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  • Private Politics and Public Voicesby

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    This political history of middle-class African American women during World War I focuses on their patriotic activity and social work. Nearly 200,000 African American men joined the Allied forces in France. At home, black clubwomen raised more than $125 million in wartime donations and assembled "comfort ... more...

  • 50 Speeches That Made The Modern Worldby Chambers (Ed.)

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; Not Available

    Throughout history, great speeches have produced great change. From inciting violence and asserting control to restoring peace and securing freedom, nothing has the raw emotional power of a speech delivered at the right moment, in the right place, with the right content, and the right delivery. 50 Speeches That Made The Modern World is a celebration... more...

  • Blue Moon over Cubaby William B Ecker USN (ret.); Kenneth V. Jack; Michael Dobbs

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story using the memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy as he struggled to avoid World War III. This book is the only known personal account of the lead photographic reconnaissance squadron's scouting dangerous low-level operations, flying the supersonic RF-8A Crusader, during the classified Operation... more...

  • The Normandy Landingsby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    It was at dawn on 6th June 1944, at 6:00am, that the Normandy Landings of World War II took place. The Allied soldiers landed on the beach of Normandy and set out to seize strategic points in order to finally gain a victory over the Germans. The stakes were high: the operation dealt a fatal blow to the Third Reich and led to the ultimate Liberation... more...

  • The Battle of Waterlooby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    At 11:15am on 18th June 1815, Napoleon I launched the assault at Waterloo. The stakes were high. Despite managing to defeat the British, the Dutch and Prussians also arrived to fight against the Emperor, who eventually succumbed and retreated. This battle marked the end of Napoleon?s rule and ended in his exile to the island of St. Helena. This book... 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 Marneby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Before 4th August 1914, the Allied armies had not managed to gain any victories over the vicious German troops. However, on 6th September, everything changed and hope was restored once again with the Battle of the Marne. Thanks to the many mistakes of the German troops, particularly Joseph Joffre, the Allies were able to deal a heavy blow to the Germans... 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 Kurskby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    After the crushing defeat suffered at Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler more than ever needed to lead an attack that would reassure the German people and restore his prestige. To do this, he chose the Kursk region, and on 4th July 1943, the attack was launched. However, Hitler did not count on the strength of the Soviet Red Army and once again suffered a fatal... more...