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Military Career of Napoleon the Great
by Montgomery B. Gibbs - E.A. Weeks & Co. , 1895
There has never been a time when the public was not eager to learn something new concerning the career of the man who once held all Europe prisoner in the folds of the French flag. The world regards Napoleon Bonaparte as a military genius ...
The Story of General Pershing
by Everett Titsworth Tomlinson - ManyBooks , 1919
John Joseph Pershing was a general officer in the U.S. Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. He is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank in the United States Army - General of the Armies.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
by T. E. Lawrence - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916 - 1918 and his own role in it, T.E. Lawrence sealed his place in history and legend as Lawrence of Arabia. Widely regarded as the last great romantic war story.
With the Help of God and a Few Marines
by A.W. Catlin, W.A. Dyer - Doubleday, Page & Company , 1919
The story of the 6th Marine Regiment in WWI by its commander. The 6th Marine Regiment was part of the 4th Brigade in the 2nd Infantry Division. It is a classic account of their war in France, particularly the battle of Belleau Woods in June 1918.
The Great Adventure
by Barry Allan - Smashwords , 2012
From Footscray in Melbourne to Flanders on the Western Front, the true story of three brothers George, Joe and Dave, who served in the AIF during World War One. They all had life changing experiences but not all of those were caused by the war.
A Sailor of King George
by Captain Frederick Hoffman - John Murray , 1901
These are the riveting recollections of an officer of the Royal Navy in the first years of the nineteenth century, through the long wars with Britain's enemy Spain and the France of the Revolution, Consulate and of the newly crowned Emperor Napoleon.
The Diary of a U-boat Commander
by Sir William Stephen Richard King-Hall - Feedbooks , 1918
The diary of a WWI U-Boat commander. A fascinating glimpse of life on the German U-boats during the intense submarine blockade. Iy also reminds us there were humans involved as we read of the thoughts and love of a man longing for his sweetheart.
War's Dark Frame
by Wadsworth Camp - Dodd, Mead and company , 1917
Abruptly we realized that war for the individual has the quality of a perpetual tragic disaster. Later, in the cities of Europe, in the devastated districts, in the towns under bombardment, in the front line trenches, that truth was forced upon me.
Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey
by John Douglas Marshall - Booktrope , 2000
John Douglas Marshall takes leave of his career as a journalist to examine the legacy of his grandfather, the military historian S.L.A. Marshall, whose reputation and findings from the field of battle were challenged after his death.
by James L. Cathcart, Jane B. Cathcart - Herald Print , 1899
This journal was commenced one hundred and twelve years ago by a youth of seventeen years of age, who had been taken prisoner by the British, and carried into New York with most of the prisoners, on board first the Good Hope and then on the old...
The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant
by J. F. C. Fuller - Dodd, Mead and Company , 1929
The reader leaves this book with a sense of knowing and understanding Grant, and believing that Grant's personality was the critical factor in the Union's 1864-1865 Virginia compaigns. This text is an essential Civil War reading.
Foch, the Man of Orleans
by Basil Henry Liddell Hart - Little, Brown, and Company , 1932
Foch was hailed as a savior in WW I, and for all the wrong reasons. He was irrationally aggressive, overly dedicated to the offensive, stolid and unimaginative. Yet he ended up in charge of all Allied armies and presided over five million deaths.
The Trail of the Fox: The Search for the True Field Marshal Rommel
by David Irving - Paraforce UK Ltd. , 2005
Superb narrative history, rendered with an intimacy that transcends print. Mr. Irving has pictured Rommel in a harsh light, but he has combined his qualities, strengths, weaknesses, and vanities in such a way that he breathes life on every page.