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Обложка книги B-29 "Superfortress" B-29 "Superfortress"

 Автор: Автор неизвестен


История создания самолета В-29 "Суперфортресс"

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Обложки нет Babi Yar: Critical Questions and Comments

 Автор: Tiedemann Herbert

Обложка книги Bachelor Girl Bachelor Girl

 Автор: Israel Betsy


In this lively and colorful book of popular history, journalist Betsy Israel shines a light on the old stereotypes that have stigmatized single women for years and celebrates their resourceful sense of spirit, enterprise, and unlimited success in a world where it is no longer unusual or unlikely to be unwed.

Drawing extensively on primary sources, including private journals, newspaper stories, magazine articles, advertisements, films, and other materials from popular media, Israel paints remarkably vivid portraits of single women—and the way they were perceived—throughout the decades. From the nineteenth-century spinsters, of New England to the Bowery girls of New York City, from the 1920s flappers to the 1940s working women of the war years and the career girls of the 1950s and 1960s, single women have fought to find and feel comfortable in that room of their own. One need only look at Bridget Jones and the Sex and the City gang to see that single women still maintain an uneasy relationship with the rest of society—and yet they radiate an aura of glamour and mystery in popular culture.

As witty as it is well researched, as thoughtful as it is lively, Bachelor Girl is a must-read for women everywhere.

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Обложки нет Back‑Office Михаила Суслова Или Кем И Как Производилась Идеология Брежневского Времени

 Автор: Митрохин Николай


Явление «застоя» невозможно понимать без осознания того, чем являлся предшествующий ему период советской истории.

Запрос на стабильность в сфере идеологии балансировал между желанием одних групп чиновников укрепить её путём отката назад к признанию «величия Сталина» и возобновлению практики политических репрессий — и намерением других групп чиновников закрепить достигнутые свободы и без особых рывков в дальнейшем искать всё же путь к «подлинному ленинизму». Под ним понималось осторожное движение от диктатуры к модели всё более плюралистического общества, утопическому «новому НЭПу» без нэпманов, троцкистов и сталинистов. Однако большинство аппаратчиков хотело просто стабильности — спокойной работы, вежливого обращения со стороны начальства, гарантированного, говоря современным языком, «социального пакета», отсутствия тревожащих новостей в СМИ, предсказуемой внешней политики.

Управлять такой средой можно было уже без террора и чисток, оперируя лишь угрозой увольнения, зачисления в список «невыездных» или запретa на публикацию. Другой вопрос, что подобная культурная гомогенность оказалась возможна только у поколений, выросших в условиях террора и чисток.

По прошествии двух десятков лет «застоя» сразу три бывших руководителя отдела пропаганды 1960‑х–1970‑х годов, а впоследствии члены Политбюро — Лигачёв, Медведев и Яковлев — естественным образом переросли «стабильность», осознали необходимость новых реформ и обновления кадрового состава бюрократии всех уровней. Но одним из самых серьезных их заблуждений являлась твердая уверенность в том, что «пряник» советской пропаганды может (ре)формировать общество сам по себе, без «кнута» КГБ. О том, что это не так, они узнали, к счастью, слишком поздно. И узнав, к их чести, не стали поворачивать обратно.

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Обложки нет Band of Brothers

 Автор: Ambrose Stephen

Обложка книги Berlin: The Downfall 1945 Berlin: The Downfall 1945

 Автор: Beevor Antony


The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred because Nazi Party chiefs, refusing to face defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army.

Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanatacism, revenge and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds.

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Обложка книги Between Heaven and Hell Between Heaven and Hell

 Автор: Rimmer Alan


The amazing true story of Great Britain’s quest for the H-Bomb. Sensational new material reveals:-

• Lord William Penney, Britain’s master-bomb-maker was an American stooge they dubbed “The Smiling Killer.”

• Air-Vice Marshal Wilfred Oulton, The Commander of Britain’s H-Bomb tests, lived in fear of a “witch’s Curse.”

• Britain’s biggest bomb, a huge multi-megaton monster, “went rogue” and contaminated thousands of servicemen on Christmas Island.

• Heart-breaking stories of the agonies the men suffered and the dreadful impact it had on their children and grandchildren

• UK spymasters tried to recruit the leader of a veteran’s group who was determined to expose the British Government.

• Dirty tricks, human experiments, lies and deceit are revealed in a book that will make your heart weep.

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Обложка книги Big Money Big Money

 Автор: Passos John Dos

 Серия: The U.S.A. Trilogy


THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to Hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929.


Ultimately, whether the novels are read together or separately, they paint a sweeping portrait of collective America and showcase the brilliance and bravery of one of its most enduring and admired writers.

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Обложка книги Black Square Black Square

 Автор: Pinkham Sophie


Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance abuse, ethnic clashes, and Russian aggression. Sophie Pinkham saw all this and more in the course of ten years working, traveling, and reporting in Ukraine and Russia, over a period that included the Maidan revolution of 2013–14, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the ensuing war in eastern Ukraine.

With a keen eye for the dark absurdities of post-Soviet society, Pinkham presents a dynamic account of contemporary Ukrainian life. She meets—among others—a charismatic doctor helping to smooth the transition to democracy even as he struggles with his own drug addiction, a Bolano-esque art gallerist prone to public nudity, and a Russian Jewish clarinetist agitating for Ukrainian liberation. These fascinating personalities, rendered in a bold, original style, deliver an indelible impression of a country on the brink.

Black Square is necessary reading for anyone who wishes to learn not only the political roots of the current conflict in Ukraine but also the personal stories of the people who live it every day.

