Engineers of Victory

Engineers of Victory
Author: Paul Kennedy
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN: 184614728X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, one of the most acclaimed history books of recent decades, Engineers of Victory is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War. In January 1943 Churchill and Roosevelt and the Combined Chiefs of Staff met in Casablanca to review the western Allies' war aims and strategy. They realised that to attain their ultimate aim of 'unconditional surrender' they would have to achieve some formidable objectives - win control of the Atlantic sea-lanes and command of the air over the whole of West-Central Europe, work out how to land on an enemy-held shore so that Continental Europe could be retaken, how to blunt the Nazi blitzkrieg that a successful invasion would undoubtedly provoke, and finally how to 'hop' across the islands of the Pacific to assault the Japanese mainland. Eighteen months later on, as Paul Kennedy writes, 'these operational aims were either accomplished or close to being so.' The history of the Second World War is often told as a grand narrative. The focus of this book, by contrast, is on the problem-solvers - Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the 'funny tanks' which flattened the curve on the D-Day beaches; Flight Lieutenant Ronnie Harker 'the man who put the Merlin in the Mustang'; Captain 'Johnny' Walker, the convoy captain who worked out how to sink U-boats with a 'creeping barrage'. The result is a fresh perspective on the greatest, conflict in human history. Paul Kennedy is one of the world's best-selling and most influential historians. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into over twenty languages, Preparing for the Twenty-First Century, The Parliament of Man and the now classic Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery.

Engineering a Victory for Our Environment

Engineering a Victory for Our Environment
Author: Thomas M. Clement,United States. Environmental Protection Agency,Glenn Lopez,Pamela T. Mountain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Water resources development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory
Author: Thomas F. Army, Jr.
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016-06
ISBN: 1421419378
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory
Author: Justin S. Solonick
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2015-03-07
ISBN: 0809333910
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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After opening with a sophisticated examination of nineteenth-century military engineering and the history of siege craft, Solonick discusses the stages of the Vicksburg siege and the implements and tactics Grant's soldiers used to achieve victory. As Solonick shows, though Grant lacked sufficient professional engineers to organize a traditional siege - an offensive tactic characterized by cutting the enemy's communication lines and digging forward-moving approach trenches - the few engineers available, when possible, gave Union troops a crash course in military engineering. Ingenious midwestern soldiers, in turn, creatively applied engineering maxims to the situation at Vicksburg, demonstrating a remarkable ability to adapt in the face of adversity. When instruction and oversight were not possible, the common soldiers improvised.

Engineers of Victory

Engineers of Victory
Author: Paul Kennedy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-01-28
ISBN: 9781554683055
Category: Military engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the previously unexplored strategic factors that led to Allied victory, Paul Kennedy reveals how the leaders' grand strategy was practically achieved by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders' visions of success. In January 1943, FDR and Churchill established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi Blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over Western and Central Europe; to take the fight to the European mainland; and to end Japan's imperialism. Astonishingly, a little over a year later, these ambitious goals had nearly all been accomplished. With riveting tactical detail, The Engineers of Victory reveals how. From exactly how thousands of individual Allied planes and fighting ships were choreographed to collectively pull off the invasion of Normandy, to how crew chiefs perfected the high-flying and inaccessible B-29 Superfortress that would drop the atomic bombs on Japan, Kennedy reshapes our understanding of the Second World War's most crucial victories. In The Engineers of Victory Kennedy uncovers the real heroes of the war, highlighting for the first time the creative strategies, tactics and organizational decisions that made the lofty Allied objectives into a successful reality.

Ohio State Engineer

Ohio State Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shipbuilding Marine Engineering International

Shipbuilding   Marine Engineering International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The U S Army Corps of Engineers

The U S  Army Corps of Engineers
Author: William Baldwin
Publsiher: Department of Defense
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Product Description: This illustrated book highlights the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' history from the battle of Bunker Hill to the war on terrorism; an introduction to aspects and events in engineer history. The Corps has a wealth of visual information—drawings, artwork, photographs, maps, plans, models—and this book contains a montage of historical images from the Revolutionary War to the present, in addition to many newly written articles. This new history also features an extensive index to aid in finding a specific subject, and researchers and interested individuals can be sure that they will find a solid historical perspective.

