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Siege and Storm
  • Author : Leigh Bardugo
  • Publisher : Square Fish/Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9781250044433
  • Reader Reviews : 86
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hunted across the True Sea and haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. This edition of the second novel of the Grisha TrilogyNthe follow-up to the "New York Times" bestseller "Shadow and Bone"Nincludes bonus content.

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    The Self Under Siege
  • Author : Robert Firestone,Lisa A. Firestone,Joyce Catlett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9780415520331
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • "This book will provide therapists with the tools necessary to help their clients differentiate themselves from their parents, families of origin, and other influences that have unconsciously dominated and predetermined their lives. The authors argue that most of us are unaware of the extent to which our lives have been predetermined and pre-empted by a parent whose thoughts, beliefs, and feelings can actually be antagonistic to our own goals and desires. An integrative theoretical approach to personality development and human behavior is introduced, providing the foundation for an innovative cognitive-affective-behavioral therapeutic process centered around Firestone's Voice Therapy technique"--

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    The Siege
  • Author : Helen Dunmore
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0802139582
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set against the turbulent backdrop of Leningrad in 1941, an intricately woven tapestry of love and war follows the Levin family--twenty-two-year-old Anna, her young brother Kolya, and their father, Mikhail--as they struggle to survive during the German siege. Reprint.

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    The Siege of Budapest
  • Author : Krisztián Ungváry
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN : 9780300119855
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • The definitive history of one of the fiercest battles of World War II This definitive history of one of the fiercest battles of World War II describes the siege of Budapest in unprecedented detail. Both Stalin and Hitler demanded victory at all costs, and the cost was extreme: 80,000 Soviet troops, 38,000 German and Hungarian soldiers, and 38,000 Hungarian civilians perished. The book provides the first full account of this shocking battle. "As a military history [The Siege of Budapest] is unrivaled. . . . Magisterial."--John Lukacs, New York Review of Books "An exceedingly dramatic book, filled with fascinating stories, some of them even humorous, and with heart-rending accounts of suffering, limitless cruelty, and amazing decency."--István Deák, New Republic "Ungváry has written a dramatic, gripping history of this siege, filling a gap in WWII history."--Choice

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    Leningrad
  • Author : Anna Reid
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780802715944
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • A narrative account of the siege of Leningrad reveals the Nazi decision to starve Leningrad into surrender and related Soviet leadership failures, describing the harrowing experiences of residents within the blockaded city.

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    The Siege of Mecca
  • Author : Yaroslav Trofimov
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780141034065
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : History
  • 20 November 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. With thousands of terrified worshippers trapped inside, the result was a bloody siege that lasted two weeks, caused hundreds of deaths, prompted an international diplomatic crisis and unleashed forces that would eventually lead to the rise of al Qaeda. Journalist Yaroslav Trofimov takes us day-by-day through one of the most momentous � and heavily censored � events in recent history, interviewing many direct participants in the siege and drawing on secret documents to reveal the truth about the first operation of modern global jihad.

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    Sarajevo Under Siege
  • Author : Ivana Maček
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780812221893
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  • Genre : History
  • A richly detailed account of the lived experiences of ordinary people in this multicultural city between 1992 and 1996, during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Exploring how civilians coped with desperate circumstances, it argues that ethnonational divisions were the result rather than the cause of the war.

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    Night Siege
  • Author : Joseph Allen Hynek,Philip J. Imbrogno,Bob Pratt
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 156718362X
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Examines reports of sightings of a boomerang-shaped UFO in the Hudson Valley region of New York and nearby western Connecticut

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    History of the Siege of Boston, and of the Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill
  • Author : Richard Frothingham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044003603586
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  • Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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    The Fortress
  • Author : Alexander Watson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1541697308
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  • Genre : History
  • A prizewinning historian tells the dramatic story of the siege that changed the course of the First World War In September 1914, just a month into World War I, the Russian army laid siege to the fortress city of Przemysl, the Hapsburg Empire's most important bulwark against invasion. For six months, against storm and starvation, the ragtag garrison bitterly resisted, denying the Russians a quick victory. Only in March 1915 did the city fall, bringing occupation, persecution, and brutal ethnic cleansing. In The Fortress, historian Alexander Watson tells the story of the battle for Przemysl, showing how it marked the dawn of total war in Europe and how it laid the roots of the bloody century that followed. Vividly told, with close attention to the unfolding of combat in the forts and trenches and to the experiences of civilians trapped in the city, The Fortress offers an unprecedentedly intimate perspective on the eastern front's horror and human tragedy.

