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The Atlas of Military History: An Around-the-World Survey of Warf...
by , Aaron Ralby

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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<div>Aggression. Disruption. Violence. Mortality. The components of war are familiar to us all, but it's often hard to understand how these battles throughout history continue to affect us today. The story of our world, from its earliest beginnings thousands of years BCE to today, is the often the story of our conflicts.<br /><BR>The <I>Atlas of Military History</I> offers a fascinating look at the many wars that have been fought over land, independence, and other factors all over the globe. Organized into sections based on location and then in chronological order, this compendium covers everything from the Punic Wars in Carthage that began in 247 BCE, to the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, to World War II, to the recent Arab Spring. Full-color photos and maps, as well as highlighted sections on legendary leaders, battles, and weapons, are included.<BR><BR>Perfect for students or anyone wanting to know more about this important aspect of our world, the <I>Atlas of Military History</I> is a complete portrait of our conflicts and resolutions.<BR></div>
Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places ...
by Lonely Planet

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

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<P><B>Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher,</B> <B>brings you the world...ranked. What will be number 1, you ask? We have the answer.</B> </P><P>This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off <I>your</I> travel list. <B>What's your number 1?</B> </P><P><B>Authors: </B>Lonely Planet </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet:</B> Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' </I>-- Fairfax Media </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times</I> </P><P><I>Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.</I> </P>
The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941: The Red Army's Disastrous Stand ag...
by Lev Lopukhovsky

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >This book describes one of the most terrible tragedies of the Second World War and the events preceding it. The horrible miscalculations made by the Stavka of the Soviet Supreme High Command and the Front commands led in October 1941 to the deaths and imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of their own people. Until recently, the magnitude of the defeats suffered by the Red Army at Viaz'ma and Briansk were simply kept hushed up. For the first time, in this book a full picture of the combat operations that led to this tragedy are laid out in detail, using previously unknown or little-used documents. <BR><BR>The author was driven to write this book after his long years of fruitless search to learn what happened to his father Colonel N.I. Lopukhovsky, the commander of the 120th Howitzer Artillery Regiment, who disappeared together with his unit in the maelstrom of Operation Typhoon. He became determined to break the official silence surrounding the military disaster on the approaches to Moscow in the autumn of 1941. <BR><BR>In the present edition, the author additionally introduces documents from German military archives, which will doubtlessly interest not only scholars, but also students of the Eastern Front of the Second World War. Lopukhovsky substantiates his position on the matter of the true extent of the losses of the Red Army in men and equipment, which greatly exceeded the official data. In the Epilogue, he briefly discusses the searches he has conducted with the aim of revealing the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Soviet soldiers, who to this point have been listed among the missing-in-action - including his own father. The narrative is enhanced by numerous photographs, color maps and tables.<BR><BR>Lev Nikolaevich Lopukhovsky graduated from the prestigious Frunze Military Academy in 1962 and spent the next ten years serving in the Soviet Union's Strategic Rocket forces, rising to the rank of colonel and a regiment commander, before transferring to a teaching position in the Frunze Military Academy in 1972 due to health reasons. Lopukhovsky is a professor with the Russian Federation's Academy of Military Sciences (2008), and has been a member of Russia's Union of Journalists since 2004. Since 1989 he has been engaged in the search for those defenders of the Fatherland who went missing-in-action in the Second World War, including his own father Colonel N.I. Lopukhovsky, who is now known to have been killed while breaking out of encirclement in October 1941. Motivated by his father's disappearance, he had previously taken up the intense study of the Viaz'ma defensive operation and wrote the initial manuscript of the present book. In 1980 this manuscript was rejected by military censors, because it contradicted official views. Lopukhovsky is the author of several other books about the war, including Prokhorovka bez grifa sekretnosti [Prokhorovka without the seal of secrecy] (2005), Pervye dni voiny [First days of the war] (2007) and is the co-author of Iiun' 1941: Zaprogrammirovannoe porazhenie [June 1941: A Programmed Defeat] (2010). For his active search work, he was awarded the civilian Order of the Silver Star. </SPAN>
Rick Steves Pocket Rome
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<br /><br />Included in <i>Rick Steves Pocket Rome</i>:<br /><br />Sights: the National Museum, Palatine Hill, Trajan's Column, Market, and Imperial Forums, Baths of Diocletian, Appian Way, St. Peter-in-Chains, Pilgrim's Tour of Rome, Jewish Ghetto, and Capitoline Museums<br /><br />Walks and Tours: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum Tour, Night Walk Across Rome, Pantheon Tour, Vatican Museum Tour, St. Peter's Basilica Tour, and Borghese Gallery</div>
German Army on the Somme: 1914-1916
by Jack Sheldon

