Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster

By James Taylor

The long-lasting snapshot via Alfred Leete of Lord Kitchener with outstretched hand and finger, exhorting you to 'do your bit', is a layout vintage and has been time and again imitated around the world. within the run-up to the realm War?I anniversary, Your kingdom wishes YOU celebrates the wonderful art of Leete and his fellow designers, and explores their legacy. that includes color reproductions of propaganda posters and drawing on clean research of the files, this ebook demanding situations acquired old knowledge approximately those highly well known and enduring pictures, and divulges stunning new insights

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How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq

By Matthew Alexander, John R. Bruning

Discovering Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the chief of Al Qaeda in Iraq, had lengthy been the U.S. military's best precedence -- trumping even the quest for Osama bin weighted down. No brutality used to be spared in attempting to squeeze intelligence from Zarqawi's suspected affiliates. yet those "force on force" ideas yielded precisely not anything, and, within the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the army rushed a brand new breed of interrogator to Iraq.

Matthew Alexander, a former felony investigator and head of a handpicked interrogation workforce, supplies us the 1st within examine the U.S. military's test at extra civilized interrogation suggestions -- and their outstanding luck. The intelligence coup that enabled the June 7, 2006, air strike onZarqawi's rural secure condo used to be the results of numerous keenly strategized interrogations, none of which concerned torture or perhaps "control" tactics.

Matthew and his crew determined as a substitute to get to grasp their rivals. Who have been those monsters? Who have been they operating for? What have been they attempting to guard? on a daily basis the "'gators" matched wits with a rogues' gallery of suspects introduced in via certain Forces ("door kickers"): egomaniacs, bloodthirsty kids, opportunistic stereo repairmen, Sunni clerics horrified via the sectarian massacre, Al Qaeda lovers, and sturdy humans within the fallacious position on the incorrect time. With such a lot prisoners, negotiation used to be attainable and mental manipulation stunningly potent. yet Matthew's dedication to cracking the case with those equipment occasionally remoted his superiors and positioned his personal profession at risk.

This account is an unputdownable mystery -- extra of a mental suspense tale than a battle memoir. And certainly, the tale reaches a long way prior the present clash in Iraq with a reminder that we don't need to turn into our enemy to defeat him. Matthew Alexander and his ilk, adequately subtle and versatile adequate to evolve to the demanding situations of contemporary, asymmetrical battle, have proved to be our greatest guns opposed to terrorists all around the world.

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Hitler's Charisma: Leading Millions into the Abyss

By Laurence Rees

On the age of twenty-four, in 1913, Adolf Hitler was once eking out a dwelling as a painter of images for travelers in Munich. not anything marked him in anyway as unparalleled, yet he did own definite distinguishing features: a ability to hate, an lack of ability to just accept feedback, and an important overconfidence in his personal skills. He was once a socially and emotionally insufficient person with no course, from whence got here a feeling of non-public challenge that might rework those weaknesses and liabilities into strengths—certainties that may supply him not just with a feeling of id, yet of objective in a communal company. this can be the point of interest of Laurence Rees’s social, mental, and old research right into a character that might turn out articulating the hopes and goals of thousands of Germans.

(With sixteen pages of black-and-white illustrations)

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Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?

By A. C. Grayling

Britain and america conducted an enormous bombing offensive opposed to the towns of Germany and Japan during the moment global conflict, which ended with the destruction of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. was once the bombing of civilian goals justified via the must haves of warfare? Or used to be it, in reality, against the law opposed to humanity? How should still we, the descendants of the Allies who received the victory in that warfare, respond to the ethical problem of the descendants of these whose towns have been distinct? A.C. Grayling appears to be like on the stands humans took, either for and opposed to, and crucially asks what are the teachings that we will be able to examine for this present day approximately how humans may still behave in an international of hysteria and ethical confusion, of terrorism and fragile democracies. Among the lifeless towns is either a lucid and revealing paintings of contemporary historical past and an research of moral sense into one of many final last controversies of that point.

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Doomed to Repeat: The Lessons of History We've Failed to Learn

By Bill Fawcett

“Those who put out of your mind heritage are doomed to copy it.” And so we have now. repeatedly, mankind has confronted down difficulties, yet have usually didn't take the genuinely-earned wisdom into the subsequent battle.

Doomed to Repeat is a suite of essays, edited via invoice Fawcett, that illuminates a number of the difficulties we've got confronted time and again all through background, together with Islamic jihad, terrorism, army insurgencies, inflation and the devaluation of foreign money, monetary mess ups, ecological collapses, radical political minorities just like the Nazis and Bolsheviks, and pandemics and epidemics just like the Black Death.

With greater than 35 chapters of the Groundhog Days of worldwide background, either notorious and imprecise, Doomed to Repeat: The classes of background now we have did not Learn is brim-full of minutiae, background, and engaging appears to be like on the world’s repeated mistakes.

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German Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms)

By Christopher Gravett

The German rulers have been forceful and robust males, and, surrounded by way of strength enemies, conditions dictated the need of rule by means of power in response to army ability. within the later fifteenth Century, 3 homes rose above the others; the households of Wittelsbach, Luxemburg and the robust Austrian Hapsburgs. The struggles of those and different homes, and of the knights and cities, have been to be a characteristic of German historical past in the course of the center a while. This identify information the gown, guns, heraldry and insignia of those prolific forces, in addition to a number of battles, equivalent to the conflict of Goellheim of 1298.