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    Siege Warfare
  • Author : Christopher Duffy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781136607875
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  • Genre : History
  • This classic text is the first integrated survey of the phenomenon of siege warfare during its most creative period. Duffy demonstrates the implications of the fortress for questions of military organization, strategy, geography, law, architectural values, town life and symbolism and imagination. The book is well illustrated, and will be a valuable companion for enthusiasts of military and architectural history, as well as the general medievalist.

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    Bunker Hill
  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780143125327
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : History
  • The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe) In the opening volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns his keen eye to pre-Revolutionary Boston and the spark that ignited the American Revolution. In the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party and the violence at Lexington and Concord, the conflict escalated and skirmishes gave way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was the bloodiest conflict of the revolutionary war, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick gives us a fresh view of the story and its dynamic personalities, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and George Washington. With passion and insight, he reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.

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    The Siege of Jerusalem
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781554811588
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • The Siege of Jerusalem (c. 1370-90 CE) is a difficult text. By twenty-first-century standards, it is gruesomely violent and offensive. It tells the story of the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, an event viewed by its author (as by many in the Middle Ages) as divine retribution against Jews for the killing of Christ. It anachronistically turns first-century Roman emperors Titus and Vespasian into Christian converts who battle like medieval crusaders to avenge their savior and cleanse the Holy Land of enemies of the faith. It makes little sense without frank understanding of medieval Christian anti-Semitism. There is, nevertheless, some consensus that Siege is a finely crafted piece of poetry, and that its combination of horror, beauty, and learnedness makes it an effective work of art. As literary scholar A.C. Spearing has put it, “We may not like what the poet does, but it is done with skillful craftsmanship and sometimes with brilliant virtuosity.” The tale that the anonymous Siege poet tells, moreover, is an important and still reverberating part of the history of Western thinking about the East. It is, in Yehuda Amichai’s phrase, a “currency of the past” that continues to be negotiated. The first-century destruction of Jerusalem has been understood in both Christian and Jewish traditions as the beginning of the Jewish Diaspora; for medieval Christians it was also a model of successful Christian leadership and justified warfare, an allegory of political and personal spiritual battle. As part of the story of the historical rift between Christianity and Judaism—and of the inevitable victory of Christianity—the destroyed Second Temple was taken as symbolic of the fall of Judaism and the rise of the new Christian era in which anyone who rejected Christ would suffer. Written in alliterative verse in the late fourteenth century, The Siege of Jerusalem seems to have been popular in its day; at least nine fourteenth- and fifteen-century manuscripts containing the poem have come down to us. Yet this is the first volume to offer a full Modern English translation. In addition, appendices provide extensive samples of the alliterative original, a wide-ranging compendium of materials documenting anti-Semitism in the Middle Ages, comparative biblical passages, and much else.

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    Siege Warfare and Military Organization in the Successor States (400-800 AD)
  • Author : Leif Inge Ree Petersen
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 850
  • ISBN : 9789004254466
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Siege Warfare follows the adaptation of late Roman military organization among successor states to 800 AD from Francia to the Caliphate, as siege technology, military infrastructure and administrative techniques throughout the Mediterranean derived from 4th and 5th century imperial innovations.

