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The Stratagems and The Aqueducts of Rome

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Sextus Julius Frontinus


Frontinus' Stratagems is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, which the author comments based on h…

Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

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James Headlam-Morley


"It is hard to be an Emperor under such a Chancellor." lamented Wilhelm I, the first emperor of the German Empire. Otto von Bismar…

Pitt

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Archibald Primrose


Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, liberal prime minister (1894-1895), wrote this short biography of William Pitt, the Younger (1759-…

History of Company B 307th Infantry

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Julius Klausner, Jr


The history of Company B, 307 Infantry's participation in The First World War. A part of the 77th Division it trained at Camp Upton, New Yor…

King and Parliament (A.D. 1603-1714)

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George Henry Wakeling


This slim volume by the Oxford University lecturer, George Henry Wakeling, deals with the period in British history from the reign of King J…

Guelphs and Ghibellines: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1250-1409

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Oscar Browning


The High Middle Ages in Italy, 1250-1409, were a time of incessant strife between rival city-states, some the Ghibelline allies of the Holy …

Philip Augustus

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William Holden Hutton


Philip Augustus (Philip II of France 1165-1223), grandfather of Saint Louis, was one of France's greatest kings. While England's Henry II wa…

Ιστορίαι (Histories) Βιβλίοv 3 (Book 3)

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Thucydides


Η Ιστορία του Θουκυδίδη εξιστορεί τα πρώτα 20 χρόνια του πολέμου μεταξύ της Αθήνας και της Σπάρτης, που κράτησε από το 431 μέχρι το 404 π.Χ.…

Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 - No…

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John Frederick Bligh Livesay


This is Part Three of the incredible story of the actions of the men and women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada's contribution to…

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 5

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Friedrich Schiller


Volume 5 concludes the History of the Thirty Years War in Germany. [Note From the first PG etext of this work: Separate sources indicate th…

The Age of Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton


This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century Eu…

The Making of the British Empire (A.D. 1714-1832)

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Arthur Hassall


At its height, the British Empire was the largest in history. This short volume traces its development through the long 18th century, from 1…

The Daredevil of the Army - Experiences as a ''Buzzer'' and Despatch Rider

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Austin Patrick Corcoran


At just twenty-six years of age, the author – A P Corcoran had already led an adventurous life, having twice sailed around the world, experi…

The Escape of a Princess Pat

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George Pearson


Being the full account of the capture and fifteen months' imprisonment of Corporal Edwards, of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infant…

The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2

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Archibald Forbes


This Part 2 of "The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80" discusses the 1878-80 war, which was one of the major conflicts during the Gr…

Over There: War Scenes On The Western Front

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett's served in many capacities in the WWI war effort. After a visit to the Western Front he wrote this 1915 collection of essays about …

The Roswell Report: Case Closed

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James Mcandrew


The “Roswell Incident” has assumed a central place in American folklore since the events of the 1940s in a remote area of New Mexico. In Jul…

Mazarin

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Arthur Hassall


Guilio Raimondo (Cardinal Mazarin, 1602-1661), Richelieu's designated successor as chief minister of France, was a master of diplomacy. Thou…

The New Army in Training

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Rudyard Kipling


Kipling's brief assessment of the British New Army being assembled to fight in the Great War. Concerns itself with training and logistics bu…

Bismarck and the Origin of the German Empire

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Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke


Despite its brevity, this Little Blue Book #142 by the Oxford historian, Sir F.M. Powicke, provides a valuable overview of the political his…

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