Download E-books Three Soldiers (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By John Dos Passos

This grimly practical depiction of military lifestyles follows a trio of idealists as they take care of the regimentation, violence, and tedium of army carrier. Incited earlier the purpose of persistence, the warriors reply with rancor and murderous rage. This robust exploration of warfare's dehumanizing results continues to be chillingly modern.

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Download E-books Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron PDF

By Kim Newman

Praise for Anno Dracula:

"Kim Newman's Anno Dracula is again in print, and we needs to rejoice. It was once the 1st mash-up of literature, background and vampires, and now, in an international within which vampires are in all places, it really is nonetheless the easiest, and its chunk is simply as sharp. obligatory interpreting, remark, and mindgame: glorious." - Neil Gaiman

"Politics, horror, and romance are woven jointly during this brilliantly imagined and learned novel. Newman's prose is a pride, his cognizance to aspect is spellbinding." - Time Out

“Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it secure to like them, simply because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that almost all people stay with them… Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead.” - New York Times

Anno Dracula will go away you breathless... the most inventive novels of the year.” - Seattle Times

“Powerful... compelling entertainment... a fiendishly shrewdpermanent dinner party of darkish treats.” - San Francisco Chronicle

'A ripping yarn, an experience romp of the easiest blood, and a delightful… learn' - Washington publish publication World

"The such a lot complete, terrific, dazzlingly audacious vampire novel up to now. 'Ultimate' turns out an apt description... Anno Dracula is instantly playful, bad, clever, and revelatory." - Locus 

"A great marriage of political satire, melodramatic intrigue, gothic horror, and substitute heritage. to not be missed." - The Independent 

"Once you begin analyzing this Victorian-era mystery, you won't be satiated until eventually you achieve the end." - Ain't It Cool

"Anno Dracula is the shrewdpermanent, hip 12 months 0 of the vampire genre's ongoing revolution." - Paul McAuley

"Kim Newman brings Dracula again domestic within the granddaddy of all vampire adventures. Anno Dracula could not be extra enjoyable if Bram Stoker had scripted it for Hammer. it is a superbly built Gothic epic that knocks virtually any other vampire novel out for the count." - Christopher Fowler   

 "The best tackle the Dracula story... thus far. Recommending this one to all those who love Dracula and historic fiction!" - RexRobotReviews 


it truly is 1918 and Graf von Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies ofGermany and Austria-Hungary. The struggle of the nice Powers in Europeis additionally a struggle among the residing and the undead. stuck up within the conflict, Charles Beauregard, an previous enemy of Dracula, his protegé Edwin Winthrop,and intrepid vampire reporter Kate Reed move head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying laptop that's the Bloody pink Baron... In the brand-new novella Vampire Romance, Geneviève Dieudonné,newly back to England, infiltrates a unique vampire accumulating in the service of the Diogenes Club.

A brand-new version, with extra novella, of the seriously acclaimed, bestselling sequel to Anno Dracula. Written via renowned novelist and film critic Kim Newman, The Bloody crimson Baron takes the tale into the 20th century. 


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Download E-books "Young Citizen Old Soldier". From boyhood in Antrim to Hell on the Somme: The Journal of Rifleman James McRoberts, 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, January 1915-April 1917 PDF

By David Truesdale

For nearly forty three years 3 institution notebooks lay in obscurity within the County Armagh domestic of sixty two-year previous James McRoberts. The heavily crammed pages recorded simply over years in his lifestyles in uniform as he performed his half in what used to be then often called the good battle. through the domestic Rule hindrance of 1914, among the in Ireland's background, James McRoberts, like many different males, joined the younger Citizen Volunteers, a company that finally turned the 14th Royal Irish Rifles, a battalion of the thirty sixth (Ulster) department. those notebooks, written on the time and with footnotes additional a few 40 years later, list his military provider among eight January 1915 and three April 1917. They inform, with amazing immediacy, of his time at Randalstown, County Antrim and the stream to Seaford in East Sussex. From right here, after extra education, James moved together with his Battalion to the trenches of the Western entrance. Written with a level of humor and a few aspect his tale covers the mundane regimen of camp lifestyles, activity at the back of the traces, the horrors of enemy shelling, the deaths of excellent neighbors and the momentous occasions of one July 1916 at the Somme, while his unit used to be within the thick of the motion. On 1 November 1917, whereas performing as a scout for an evening patrol at Messines Ridge, James used to be heavily wounded and evacuated to health facility - for him the warfare was once over. however, he endured to list what was once taking place round him either with humour and intimately. Classed as eighty% disabled, he used to be ultimately discharged and back domestic to get pleasure from a postwar profession as a surveyor in County Armagh. this can be a impressive memoir that's, by way of turns, vigorous, candid, funny, poignant, and especially a window into the area of an Ulsterman who came across himself either witness and player to a sequence of exceptional occasions. His descriptions of military lifestyles, either day-by-day regimen and the inferno at the Somme in July 1916, upload drastically to our wisdom of this such a lot climactic interval of historical past. David Truesdale opted for early retirement in 1998 and because then has written for motion pictures and tv and produced battlefield courses on behalf of the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum - "The First Eagle: the 87th Foot on the conflict of Barrosa" and "Regulars via God! The 89th Foot on the conflict of Lundy's Lane". he's the writer of "Brotherhood of the Cauldron: Irishmen within the 1st Airborne department at Arnhem", "Angels and Heroes, the tale of a laptop gunner with the Royal Irish Fusiliers August 1914 to April 1915" (with Amanda Moreno), "Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross" (with Richard Doherty), "Leading how one can Arnhem, a background of the twenty first self reliant Parachute Company" (with Peter Gijbels), "Arnhem Their ultimate conflict, the eleventh Parachute Battalion 1943/44" (with Gerrit Pijpers). With David Orr he has written "The Rifles are There: 1st & 2d Battalions The Royal Ulster Rifles within the moment global War" and "A New Battlefield; The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea". they're at the moment in collaboration on a historical past of the Ulster Volunteer strength and thirty sixth Ulster department, 1913-1919. For leisure he paints in watercolours following the Kelly tuition of innovation, photos flora and fauna, listens to sturdy song, beverages pink wine and reveals that Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) and his Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Op.9, No2, has been an thought in the course of tough occasions in any manuscript.

