Magnificent But Not War

Magnificent But Not War

Author: John Dixon

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844150021

Category: History

Page: 385

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"[This volume] is essentially a day-by-day record of the Second Battle of Ypres which draws heavily upon personal accounts, regimental histories and war diaries to present a comprehensive study of the battle in which Germany gained the dubious distinction of becoming the first nation in history to use poisonous gas as a weapon of war"--Jacket.

Magnificent but Not War

Magnificent but Not War

Author: John Dixon

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783034642

Category: History

Page: 224

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The book is a detailed account of the fighting around Ypres during April and May 1915. It is essentially a day-by-day record of the Second Battle of Ypres which draws heavily upon personal accounts, regimental histories and war diaries to present a comprehensive study of the battle in which Germany became the first nation to use poisonous gas as a weapon. Each phrase of the battle (the Battle of Gravenstafel; the Battle of St. Julien; the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge and the Battle of Bellewarde Ridge) is discussed in detail with maps and photographs where appropriate. the main text is accompanied by a number of appendices including officer casualties; Victoria Cross winners and the British Order of Battle for Hill 60 and the Second Battle of Ypres.

No Victory, No Peace

No Victory, No Peace

Author: Angelo Codevilla

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742550036

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Avoid the appearance of choosing between losing sides. There is no index. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Henry George, The Transatlantic Irish, and their Times

Henry George, The Transatlantic Irish, and their Times

Author: Kenneth C. Wenzer

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781848556591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 107

The American political economist Henry George devoted his life to the single tax. Virtually forgotten today, his best seller "Progress and Poverty" influenced numerous people in the English-speaking world. His fame and fall were due to a temporary alliance with the American Irish Catholics who were agitating for the land war in Ireland.

LIFE

LIFE

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Page: 172

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

LIFE

LIFE

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Page: 172

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Trial by Gas

Trial by Gas

Author: George H. Cassar

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612346908

Category: History

Page: 345

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A study of the British Army at the Second Battle of Ypres in WWI, a battle that marked the first use of poison gas on the western front.

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LIFE

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Page: 172

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Canadian Crisis

Canadian Crisis

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497685765

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 242

With the help of a Canadian operative, the Executioner defends Montreal In a grimy bistro on the north side of Buffalo, a few American mobsters are dining with a Canadian contact when death bursts through the door. His eyes icy, his clothes pitch black, Mack Bolan takes out every American at the table but lets the Canadian live. Andre Chebleu is an undercover operative who has come across the border to infiltrate the American syndicate, and Mack Bolan will need his help if he is going to save Canada from the mob. His endless war against the forces of the Mafia have made most of America unsafe for organized crime, so Bolan’s enemies have set their sights on Quebec, where radical separatists have destabilized the local government. Only Bolan and Chebleu can rescue Montreal from chaos and save the Great White North from becoming a living hell. Canadian Crisis is the 24th book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Philosopher's Apprentice

A Philosopher's Apprentice

Author: Joseph Agassi

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042024342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 763

Both a Popper biography and an autobiography, Agassi's "A Philosopher's Apprentice" tells the riveting story of his intellectual formation in 1950s London, a young brilliant philosopher struggling with an intellectual giant - father, mentor, and rival, all at the same time. His subsequent rebellion and declaration of independence leads to a painful break, never to be completely healed. No other writer has Agassi's psychological insight into Popper, and no other book captures like this one the intellectual excitement around the Popper circle in the 1950s and the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s - personal, academic, political, all important philosophically. Agassi's Popper - whether one agrees with it or not - is an enormous contribution to scholarship. This second revised edition includes also Popper's and Agassi's last correspondence and, in a postscript it shows Agassi leafing through Popper's archives, reaching a sort of reconciliation, an appropriate ending to the drama. A must read. Malachi Hacohen, Duke University

The Embattled General

The Embattled General

Author: William F. Stewart

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773598010

Category: History

Page: 408

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Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Turner (1871-1961) was a capable but controversial Canadian general who played a critical role in the development of the Canadian Corps up to 1917 and contributed significantly to its success thereafter. Despite his many accomplishments (including being awarded the Victoria Cross), Turner is often portrayed as a political appointee and repeated failure - representations that ignore, minimize, or misconstrue his successes as a combat commander and head of Canadian forces in England. In The Embattled General, William Stewart reveals Turner's tactical, operational, and administrative contributions to the Canadian war effort. Uniquely, Turner held senior commands in both combat arms and administration. Stewart narrates and analyzes Turner's successes and failures in the Boer War and the First World War's battles of Ypres, Festubert, St Eloi, and the Somme. He also studies Turner's career after his transfer to command Canadian forces in England in December 1916, where Turner reformed an administration in chaos. After the war, Turner post-war played a key role in the formation of the Royal Canadian Legion. Based on exhaustive research from over 1,200 volumes of material, including many previously untouched sources, The Embattled General provides a balanced and just re-evaluation of Turner, identifying his merits as well as his flaws.