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Download E-books The Yanks Are Coming!: A Military History of the United States in World War I PDF

Bestselling army historian H. W. Crocker III (The Politically flawed advisor to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, etc.) now turns his weapons at the epic tale of America’s involvement within the First international battle along with his new publication The Yanks Are Coming: an army heritage of the us in global battle I.

2014 marks the centenary of the start of that conflict, and in Crocker’s sweeping, American-focused account, readers will learn:

How George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall (of the Marshall Plan), "Wild invoice" Donovan (future founding father of the OSS, the realm battle II precursor to the CIA), Harry S. Truman, and lots of different American heroes earned their army spurs in "The nice War"
Why, regardless of the efforts of the virtually absurdly pacifistic management of Woodrow Wilson, American involvement within the conflict used to be inevitable
How the 1st international battle used to be "the warfare that Made the trendy World"—sweeping away lots of the topped heads of Europe, redrawing the map of the center East, environment the degree for the increase of communism and fascism
Why the 1st international battle marked America’s transition from a frontier power—some of our global warfare I generals had really fought Indians—to an international superpower, with global struggle I generals like Douglas MacArthur dwelling to work out, and support form, the nuclear age
"The younger Lions of the struggle" -- heroes who shouldn't be forgotten, like air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Sergeant Alvin York (memorably portrayed by means of Gary Cooper within the Academy Award–winning motion picture Sergeant York), and all 4 of Theodore Roosevelt’s sons (one of whom used to be killed)

Stirring, and entire of brilliantly informed tales of guys at warfare, The Yanks Are Coming may be the crucial ebook for readers attracted to rediscovering America’s position within the First international battle on its hundredth anniversary.

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Download E-books The Great War at Sea, 1914-1918 PDF

By Richard Hough

The competition among the German and British navies in the course of international battle i used to be the best naval clash in background. during this quantity, Richard Hough offers a shiny and certain account of this sea conflict, starting with the build-up to struggle and finishing with Germany's capitulation on the finish of 1918. As a lot a background of fellows as of weapons and ships, this contest pitted England's Winston Churchill, an conceited yet hard-working chief; the influential ex-First Sea Lord "Jacky" Fisher; and Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet Sir John Jellicoe opposed to Germany's autocratic Kaiser Wilhelm and the lads less than his command. while conflict broke out, in August of 1914, Britain had governed the seas, nearly uncontested, for almost a hundred years and boasted the largest, such a lot seriously gunned battleship on this planet, the Dreadnought. German submarines and floating mines placed this supremacy to the attempt, and compelled British naval leaders to plot thoughts, similar to the convoy, to strive against German know-how. Hough describes the war's significant and minor batttles--fought within the Falklands, the North Sea, and the Dardanelles--and in particular its climax, the 1916 conflict of Jutland, an indecisive disagreement that bitterly upset the Royal military. among the insights and interpretations that Hough brings to this paintings is his end that the Royal Navy's defeat of the Kriegsmarine used to be the top think about the quit of relevant Powers' land forces on the finish of 1918. With shiny snap shots of old figures, tales of behind-the-scenes political battles, and diverse maps and pictures, The nice battle at Sea deals a full of life, authoritative account of a dramatic period of naval historical past.

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Download E-books DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916 (Duel) PDF

By James F. Miller

The appearance and deployment of the Royal Flying Corps' Airco DH 2 in 1916 successfully eradicated the 'scourge' of aerial dominance loved via the Fokker Eindecker monoplanes. Spearheaded by means of No 24 Sqn and led via Victoria move recipient Lanoe Hawker, the ungainly but nimble DH 2 - with its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording very good visibility and taking away the necessity for a synchronised desktop gun - had wrested air superiority from the Germans through the spring after which maintained it throughout the conflict of the Somme that summer season. even if, through autumn German reorganisation had noticeable the beginning of the Jagdstaffel and arrival of the recent Albatros D II, a swish inline-engined computer equipped for velocity and twin-gun firepower. hence, for the rest of the yr an epic fight for aerial superiority raged above the horrors of the Somme battlefields, pitting the manoeuvrable but under-gunned DH 2s - that have been additionally stricken by sundry engine malfunctions - opposed to the fewer nimble but greater armed and speedier Albatros D IIs. in spite of everything the Germans may regain air superiority, 3 squadron commanders - of whom have been thought of pinnacles in their respective air forces - might lose their lives, and an up-and-coming pilot (Manfred von Richthofen) might triumph in a mythical dogfight and achieve unimagined heights combating with strategies discovered from a fallen mentor.

