Download E-books War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 PDF

By James P. Duffy

A harrowing account of an epic, but approximately forgotten, conflict of global warfare II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year attack at the Pacific War's such a lot adversarial battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of latest Guinea.

One American soldier known as it “a eco-friendly hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked desolate tract, debilitating warmth, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea used to be a battleground way more lethal than the main fanatical of enemy troops. jap forces numbering a few 600,000 males all started touchdown in January 1942, decided to grab the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s technique to knock Australia out of the struggle. Allied Commander-in-Chief common Douglas MacArthur devoted 340,000 americans, in addition to tens of millions of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea in any respect costs.

What was once a four-year crusade that concerned one of the most awful war in background. at the beginning emboldened via effortless victories in the course of the Pacific, the japanese quickly encountered in New Guinea a roadblock comparable to the Germans’ disastrous try to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their conflict computing device. For the americans, victory in New Guinea used to be the 1st crucial step within the lengthy march in the direction of the japanese domestic islands and the final word destruction of Hirohito’s empire. successful the struggle in New Guinea was once of severe significance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall go back” to the Philippines may in simple terms be finished after taking the island.

In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the main ruthless wrestle of the Pacific conflict, a struggle advanced by way of rampant tropical ailment, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished either Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on basic assets, War on the finish of the World fills in a very important hole within the historical past of global struggle II whereas providing readers a story of the 1st rank.
 

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Download E-books The History of New Zealand (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations) PDF

By Tom Brooking

With its closest neighbor a few 1,200 miles away, New Zealand is among the so much geographically remoted nations on the planet. Its remoteness ended in its quite past due cost. Brooking strains New Zealand from its earliest Maori settlers to concerns in 2003, overlaying intertribal kin, the consequences of eu touch, the demanding situations of globalization, and extra. the amount incorporates a timeline of ancient occasions, biographical entries of striking humans within the background of recent Zealand, a thesaurus of Maori phrases, and a bibliographic essay.

With its closest neighbor a few 1,200 miles away, New Zealand is without doubt one of the such a lot geographically remoted nations on this planet. Its remoteness resulted in its really overdue payment. Brooking lines New Zealand from its earliest Maori settlers to concerns in 2003, overlaying intertribal relatives, the consequences of eu touch, the demanding situations of globalization, and extra. the quantity contains a timeline of ancient occasions, biographical entries of impressive humans within the historical past of latest Zealand, a thesaurus of Maori phrases, and a bibliographic essay.

This concise, engagingly written quantity is perfect for college students and basic curiosity readers looking details on New Zealand's history.

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Download E-books The Costarella Conquest PDF

By Emma Darcy

Jake Freedman is biding his time sooner than exacting vengeance at the guy who destroyed his kinfolk. And if a blind date with Costarella's daughter will preserve his bitterest enemy candy, Jake will don his bespoke Italian go well with and masks his cynicism with a killer smile.... Jake's practiced contact hooks the blameless Laura Costarella right into a risky affair. however the treacherously tempting Laura is the single conquest Jake's ever wanted greater than the ruination of the Costarellas. apparently, subsequently, revenge is a dish top served red-hot!

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Download E-books The Devil's Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning) PDF

By George Steinmetz

Germany’s in another country colonial empire was once quite brief lived, lasting from 1884 to 1918. in this interval, dramatically diversified regulations have been enacted within the colonies: in Southwest Africa, German troops performed a brutal slaughter of the Herero humans; in Samoa, professionals pursued a paternalistic security of local tradition; in Qingdao, China, coverage veered among harsh racism and cultural exchange.
Why did an identical colonizing strength act in such differing methods? In The Devil’s Handwriting, George Steinmetz tackles this question via a super cross-cultural research of German colonialism, resulting in a brand new conceptualization of the colonial country and postcolonial conception. Steinmetz uncovers the roots of colonial habit in precolonial ecu ethnographies, the place the Hereros have been portrayed as merciless and inhuman, the Samoans have been idealized as “noble savages,” and depictions of chinese language tradition have been combined. the consequences of prestige pageant between colonial officers, colonizers’ id with their matters, and the several techniques of cooperation and resistance provided through the colonized also are scrutinized during this deeply nuanced and impressive comparative history.

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Download E-books Secreto del inquisidor, El (Spanish Edition) PDF

Cinco años despues de trabajar al servicio del famoso inquisidor del siglo XIV Bernard Gui, Helie se ha convertido en un respetable fabricante y esta intentando olvidarse de su ultima vida de engaño. Pero todo cambia cuando recibe un encargo de l. a. Inquisicion y lo obligan a infiltrarse en un nuevo grupo heretico. De esta forma, Helie se vera envuelto en una peligrosa conspiracion y descubre lo que le sucedio al anterior espia enviado para hacer el mismo trabajo. ¿Lo asesinaron o huyo? / 5 years after operating within the provider of the well-known fourteenth century inquisitor Bernard Gui, Helio has develop into a good producer and is attempting to fail to remember his final lifetime of deception. yet every little thing adjustments in case you obtain a fee of the Inquisition and compelled to infiltrate a brand new heretical team. during this manner, Helio might be wrapped in a deadly conspiracy and discovers what occurred to the previous undercover agent despatched to do a similar paintings. You killed or fled?

