My Life as a Dame The Personal and Political Writings of Christina McCall

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My Life as a Dame: The Personal and Political Writings of Christina McCall by Christina McCall
My Command Operations: Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Daring Commando By Otto Skorzeny
Jakob Walter, „The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier“
Blundering to Glory: Napoleon’s Military Campaigns by Owen Connelly
Admiral Lord Keith and the Naval War against Napoleon by Kevin D. McCranie

My Life as a Dame: The Personal and Political Writings of Christina McCall by Christina McCall

English | September 6th, 2011 | ISBN: 0887848206 | 376 Pages | EPUB | 1.98 MB

Considered by many to be the best political writer of her generation, Governor General’s Award-winning author and journalist Christina McCall was a pioneer for women in journalism and one of the most brilliant minds of her time. For the first time ever, McCall’s finest articles and essays have been collected in one definitive volume, alongside never-before-published excerpts from her unfinished memoirs.
Covering topics from the Alberta oil boom to the rise of divorce rates to in-depth profiles of Canada’s political establishment, the collection showcases the best of McCall’s analyses of Canadian society, politics, the media, and women’s rights. Whether skewering the male-dominated world of media culture or analyzing the machinations of Canadian politicians, McCall’s clear-eyed observations are always laced with insight, compassion, and razor-sharp wit. My Life as a Dame is the perfect introduction to one of Canada’s most gifted and masterly writers.

My Command Operations: Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Daring Commando By Otto Skorzeny

1998 | 482 Pages | ISBN: 0887407188 | scanned PDF | 81 MB

The memoirs of the legendary Skorzeny appear here in its first unabridged English edition. Skorzeny’s fame began with the successful raid to free Benito Mussolini from the Gran Sasso, Italy in 1943. His elite commandos surprised Italian guards in a daring daytime raid. Hitler presented Skorzeny with the Knight’s Cross for this operation. Not only is this raid explained in minute detail, many of Skorzeny’s previously unknown operations in all European and Russian theatres of World War II are given in detailed accounts. Operation Griffin – the innovative use of German Kommandos dressed as American soldiers working behind enemy lines – during the Ardennes Offensive in 1944 is given in-depth coverage, as is Skorzeny’s rememberances on the Malmedy massacre. Skorzeny also offers his insights into the mysterious Rudolf Hess mission to England in May 1941, and offers a behind the scenes look at German and Russian secret military intelligence, and the workings of Canaris and Gehlen.

Jakob Walter, „The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier“

1991 | ISBN: 0385416962 | MOBI | 208 pages | 1 MB

Eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter served in the Grand Army of Napoleon between 1806 and 1813. His diary intimately records his trials: the long, grueling marches in Prussia and Poland, the disastrous Russian campaign, and the demoralizing defeat in a war few supported or understood. It is at once a compelling chronicle of a young soldier’s loss of innocence and an eloquent and moving portrait of the profound effects of all wars on the men who fight them.
Also included are letters home from the Russian front, previously unpublished in English, as well as period engravings and maps from the Russian/Soviet and East European collections of the New York Public Library.
„Vivid and gruesome … but also a story of human fortitude. … It reminds us that the troops Napoleon drove so mercilessly were actually more victims than victors—a side of Napoleon that should not be forgotten.“
—Chicago Tribune

Blundering to Glory: Napoleon’s Military Campaigns by Owen Connelly

English | Mar 1, 1999 | ISBN: 0842022317, 0842027807 | 254 Pages | EPUB | 1.6 MB

‚You engage, and then you wait and see‘-so Napoleon characterized his art of war. The greatest general of his day was a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. He was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemies that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious, ‚blundering‘ to glory.
In this absorbing book, historian Owen Connelly explores for the first time this aspect of Napoleon’s battlefield genius. At the same time, he offers a complete account of the Napoleonic campaigns- at once the most concise and most accurate history in print.
Blundering to Glory is an appropriate supplementary text for courses such as French Revolution/Napoleonic Era, Modern European History, European Military History, Modern Warfare, and Military Strategy.

Admiral Lord Keith and the Naval War against Napoleon by Kevin D. McCranie

English | Apr 30, 2006 | ISBN: 0813029392 | 272 Pages | PDF | 2.8 MB

Lord Keith, a Scottish admiral who rose to prominence serving His Majesty from 1761 to 1815, ended his career by overseeing Napoleon’s surrender in 1815. Born George Keith Elphinstone, Keith at one time or another held nearly every important command in the British navy, and his story illustrates the navy’s history during the Age of Fighting Sail.
McCranie’s book is the first modern biography of Keith, who learned the art of commanding single ships and small squadrons during the American Revolution. Keith eventually commanded four major fleets—the Eastern Seas, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, and the Channel. Though he never led a fleet into battle, Keith supported joint operations with the British army and its allies while simultaneously maintaining command of the sea and ensuring the free passage of commerce.
A skilled administrator, who at times controlled more than 200 ships over thousands of square miles of ocean, Keith successfully navigated the political and social waters as well. Drawing on more than 100,000 private and public records, McCranie documents Keith’s dealings with the British government, the Royal Family, the Admiralty, the French government, the French navy, the British army, and Britain’s allies.
Citing letters Keith wrote to his wife, his sister, his oldest daughter, and his father, to whom he described his first impressions of the navy, the author offers a personal portrait and narrative of a career-conscious officer who worried about what others thought of him. This book will appeal to historians of the Royal Navy, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic era, as well as enthusiasts of the Age of Fighting Sail.

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