Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC by way of Terence Wise

Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC by way of Terence Wise, Richard Hook(Men-at-Arms #121)
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Overview: The epic battle between Rome and Carthage stays one of the crucial compelling tales of army historical past. The wars incorporated such mythical occasions because the crossing of the Alps by way of Hannibal, and the Battle of Cannae. Terence Wise’s tremendous textual content main points the armies of all sides of the wars, together with the various other allied troops hired by way of the Carthaginians; Numidians, Celts, Spanish and others who helped make the military one of the crucial vibrant and cosmopolitan of its day. The textual content is accompanied by way of a lot of illustrations and pictures, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Richard Hook. Scaned model
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Proxy Wars by Eli Berman

Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents by Eli Berman (Editor), David A. Lake (Editor)
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.83 MB | Version: Retail
Overview: The most common image of world politics involves states negotiating, cooperating, or sometimes fighting with one another; billiard balls in motion on a global pool table. Yet working through local proxies or agents, through what Eli Berman and David A. Lake call a strategy of "indirect control," has always been a central tool of foreign policy. Understanding how countries motivate local allies to act in sometimes costly ways, and when and how that strategy succeeds, is essential to effective foreign policy in today’s world. In this splendid collection, Berman and Lake apply a variant of principal-agent theory in which the alignment of interests or objectives between a powerful state and a local proxy is central. Through analysis of nine detailed cases, Proxy Wars finds that: when principals use rewards and punishments tailored to the agent’s domestic politics, proxies typically comply with their wishes; when the threat to the principal or the costs to the agent increase, the principal responds with higher-powered incentives and the proxy responds with greater effort; if interests diverge too much, the principal must either take direct action or admit that indirect control is unworkable. Covering events from Denmark under the Nazis to the Korean War to contemporary Afghanistan, and much in between, the chapters in Proxy Wars engage many disciplines and will suit classes taught in political science, economics, international relations, security studies, and much more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > National & International Security, Specific Topics in Politics & Government, Military History

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The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281 BC V2 by Bob Bennett

The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281 BC, Volume 2: Armies, Tactics and Battles by Bob Bennett, Mike Roberts
Requirements: .PDF reader, 61.2 MB
Overview: When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied to the strongest . There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these vast territories. Most of these Diadochi, or successors, were consummate professionals who had learnt their trade under Alexander and, in some cases, his father Philip. This second volume studies how they applied that experience and further developed the art of war in a further four decades of warfare. This is a period rich in fascinating tactical developments. The all-conquering Macedonian war machine developed by Philip and Alexander was adapted in various ways (such as the addition of war elephants) by the different successors according to their resources. Siege and naval warfare is also included."
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Small Wars and their Influence by William Urban

Small Wars and their Influence on Nation States: 1500 to the Present by William Urban
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB
Overview: After 1500, European warfare was repeatedly revolutionized by new weapons, new methods for supplying armies in the field, improved fortifications and new tactics for taking fortifications. This allowed empires to grow, with, for example, the Ottomans expanding into the Middle East and Africa, Britain dominating India, and Russia conquering the steppe.

The dynamics of resistance to this expansion were remarkably similar to what we see today in ISIS, Afghan and Pakistani Talibans, and various jihadist groups that are more tribal than Islamist. The driving force behind these organizations may be tribal resentment of the modern world undermining long-established traditions and beliefs. Religion – or their interpretation of Islam – is merely a glue that holds the rebels together.

Such resistance continues to be met by world powers who misunderstand the motives of the people that take up arms against them, and we should understand that ours is not the first generation to deal with this problem, and ours will probably not be the last. However, there are some methods that work better than others. The failures and successes of the past can help us now and in the future.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Small Wars & their Influence on Nation States by William Urban

Small Wars and their Influence on Nation States: 1500 to the Present by William Urban
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: After 1500, European warfare was repeatedly revolutionized by new weapons, new methods for supplying armies in the field, improved fortifications and new tactics for taking fortifications. This allowed empires to grow, with, for example, the Ottomans expanding into the Middle East and Africa, Britain dominating India, and Russia conquering the steppe.

