Book The Last Centurion

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  • Author : John Ringo
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release : 2008-08-01
  • ISBN : 1618246844
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read The Last Centurion PDF, written by John Ringo and published by Baen Publishing Enterprises. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Centurions were the guardians of Rome. At the height of the Roman Republic there were over five thousand qualified Roman Centurions in the Legions. To be a Centurion required that, in a mostly illiterate society, one be able to read and write clearly, to be able to convey and create orders, to be capable of not only performing every skill of a Roman soldier but teach every skill of a Roman soldier. Becoming a Centurion required intense physical ability, courage beyond the norm, years of sacrifice and a total devotion to the philosophy which was Rome. When Rome fell to barbarian invaders, there were less than five hundred qualified Centurions. Not because Rome had fewer people but because it had fewer willing to make the sacrifices. And the last Centurions left their shields in the heather and took a barbarian bride . . . We are . . . The Last Centurions. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Book The Last Thoughts of a Naval Officer  on the Unlawfulness of War  In a Letter to His Late Majesty  George the Fourth  and a Series of Letters to     the Archbishop of Canterbury

Download or read The Last Thoughts of a Naval Officer on the Unlawfulness of War In a Letter to His Late Majesty George the Fourth and a Series of Letters to the Archbishop of Canterbury PDF, written by Thomas Thrush and published by . This book was released on 1841 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Last Centurion

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  • Author : John Ringo
  • Publisher : Baen
  • Release : 2009-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781439132913
  • Pages : 608 pages

Download or read The Last Centurion PDF, written by John Ringo and published by Baen. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the second decade of the twenty-first century the world is struck by two catastrophes, a new mini-ice age and, nearly simultaneously, a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as “Bandit Six” an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland—despite the best efforts of politicians both elected and military. The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own. Written “blog-style,” it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming not to mention all three at once.

Book British Battle Tanks

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  • Author : Simon Dunstan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-01-23
  • ISBN : 1472833341
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read British Battle Tanks PDF, written by Simon Dunstan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-01-23 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, the last in a four-part series on British Battle Tanks covering the whole history of British armoured warfare, concentrates on those vehicles that have served following the end of World War II up to the present day. Starting with the Centurion, the title explores those types that equipped the armoured divisions lined up on the German plains to resist any potential Soviet offensive, as well as in Korea and Suez, including the Chieftain and Conqueror, and modern tanks such as the Challenger 2 which are still in service today. Covering the many variants of these and other tanks in British service as well as their deployments around the world, including in Afghanistan and Iraq, this illustrated volume is a comprehensive guide to the development of British tanks since the Second World War.

Book To The Last Round

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  • Author : Andrew Salmon
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release : 2010-04-25
  • ISBN : 1845138317
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read To The Last Round PDF, written by Andrew Salmon and published by Aurum. This book was released on 2010-04-25 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW PAPERBACK EDITION ‘Salmon’s vivid use of recollections and dramatic quotes brings alive an unjustly forgotten conflict’ Time Out With even World War II now just on the edges of living memory, and with British forces now engaged in a lengthy, brutal and attritional old-fashioned war in Afghanistan, historical attention is starting to turn to the Korean War of the early 1950s. And remarkably, the most notorious and celebrated battle in that conflict, from a British point of view, has never previously been written about at length. Andrew Salmon’s book, which has garnered excellent reviews and sold out two hardback printings already, has filled that gap. This is the story of the Battle of the Imjin River, when the British 29th Infantry Brigade, and above all the “Glorious Glosters” of the Gloster Regiment, fought an epic last stand against the largest communist offensive of the war. It lasted three days, of bitter hand-to-hand combat. By the end of it one battalion of the Glosters – some 750 men – had been reduced to just 50 survivors. Andrew Salmon’s definitive history, which gained excellent reviews in hardback and sold very steadily, is very much in the Antony Beevor mould: accessible, pacy, narrative, and painting a moving and exciting picture through the extensive use of eyewitness accounts of veterans, of whom he has tracked down and interviewed dozens. Andrew Salmon is a Seoul-based journalist who writes for The Times, The Washington Times, and Forbes magazine. He first became fascinated by the battle in 2001 when he met British veterans returning to the Imjin River to mark the 50th anniversary.

