The French Army in World War I (Men at War 5)

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The French Army in World War I (Men at War 5)
A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats By Spike Carlsen
The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Concise by Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Sandra Hawley and Joseph F. Kett
Waffen SS at War
Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria By Kevin F. McMurray

The French Army in World War I (Men at War 5)

Del Prado | 2004 | ISBN: 8483725169 | English | 20 Pages | PDF | 20 MB

A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats By Spike Carlsen

2008 | 432 Pages | ISBN: 0061373567 | EPUB | 5 MB
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn’t have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn’t exist. At the same time, many of us are removed from the world where wood is shaped and celebrated every day. That world is inhabited by a unique assortment of eccentric craftsmen and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world’s most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, sacred relics, and bizarre forms of transportation. In A Splintered History of Wood, Spike Carlsen has uncovered the most outlandish characters and examples, from world-champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and many more, in a passionate and personal exploration of nature’s greatest gift.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Concise by Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Sandra Hawley and Joseph F. Kett

English | ISBN: 0495797324 , 0547222807 | 2009 | 872 pages | PDF | 154 MB
Like its corresponding full-size version, THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, International Edition, is an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework.
THE ENDURING VISION, International Edition is known for sustained attention to cultural history, and for innovative coverage of the environment, and the West. The Sixth Edition of THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, International Edition, features a new co-author, Andrew Rieser, new pedagogy, and a beautiful new design.

Waffen SS at War

1998 | ISBN: 0711025770 | English | 128 Pages | PDF | 72 MB

Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria By Kevin F. McMurray

2002 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 0743400631 | EPUB | 2 MB
On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the Andrea Doria is still taking lives. Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the Andrea Doria is the ultimate deepwater wreck challenge. Over the years, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers have investigated the Andrea Doria, pushing themselves to the very limits of human endurance to explore her — and not all have returned. Diver Kevin McMurray takes you inside this elite club with a hard, honest look at those who go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than others would ever dream. Deep Descent is the riveting true story of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal risks traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Chronicling these adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic photos, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills — or the courage — to go.

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