More InfoCourage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior (Hoover Essays) by James B. Stockdale
When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.
Topics Included in this Book: The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok Vikings in England Vikings in France Vikings in America Vikings in Ireland, Scotland and Wales Rollo the Viking And more amazing facts about the rich history of the Vikings!
No country could challenge Britain's power unless it first deprived her of her capacity to rule the waves.
Philip II of Spain, Napoleon and Kaiser Wilhelm all took up this challenge.
On each occasion Britain found herself on the verge of conquest. And yet each time the navy went out to meet the foe and returned victorious.
The Spanish invasion force that accompanied the Armada perished in the Channel and the North Sea.
At Trafalgar, Nelson destroyed Napoleon's...
More InfoKnowledge Stew: The Guide to the Most Interesting Facts in the World, Volume 2 (Knowledge Stew Guides) by Daniel Ganninger
Are you ready to learn something new? The 2nd volume in the Knowledge Stew Guide series continues the quest to find the most interesting facts in the world. Take a journey through topics that range from science, history, and geography to food, entertainment, and business and learn the facts behind the facts. Discover things you might not have known about the moon, or why we're taller in the morning and shorter at night. Find out about a strange amusement park, a secret vault at Mt. Rushmore, or the world's most expensive coffee. These things, plus plenty more, are waiting for your brain to...
Routed in Manchuria, the Russians decided to strike back.
In October 1904 their Baltic fleet, a haphazard armada of some fifty outdated and ill-equipped men-of-war, led by a burnt-out neurotic and manned by 10,000 reluctant and badly-trained sailors, set sail for the East.
Their plan was to unite with the Pacific squadron, then trapped in Port Arthur, and crush the soldiers of Admiral Togo.
The two fleets met at Tsushima on May 27, 1905.
Most thought the Russians would have little trouble defeating Japanese naval forces.
More InfoThe Great Escape by Anton Gill
On the night of 24 March 1944, 76 Allied RAF officers escaped from Stalag-Luft III, Nazi Germany’s most secure POW camp.
It was the biggest British-led break-out of the Second World War.
But the men paid a high price for their bravery: of the 73 POWs re-captured, 30 were brutally executed on Hitler’s direct orders.
The tireless RAF investigation into the atrocity affords us an extraordinary insight into the last hours of many of the victims and the actions of the killers.
Drawing together the meticulous research carried out for the war-crimes trial, interviews with the families and friends of...
It is 935 A.D. and the North is in turmoil. King Harald Fairhair has died, leaving the High Seat of the realm to his murderous son, Erik Bloodaxe. To solidify his claim, Erik ruthlessly disposes of all claimants to his throne, save one: his youngest brother Hakon.
Erik's surviving enemies send a ship to Wessex, where the Christian King Athelstan is raising Hakon. Unable to avoid his fate, he returns to the Viking North to face his brother and claim his...
Here is a Sneak Peek of What you will Learn: Ancient History Asian History European and Russian History American History Australian History African History World Wars I & II, and the Vietnam War And much, much, more Here is what other readers say about this book: "This book is packed with really important information about the world's history."
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The states comprising the Northeast have a long history as some of the earliest colonies in the New World. Their rich folklore and colorful history is woven into the national identity, and destinations such as Plymouth Rock, the lighthouses of Maine, and Vermont’s autumn leaves are quintessential symbols of the United States. But the Northeast has always had a dark side, a strange side. Monsters...