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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War I

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337296
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (372 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War I PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The spectre of the Great War still haunts us. No other conflict so dramatically illustrates the waste of life, and the slaughter of innocents, as that of 1914-18. And none has so dramatically shaped the modern world: the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, the break-up of Empire, the supremacy of America and World War II all stem from the four years of the 'war to end all wars'. Here is the eye-witness chronicle of that war, from the trenches of Flanders to the staff rooms of the Imperial Germany Army, from T. E. Lawrence in the desert to the 'Red Baron' in the air, from Land Girls in England to German U-boat crews in the Atlantic, it leaves nothing out. And if all the horror of the war fought by the Tommies in the trenches is captured, so too are the machinations of the 'top brass' and politicians.


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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War II

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337302
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (373 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War II PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his account of World War II, historian Jon Lewis has selected 300 first-hand accounts, from Heinz Guderian rolling his panzer tank into Poland to VJ Day in London and New York. More than a eyewitness chronicle, this collection gives the reader an insight into how the repercussions from the war shaped our modern world, and how nothing from geo-politics to rock 'n' roll can really be understood without considering it.


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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War I

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Publisher : Running Press Adult
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ISBN 10 : 0786712880
Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (867 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War I PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Running Press Adult. This book was released on 2003-12-31 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great War haunts the world still. It slaughtered a generation of young men; claimed limbs, wounded souls; drenched battlefields in blood; made sad legends of the Western Front, Gallipoli, and Jutland, and made heroes of poets; farmers, and factory workers. Clerks it made into Tommies, doughboys, or the Hun. And in this new Mammoth volume the voices of such eyewitnesses to history as these are heard again. So are the words of generals, statesmen, and kings. From the trenches in Flanders to the staff rooms of the Imperial German Army, with the Land Girls in England and U-boat crews in the Atlantic, alongside T. E. Lawrence in Arabia's desert and the Red Baron in the air—with a variety of extracts from letters, speeches, memoirs, diaries, and dispatches, this gripping collection covers each year and every facet of World War I. Among its wide range of witnesses are King George V, Robert Graves, Leon Trotsky, Erwin Rommel, Ernst Junger, Ernest Hemingway, American aviator Eddie Rickenbacker; and Winston S. Churchill. The pieces in this volume compose a stirring human drama of the conflict that redrew the map of the modern world and determined the political course of the twentieth century.


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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - Everest

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337272
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (372 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - Everest PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Begining with the 1921 attempt on the summit of Everest through to the disasters of the 1990s, this work features 30 white-knuckle accounts of climbing endeavour on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the world, by those who know the "Death Zone" best - the climbers of Everest themselves. Yet this is more than a cherry-picking of great true and exhilarating memoirs of Everest. Included are the history of the conquest of Everest, and all the natural and cruel beauty of Chomolungma "The Mother Goddess of the World".


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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - America

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337265
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (372 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - America PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hear the cannon roar at Valley Forge with George Washington, dance the night away at a Chicago Speakeasy during Prohibition, take a ringside seat for the gunfight at the OK Corral, ride Apollo 11 to the moon, hear Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, join with Harry S. Truman on the A-bomb deliberations, land with John Smith at Virginia, ride against Custer at Little Horn, get on down to Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, march to 'The Grapes of Wrath' at Shiloh, work your fingers to the bone at Henry Ford's car plant . . . this is America - the beautiful, the powerful, the tragic, the glorious. The Mammoth Book of How It Happened: America is the story of the making of America in the very words of those who were there, from its 'discovery' by Christopher Columbus to George W. Bush's War Against Terrorism. Composed of firsthand eye-witness accounts of the seminal moments in US history, this is an intimate, revealing, insightful guide to the greatest nation on earth. In five chronological sections, this volume tracks the main phases of American history: Discovery, including the exploration and settlement of America; Independence, the Revolution and wars against British rule; Destiny, covering expansion into the West and the split between North and South; Frontier, including the settlement of the American West and the Indian Wars; and finally Century, the 100 years that saw America becoming a superpower on the world's political stage.


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The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337227
Pages : 624 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (372 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes PDF Full Free by Geoff Tibballs and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With over 10,000 entries, arranged by topic and fully indexed, here is a giant new collection of witticisms and wisecracks for the 21st century. If you're looking for a bon mot for an after-dinner talk, struggling to put the finishing touches to a wedding speech or just want to cheer yourself and your mates up, this fabulous fat book provides all you'll ever need. Entries range from insults, put-downs, gags and one-liners to homespun philosophy, witty proverbs, movie quotes and graffiti. Among the contributors featured are Woody Allen, Dave Barry, P. J. O'Rourke, Winston Churchill, Will Rogers, Jay Leno, P. G. Wodehouse, Bill Cosby, W. C. Fields, Oscar Wilde, Spike Milligan, Groucho Marx, George Bernard Shaw and many more. Never be stuck for a good line again! 'Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.' P. J. O'Rourke 'I'm sure sex wouldn't be as rewarding as winning the World Cup. It's not that sex isn't good, but the World Cup is every four years and sex is not.' Ronaldo