Book The Art of War and the Prince

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  • Author : Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-02-18
  • ISBN : 162558640X
  • Pages : 212 pages

Download or read The Art of War and the Prince PDF, written by Niccolo Machiavelli and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-02-18 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected here in one omnibus edition are Niccolò Machiavelli's most import works, The Art of War and The Prince. It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with The Prince, when he asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had lead to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process. If you want to understand modern politics you must read this book. Machiavelli considered The Art of War his greatest achievement. Here you will learn how to recruit, train, motivate, and discipline an army. You will learn the difference between strategy and tactics. Machiavelli does a masterful job of breaking down and analyzing historic battles. This book of military knowledge belongs alongside Sun-Tzu and Clausewitz on every book shelf.

Book The Art of War   Two Perspectives

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  • Author : Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-04-29
  • ISBN : 1627931449
  • Pages : 191 pages

Download or read The Art of War Two Perspectives PDF, written by Niccolo Machiavelli and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-04-29 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sun-Tzu's Art of War is Perhaps the most important book ever written about warfare. It can be used and adapted in every facet of your life. This book explains when and how to go to war, as well as when not to. The wisdom of the ages is distilled here, and no one has ever written a book about war that has become more important or replaced or topped the knowledge in this book. Niccolo Machiavelli considered his Art of War to be his greatest achievement. Here you will learn how to recruit, train, motivate, and discipline an army. You will learn the difference between strategy and tactics. Machiavelli does a masterful job of breaking down and analyzing historic battles. These two books of military knowledge belong side by side on every book shelf, and now you can have them in one volume as East meets West.

Book The Complete Art of War

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  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-04-29
  • ISBN : 1627931503
  • Pages : 667 pages

Download or read The Complete Art of War PDF, written by Sun Tzu and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-04-29 with total page 667 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected here in this 4-in-1 omnibus are the most important books ever written on the art of war. The Art of War By Sun Tzu translated and commented on by Lionel Giles, On War by Carl von Clausewitz, The Art of War by Niccolò Machiavelli, and The Art of War by Baron De Jomini. These four books will give you as complete a view on the art of war as you can attain. This is the most important book ever written about warfare and conflict. Lionel Giles' translation is the definitive edition and his commentary is indispensable. The Art of War can be used and adapted in every facet of your life. This book explains when and how to go to war, as well as when not to. Learn how to win any conflict whether it be on the battlefield or in the boardroom. Although Carl von Clausewitz participated in many military campaigns, he was primarily a military theorist interested in the examination of war. On War is the West's premier work on the philosophy of war. Other soldiers before him had written treatises on various military subjects, but none undertook a great philosophical examination of war on the scale of Clausewitz's. On War is considered to be the first modern book of military strategy. This is due mainly to Clausewitz' integration of political, social, and economic issues as some of the most important factors in deciding the outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important treatises on strategy ever written, and continues to be required reading at many military academies. Niccolo Machiavelli considered this book his greatest achievement. Here you will learn how to recruit, train, motivate, and discipline an army. You will learn the difference between strategy and tactics. Machiavelli does a masterful job of breaking down and analyzing historic battles. This book of military knowledge belongs alongside Sun-Tzu and Clausewitz on every book shelf. Antoine-Henri Jomini was the most celebrated writer on the Napoleonic art of war. Jomini was present at most of the most important battles of the Napoleonic Wars. His writing, therefore, is the most authoritative on the subject. "The art of war, as generally considered, consists of five purely military branches,-viz.: Strategy, Grand Tactics, Logistics, Engineering, and Tactics. A sixth and essential branch, hitherto unrecognized, might be termed Diplomacy in its relation to War. Although this branch is more naturally and intimately connected with the profession of a statesman than with that of a soldier, it cannot be denied that, if it be useless to a subordinate general, it is indispensable to every general commanding an army." -Antoine-Henri Jomini