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Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines

As a SEAL on wrestle deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland observed an army operating puppy in motion and immediately knew he chanced on his precise calling. whereas the SEAL groups had used canine some time past, they by no means had canine informed in particular by means of SEALs, for SEALs. To fill this void, Ritland all started his personal corporation after he retired, education and delivering canine for the West Coast SEAL groups. He knew that under 1% of all operating canines had what it takes to give a contribution to the luck of our nation's elite wrestle devices.

He searched the globe for animals who healthy this particular profile. those really expert dogs needed to go rigorous choice checks ahead of their severe education may possibly commence. the consequences have been a revelation: hugely informed operating canine able to dealing with either detection and apprehension paintings within the such a lot severe environments and the tensest of battlefield stipulations. notwithstanding fiercely competitive and athletic, those canine strengthen an in depth bond with the handlers they paintings facet through facet with and the opposite crew contributors. actually integrating themselves into their devices, those K9 warriors are very like their human opposite numbers - unwavering of their devotion to accountability, powerful sufficient and hard sufficient to take it to the enemy via discomfort, damage, or worry.

For the 1st time ever, listeners get an inside of examine those elite K9 warriors - who they're, how they're knowledgeable, and the extraordinary missions they adopt saving numerous lives inquiring for little within the method of gift. From detecting explosives to getting rid of the undesirable men, those strong canines also are a few of the smartest and such a lot hugely expert operating animals at the planet.

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Surviving the Ride: A Pictorial History of South African-Manufactured Armoured Vehicles

Mine-protected and mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) autos are this present day normal within the US, so much significant western militia and plenty of different armies a result of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The South African military used to be already many times utilizing mine-protected armored team of workers vendors and patrol cars 40 years in the past whether they seemed primitive and ungainly. many years later, the South African military had reached the level the place it may well install complete wrestle teams into conflict zones outfitted with in simple terms mine-protected cars, together with their ambulances and provide vans. through then the mine-protected automobiles had additionally develop into powerful to be used in wrestle, instead of simply secure shipping, the Casspir being the manager instance.

More to the purpose, they kept numerous squaddies and policemen from dying or critical damage, and the elemental options now continue to exist within the a number of MRAP forms in carrier at the present time. the dear classes discovered by way of the South Africans with their early designs of those combat-proven automobiles has led the rustic to turn into one of many international leaders within the layout of MRAPs that are in the community synthetic and exported world wide. Surviving the journey is an engaging pictorial account that includes greater than one hundred twenty of those distinct South African-developed automobiles, spanning a forty-year interval, with over 280 photos, lots of that are formerly unpublished.

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Rome's Enemies (1): Germanics and Dacians (Men at Arms Series, 129)

Those energetic northern 'barbarians' have been the destroyers of the Western Empire of Rome. It used to be they who added the coup de grâce to the demise colossus within the south, therefore developing medieval Europe, the feudal process and chivalry. Their direct descendants have been the knights and men-at-arms. In each experience, they have been the creators of the fashionable international; it really is ironic that many of us understand almost not anything approximately them. This ebook explores the historical past, guns and get dressed of the Germanics and Dacians who fought Rome thousand years earlier than our time.

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The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II

By Lawrence Verria, George Galdorisi

On August 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took an image of a sailor kissing a nurse in instances sq., mins when they heard of Japan’s quit to the U.S.. weeks later LIFE journal released that photograph. It turned the most well-known WWII images in historical past (and the main celebrated photo ever released within the world’s dominant photo-journal), a adored reminder of what it felt like for the battle to ultimately be over. every body who observed the image desired to be aware of extra in regards to the nurse and sailor, yet Eisenstaedt had no info and a look for the mysterious couple’s id took on a measurement of its personal. In 1979 Eisenstaedt idea he had came upon the lengthy misplaced nurse. And so far as nearly every person may make sure, he had. For the following thirty years Edith Shain used to be often called the girl within the picture of V-J Day, 1945, occasions sq.. In 1980 LIFE tried to figure out the sailor’s identification. Many getting older warriors progressed with claims, and specialists weighed in to aid one candidate over one other. Chaos ensued.

For nearly twenty years Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi have been intrigued via the talk surrounding the id of the 2 principals in Eisenstaedt’s most renowned photo and picked up facts that started to make clear this secret. Unraveling years of incorrect information and controversy, their findings propelled one claimant’s case some distance sooner than the others and, whilst, dethroned the intended kissed nurse while one other candidate’s declare proved extra credible. With this ebook, the authors resolve the 67-year-old secret via delivering irrefutable facts to spot the couple in Eisenstaedt’s photograph. it's the first time the total fact in the back of the prestigious photo has been revealed.

The authors additionally deliver to mild the couple’s and the photographer’s brushes with demise that just about avoided their recognized spontaneous occasions sq. assembly within the first position. The sailor, a part of Bull Halsey’s recognized job strength, survived the lethal storm that took the lives of 1000's of alternative sailors. The nurse, an Austrian Jew who misplaced her parents within the Holocaust, slightly controlled to flee to the U.S.. Eisenstaedt, a global warfare I German soldier, used to be approximately killed at Flanders.

For additional information at the ebook, visit www.thekissingsailor.com

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