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Carl De Keyzer en David Van Reybrouck, Album 14–18

October 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Carl De Keyzer en David Van Reybrouck, Album 14–18

Carl De Keyzer en David Van Reybrouck, Album 14–18

Fotograaf Carl De Keyzer selecteerde en bewerkte de voorbije twee jaar honderd originele glasplaten uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog uit diverse archieven in binnen- en buitenland.

Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

February 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

In 1971, former cold war hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers—a 7,000-page top secret study of U.S. decision making in Vietnam—to The New York Times and The Washington Post. The document set in motion a chain of events that ended not only the Nixon presidency but the Vietnam War.

Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior

October 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior

Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior

In a journalistic world where criticism of authority is considered subversive, The Age of the Warrior is a vital, provocative and insightful work from one of our most popular and indefatigable journalists.

Gwynne Dyer, War

June 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Gwynne Dyer, War

Gwynne Dyer, War

Ranging from the tumbling walls of Jericho to the modern advent of total war in which no child or civilian is exempt from the horrors of combat, the author shows how the martial instinct has evolved over the human generations. He demonstrates that the underlying purpose of war has remained unchanged while technology has developed to such a degree that were total combat to break out among the great powers, a million people could be dead before worldwide media reported the conflict.

War is an unput-downable account of mankind’s most destructive tradition.

Richard Holmes (editor), World War II: The Definitive Visual History

September 20th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Richard Holmes (editor), World War II: The Definitive Visual History

Richard Holmes (editor), World War II: The Definitive Visual History

The most destructive and world-shattering conflict of all time is brought vividly to life in this powerful, engaging and visually stunning book. World War II: The Definitive Visual History looks at this epic war from every angle, tracing the course of military, strategic, and political events across the globe, and documenting the experiences of combatants and civilians. Packed with authoritative information and compelling images, this book provides a true understanding of the war that changed the world.

Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb

March 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan.

Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly

January 6th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly

Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly

In The March of Folly, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman tackles her boldest subject—the pervasive presence through the ages of folly in government. Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives.

Tuchman then goes on to illuminate in brilliant detail four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government—the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance Popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain’s George III, and the United States’ own persistent folly in Vietnam. The March of Folly brings the people, places, and events of history magnificently alive for today’s reader—which is the incomparable talent of Barbara W. Tuchman.

Verloren land

January 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Verloren land

Verloren land

Elf aangrijpende oorlogsverhalen. Elke familie heeft zo haar eigen geheimen. Verhalen die enkel achter gesloten deuren worden verteld.

Rudi Vranckx, Stemmen uit de oorlog

January 1st, 2009  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Rudi Vranckx, Stemmen uit de oorlog

Rudi Vranckx, Stemmen uit de oorlog

Stemmen uit de oorlog grijpt naar de keel. Dit is het derde en meest persoonlijke boek van Rudi Vranckx.



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