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Download E-books Mark V Tank (New Vanguard) PDF

Even if to the informal eye all British tanks of global warfare i glance a lot a similar, the Mark V is sort of impressive and has a robust declare to be the tank that received global conflict I for the Allies. during this identify, well known tank professional David Fletcher examines the technological advancements that made this tank excel the place others had failed, and the explanations why it gave the British the upperhand over the Germans at the battlefield and why it used to be followed via the U.S. Tank Corps. observed by means of special paintings displaying the layout alterations that allowed the Mark V to breach the widest German trenches, this name is a superb source for the examine of the armor of global conflict I.

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Download E-books The Germans on the Somme: Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives PDF

By David Bilton

This hugely illustrated ebook covers the actions of the German military at the River Somme during the lengthy years of the nice conflict.

The preliminary battling in 1914 used to be opposed to the French ahead of the coming of the British military. The 1916 Allied Offensive finally led to the German withdrawal yet in simple terms at a negative fee to either side. The 1918 Kaiserschlacht observed the Germans go back, albeit in short. every one part is roofed from the German viewpoint utilizing fundamental and secondary resources. as well as the wealth of splendid/fully captioned photos, there's an authoritative basic textual content and an invaluable chronological order of occasions. Being arguably the main evocative sector in British army historical past, a lot has been written at the Somme. What makes this well suited publication so various is the author's winning try to view occasions during the eyes of our adversaries.

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Download E-books A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 PDF

By G.J. Meyer

The 1st global battle is considered one of history’s maximum tragedies. during this notable and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive study to convey to existence the tale of the way the nice conflict lowered Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the principles of the realm we are living in today.

The First international battle is one among history’s maximum tragedies. during this outstanding and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive study to convey to existence the tale of ways the nice struggle decreased Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the rules of the area we are living in today.

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Download E-books Sherston's Progress (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Siegfried Sassoon

The 3rd quantity in Siegfried Sassoon’s liked trilogy, The whole Memoirs of George Sherston, with a brand new creation by way of celebrated historian Paul Fussell

A hugely adorned English soldier and an acclaimed poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon received reputation for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that splendidly catch the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. 

Having been deemed mentally unwell for his anti-war sentiments and despatched for remedy, George Sherston comes less than the care of neurologist Dr. W. H. R. Rivers, who permits Sherston to type via his attitudes towards the combating (events that experience additionally been semi-fictionalized through Pat Barker for her bestselling and severely acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy). After six months within the clinic, Sherston leaves to rejoin his regiment. he's quickly dispatched to eire, the place he makes an attempt to reclaim many of the idyllic fox-hunting days of his adolescence, then to Palestine. He winds up on the Western entrance in France, the place he's shot within the head whereas on a reconnaissance venture and invalided again domestic. because the capstone of Sassoon's masterful Sherston trilogy, Sherston's Progress—whose evocation of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress isn't really in any respect accidental—literally brings domestic the unforgettable trip of George Sherston from aristocratic formative years via conflict hero and anti-war martyr, all of the strategy to wounded veteran attempting to stream on from the good War.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books A World to Win (Lanny Budd, Book 7) PDF

By Upton Sinclair

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A international to Win is the epic ancient narrative in Upton Sinclair's World's finish Lanny Budd sequence. This spellbinding e-book covers the interval or 1940-1942 following the Nazi partial profession of France and the formation of the Vichy executive.

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