Download E-books The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan PDF

By Gregory Feifer

“Fascinating….A hugely readable historical past of the conflict.” —New York occasions publication Review

In The nice Gamble, a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the struggle that contributed drastically to the dying of the USSR, and that gives outstanding classes for the twenty first century, besides. instructed from the viewpoint of the Russians who fought it, The nice Gamble bargains priceless perception into the heritage of Afghanistan’s bothered executive and the increase of the Mujahideen and Al-Qaeda. within the phrases of the Minneapolis famous person Tribune, “Feifer has performed really outstanding learn… For all its heft, [The nice Gamble] is an easy read—an strange and pleasing combination.”

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Download E-books I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story PDF

By Michael Hastings

The “wrenching” (Rachel Maddow, The Rachel Maddow Show) first publication by way of acclaimed journalist Michael Hastings (1980-2013), whose unflinching Rolling Stone article “Runaway normal” ended the army profession of common Stanley A. McChrystal.

At age twenty-five, Michael Hastings arrived in Baghdad to hide the battle in Iraq for Newsweek. He had at his disposal a bit Hemingway romanticism and the entire equipment of a twenty-first-century reporter—cell telephones, high-speed web entry, electronic video cameras, fixers, drivers, guards, translators. In startling element, he describes the chaos, the violence, the unending threats of bomb and mortar assaults, front traces that may be a half-mile from the golf green area, that may be anyplace. this can be a new type of struggle: inner most safeguard businesses stick with their very own principles or lack thereof; infantrymen in wrestle get quick messages from their girlfriends and households; participants of the Louisiana nationwide protect watch Katrina’s decimation in their urban on a television within the barracks.

Back in big apple, Hastings had fallen in love with Andi Parhamovich, a tender idealist who labored for Air the US. A 12 months into their courtship, Andi Michael to Iraq, taking a task with the nationwide Democratic Institute. Their war-zone romance is one other window into lifestyles in Baghdad. They name one another puppy names; they make plans for the long run; they struggle, actually because every one is worried for the other’s protection; they usually try and determine how you can celebration, whilst it ability placing bodyguards and drivers in jeopardy. Then Andi is going on a deadly project for her new employer—a assembly on the Iraqi Islamic social gathering headquarters that leads to catastrophe.

I misplaced My Love in Baghdad is a searing, unflinching, and revelatory ebook by way of “a nice reporter,” who could be remembered for being “ambitious, skeptical of strength and standard knowledge, and highly courageous” (Ben Smith, Buzzfeed) and who “leaves at the back of a extraordinary legacy” (Rolling Stone).

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Download E-books Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons PDF

By Ward Wilson

Five Myths approximately Nuclear Weapons is out there, brief and breathless. It has the tone of a TED speak: an avid speaker bursting with one sizeable inspiration and eighteen mins to carry your attention.” —New York Times

Nuclear battle will be an apocalypse. Nuclear deterrence is efficacious in a problem. Nuclear guns surprise and awe competitors. Killing civilians explanations leaders to backpedal. The bomb has saved the peace for sixty-five years. those are the issues we expect we all know approximately nuclear guns, however it seems they're myths, myths that still nonetheless form our nuclear policy.

In Five Myths approximately Nuclear Weapons, Ward Wilson blows the lid off the stale debate surrounding nuclear guns, stripping away emotion and exaggeration. by means of drawing on new evidence and old study, Wilson methodically shatters every one of those myths in flip. His conclusions will shock you, enlighten you, and spur debates approximately no matter if nuclear guns have any energy and significance within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books The Last Ship: A Novel PDF

“An remarkable novel of fellows at struggle” (The Washington Post) and the ebook that encouraged the TNT television mini-series, starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin and Michael Bay as govt Producer

The incredible has occurred. the area has been plunged into all-out nuclear struggle. crusing close to the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is comparatively unscathed, however the destiny is grim and Captain Thomas is dealing with mutiny from the tattered remnants of his team. With civilization in ruins, he urges those who remain—one-hundred-and-fifty-two males and twenty-six women—to pull jointly looking for land. after they succeed in protection, even though, the lads and ladies on board notice that they're earth’s final final survivors—and they’ve all been uncovered to radiation. while not one of the girls turns out in a position to conceive, worry units in. Will this be the top of humankind?  

For readers of Going Home by A. American, Lights Out by David Crawford, The End and The lengthy Road by G. Michael Hopf, and One moment After by William Forstchen.

