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Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II

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Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II

Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II by Ian Gardner
English | November 28th, 2019 | ISBN: 147283738X | 260 pages | EPUB | 160.40 MB

Following on from the success of Ian Gardner's critically acclaimed trilogy on the exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in World War II, Sent by the Iron Sky tells their exhilarating story for a new readership. From the moment they entered the war in June, 1944, the men of 3rd Battalion were faced with brutal fighting against horrendous odds. Later in the year, nearly five months in combat with no relief lead to heavy losses that reduced them to the size of a company. Their heroic defence of Bastogne saw their division awarded a Unit Citation, a first in the history of the US armed forces, and they subsequently fought on across Europe, finishing the war occupying Hitler's mountain retreat of Berchtesgaden.

Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries (Elite)

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Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries (Elite)

Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries (Elite) by René Chartrand
English | November 28th, 2019 | ISBN: 1472833503 | 229 pages | EPUB | 21.50 MB

Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a 'level playing field', French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit. The subsequent survival of 'New France' can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with Indian tribes and Canadian settlers.

Revolution Q: The Story of QAnon and the 2nd American Revolution

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Revolution Q: The Story of QAnon and the 2nd American Revolution

Revolution Q: The Story of QAnon and the 2nd American Revolution by Neon Revolt
English | November 6th, 2019 | ISBN: 1949709590 | 827 pages | EPUB (True/Retail copy) | 113.16 MB

Who Is QAnon?

Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Sean Teuton
English | January 19th, 2018 | ISBN: 0199944520 | 176 pages | EPUB | 1.43 MB

North American indigenous literature began over thirty thousand years ago when indigenous people began telling stories of emergence and creation, journey and quest, and heroism and trickery. By setting indigenous literature in historical moments, Sean Teuton skillfully traces its evolution from the ancient role of bringing rain and healing the body, to its later purpose in resisting European invasion and colonization, into its current place as a world literature that confronts dominance while celebrating the imagination and resilience of indigenous lives.

Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest), 3rd Edition

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Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest), 3rd Edition

Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest), 3rd Edition by Terry M. Mays
English | February 15th, 2019 | ISBN: 1538119714 | 674 pages | EPUB | 48.29 MB

The American Revolution pitted 13 loosely united colonies in a military, political, and economic struggle against Great Britain: the "mother country" and arguably the most powerful state in the world during the late 18th century. The independent spirit that led many individuals to leave homes in Europe and settle in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries evolved into the drive that persuaded these same settlers and their descendants to challenge the colonial economic and taxation policies of Great Britain, which lead to the armed conflict that resulted in a declaration of independence.

Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security

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Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security

Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security by Richard K. Betts
English | October 6th, 2007 | ISBN: 023113889X, 0231138881 | 264 pages | EPUB | 0.63 MB

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the false assessment of Saddam Hussein's weapons arsenal were terrible reminders that good information is essential to national security. These failures convinced the American public that their intelligence system was broken and prompted a radical reorganization of agencies and personnel, but as Richard K. Betts argues in this book, critics and politicians have severely underestimated the obstacles to true reform.

Great American Wit (Little Book, Big Idea)

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Great American Wit (Little Book, Big Idea)

Great American Wit (Little Book, Big Idea) by Gerd de Ley
English | November 12th, 2019 | ISBN: 1578267587, 1578266092 | 224 pages | EPUB | 0.35 MB

Mark Twain wrote: "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." Consider yourself blessed a thousand-fold with the new compilation Great American Humor by Gerd de Ley.

Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II

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Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II

Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II by Marcus A. Nannini
English | March 14th, 2019 | ISBN: 1612006965 | 256 pages | EPUB | 5.80 MB

Left for Dead at Nijmegen recalls the larger-than-life experiences of an American paratrooper, Gene Metcalfe, who served in the 82nd Airborne during WWII. From his recruitment into the military at Camp Grant to his training with the 501st Paratroop Infantry Regiment at Camp Toccoa, it wasn't until D-Day itself that he first arrived in England to join the 508th PIR.

