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  • George Akropolites: The Historyby

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 189.99

    The first English translation and study of George Akropolites' History, an essential source for 13th-century Byzantine history. Ruth Macrides discusses the author's background, social position, and relation to the tradition of Greek history writing, and provides a comprehensive guide to reading the text. more...

  • Churchill and the Archangel Fiascoby Michael Kettle *Probate*; Michael Kettle

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This third volume in Michael Kettle's series on Allied intervention in the Russian civil war, begins at the point when small-scale Allied intervention in Bolshevik-overrun Russia had failed, but had succeeded in covering the formation of some anti-Bolshevik White groups sympathetic to allied aid. Written on a panoramic basis which includes detailed... more...

  • The Six-Day Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 5th June 1967, the Israelis launched a new attack against Egypt following the blockade of the Strait of Tiran. Within three hours, the Egyptian air force was completely destroyed. This action caused outrage among the Arab world, which quickly united in order to provide support to Egypt, prompting a six-day-long conflict that reached such levels... more...

  • The Iran-Iraq Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 22nd September 1980, Saddam Hussein attacked the Shatt al-Arab and proclaimed dominance over the territory. This pivotal event launched the two countries into a slow and unmoving war. After eight years of hostilities that included the controversial use of chemical weapons, the war finally came to an end, with neither camp gaining anything and both... more...

  • The Battle of the Atlanticby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    At 9:00pm on 3rd September 1939, the longest campaign of the Second World War began. The challenge for the Germans was of the utmost importance: gaining supremacy in the Atlantic Ocean and preventing the British from receiving aid, thereby forcing them to surrender. However, the Germans did not foresee the power of the Allied forces, who mobilized... more...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 1st July 1863, America was poised for the deadliest episode of the Civil War, which saw two opposing camps: the Southern Confederacy, fervent defenders of slavery, and the Union, who wished to abandon the practice altogether. The fighting raged on for three days, before the resistance of the Unionists finally triumphed over the Confederates. This... more...

  • The Battle of Austerlitzby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On the night of 1st December 1805, the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon I, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, and the Russian Tsar Alexander I, positioned themselves on the plains of Austerlitz, ready to fight in what would later become the infamous ?Battle of the Three Emperors?. The next morning, before the sun had fully risen,... more...

  • The Yom Kippur Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 6th October 1973, the Egyptians and Syrians attacked the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, which had fallen into the hands of the Israelis. One of the most dramatic conflicts of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, the fighting finally came to an end after several negotiations, US intervention and the forced establishment of a cease-fire. This book... more...

  • The Titanicby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    When the Titanic liner set sail from Southampton on 10th April 1912, the passengers on board had no idea of the terrible fate that awaited them four days later. Everything was put in place for an unforgettable journey: the brand new ship was proclaimed the largest, fastest and most luxurious in the world. But, on the night of 14th April, the unthinkable... more...

  • The Battle of Stalingradby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 23rd August 1942, the German army truly believed in its own superiority and had no idea of the fate that awaited them in Stalingrad. However, faced with the unwavering resistance of the Red Army during their attempted siege, this confidence quickly began to fade away. The Germans were eventually driven out of Stalingrad thanks to the unforgiving... more...