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L'ami Fritz By Erckmann-Chatrian
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Erckmann-Chatrian was the name used by French authors... More > Émile Erckmann (1822–1899) and Alexandre Chatrian (1826–1890), nearly all of whose works were jointly written.Both Erckmann and Chatrian were born in the département of Moselle, in the Lorraine region in the extreme north-east of France. They specialised in military fiction and ghost stories in a rustic mode, applying to the Vosges mountain range and the Alsace-Lorraine region techniques inspired by story-tellers from the Black Forest. Lifelong friends who first met in the spring of 1847, they finally quarreled during the mid-1880s, after which they did not produce any more stories jointly. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erckmann-Chatrian< Less
A Brief History of the Lindsey Family By David Lindsey
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This book documents the history of the Lindsey family over nearly three centuries from the 1700s to the late 1900s. David Lindsey has drawn on a wide range of source materials including the diary of... More > his great-great-great grandfather Samuel Watson written in 1852, the diary of Samuel’s grandaughter Sarah Lindsey written between 1874-1911 and that of her son Charlie. It is also informed by a large amount of personal research. The Lindseys established and grew a truss and surgical appliance business in London, Brighton, Portsmouth and across the South East of England. They were involved in the church and in politics, becoming members of prestigious societies and establishing the Royal Surgical Aid Society. Lindsey Street in EC1 in the City of London was named after Mark John Lindsey who died in 1906. Many other families’ stories are woven through the book including family trees for the Brackett, Harman, Fenwick, Starling, Tressider and Watson families.< Less
Polish Partisans In The Years 1939 - 1944 By Leonard Korzun
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When Germany occupied Poland during WWII they tried to resettle the rich lands of the east with their own farmers. They first had to empty the area of its inhabitants. After the early defeat of the... More > Polish military, the citizens organized their own armed groups who fought the occupiers to protect the people in the rural areas. This Peasant's Battalian was one of the most successful in defense, due in part to its' unusually talented leadership. The battalion leader, Stanislaw Basaga, was very successful and much admired by his men and the citizens he saved and protected. The German leadership ordered the complete evacuation and destruction and 49 villages and surrounding areas in southeastern Poland. The displaced families who survived needed aid and resettlement. This was the battalion's goal. many of the 300+ members of the batallion were killed in the massive German attacks near the end of the occupation.< Less
Regional Spillover Effects Of The Iraq War By W. Andrew Terrill & Strategic Studies Institute
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The Iraq war has been one of the dominant factors influencing U.S. strategic thinking in the Middle East and globally since 2003. Yet the problems of this highly dynamic and fluid war have sometimes... More > forced U.S. policymakers to address near-term issues that cannot be safely postponed at the expense of long-term strategic thought. Such a technique, while understandable, cannot continue indefinitely as an approach to policy. Long-term planning remains vital for advancing regionwide U.S. and Iraqi interests following a U.S. drawdown from Iraq. Such planning must include dealing with current and potential “spillover” from the Iraq war. In this monograph, Dr. W. Andrew Terrill presents ideas, concerns, and strategies that can help to fill this gap in the literature and enrich the debate on the actual and potential spillover effects of the Iraq war that will face U.S. policymakers, possibly for decades.< Less
Kuwaiti National Security And The U.S. - Kuwaiti Strategic Relationship After Saddam By W. Andrew Terrill & Strategic Studies Institute
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The United States has found no shortage of difficulties in recent years as it has moved forward in implementing its security policies toward the Middle East and especially the Persian/Arabian Gulf.... More > Security threats resulting from an Iraq in turmoil and an assertive Iran are near the top of U.S. concerns about its future security. Efforts to deal with terrorism and to encourage and support the efforts of regional states to stem the rise of violent terrorist groups are also important. Kuwait, while a small country with a limited population, nevertheless has many of the same concerns as the United States in that part of the world. While Kuwait cannot act as a major regional power, it can nevertheless still serve as a valuable ally, whose contributions to regional security and democratization should not be overlooked. These contributions center on strategic geography, economic strength, and a willingness to host U.S. forces that is long-standing in a region where such actions can sometimes be seen as...< Less
AVIATION AND FLIGHT PLANING By DARSHANA AMARABANDU
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This book is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to aviation professionals. Nearly two decades after my first aviation job, I started creating and writing tips and sending them out via... More > E-mail, primarily as a hobby to my friends and aviation students. I hope this book will be an extension to learning beyond the limitations of a six-week or six-month training programs. This book is result of my experiences gained during my aviation career in Asia, Middle East, and USA. I have trained aviation personnel employed in domestic and international airlines and learnt very important lessons every day. After a long wait and in response to requests from my friends, I decided to publish this book. No matter where you live or work, I hope everyone who reads this book will learn something.< Less
The “People Power” Travel Superbook: Book 17. Germany Travel Guide By Tony Kelbrat
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Germany is about as modern and advanced as you can get on Planet Earth culturally and technologically. The disadvantages are that it’s cold and they speak a different language. They can party... More > and they do the big ideas unlike us Anglo-Saxons who are too timid to do anything unless we can immediately make money from it. There's a road in Germany called The Romantic Road that starts in Wurzburg which is about 100 kilometers (63 miles) east of Frankfurt and goes southward about 360 kilometers to a town near the Swiss border called Fussen with a number of scenic towns and villages along the way. There's a road called the Fairy Tale Rd. (Marchenstrasse), about 270 miles long that goes from Bremen in the north and Hanua near Frankfurt, going through about 60 towns. The German Alpine Road (Deutsche Alpenstrasse) goes through the Bavarian Alps for about 300 miles along the German-Austrian border. there are lots of castles and quaint villages along the way.< Less
Travels in the Interior of Africa : Volume II (Illustrated) By Mungo Park
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“Mungo Park was born on the 10th of September, 1771, the son of a farmer at Fowlshiels, near Selkirk. After studying medicine in Edinburgh, he went out, at the age of twenty-one,... More > assistant-surgeon in a ship bound for the East Indies. When he came back the African Society was in want of an explorer, to take the place of Major Houghton, who had died. Mungo Park volunteered, was accepted, and in his twenty-fourth year, on the 22nd of May, 1795, he sailed for the coasts of Senegal, where he arrived in June. The first of the two volumes which contain Mungo Park’s “Travels in the Interior of Africa” brought him through many perils to the first sight of the Niger, and left him sick and solitary, stripped of nearly all that he possessed, a half-starved white man on a half-starved horse. He was helped on by a bag of cowries from a kindly chief; but in this volume he has not advanced far before he is stripped of all.”< Less
Travels in the Interior of Africa : Volume I (Illustrated) By Mungo Park
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“Mungo Park was born on the 10th of September, 1771, the son of a farmer at Fowlshiels, near Selkirk. After studying medicine in Edinburgh, he went out, at the age of twenty-one,... More > assistant-surgeon in a ship bound for the East Indies. When he came back the African Society was in want of an explorer, to take the place of Major Houghton, who had died. Mungo Park volunteered, was accepted, and in his twenty-fourth year, on the 22nd of May, 1795, he sailed for the coasts of Senegal, where he arrived in June. The first of the two volumes which contain Mungo Park’s “Travels in the Interior of Africa” brought him through many perils to the first sight of the Niger, and left him sick and solitary, stripped of nearly all that he possessed, a half-starved white man on a half-starved horse. He was helped on by a bag of cowries from a kindly chief; but in this volume he has not advanced far before he is stripped of all.”< Less
A Beleaguered City Being a Narrative of Certain Recent Events in the City of Semur, in the Department of the Haute Bourgogne. A Story of the Seen and the Unseen By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less

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