“Con tan sólo 32 años había explorado y conquistado casi cuatro millones de kilómetros cuadrados. Su inesperada muerte, como consecuencia de unas repentinas fiebres, a l. a. edad de 32 años, desembocó en los angeles división de su imperio: Antípatros obtuvo Macedonia y Grecia; Persia fue entregada a Seleuco; y Ptolomeo recibió Egipto. los angeles obra resulta muy entretenida, didáctica y de ligera lectura, por lo que los angeles recomiendo a todos los lectores y, muy especialmente, a los jóvenes o adolescentes, que se acercan por primera vez a l. a. lectura, ávidos de historias deslumbrantes y llenas de aventuras.”
“Hacía tiempo que no me encontraba un libro sobre el gran conquistador tan emocionante como el que he leído. Es soberbio y directo, centrándose sobre todo en l. a. épica del personaje, no omitiendo ninguna de sus genialidades y aplicando una rigurosidad histórica impresionante.”
Capaz de asesinar a un amigo y dar un trato ejemplar a su mayor enemigo, Alejandro Magno,
en sus treinta y dos años de vida, conquistó l. a. mayor parte del mundo conocido.
La figura de Alejandro Magno es una de las más carismáticas y relevantes de los angeles historia common por esa mezcla de magnanimidad y crueldad que le caracterizaba y por los angeles grandeza de sus campañas que hicieron que en su breve vida unificara Grecia, conquistara Persia y Egipto y llevara su campaña más allá del río Indo. Educado militarmente por Leónidas el espartano y filosóficamente por Aristóteles, el emperador macedonio period capaz de tener una tolerancia impropia de los angeles época con los habitantes de los terrenos conquistados y de reducir a escombros las ciudades de Tebas o Persépolis; capaz de mostrar bondad con los angeles familia de Darío III y de asesinar a su amigo Clito en una fiesta porque este se resistía a considerar a Alejandro como un dios.
Breve Historia de Alejandro Magno, nos retrata en un modo casi novelesco pero conservando el rigor histórico los angeles figura del hombre que logró crear uno de los imperios más grandes y fugaces de los angeles historia. Charles Mercer consigue que nos sintamos parte de legendarias batallas como los angeles de Gaugamela en los angeles que el ejército macedonio venció a un ejército cuatro veces mayor que contaba con varias columnas de elefantes; y nos hace ver los angeles maestría militar de Alejandro y su obsesión por matar él a los generales rivales clavándoles una espada en el rostro; pero también nos muestra l. a. figura de un divulgador de los angeles cultura que logró crear más de setenta ciudades y una biblioteca con más de 700.000 rollos escritos.
Razones para comprar l. a. obra:
- l. a. figura de Alejandro Magno es una de las más apasionantes de los angeles historia y el autor es un auténtico experto en el macedonio.
- Es una novela que nos muestra l. a. excelente formación del emperador y sus innovadoras tácticas militares.
- El estilo vibrante del autor acentúa los angeles sensación de vorágine de las campañas de Alejandro.
- los angeles obra es un éxito de ventas que va por l. a. tercera edición en libro impreso.
Un libro basic para entender a esta controvertida figura histórica. Considerado por unos descendiente directo del mítico Aquiles y por otros un tirano merciless y enloquecido, l. a. vida de Alejandro Magno es una de las más apasionantes y vertiginosas de los angeles historia.
By Rosalind Miles
A fascinating assortment that uncovers injustices in heritage and overturns misconceptions concerning the position of ladies in war
When you're thinking that of struggle, you're thinking that of fellows, correct? no longer so quickly. In Hell Hath No Fury, Rosalind Miles and Robin pass end up that even supposing lots of their tales were erased or forgotten, girls have performed an critical position in wars all through history.
In witty and compelling biographical essays labeled and alphabetized for simple reference, Miles and move introduce us to struggle leaders (Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Margaret Thatcher); opponents (Molly Pitcher, Lily Litvak, Tammy Duckworth); spies (Belle Boyd, Virginia corridor, Noor Inayat Khan); journalists and propagandists (Martha Gellhorn, Tokyo Rose, Anna Politkov- skaya); and extra. those are ladies who've taken motion and who problem our perceived notions of womanhood. a few could be regular to readers, yet so much won't, notwithstanding their deeds in the course of wartime have been each piece as vital as their male contemporaries’ extra heralded contributions.
By Elliot Carlson
Elliot Carlson’s award-winning biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the 1st to be written concerning the officer who headed Station Hypo, the U.S. Navy’s signs tracking and cryptographic intelligence unit at Pearl Harbor, and who broke the japanese navy’s code earlier than the conflict of halfway. The publication brings Rochefort to existence because the irreverent, fiercely self sufficient, and consequential officer that he used to be. Readers percentage his frustrations as he searches in useless for Yamamoto’s fleet sooner than the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, yet percentage his pleasure while he succeeds in monitoring the fleet in early 1942 and breaks the code that leads Rochefort to think Yamamoto’s invasion goal is halfway. His conclusions, bitterly antagonistic by way of a few best military brass, are credited with making the U.S. victory attainable and supporting to alter the process the battle. the writer tells the tale of the way competitors in Washington pressured Rochefort’s removing from Station Hypo and denied him the prestigious provider Medal steered by way of Admiral Nimitz. In shooting the interaction of coverage and character and the position performed by way of politics on the maximum degrees of the military, Carlson unearths a facet of the intelligence group seldom obvious by means of outsiders.