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Обложка книги Black Wind, White Snow Black Wind, White Snow

 Автор: Clover Charles


Charles Clover, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of “Eurasianism,” a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces Eurasianism’s origins in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through Siberia’s Gulag archipelago in the 1950s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, and up to its steady infiltration of the governing elite around Vladimir Putin. This eye-opening analysis pieces together the evidence for Eurasianism’s place at the heart of Kremlin thinking today and explores its impact on recent events, the annexation of Crimea, the rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric, as well as Putin’s sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions.

Based on extensive research and dozens of interviews with Putin’s close advisers, this quietly explosive story will be essential reading for anyone concerned with Russia’s past century, and its future.

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Обложка книги Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

 Автор: Sontag Sherry, Drew Christopher, Drew Annette Lawrence


For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are told in Blind Man's Bluff, a magnificent achievement in investigative reporting. It reads like a spy thriller — except everything in it is true. This is an epic of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea, a story filled with unforgettable characters who engineered daring missions to tap the enemy's underwater communications cables and to shadow Soviet submarines. It is a story of heroes and spies, of bravery and tragedy.

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Обложка книги Blood and iron Blood and iron

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Серия: American Empire

Обложка книги Bloodlands Bloodlands

 Автор: Snyder Timothy


Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.” But before it even began, America’s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war’s end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness.

Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history, in the time and place where they occurred: between Germany and Russia, when Hitler and Stalin both held power. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history.

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Обложка книги Breakthroughs Breakthroughs

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Серия: Great War

Обложка книги Bringing Columbia Home Bringing Columbia Home

 Автор: Leinbach Michael, Ward Jonathan H


Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. This comprehensive account is told in four parts:

• Parallel Confusion

• Courage, Compassion, and Commitment

• Picking Up the Pieces

• A Bittersweet Victory

For the first time, here is the definitive inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible.

Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.

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Обложка книги Bristol «Beafort» Bristol «Beafort»

 Автор: Иванов С В

 Серия: Война в воздухе


Средний бомбардировщик Бристоль «Бленхейм» (Тип 142М) впервые поднялся в воздух 25 июпя 1936 года. Этот полет ознаменовал не только рождение новой машины. но и появление целого ряда двухмоторных бомбардировщиков и истребителей, выпускавшихся фирмой Бристоль на протяжении Второй Мировой войны и некоторое время после её окончания. За «Бленхеймом» последовали «Бофорт», «Бьюфайтер», «Бакингэм» и «Бриганд». «Бленхейм» использовался на начальном этапе войны, наибольший успех и слава выпали на долю «Бьюфайтера» и лишь «Бакингэм» постигла относительная неудача (построили всего 123 самолета). «Бофорт» также исправно нес службу, но почему-то историки авиации часто обходят его своим вниманием.

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Обложка книги Bristol Beaufighter Bristol Beaufighter

 Автор: Иванов С В

 Серия: Война в воздухе


Один из наиболее удачных и широко использовавшихся двухмоторных истребителей королевских ВВС Великобритании (RAF) Бристоль «Бьюфайтер» позаимствовал очень много конструктивных решений от своего предшественника, бомбардировщика-торпедоносца Бристоль «Бьюфорт». Обе машины были новаторскими в своём классе. «Бьюфорт» был первым современным бомбардировщиком-торпедоносцем, также как и «Бьюфайтер» был первым эффективным двухмоторным истребителем, принятыми на вооружение RAF, и оба самолёта по праву заняли своё место в «зале славы» британской авиации.

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Обложка книги Bristol Blenheim Bristol Blenheim

 Автор: Иванов С В

 Серия: Война в воздухе


3 сентября 1939 года, в 11 часов утра, радиостанция Би-Би-Си передала обращение к нации британского премьер-министра Невилла Чемберлена, объявившего войну нацистской Германии. За полчаса до этого события одинокий самолет 139-й эскадрильи (Ямайка) взлетел с аэродрома Вайтон на юго-востоке Англии, чтобы произвести фоторазведку главной базы немецкого флота – Вильгельмсхафена. Это был первый боевой вылет Королевских ВВС Великобритании во Второй Мировой войне. Его выполнил флайт-офицер Маккерсон (вместе с наблюдателем и воздушным стрелком) на самолете Бристоль «Бленхейм» Mk IV. На следующий день «Бленхеймы» из 107-й, 110-й и 139-й эскадрилий отправились в налет на Вильгельмсхафен – первый из многих тысяч, проведенных англичанами в течение последующих шести лет.

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Обложка книги Building the H Bomb Building the H Bomb

 Автор: Ford Kenneth William


In this engaging scientific memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time when, in his mid-twenties, he was a member of the team that designed and built the first hydrogen bomb. He worked with—and relaxed with—scientific giants of that time such as Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and John Wheeler, and here offers illuminating insights into the personalities, the strengths, and the quirks of these men. Well known for his ability to explain physics to nonspecialists, Ford also brings to life the physics of fission and fusion and provides a brief history of nuclear science from the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 to the ten-megaton explosion of “Mike” that obliterated a Pacific Island in 1952.

Ford worked at both Los Alamos and Princeton’s Project Matterhorn, and brings out Matterhorn’s major, but previously unheralded contribution to the development of the H bomb. Outside the lab, he drove a battered Chevrolet around New Mexico, a bantam motorcycle across the country, and a British roadster around New Jersey. Part of the charm of Ford’s book is the way in which he leavens his well-researched descriptions of the scientific work with brief tales of his life away from weapons.

Readership: A memoir for general readership in the history of science.

Key Features:

• It contains real physics, clearly presented for non-specialists

• Combining historical scholarship and his own recollections, the author offers important insights into the people and the work that led to the first H bomb

• Personal anecdotes enliven the book

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