BATTLES THAT ALTERED THE WORLD
From Ancient Egypt to
Of all the species, only humans kill for reasons other than instinctive drives for survival or food. People, unlike any other creatures, engage in legally-sanctioned killing to achieve political, ideological or religious ends; what we otherwise call war. In addition to horrific sights, sounds, and smells on the battlefield, the nature of warfare, social and technological change in the past 5,000 years, continues to evolve at an ever accelerating pace.
Karl von Clausewitz described war as continuation of politics by other means.
Napoleon said, "A battle sometimes decides
everything; and sometimes the most trifling thing
decides the fate of a battle."
• What lessons have been learned after 5,000 years of warfare?
• How will the next great epic battle alter your world?
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BATTLES: 5,000 Years of Conflict
This letter-sized book is a condensed history
of the essential battles that have impacted the
world for the past 5,000 years.Well over 50 maps
and illustrations are included. This book
includes the first historical battle in Egypt
that unified that nation and gave the world a
written language and progresses to the present
world-class struggle in the Middle East.
This is a perfect reference book for anyone who is studying world history. It comes with many explanations as to why battles took place and the result of the outcome.
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SUPERHERO ORIGINS & MYSTIQUE
The Quest for Superhuman Solutions
Mythology assumes a new dimension when creative storytelling takes on the mantle of absolute truth. Is current objectivity tainted by Iron Age wisdom? This book is a great guide to the ancient and modern quest to establish superheroes that transcended common man. Were these early "superheroes" the beginning of some religions?
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PAGANS & DEITIES
Mythology is the essence of memorable storytelling. From earliest times people in every part of the world have used oral narratives to describe the mysteries, tragedies, and foibles of human existence.
Stories passed from generation to generation and were often filled with vivid imagery, gross exaggerations, and laced with inaccuracies. Due to the typically authoritarian setting for the storyteller, mythology evolved from simple explanations to the supernatural, the superhero, and the sacred.
The result in all early cultures was complex and fanciful tales of humanoid gods and goddesses who impacted nature, human activities ranging from creation to birth, death, the afterlife, and everything in between. It is a human characteristic to want to believe in the superhuman. The legacy of mythology impacts us all.
Superheroes Pagans & Deities makes the case that mythology and paganism continue to effect our daily lives.
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Illustrated, 5.5" x 8.0" 224 pages
SAVAGE & STEVENS ARMS:
Collector's History, 5th Edition
This book has detailed historical references
and hundreds of illustrations of two legendary,
American arms manufacturers.
Starting in 1864,
Stevens Arms became the largest sporting arms
company in the world by 1912. The company was
involuntarily sold to Westinghouse Electric just
prior to WW I and was later acquired by Savage
Arms in 1920.
Savage & Stevens Arms both have
uniquely American histories that are represented
by condensed original source materials of
interest to collectors and history-buffs.
Illustrated, 8.25" x 10.75" 260 pages.
U.S. NAVY SEABEES:
Since Pearl Harbor, 3rd Edition
Founded soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor,
the U.S. Navy Construction Battalions (Seabees)
included up to 325,000 personnel before the end
of WW II.
The Korean Conflict, Vietnam War,
Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq were also
emergency, war-time crises that required both
construction and fighting skills.
The Seabees and
the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps have repeatedly
earned their "Can Do!" designation
during wars and natural disasters throughout the
world. Extensive photographs.
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Illustrated, 8.5" x 11" 232 pages.
CUSTER, CODY & THE LAST INDIAN WARS
This book is a pictorial history of Western
Americana at the apex of the Old West.
contains over 300 rare photographs with detailed
captions and richly detailed articles that
include the Native American point of view.
amazing amount of uniquely American history was
condensed within the few decades following the
Many events led up to the
"shocking" defeat of Custer, but the
most dramatic career that spanned that entire
period was that legendary warrior/scout and
international showman, Buffalo Bill Cody.
Illustrated, 10.75" x 8.25" 214 pages