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    Handbook of the 7-inch Siege Howitzer Battery with Instructions for Its Care ...
  • Author : United States. Army. Ordnance Dept
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101067286995
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  • Genre : Howitzers
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    Siege Malta 1940-1943
  • Author : Ernie Bradford
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9781848845848
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Situated midway between Europe and Africa, Malta played a central role in the battles for the mastery of North Africa. The island was the vital supply base for British and Imperial troops in the to-and-fro desert campaigns against, first, Italy and then Germany and Rommel’s Afrika Korps. The three-year siege of Malta was one of the longest in history. In this thrilling account the author, who first came to know and love Malta whilst serving with the Royal Navy during the Second World War, paints a vivid picture of the suffering of the island and its population. He draws on personal accounts and reminiscences of the participants; he tells of the occasional despair that turned to joy when the convoys got through with much-needed supplies and of the bravery of both the civilians and the armed forces stationed there that uniquely won for Malta the George Cross. Ernle Bradford was born in Norfolk in 1922 and joined the Royal Navy at eighteen. He served with distinction throughout the Second World War. After the war he based himself in Malta, sailing the Mediterranean in a number of small boats and writing prolifically about its history. Among his other books are The Great Siege: Malta 1565, Ulysses Found, Mediterranean: Portrait of a Sea, Cleopatra, Hannibal, The Shield and the Sword and Christopher Columbus. He died in 1986.

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    The Siege of Boston
  • Author : Allen French
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9783752375749
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: The Siege of Boston by Allen French

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    The Siege of Kimberley
  • Author : T. Phelan
  • Publisher : IndyPublish.com
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005593962
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  • Genre : Kimberley (South Africa)
  • This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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    Cuba Under Siege
  • Author : K. Bolender
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9781137275554
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • For more than 50 years America's unrelenting hostility toward the Cuban Revolution has resulted in the development of a siege mentality among island leadership and its citizens. In a vibrant new look at Cuban-American relations, Keith Bolender analyzes the effects this has had on economic, cultural, and political life.

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    Attack of Fortified Places. Including Siege-works, Mining, and Demolitions
  • Author : James Mercur
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547248972
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  • Genre : Science
  • DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Attack of Fortified Places. Including Siege-works, Mining, and Demolitions" (Prepared for the use of the Cadets of the United States Military Academy) by James Mercur. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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    The Siege of Loyalty House
  • Author : Jessie Childs
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9781473523623
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  • Genre : History
  • 'Extraordinary, thrilling, immersive ... at times almost Tolstoyan in its emotional intelligence and literary power' Simon Schama 'Compellingly readable... [a] beautifully written and lucid account' Mail on Sunday __________ It was a time of climate change and colonialism, puritans and populism, witch hunts and war. A greater proportion of the British population died in the civil wars of the seventeenth century than in the world wars of the twentieth. Jessie Childs recovers the shock of this conflict by plunging us into one of its most extraordinary episodes: the siege of Basing House. To the parliamentarians, the royalist stronghold was the devil's seat. Its defenders called it Loyalty House. We follow artists, apothecaries, merchants and their families from the revolutionary streets of London to the Marquess of Winchester's mist-shrouded mansion. Over two years, they are battered, bombarded, starved and gassed. From within they face smallpox, spies and mutiny. Their resistance becomes legendary, but in October 1645, Oliver Cromwell rolls in the heavy guns and they prepare for a last stand. Drawing on unpublished manuscripts and the voices of dozens of men, women and children caught in the crossfire, Childs weaves a thrilling tale of war and peace, terror and faith, savagery and civilisation. The Siege of Loyalty House is an immersive and electrifying account of a defining episode in a war that would turn Britain - and the world - upside down. __________ 'Brilliant. Original. Gripping.' Antonia Fraser 'Beautifully written and gripping from first page to last. A sparkling book by one of the UK's finest historians' Peter Frankopan 'The Siege of Loyalty House is not only deeply researched. Childs has composed a wonderfully poetic narrative and adds a touch of the gothic' The Times 'Successfully brings the ghastliness of the period to life, dramatically, vividly and with pathos' Charles Spencer, Spectator

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    Castles Under Siege
  • Author : Richard Dargie
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 1404242945
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Looks at the history of siege warfare and castle defense in medieval Europe, with information on preparation for a siege, methods of attack and defense, sack and pillage.

