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The Shadow World - Inside the Global Arms Trade

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 10:34
Автор: Andrew Feinstein
Название: The Shadow World - Inside the Global Arms Trade
Издательство: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Год: 2011
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 662
Язык: English
Размер: 26.8 MB

The Shadow World is the harrowing behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, revealing the deadly collusion that all too often exists among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military—a situation that compromises our security and undermines our democracy.
Pulling back the curtain on this secretive world, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history—between the British and Saudi governments—to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the imminent $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. He exposes in forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the shadow world of illicit weapons dealing, and lays bare the shockingly frequent links between the two. Drawing on his experience as a member of the African National Congress who resigned when the ANC refused to launch a corruption investigation into a major South African arms deal, Feinstein illuminates the impact this network has not only on conflicts around the world but also on the democratic institutions of the United States and the United Kingdom.
Based on pathbreaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information and major players in this clandestine realm, The Shadow World places us in the midst of the arms trade’s dramatic wheeling and dealing—from corporate boardrooms to seedy out-of-the-way hotels—and reveals the profound danger and enormous financial cost this network represents to all of us.
 


Medium Mark A Whippet (Osprey New Vanguard 207)

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 10:28
Автор: David Fletcher
Название: Medium Mark A Whippet
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey New Vanguard 207
ISBN: 9781782003984
Год: 2014
Формат: PDF (e-book)
Страниц: 50
Размер: 3 Mb
Язык: English

This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I and, when placed alongside existing titles covering the Mark I, Mark IV and Mark V, completes the New Vanguard series’ coverage of the major British tanks of the war. The evolution of the Whippet is examined in detail, from design and development to mechanical details and crew duties, and information on the operational use of the vehicle is drawn from war diaries and battalion records.

Владимир Шигин. Сборник произведений в 23 книгах

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 10:21
Автор: Владимир Виленович Шигин
Название: Сборник произведений
Издательство: Вече , Молодая гвардия, Олма-пресс
Год: 2002 - 2013
Формат: FB2
Размер: 62 mb

С флотом Владимир Виленович Шигин знаком не понаслышке - капитан 2 ранга, закончил Военно-морское училище и академию, отслужил на различных боевых кораблях. Владимир Шигин является автором множества исторических книг по истории флота, таких как "Адмирал Нельсон", "Морские драмы Второй мировой", "Последние герои империи", "Призрак на вахте" и множества других.
 

Джордж Денисон. История кавалерии. Вооружение, тактика, крупнейшие сражения

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 09:29
Автор: Джордж Тейлор Денисон
Название: История кавалерии. Вооружение, тактика, крупнейшие сражения
Издательство: Центрполиграф
Год: 2014
Формат: PDF
Размер: 11.75 Мб

В книге Джорджа Денисона, профессионального военного, исследуется значение конницы, как рода войск, начиная с древнейшей истории и заканчивая второй половиной XIX века. Автор рассмотрел величайшие сражения всемирной истории и проследил, как менялось значение этого рода войск. В книге рассмотрена тактика ведения боя, организация конницы, снаряжение и вооружение кавалеристов в различные исторические эпохи. Книга прекрасно иллюстрирована схемами и картами.
 

The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 09:11
Название: The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
Автор(ы): Phil Barker
Издательство: Wargames Research Group
ISBN: 0904417182
Год: 1981
Страниц: 147
Язык: English
Формат: PDF
Размер: 26 MB

Phil Barker is one of the major figures in the development of the modern hobby of tabletop wargaming, particularly that of ancient warfare, and is a co-founder of the Wargames Research Group.
В книге представлены организация, тактика, основные битвы, одежда и вооружение армий (со 150 г. до н. э. по 600 г. н. э.) – Рима, Византии, галлов, бриттов, скотов, пиктов, германцев, даков, сарматов, франков, саксов, вандалов, готов, гуннов, а также Парфии, Армении, Иудеи, Пальмиры, Сасанидов и блеммиев... В книге 146 иллюстраций воинов, колесниц, метательных орудий… и 200 рисунков щитов.

