American Arsenal- A Century of Waging War

History / Military

Patrick Coffey, „American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War“
My Journey As a Combat Medic: From Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom By Patrick Thibeault
Russell Shorto, „Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City“
Barry Parker, „The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms“
Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin, „Five Days in November“

Patrick Coffey, „American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War“

English | ISBN: 0199959749 | 2013 | EPUB | 336 pages | 7 MB

When America declared war on Germany in 1917, the United States had only 200,000 men under arms, a twentieth of the German army’s strength, and its planes were no match for the German air force. Less than a century later, the United States today has by far the world’s largest military budget and provides over 40% of the world’s armaments. In American Arsenal Patrick Coffey examines America’s military transformation from an isolationist state to a world superpower. Focusing on fifteen specific developments, Coffey illustrates the unplanned, often haphazard nature of this transformation, which has been driven by political, military, technological, and commercial interests. Beginning with Thomas Edison’s work on submarine technology, American Arsenal moves from World War I to the present conflicts in the Middle East, covering topics from chemical weapons, strategic bombing, and the nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union, to „smart“ bombs, hand-held anti-aircraft missiles, and the Predator and other drone aircrafts. Coffey traces the story of each advance in weaponry from drawing board to battlefield, and includes fascinating portraits of the men who invented and deployed them -Edward Teller, „the father of the hydrogen bomb“, Robert Oppenheimer, head of atomic bomb design at Los Alamos; Curtis LeMay, who led the fire-bombing of Japan; Herman Kahn, nuclear strategist and a model for Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove; Abraham Karem, inventor of the Predator, and many others. Coffey also examines the increasingly detached nature of modern American warfare- the ultimate goal is to remove soldiers from the battlefield entirely- which limits casualties (211,454 in Vietnam and only 1,231 in the Gulf War) but also lessens the political and psychological costs of going to war. Examining the backstories of every major American weapons development, American Arsenal is essential reading for anyone interested in the continuing evolution of the U.S. defense program.

My Journey As a Combat Medic: From Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom By Patrick Thibeault

2011 | 201 Pages | ISBN: 193492265X | EPUB | 5 MB

Not yout typical military style book. This book is about how the combat medic brings a sense of humanity and dignity to the battlefield. This book is not about fighting or wars or the celebration of death. This book ultimately is about the celebration of Life. A delightfull memior about being an Army Combat Medic. The author tells his experiences as a young, inexperienced medic who is thrusted in war as a teenager. The author served with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment ( Airborne) during combat operations in Desert Storm who later on become the older, somewhat wiser, more seasoned combat medic serving with his Army National Guard unit , the 76th Infantry during Operation Enduring Freedom. The other writes about dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, the training it took to become a paratrooper and a flight medic and basic soldiering. The author takes the reader into his childhood having grown up as a „Army brat“ around the world.

Russell Shorto, „Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City“

ISBN: 0385534574 | 2013 | EPUB | 368 pages | 11 MB

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World
Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt’s glorious portraits.
But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography-the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, „craziness is a value.“ But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world’s first great global corporation.
In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege.

Barry Parker, „The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms“

ISBN: 1616148039 | 2014 | EPUB | 340 pages | 4 MB

This fascinating blend of popular science and military history examines the science of war, demonstrating the close connection between the discovery of basic physical principles and the development of weaponry over the ages.
Physics has played a critical role in warfare since the earliest times. Barry Parker highlights famous battles of the past as well as renowned scientists and inventors such as Leonardo, Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein whose work had an impact on the technology of combat. Mechanics and the laws of motion led to improved shell trajectories; gas dynamics proved important to the interior ballistics of rifles and cannons; and space exploration resulted in intercontinental missiles, spy satellites, and drone aircraft.
Parker emphasizes the special discoveries that had revolutionary effects on the art of warfare: the Chinese invention of gunpowder, the development of firearms, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, the deployment of the airplane in the First World War, and in our era the unleashing of the enormous power inherent in nuclear fission and fusion.

Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin, „Five Days in November“

ISBN: 1476731497 | 2013 | EPUB/MOBI | 256 pages | 8 MB/8 MB

On November 22 , 1963, three shots were fired in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the world stopped for four days. For an entire generation, it was the end of an age of innocence.
That evening, a photo ran on the front pages of newspapers across the world, showing a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of the presidential limousine in a desperate attempt to protect the President and Mrs. Kennedy. That agent was Clint Hill.
Now Secret Service Agent Clint Hill commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy with this stunning book containing more than 150 photos, each accompanied by Hill’s incomparable insider account of those terrible days. With poignant narration accompanying rarely seen images, we witness three-year-old John Kennedy Jr.’s pleas to come to Texas with his parents and the rapturous crowds of mixed ages and races that greeted the Kennedys at every stop in Texas. We stand beside a shaken Lyndon Johnson as he is hurriedly sworn in as the new president. We experience the first lady’s steely courage when she insists on walking through the streets of Washington, D.C., in her husband’s funeral procession.
A story that has taken Clint Hill fifty years to tell, this is a work of personal and historical scope. Besides the unbearable grief of a nation and the monumental consequences of the event, the death of JFK was a personal blow to a man sworn to protect the first family, and who knew, from the moment the shots rang out in Dallas, that nothing would ever be the same.

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