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Download E-books U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy (New Vanguard) PDF

As used to be the case in international conflict II, one of many maximum threats to Britain in the course of international battle i used to be the German U-boat threat. This publication strains the improvement of the U-boat chance from the Brandtaucher, designed via Wilhelm Bauer, the daddy of the German submarine arm, in 1850, via to the commissioning of Germany's first U-boat to enter provider, the U-1, in 1906. It then covers the most sorts of global conflict I U-boat, detailing the operational background of the U-boat carrier intensive, with a selected specialize in the campaigns within the Atlantic and Mediterranean, in addition to the gradual building up of anti-submarine measures through the allies.

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Download E-books Wilhelm II: Into the Abyss of War and Exile, 1900-1941 PDF

By John C. G. Röhl

This ultimate quantity of John C. G. Röhl's acclaimed biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II finds the Kaiser's imperative function within the origins of the 1st international conflict. The ebook examines Wilhelm's half within the Boer struggle, the Russo-Japanese battle, the naval hands race with Britain and Germany's contention with the us in addition to within the crises over Morocco, Bosnia and Agadir. It additionally sheds new gentle at the public scandals which observed his reign from the allegations of homosexuality made opposed to his intimate pals to the day-by-day Telegraph affair. notably, John Röhl scrutinises the mounting stress among Germany and Britain and the expanding strain the Kaiser exerted on his Austro-Hungarian best friend from 1912 onwards to solve the Serbian challenge. Following Germany's defeat and Wilhelm's enforced abdication, he charts the Kaiser's sour event of exile in Holland and his annoyed hopes that Hitler might fix him to the throne.

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Download E-books An ANZAC on the Western Front: The Personal Reflections of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918 PDF

By H.R. Williams

"The ordeal of the evening used to be evidently seen on all faces, ghastly white exhibiting via mask of grim and dried sweat, eyes glassy, sticking out, and entire of horror visible in simple terms upon males who've lived via a heavy bombardment." So wrote Harold Roy Williams of his time within the conflict of Fromelles in July 1916.Having enlisted in 1915 and serving within the 56th Battalion Australian Imperial strength, Williams had simply arrived in France, from Egypt, on 30 June 1916. He describes the horrors of the Fromelles battlefield in surprising readability and the stipulations the troops needed to undergo are published in traumatic detail.Surviving a later fuel assault, Harold Williams' next postings learn like a journey of the Western entrance. Following the Sommethere used to be the dust and squalor of the road south of Ypres, the German Spring Offensive of 1918, the conflict of Amiens - often defined because the such a lot decisive conflict opposed to the Germans in France and Flanders - the seize of Villers-Bretonneux and, eventually, the attack on Peronne.Injured at Peronne and invalided again to the uk, Williams survived the battle to come back to Australia in 1919. An Anzacon the Western entrance is his photograph description of his carrier within the First global conflict - an account that used to be defined as "the most sensible soldier's tale ...yet learn in Australia" while it used to be first released.

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Download E-books Sopwith Triplane Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) PDF

By Norman Franks

The muse in the back of the enduring Fokker Dr I, Sopwith's Triplane was once equipped as a substitute for the company's highly profitable, and masses enjoyed, doggy. due to its significant wing quarter, the innovative Triplane boasted an unrivaled price of climb and tremendously more suitable manoeuvrability. certainly, while the kind made its wrestle debut in past due 1916, the Triplane may simply out-fight the other plane operated through each side. Used completely via the Royal Naval Air provider and the French military, theTriplane had a miles higher impression at the aerial warfare over the Western entrance than its meagre construction numbers rather deserved. Pilots akin to Ray Collishaw, Bob Little and Roderic Dallas all loved luck within the bloody fight for aerial supremacy over the Western entrance in 1917. the 1st quantity in print committed completely to Triplane aces, this e-book contains various first-hand debts, precise appendices, greater than ninety infrequent photos and over forty all-new color profiles and planforms.