The Military Engineer Journal of the Society of American Military Engineers

The Military Engineer  Journal of the Society of American Military Engineers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1922
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Military Engineer

The Military Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Military Engineer Book Excerpt:

"Directory of members, constitution and by-laws of the Society of American Military Engineers, 1935" inserted in v. 27.

The Popular Engineer

The Popular Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1919
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bridges to Victory

Bridges to Victory
Author: Max Schwartz
Publsiher: Max Schwartz/Consulting Engineers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780974416502
Category: Military engineers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Story of the Army Engineers in WWII under Gen Patton

Journal of the Western Society of Engineers

Journal of the Western Society of Engineers
Author: Western Society of Engineers (Chicago, Ill.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1899
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engineering News record

Engineering News record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Journal of the Engineering Institute of Canada

The Journal of the Engineering Institute of Canada
Author: Engineering Institute of Canada
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 884
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory
Author: Justin S. Solonick
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 0809333929
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On May 25, 1863, after driving the Confederate army into defensive lines surrounding Vicksburg, Mississippi, Union major general Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee laid siege to the fortress city. With no reinforcements and dwindling supplies, the Army of Vicksburg finally surrendered on July 4, yielding command of the Mississippi River to Union forces and effectively severing the Confederacy. In this illuminating volume, Justin S. Solonick offers the first detailed study of how Grant’s midwesterners serving in the Army of the Tennessee engineered the siege of Vicksburg, placing the event within the broader context of U.S. and European military history and nineteenth-century applied science in trench warfare and field fortifications. In doing so, he shatters the Lost Cause myth that Vicksburg’s Confederate garrison surrendered due to lack of provisions. Instead of being starved out, Solonick explains, the Confederates were dug out. After opening with a sophisticated examination of nineteenth-century military engineering and the history of siege craft, Solonick discusses the stages of the Vicksburg siege and the implements and tactics Grant’s soldiers used to achieve victory. As Solonick shows, though Grant lacked sufficient professional engineers to organize a traditional siege—an offensive tactic characterized by cutting the enemy’s communication lines and digging forward-moving approach trenches—the few engineers available, when possible, gave Union troops a crash course in military engineering. Ingenious midwestern soldiers, in turn, creatively applied engineering maxims to the situation at Vicksburg, demonstrating a remarkable ability to adapt in the face of adversity. When instruction and oversight were not possible, the common soldiers improvised. Solonick concludes with a description of the surrender of Vicksburg, an analysis of the siege’s effect on the outcome of the Civil War, and a discussion of its significance in western military history. Solonick’s study of the Vicksburg siege focuses on how the American Civil War was a transitional one with its own distinct nature, not the last Napoleonic war or the herald of modern warfare. At Vicksburg, he reveals, a melding of traditional siege craft with the soldiers’ own inventiveness resulted in Union victory during the largest, most successful siege in American history.

Dead Pool

Dead Pool
Author: James Lawrence Powell
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780520254770
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Writing for a wide audience, Powell shows us exactly why an urgent threat during the first half of the twenty-first century will come not from the rising of the seas but from the falling of the reservoirs."--BOOK JACKET.

Engineering a Victory for Our Environment

Engineering a Victory for Our Environment
Author: Thomas M. Clement,United States. Environmental Protection Agency,Glenn Lopez,Pamela T. Mountain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Water resources development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Missouri Off the Beaten Path

Missouri Off the Beaten Path
Author: Patti DeLano
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 1493031171
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missouri Off the Beaten Path Book Excerpt:

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Missouri Off the Beaten Path shares with you the Show Me State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed—from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Marine Engineering and Shipping Review

Marine Engineering and Shipping Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1944
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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