For a whole figuring out of the guy, Carlson examines Rochefort’s love-hate courting with cryptanalysis, his adventure-filled years within the Nineteen Thirties because the right-hand guy to the Commander in leader of the U.S. Fleet, and his go back to codebreaking in mid-1941 because the officer answerable for Station Hypo. He lines Rochefort’s profession from his enlistment in 1918 to his posting in Washington as head of the Navy’s codebreaking table at age twenty-five, and past. in lots of methods a reinterpretation of Rochefort, the publication makes transparent the most important function his codebreaking performed within the final result of halfway and the legacy he left of reporting actionable intelligence on to the fleet. An epilogue describes efforts waged via Rochefort’s colleagues to procure the medal denied him in 1942―a force that at last paid off in 1986 while the medal was once presented posthumously.
By Jonathan Phillips
In 1202, zealous western Christians accrued in Venice made up our minds to free up Jerusalem from the grip of Islam. however the crusaders by no means made it to the Holy Land. advised ahead by way of the sensible Venetian doge, they descended in its place on Constantinople, wreaking devastation so poor and causing scars so deep that as lately as 2001 Pope John Paul II provided an apology to the Greek Orthodox Church.
The crusaders spared nobody: They raped and massacred hundreds of thousands, plundered church buildings, and torched the lavish urban. A prostitute danced at the altar of the ravaged Hagia Sophia. And by way of 1204, barbarism masquerading as piety had shattered one of many nice civilizations of background. the following, at the 8 hundredth anniversary of the sack, is the intense tale of this epic disaster, instructed for the 1st time outdoor of academia via Jonathan Phillips, a number one professional at the crusades.
Knights and commoners, monastic chroniclers, courtly troubadours, survivors of the carnage, or even Pope blameless III left bright bills detailing the occasions of these fateful years. utilizing their striking letters, chronicles, and speeches, Phillips strains the best way any quarter steeped in spiritual fanaticism, consequently Christian Europe, may perhaps succumb to holy battle.
By Stephen Dando-Collins
This quantity examines continuities and new advancements within the behavior of war in early glossy jap Europe from the early 16th century, whilst Ottoman imperial enlargement reached the Danube and Crimea, to the overdue eighteenth century, whilst the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth used to be partitioned out of life and Russia rolled again Ottoman strength from Ukraine and Moldavia. members contain experts in Russian, Polish, Ottoman, Habsburg, Cossack, and Crimean Tatar heritage. The essays have interaction army heritage understood within the broadest feel and deal with such matters as taxation, recruitment, the sociology and tradition of officer corps, logistics, command-and-control, and beliefs in addition to know-how and strategies. the amount goals at facilitating comparative learn of jap ecu army improvement throughout japanese Europe and its issues of divergence from army perform within the West. participants are Virginia H. Aksan, Brian J. Boeck, Peter B. Brown, Brian Davies, Dariusz Kupisz, Erik Lund, Janet Martin, Oleg Nozdrin, Victor Ostapchuk, Geza Palffy and Carol Belkin Stevens.
By Fletcher Pratt
Time and back, the process Western civilization has been without end replaced by way of the result of a conflict of fingers. during this thought-provoking quantity, the eminent writer and historian Fletcher Pratt profiles sixteen decisive struggles from historic and sleek instances, starting from Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persians on the conflict of Arbela to international conflict II’s conflict of halfway, within which U.S. forces halted the japanese boost. every one of those conflicts, regardless of significant adaptations in locale and struggle ideas, represents a pivotal scenario — a situation during which a special final result might have led to a appreciably replaced global. On history’s huge canvas, Pratt paints dramatic snap shots of battles fought by way of Roman legions, French archers, American rebels, and myriad different squaddies and sailors. as well as gripping bills of the particular battles, the writer describes the whole landscape of occasions best as much as the decisive clashes, in addition to their traditionally very important aftermath. Readers also will locate interesting evidence and anecdotes a couple of outstanding solid of personalities linked to those epochal struggles, together with Joan of Arc, Frederick the good, Lord Nelson, Ulysses S. provide, and lots of more.
Enhanced with 27 maps by way of Edward Gorey, and stated with dramatic aptitude through a born storyteller, those authoritative narratives will attract scholars, historians, army buffs, and all readers attracted to the forces that effect the tides of human history.
By Eric Blehm
The unforgettable account and brave activities of the U.S. Army’s 240th attack Helicopter corporation and eco-friendly Beret employees Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked every thing to rescue a different Forces crew trapped at the back of enemy lines.