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

October 19, 2005

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >By drawing on a very large number of German sources, many of them previously unpublished, Jack Sheldon throws new light on a familiar story. In an account filled with graphic descriptions of life and death in the trenches, the author demonstrates that the dreadful losses of 1st July were a direct consequence of meticulous German planning and preparation. <BR><BR>Although the Battle of the Somme was frequently a close-run affair, poor Allied co-ordination and persistence in attacking weakly on narrow fronts played into the hands of the German commanders, who were able to rush forward reserves, maintain the overall integrity of their defenses and so continue a successful delaying battle until the onset of winter ultimately neutralized the considerable Allied superiority in men and material.</SPAN>
Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk 10 July-10 September...
by David M. Glantz

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

November 02, 2010

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At dawn on 10 July 1941, massed tanks and motorized infantry of German Army Group Center's Second and Third Panzer Groups crossed the Dnepr and Western Dvina Rivers, beginning what Adolf Hitler, the Führer of Germany's Third Reich, and most German officers and soldiers believed would be a triumphal march on Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union. Less than three weeks before, on 22 June Hitler had unleashed his Wehrmacht's [Armed Forces] massive invasion of the Soviet Union code-named Operation Barbarossa, which sought to defeat the Soviet Union's Red Army, conquer the country, and unseat its Communist ruler, Josef Stalin. Between 22 June and 10 July, the Wehrmacht advanced up to 500 kilometers into Soviet territory, killed or captured up to one million Red Army soldiers, and reached the western banks of the Western Dvina and Dnepr Rivers, by doing so satisfying the premier assumption of Plan Barbarossa that the Third Reich would emerge victorious if it could defeat and destroy the bulk of the Red Army before it withdrew to safely behind those two rivers. With the Red Army now shattered, Hitler and most Germans expected total victory in a matter of weeks. <br /><br />The ensuing battles in the Smolensk region frustrated German hopes for quick victory. Once across the Dvina and Dnepr Rivers, a surprised Wehrmacht encountered five fresh Soviet armies. Despite destroying two of these armies outright, severely damaging two others, and encircling the remnants of three of these armies in the Smolensk region, quick victory eluded the Germans. Instead, Soviet forces encircled in Mogilev and Smolensk stubbornly refused to surrender, and while they fought on, during July, August, and into early September, first five and then a total of seven newly-mobilized Soviet armies struck back viciously at the advancing Germans, conducting multiple counterattacks and counterstrokes, capped by two major counteroffensives that sapped German strength and will. Despite immense losses in men and materiel, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa. Smarting from countless wounds inflicted on his vaunted Wehrmacht, even before the fighting ended in the Smolensk region, Hitler postponed his march on Moscow and instead turned his forces southward to engage "softer targets" in the Kiev region. The 'derailment" of the Wehrmacht at Smolensk ultimately became the crucial turning point in Operation Barbarossa. <br /><br />This groundbreaking new study, now significantly expanded, exploits a wealth of Soviet and German archival materials, including the combat orders and operational of the German OKW, OKH, army groups, and armies and of the Soviet Stavka, the Red Army General Staff, the Western Main Direction Command, the Western, Central, Reserve, and Briansk Fronts, and their subordinate armies to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what took place, why, and how during the prolonged and complex battles in the Smolensk region from 10 July through 10 September 1941. The structure of the study is designed specifically to appeal to both general readers and specialists by a detailed two-volume chronological narrative of the course of operations, accompanied by a third volume, and perhaps a fourth, containing archival maps and an extensive collection of specific orders and reports translated verbatim from Russian. The maps, archival and archival-based, detail every stage of the battle.
Rick Steves Pocket Venice
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 09, 2016

