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Pyrrhic By Shaina Poulin
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Isla Cole, a fifteen year old girl from District Twelve, is reaped for the Hunger Games, along with her cousins Macey and Ryan. She must overcome a series of obstacles to even to have a shot at... More > becoming the victor of the very first Hunger Games.< Less
The Pyrrhic Victory By Aliya Bennali
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1982. Professor Lyebedev's dream has finally come true. He found the creature he's been looking for, deep down in the Soviet grounds, but was it all OK afterwards? Join the professor's journey in... More > discovering the truth and saving the future of science.< Less
The Alamo As A Pyrrhic Victory: The Mexican Experience In The Battle Of The Alamo By Stephanie Matyszczyk
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What do we know about the Battle of the Alamo? We know that Davy Crockett was there, as well as many other brave Americans. But what if everything you knew was wrong? What if Davy Crocket wasn't... More > really the hero that we though he was, and what if the ones who felt the true loss of the battle were the Mexicans, not the Americans? In The Alamo as a Pyhrric Victory: The Mexican Experience in the Battle of the Alamo, find out what really happened those many years ago, from the perspective of those whom we never heard from, the Mexicans.< Less
The Alamo As A Pyrrhic Victory: The Mexican Experience In The Battle Of The Alamo By Stephanie Matyszczyk
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What do we know about the Battle of the Alamo? We know that Davy Crockett was there, as well as many other brave Americans. But what if everything you knew was wrong? What if Davy Crocket wasn't... More > really the hero that we though he was, and what if the ones who felt the true loss of the battle were the Mexicans, not the Americans? In The Alamo as a Pyhrric Victory: The Mexican Experience in the Battle of the Alamo, find out what really happened those many years ago, from the perspective of those whom we never heard from, the Mexicans.< Less
Pyrrhus By Jacob Abbott
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The English saying “a Pyrrhic victory” comes from the name of the third century BC king of Epirus, Pyrrhus. After a battle with the Romans which was won at great cost, Pyrrhus famously... More > said “one more victory like that and I will be undone.” Pyrrhus, who was born only a few years after the death of Alexander the Great, was of the royal Aeacid house and his military adventures were nearly as remarkable as those of the more famous Macedonian king. During his time, Pyrrhus conquered Sicily, parts of southern Italy, and finally Macedon, where he briefly held the crown. This work chronicles the remarkable life of one of ancient European history’s most able military leaders, and also his bizarre and unexpected end.< Less
Pyrrhus By Jacob Abbott
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The English saying “a Pyrrhic victory” comes from the name of the third century BC king of Epirus, Pyrrhus. After a battle with the Romans which was won at great cost, Pyrrhus famously... More > said “one more victory like that and I will be undone.” Pyrrhus, who was born only a few years after the death of Alexander the Great, was of the royal Aeacid house and his military adventures were nearly as remarkable as those of the more famous Macedonian king. During his time, Pyrrhus conquered Sicily, parts of southern Italy, and finally Macedon, where he briefly held the crown. This work chronicles the remarkable life of one of ancient European history’s most able military leaders, and also his bizarre and unexpected end.< Less
Pyrrhus By Jacob Abbott
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The English saying “a Pyrrhic victory” comes from the name of the third century B.C. King of Epirus, Pyrrhus, who famously said, after a battle with the Romans won at such great cost,... More > that “one more victory like that and I will be undone.” Pyrrhus, who was born only a few years after the death of Alexander the Great, was of the royal Aeacid house and his military adventures were nearly as remarkable as those of the more famous Macedonian king. During his time, Pyrrhus conquered Sicily, parts of southern Italy, and finally Macedon, where he briefly held the crown. This work chronicles the remarkable life of one of ancient European history’s most able military leaders, and also his bizarre and unexpected end.< Less
Pyrrhus By Jacob Abbott
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The English saying “a Pyrrhic victory” comes from the name of the third century B.C. King of Epirus, Pyrrhus, who famously said, after a battle with the Romans won at such great cost,... More > that “one more victory like that and I will be undone.” Pyrrhus, who was born only a few years after the death of Alexander the Great, was of the royal Aeacid house and his military adventures were nearly as remarkable as those of the more famous Macedonian king. During his time, Pyrrhus conquered Sicily, parts of southern Italy, and finally Macedon, where he briefly held the crown. This work chronicles the remarkable life of one of ancient European history’s most able military leaders, and also his bizarre and unexpected end.< Less
World War 2 Hitler's Paratroopers the Assault on Crete By Ronald Ledwell
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The Germans were among the first to raise a parachute force and they used them with tactical success in Belgium and Holland at the outbreak of World War II. The isolated island of Crete seemed to be... More > the perfect place to use them in a large scale operation. The British forces were in disarray on Crete, having just escaped a Dunkirk-like evacuation from Greece. The Germans committed their entire Fallschrimjager Force to take the island quickly. After a brief period where the battle could have gone either way, the Germans were victorious and occupied the island for the duration of World War II. But the victory was truly a “pyrrhic” one; with huge losses in men and equipment.< Less
Seek, Strike and Destroy: U.S. Army Tank Destroyer Doctrine in World War II By Dr. Christopher R. Gabel
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This work provides a case study in the formulation of doctrine, with emphasis being given to the conceptual flaws that marred the tank destroyer program and the corrective measures that were... More > implemented in the field to alleviate these flaws. This study concludes with the argument that any comprehensive anti-tank doctrine, then and now, must embrace the principles of combined arms warfare in order to be effective. Originally published in 1985 as Leavenworth Papers No. 12 by the Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas. Contents: Introduction, Anti-tank Evolution 1918-1941, The Synthesis of Tank Destroyer Concepts, Tank Destroyers Under Fire, The European Theater: A Pyrrhic Victory, Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography. 98 pages, 30 photos, 8 organizational charts.< Less