SE 5a vs Albatros D V: Western Front 1917-18 by Jon Guttman

SE 5a vs Albatros D V: Western Front 1917-18 by Jon Guttman
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Overview: Amid the ongoing quest for aerial superiority during World War I, the late spring of 1917 saw two competing attempts to refine proven designs. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE 5a incorporated improvements to the original SE 5 airframe along with 50 more horsepower to produce a fast, reliable ace-maker. The Albatros D V, a development of the deadly D III of ‘Bloody April’, proved to be more disappointing. Nevertheless, Albatrosen remained the Germans’ most common fighters available when the Germans launched their final offensive on 21 March 1918. Despite its shortcomings, German tactics and skill made the Albatros D V a dangerous foe that SE 5a pilots dismissed at their peril. This title tells the story of the design and development of these two fighters and concludes with their dramatic fights in the last year of World War I.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Share the Wealth: Huey Long vs Wall Street edited by M.C. Piper

Share the Wealth: Huey Long vs Wall Street edited by Michael Collins Piper
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Overview: A panoramic overview of the life and times of the legendary Louisiana populist Huey P. Long. If America had listened to Long, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today. During the 1930s, the big loud voice of Louisiana Governor (and later, United States Senator) Huey P. Long spoke out against the plutocrats of Wall Street and on behalf of America’s farmers, laborers, small businessmen and the hard-working middle class. He posed a no-holds-barred threat to the rampant predators of the Federal Reserve Money Monopoly and if he had not been gunned down in September 1935, it’s certain that Huey would have played a part in expelling FDR from the presidency. Here’s Huey’s story as told in his own inspirational words-and the words of those who knew him best, both friend and foe alike. (Published 2010, 101 pages)
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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US Soldier vs Afrikakorps Soldier: Tunisia by David Campbell

US Soldier versus Afrikakorps Soldier: Tunisia 1943 (Osprey Combat 38) by David Campbell
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Overview: Operation Torch, launched on 8 November 1942, landed Anglo-American forces in Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria to create a second front against the Axis forces in North Africa, catching Rommel’s German and Italian forces in the claws of a giant pincer.
The US Army was powerfully well armoured and equipped, but fresh to war, and it showed. Organization suffered from a surfeit of peacetime theories and training was insufficient and ill-applied. Despite such failings the US GIs and their commanders learned very quickly, adapting to German tactics and the realities of mechanized warfare. The Axis forces in North Africa were seasoned by years of fighting against increasingly powerful British and Commonwealth forces, and were led by one of the Reich’s most capable generals. The German doctrine of mechanized warfare had proved itself time and again, but ever-growing logistical and supply problems were blunting its effectiveness.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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