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Rice E.E.: Alexander the Great

Скачать книгу (размер 565 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 112) Аннотация: King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was one of the greatest military commanders the world has ever known. This book seeks to dispel some of the myths which have grown up around him and to provide an up-to-date account of his life. This includes the Macedonian background and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the destruction of Thebes, the invasion of the…

White Colin: Горацио Нельсон (на английском языке)

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: There are few figures in British history more famous and more influential than Vice-Admiral Horatio, Lord Nelson, KB. This book offers a comprehensive overview by the world's leading Nelson scholars of all aspects of the Nelson story. It has become the standard reference work for 'The Nelson Legend' and is ideal for anyone who wants to find out more about this remarkable character and the ways in…

Corbett J.: The Campaign of Trafalgar

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: «In 1910, the revered maritime strategist Sir Julian Stafford Corbett published The Campaign of Trafalgar, with the intent of providing the first «staff account» of the celebrated battle. Beautifully written, and possessed of the historian’s classical precision, Corbett examines the underlying reasoning, both diplomatic and military, that wrought the framework of these famous endeavours.»

Foss C.: Fidel Castro

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: Fidel Castro is a dynamic and charismatic leader, who has led Cuba through success and failures since 1959. Son of a rich landowner, he became a radical revolutionary who attempted to overthrow the government in 1956 with a tiny band of followers. Using propaganda and subversion as much as sudden attacks from his mountain hideout, he gained victory in 1959. He liberated his country from one…

Tissier T.: The Battle of Berlin

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: The Battle of Berlin was a conflict of unprecedented scale. The Soviets massed 1,600,000 troops for Operation Berlin, and but Marshal Zhukov’s his initial attack floundered and was so costly that he had to revise his plans for taking of the city when Stalin allowed his rival, Marshal Koniev, to intervene. The fight for Berlin thus became a contest for the prize of the Reichstag, fought in the sea…

Southern Patricia: Cleopatra

Скачать книгу (размер 1 166 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 230) Аннотация: This book describes the critically acclaimed life of the infamous Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra was intimately involved in the critical years that saw the Roman Republic transformed into the Roman Empire. How this transition appeared to the Queen of Egypt — and the part she played in it — is the subject of Pat Southern's engrossing new biography. Descended from the first Ptolemy, one of the…