Download E-books Austro-Hungarian Battleships 1914-18 (New Vanguard) PDF

Despite imperial politics, a latest Austro-Hungarian battleship fleet used to be equipped and contested Italian dominance of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean via a chain of bold naval raids that netted larger luck than whatever the German excessive Seas Fleet finished within the North Sea.

The 19th century observed the statement of Habsburg sea strength over the Adriatic from the Austrian inheritance of the Venetian fleet in 1797 to Rear Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff's attractive victory over a pretty good Italian strength on the conflict of Lissa in 1866 to the sluggish production of a contemporary conflict fleet starting within the Nineties. Austria-Hungary didn't have an in a foreign country empire; its empire lay inside its personal limitations and the first function of its military until eventually the start of the 20th century used to be the safety of its sea coast. As its service provider marine dramatically grew within the overdue 19th century, Austro-Hungarian admirals believed that the military may still take a extra proactive coverage of protection, protecting not just the sea coast however the larger Adriatic or even the Mediterranean waters which the empire's service provider ships plied. The Nineties observed the start of a sequence of naval construction courses that might create a well-balanced glossy fleet. Cruisers have been built for the security of in another country alternate and for "showing the flag" however the decisive projection of Austria-Hungary's dedication to manage the Adriatic was once the development of a strength of contemporary battleships. in comparison to the British, French, Germans, or even Italians, the Austro-Hungarians have been relative latecomers to the layout and development of battleships. Austro-Hungarian naval coverage tended to be reactionary instead of proactive; its admirals heavily Italian naval advancements and sought acceptable countermeasures even if the 2 countries have been tenuously sure jointly via the Triple Alliance pact of 1882. regardless of the naval fingers race all through Europe on the time, the army had trouble acquiring money for brand spanking new ships because the Hungarian executive was once reluctant to fund a fleet that largely served the maritime pursuits of the ethnically German section of the empire. The problems skilled in battleship investment and building reflected the political problems and ethnic rivalries in the empire. however via August of 1914, the Austro-Hungarian fleet had a strength of 9 battleships, 3 pre-dreadnoughts, and one dreadnought (three extra within the ultimate levels of construction). This e-book will survey the 5 periods of Austro-Hungarian battleships in provider throughout the First global War.

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Download E-books The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge PDF

By Michael Punke

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A exciting story of betrayal and revenge set opposed to the nineteenth-century American frontier, the marvelous tale of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass

The 12 months is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur corporation reside a brutal frontier lifestyles. Hugh Glass is without doubt one of the company’s most interesting males, an skilled frontiersman and a professional tracker. but if a scouting undertaking places him face-to-face with a grizzly undergo, he's viciously mauled and never anticipated to outlive. corporation males are dispatched to stick in the back of and have a tendency to Glass prior to he dies. whilst the lads abandon him in its place, Glass is pushed to outlive by way of one hope: revenge. With surprising grit and resolution, Glass units out, crawling in the beginning, throughout 1000's of miles of uncharted American frontier. in response to a real tale, The Revenant is a outstanding story of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one guy will visit for retribution.

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Download E-books Arizona Pay-off PDF

By Duke Patterson

Whilst Tex Scarron, six foot of whipcord and metal, rode domestic to the Bar X in Arizona, he chanced on Parson Dean and his gang operating a profitable 'protection' racket. Any rancher who did not pay up had his livestock rustled, his domicile burnt approximately his ears and his cowhands shot within the again. Tex's previous event struggling with hoodlums got here in convenient, and the gunplay was once quick and livid prior to he rid the territory of the Parson, solved the secret that lay at the back of the racket, and by the way came upon happiness with the mysterious outlaw lady whose path had so usually crossed his personal.

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Download E-books Cimarron: Vintage Movie Classics PDF

The foundation for the Academy Award-winning significant movie starring most sensible Actor nominee Richard Dix and most sensible Actress nominee Irene Dunne.

This brilliant and sweeping story of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, lines the beautiful demanding situations of settling an untamed frontier. Staking declare to their new domestic in Osage, Yancey Cravat, a spellbinding legal legal professional, and his spouse, well-bred Sabra, paintings opposed to probably overwhelming odds to create a wealthy existence for themselves. And as they determine themselves during this lawless land, Sabra screens an excellent company feel and makes successful in their neighborhood newspaper, the Oklahoma Wigwam, all amidst border and land disputes, outlaws, and the invention of oil.

Originally released in 1929, and two times made right into a movie, Cimarron brings background alive, shooting the settling of the yank West in brilliant detail.

With a brand new foreword by means of Julie Gilbert.

Vintage motion picture Classics spotlights vintage movies that experience stood the try of time, now rediscovered throughout the book of the novels on which they have been dependent.

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Download E-books The Elk-Dog Heritage PDF

By Don Coldsmith

Don Coldsmith, inducted into the Writer's corridor of reputation of the United States and voted one of many maximum Western Writers of the 20th Century via the Western Writers of the USA, is certainly one of our nationwide treasures. He single-handedly revolutionized the Western novel together with his acclaimed Spanish Bit Saga, which has greater than six million copies in print. Set within the early 16th century, the Spanish Bit Saga re-creates a time, a spot, and a people who were approximately misplaced to background. In it we see historical past within the making in the course of the proud eyes of these who lived it.

In the hot earlier, the folks lived in worry, continually pursued by way of their historical enemies, the pinnacle Splitters. yet that used to be sooner than Spaniard Juan Garcia arrived, bringing horses-Elk-Dogs. He taught his followed humans to journey and struggle, to defy demise and be positive. Slowly, at the start, they discovered the methods of the superb animals that Garcia introduced them. quickly, none may well stand opposed to them, and the as soon as cowering and timid humans turned lords of the yank nice Plains. the pinnacle Splitters have been defeated and now the folk dwell a lifetime of peace and prosperity.

But no longer all are chuffed with peace. desirous to end up their manhood, the youths of the tribe lengthy for the times of warfare. opposed to the direct orders in their elders, the younger bloods search out the pinnacle Splitters and, waging their very own warfare, position the total tribe in jeopardy.

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Download E-books Devil's Manhunt (Western Short Stories Collection) PDF

By L. Ron Hubbard

In the Arizona territory, each mountain hides a fortune—and each guy fends for himself.

Tim Beckdolt, rangy and self-reliant, is as American because the frontier itself. yet after spending 8 treacherous months digging $175,000 in gold out of Desperation Peak—all he has left is desperation. sadistic strangers have taken his gold, and now they wish to take his existence. He’s at the run—the goal of a Devil’s Manhunt.

In a time and a spot the place the single legislation is the legislation of survival, Beckdolt should reside by way of his wits…or die by means of the bullet.

In 1932, Hubbard led a mining group on a six-month West Indies Mineralogical day trip in Puerto Rico—the first whole survey of the island because it had turn into an American territory.  It was once an adventure that informs this identify with outstanding realism.

additionally comprises extra Western tales:  "Johnny, the city Tamer," the tale of an area swindler who meets his fit, and "Stranger in Town," within which a drifter confronts a corrupt sheriff…and his personal darkish past.

“A exciting novel of greed, violence, survival and perseverance, Devil's Manhunt completely embodies the unbridled pleasure of pulp fiction.” —Midwest e-book Review

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