Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948 by Lucy Noakes

By Lucy Noakes

In this attention-grabbing, well timed and fascinating examine, Lucy Noakes examines women's function within the military and feminine army enterprises through the First and moment international Wars, in the course of peacetime, within the interwar period and within the post-war interval.

Providing a different exam of women’s fight for recognition by means of the British military, Noakes argues that ladies in uniform through the first 1/2 the 20th century challenged conventional notions of gender and threatened to destabilise simple notions of id by means of unsettling the masculine territory of conflict. Noakes additionally examines the tensions that arose because the military tried to reconcile its desire for lady labour with their wish to make sure that the army remained a male preserve.

Drawing on a variety of archival assets, together with formerly unpublished letters and diaries, professional files, newspapers and magazines, Women within the British Army uncovers the gendered discourses of the military to bare that it was once a key website within the formation of female and male identities.

Show description

Continue reading "Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948 by Lucy Noakes"

Schach Problem Heft #04/2017: Die rätselhaften Seiten von by ChessBase GmbH

By ChessBase GmbH

Schach challenge - # 04 / 2017
Die rätselhaften Seiten von Fritz

SCHACH challenge ist ein Schachbuch, das Spaß macht: a hundred Schach-Taktikaufgaben von "einfach" bis "Bundesliga"-Niveau, jede Aufgabe von ChessBase getestet, ELO-geeicht und mit Lösung. Im Fokus: die Deutsche Jugendmeisterschaft 2017! Genießen Sie die schönsten Kombinationen der stärksten deutschen Jugendspieler!

Außerdem three Trainingsbeiträge: Das Taktikmotiv: Der Vorstoß des e-Bauern; Weltmeister kombinieren und Ernstfall am Brett: kann guy die Stellung wirklich gewinnen?

Sämtliche Aufgaben stammen aus der ChessBase Onlinedatenbank mit 50.000 Stellungen! Tausende Spieler weltweit trainieren on-line Taktik bei ChessBase, u.a. Garry Kasparov. Für Einsteiger sind die ersten Aufgaben auf den ersten 25 Seiten intestine lösbar, das macht stolz und süchtig nach mehr. Die Rubriken Weltmeister und Taktikmotiv sind ebenfalls auch für Einsteiger geeignet, die Trainingsrubrik "Ernstfall am Brett" fordert auch starke Turnierspieler. Dieses Heft wird alle Schachspieler ansprechen, vom Anfänger bis zum Weltmeister.
Außerdem: Schach fördert die Gesundheit! Dr. Helmut Pfleger (Internist und Schach- Großmeister) empfiehlt regelmäßiges Gehirnjogging mit Taktikaufgaben: "Es ist aus ärztlicher Sicht sehr sinnvoll, das Gehirn an kombinatorischen Aufgaben zu schulen und zu stärken."

•100 Taktikaufgaben von einfach bis schwer! Im Fokus: die Deutsche Jugendmeisterschaft 2017
•Weltmeister-Taktik: die schönsten Kombinationen von Magnus Carlsen
•Das Taktikmotiv: Der Vorstoß des e-Bauern
•Ernstfall am Brett: Lösen Sie 10 Stellungen wie in der Turnierpraxis
•Schachbuch mit 88 Seiten (Keine DVD!)

Show description

Continue reading "Schach Problem Heft #04/2017: Die rätselhaften Seiten von by ChessBase GmbH"

An Eloquent Soldier: The Peninsular War Journals of by Gareth Glover

By Gareth Glover

Lieutenant Charles Crowe's magazine of the twenty seventh Foot (Inniskillings) of the ultimate crusade of Wellington's military is
a infrequent paintings for lots of purposes. it's, probably unusually, the 1st memoir approximately this crusade from this recognized regiment to be published.

Crowe wrote a regular magazine on the time, which essentially promises the authenticity and accuracy of his account. yet what makes it unique is that Crowe used to be super good learn and was once an finished author, in order that whilst he wrote up his magazine in 1842–3, he was once capable of decorate his simple magazine, describing his techniques, activities and phrases in attractive element. He hence grew to become his checklist of his brief military occupation right into a masterpiece of journalism.

