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Blitzed

By Norman Ohler
  • ISBN Code: : 0241256984
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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The sensational German bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich, from Hitler to housewives. 'Bursting with interesting facts' Vice 'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.

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Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian "Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the riddle and change the course of history. Fitzharris dramatically reconstructs Lister’s career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Lister’s contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they ransacked for cadavers. Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.

Hitler's Monsters

By Eric Kurlander
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300190379
  • Total of Pages : 461
  • Category : History
  • Members : 578
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“A dense and scholarly book about . . . the relationship between the Nazi party and the occult . . . reveals stranger-than-fiction truths on every page.”—Daily Telegraph The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler’s personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimagining German politics and society and recasting German science and religion. In this eye-opening history, Eric Kurlander reveals how the Third Reich’s relationship to the supernatural was far from straightforward. Even as popular occultism and superstition were intermittently rooted out, suppressed, and outlawed, the Nazis drew upon a wide variety of occult practices and esoteric sciences to gain power, shape propaganda and policy, and pursue their dreams of racial utopia and empire. “[Kurlander] shows how swiftly irrational ideas can take hold, even in an age before social media.”—The Washington Post “Deeply researched, convincingly authenticated, this extraordinary study of the magical and supernatural at the highest levels of Nazi Germany will astonish.”—The Spectator “A trustworthy [book] on an extraordinary subject.”—The Times “A fascinating look at a little-understood aspect of fascism.”—Kirkus Reviews “Kurlander provides a careful, clear-headed, and exhaustive examination of a subject so lurid that it has probably scared away some of the serious research it merits.”—National Review

Teleportation

By Blake Hoena
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  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Book Code : 1681037270
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 427
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Are we there yet?! You’ve been in the car for hours. If only you could teleport to your destination. One day, it might be possible! Through leveled text and engaging photos, this title introduces readers to the exciting possibilities of teleportation. It highlights the use of teleportation in fiction, describes the science behind the superpower, and explores how teleportation may one day be possible! Additional features provide visual support to the text by profiling a popular superhero with the power, showing how teleportation would affect the human body, and more!

What Soldiers Do

By Mary Louise Roberts
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226923126
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 718
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How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? Do you appeal to their bonds with their fellow soldiers, their patriotism, their desire to end tyranny and mass murder? Certainly—but if you’re the US Army in 1944, you also try another tack: you dangle the lure of beautiful French women, waiting just on the other side of the wire, ready to reward their liberators in oh so many ways. That’s not the picture of the Greatest Generation that we’ve been given, but it’s the one Mary Louise Roberts paints to devastating effect in What Soldiers Do. Drawing on an incredible range of sources, including news reports, propaganda and training materials, official planning documents, wartime diaries, and memoirs, Roberts tells the fascinating and troubling story of how the US military command systematically spread—and then exploited—the myth of French women as sexually experienced and available. The resulting chaos—ranging from flagrant public sex with prostitutes to outright rape and rampant venereal disease—horrified the war-weary and demoralized French population. The sexual predation, and the blithe response of the American military leadership, also caused serious friction between the two nations just as they were attempting to settle questions of long-term control over the liberated territories and the restoration of French sovereignty. While never denying the achievement of D-Day, or the bravery of the soldiers who took part, What Soldiers Do reminds us that history is always more useful—and more interesting—when it is most honest, and when it goes beyond the burnished beauty of nostalgia to grapple with the real lives and real mistakes of the people who lived it.

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly

By Matt McCarthy
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0804138664
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 851
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A scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, bringing readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor—the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients. This funny, candid memoir of McCarthy’s intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into patients’ rooms and doctors’ conferences to witness a physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. McCarthy's one stroke of luck paired him with a brilliant second-year adviser he called “Baio” (owing to his resemblance to the Charles in Charge star), who proved to be a remarkable teacher with a wicked sense of humor. McCarthy would learn even more from the people he cared for, including a man named Benny, who was living in the hospital for months at a time awaiting a heart transplant. But no teacher could help McCarthy when an accident put his own health at risk, and showed him all too painfully the thin line between doctor and patient. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly offers a window on to hospital life that dispenses with sanctimony and self-seriousness while emphasizing the black-comic paradox of becoming a doctor: How do you learn to save lives in a job where there is no practice?

Occupational And Career Blitzing

By Feona Balcan
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  • Publisher : Editora Bibliomundi
  • Book Code : 1526045095
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: occupational-and-career-blitzing.pdf

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Think of your occupation as your main outlet for originative expression. Your occupation might take the form of a revenue generating career you execute or a business you handle, but it doesn't have to. Your occupation is your career; at a really basic level, it's simply what you do to take up your time. Naturally if you're going to live consciously, this choice gets to be a kind of crucial one.

