Download E-books Roman Military Clothing (1) 100BC - AD200 (MAA374) PDF

By Graham Sumner

The armour and guns of Rome's legionaries and auxiliaries were the topic of excessive study and hypothesis, and lots more and plenty has been released - yet nearly not anything at the genuine garments of Imperial squaddies. during this first a part of a rigorous learn of the literary, sculptural, pictorial and archaeological facts, a expert author/artist examines the clues which allow us to aim reconstructions of tunics, cloaks, sneakers and different goods worn through officials and males all around the empire, from the overdue Republic to c.200 advert. His textual content is illustrated with meticulous drawings of surviving reduction sculptures - quite infantrymen' gravestones - and 8 outstanding color plates.

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Download E-books The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan PDF

By J. Kael Weston

A New York occasions Editors' Choice
Military Times Best ebook of the Year

J. Kael Weston spent seven years at the flooring in Iraq and Afghanistan operating for the U.S. kingdom division. Upon returning domestic, touring during the usa to pay his respects to the lifeless and wounded, he puzzled what classes, if any, may be discovered from those wars.

In this crucial ebook, Weston questions, translates, and explains our wars within the heart East via a tapestry of voices—Iraqi, Afghan, and American—taking readers throughout California and Fallujah, Khost and Colorado. alongside the way in which we meet generals, corporals, and captains, former Taliban warring parties, Afghan schoolteachers, SEAL groups, imams, and lots of Marines.

When will those wars finish? How will they be remembered? might be nobody is healthier fitted to take on those vital questions than Weston. The reflect try is an unflinching examine struggle and international relations, and an important reckoning with America’s activities in a foreign country.

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Download E-books Home From Siberia: The Secret Odysseys of Interned American Airmen in World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) PDF

As warfare unfold internationally on the finish of 1941, the Soviet Union stumbled on itself among a rock often called Nazi Germany and a troublesome position known as imperial Japan. With all its forces combating Germany within the west, the Soviet Union needed to continue peace on its remoted and susceptible jap borders. to prevent risking its prestige as a impartial nation within the battle among the USA and Japan, the Soviet Union interned many American flyers who crashed or made emergency landings in Soviet territory after bombing eastern targets.

This is the long-secret and approximately forgotten tale of the way the Soviet commissariat for inner affairs interned 291 younger american citizens in Siberia and, on the possibility of battle on a moment entrance, finally smuggled 4 teams of them to south principal Asia and at last around the Iranian border.

Official U.S. army documents of the internments are impersonal and sketchy. to inform the tale in its entirety, Otis Hays, Jr., sought out surviving airmen and located a few who had smuggled rudimentary diaries out of the Soviet Union and helped piece jointly the tale.

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Download E-books Origami Aircraft (Origami Books) PDF

By Seth Friedman

Paper airplanes jump to new heights in Origami Aircraft. a thrilling paper-folding problem, this ebook will attract aviation fanatics, origami artists, and everybody who enjoys modeling plane from paper. now not your daily paper airplanes, the initiatives during this package reflect ten recognized planes together with the De Havilland Sea Vixen, the Sopwith planes of worldwide conflict I, or even Lindberg’s 1927 Spirit of St. Louis.

Complete with a 112-page publication of origami directions and aviation historical past and in particular designed origami paper, this package even contains 5 sticky label sheets for embellishing the types. Watch your own hangar of version airplanes spread sooner than your very eyes. A enjoyable and interactive option to improve airplane acceptance and find out about aviation background, Origami Aircraft is one origami equipment that may have you ever flying high.

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Download E-books Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives by Edited by Nadje Sadig Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt (2009-10-08) PDF

By Edited by Nadje Sadig Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt

Ladies and conflict within the center East seriously examines how the reports of girls in clash and post-conflict occasions are formed via the interactions among teams comparable to women's hobbies, diaspora groups, nationwide governments, non-governmental actors and multilateral our bodies. Contributions specialise in Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and are established totally on unique empirical research.Issues addressed contain the effect of gender mainstreaming measures; the results for gender kinfolk and identities of the US-led invasion and career of Iraq; and the way transnational feminist hobbies can so much successfully aid peace development and women's rights within the zone. The ebook brings jointly a number of the most efficient students within the components of feminist diplomacy, feminist foreign political economic system, anthropology, sociology, historical past and heart East reports.

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Download E-books Patriots in Arms PDF

By Ben Weaver

Major Scott St. Andrew has served on each side of the struggle among the robust Terran Alliance and the colonial forces of the Seventeen Worlds -- forsaking the tyrannical former to struggle for the latter's noble reason. Genetically improved through a wierd alien know-how that has made him an indomitable weapon -- whereas slowly destroying him -- he's one of many few to flee an Alliance shock assault at the colonists' capital international, fleeing the massacre for the cruel moon of Exeter the place his transformation all started . . . and the place attainable salvation awaits. yet a traitor within the rebels' midst has became the tide during this brutal battle, leaving St. Andrew with nowhere to show and nobody to belief, and finally putting him in enemy chains. And with time operating out, he needs to make one ultimate, deadly selection: to save lots of the girl he loves . . . or the worlds he's sworn to protect.

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