The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146BC (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

“Adrian Goldsworthy is without doubt one of the most sensible younger historians writing today.” —John Keegan

The Fall of Carthage used to be the best clash of the traditional global, and due to one of many most interesting historians of our time, this sweeping saga involves lifestyles anew for contemporary audiences. the forged of forever attention-grabbing characters comprises the generals Hannibal and Scipio, in addition to treacherous chieftains, appealing princesses, scheming politicians, and difficult expert warriors.

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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

By Susan Wise Bauer

A full of life and fascinating narrative historical past displaying the typical threads within the cultures that gave start to our own.

this is often the 1st quantity in a daring new sequence that tells the tales of all peoples, connecting old occasions from Europe to the center East to the a long way coast of China, whereas nonetheless giving weight to the features of every state. Susan clever Bauer presents either sweeping scope and brilliant awareness to the person lives that provide flesh to summary assertions approximately human history.

Dozens of maps supply a transparent geography of significant occasions, whereas timelines provide the reader an ongoing experience of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This out of date narrative heritage employs the tools of “history from beneath”―literature, epic traditions, deepest letters and accounts―to attach kings and leaders with the lives of these they governed. the result's an engrossing tapestry of human habit from which we may well draw conclusions in regards to the course of global occasions and the motives at the back of them.

thirteen illustrations, eighty maps

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Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815

A glorious?and conclusive?chronicle of the wars waged through probably the most polarizing figures in army history

Acclaimed on each side of the Atlantic as a brand new average at the topic, this sweeping, boldly written historical past of the Napoleonic period unearths its relevant protagonist as a guy pushed by way of an insatiable hope for popularity, and made up our minds ?to push issues to extremes.? greater than a myth-busting portrait of Napoleon, even if, it deals a wide ranging view of the armed conflicts that unfold so fast out of innovative France to nations as distant as Sweden and Egypt. because it expertly strikes via conflicts from Russia to Spain, Napoleon?s Wars proves to be background writing equivalent to its subject?grand and ambitious?that will reframe the way in which this tumultuous period is known.

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Plymouth (Bloody British History)

By Laura Quigley

Plymouth has one of many darkest and so much dreadful histories on list. starting with the invention of the bones of cave males close by and speeding via French assaults, Breton raiders, outbreaks of leprosy and the plague, Civil struggle sieges and the Spanish Armada, dreadful murders, savage deeds and all through to the dire effects of the Nazi assaults in the course of the Blitz, this ebook is a gripping, terrifying, disgusting and wonderful perception into the lifestyles and occasions of Plymouth in the course of the a while. caution: includes dreadful battles! terrible injuries! depraved pirates! Murderers, smugglers and malefactors galore! Heartless slavers, Victorian sinners, and historic legends akin to Pocahontas and Sir Francis Drake! don't learn on my own at evening!

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Mind Wars: A History of Mind Control, Surveillance, and Social Engineering by the Government, Media, and Secret Societies

By Larry Flaxman, Marie D. Jones

From the sunrise of humanity, the will to regulate the ideas, behaviors, and activities of others has been a pervasive one. From using coercive persuasion through historic Egyptians and the Knights Templar to today's claims of digital harassment and microwave "bombing," we've got continuously been on the mercy of these who desire to reprogram our options and reshape our beliefs.

Mind Wars comprises interesting tales of:

• historical makes an attempt at brain keep watch over utilizing spell casting, potions, and rituals.
• Cults and using psychological reprogramming.
• extra smooth mind-control concepts, from hypnosis, medications, and electroshock to radiation and psychic driving.
• the interior tale of the search for a true Manchurian Candidate--MKUltra and the CIA connection.
• The courageous new global of digital harassment, "voice to skull" expertise, and gang-stalking.

The internal frontier of the human brain is the final bastion of privateness. yet are we actually accountable for our personal minds? the reply may well surprise you!

