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The Last Battle

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The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler\'s Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was th ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439127018
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 576
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come. The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.


The Last Battle

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The incredible story of the unlikeliest battle of World War II, when a small group of American soldiers joined forces wit ...

  • L'auteur : Stephen Harding
  • Editeur: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0306822091
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The incredible story of the unlikeliest battle of World War II, when a small group of American soldiers joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops May, 1945. Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. The Last Battle tells the nearly unbelievable story of the unlikeliest battle of the war, when a small group of American tankers, led by Captain Lee, joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops seeking to capture Castle Itter and execute the stronghold's VIP prisoners. It is a tale of unlikely allies, startling bravery, jittery suspense, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.


The Last Battle

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Author of The Great War, as well as celebrated accounts of the battles of the Somme, Passchendaele, Jutland, and Gallipoli, historian Peter Hart now turns ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Hart
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190872993
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Author of The Great War, as well as celebrated accounts of the battles of the Somme, Passchendaele, Jutland, and Gallipoli, historian Peter Hart now turns to World War One's final months. Much has been made of-and written about-August 1914. There has been comparatively little focus on August 1918 and the lead-up to November. Because of the fixation on the Great War's opening moves, and the great battles that followed over the course of the next four years, the endgame seems to come as a stunning anticlimax. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 the guns simply fell silent. The Last Battle definitively corrects this misperception. As Hart shows, a number of factors precipitated the Armistice. After four years of bloodshed, Germany was nearly bankrupt and there was a growing rift between the military High Command and political leadership. But it also remained a determined combatant, and France and Great Britain had equally been stretched to their limits; Russia had abandoned the conflict in the late winter of 1918. However complex the causes of Germany's ultimate defeat, Allied success on the Western Front, as Hart reveals, tipped the scales-the triumphs at the Fifth Battle of Ypres, the Sambre, the Selle, and the Meuse-Argonne, where American forces made arguably their greatest contribution. The offensives cracked the Hindenburg Line and wore down the German resistance, precipitating collapse. Final victory came at great human cost and involved the combined efforts of millions of men. Using the testimony of a range of participants, from the Doughboys, Tommies, German infantrymen, and French poilus who did the fighting, to those in command during those last days and weeks, Hart brings intimacy and sweep to the events that led to November 11, 1918.


The Chronicles of Narnia Vol VII: The Last Battle

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The Last Battle chronicles the end of the world of Narnia. During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from with ...

  • L'auteur : C.S.Lewis
  • Editeur: Enrich Spot Limited
  • ISBN: 9887739626
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Last Battle chronicles the end of the world of Narnia. During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root in Narnia. Jill and Eustace return to save Narnia. Together with the King Tirian and a small band of loyal followers, the boys try to prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this land. This reveals the true Narnia to which the Lion King Aslan brings them.


Okinawa

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Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Leckie
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101196297
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.


The Last Battle

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The Last Battle – set after World War II and before the Vietnam War – is the bittersweet story of Col. William George and the men he leads. Overcoming ...

  • L'auteur : Rick Marrah
  • Editeur: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1973682362
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 142
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Last Battle – set after World War II and before the Vietnam War – is the bittersweet story of Col. William George and the men he leads. Overcoming a scar from his past, the colonel has persevered to become a fierce and compassionate leader. He and his battalion are engaged with the enemy when they get word that the war has been won. But when Col. George and his troops don’t get an acknowledgment of surrender, he must figure out what to do. Without having much choice, the colonel readies his troops to fight in the event the enemy advances or attacks When scouts report that they see no signs of the enemy, it appears that all may be fine. However, enemy troops then mount a sudden attack, leaving Col. George and his troops fighting for their lives. Throughout the ordeal, the colonel gets closer to his men as he learns more about them and himself in this story of redemption, courage, grief, and triumph.


The Last Battle of the Cold War

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A fascinating, first-hand account of the bureaucratic and public struggles that lead to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Glitman focuses on de ...

  • L'auteur : M. Glitman
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 140398316X
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 259
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A fascinating, first-hand account of the bureaucratic and public struggles that lead to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Glitman focuses on debates among American negotiators and between them and the Europeans and Soviets. This is an important look at policy making and negotiations all the more relevant in an age of proliferation.


Hannibal's Last Battle

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A “crisply written, well researched . . . superb piece of scholarship about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles in the ancient world” (Journa ...