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Download E-books Wide Is The Gate (Lanny Budd, Book 4) PDF

By Upton Sinclair

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Wide is the Gate, written in 1943, is the fourth of the epic 11 half vintage Lanny Budd sequence written by means of Upton Sinclair. huge is the Gate the 1943 Pulitzer Prize profitable Dragon's enamel.

This ebook covers the interval of 1934-1937 and introduces Lanny as a mystery double agent combating the Nazi's as a supporter of the resistance stream in Germany. Lanny resides basically in England along with his spouse of just about 5 years, Irma Barnes, the 23 million buck heiress. Irma doesn't proportion Lanny's "red" view of the realm. Lanny's is conflicted always in his middle and soul for the employees and social justice. Lanny makes an attempt to decide to Irma to "behave" himself and lead a standard aristocratic existence. yet ideal he's dedicated to finishing Nazism, Fascism and the over throw of the democratically elected Spanish govt. Irma believes she is entitled to dwell within the type of the aristocrats of Europe, she having inherited 23 million funds from her past due father, J. Paramount Barnes. She cares under no circumstances for whatever Lanny believes in. Lanny is woke up on the finish of Dragon's tooth to the oncoming hazards of the Nazi's. He sees the armament build-up and the militarism development within the place of origin. Goring isn't to be depended on. yet either English and French leaders fail to acknowledge the menacing hazard of the hot Germany. prime flesh presser think the specter of the Bolsheviks and the purple threat poses a better possibility to eu balance, aka, the ruling sessions, than do the Nazi's in Germany, and the Fascist in Italy and Spain.

Lanny contains himself in a double agent function through supporting a brand new pal, one that should be us in the course of the closing books, Monck. Monck is a German socialist who's a part of the underground and works with the resistance flow to alert the German humans to the terrors of the Nazi's. Lanny is helping a pal and colleague of the past due Fredi Robin, Trudi, in which he meets Monck. Many adventures and risks current themselves as Lanny travels again into Germany as an artwork professional, ultimately dealing at once and on a friendship foundation with Hermann Goring. He makes use of the proceeds of the confiscated paintings masterpieces stolen by means of Goring from Johannes Robin to aid finance and help the underground flow from contained in the middle of Naziland.

Lanny and Irma even have an eventful night with Hitler, whereas hiding a hunted resistance employee of their vehicle whereas traveling Hitler's Berghof property. Robbie Budd, Lanny's father, has conceived the subsequent nice business development on a grand scale, the plane. Having misplaced Budd Gunmakers to the Wall road tycoons, Robbie units out to boost the mass construction of airplanes. He bargains first to England, after which to France, the chance to construct their air forces as safeguard in case of one other armed clash, yet dealing with the intransigence of either nations politicians, he subsequent deals his new excessive velocity and in all likelihood lethal product to Goring and so they hence develop into shut enterprise affiliates. This alliance among Robbie and Goring bargains Lanny conceal for his duplicitous actions opposed to the Nazi's. As alluded to on the finish of Dragon's enamel, Lan

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Download E-books Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed PDF

By John F. Ross

The sensational actual tale of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's maximum flying ace

At the flip of the 20th century new technologies―the motor vehicle and airplane―took the nation's mind's eye by means of typhoon as they burst, like comets, into American lifestyles. The courageous souls that leaped into those risky gadgets and driven them to unexplored extremes turned new American heroes: the race automobile driving force and the flying ace.

No person did extra to create and accentuate those uncooked new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied loss of life again and again with such braveness and pluck new release of american citizens got here to understand his face greater than the president's. The son of terrible, German-speaking Swiss immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker overcame the threat of his father's violent loss of life, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German secret agent, to turn into the yankee army ace of aces in global conflict I and a Medal of Honor recipient. He and his high-spirited, all-too-short-lived pilot comrades, created a brand new form of aviation battle, as they driven their machines to the sting of destruction―and frequently over it―without parachutes, radios, or radar.

Enduring Courage is the electrifying tale of the start of America's love affair with speed―and how one guy in particular the remaining confirmed a country the best way ahead. No easy daredevil, he was once an innovator at the racetrack, a talented aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founding father of japanese Air strains. many years after his heroics opposed to the pink Baron's Flying Circus, he back confirmed a war-weary state what it took to outlive opposed to approximately insurmountable odds while he and 7 others continued a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift with no meals or water within the Pacific in the course of international battle II.

For the 1st time, Enduring Courage peels again the layers of hero to bare the fellow himself. With impeccable study and a gripping narrative, John F. Ross tells the unforgettable tale of a guy who driven the bounds of velocity, patience and braveness and emerged as an American legend.

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