Oregon Wine: A Deep-Rooted History (American Palate)

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Oregon Wine: A Deep-Rooted History (American Palate)

Oregon Wine: A Deep-Rooted History (American Palate) by Scott Stursa
English | May 20th, 2019 | ISBN: 1467140538, 154023889X | 192 pages | EPUB | 5.36 MB

The history of winemaking in Oregon is steeped in legends so well known they've become gospel, but reality is even more fascinating. Discover the truth about who opened the state's first commercial winery and the real origin of Willamette Valley's famed Pinot Noir. Learn about Portland's daring Italian Americans, who kept home wineries during Prohibition, and the flourishing agriculture that contributed to the popularity of fruit wine. From the nineteenth-century winemakers through the modern industry that now includes more than seven hundred wineries, places like HillCrest and The Eyrie have been serving Oregonians for a half century. Uncover the forgotten roots of Oregon wine with author Scott Stursa and raise a glass to its prosperous future.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece (American Made Music), Revised & Updated Edition

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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece (American Made Music), Revised & Updated Edition

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece (American Made Music), Revised & Updated Edition by Michael Streissguth
English | October 15th, 2019 | ISBN: 1496824903, 1496823680 | 174 pages | EPUB | 6.17 MB

On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash (1932–2003) took the stage at Folsom Prison in California. The concert and the live album, At Folsom Prison, propelled him to worldwide superstardom. He reached new audiences, ignited tremendous growth in the country music industry, and connected with fans in a way no other artist has before or since.

Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: American Airmen behind the Soviet Lines and the Collapse of the Grand Alliance

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Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: American Airmen behind the Soviet Lines and the Collapse of the Grand Alliance

Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: American Airmen behind the Soviet Lines and the Collapse of the Grand Alliance by Serhii Plokhy
English | September 17th, 2019 | ISBN: 0190061014 | 360 pages | EPUB | 3.19 MB

The full story of the first and only time American and Soviets fought side-by-side in World War II At the conference held in in Moscow in October 1943, American officials proposed to their Soviet allies a new operation in the effort to defeat Nazi Germany. The Normandy Invasion was already in the works; what American officials were suggesting until then was a second air front: the US Air Force would establish bases in Soviet-controlled territory, in order to "shuttle-bomb" the Germans from the Eastern front.

A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution

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A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution

A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution by David Head
English | December 3rd, 2019 | ISBN: 1643130811 | 400 pages | EPUB | 29.23 MB

The dramatic story of George Washington's first crisis of the fledgling republic.

Native American Tales and Legends (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

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Native American Tales and Legends (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

Native American Tales and Legends (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) by Allan A. Macfarlan
English | July 5th, 2013 | ISBN: 0486414760, 0613869842 | 176 pages | EPUB | 0.73 MB

This exciting collection contains more than thirty richly imaginative stories from a variety of Native American sources — Cherokee to Zuñi, Pawnee to Midu — covering a broad spectrum of subjects, as well as tales of little people, giants, and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery, and the spirit world.

Into the Blue: American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflight: A Library of America Special Publication

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Into the Blue: American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflight: A Library of America Special Publication

Into the Blue: American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflight: A Library of America Special Publication by Joseph J. Corn
English | October 13th, 2011 | ISBN: 1598531085 | 484 pages | EPUB | 5.98 MB

Into the Blue revisits the remarkable trajectory of Americans in air and space, gathering sixty of the best eyewitness and participant narratives from Benjamin Franklin's letters on the first hot air balloons to Chris Jones's account of being marooned on the International Space Station. Here are those who made flight happen: Orville and Wilbur Wright, self-taught pioneers whose homespun invention stunned the world; World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, whose memoirs (excerpted here for the first time in unedited form) describe the frightening novelties of aerial combat; and daredevils like Texas barnstormer Slats Rodgers and test pilot Jimmy Collins.

African American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

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African American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

African American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students by Hans A. Ostrom, John David Macey Jr.
English | November 4th, 2019 | ISBN: 1440871507 | 429 pages | EPUB | 0.79 MB

This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century.