  • L'auteur : Brian Todd Carey,Joshua B. Allfree,John Cairns
  • Editeur: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473814812
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 232
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A “crisply written, well researched . . . superb piece of scholarship about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles in the ancient world” (Journal of Military History). At Zama (in what is now Tunisia) in 202 BC, the armies of two great empires clashed: the Romans under Scipio Africanus and Carthaginians, led by Hannibal. Scipio’s forces would win a decisive, bloody victory that forever shifted the balance of power in the ancient world. Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Mediterranean. Here, Brian Todd Carey recounts that battle and the grueling war that led up to it. He offers fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war, their military organizations, equipment, and the tactics the armies employed. He also delivers an in-depth critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age. With vivid prose and detailed maps of the terrains of the time, Hannibal’s Last Battle is an essential text for fans of military history and students of the classical period.


Weight of Glory

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The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World W ...

  • L'auteur : C. S. Lewis
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061950285
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.


The Final Battle...for Now

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It's the final book! Each of the Eights has received her power and gift and they even know where Daddy is—inside a snowglobe-shaped Christmas tree orname ...

  • L'auteur : Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547822545
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 128
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: It's the final book! Each of the Eights has received her power and gift and they even know where Daddy is—inside a snowglobe-shaped Christmas tree ornament. Now all they have to do is get inside the ornament and rescue Daddy. Hopefully, Mommy's in there with him. For heaven's sake, how are they supposed to shrink all of them (plus the cats!) down to a size small enough to fit in the globe and then actually get inside it? Of course, through magic or just shear will power—who really knows which—the girls have done quite a few things that, to be honest, they really shouldn't have been able to do. But this seems like asking too much even for these intelligent and talented girls. But the Eights are also a very determined group. Now that they know where Daddy is, they will—and they do—find a way to him. But they never would have guessed what else awaits them inside the snowglobe.


The Last Battle on English Soil, Preston 1715

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Whilst much has been written about the Jacobites, most works have tended to look at the Rebellion of 1745, rather than the earlier attempt to reinstate the ...

  • L'auteur : Jonathan Oates
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317026403
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 266
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Whilst much has been written about the Jacobites, most works have tended to look at the Rebellion of 1745, rather than the earlier attempt to reinstate the Stuart dynasty. As such this book provides a welcome focus on events in 1715, when Jacobites in both England and Scotland tried to oust George I and to replace him with James Stuart. In particular it provides a detailed narrative and analysis of the campaign in the Lowlands of Scotland and in the north of England that led to the decisive battle at Preston and ended the immediate prospects of the Jacobite cause. Drawing upon a wealth of under-utilised sources, the work builds on existing research into the period to give weight to the community and individual dimensions of the crisis as well as to the military ones. Contrary to popular myth, the Jacobite army contained both English and Scots, and because it surrendered almost intact, an analysis of the surviving list of Jacobite prisoners captured in the North West England reveals much information about their origins, occupations, unit structure and, sometimes, religion, as well as the quality of the soldiers’ arms and equipment, their experience and that of their leaders. Through this study of the last major battle to be fought on English soil, a clearer picture emerges of the individuals and groups who sought to mould the direction of the freshly created British state and the dynasty that should rule it.


The Last Battle

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Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices. Narnia . . . where ...

  • L'auteur : C. S. Lewis
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061974145
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices. Narnia . . . where lies breed fear . . . where loyalty is tested . . . where all hope seems lost During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia. The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. A complete stand-alone read, but if you want to relive the adventures and find out how it began, pick up The Magician’s Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.


A Bridge Too Far

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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II. A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, w ...

  • L'auteur : Cornelius Ryan
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439126712
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 672
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II. A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters—from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders—Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.


Black Girl,/White Girl

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Fifteen years ago, in 1975, Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent, terrible death. Minette Swift had been a fiercely individuali ...

  • L'auteur : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061862441
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Fifteen years ago, in 1975, Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent, terrible death. Minette Swift had been a fiercely individualistic scholarship student, an assertive—even prickly—personality, and one of the few black girls at an exclusive women's liberal arts college near Philadelphia. By contrast, Genna was a quiet, self-effacing teenager from a privileged upper-class home, self-consciously struggling to make amends for her own elite upbringing. When, partway through their freshman year, Minette suddenly fell victim to an increasing torrent of racist harassment and vicious slurs—from within the apparent safety of their tolerant, "enlightened" campus—Genna felt it her duty to protect her roommate at all costs. Now, as Genna reconstructs the months, weeks, and hours leading up to Minette's tragic death, she is also forced to confront her own identity within the social framework of that time. Her father was a prominent civil defense lawyer whose radical politics—including defending anti-war terrorists wanted by the FBI—would deeply affect his daughter's outlook on life, and later challenge her deepest beliefs about social obligation in a morally gray world. Black Girl / White Girl is a searing double portrait of "black" and "white," of race and civil rights in post-Vietnam America, captured by one of the most important literary voices of our time.


Survivors: The Gathering Darkness #6: The Final Battle

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The time has come for a traitor to fall. Don’t miss the action-packed final adventure in the Survivors: The Gathering Darkness series! From Erin Hunter, ...

