Civil War (Penguin Classics)

By Lucan

A great new translation of the iconic epic in regards to the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 advert at a time of significant turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays of the main colourful and robust figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the good, enemies in a vicious fight for strength that severed bloodlines and started the transformation of Roman civilization. With correct locked in wrestle with may perhaps, legislations and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark at the Roman humans eternally, paving the best way for the imperial monarchy. obtainable and smooth but unswerving to the rhetorical brilliance of the unique, it will be the definitive Civil Warof our times.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes by means of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

In 1572, cities within the province of Holland, led by means of William of Orange, rebelled opposed to the govt of the Habsburg Netherlands. the tale of the Dutch rebel is generally advised when it comes to fractious provinces that pissed off Orange's efforts to formulate a coherent programme. during this booklet James D. Tracy argues that there was a coherent approach for the struggle, yet that it used to be set by way of the cities of Holland. even if the States of Holland have been in idea topic to the States basic, Holland supplied over 60 according to cent of the taxes and an excellent better percentage of battle loans. consequently, money have been directed to securing Holland's borders, and consequently to extending this safe frontier to neighbouring provinces.

Shielded from the struggle by means of its cordon sanitaire, Holland skilled a unprecedented monetary growth, permitting taxes and loans to maintain flowing. The aim - in sight if now not accomplished by means of 1588 - used to be a United Provinces of the north, loose and become independent from provinces within the southern Netherlands that remained below Spanish rule. With Europe more and more lower than the sway of robust hereditary princes, the recent Dutch Republic was once a beacon of promise if you nonetheless believed that electorate should rule themselves.

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On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story

By Thomas Hayden

At age thirty-eight, army Dr. Richard Jadick used to be too previous to be referred to as as much as front lines-but no longer too previous to volunteer. this can be the inspiring tale of 1 man's choice to go into into the fray-and a compelling account of braveness less than hearth. either wrenching and uplifting, On name in Hell is a portrayal of brothers-in-arms that few might be in a position to disregard. provided a Bronze celebrity with a strive against V for valor, Jadick has turn into a latest American legend-and a real American hero.

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World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units (Elite)

By Eugene Liptak

When the us entered international conflict II, it used to be obvious that the conflict may simply be received by way of taking the struggle to the Axis, within the form of large-scale amphibious landings. as a result, the U.S. military constructed various kinds of really good unit to reconnoiter power touchdown parts, degrade the enemy's skill to withstand, and support the touchdown forces directly to the shorelines. those operatives needed to get there first, on my own, and perform their missions sooner than the GIs and Marines may perhaps land with any probability of success.

Formed in September 1942 and energetic within the Mediterranean, ecu, and Pacific theaters, the Scouts and Raiders have been forerunners of the SEALs; they used canoes to secretly reconnoiter shorelines sooner than wrestle landings, and positioned marker beacons. within the Mediterranean and the Philippines, the seashore Jumpers made intricate simulated landings to idiot the enemy as to actual destinations, together with radar and sound deception.

Active within the Mediterranean, Normandy, and the South West Pacific, the Naval wrestle Demolition devices cleared seashore hindrances previous to strive against landings, and guided touchdown craft to their vacation spot, whereas the Underwater Demolition groups conducted related projects within the Pacific theater in basic terms. In co-operation (and occasionally pageant) with the workplace of Strategic companies, Naval staff China collected intelligence in that theater, and expert and fought with chinese language guerrillas in the back of jap lines.

All those targeted battle devices performed important roles within the prosecution of the Allied warfare attempt around the globe. Their specific uniforms, insignia, unique garments, apparatus, and weaponry are illustrated and defined during this attractive study.

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Crucible of Gold (Temeraire)

By Naomi Novik

“An soaking up adventure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
Former Aerial Corps captain Will Laurence and his devoted dragon, Temeraire, were positioned out to pasture in Australia—and it sort of feels their half within the battle has ended simply once they are wanted such a lot. The French have invaded Spain, solid an alliance with Africa’s strong Tswana empire, and taken revolution to Brazil. With Britain’s final determined desire of defeating Napoleon in danger, the govt. that sidelined Laurence speedily deals to reinstate him, confident that he’s the easiest guy to go into the fray and negotiate peace. So the pair embark for Brazil, merely to fulfill with a string of unmitigated mess ups that forces them to make an unforeseen touchdown within the adverse territory of the Incan empire. With the luck of the project balanced on a razor’s facet, an outdated enemy seems to be and threatens to tip the scales towards smash. but even in the course of catastrophe, chance might lurk—for one daring sufficient to know it.
 
“Captivating . . . compelling studying . . . [an] action-packed narrative [with] energetic, uniquely drawn characters and fascinating takes on history.”—Tor.com

Includes a preview of the subsequent ebook within the Temeraire sequence, Blood of Tyrants

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A History of Warfare

By John Keegan

The acclaimed writer of The Face of conflict examines centures of clash in various assorted societies and cultures. "Keegan is instantaneously the main readable and the main unique of residing army historians . . . A heritage of struggle might be the main amazing research of struggle that has but been written."--The manhattan occasions booklet evaluation.

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The Crusades: A Brief Insight

By Christopher Tyerman

Crusading fervor gripped Europe for greater than 2 hundred years, growing some of the most amazing episodes in international heritage. yet have been the Crusades the 1st steps in ecu colonialism, an try at ethnic detoxing, a manifestation of non secular zeal—or all 3? Bringing jointly problems with colonialism, cultural alternate, and fiscal exploitation, pupil Christopher Tyerman demanding situations our assumptions in regards to the Crusades and encourages us to re-examine the connection among earlier and present.

 

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Warrior Man

By Keith Fennell

Get contained in the very center of Australia's elite forces, the SAS, in red-hot memoirs in a single specific booklet edition.

This limited edition package of 2 memoirs through ex-SAS soldier Keith Fennell is just to be had from August via to October 2012. either Warrior Brothers and Warrior education are jam-packed filled with the motion, worry and camaraderie of wrestle. prepare for an edge-of-your-seat adrenaline experience with a gaggle of guys you'll always remember, for whom responsibility, honour and brotherhood by no means dies.

From dodging mines and bullets in Iraq's Anbar province to helping the restoration attempt after the Asian tsunami; from the substantial privation and actual stresses of SAS choice, Keith Fennell recounts his improvement as a soldier and as a guy, revealing the demanding situations he overcame as a way to practice on the maximum point.

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Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

By Michael I. Handel

This is the 1st complete learn in response to a close textual research of the classical works on warfare by means of Clausewitz, sunlight Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a lesser quantity, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes apart, the writer takes a clean examine what those strategic thinkers really said―not what they're extensively believed to have acknowledged. He unearths that regardless of their obvious adjustments when it comes to time, position, cultural historical past, and point of material/technological improvement, all had even more in universal than formerly intended. in truth, the vital end of this booklet is that the common sense of waging struggle and of strategic considering is as common and undying as human nature itself.

This 3rd, revised and extended variation comprises 5 new chapters and a few new charts and diagrams.

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