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The Mammoth Book of SAS and Special Forces

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337340
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (373 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of SAS and Special Forces PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here are thirty true and graphic accounts of the most heroic SAS and special-forces missions ever undertaken into the most dangerous place of all - behind enemy lines. Bang up to date, this unputdownable collection includes the most recent operations into Iraq in 2003, Afghanistan and Bosnia, and features the entire range of special forces from SAS, Commandos and Rangers to Navy SEALS and Paratroopers. Also included are several accounts that lift the veil - clandestine 'eyes-only' operations of ultimate danger, such as 1 SAS's attempted assassination of Rommel and 22 SAS's 'claret' raids into Indonesia in 1964. Each account is introduced by a mini-essay illustrating fascinating pieces of special-forces hardware, kit or training, such as SAS Evasion and Rescue training, the Accuracy International L96A1 sniper rifle and US Special Forces selection.


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The Mammoth Book of Sorceror's Tales

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ISBN 10 : 9781780333618
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (336 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Sorceror's Tales PDF Full Free by Mike Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bursting with the same magic that has brought a whole new following to fantasy, this anthology combines the excitement of the Harry Potter phenomenon with the appeal of Lord of the Rings, the ingenuity of the Discworld series and the adventure of the Conan stories. It features a range of light and dark fantasies - from quests, games and monsters, to wizards, witches, dark spells and even darker secrets - all obsessed with the use of magic in this world or the next. Mike Ashley's masterly selection includes such precursors of the Potter series as 'The Sleuth-Worm' by Edith Nesbit, 'The Wall around the World' by Theodore Cogswell, 'Ged's Apprenticeship' by Ursula K. Le Guin and others that deal with the discovery of magic or apprenticeship into magic by ordinary folk. With plenty of specially commissioned new stories, it all adds up to a spellbinding bumper volume in which contributors include: Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, John Morressy, Theodore Sturgeon, John Jakes, Patricia McKillip, Esther Friesner, Louise Cooper, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tom Holt and Charles de Lint.


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The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits

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ISBN 10 : 9781472114877
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (148 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits PDF Full Free by Mike Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty tales of intrigue, murder and mayhem from this most bloodthirsty and exciting of times. With dramatic settings ranging form the Eternal City of Rome to the most remote outposts of her Empire, here are new tales form the masters of the historical detective story, with classic gems and rare reprints - plus a special introduction, and a new Gordianus the Finder novella from Steven Saylor. A Gladiator Dies Only Once, Steven Saylor: set just before the rebellion of Spartacus, Gordianus is sent to investigate, not a murder but a resurrection. Heads You Lose, Simon Scarrow: someone is beheading soldiers during the siege of Jerusalem, but could the assassin be within the Roman camp? Never Forget, Tom HOlt: having defeated Hannibal, Scipio Africanus has a murder to solve and consults a wily Greek philosopher to help him. The Hostage to Fortune, Michael Jecks: during Caesar's invasion of Britain, the murder of one of the hostages causes a real problem for the guards. The Finger of Aphrodite, Mary Reed and Eric Mayer: with Rome under siege by the Ostrogoths, John the Eunuch is faced with a locked room murder. Edited by Edgar Award winner Mike Ashley


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The Mammoth Book of Journalism

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ISBN 10 : 9781780332734
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (327 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Journalism PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The newspaper has recorded and influenced modern history like nothing else on earth. From The Washington Post's exposure of Watergate, Tom Wolfe's 1960's social documentary in The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test to Robert Fisk uncovering the slaugher at Chatila, all the articles included here are reportage from the frontline of life. These are the editorials that have changed our thinking and the criticisms that have penetrated most deeply into contemporary culture. Most of all, they offer a snapshot of these modern times.


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The Mammoth Book of King Arthur

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ISBN 10 : 9781780333557
Pages : 688 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (335 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of King Arthur PDF Full Free by Mike Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most complete guide ever to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround it He defeated the Saxons so decisively at the Battle of Badon that he held the Saxon invasion of Britain at bay for at least a generation. He has inspired more stories, books and films than any other historical or legendary figure. But who was the real King Arthur? Here is the most comprehensive guide to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround and often obscure it. Sifting fact from fancy, Mike Ashley reveals the originals not only of King Arthur but also of Merlin. Guinevere, Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table - as well as all the major Arthurian sites. He traces each of the legends as they developed and brilliantly shows how they were later used to inspire major works of art, poetry, fiction and film. There is clear evidence that. The Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of not just one man, but at least three originating in Wales, Scotland and Brittany The true historical Arthur really existed and is distantly related to the present royal family The real Arthur and the real Merlin never knew each other The real Lancelot was not British but was closer to a sixth-century asylum-seeker The Holy Grail legend probably grew out of a cosmic catastrophe that could have destroyed most of civilization


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The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries

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ISBN 10 : 9781780332819
Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (328 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries PDF Full Free by Maxim Jakubowski and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski presents this year's must-have collection of British crime fiction. This latest volume of the acclaimed annual collection presents over 20 short stories of murder mystery, selected from the very cream of new British crime fiction. Contributors include Lee Child, Colin Dexter, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Len Deighton, John Harvey, and many more. This is an ideal present for anyone who has ever enjoyed a good murder-mystery. A page-turning compendium of British talent to capture the imagination of readers around the world.


