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Atoms for Peace and War 1953-1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - Oppenheimer, Debates about Test Ban, Disarmament, Nuclear War, Fallout, Power Reactors, Teller, Clean Bomb
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 345,110. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume, the third in the official history of the Atomic Energy Commission, makes sizable contributions in several areas, including the Eisenhower presidency.
A Five-Star Folly: An Investigation into the Cost Increases, Construction Delays, and Design Problems That Have Been a Disservice to the Effort to Memorialize Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This staff report by the Committee on Natural Resources' Majority staff's Office of Oversight and Investigations has examined the activities of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, the unprecedented process used to select the proposed memorial's design, the winning design's repeated failure to satisfy all legal requirements, and the unanticipated costs and delays.
An Incarcerated Conscience
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Ben Meyrick was the only ordained Christian minister in Wales to be jailed for being a conscientious objector during the First World War. Amazing bravery was displayed on the battle field during the War, of that there is no doubt, but neither can we deny that considerable bravery was also displayed by the conscientious objectors. Here is one man's story.
Cydwybod mewn Carchar
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Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a Welsh language essay on the only minister of religion in Wales to be imprisoned during the Great War as a conscientious objector. Hanes achos y gwrthwynebydd cydwybodol, y Parchedig Benjamin Meyrick, yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr. Os nad ydach chi'n gyfarwydd iawn efo lawrlwytho e-lyfrau yna'r peth gorau ichi ydi dewis 'PDF' isod.
Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
‘Crossing the Line' examines the claims by ex-military servicemen of trafficking and medical torture of human guinea pigs at nuclear test sites in Nevada and South Australia in the mid-1950s. The book also reviews recent disclosures by an American journalist and an Australian academic that lend added credibility to the atomic veterans' allegations.
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack
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Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.
America's Best of Times And How To Get Them Back
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,190. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
America's Best of Times (And How to Get them Back) offers recollections of what it was like growing up across America in the fifties and sixties. The story contains a mixture of a young boy's personal experiences with a chronological progression of events and culture that shaped these decades. It's a fun trip down memory lane with a conservative message in Chapter 19 "Saving America".
Bugs And Bombs: A History of the Chemical and Biological Arms Race
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Throughout the course of human history, disease and pestilence have killed far more people than wars ever have. It was only within recent decades, however, that political and military leaders have made the conscious decision to utilize disease and pestilence as weapons of war. This book is a history of the chemical and biological arms race.
Conceptul strategic al NATO (1949-2009)
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 24,940. Language: Romanian. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
NATO is the main structure able to guarantee the security of the Euro-Atlantic space. Since its founding (The Washington Treaty, in 1949), NATO had crossed a winding way and it is the longest running and the most successful political-military alliance in history. NATO este principala structura de aparare colectiva capabila sa garanteze securitatea spatiului euroatlantic. De la înfiintarea sa.....
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 5
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Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: Australian English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious
We analyse the latest information of MERS a severe pneumonia-like respiratory disease caused by corona virus. It has an extremely high death rate among sufferers. We also look at Kidney Stones, what causes them, how they are detected and how you can protect yourself from this very painful medical condition. Finally we analyse the amazing Medical Milestones of the 20th century.
A City Torn in Two
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Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Ekaterina and Marta Gorvich are trapped away from their family. Can they return home? Will they find the strength to survive in the Soviet sector? Who can they trust? Will dependence upon each other and a new friend be enough to get them over the Wall?
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946: U.S. Economic Opportunism and the Start of the Cold War
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Price: Free! Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946 rescued Britain from bankruptcy after WWII. Its conditions would impose American economic hegemony on Britain, substitute the dollar for the pound as the world currency, hasten the decline of the British Empire, lay the groundwork for the Marshall Plan, alienate the Soviet Union (which did not get a similar loan or plan), and contribute to start of the cold war.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War
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Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, captain of HMS Canopus from 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series. For anyone interested in the war at sea during the First World War, Grant provides a highly readable insider's view of the action at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.
Ghosts of '45: Japan's War Legacy and National Purpose
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
If you are Tea Party, this book is not for you, but if you’re mainstream, this book will give you a solid background as to why Japan has never really escaped from its right-wing past and is now embracing a sharp turn further to the right under the current leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This scenario has serious consequences for US policy and could be very costly,
World War One Naval Battles in South American Waters
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
At the start of World War One, the coasts of Chile and Argentina witnessed three Naval Battles: the Battle of Coronel and the Battle of the Falkland Islands, both in 1914, and the Battle of Mas a Tierra soon after. Close to the first centenary, they are the topic of this book. It includes maps, photos, comments from the Chilean (British) author and valuable unknown vintage photos.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
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Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
The Regulation of the Dental Profession by the General Dental Council - The John McLean Archive A Living History of Dentistry Witness Seminar 1
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Price: $7.90 USD. Words: 27,680. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014 by sorejaw. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This transcript of the first witness seminar of the John McLean archive of the British Dental Association gathers together an interesting and instructional collection of memories and insights from senior members of the dental profession concerning the role of the General Dental Council in the regulation of the profession in the United Kingdom.
Sacred Weapons, Profane Enemies: Saint John Paul II's War on Communism
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book tells the story of how John Paul II politically deployed sacred weapons and profane enemies in communist Poland. In so doing, the Pope evoked and refashioned nationalist and religious cultural memories shaped over centuries and thereby influenced the prevailing political culture of opposition that went on to peacefully and successfully overthrow the regime.
Taisteluni kultaiset vuodet, Hitlerin pöytäpuheita 1941 - 1942 Martin Bormannin kirjaamina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,310. Language: Finnish. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Adolf Hitlerin pöytäpuheita vuosilta 1941- 1942. Mukaan on otettu suomalaisia lukijoita kiinnostavia ajatuksia Hitlerin yksityisistä pöytäkeskusteluista. Näissä käsitellään aatteellisten asioiden ohella myös Hitlerin valtaannousua ja sen aikaisia "taistelun kultaisia vuosia".
Pearl Harbor Encyclopedia: December 7, 1941 - Day of Infamy, Japan Plans, Detailed Attack Information, Controversies, FDR and World War II, USS Arizona Memorial, Oral Histories
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 799,670. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Discover the fascinating stories and tragic history of Pearl Harbor - America's Day of Infamy, December 7th, 1941. With over twenty chapters and thousands of pages of text, this unique and comprehensive compilation of official information provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of all aspects of this incredible event.