The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands: From the Rise of Early Modern Empires to the End of the First World War By Alfred Rieber - This book explores the Eurasian borderlands as contested 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts. Analyzing the struggles of Habsburg, Russian, Ottoman, Iranian and Qing empires, Alfred J. Rieber surveys the period from the rise of the great multicultural, conquest empires in the late medieval/early modern period
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, The Last Viceroy of India - The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Uncle to Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Godfather to Prince Charles, whose own son carries the name Louis in his honor - William Philip Arthur Louis, The Prince William. Lord Mountbatten played important role during the last days of the British Raj. In old age Mountbatten was blown up on his yacht by the IRA.