Dorling Kindersley

The Tank Book

Foreword   David Willey, Curator, The Tank Museum The First Tanks: To 1918 Introduction Earliest Experiments Leonardo da Vinci’s “Tank” Mark IV Tanks of World War I Renault FT-17 Great Designers: Tritton and Wilson The First Tank Action Wartime Experiments Early Armoured Cars Between the Wars: 1918-1939 Introduction Interwar Experiments A New Kind of Cavalry Armoured …

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The Philosophy Book

The Ancient World: 700BCE – 250CE[rtoc] Thales of Miletus Everything is made of water Laozi The Dao that can be told is not the eternal Dao Pythagoras Number is the ruler of forms and ideas Siddhartha Gautama Happy is he who has overcome his ego Confucius Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles Heraclitus Everything …

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Eyewitness: Knight

The first knights The Normans Making a knight Armour Fashion in steel Inside the armour Arms and the man On horseback The castle The castle at war Siege warfare Arming to fight The enemy Into battle Castle life Manor lords Manor ladies The ideal of chivalry The tournament The joust Foot combat Heraldry Hunting Faith …

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World War I

Introduction   Richard Overy The Road to War 1878-1914 [rtoc] The Cultivation of Hatred The Years of Plenty [European Alliances, 1878-1914] [Industrial Growth of the Great Powers 1875-1913] [The Evolution of the Machine Gun] [The British Navy] [Stratified Societies] War is Declared [The German Armies of 1914] [The Lost Provinces] [The Schlieffen Plan] [The Armies are …

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World War II

Introduction   Richard Overy The Path to War 1919-39 [rtoc] The Rise of Extremism Post-War Europe [Mussolini and the Fascists] [Hitler and Nazism] [Anti-Semitism in Germany] Japanese Imperialism [Japanese Society] [The Chinese Civil Wars] [The Rape of Nanking] Rearmament and Expansion [European Rearmament] [Spanish Civil War] [The Free City of Danzig] [/rtoc] War Begins in Europe …

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The Politics Book

Introduction Ancient Political Thought: 800BCE – 30CE[rtoc] Confucius: If your desire is for good, the people will be good Sun Tzu: The art of war is of vital importance to the state Mozi: Plans for the country are only to be shared with the learned Plato: Until philosophers are kings, cities will never have rest …

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