  • L'auteur : Erin Hunter
  • Editeur: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062343564
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The time has come for a traitor to fall. Don’t miss the action-packed final adventure in the Survivors: The Gathering Darkness series! From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors, Survivors is full of “wild and wonderful adventure” (Kirkus; starred review) that will thrill fans of Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire. Storm has discovered the identity of the traitor dog who was sabotaging her former Pack—but when she returned from her exile, she fell right into the Bad Dog’s waiting trap. Now a prisoner in the Wild Pack’s camp, Storm is running out of time. This is her last chance to save the Pack…and to put an end to what the traitor began.


Redemption

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A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 tho ...

  • L'auteur : Nicholas Lemann
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429923613
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant'ssupport for the emergent structures of black political power. The remorseless strategy of well-financed "White Line" organizations was to create chaos and keep blacks from voting out of fear for their lives and livelihoods. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875. Lemann bases his devastating account on a wealth of military records, congressional investigations, memoirs, press reports, and the invaluable papers of Adelbert Ames, the war hero from Maine who was Mississippi's governor at the time. When Ames pleaded with Grant for federal troops who could thwart the white terrorists violently disrupting Republican political activities, Grant wavered, and the result was a bloody, corrupt election in which Mississippi was "redeemed"—that is, returned to white control. Redemption makes clear that this is what led to the death of Reconstruction—and of the rights encoded in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. We are still living with the consequences.


Хроники Нарнии. Последняя битва / The Chronicles of Narnia. The Last Battle

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В этом издании читателям предлагаются неадаптированный оригинальный текст и класси ...

  • L'auteur : Клайв Льюис
  • Editeur: Litres
  • ISBN: 5041007888
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: В этом издании читателям предлагаются неадаптированный оригинальный текст и классический перевод заключительной повести из волшебной эпопеи «Хроники Нарнии».Чтение текста в оригинале позволит значительно усовершенствовать знание английского, а перевод на русский язык поможет разрешить возникающие по ходу чтения вопросы и трудности. Для углубления знаний английского и облегчения понимания текста предлагаются упражнения.Книга будет интересна и полезна всем, кто знает и изучает английский язык с преподавателем или самостоятельно.


The Last Battle

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“A vast and intricate tapestry woven by a writer who knows both history and war.”—David Drake, author of the Lord of the Isles series The Great War h ...

  • L'auteur : Chris Bunch
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 144065378X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “A vast and intricate tapestry woven by a writer who knows both history and war.”—David Drake, author of the Lord of the Isles series The Great War has ended—but there is no peace for battle-hardened Hal Kailas amidst the ruins of his homeland. In this bleak, ravaged world, even his marriage to Lady Khiri no longer brings solace. And Hal’s worst fears are coming to pass as the dragonmasters—and the magnificent beasts they once flew—are cast off like relics of a misbegotten age. Old enemies have returned to strike a savage blow. With his loyal comrades, Hal must turn back this terrible scourge that threatens man and beast alike in one last, ultimate battle—whose outcome is far from certain… Praise for the Dragonmaster Trilogy: “Bunch does an excellent job of grabbing the reader from the word go.”—SF Crowsnest “A tale of epic war and sorcery with a strong appeal to dragon lovers of all ages.”—Library Journal


Last Battle: The Lord of the Beasts

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A kingdom in war. A threatened queen. An invading army. A false emperor. A battle of the past. An exiled champion. A powerful commander. An impetuous trait ...

  • L'auteur : José Loma
  • Editeur: Babelcube Inc.
  • ISBN: 1547556072
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 100
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A kingdom in war. A threatened queen. An invading army. A false emperor. A battle of the past. An exiled champion. A powerful commander. An impetuous traitor. Some cursed weapons. Some forgotten gods. And the Lord of the Beasts willing to do away with everything named. But there is something that his will ignores, something unnoticed also for the rest of the world: the arrival of a new recruit, the emigrant from the south who will find the power and destiny of the world in his hands. A world threatened by the greed of an evil being is subjected to war. Creatures from distant lands raze the strongholds of the allied races. Aegean always thought he would be another recruit, but the fate and will of the gods are unpredictable, and his courage and honor will be the key to, when the time comes, look into the eyes of evil and test his own will. Join Egeo and immerse yourself in a path full of mystery, action and adventure. Will evil be imposed on good? Or maybe both are the same? Let's go! Let's find the answer!


Osaka 1615

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In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 s ...

  • L'auteur : Stephen Turnbull
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1846037999
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 96
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy this remaining threat to the Tokuwaga ruling dynasty. This book explores the bitter struggle of the Summer and Winter campaigns, which eventually saw the last great clash of the samurai and defined the balance of power in Japan for years to come.