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The Mammoth Book of Native Americans

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ISBN 10 : 9781849015370
Pages : 608 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (153 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Native Americans PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2004-02-26 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Native Americans make up less than one per cent of the total US population but represent half the nation's languages and cultures. Here, in one grand sweep, is the full story of Native American society, culture and religion. Here is everything from the land-based spirituality of their early creation myths and the late rise of Indian Pride, to the 88 uses to which the Sioux put the flesh and bones of the buffalo and the practice of berdache (men adopted as women). The book offers a chronological history of America's indigenous peoples. It covers their dramatic early entry into North America, out of the now submerged continent of Beringia, then in more recent times the 'forgotten wars' of the 16th and 17th centuries, which wiped many tribes from the face of the East Coast, and finally describes to the last struggles of the Cheyenne and the Comanche. Celebrating these peoples' way of life rather than focusing narrowly on the manner of their genocide, it does not ignore uncomfortable facts of the Amerindian past - including the cannibalism believed to have been practised by some tribes and the Native Americans' part in the decimation of North America's buffalo herds.


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The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries

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ISBN 10 : 9781780333595
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (335 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries PDF Full Free by Mike Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mystery conundrums from crime's finest storytellers Presenting 30 impossible mysteries and bizarre crimes guaranteed to fascinate and intrigue. The delight in these stories is unravelling the puzzle and trying to work out what on earth happened. Stories include: • A man alone in an all-glass phone booth, visible on CCTV and with no one near him, is killed by an ice pick. • a man sitting alone in a room is shot by a bullet fired only once and that was over 200 years ago. • A man enters a cable-car carriage alone and is visible the entire journey but is found dead when he reaches the bottom. • A man vanishes at the top of the Indian rope trick and is found dead miles away. • a dead man continues to receive mail in response to letters apparently written by him after he'd died. The anthology includes several brand new stories never previously published, plus a range of extremely rare stories, many never reprinted since their first appearance in increasingly rare magazines.


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The Mammoth Book of Modern Battles

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ISBN 10 : 9781780332833
Pages : 608 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (328 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Modern Battles PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the start of the 20th century to the most recent major offensives, here are fifty accounts of the battles that made the modern world, described in superb detail by historians and writers including John Keegan, Alan Clark, John Strawson, Charles Mey, John Pimlott, and John Laffin. All the major conflicts are covered, from two world wars, through Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Chechnya, to Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the battles featured are: the Somme, Passchendaele, Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, El Alamein, Monte Cassino, Omaha Beach, Iwa Jima, Dien Bien Phu, Ia Drang, Hamburger Hill, Desert Storm, Kabul, Baghdad, and Basra.


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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337050
Pages : 624 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (37 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved PDF Full Free by Colin Wilson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in one tremendous volume is a compelling and remarkable history spanning over two thousand years of the greatest unsolved mysteries known to mankind, including: Atlantis the Bermuda Triangle Bigfoot crop circles crystal skulls the Holy Shroud of Turin the Hope Diamond and other cursed jewels the mystery of the Mary Celeste mummies and their curses poltergeists sea monsters spontaneous human combustion Tunguska and other falling meteors vampires zombies Includes a mystery never examined before - the missing maps of Atlantis Colin Wilson is an acknowledged expert in the field of the unexplained and is in constant demand by the media Colin has a track record of proven successes with the Mammoth series, including, most recently, The Mammoth Book of Murder


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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened in Britain

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337289
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (372 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of How it Happened in Britain PDF Full Free by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Julius Caesar's arrival in 55bc to the dawn of the third millennium, here are 300 accounts of exciting and important moments from first hand sources. Featuring snapshots of wartime, political and social unrest, natural disasters, and great individual achievements, plus vignettes of social life - from cockfighting in Tudor inns to a Victorian Sunday in the country. Includes the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the execution in 1649 of Charles I; an account of the Great Fire of London, 1666; the death of Lord Nelson at Trafalgar, 1805; Wellington's triumph at Waterloo, 1815; the 1912 Antarctic Expedition: the last letters of Captain Scott; Frank Richard's 1914 account of Christmas in the trenches; the Battle of Britain in 1940; England winning the World Cup, 1966; and the death of the Princess of Wales in 1997 - and much more.


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