Armies of Feudal Europe 1066 – 1300

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 09:05
Название: Armies of Feudal Europe 1066 – 1300
Автор: Ian Heath
Издательство: Wargames Research Group
ISBN: 0904417433
Год: 1989
Страниц: 160
Язык: English
Формат: PDF
Размер: 37 MB

Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath. Full revised second edition published by Wargames Research Group 1989. 160 page paperback book covering the organisation, tactics, dress and weapons of approximately 25 nations with 147 line drawings and 149 coats of arms. This edition is now out of print and is rare.
В книге представлены организация, тактика, основные битвы, одежда и вооружение армий (1066 г. – 1300 г.) – Андалусии, Болгарии, Англии, Эстонии, Священной Римской Империи германской нации, Венгрии, Ирландии, Италии, Марокко, Ордена тевтонских рыцарей, Польши, Пруссии, Литвы, Киевской Руси, Скандинавии, Шотландии, Сербии, Испании, Венеции, Уэльса и др. В книге 147 рисунков воинов, боевых коней и 149 рисунков гербовых щитов и боевых знамён.

The Armies of the Aztec and Inca Empires

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 08:49
Автор: Ian Heath
Название: Armies of the Sixteenth Century Vol.2: The Armies of the Aztec and Inca Empires,
Other Native Peoples of the Americas, and the Conquistadores 1450-1608: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons
Издательство: Foundry Books
ISBN: 1901543382
Год: 2009
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 176
Размер: 37 Mb
Язык: English

There has probably never been a single volume with such extensive information on the uniforms and costumes of the European conquest of the Americas. Ian Heath has assembled 247 drawings and other illustrations to depict the native peoples of South America and the eastern parts of North America as well as Spanish, English, French and even German adventurers and explorers. The accompanying text also offers a clear account of the rise and development of the various European colonies. Includes extensive bibliography.

Duelling Above the Trenches - Sopwith Aircraft of the Great War

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 08:42
Название: Duelling Above the Trenches - Sopwith Aircraft of the Great War
Автор: Dan Sharpe
Издательство: Mortons Media Group
ISBN: 978 1909128415
Год издания: 2014
Язык: English
Количество страниц: 132
Формат: PDF
Размер: 20,8 MB

As British and German soldiers fought amid the blood and horror of the trenches 100 years ago, high above their heads another desperate battle was being played out. Less than 11 years after the first powered flight, pioneering aviators were sent into combat aboard flimsy wood and fabric aircraft that were almost as deadly to their own pilots as they were to the enemy.
Throughout the war, the Sopwith Aviation Company supplied more aircraft to the Royal Flying Corps and then the RAF than any other firm. The Sopwith Camel F.1 shot down 1294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied type and one particular example, flown by Major William Barker, shot down 46 alone – making it the most successful aircraft in the history of the RAF.

Concise Guide to Soviet Military Aircraft

Автор: adminton2746 от 15-06-2014, 08:29
Название: Concise Guide to Soviet Military Aircraft
Автор(ы): Bill Sweetman
Издательство: Temple Press / Aerospace
Год: 1981
ISBN: 0-600-34947-0
Страниц: 210
Язык: English
Формат: PDF
Размер: 85 MB

Concise Guide to Soviet Military Aircraft
A Comprehensive Guide 55 Soviet Warplanes, 55 Colour Drawings, 110 Photographs and 200 Diagrams
By Bill Sweetman

A Concise History of the Civil War

Автор: adminton2746 от 14-06-2014, 23:39
Автор: William C Davis
Название: A Concise History of the Civil War (National Park Civil War Series)
Издательство: Eastern National Park
Год: 1994
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 59
Язык: English
Размер: 36.8 MB

Part of the National Park Civil War Series. In 1861, the North and South, wedded by bonds of history, blood, and sacrifice, simply could no longer make this union forged by the Founding Fathers work. Irreconcilable differences emerged based on politics, geography, philosophy and economy. When it was over, after countless losses on countless battlefields, the citizens of this fractured nation had to decide for themselves if the result justified the sacrifice. Win or lose, living or dead, soldier or civilian, they had participated in something that set America apart and sent it on the path to world power.