Harrier The Biography

History / Military

Jonathan Glancey, “Harrier: The Biography”
An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or, How I Saved the World By William T. Vollmann
Q Ship vs U-Boat: 1914-1918 (Osprey Duel 57)
Kill Rommel: Operation Flipper 1941 (Osprey Raid 43)
The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863

Jonathan Glancey, “Harrier: The Biography”

ISBN: 1843548917 | 2013 | EPUB | 384 pages | 6 MB

The British designed and built the Harrier, the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter’s ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy in a number of conflicts, most famously the Falklands War.
Jonathan Glancey’s biography is a vividly enjoyable account of the invention of this remarkable aeroplane and a fitting tribute to the inspiration and determination of the men and women who created it, and the bravery of the men who flew it, often in the most dangerous conditions.

An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or, How I Saved the World By William T. Vollmann

2013 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1612191983 | EPUB + MOBI | 1 MB + 1 MB

In 1982, a 23-year-old William T. Vollmann took his camera and tape recorder and headed off to help the Afghanis in their war against Soviet invaders. Originally published in 1992, a decade later, his unique record of his fight with the mujahdeen as they fought against Soviet troops was held as a “bold and original” achievement. Now re-released in 2013, this new edition of An Afghanistan Picture Show features a new introduction by the author and includes a number of Vollmann’s photos and drawings from his trip to one of the most dangerous places on the planet.

Q Ship vs U-Boat: 1914-1918 (Osprey Duel 57)

2014 | ISBN: 1782002847 | English | 82 Pages | True PDF | 5 MB

Kill Rommel: Operation Flipper 1941 (Osprey Raid 43)

2014 | ISBN: 1472801091 | English | 82 Pages | True PDF | 4 MB

The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863

Center of Military History | 2013 | ISBN: 103392000X | English | 64 pages | PDF | 51.3 MB

Although over one hundred fifty years have passed since the start of the American Civil War, that titanic conflict continues to matter. The forces unleashed by that war were immensely destructive because of the significant issues involved: the existence of the Union, the end of slavery, and the very future of the nation. The war remains our most contentious, and our bloodiest, with over six hundred thousand killed in the course of the four-year struggle.
Most civil wars do not spring up overnight, and the American Civil War was no exception. The seeds of the conflict were sown in the earliest days of the republic’s founding, primarily over the existence of slavery and the slave trade. Although no conflict can begin without the conscious decisions of those engaged in the debates at that moment, in the end, there was simply no way to paper over the division of the country into two camps: one that was dominated by slavery and the other that sought first to limit its spread and then to abolish it. Our nation was indeed “half slave and half free,” and that could not stand.
Regardless of the factors tearing the nation asunder, the soldiers on each side of the struggle went to war for personal reasons: looking for adventure, being caught up in the passions and emotions of their peers, believing in the Union, favoring states’ rights, or even justifying the simple schoolyard dynamic of being convinced that they were “worth” three of the soldiers on the other side. Nor can we overlook the factor that some went to war to prove their manhood. This has been, and continues to be, a key dynamic in understanding combat and the profession of arms. Soldiers join for many reasons but often stay in the fight because of their comrades and because they do not want to seem like cowards. Sometimes issues of national impact shrink to nothing in the intensely personal world of cannon shell and minié ball.

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