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The Odyssey of a U boat Commander

Author : Erich Topp
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Admiral Topp's memoirs reflect the faith, hopes, errors, and transformations in a man's life, indeed those of a whole generation whose understanding of history and ideology were held captive by the myth of power. The terrible annihilation in World War II and, even more so, the unimaginable destructive potential of nuclear weapons, have resulted in a change in the use of power. The author's diaries and journals, along with their contemporary interpretation, illustrate the political dimension of this change. Topp wrote this book to illuminate a segment of twentieth century history which can only be portrayed truthfully by those who themselves have lived and suffered through it. Topp also describes freely the era of the Third Reich. Even today, after long years of occupying positions of leadership, the author feels the burden of historical responsibility. In this sense his book is a statement about the ambivalence of human existence. It provides answers to the question of why a whole generation of Germans followed the mesmerizing siren song of a totalitarian regime, an experience which still looms like a shadow over the living.

Reise um die Welt

Author : Georg Forster
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Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker Continued

Author : Felix Jacoby
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This edition, with translation and commentary, of the surviving fragments of Hermippos of Smyrna draws attention to this author's derivative method and the distinctive juxtaposition of sensational stories and pinacographical material (catalogs of writings, pupils) characterizing his biographical works.

Torpedoed

Author : Philip Lecane
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The long forgotten story of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster in the dying days of the First World War is brought back to life in this tale of the disaster. The book tells the stories of those on board the Leinster and UB-123 and examines not only the sinking but also its ramifications for those left behind.

Engineers of Victory

Author : Paul Kennedy
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success. In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and central Europe; to take the fight to the European mainland; and to end Japan’s imperialism. Astonishingly, a little over a year later, these ambitious goals had nearly all been accomplished. With riveting, tactical detail, Engineers of Victory reveals how. Kennedy recounts the inside stories of the invention of the cavity magnetron, a miniature radar “as small as a soup plate,” and the Hedgehog, a multi-headed grenade launcher that allowed the Allies to overcome the threat to their convoys crossing the Atlantic; the critical decision by engineers to install a super-charged Rolls-Royce engine in the P-51 Mustang, creating a fighter plane more powerful than the Luftwaffe’s; and the innovative use of pontoon bridges (made from rafts strung together) to help Russian troops cross rivers and elude the Nazi blitzkrieg. He takes readers behind the scenes, unveiling exactly how thousands of individual Allied planes and fighting ships were choreographed to collectively pull off the invasion of Normandy, and illuminating how crew chiefs perfected the high-flying and inaccessible B-29 Superfortress that would drop the atomic bombs on Japan. The story of World War II is often told as a grand narrative, as if it were fought by supermen or decided by fate. Here Kennedy uncovers the real heroes of the war, highlighting for the first time the creative strategies, tactics, and organizational decisions that made the lofty Allied objectives into a successful reality. In an even more significant way, Engineers of Victory has another claim to our attention, for it restores “the middle level of war” to its rightful place in history. Praise for Engineers of Victory “Superbly written and carefully documented . . . indispensable reading for anyone who seeks to understand how and why the Allies won.”—The Christian Science Monitor “An important contribution to our understanding of World War II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known men and women at lower levels helped win the war.”—Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review “Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . [Engineers of Victory] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference.”—The Washington Post “This superb book is Kennedy’s best.”—Foreign Affairs

Charting Northern Waters

Author : Canadian Hydrographic Service
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Charting Northern Waters celebrates the achievements and history of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and examines a wide range of topics relating to the origins of the CHS and to its subsequent development. Topics include the colonial heritage of hydrography in Canadians waters, the politics behind the creation of the service, and the work of the agencies that were amalgamated with the Georgian Bay Survey to create the new national body.

Device and Deceit

Author : Elizabeth Tidwell
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As always, Elizabeth Tidwell weaves a wonderful literary tapestry by combining a great fiction story with actual personalities and locations in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Fishburne Military School is honored to have a major part in this thriller. William W. Alexander, Brigadier General (Virginia Militia) and Ninth Superintendent of Fishburne Military School. When a top Nazi scientist arrives in a POW camp in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, he begins to redraw plans for a lost weapon. The device, Germany believes, will disable the United States east coast, leading to America's surrender to the Third Reich or, at least, a neutrality pact. Cadets at Waynesboro's Fishburne Military School uncover the plot, also involving a top German spy and a Mennonite farmboy, who is building the new device. Their diligence earns the support of Chief of Staff, General George C. Marshall, another high ranking general, top United States scientists and key American operatives. Based primarily in Augusta County, action also moves to Virginia Military Institute, Louisville Kentucky, and the Pentagon. From a French farmhouse and u boats in the North Atlantic, through intricate travels in New England and mid-Atlantic states, to the Blue Ridge Tunnel, plot twists are abundant, affecting individuals and communities in surprising ways. Device and Deceit is Elizabeth Tidwell's second novel based in Waynesboro, Virginia. She began her writing career in journalism, moving to public relations and teaching at high school and university levels. Her current position as a house guide at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is her dream job and allows time for travel, often to future novel sites.

Federal Statutes Annotated Dairy products to internal revenue

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Political Diaries of the Persian Gulf 1930 31

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U boat Hunters

Author : Robert M. Grant
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Robert Grant has made a lifelong study of U-boat operations in the Great War. He explains how the code breakers at the Admiralty's Room 40 were able to break into the German naval codes during World War I, offering the Navy the opportunity to hunt down and destroy U-boats at sea.

Mud Muscle and Miracles

Author : C. A. Bartholomew
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Burgoyne Diaries

Author : Gerald Achilles Burgoyne
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These are the diaries of Gerald Achilles Burgoyne, wrote from the trenches just south of Ypres while he was with the Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War.The author's daughter, Claudia Davison, was not even born when these diaries were originally written and was only 12-years-old when her father died in 1936 after being bombed by the Italian Air Force while he and his mules were conveying a Red Cross unit in Ethiopia.Claudia found the diaries in a trunk full of personal effects when her mother died and, after showing them to a long-standing friend who loved the diaries, she sent them off to be published.Despite conditions of all-pervading mud, bitter cold and wind, let alone the bursting shells and the 'sipping' bullet, Burgoyne dispassionately recorded and drew what he saw. These vivid accounts, written on pages of a notebook, were almost daily sent back to his wife. Each day is a gem of interest, from the very first entry in November 1914 to the last in May 1915.The diaries end as abruptly as they begin. In May 1915 Burgoyne was wounded and sent back to England after a gruesome and abortive attack on the notorious Hill 60.Complete with maps and sketches drawn by Burgoyne at the time, this book is essential reading for all Great War enthusiasts and those wishing to learn more about the key conflicts that occurred in 1914 and 1915.

Labor Digest

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The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

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Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

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Johnson s Universal Cyclopedia

Author : Charles Kendall Adams
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Library Journal

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Les Marines de guerre du dreadnought au nucl aire

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The Illustrated London News

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National Library Service Cumulative Book Review Index 1905 1974 Titles A Z

Author : National Library Service Corporation
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