov Katz, Amir Bohbot (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3 MB Overview: From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century...

A Secret History of the IRA by Ed Moloney (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.2MB Overview: For decades, the British and Irish had 'got used to' a situation without parallel in Europe: a cold, ferocious, persistent campaign of bombing and terror of extraordinary duration and inventiveness. At the heart of that campaign lies one man: Gerry Adams. From the outbreak of the troubles to the present day, he has been an immensely influential figure....