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<b>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket.</b><br /><br />This colorful, compact guidebook includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in Venice. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<br /><br /><i>Rick Steves' Pocket Venice</i> includes the following walks and tours:<br /><ul><li>St. Mark's Square Tour </li><li>St. Mark's Basilica Tour </li><li>Doge's Palace Tour </li><li>Frari Church Tour </li><li>St. Mark's to Rialto Walk </li><li>Rialto to Frari Church Walk </li><li>St. Mark's to San Zaccaria Walk</li></ul>
Epic Drives of the World (Lonely Planet)
by Lonely Planet

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<P>Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to <B><I>Epic Bike Rides of the World</I></B>. <EM><B>Epic Drives of the World</B>, </EM>a<EM> </EM>beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. </P><P>Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, <B><I>Epic Drives of the World</I></B> will inspire any motorist to hit the open road. </P><P>African and Middle East drives include: </P><UL> <LI>The self-drive Safari (Zambia) <LI>Crossing the Kalahari (Botswana) <LI>Passing over the Panorama Route (South Africa) <LI>Marrakesh to Taroudannt (Morocco) <LI>Cruising Clarence Drive (South Africa) </LI></UL><P>The Americas drives include: </P><UL> <LI>The Highway to Hana in Hawaii (USA) <LI>The Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) <LI>The Pacific Coast Highway (USA) <LI>Crossing the Carretera Austral (Chile) <LI>Canada's Icefields Parkway </LI></UL><P>Asia drives include: </P><UL> <LI>On the trail of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) <LI>Crossing the Kathmandu Loop (Nepal) <LI>Hightailing from Thimphu to Gangtey (Bhutan) <LI>South Korea: From top to toe <LI>The road from Srinagar to Manali (India) </LI></UL><P>Europe drives include: </P><UL> <LI>Black Forest High Road (Germany) <LI>The Wilds of Abruzzo (Italy) <LI>Croatia's Adriatic coast <LI>Norway's west coast <LI>The Magic Circle (Ireland) </LI></UL><P>Oceania drives include: </P><UL> <LI>Southern Alps explorer (New Zealand) <LI>The Great Ocean Road (Australia) <LI>Northland & the Bay of Islands (New Zealand) <LI>Following the Captain Cook Highway (Australia) <LI>Alice Springs to Darwin (Australia) </LI></UL><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. </P><P>Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </I></P><P><I></I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I></I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I></P><P><B></B></P>
Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

June 14, 2016

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<BR><BR><I>Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona</I> includes the following walks and tours:<BR><BR>• Ramblas Ramble<BR>• Barri Gotic and Cathedral Tour<BR>• Picasso Museum Tour<BR>• Eixample Walk<BR>• Sagrada Familia Tour<BR></div>
Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never k...
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<P>Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach. </P><UL> <LI>We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming with rats so revered they enjoy A-list treatment with daily offerings of milk and fruit. <BR> <LI>It's no secret that visitors to Berlin can see parts of its infamous Wall still standing in the city. Not so many people know that segments of the wall have travelled all around the world and can be found in places including Los Angeles, Japan and Iceland. <BR> <LI>Stonehenge is one of the UK's most popular tourist sites. So why not beat the crowds and head to Nebraska instead, where you can marvel at a Carhenge - a replica of the great monolith site constructed entirely from vintage cars. </LI></UL><P>This packed and fascinating title takes its readers on a journey through the world's lesser known marvels. Dive into an underworld of the planet's most surprising, fun, perplexing, kitsch and downright bizarre sights - and explore human stories and mysterious happenings that you won't find inside a regular guidebook. </P><P>From eerie natural wonders to historical oddities and bizarre architecture, this is a travel companion for the incurably curious. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I></P>

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