Download E-books Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome PDF

By John Warry

This beautifully illustrated quantity strains the evolution of the artwork of battle within the Greek and Roman worlds among 1600 B.C. and A.D. 800, from the increase of Mycenaean civilization to the autumn of Ravenna and the cave in of the Western Roman Empire. John Warry tells of an age of significant army commanders equivalent to Alexander the nice, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar - males whose feats of generalship nonetheless offer fabric for dialogue and admiration within the army academies of the world.

The textual content is complemented by means of a operating chronology, sixteen maps, 50 newly researched conflict plans and tactical diagrams, and a hundred twenty five photos, sixty five of them in colour.

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Download E-books Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State PDF

"A vastly worthy, insightful learn of the scary unfold of a tradition of demise. Hosken does a superb activity of checking out the yank response, the failure of the Iraqi management within the kind of Nouri al-Maliki and others, and the way IS has turns into the richest terrorist team within the world."
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One of the ten most sensible Books of September 2015
—The Christian technology computer screen

In June 2014 Islamic kingdom introduced an magnificent blitzkrieg which observed them grab keep an eye on of a space within the heart East the scale of england. the scoop used to be quickly full of their relentless acts of savagery, but no one looked as if it would recognize who they have been or the place they’d come from.

Now BBC reporter Andrew Hosken supplies the interior tale on Islamic kingdom. via wide first-hand reporting, Hosken builds a finished photograph of IS, their brutal ideology and exterminationist equipment. both compelling and scary, Empire of Fear unearths how Islamic kingdom got here to be, explores how they may be defeated and asks a daunting query — in the event that they have been introduced down, may we cease one other crew rising to switch them?

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Download E-books The Alamo 1836: Santa Anna’s Texas Campaign (Campaign, Volume 89) PDF

By Stephen Hardin

At the morning of 6 March 1836 round 1,100 Mexican squaddies lower than Generalissimo Santa Anna stormed a small undertaking outdoors San Antonio, Texas, and slaughtered the garrison of round 2 hundred Texans. It was once no longer a wide conflict yet its value significantly outweighed its dimension for the identify of the undertaking was once the Alamo. under months later Santa Anna's strength was once smashed at San Jacinto by way of a volunteer military whose conflict cry was once "Remember the Alamo". Stephen L Hardin information the climactic 1836 crusade which gained Texas her independence.

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Download E-books Eyes of the Hammer (The Green Berets) (Volume 1) PDF

By Bob Mayer

From big apple instances Bestselling writer Bob Mayer: A US military distinctive Forces crew wearing sterilized guns and unmarked uniforms is on its option to Colombia. The challenge: behavior covert, unilateral raids to wreck cocaine processing laboratories. in fact not anything is because it turns out specifically as soon as the CIA will get concerned. Throw in an Israeli mercenary, betrayal and double-dealing in Washington and the group quickly reveals itself puzzling over what the genuine undertaking is. “A scorcher of a unique. Mayer had me hooked from the first actual page.” Stephen Coonts “Exciting and genuine! writer Mayer, a eco-friendly Beret himself, gave me a brilliant examine the realm of the Army’s designated Forces. His portrayal of eco-friendly Beret operations and methods takes you deep into the area of specified Operations.” W.E.B. Griffin. “If you will have motion, you’ve acquired it.” big apple occasions. “A mystery that promises in all areas—plot, suspense, authenticity and speed. A masterpiece of expertise and suspense. The climax could have the reader longing for extra nails to chunk. to not be overlooked by means of fanatics of the genre.” Library magazine. “Sizzling, excellent, conflict fiction.” Macon Beacon. “This one will depart you spell-bound.” Books information

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Download E-books War in the Age of Intelligent Machines PDF

