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The French Indochina War (1946ΓÇô54) was the largest of the first generation of post-World War II wars of decolonization as Vietminh insurgents sought to topple their French colonial masters. It was also unique in that the insurgency evolved from low-level guerrilla activity to mobile operations by a large conventional army which finally defeated a large European-led expeditionary force supported by artillery, armor, and air-power. The war''s progress was almost entirely dictated by the extreme terrain, and by the Chinese support enjoyed by the Vietnamese insurgents. The actions explored in this study cover three contrasting phases of the war in Tonkin during 1948ΓÇô52, setting both sides on the path that would lead to the conflict''s climactic encounter at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a range of sources, this meticulously researched study casts new light on the troops who fought on both sides in this evolving and momentous conflict.
The classical conundrum of Thucydides's Trap is identified by Harvard scholar Graham Allison as the force propelling the US and China to war, with the situation between the US and China held up against preceding instances of Thucydides's Trap to show how likely war is, and also what either party can do to avoid it.
The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous - and notorious - warship ever built. Completed in 1941, the 45,000-ton German battleship sank HMS Hood, the pride of the British Navy, during one of the most sensational encounters in naval history. Following the sinking, Bismarck was chased around the North Atlantic by many units of the Royal Navy. She was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after her completion. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4,800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. Drawing on new research and technology, this edition is the most comprehensive examination of Bismarck ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-colour 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs and text on the building of the ship and a record of the ship's service history.
Man's Search For Meaning, a profound narrative by Viktor E. Frankl, was first published in 2008 by Ebury Publishing. This remarkable book, written in the genre of psychology, has been inspiring readers for over a decade. The author, a renowned psychiatrist, shares his experiences as a concentration camp inmate during World War II. Through his story, Frankl explores the universal quest for meaning and the significant role it plays in our lives. His insightful observations and thought-provoking ideas have made this book a must-read in the field of existential psychology. Brought to you by Ebury Publishing, this book is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the pursuit of purpose even in the harshest of circumstances.
Man's Search For Meaning is a compelling and thought-provoking book by Viktor E Frankl. Published by Ebury Publishing in 2011, this book falls under a genre that blends psychology, philosophy, and autobiography. This masterpiece by Frankl encapsulates his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describes his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. The central theme of the book is that meaning can be found in life in every moment of living; life never ceases to have meaning, even in suffering and death. Ebury Publishing is proud to have this profound and influential book in their collection. Read this book to embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
Mein Kampf is a seminal work penned by none other than Adolf Hitler. Published by Jaico Publishing House in 2006, this book delves into the mind of one of history's most controversial figures. The genre of this book is difficult to pin down, as it combines elements of autobiography, political ideology, and a historical examination of the early 20th century. Hitler's narrative offers a unique, albeit disturbing, insight into the formation of a totalitarian regime. Despite its controversial nature, Mein Kampf remains an important piece of historical literature, providing readers with a first-hand account of Hitler's political views and the ideological foundation of the Nazi Party. Please note that this book is written in English.
***SOON TO BE A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FILM DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN***WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday TimesPhysicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics, J. Robert Oppenheimer - director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb - was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.
THE AWARDWINNING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateIn 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz.
The Complete MAUS is a captivating masterpiece by the renowned author, Art Spiegelman. Published in 2003 by Penguin Books Ltd, this book has left an indelible mark in the literary world. The genre of this book is a unique blend of biography, memoir, and graphic novel, presenting a deeply personal and riveting story. The Complete MAUS is not just a book but a journey that takes you through the heart-wrenching experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust. Art Spiegelman's storytelling is both powerful and poignant, making this book a must-read. Penguin Books Ltd, a leading publisher, has beautifully put together this book, further enhancing the reading experience. This English language edition is a testament to Art Spiegelman's literary genius and is sure to leave a lasting impact on every reader.
One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 25 million copies world-wide.It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of human spirit.Anne Frank and her family fled the horrors of Nazi occupation by hiding in the back of a warehouse in Amsterdam for two years with another family and a German dentist. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne kept a diary. She movingly revealed how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with hunger, the daily threat of discovery and death and being cut off from the outside world, as well as petty misunderstandings and the unbearable strain of living like prisoners.The Diary of a Yong Girl is a timeless true story to be rediscovered by each new generation. For young readers and adults it continues to bring to life Anne's extraordinary courage and struggle throughout her ordeal.'One of the greatest books of the century' Guardian'A modern classic' The Times'Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence' Daily Mail'Astonishing and excruciating. Its gnaws at us still' New York Times Book ReviewAnne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday.