The dynamics of resistance to this expansion were remarkably similar to what we see today in ISIS, Afghan and Pakistani Talibans, and various jihadist groups that are more tribal than Islamist. The driving force behind these organizations may be tribal resentment of the modern world undermining long-established traditions and beliefs. Religion – or their interpretation of Islam – is merely a glue that holds the rebels together.

Such resistance continues to be met by world powers who misunderstand the motives of the people that take up arms against them, and we should understand that ours is not the first generation to deal with this problem, and ours will probably not be the last. However, there are some methods that work better than others. The failures and successes of the past can help us now and in the future.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Star Wars Join the Resistance by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (.M4B)

The Star Wars Join the Resistance Books 1-3 by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Bradford Hastings (Narrator)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 326mb
Overview: If being a hero were easy, everybody would be one.

Mattis Banz knows that he’s meant to be a hero of the galaxy like the legendary Luke Skywalker, and when General Leia Organa’s Resistance recruits him to join its efforts against the evil First Order, he finally has a chance to fulfill his destiny. But the rest of his squadron doesn’t seem very promising. Sure, there’s the Zeltron girl Lorica, famous for her exploits foiling evil smugglers, but there’s also the swamp boy named Dec, who seems to enjoy causing trouble; Dec’s “brother”, a droid who thinks he’s a pilot; Sari, whose imposing size contradicts her sweet nature; and Jo, the stuffy group leader with secrets. How is Mattis supposed to be the next Poe Dameron when he and his squad mates spend more time in trouble than flying X-wings? The team will have to learn how to work together when the going gets tough, or they won’t be going anywhere..

Sometimes the hero you want to be isn’t the hero you need to be.

From the moment they landed on the swampy planet Vodran, J-Squadron’s mission for Admiral Ackbar has been a disaster-and now Mattis, Lorica, AG-90, and Jo have been captured by the First Order! Can things get any worse? Of course they can: Jo immediately turns traitor and abandons his Resistance squad mates, and AG is taken away to be reprogrammed as a villainous First Order droid. Forced to rely on each other, can the squabbling Mattis and Lorica work together to escape before they are forced to give up Resistance secrets? Meanwhile, Dec and Sari land on a mysterious moon and encounter unexpected inhabitants: a group of outspoken droids and the infamous Harra the Hutt. Harra might be able to help Dec and Sari save their friends, but bargaining with a Hutt rarely goes as planned. These wannabe Resistance heroes will need quick thinking and even quicker moves if they are going to survive!

If you want to be a hero.try being a friend first.

J-Squadron would be flying away from a First Order ship, not toward one. But this ship has their friend and squad mate Jo Jerjerrod aboard as a prisoner, and J-Squadron won’t stop until Jo is safely back with the Resistance. Their pursuit takes them to Starkiller Base, a planet that has been turned into a headquarters for the First Order – and a weapon capable of destroying entire star systems. Mattis and his friends need to rescue Jo and get off-planet as fast as they can so they can warn the Resistance about the secret base.but will they be able to stop squabbling among themselves? If there was ever a time for the members of J-Squadron to step up and become heroes, this is it!
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Sci-Fi

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Dictionary of Wars by George C. Kohn

Dictionary of Wars by George C. Kohn
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Overview: "Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition" contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated and expanded, this volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout the world. This edition contains new and updated entries, new illustrations, and new front and back matter. Facts are presented in a lively and engaging manner, and the scope of the book is truly impressive. Approximately 1,850 entries are extensively cross-referenced to help readers find the information they want. This book deals exclusively and concisely with military information, often specifying political, social, economic, and cultural influences on military operations. New coverage includes: Battle of Granicus; Chechen Civil War of 1999-2002; Cote d’Ivoire Civil War of 2002; Fijian Rebellion of 2000; Guinea-Bissauan Civil War of 1998-99; Haitian Uprising of 2000; Indonesian War in Aceh; Macedonian Civil War of 2001; Nepalese Insurgency of 1996; Nigerian Uprisings of 1999; Palestinian Uprising of 2000; Solomon Islands Insurrection of 1999-2003; U.S. invasion of Afghanistan; U.S. invasion of Iraq; and Uzbekistan Uprising of 2005.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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