By Manuel De Landa

Within the aftermath of the methodical destruction of Iraq in the course of the Persian Gulf conflict, the facility and potency of recent automatic guns and surveillance know-how became chillingly obvious. For Manuel DeLanda, notwithstanding, this new weaponry has a importance that is going a ways past army purposes; he exhibits the way it represents a profound old shift within the relation of humans either to machines and to details. the new emergence of clever and independent bombs and missiles outfitted with synthetic belief and decision-making functions is, for Delanda, a part of a far better move of cognitive constructions from people to machines within the overdue 20th century.
War within the Age of clever Machines provides a wealthy landscape of those miraculous advancements; it info the mutating historical past of data research and machinic association from the cellular siege artillery of the Renaissance, the clockwork armies of the Thirty Years warfare, the Napoleonic campaigns, and the Nazi blitzkrieg as much as present-day cybernetic battle-management structures and satellite tv for pc reconnaissance networks. even more than a heritage of war, DeLanda's account is an unheard of philosophical and historic mirrored image at the altering kinds during which human our bodies and fabrics are mixed, prepared, deployed, and made powerful. Manuel DeLanda has released essays on philosophy and picture conception. he's a working laptop or computer programmer and a movie artist.

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Download E-books SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper PDF

By Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin

A New York Times top seller!

When the army sends their elite, they ship the SEALs. whilst the SEALs ship their elite, they ship SEAL staff Six.

In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard E. Wasdin takes readers deep contained in the international of army SEALS and detailed Forces snipers, starting with the grueling choice means of simple Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)―the hardest and longest army education on the earth. After graduating, Wasdin observed wrestle in Operation wasteland typhoon as a member of SEAL workforce . Then the golf green path: the choice method to hitch the mythical SEAL group Six--a mystery unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. As a member of crew Six, sniper university and Wasdin grew to become the best snipers in the world.

Soon he was once struggling with for his lifestyles. The challenge: trap or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters, and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his males at any time when attainable. yet every little thing went quick to hell. The conflict of Mogadishu, because it develop into recognized, left eighteen American squaddies lifeless and seventy-three wounded. Wasdin's story is without doubt one of the such a lot exciting and encouraging army memoirs in years.

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Download E-books The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific PDF

By James Campbell

Mendacity due north of Australia, New Guinea is without doubt one of the world’s biggest islands. In 1942, whilst international battle II exploded onto its beaches, it used to be an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by way of the japanese for its strategic place, New Guinea grew to become the positioning of 1 of the South Pacific’s so much savage campaigns. regardless of their loss of jungle education, the thirty second Division’s Ghost Mountain Boys have been assigned the main grueling venture of the complete Pacific crusade: to march one hundred thirty miles over the rugged Owen Stanley Mountains and to guard the correct flank of the Australian military as they fought to push the japanese again to the village of Buna on New Guinea’s north coast.

Comprised of nationwide Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin, reserve officials, and draftees from around the state, the thirty second department lacked greater than training—they have been with out even the fundamentals beneficial for survival. the lads weren't issued the really expert garments that later turned common factor for infantrymen combating within the South Pacific; they fought in swiftly dyed strive against fatigues that bled within the excessive humidity and left them with festering sores. They waded via brush and vines with no the help of machetes. they didn't have insect repellent. with no water-resistant boxes, their suits have been lifeless and the quinine and diet tablets they carried, in addition to salt and chlorination drugs, crumbled of their wallet. Exhausted and driven to the edge of human patience, the Ghost Mountain Boys fell sufferer to malnutrition and illness. Forty-two days when they set out, they arrived miles south of Buna, approximately shattered through the adventure.

Arrival in Buna supplied no respite. The thirty second department was once ordered to release a right away attack at the jap place. After months of furious—sometimes hand-to-hand—combat, the decimated department eventually completed victory. The ferocity of the fight for Buna was once summed up in Time journal on December 28, 1942, 3 weeks sooner than the japanese military was once defeated: “Nowhere on the planet at the present time are American squaddies engaged in scuffling with so determined, so cruel, so sour, or so bloody.”

Reminiscent of classics like Band of Brothers and The issues They Carried, this harrowing portrait of a principally missed crusade is an element battle diary, half severe experience story, and (through letters, journals, and interviews) half biography of a bunch of guys who fought to outlive in an atmosphere each piece as fierce because the enemy they confronted.

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