The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history. Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq Features personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflict Addresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forces Puts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological developments
Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society – when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony – revealing a fuller, more complex picture of this fascinating period. Presents new ideas and interpretations of a fascinating yet much misunderstood period of Spanish and Islamic history A broad and complex treatment of the tenure of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain Debunks myths and investigates the historiography of existing scholarship of the period
Collins World in Maps is a multi-topic atlas of the world, which introduces the most relevant physical and human topics to reflect the Geography Key Stage 2-3 requirements of the National Curriculum. Formerly published as Collins Keystart World Atlas, this collection of maps can be used to investigate different themes and topics. It tells a story in maps, diagrams, charts, words and photographs, each of which presents information to compare and examine. We live on a remarkable planet and this atlas helps us to make sense of the world today and understand how things came to be, as well as how they might change in years to come. Suggested activities on each spread encourage users to explorer further.
Collins UK in Maps is a multi-topic atlas of the UK, which introduces the most relevant topics to reflect the Geography Key Stage 2-3 requirements of the National Curriculum. Formerly published as Collins Keystart UK Atlas, this collection of maps can be used to investigate different themes and topics. It tells a story in maps, diagrams, charts, words and photographs each of which presents information to compare and examine. We live on a remarkable planet and this atlas helps us to make sense of the UK today and understand how things came to be as well as how they might change in years to come. Suggested activities on each spread encourage users to explorer further.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a devil'Set on the bleak moors of Yorkshire, Lockwood is forced to seek shelter at Wuthering Heights, the home of his new landlord, Heathcliff. The intense and wildly passionate Heathcliff tells the story of his life, his all-consuming love for Catherine Earnshaw and the doomed outcome of that relationship, leading to his revenge. Poetic, complex and grand in its scope, Emily Bronte's masterpiece is considered one of the most unique gothic novels of its time.'? Highly collectible, these must-have classics should feature in every family's home library.'? Striking and recognisable black and white cover designs, achieving stand-out on the bookshelves against the competition. Features include: A glossary of Classic Literature: Words and Phrases, adapted from the Collins English Dictionary. A Life & Times section, detailing information about the author, their work and the time of publication. A History of Collins, exploring the heritage and established reputation of Collins as a publisher of Classic fiction.
After a harrowing military tour of Afghanistan, Dr Watson returns to London to convalesce at 221В Baker Street, home to the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes. Their lives are irrevocably thrown together by news that a man has been found dead in a grimy 'ill-omened' house, with the word rache - German for 'revenge' - written in blood on the wall. This grisly discovery is complicated further by the look of utter horror on the victim's face, and the complete absence of any wounds on the body or sign of a struggle. First published in 1887, A Study in Scarlet is the remarkable first outing of one of literature's most famous partnerships.
This is the definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns. The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.
The military events of the Second World War have been the subject of historical debate from 1945 to the present. It mattered greatly who won, and fighting was the essential determinant of victory or defeat. In Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War a team of twenty-five leading historians offer a comprehensive and authoritative new account of the war's military and strategic history. Part I examines the military cultures and strategic objectives of the eight major powers involved. Part II surveys the course of the war in its key theatres across the world, and assesses why one side or the other prevailed there. Part III considers, in a comparative way, key aspects of military activity, including planning, intelligence, and organisation of troops and material, as well as guerrilla fighting and treatment of prisoners of war.
Explore the continent of Europe with this gorgeously illustrated picture atlas, full of famous landmarks, native wildlife and information on the capital cities, cultures, traditions and history of each country. Includes a quiz, an index of place names and internet links to carefully selected websites for more information.
Originally published in 1919, this book presents the content of an inaugural lecture delivered by the renowned British historian John Holland Rose (1855–1942), upon taking up the position of Professor of Naval History at Cambridge University. The text presents a concise discussion of naval history in its relationship with national history. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Rose and military history.
Explore Great Britain and Ireland with this gorgeously illustrated picture atlas, looking at famous landmarks, local wildlife, customs and history along the way. Includes a quiz, an index of place names and internet links to carefully selected websites where you can take virtual tours of landmarks, watch video clips of wildlife and more.
Compiled by the worlds foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all of the major events. This third edition is updated with the latest history-making records and covers the recent achievements of a galaxy of stars -- including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams -- without forgetting the contributions of some of the foundational names in the sport, such as Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Andre Agassi. Collins highlights his own personal relationships with the sports biggest names, offering insights into the world of professional tennis that cant be found anywhere else.
From prehistoric Scotland to the 2014 referendum for independence, this little book covers all the main events throughout Scotland's history. Included are key events, such as the Union of Crowns and Burns Night; important people, including as Bonnie Prince Charlie and Alexander Graham Bell; and significant places, such as Culloden.
One of the most intriguing characters in The Lord of the Rings, the amusing and enigmatic Tom Bombadil, also appears in verses said to have been written by Hobbits and preserved in the 'Red Book' with stories of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and their friends. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil collects these and other poems, mainly concerned with legends and jests of the Shire at the end of the Third Age.