Clearly written only for the joy of his kin, Crowe doesn't pull his punches: he censures officials either junior and senior; he talks brazenly of the ravages of conflict, and the pillaging, raping and looting; the horrors of conflict, describing the deaths and bad wounds of many in lurid aspect, the cowardice and stupidity; and he additionally describes the mundane intimately – not anything is handed over.

Crowe is a useful resource to army historians
on many degrees, and his magazine will stand proudly – deservedly – within the pantheon of serious army memoirs.

Show description

Continue reading "An Eloquent Soldier: The Peninsular War Journals of by Gareth Glover"

Australia and the Vietnam War by Peter Edwards

By Peter Edwards

The Vietnam warfare used to be Australia’s longest and so much debatable army dedication of the 20th century, finishing in humiliation for the us and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The struggle provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics, fairly when you consider that for the 1st time younger males have been conscripted for out of the country provider in a hugely contentious poll procedure. The Vietnam period continues to be pointed out with diplomatic, army and political failure.

Was Vietnam a case of Australia scuffling with ‘other people’s wars’? have been we actually ‘all the way in which’ with the U.S.? How legitimate used to be the ‘domino theory’? Did the Australian forces advance new tactical equipment in past Southeast Asian conflicts, and simply how winning have been they opposed to the unyielding enemy in Vietnam?
In this landmark e-book, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skilfully unravels the complexities of the worldwide chilly conflict, decolonisation in Southeast Asia and Australian household politics to supply new, frequently astounding, solutions to those questions.

Show description

Continue reading "Australia and the Vietnam War by Peter Edwards"

My First Book of Chess Tactics by David MacEnulty

By David MacEnulty

My First booklet of Chess strategies is a radical creation to this important element of enjoying profitable chess. strategies are the tips and strategies you employ to shock and ambush your opponent. The extra you recognize approximately strategies, the higher you’ll play the sport and the extra video games you'll win. In My First booklet of Chess strategies you'll: examine the information at the back of tactical styles and the way to call them; See tips on how to specialise in a place to discover tactical styles; perform strategies via fixing practical puzzles; realize not just what you are able to do for your opponent, yet what your opponent can do to you.

Show description

Continue reading "My First Book of Chess Tactics by David MacEnulty"

Botany Bay: The Real Story by Alan Frost

By Alan Frost

For the 1st time in 200 years, here's a complete and genuine account of the beginnings of contemporary Australia.

We all be aware of the normal tale. verified as a dumping flooring for Britain’s criminals, Australia owes its life just to overcrowded jails and a frightening remoteness from in every single place else.

In Botany Bay: the true Story, Alan Frost is going past those clichés to shed new gentle at the selection to settle New South Wales. He examines the hopes and fears of the politicians who took the choice, and the bigger advertisement and army wishes that underwrote it.

In the years ahead of the 1st Fleet sailed, Frost unearths, British gurus thought of sending convicts to websites in North and South the United States, Africa and New Zealand. In picking out Botany Bay, they was hoping not just to rid Britain of its extra criminals, but additionally to realize a key strategic outpost and take keep an eye on of invaluable ordinary resources.

The fruits of thirty-five years’ research of formerly overlooked documents, Botany Bay is a groundbreaking paintings that provides new and awesome insights into how Australia got here to be.

Show description

Continue reading "Botany Bay: The Real Story by Alan Frost"

100 Chess Master Trade Secrets: From Sacrifices to Endgames by Andrew Soltis

By Andrew Soltis

in an effort to turn into a chess grasp, there are specific stuff you want to know crucial assistance and methods that the masters be aware of, and also you have to examine. This awfully necessary e-book collects a majority of these strategies jointly in a single quantity, so that you can attempt them out, tick them off, and begin in your course in the direction of chess greatness. prepared in chapters overlaying each point of chess, from openings to endgames, well known chess writer Andrew Soltis presents most sensible 20 rundowns of those particular positions and strategies: chapters contain most sensible 20 Sacrifices, most sensible 20 an important Middlegame judgements, best 20 Endgame options and best 20 distinctive Endgames. Written in Andrew Soltis's ceaselessly attractive and available sort, this ebook will end up helpful to any participant who desires to develop into a chess master.