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Download E-books To the Islands: White Australia and the Malay Archipelago since 1788 PDF

By Paul Battersby

To the Islands bargains a special standpoint at the evolution of financial, social and political interconnections among Australia and its island sector spanning centuries, from the early years of British colonization to the current day. The e-book advances the argument that globalizing strategies are drawing Australia incrementally towards modern-day South East Asia and the broader Asia Pacific. whereas globalization is a time period more often than not linked to the 20 th century international, this examine lines the heritage of Australia's regionalisation again to the 19th century; to the lived stories of Australian tourists, travelers, prospectors, mining marketers within the Netherlands Indies, Malaya and Siam or Thailand because it is understood this day. To the Islands demanding situations the orthodox view that Australia's relatives with its nearby friends have been insignificant sooner than the outbreak of struggle within the Pacific in 1941. by way of the early 1900s, Java used to be a well-liked vacationer vacation spot for Australians whereas Malaya and Siam have been rising as significant Australian international funding locations. In putting monetary and social interactions sooner than political and defense issues within the research of Australia's neighborhood kinfolk, the booklet highlights the function of non-state actors and people-to-people connections in shaping the contours of Australian diplomatic engagement with South East Asia and the South West Pacific. To the Islands is a vital e-book for complex scholars and researchers of the historical past and politics of the Asia Pacific and Australia.

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Download E-books Stranded with Her Rescuer (Harlequin Romance Large Print) PDF

His reluctant damsel in distress 

Adventurer Will Margrave loves operating within the Canadian barren region, with simply his huskies for corporation. After wasting his spouse, he is made up our minds by no means to make himself susceptible back. till he rescues snowbound Kitty Callaghan, the only girl who continuously observed prior his armor, and cannot proceed to disclaim their long-hidden attraction… 

Kitty's by no means allowed herself to get with reference to somebody, good-looking Will least of all! but as he starts off to soften her defenses, Kitty wonders…is Will the lacking piece of her middle she's consistently been taking a look for?

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Download E-books The Marsh Birds PDF

By Eva Sallis

As twelve-year-old Dhurgham As-Samarra’i waits on the mosque the place his family members was once purported to meet if separated in the course of their try to flee Baghdad, he realizes that not anyone else is coming to fulfill him. Following Dhurgham, as he builds a brand new lifestyles for himself with out native land, kinfolk, or desire for the longer term, this searing and sincere novel about separation, trip, and justice probes, questions, illuminates, and humanizes vital ethical and social issues.

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Download E-books Other Anzacs: Nurses at War 1914-1918 PDF

By Peter Rees

I had my correct arm below a leg, which i assumed was once [the patient's], but if I lifted it i discovered to my horror that it used to be a free leg with a boot and a puttee on it. It used to be one of many orderly's legs which have been blown off and had landed at the patient's mattress. tomorrow they discovered the trunk approximately 20 yards away.

By the tip of the good War, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died in out of the country carrier and more than 200 had been adorned. those have been ladies who left for struggle on an experience, yet have been quickly faced with notable demanding situations for which their civilian lives may perhaps by no means have ready them. They have been there for the horrors of Gallipoli they usually have been there for the savagery the Western entrance. Within 12 hours of the slaughter at Anzac Cove that they had greater than 500 horrifically injured sufferers to have a tendency on one stuffed clinic send, and ratings of deaths on all the harrowing days that undefined. each evening was once a nightmare. Their energy and humanity have been awesome. utilizing diaries and letters, Peter Rees takes us into the clinic camps, wards, and tent surgical procedures at the fringe of essentially the most awful battlefronts of human historical past. yet he additionally permits the friendships and loves of those brave and compassionate ladies to complement their reviews, and ours. it is a very human tale from a unique period, while ladies had now not lengthy began their quest for equality and received the vote. They have been at the frontline of social switch in addition to battle, and the hurdles they'd to beat and the associated fee they paid, in my view and professionally, lead them to a distinct crew in Anzac historical past. Profoundly relocating, The different Anzacs is tale of striking compassion and braveness proven by means of a bunch of Australian and New Zealand girls whose contribution to the Anzac legend has slightly been famous in heritage. Peter Rees has replaced our figuring out of that heritage forever.

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Download E-books Environment, Race, and Nationhood in Australia: Revisiting the Empty North PDF

This new learn deals a well timed and compelling account of why earlier generations of Australians have visible the north of the rustic as an empty land, and the way these perceptions of Australia’s tropical areas impression present coverage and form the self-image of the kingdom. It considers the origins of those issues - from fears of invasion and ethical qualms approximately leaving assets mendacity idle, from apprehensions approximately white nationhood coming below foreign censure and misgivings concerning the typical attributes of the north - and elucidates Australians’ altering appreciations of the traditional environments of the north, their transferring attitudes towards race and their unsettled conceptions of Asia.

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