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Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

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By Lytton Strachey

From bankruptcy I.: "On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, merely baby of the Prince Regent, and inheritor to the crown of britain. Her brief existence had rarely been a contented one. by way of nature impulsive, capricious, and vehement, she had constantly longed for liberty; and he or she had by no means possessed it. She have been mentioned between violent relatives quarrels, were early separated from her disreputable and whimsical mom, and passed over to the care of her disreputable and egocentric father. while she was once seventeen, he made up our minds to marry her off to the Prince of Orange; she, at first, acquiesced; yet, unexpectedly falling in love with Prince Augustus of Prussia, she made up our minds to damage off the engagement. This was once now not her past love affair, for she had formerly carried on a clandestine correspondence with a Captain Hess. Prince Augustus used to be already married, morganatically, yet she did no longer are aware of it, and he didn't inform her. whereas she was once spinning out the negotiations with the Prince of Orange, the allied sovereign--it used to be June, 1814--arrived in London to rejoice their victory. between them, within the suite of the Emperor of Russia, was once the younger and good-looking Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. He made a number of makes an attempt to draw the attention of the Princess, yet she, with her center in other places, paid little or no cognizance. subsequent month the Prince Regent, gaining knowledge of that his daughter was once having mystery conferences with Prince Augustus, without notice seemed upon the scene and, after disregarding her family, sentenced her to a strict seclusion in Windsor Park. "God Almighty supply me patience!" she exclaimed, falling on her knees in an ache of agitation: then she jumped up, ran down the backstairs and out into the road, hailed a passing cab, and drove to her mother's condo in Bayswater. She was once stumbled on, pursued, and at size, yielding to the persuasions of her uncles, the Dukes of York and Sussex, of Brougham, and of the Bishop of Salisbury, she lower back to Carlton residence at o'clock within the morning. She was once immured at Windsor, yet not more used to be heard of the Prince of Orange. Prince Augustus, too, disappeared. the way in which used to be finally open to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. This Prince was once smart sufficient to get around the Regent, to provoke the Ministers, and to make acquaintances with one other of the Princess's uncles, the Duke of Kent. throughout the Duke he was once in a position to speak privately with the Princess, who now declared that he was once essential to her happiness. while, after Waterloo, he used to be in Paris, the Duke's aide-de-camp carried letters backwards and forwards around the Channel. In January 1816 he used to be invited to England, and in may possibly the wedding happened. "

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Luftwaffe Bomber Aces/Men, Machines, Methods by Mike Spick

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By Mike Spick

В этой книге нет цветных иллюстраций, мало фотографий, но очень подробно описаны приемы захода на цель и бомбометания, в строю и одиночными машинами, тактика действий на разных ТВД и по различным целям (множество схем). В общем, весьма ценный материал для военных историков...

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The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman by Warren F. Kimball

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By Warren F. Kimball

The following Warren Kimball explores Roosevelt's imaginative and prescient of the postwar international through laying out the character and improvement of FDR's "war aims"--his long-range political targets. because the face of jap Europe and the realm alterations earlier than our eyes, Roosevelt's objectives, brushed aside in the course of the chilly battle as impractical, appear much less unrealistic this present day.

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Chuck Hagel: moving forward by Charlyne Berens

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By Charlyne Berens

In overdue August 2004 the Republicans have been celebrating the nomination of incumbent George W. Bush for one more time period as president of the U.S.. in the middle of the festivities, Chuck Hagel, a senator from Nebraska, was once telling journalists that the Republican celebration had “come free of its moorings.” This was once a daring place for somebody pointed out through the hot York instances, l. a. occasions, and Boston Globe as a potential 2008 presidential candidate, however it used to be now not astonishing coming from a Republican senator who had additionally lately remarked that the career of Iraq was once poorly deliberate and that it had inspired the unfold of terror cells through the international. who's Chuck Hagel, what's his tale, and is he a real participant at the nationwide political level? Charlyne Berens units out to reply to those questions in her shut and cautious examine some of the most attention-grabbing and autonomous figures at the present American political scene. Having survived a travel of accountability in Vietnam and having made a fortune as a pioneer within the mobile phone undefined, Chuck Hagel possible got here out of nowhere to overcome a well-liked sitting governor in a race for the U.S. Senate in 1996. Berens charts Hagel’s fast upward push to nationwide reputation and effect and examines the historical past that has led Hagel to an outspoken internationalism that regularly places him at odds along with his personal occasion and president. This advanced, plain-spoken Nebraskan might be on his approach to the White condo. Charlyne Berens explains why and the way.

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By His Own Rules : The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate by Bradley Graham

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By Bradley Graham

As soon as thought of probably the greatest and brightest of his iteration, Donald Rumsfeld was once awfully ready via profitable careers in politics and enterprise to imagine the Pentagon’s best activity in 2001. but six years later, he left workplace because the such a lot debatable safeguard Secretary when you consider that Robert McNamara, broadly criticized for his administration of the Iraq conflict and for his tough relationships with Congress, management colleagues, and armed forces officials. was once he quite the conceited, errant, over-controlling Pentagon chief often portrayed—or as his supporters contend, a super, hard-charging visionary stuck in a whirl of polarized Washington politics, dysfunctional federal paperwork, and undesirable luck?Bradley Graham, an established Washington publish reporter who heavily coated Rumsfeld’s hard tenure on the Pentagon, deals an insightful biography of a fancy character. within the culture of Karen DeYoung’s Soldier and Bart Gellman’s Angler, via His personal principles is a layered and revealing portrait of a guy whose influence on U.S. nationwide safety affairs will lengthy outlive him.

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The Second World War (I) The Pacific by David Horner

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By David Horner

The conflict within the Pacific all started with the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and ended with the atomic bombs on Hirsoshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, which resulted in the hand over in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. It used to be a warfare of serious naval battles, akin to these within the Coral Sea, at Medway, and at Leyte and of grim jungle battles, at Guadalcanal, New Guinea and Burma. This booklet explores the numerous elements of this complex clash, which reshaped the face of Asia and splintered endlessly eu invincibility as a colonial strength.

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History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott

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By Jacob Abbott

This can be a pre-1923 old copy that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage was once carried out on every one of those books in an try to eliminate books with imperfections brought by means of the digitization procedure. even though we've made most sensible efforts - the books could have occasional error that don't hamper the analyzing event. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to carry the ebook again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of revealed works around the world.

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