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Download E-books Kalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols invade Russia (Campaign) PDF

By David Nicolle

Osprey's research of the Mongols' invasion of Russia. In 1221, Genghiz, nice Khan of the Mongols, ordered an armed reconnaissance excursion into Russia commanded through Sübodei Bahadur and Jebei Noyon 'The Arrow'. the implications for the historical past of Europe have been incalculable. The decisive Mongol victory at Kalka River, unfolded colossal areas of Russia and japanese Europe to Mongol conquest. Genghiz ordered his successful military to come eastwards, delaying the ultimate cataclysm by means of many years. Genghiz died in 1227, yet inside of 10 years his son Ögedei ordered a go back to Russia to accomplish the conquest. This name information the occasions of the dramatic Kalka River crusade.

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Download E-books The Six Day War 1967: Jordan and Syria (Campaign) PDF

By Simon Dunstan

Osprey's exam of Jordan and Syria's involvement within the Six Day battle (1967). Following the lightning destruction of the Egyptian forces on the outbreak of the Six Day warfare, Israel became to the forces of Jordan and Syria, with whom Egypt had signed a mutual-defence pact, and who had now entered the warfare. Jordan's military moved opposed to West Jerusalem and important Israel, whereas Syria started shelling Israeli cities from the likely impregnable Golan Heights.

The IDF's invasion of the Golan used to be as bold and winning as its extra well-known Egyptian victory, yet its luck in Jordan - taking the West financial institution - sowed the seeds of its destiny problems. Comprehensively illustrated with paintings, maps and battlefield perspectives, this new heritage brings the most vital of twentieth century campaigns to life.

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Download E-books Battleground (The Corps #4) PDF

By W. E. B. Griffin

W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American grasp of actual army motion and drama. Now, during this electrifying new novel, he unearths the tale of 1 of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic fight for Guadalcanal...Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the not easy approach find out how to command a fighter squadron. Lt. Joe Howard groups up with the Coastwatchers. Jack "No center preliminary" Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of struggling with, at a bad rate. And military Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and rifle to affix the ranks at Guadalcanal...

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Download E-books Arctic Rising PDF

By Tobias S. Buckell

Global warming has remodeled the Earth, and it really is approximately to get even warmer. The Arctic Ice Cap has all yet melted, and the foreign group is racing desperately to assert the large quantities of oil underneath the newly available ocean.

Enter the Gaia company. Its founders have get a hold of a plan to roll again worldwide warming. hundreds of thousands of tiny mirrors floating within the air can create a huge sunshade, in a position to redirecting warmth and cooling the earth's floor. They plan to terraform Earth to put it aside from itself--but in doing so, they've got created a superweapon the likes of which the area hasn't ever seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United international locations Polar protect. She's reason on taking pictures a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Anika reveals herself stuck up in a plot by way of a cabal of army organisations and companies who wish Gaia company stopped. but if Gaia Corp loses keep an eye on in their superweapon, it will likely be Anika who has to determine the way forward for the area. The nuclear weapon she has risked her lifestyles to discover is the one factor that could cease the floating sunshade after it falls into the inaccurate hands.

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Download E-books The Armada Campaign 1588: The Great Enterprise against England PDF

By Angus Konstam

Osprey's exam of the naval clash among England and Spain in 1588. The thwarted invasion of britain by way of the Spanish Armada is studied the following in attention-grabbing element. How, in a couple of brief days, Philip II's fleet was once stopped from invading England and compelled into complete retreat is checked out in a brand new and distinct method. With assistance from conflict plans and bird's eye perspectives of the motion, major historian Angus Konstam considers a number of the exciting questions surrounding the crusade, concluding with info of the way the Armada's disastrous go back voyage round Scotland and eire grew to become some of the most tragic episodes in maritime background.

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Download E-books Yom Kippur War 1973: The Sinai (Campaign 126) PDF

By Simon Dunstan

Osprey's moment name within the research of the Yom Kippur warfare (1973). Israel's victory within the 1967 'Six Day warfare' sowed the seeds of the 1973 Yom Kippur struggle. At 1400hrs on 6 October 1973 the Egyptian military introduced an attack crossing of the Suez Canal. The conscientiously co-ordinated assault completed whole tactical shock. The sand embankments of the Israeli Bar-Lev Line have been breached and an Israeli counterattack thrown again with heavy losses. within the moment of his two-volume research of the Yom Kippur conflict, Simon Dunstan information the combating within the Sinai, culminating in Operation Gazelle, the Israeli counterattack around the Suez Canal. even though defeated militarily Egypt did eventually reach forcing the Israelis again to the negotiating desk.

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