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    The Siege of Savannah
  • Author : Franklin Hough
  • Publisher : Applewood Books
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781429019477
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Tower Under Siege
  • Author : Brian Lewis,Christine Massey,Richard Keith Smith
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0773521712
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  • Genre : Education
  • In The Tower under Siege Brian Lewis, Christine Massey, and Richard Smith explore these important themes and issues from the varying perspectives of students, teachers, policy makers, and administrators. They describe the opportunities, changes, and policies developing in western universities and governments in response to the education revolution. While most studies of the education revolution tend to be highly polemical, ; The Tower under Siege occupies a middle space, identifying issues and policy processes used to manage change and create more opportunities for education.; The Tower under Siege will be of great interest to anyone concerned with, excited about, or worried by the expanding role of technology in higher education: teachers, researchers, students, parents, policy makers, and administrators.

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    Siege of Darkness
  • Author : R.A. Salvatore
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780786948697
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The conflict between the drow of the Underdark and the dwarves of Mithral Hall comes to a head While Mithral Hall teems with whispers of the war to come, chaos erupts both above and below ground. On the surface of Faerûn, the first signs of the Time of Troubles make themselves known, forcing deities to assume their mortal forms. Beneath them in the Underdark, all but one drow house has lost their magical powers, and Lolth has handed the reins of leadership over to the demon Errtu. But even this turmoil cannot keep the drow from rising up from the black depths of the Underdark to battle the dwarves of Mithral Hall. Bruenor Battlehammer, with Drizzt at his side, will not go down without a fight—but they will have to fight without Wulfgar and Catti-brie at their sides. Siege of Darkness is the third book in the Legacy of the Drow series and the ninth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.

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    Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy
  • Author : Alex Dowdall,John Horne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9781137585325
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  • Genre : History
  • This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle. To date, however, there has been little recognition of the effects of siege warfare on civilians. This edited volume addresses this gap. Using a distinctive regressive method, it begins with the present and works backwards, avoiding teleological interpretations that suggest the targeting of civilians in war is a modern phenomenon. Its contributors interrogate civilians’ roles during sieges, both as victims and active participants; the laws and customs of siege warfare; its place in historical memory, and the ways civilian survivors have dealt with trauma. Its scope and content ensure that the collection is essential reading for all those interested in the place of civilians in war. Chapter 2 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

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    The Siege and the Fall of Constantinople in 1453
  • Author : Marios Philippides,Walter K. Hanak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 9781317016083
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives. The authors have consulted texts in all relevant languages, both those that remain only in manuscript and others that have been printed, often in careless and inferior editions. Attention is also given to 'folk history' as it evolved over centuries, producing prominent myths and folktales in Greek, medieval Russian, Italian, and Turkish folklore. Part I, The Pen, addresses the complex questions introduced by this myriad of original literature and secondary sources.

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    The Siege of Madras
  • Author : Sidney Owen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590742524
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  • Genre : Chennai (India)
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    The Siege of Savannah, in 1779
  • Author : Charles Colcock Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : CHI:25948783
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  • Genre : Savannah (Ga.)
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    Mooltan, During and After the Siege
  • Author : John Dunlop
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : WISC:89059049890
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  • Genre : Mooltan (India)
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    The History of the Great Siege of Gibraltar
  • Author : John Drinkwater
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781326474256
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  • Genre : History
  • The fullest account of the Great Siege of Gibraltar written by Capt John Drinkwater. The most definitive guide to what life in Gibraltar was like during this time.

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    Siege of Acre, 1189-1191
  • Author : John D. Hosler
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780300235357
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  • Genre : History
  • The first comprehensive history of the most decisive military campaign of the Third Crusade and one of the longest wartime sieges of the Middle Ages The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189–1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, historian John D. Hosler has written the first book-length account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Hosler’s lively and engrossing narrative integrates military, political, and religious themes and developments, offers new perspectives on the generals, and provides a full analysis of the tactical, strategic, organizational, and technological aspects on both sides of the conflict. It is the epic story of a monumental confrontation that was the centerpiece of a Holy War in which many thousands fought and died in the name of Christ or Allah.