Show description

Continue reading "100 Chess Master Trade Secrets: From Sacrifices to Endgames by Andrew Soltis"

Draw!: The Art of the Half-Point in Chess by Leonid Verkhovsky

By Leonid Verkhovsky

The success of the Draw!? we have now all visible video games and even perhaps performed them within which a tough or misplaced video game is salvaged via an excellent drawing blend. within the early Seventies, Soviet foreign grasp Leonid Verkhovsky gathered one of the most fabulous attracts ever performed. you'll be captivated via mixtures and threats, as inexhaustible mind's eye in safety and assault counterbalance one another. The chess prowess of 1 participant is essentially in equilibrium with the mastery of his opponent. either are taking part in for a win, either ship their chess armies into shut strive against, and peace units in at the chessboard while it virtually turns into empty after a protracted and fierce conflict. additionally, you will satisfaction on the staggering "saving draws," whilst, even though in a tough place, a participant unearths all attainable (and impossible!) assets to make a draw. instance are drawn from the praxis of worldwide champions and impressive grandmasters, in addition to from the video games of lesser-known avid gamers. Of certain curiosity is the study made by means of the writer concerning stalemate, that specific exception within the principles. The booklet is topped with an enticing bankruptcy during which the writer addresses the drawn video games of the world"s best avid gamers. "I am convinced that every one those that love and cherish our historical video game will get pleasure from this excellent ebook. Mikhail Tal

Show description

Continue reading "Draw!: The Art of the Half-Point in Chess by Leonid Verkhovsky"

Port Washington (Images of America) by Richard D. Smith

By Richard D. Smith

Port Washington is a picturesque group at the beaches of Lake Michigan, only a brief force north of Milwaukee. It celebrates its one hundred and seventy fifth birthday in September 2010. This booklet is a brilliant description of the city�s heritage, from the local americans who lived on those seashores while the voyageurs first arrived, throughout the beginning of a thriving and industrious neighborhood of immigrants who settled right here after leaving Germany and Luxembourg. The pages contact at the early years of undefined, targeting the maritime background of Port Washington, and provides the reader an excellent photographic journey of what Port Washington used to be like over a hundred years in the past. a few of these pictures have by no means ahead of been released and a few of the structures not exist, which makes this publication a treasure trove of ancient photos to be loved through many generations.

Show description

Continue reading "Port Washington (Images of America) by Richard D. Smith"

You Know the Way: Through the Great Divide by Steve LaBonte

By Steve LaBonte

"
You understand how is a becoming tribute to the reminiscence of an excellent instructor who introduced us convenience and pleasure once we have been disturbed, yet who used to be additionally fearless in hectic us whilst he concept we have been too cozy. during this means, his homilies will proceed to motivate us.
— Don Klene

Steve continually wondered himself and challenged himself to develop and turn into a greater Christian and a greater person. His preaching used to be only a basic sharing of the questions he requested himself. He spoke as one human to different people, acquaintances and partners at the trip, we all suffering to develop and turn into our higher selves.
— Janice Braun

The instances within the final 35 years that I spent with Steve within the deaconate, he inspired me greatly. yet ordinarily the non-deaconate cases of being witness to the reality and violations of the Gospel by means of these in society that are supposed to uphold it are what I take into accout and cherish. this can be the genuine deaconate, this spirit of God that i glance for and Steve had it.
— A be aware written by way of fellow Deacon after Steve’s death"

Show description

Continue reading "You Know the Way: Through the Great Divide by Steve LaBonte"