Book Ancient Greece and Rome in Modern Science Fiction

Download or read Ancient Greece and Rome in Modern Science Fiction PDF, written by Ross Clare and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2022-11-24 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ancient Greece and Rome in Modern Science Fiction introduces and analyses the reception of classical antiquity in contemporary science fiction. By using up-to-date methods from classical reception theory, science-fiction analysis and fictional-world studies, the book will help furnish the reader’s understanding of the ways in which the literature, culture, history and mythology of ancient Greece and Rome are appropriated and represented across multiple media platforms in the science-fiction genre today. The book will therefore serve as an entry point into several areas of study: the reception of classics in popular culture, antiquity in modern media, the uses of the ancient world in science-fiction, and broader science-fiction criticism. The chapters – structured by medium – principally offer a roughly chronological overview of that medium and its treatment of ancient history, mythology, literature and culture. An abundance of case studies from literature, film and television and videogames including Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Fallout: New Vegas, the Mass Effect franchise and Assassin’s Creed show how classical antiquity is reused, encountered, re-encountered by creators and consumers of the present – how we bounce off it, and it bounces off us, and how this reciprocation creates new visions of Greece and of Rome.

Book The Roman Soldier

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  • Author : George Ronald Watson
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 1985
  • ISBN : 9780801493126
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read The Roman Soldier PDF, written by George Ronald Watson and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recreates the life and training of the rank-and-file soldier, from enlistment to discharge

Book Distant Voices

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  • Author : Michael Colegrove
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2005-09
  • ISBN : 0595372848
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read Distant Voices PDF, written by Michael Colegrove and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005-09 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distant Voices: Listening to the Leadership Lessons of the Past is an invaluable resource to anyone who is a student of Military History or wants to learn more about the fundamentals of leadership. Mike Colegrove brings over 30 years of experience in higher education and military service to compile and edit the works of some of history's greatest military and political leaders. The Distant Voices series is a real treasure for the serious student of leadership and the art of war. This collection is a worthwhile addition to any library and will retain their value as long as nations engage in conflict. The Distant Voices series covers a diverse field of topics including: Military Planning Strategy Tactics Discipline Motivation Developing vision Power and its effective use Distant Voices: Listening to the Leadership Lessons of the Past is a useful resource for those seeking to understand the fundamentals of good leadership through the writings of those who practiced it.

Book The Prince   The Art of War  2 Unabridged Machiavellian Masterpieces

Download or read The Prince The Art of War 2 Unabridged Machiavellian Masterpieces PDF, written by Niccolò Machiavelli and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2013-07-10 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Prince + The Art of War (2 Unabridged Machiavellian Masterpieces)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This eBook presents 2 Political Masterpieces by Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince & The Art of War. The Prince: Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, written c. 1513, published posthumously 1532. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether the book was a satire. Niccolò Machiavelli asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had lead to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process. The Art of War: written between 1519 and 1520 and published in 1521. It was the only historical or political work printed during Machiavelli's lifetime. Voltaire said, "Machiavelli taught Europe the art of war; it had long been practiced, without being known." Machiavelli considered The Art of War his greatest achievement. This book teaches how to recruit, train, motivate, and discipline an army, shows the difference between strategy and tactics. Machiavelli does a masterful job of breaking down and analyzing historic battles.

Book De Bello Gallico Libri VII

Download or read De Bello Gallico Libri VII PDF, written by Julius Caesar and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Caesar s Gallic War

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  • Author : Julius Caesar
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1895
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 201 pages

Download or read Caesar s Gallic War PDF, written by Julius Caesar and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Gallic War

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  • Author : Julius Caesar
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1895
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 568 pages

Download or read Gallic War PDF, written by Julius Caesar and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Art of War

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  • Author : Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Publisher : LA CASE Books
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Art of War PDF, written by Niccolò Machiavelli and published by LA CASE Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Art of War (Italian: Dell'arte della guerra) is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Lord Fabrizio Colonna (perhaps Machiavelli's persona) at the outset, "To honor and reward virtù, not to have contempt for poverty, to esteem the modes and orders of military discipline, to constrain citizens to love one another, to live without factions, to esteem less the private than the public good." To these ends, Machiavelli notes in his preface, the military is like the roof of a palazzo protecting the contents. Written between 1519 and 1520 and published the following year, it was Machiavelli's only historical or political work printed during his lifetime, though he was appointed official historian of Florence in 1520 and entrusted with minor civil duties.