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Old 01-01-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
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The Agate Surrey books are now free at Amazon.

Soup and Bread Cookbook

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Thanks for posting the links. Looks like all but one is a repeat.
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99p at Amazon UK

Wellington's Guns
The untold story of Wellington's artillery by Nick Lipscombe


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wellingtons-...dp/B00F586O2K/

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The War Lords by A J P Taylor
The Second World War, unlike the First, produced five great leaders.

Men of iron character who dominated their countries.

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SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force by Mir Bahmanyar is a $1.99 Kindle daily deal in the US
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Since the US Navy SEALs came into existence in 1983, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in the war in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the war in Iraq.

Now in paperback, this bestselling book from respected authors Mir Bahmanyar and Chris Osman offers readers a focus on modern combat operations between 1983 and 2006, examining various combat operations, the Navy SEAL training regimes, and the development of tactics and weapons. It includes first-hand accounts from SEALs on the ground, including revealing accounts from those currently involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is an eye-opening insight into the shadowy and mysterious world of the US Navy SEALs, guaranteed to appeal to anyone with an interest in modern military operations, current events, and even those interested in becoming a Navy SEAL.
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One of Amazon US's daily deals today is Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II by Prit Buttar for $1.99
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With the exception of Poland, no region or territory suffered more greatly during World War II than the Baltic States. Caught between the giants of the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia became pawns in the desperate battle for control of Eastern Europe throughout the course of World War II. This is a story of conquest and exploitation, of death and deportation and the fight for survival both by countries and individuals. The three states were repeatedly occupied -- by the Soviet Union in 1939, by Germany in 1941, and again by the Soviet Union in 1944-45. In each case, local government organizations and individuals were forced to choose between supporting the occupying forces or forming partisan units. Many would be caught up in the bitter fighting in the region and, in particular, in the huge battles for the Courland bridgehead during Operation Bagration when hundreds of thousands of soldiers would fight and die in the last year of the war. Over 300,000 Soviet troops would be lost during the repeated assaults on the 'Courland Cauldron' before 146,000 German and Latvia troops were finally forced to surrender. No mercy was shown and all Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians who fought for Germany were executed. By the end of the war, death and deportation had cost the Baltic States over 20 percent of their total population and the iron curtain would descend on the region for over four decades. Using numerous first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, Prit Buttar weaves a magisterial account of the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and the three small states whose fates were determined by the fortunes and misfortunes of war.
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Century of Progress: A Photographic Tour of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair
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Life Skills: How To Do Almost Anything
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The first volume of Winston Churchill's "History of the English-Speaking Peoples" is part of today's Amazon UK Kindle Deal of the Day at 99p. A classic for any history buff who doesn't already have it.

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Free from Endeavour, Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang by Jillian Becker

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Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all -- in view of today's new political climate -- the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims, one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event.

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester is $1.99 at Amazon US (and probably in other stores)
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Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced it—and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.
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Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free by John Ferling is $2.99 at Amazon US (and possibly in other stores)
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No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously
contested-than Congress's decision to declare independence in July
1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and
Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader
of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies
together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once."


Other books have been written about the Declaration, but no author has
traced the political journey from protest to Revolution with the
narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes
readers from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of
Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate
erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost.


At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was
intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and
justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this
passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. Independence will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource."

The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes is $2.99 at Amazon US (and probably in other stores)
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In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.

Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter is $2.99 at Amazon US (and probably other stores)
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The epic, untold story of China’s devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan

For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West.

Rana Mitter focuses his gripping narrative on three towering leaders: Chiang Kai-shek, the politically gifted but tragically flawed head of China’s Nationalist government; Mao Zedong, the Communists’ fiery ideological stalwart, seen here at the beginning of his epochal career; and the lesser-known Wang Jingwei, who collaborated with the Japanese to form a puppet state in occupied China. Drawing on Chinese archives that have only been unsealed in the past ten years, he brings to vivid new life such characters as Chiang’s American chief of staff, the unforgettable “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell, and such horrific events as the Rape of Nanking and the bombing of China’s wartime capital, Chongqing. Throughout, Forgotten Ally shows how the Chinese people played an essential role in the wider war effort, at great political and personal sacrifice.

Forgotten Ally rewrites the entire history of World War II. Yet it also offers surprising insights into contemporary China. No twentieth-century event was as crucial in shaping China’s worldview, and no one can understand China, and its relationship with America today, without this definitive work.
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Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang by Jillian Becker

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