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The History of the Study of Landforms - Volume 3: Historical and Regional Geomorphology, 1890-1950

By Richard J. Chorley

This quantity presents an international therapy of old and neighborhood geomorphic paintings because it constructed from the top of the 19th century to the hiatus of the second one international conflict. The e-book offers with the burgeoning of the eustatic idea, the strategies of isostasy and epeirogeny, and the 1st entire statements of the cycle of abrasion and of polycyclic denudation chronology.

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Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

By Mary McAuliffe

Mary McAuliffe's Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the a number of failures of 1870–1871 throughout the notable re-emergence of Paris because the cultural heart of the Western international. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in complete flower on the flip of the 20 th century, the place artistic dynamos akin to Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on hearth with a barrage of progressive visions and discoveries. Such dramatic breakthroughs weren't restricted to the humanities or sciences, as innovators and marketers comparable to Louis Renault, André Citroën, Paul Poiret, François Coty, and such a lot of others—including these impressive women and men of their flying machines—emphatically established. yet all was once now not good during this global, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, and wrenching struggles among Church and country in addition to among haves and have-nots shadowed those years, underscored through the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the upcoming nice War—a cataclysm that might try the mettle of the town of sunshine, whilst it brutally introduced the Belle Epoque to its shut. via wealthy illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this amazing period from 1900 via global battle I to vivid existence.

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From Suffragette to Fascist: The Many Lives of Mary Sophia Allen

By Nina Boyd

The first biography of a unique pioneering woman—a police officer, fascist, suffragette, and spy

Mary Allen first got here to notoriety as a thrice-gaoled, window-smashing suffragette. whilst WSPU actions ceased in 1914, Allen pioneered the 1st woman police strength, recruiting and coaching 1000's of ladies. even supposing venerated with an OBE for her policing paintings in the course of international conflict I, she was once quickly infuriating the institution by way of touring the realm in her unauthorized uniform. pressured clear of policing within the interwar interval, Mary attempted her hand at turning into an acclaimed writer, operating for Parliament, and countering the IRA danger. while her head used to be became by means of a gathering with Hitler, she grew to become leader Women's Officer of the British Union of Fascists. at the eve of worldwide War II Mary narrowly escaped internment, regardless of suspicions of spying, mystery flights to Germany, and Nazi salutes. even though loved through unswerving associates, Mary’s willfulness tarnished her attractiveness and has, previously, overshadowed her remarkable lifestyles and achievements. this is often her story.

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Charlemagne

By Derek Wilson

An soaking up biography of the nice chief who used to be the bridge among old and smooth Europe — the 1st significant examine in additional than twenty-five years.Charlemagne was once a unprecedented determine: an creative army strategist, a sensible yet ruthless chief, a crafty flesh presser, and a religious believer who ensured the survival of Christianity within the West. He additionally believed himself above the principles of the church, siring bastards throughout Europe, and coldly ordering the execution of 4,500 prisoners. Derek Wilson exhibits how this advanced, interesting guy married the army could of his military to the religious strength of the Church in Rome, thereby forging Western Christendom. it is a extraordinary portrait of Charlemagne and of the problematic political, non secular, and cultural international he ruled.

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You Did What?: Mad Plans and Great Historical Disasters

History hasn't ever been extra enjoyable than it truly is during this fact-filled compendium of old fiascoes and embarrassingly undesirable ideas.

Throughout historical past, the wealthy and strong, or even simply the dim-witted, have made horrifically undesirable judgements that experience had resounding results on our international. From kings to company leaders, from captains to presidents, nobody is resistant to undesirable judgements and their lasting legacy. The fiascoes that muddle our background are innumerable ... and interesting of their foolishness. This witty number of old mayhem chronicles unwise judgements from historic Greece to modern day Hollywood and every little thing in among. research such classes as:

  • Never belief Greeks bearing presents of enormous wood horses.
  • Avoid development effortless faculties on poisonous waste dumps, even people with candy monikers like Love Canal.
  • Rabbits multiply like rabbits Down Under.
  • Even in case you use brightly coloured paint at the boats, it really is particularly effortless to misplace a complete country's navy.

With greater than forty-five chapters of mind-boggling flubs and follies, fanatics of background, minutiae, and those that simply need a strong snigger will adore this fascinating and enjoyable read.

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