'I will be forever changed by Dr Eger's story' OPRAHThis practical and inspirational guide to healing from the bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to release your self-limiting beliefs and embrace your potential. The prison is in your mind.
In his first book, the creator of the award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks to some of humanity's most apocalyptic moments to understand the challenges of our future.
The moving and inspiring story of an Auschwitz survivor who shares what hes learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.
Ordinary Men is a gripping book written by Christopher R Browning. Published by Penguin Books Ltd in 2001, this book belongs to a genre that is both illuminating and compelling. Ordinary Men provides an in-depth analysis of how ordinary individuals can be transformed into executors of horrific acts. Browning, an acclaimed historian, presents a meticulous account of a reserve police battalion's role during the Holocaust. The author's narrative is chilling and thought-provoking, making readers question the limits of humanity. This book is not just a historical account; it's a profound exploration of human nature and morality. Published by Penguin Books Ltd, Ordinary Men continues to be a significant contribution to Holocaust literature.
The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFICThis was a brutish, primitive hatred, as characteristic of the horror of war in the Pacific as the palm trees and the islands...Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as a twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. At Peleliu and Okinawa - two of the fiercest and filthiest Pacific battles of WWII - he witnesses the dehumanising brutality displayed by both sides and the animal hatred that each soldier has for his enemy.During temporary lapses in the fighting, conditions on the islands mean that the Marines often can't wash, stay dry, dig latrines, or even find time to eat. Suffering from constant fear, fatigue, and filth, the struggle of simply living in a combat zone is utterly debilitating.Yet despite horrendous conditions Sledge finds time to keep notes that he would later turn into a book. Described as one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war, With the Old Breed tells with compassion and honesty of the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran.'Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks
On D-Day, Dick Winters took off with 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and prepared to parachute into German-held north France. Ground troops landing on Utah beach were relying on Easy Company to secure one of the causeways that were vital if the troops were to get off the beaches and reach the solid ground of Normandy. The plane carrying many of the commanding officers was shot down, leaving Dick Winters suddenly in command of his company. But during the drop he, and many of his men, had been separated from his equipment and was unarmed except for a trench knife.In this remarkable World War 2 memoir, Dick Winters tells the tales left untold by Stephen Ambrose in his 1992 epic Band of Brothers. Starting with an account of the gruelling training designed to make the 506th the most elite unit in the US Army, Beyond Band of Brothers is fascinating account of one man's experience of commanding Easy Company from D-Day, to the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany. Dick Winters gives real insight into leadership under the most difficult conditions - every man in the company had been injured by the time they reached Germany - and tells the real story of the Allies' final defeat of Hitler, from the point of view of someone who was really there.
An unusual and never before published account of the War.
Mein Kampf (German: My Struggle) is a 1925 autobiographical Manifesto of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Leader. The work outlines Hitlers political ideology and future plans for Germany. Hitler began the book while imprisoned for what he considered to be political crimes following his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923. Although Hitler received many visitors initially, he soon devoted himself entirely to the book. As he continued, Hitler realized that it would have to be a two-volume work, with the first volume covering world of Hitler's youth, the First World War, and the ';betrayal' of Germany's collapse in 1918; it also expresses His racist political ideology and future plans for Germany. The second volume, written after His release from prison in December 1924, outlines the political program, including the terrorist methods that National Socialism must pursue both in gaining power and in exercising it thereafter in the new Germany.
The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFICHere is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of World War 2. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifice of war, painting an unsentimental portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and all too often die in the defence of their country.From the live-for-today rowdiness of Marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what it's really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow tells the gripping true story of an ordinary soldier fighting in extraordinary conditions. This is a book that brings you as close to the mud, the blood, and the experience of war as it is safe to come.'Helmet for My Pillow is a grand and epic prose poem. Robert Leckie's theme is the purely human experience of war in the Pacific, written in the graceful imagery of a human being who - somehow - survived' Tom Hanks
This elegant edition of Sun Tzu's classic text The Art of War uses traditional Chinese binding techniques to deliver essential wisdom in a beautiful package.
Over 16 million copies sold worldwide 'Every human being should read this book' Simon Sinek One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps.