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Enemy at the Gates

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ISBN : 1504021347
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Download PDF Enemy at the Gates Book by William J. Craig Full eBook and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 509 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times bestseller that brings to life one of the bloodiest battles of World War II—and the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. On August 5, 1942, giant pillars of dust rose over the Russian steppe, marking the advance of the 6th Army, an elite German combat unit dispatched by Hitler to capture the industrial city of Stalingrad and press on to the oil fields of Azerbaijan. The Germans were supremely confident; in three years, they had not suffered a single defeat.The Luftwaffe had already bombed the city into ruins. German soldiers hoped to complete their mission and be home in time for Christmas. The siege of Stalingrad lasted five months, one week, and three days. Nearly two million men and women died, and the 6th Army was completely destroyed. Considered by many historians to be the turning point of World War II in Europe, the Soviet Army’s victory foreshadowed Hitler’s downfall and the rise of a communist superpower. Bestselling author William Craig spent five years researching this epic clash of military titans, traveling to three continents in order to review documents and interview hundreds of survivors. Enemy at the Gates is the enthralling result: the definitive account of one of the most important battles in world history. It became a New York Times bestseller and was also the inspiration for the 2001 film of the same name, starring Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law.

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World War II on Film

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ISBN : 1440871590
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Download PDF World War II on Film Book by David Luhrssen Full eBook and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World War II on Film examines the war through the lens of 12 films. The movies selected include productions made during World War II and in each succeeding decade, providing a sense of how different generations experienced the war. World War II on Film provides a succinct yet well-grounded appraisal of that war as seen through 12 representative films. The book separates fact from fiction, showing where the movies were accurate and where they departed from reality, and places them in the larger context of historical and social events. Each movie chosen represents a particular aspect of the conflict, including the air war over Europe, the condition of prisoners of war, Nazi atrocities, and the British evacuation at Dunkirk. Unlike most histories of Hollywood during World War II or the genre of war movies, World War II on Film examines in depth the relation between the depictions of events, beliefs, attitudes, and ways of life as seen on film with reality as documented by historians or recorded by journalists or eye-witnesses to the war. The volume will appeal to high school and college readers, as well as general interest readers and film buffs. Provides readers with the perspectives of non-American combatants Gives readers an understanding of American perspectives on the war Looks at the importance of the decisions made by individuals as well as the social forces that shaped the war Arms readers with an understanding of how ideology helped determine the decisions of wartime leaders

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ISBN : 1669399451
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Download PDF Summary of William Craig's Enemy at the Gates Book by Everest Media, Full eBook and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-02T22:59:00Z with total page 58 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The steppe region of Russia is light brown in color, and is desolate except for a few rectangular patches of cultivated farmland. It has been that way for centuries. But on August 5, 1942, a malevolent presence intruded on the timeless scene. From the west, came giant pillars of dust. #2 The German Sixth Army was far from total mechanization. It still relied on horses to move guns and supplies, as well as soldiers. The troops dug shallow foxholes and waited for the signal to attack. #3 The German army was near Stalingrad, and the last escape route to the Don River was closing. The German generals were now concerned about the next phase of the offensive: fording the Don River and moving forty miles east to the Volga. #4 The original plans for Operation Blue did not call for the capture of Stalingrad. In fact, the city was not a primary target for attack. The German army was to capture Stalingrad by force as soon as possible, and Colonel General Friedrich von Paulus was commander of the Sixth Army.

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100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Films

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ISBN : 1440833869
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Download PDF 100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Films Book by Robert Niemi Full eBook and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-04-30 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book serves as a fascinating guide to 100 war films from 1930 to the present. Readers interested in war movies will learn surprising anecdotes about these films and will have all their questions about the films' historical accuracy answered. • Applies an internationalist perspective to the war film through entries from countries including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, Poland, Finland, and Latvia • Defines great war films as the most artistically accomplished, politically subversive, and thought-provoking, not merely as the most popular or commercially successful, and is therefore a relevant reference for students and film and history buffs • Provides clearly written and informative histories of the films themselves as well as of the cultural context surrounding the making and reception of them • Recounts critical controversies and analyzes the ideological biases implicit in these films in its examination of how the films shaped their source material and what they included, distorted, and added or left out

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The Cold War Thrillers

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ISBN : 1504057066
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Download PDF The Cold War Thrillers Book by William Craig Full eBook and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-11-20 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two explosive novels set in the perilous days when the world stood on the brink of chaos—from the New York Times–bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates. For almost fifty years after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union played a dangerous game in the shadows. And from those shadows would emerge unsung heroes who would fight for freedom . . . The Strasbourg Legacy: Investigating the possible Soviet theft of US munitions, CIA agent Matt Corcoran hears rumors that German communists and Aryan terrorists are conspiring to assassinate political leaders. But far more ominous is the underground cadre of surviving Nazi officers bent on starting the Fourth Reich . . . The Tashkent Crisis: As tensions rise between the superpowers, the Soviets deliver an ultimatum: surrender unconditionally or a devastating secret weapon will kill millions of Americans. Now a Special Forces team led by Col. Joe Safcek must infiltrate a secret Soviet base and destroy the mystery weapon. But the closer they get, the more Safcek realizes it may already be too late . . . With these “furious-paced” novels of “timeclock suspense” William Craig takes readers back to a time when the Cold War could have started burning with a single spark (Kirkus Reviews).

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Command Failure in War

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ISBN : 0253110939
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Download PDF Command Failure in War Book by Philip Langer Full eBook and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-05-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do military commanders, most of them usually quite capable, fail at crucial moments of their careers? Robert Pois and Philip Langer -- one a historian, the other an educational psychologist -- study seven cases of military command failures, from Frederick the Great at Kunersdorf to Hitler's invasion of Russia. While the authors recognize the value of psychological theorizing, they do not believe that one method can cover all the individuals, battles, or campaigns under examination. Instead, they judiciously take a number of psycho-historical approaches in hope of shedding light on the behaviors of commanders during war. The other battles and commanders studied here are Napoleon in Russia, George B. McClellan's Peninsular Campaign, Robert E. Lee and Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, John Bell Hood at the Battle of Franklin, Douglas Haig and the British command during World War I, "Bomber" Harris and the Strategic Bombing of Germany, and Stalingrad.

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Fighting Words and Images

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ISBN : 1442641231
Pages : 345 pages
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Download PDF Fighting Words and Images Book by Stephan Jaeger Full eBook and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Fighting Words and Images is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis of war representations across time periods from Classical Antiquity to the present day and across languages, cultures, and media including print, painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Featuring contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, Fighting Words and Images is organized into four thematically consistent, analytically rigourous sections that discuss ways to overcome the conceptual challenges associated with theorizing war representation. This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations."--Publisher's website.

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Download PDF Death of the Wehrmacht Book by Robert Michael Citino Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deft, lively, and highly readable history of the demise of the German way of war. As the allies found an antidote to the shock and awe approach of the Wehrmacht, the once mighty German army underwent an epic fall from remarkable operational victories to crushing operational defeats, forced to take on a defensive stance in a war it could never win.

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World War II Movies

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ISBN : 0557302994
Pages : 208 pages
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Download PDF World War II Movies Book by Philip Martin McCaulay Full eBook and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-02 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Movies about WWII have been award-winning blockbusters. World War II Movies is a summary of 100 of the greatest WWII movies ever made in reverse chronological order, from Inglourious Basterds, with its eight Academy Award nominations, to Casablanca, which won three, including Best Picture. Patton was recipient of ten Academy Award nominations and winner of eight. Saving Private Ryan was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, with five wins.

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The Encyclopedia of War, 5 Volume Set

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 140519037X
Pages : 2973 pages
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Download PDF The Encyclopedia of War, 5 Volume Set Book by Gordon Martel Full eBook and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2012-01-17 with total page 2973 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare - from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare. Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online platform further provides interactive cross-referencing links and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within the work and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive online reference collection. Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

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Enduring the Whirlwind

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ISBN : 1911096877
Pages : 248 pages
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Download PDF Enduring the Whirlwind Book by Gregory Liedtke Full eBook and published by Helion and Company. This book was released on 2016-09-19 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work seeks to address the notion of German numerical-weakness in terms of Germany's ability to replace its losses and regenerate its military strength, and assess just how accurate this argument was during the crucial first half of the Russo-German War (June 1941-June 1943).

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Security Threats and Public Perception

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ISBN : 331943201X
Pages : 222 pages
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Download PDF Security Threats and Public Perception Book by Elizaveta Gaufman Full eBook and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Countless attempts at analyzing Russia’s actions focus on Putin to understand Russia’s military imbroglio in Ukraine, hostility towards America, and disdain of ‘Gayropa’. This book invites its readers to look beyond the man and delve into the online lives of millions of Russians. It asks not the question of what the threats are to Russia’s security, but what they are perceived to be by digital Russia. The author examines how enemy images are manufactured, threats magnified, stereotypes revived, memories implanted and fears harnessed. It looks at the legacy of the Soviet Union in shaping discussions ranging from the Ukraine crisis to the Pussy Riots trial, and explores the complex inter-relation between enemy images at the governmental level and their articulation by the general public. By drawing on the fields of international relations, memory studies, visual studies, and big data, this book addresses the question of why securitization succeeds – and why it fails. "Security theory meets the visual turn and goes to Russia, where old tsarist and Soviet tropes are flooding the internet in support of Putin's neo-tsarism. A magical mystery tour that comes recommended. Iver B. Neumann, author of "Russia and the Idea of Europe" “The novelty of her approach is in going beyond the traditional top down perspective and capturing the receptivity and contribution of various social groups to securitized discourses.” Andrei P.Tsygankov, author of "Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity". “When do scary proclamations of security threats attract an audience? When does securitization work? ‘Security Threats and Public Perception’ combines in-depth analysis of the Ukraine Crisis in the Russian digital media with discourse theory to make an innovative argument about how and when people believe that they are insecure. A must read!” Laura Sjoberg, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Florida, USA

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History in the Media

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ISBN : 157607952X
Pages : 501 pages
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Download PDF History in the Media Book by Robert Niemi Full eBook and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 501 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

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Hitler's War in the East, 1941-1945

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ISBN : 9781571812933
Pages : 460 pages
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Download PDF Hitler's War in the East, 1941-1945 Book by Rolf-Dieter Müller Full eBook and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2002 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a guide to the extensive literature on the war in the East, including largely unknown Soviet writing on the subject. Sections on policy and strategy, the military campaign, the ideologically motivated war of annihilation in the East, the occupation, and coming to terms with the results of the war offer a wealth of bibliographic citations, and include introductions detailing history of the period and related issues. For military historians, and for scholars who approach this period in history from a socio-economic or cultural perspective. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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West Point History of World War II

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ISBN : 1476782776
Pages : 384 pages
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Download PDF West Point History of World War II Book by The United States Military Academy Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-11-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reader's Digest Endowed Book Fund.

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The Fall of Japan

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ISBN : 1504021339
Pages : 315 pages
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Download PDF The Fall of Japan Book by William J. Craig Full eBook and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestseller: A “virtually faultless” account of the last weeks of WWII in the Pacific from both Japanese and American perspectives (The New York Times Book Review). By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese generals, admirals, and statesmen knew, but only a handful of leaders were willing to accept defeat. Most were bent on fighting the Allies until the last Japanese soldier died and the last city burned to the ground. Exhaustively researched and vividly told, The Fall of Japan masterfully chronicles the dramatic events that brought an end to the Pacific War and forced a once-mighty military nation to surrender unconditionally. From the ferocious fighting on Okinawa to the all-but-impossible mission to drop the 2nd atom bomb, and from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s White House to the Tokyo bunker where tearful Japanese leaders first told the emperor the truth, William Craig captures the pivotal events of the war with spellbinding authority. The Fall of Japan brings to life both celebrated and lesser-known historical figures, including Admiral Takijiro Onishi, the brash commander who drew up the Yamamoto plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor and inspired the death cult of kamikaze pilots., This astonishing account ranks alongside Cornelius Ryan’s The Longest Day and John Toland’s The Rising Sun as a masterpiece of World War II history.

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Enemies of the People

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ISBN : 1108832601
Pages : 349 pages
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Download PDF Enemies of the People Book by J. Ryan Stackhouse Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the Gestapo's complex system of enforcement and control to reveal the day-to-day reality of political policing under Hitler. Stackhouse challenges the abiding perception of the Gestapo as policing only through terror and totalitarianism, drawing on research in hundreds of secret police case files.