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    The Siege of Kustrin, 1945
  • Author : Tony Le Tissier
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781848846975
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  • Genre : History
  • The unexpected arrival of Soviet troops at the end of January 1945 at the ancient fortress and garrison town of Kstrin came as a tremendous shock to the German High Command-the Soviets were now only 50 miles from Berlin itself. The Red Army needed the vital road and rail bridges passing through Kstrin for their forthcoming assault on the capital, but flooding and their own high command's strategic blunders resulted in a sixty-day siege by two Soviet armies which totally destroyed the town. The delay in the Soviet advance also gave the Germans time to consolidate the defenses shielding Berlin west of the Oder River. Despite Hitler's orders to fight on to the last bullet, the Kstrin garrison commander and 1,000 of the defenders managed a dramatic breakout to the German lines.The protracted siege had an appalling human cost - about 5,000 Germans were killed, 9,000 wounded and 6,000 captured, and the Russians lost 5,000 killed and 15,000 wounded. Tony Le Tissier, in this graphic and painstakingly researched account, has recorded events in extraordinary detail, using the vivid eyewitness testimony of survivors to bring the story of the siege to life.

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    The Siege of Savannah, by the Combined American and French Forces, Under the Command of Gen. Lincoln and the Count D'Estaing, in the Autumn of 1779. L.P.
  • Author : Benjamin LINCOLN (Major-General, U.S. Army.)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : BL:A0017719522
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Siege of Savannah, by the Combined American and French Forces, Under the Command of Gen. Lincoln and the Count D'Estaing, in the Autumn of 1779. L.P.

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    The Siege of Troy
  • Author : Theodor Kallifatides
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781590519714
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this perceptive retelling of The Iliad, a young Greek teacher draws on the enduring power of myth to help her students cope with the terrors of Nazi occupation. Bombs fall over a Greek village during World War II, and a teacher takes her students to a cave for shelter. There she tells them about another war—when the Greeks besieged Troy. Day after day, she recounts how the Greeks suffer from thirst, heat, and homesickness, and how the opponents meet—army against army, man against man. Helmets are cleaved, heads fly, blood flows. And everything had begun when Prince Paris of Troy fell in love with King Menelaus of Sparta's wife, the beautiful Helen, and escaped with her to his homeland. Now Helen stands atop the city walls to witness the horrors set in motion by her flight. When her current and former loves face each other in battle, she knows that, whatever happens, she will be losing. Theodor Kallifatides provides remarkable psychological insight in his version of The Iliad, downplaying the role of the gods and delving into the mindsets of its mortal heroes. Homer's epic comes to life with a renewed urgency that allows us to experience events as though firsthand, and reveals timeless truths about the senselessness of war and what it means to be human.

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    The Siege of Berwick
  • Author : Edward Jerningham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 2
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590538640
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  • Genre : Books
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    Siege of Newport
  • Author : Thomas Coffin Amory
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN1JLI
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  • Genre : Newport (R.I.)
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    Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)
  • Author : Paul McDonald
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781473860087
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  • Genre : History
  • This is a true historical account of war in the air, at sea and on land in the battle for Malta's survival in the Second World War. It was a battle which decided the outcome of the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Adrian Warburton, the airman described in the subtitle by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, went missing in 1944 in a single-seat American aircraft. He had flown at least 395 operational missions mostly from Malta. Unusually for a reconnaissance pilot, 'Warby' as he was known was credited with nine aircraft shot down. He lay undiscovered for sixty years. He is the RAF's most highly decorated photo-recce pilot. In Malta, Adrian met Christina, a stranded dancer turned aircraft plotter in the secret world deep beneath Valletta's fortress walls. She too was decorated for heroism. Together, they became part of the island's folklore. How important was Malta and the girl from Cheshire to the man behind the medals? This tale takes the form of a quest opening in a cemetery in Bavaria and closing in another in Malta. In between, the reader is immersed within the tension and drama surrounding Malta's Greater Siege retracing the steps of the main characters over the forever changed face of the island following its heroic victory.