Forgotten Blitzes

By Claudia Baldoli,Andrew Knapp
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441147519
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
  • Members : 998
  • Pdf File: forgotten-blitzes.pdf

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France and Italy account for fully one third of all Allied bombs dropped on Europe between 1940 and 1945. Italy received some 370,000 tons of bombs, nearly five times the total dropped on Britain by the Luftwaffe; France, over 570,000, nearly eight times the British figure. In each country, over 55,000 civilians died. Until now, studies of bombing in World War 2 have focused largely on the British and German experiences; few cover France or Italy. Forgotten Blitzes aims to remedy this. It explains the reasons for the Allied offensives, and uses political, social and cultural approaches to explore the challenges faced by states and peoples as the bombs fell. Massive research in local and national archives across four countries, complemented by diaries and personal memoirs, has allowed the authors to build a detailed, comparative picture of the impact of bombing on states, local authorities and individuals.

Forgotten Blitzes

By Claudia Baldoli,Andrew Knapp
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441159363
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: forgotten-blitzes.pdf

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France and Italy account for fully one third of all Allied bombs dropped on Europe between 1940 and 1945. Italy received some 370,000 tons of bombs, nearly five times the total dropped on Britain by the Luftwaffe; France, over 570,000, nearly eight times the British figure. In each country, over 55,000 civilians died. Until now, studies of bombing in World War 2 have focused largely on the British and German experiences; few cover France or Italy. Forgotten Blitzes aims to remedy this. It explains the reasons for the Allied offensives, and uses political, social and cultural approaches to explore the challenges faced by states and peoples as the bombs fell. Massive research in local and national archives across four countries, complemented by diaries and personal memoirs, has allowed the authors to build a detailed, comparative picture of the impact of bombing on states, local authorities and individuals.

Results And Rewards Blitzing

By Noah Daniels
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3730970305
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: results-and-rewards-blitzing.pdf

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The word 'Winning' might sound fake to you. Too bourgeois. Too full of A's, or fortune, or odds, or muscle-bound jocks. Real winning, however, is no more than one's own personal quest of individual excellence and motivation. You don't have to knock others down or acquire at the expense of other people. 'Winning' is taking the natural endowment and potential you were born with, and have since evolved, and utilizing it fully towards a goal or purpose that makes you happy. Let's consider it as our "personal quest of individual excellence." something closer to striving to live at your highest potential. The most crucial single point in the chapters to follow, to remember and internalize, is that it makes little difference what is really occurring, it's how you, personally, take it that truly counts!"

Chefs Host Christmas Too

By Darren Purchese
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  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Book Code : 1743585667
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 207
  • Pdf File: chefs-host-christmas-too.pdf

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Hot on the heels of his highly successful Chefs Eat Toasties Too, Darren Purchese is sharing his take on Christmas with us in his 2nd book in the Chefs…Too series. With Chefs Host Christmas Too there’s no need to be stressed about Christmas – at least not when it comes to hosting and feasting.
 
It’s time to play with Christmas – and we don’t mean having a starring role in a pageant, but being the star of your own show. The approach here is fresh, fun, lighthearted and accessible, with an enticing and cleverly put-together line up of Christmas greats, and new twists on how to prepare them.
 
Chefs Host Christmas Too
includes everything you need to keep the throng fed and entertained during this festive time, including family favourites, all the chef tips and tricks, and new takes on some classic fare.

 

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

By Terry Deary
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407162039
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category :
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: horrible-histories.pdf

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Readers can discover all the foul facts about the WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

By Terry Deary
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407129554
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 306
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If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in World War II. When Hitler's horrid army were goose-stepping round the globe, nearly everything in Europe was totally AWFUL! Read on to discover... * The dreadful truth about Dad's Army * What happened when an elephant got loose in the blackout * Who made a meal out of maggots * Which smelly soldiers were sniffed out by their enemies * Why wearing white knickers could kill you What with doodlebug bombs dropping out of the sky and sweet rationing driving kids (and teachers) mad, life in the Second World War was truly wicked. So from snow-bound cities under siege to fly-infested jungle trenches, and from rotten rationing recipes to awful invasions, discover all the dire details about the worst war EVER!

The Secret of Spice

By Tonia Buxton
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788701089
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 482
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'This is a must-have book, packed with tips and hints from a talented chef.' - Paul Hollywood 'This book is right up my street! It's about time that a chef got involved seriously on what spices really do to us and the food we eat, so well done Tonia - you have spiced my life back up with this book.' Chef Aldo Zilli Celebrity chef and TV personality, Tonia Buxton reveals the secret to a happier, healthier, spicier you through her spice-based recipes and home remedies. Tonia shows you how to turn seemingly simple spices into delicious meals, beauty products, and powerful potions that will help you live longer and feel better, naturally. At 50 years old, Tonia is living proof that using spices can make you look and feel incredible. Spices have been used for thousands of years to heal people and keep illness at bay, and Tonia is reminding us, through her delicious, easy-to-follow recipes and holistic home remedies, that putting a little spice in your life can still do wonders for your wellbeing today.