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Armored Trains

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781849089586
Genre : History
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First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service on the Russian Front in World War II, but was increasingly sidelined because of its vulnerability to air attack. Steven J Zaloga examines the origins and development of the armored train, focusing equally on the technical detail and on the fascinating story of how armored trains were actually used in combat. This title will appeal to armor, military history and railroad enthusiasts alike.
Category: History


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ISBN : MINN:30000010464430
Genre : Armored vehicles, Military
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Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Military Trains And Railways

Author : Jean-Denis Lepage
ISBN : 9781476667607
Genre : History
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Featuring many detailed drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare. Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War.
Category: History

White Terror

Author : Jamie Bisher
ISBN : 9781135765958
Genre : History
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This is the gripping story of a forgotten Russia in turmoil, when the line between government and organized crime blurred into a chaotic continuum of kleptocracy, vengeance and sadism. It tells the tale of how, in the last days of 1917, a fugitive Cossack captain brashly led seven cohorts into a mutinous garrison at Manchuli, a squalid bordertown on Russia's frontier with Manchuria. The garrison had gone Red, revolted against its officers, and become a dangerous, ill-disciplined mob. Nevertheless, Cossack Captain Grigori Semionov cleverly harangued the garrison into laying down its arms and boarding a train that carried it back into the Bolsheviks' tenuous territory. Through such bold action, Semionov and a handful of young Cossack brethren established themselves as the warlords of Eastern Siberia and Russia's Pacific maritime provinces during the next bloody year. Like inland pirates, they menaced the Trans-Siberian Railroad with fleets of armoured trains, Cossack cavalry, mercenaries and pressgang cannon fodder. They undermined Admiral Kolchak's White armies, ruthlessly liquidated all Reds, terrorized the population, sold out to the Japanese, and antagonized the American Expeditionary Force and Czech Legion in a frenzied orchestration of the Russian Empire's gotterdammerung. Historians have long recognized that Ataman Semionov and Company were a nasty lot. This book details precisely how nasty they were.
Category: History

Modern Machinery

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ISBN : UOM:39015006957479
Genre : Machinery
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Category: Machinery

Scientific American

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066348933
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

The School Journal

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ISBN : UCAL:C2623291
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Current Opinion

Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler
ISBN : OSU:32435051623841
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Collier S

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ISBN : UIUC:30112045407480
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

The Military Engineer

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ISBN : UOM:39015018419658
Genre : Military engineering
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"Directory of members, constitution and by-laws of the Society of American military engineers. 1935" inserted in v. 27.
Category: Military engineering

The Standard

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ISBN : NYPL:33433003180449
Genre : Baptists
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Category: Baptists

The Dean Returns From The Dead

Author : William Urban
ISBN : 9781450205429
Genre : Fiction
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In the fall semester of 1995 Professor Donahue and Chief Biggs investigated the murder of Dean Wooda. The surprising result became stranger as new bodies and new suspicions appeared each semester. By 1997 even those who had seen the dean's corpse off for cremation were wondering when his ghost would cease to haunt the drafty halls of Briarpatch College's oversized Administration building. At the same time all the now-familiar idiocies of American higher education in the Nineties were loose on campus. Everything that happens only once or even rarely elsewhere happened all the time at Briarpatch. As the college at the bottom of the US News ratings (a quasi-popularity poll that was taken seriously at the time), something had to be done to improve Briarpatch's academic reputation. If you've ever attended a small college, you know Briarpatch; if you haven't, you should have for those who do not become part of a murder investigation, a small college is a great place to get an education, or to teach, or even to be a dean.
Category: Fiction

Military History

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ISBN : UVA:X006093026
Genre : Military history
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Category: Military history

The Czecho Slovak Struggle For Independence 1914 1920

Author : Brent Mueggenberg
ISBN : 9780786496259
Genre : History
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The calamity of World War I spawned dozens of liberation movements among ethnic and religious groups throughout the world. None was more successful in realizing the goal of self-determination than the Czechs and Slovaks. From its humble beginning the Czecho-Slovak liberation movement grew into an impressive struggle that was waged from the capitals of Western Europe to the frozen steppes of Siberia. Its ranks included exiled propagandists, war prisoners-turned-legionaries and conspirators inside Austria-Hungary. This book shows how these groups overcame their estrangements and coordinated their efforts to win independence for their homeland. It also examines the consequences of the Czecho-Slovaks' achievements, including their entanglement in the Russian Civil War and their impact on the postwar settlements that redrew the political boundaries of Central Europe.
Category: History