In Legend, acclaimed bestselling writer Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam battle, as obvious via a unmarried project that happened on could 2, 1968. A twelve-man specified Forces group were covertly inserted right into a small clearing within the jungles of impartial Cambodia—where U.S. forces have been forbidden to function. Their goal, simply miles over the Vietnam border, used to be to gather facts that proved the North Vietnamese military was once utilizing the Cambodian sanctuary as an immense conduit for offering troops and materiel to the south through the Ho Chi Minh path. What the staff didn’t comprehend was once they'd infiltrated a bit of jungle that hid an immense enemy base. quickly they discovered themselves surrounded by way of 1000s of NVA, below assault, low on ammunition, stacking the our bodies of the lifeless as disguise in a determined try to continue to exist the onslaught.
whilst distinctive Forces employees Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard the misery name, he jumped aboard the subsequent helicopter certain for the strive against quarter with out hesitation. Orphaned on the age of 7, Benavidez had picked cotton along his kin as a toddler and dropped out of faculty as a youngster ahead of becoming a member of the military. even supposing he used to be grievously wounded in the course of his first travel of accountability in Vietnam and informed he could by no means stroll back, Benavidez fought his approach back—ultimately incomes his eco-friendly beret.
What could turn into legend within the targeted Operations neighborhood. Flown into the foray of conflict via the brave pilots and workforce of the 240th attack Helicopter corporation, Benavidez jumped from the soaring plane, and ran approximately a hundred yards via withering enemy fireplace. regardless of being instantly and critically wounded, Benavidez reached the fringe of the decimated workforce, supplied therapy, and proceeded to arrange a unprecedented security and rescue. in the course of the hours-long conflict, he was once bayoneted, shot, and hit via grenade shrapnel greater than thirty occasions, but he refused to desert his efforts until eventually each survivor used to be out of harm’s method.
Written with wide entry to kinfolk, surviving participants of the 240th attack Helicopter corporation, on-the-ground eye-witness money owed by no means sooner than released, in addition to lately stumbled on archival, and declassified army files, Blehm has created a riveting narrative either one of Roy Benavidez’s existence and occupation, and of the inspiring, nearly unimaginable occasions that outlined the brotherhood of the air and floor warriors in an unpopular struggle midway around the globe. Legend recounts the braveness and dedication of these who fought in Vietnam in provider in their state, and the tale of 1 of the numerous unsung heroes of the warfare, whose activities will be scrutinized for greater than a decade in a conflict for an extended late, and what many think used to be an unjustly denied, Medal of Honor.
The case was once reopened 13 years later, in 1980, while a protracted lost—and believed dead—Green Beret eyewitness whom Benavidez had rescued that day, got here forth and wrote a press release that exposed, as soon as and for all, what occurred on that fateful day in may possibly of 1968.
By Jim Frederick
This is often the tale of a small crew of squaddies from the a hundred and first Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit referred to as “the Black center Brigade.” Deployed in overdue 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of dying, a veritable meat grinder simply south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts chanced on themselves in arguably the country’s most threatening situation at its most threatening time.
Hit by way of near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb assaults, struggling with a very heavy demise toll, and enduring a prolonged breakdown in management, participants of 1 Black center platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo corporation, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long travel of accountability, right into a tailspin of negative self-discipline, substance abuse, and brutality.
Four 1st Platoon squaddies may perpetrate some of the most heinous battle crimes U.S. forces have devoted through the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi lady and the cold-blooded execution of her and her relations. 3 different 1st Platoon squaddies will be overrun at a distant outpost—one killed instantly and taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses discovered days later booby-trapped with explosives.
Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of thousands of hours of in-depth interviews with Black middle squaddies and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of loss of life, Black Hearts is a undying tale approximately males in strive against and the fragility of personality within the savage crucible of struggle. however it can also be a well timed caution of recent hazards rising within the approach American squaddies are led at the battlefields of the twenty-first century.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Richard Rubin
In 2003, eighty five years after the top of global conflict I, Richard Rubin got down to see if he might nonetheless locate and seek advice from a person who had truly served within the American Expeditionary Forces in the course of that large clash. finally, he discovered dozens, elderly one hundred and one to 113, from Cape Cod to Carson urban, who shared with him on the final attainable second their tales of America’s nice battle. Nineteenth-century women and men dwelling within the twenty-first century, they have been self-reliant, humble, and stoic, by no means complaining, yet nonetheless marveling on the immensity of the warfare they helped win, and the complexity of the area they helped create. even though the US has mostly forgotten their battle, you are going to always remember them, or their tales. A decade within the making, The final of the Doughboys is the main sweeping examine America’s First international warfare in a iteration, an excellent reminder of the enormously vital function the USA performed within the warfare to finish all wars, in addition to a relocating meditation on personality, grace, getting older, and memory.
“An amazing and interesting e-book. by means of monitoring down the final surviving veterans of the 1st international warfare and interviewing them with sympathy and talent, Richard Rubin has produced a main paintings of reporting.”—Ian Frazier, writer of Travels in Siberia
“I can't take into account a publication approximately that vast and negative warfare that i've got loved interpreting extra in lots of years."—Michael Korda, The day-by-day Beast