Nonfiction » History » War

Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A double memoir of the Second World War and its aftermath. Basia is a colonel's daughter in eastern Poland, only to have her father murdered and herself sent into Russian captivity; Dan grows up in an America wracked by the Great Depression. They meet at a British university in 1955, and each learns a great deal about the other, in Manchester, Paris, and Lerici.
World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.
Full Duty: Working for Patton, Clark and Truscott in WWII (And the “Forgotten” War with the Fifth Army)
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Kentucky farmer Laban Jackson started a military career under General Patton, was promoted 3 times, and dispatched by Ike to organize the Fifth Army. As HQ Commandant under Generals Patton, Clark, and Truscott, Jackson experienced 3 invasions and countless battles. Jackson’s story provides some new insights for this brief history of the North African and Italian campaigns during WWII.
The Long Road to Dresden
By
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
On the night of February 14th, 1945, heavy bombers raided the German city of Dresden. The damage and the death toll were extremely heavy. It was hideous and tragic. It was only one such of many such events yet the raid has become a cause célèbre. It was no freak but one event in a long chain of events. This is the story of how that chain developed.
How I Met Rommel - Memoirs of an Officer
By
You set the price! Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Biography of WW2 officer who escaped POW camp and returned to join SHAEF. He had a guardian angel which he called 'luck'. He interpreted documents at Flensberg where Doenitz surrendered after Hitler's death. Several documents including signed letters and a birthday card to Hitler are published for the first time for historical interest and an Allied summary of Operation Sealion.
When the Enemy is Us — Daffy Government, Military and Civilian Episodes in War and Peace
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,100. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This story recounts monumental government, military and civilian gaffes spanning from World War II to the present, concentrating specifically on events in or near Johnston County, in eastern N.C. Trying times and stressful situations cause generally rational people to make ludicrous mistakes. The daffy episodes herein will make you shake your head and wonder how we’ve survived.
Liberation 1944-45
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Books for Pleasure. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Forced out of their home after it was ransacked and burned by occupying German forces, author Lini R. Grol and her family wandered the bombed-out Dutch countryside for weeks, sleeping in ditches, barns and basements as they waited for liberation. They faced danger at every turn. This is their story of hardship, courage and faith.
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 6 ~ Waterloo
By
Price: Free! Words: 60,760. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium, on 18 June 1815. The French Army led by Napoleon Bonaparte, was pitted against an Allied army, under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and the Prince of Orange, combined with a Prussian army led by Gebhard von Blucher. We know Napoleon lost the battle, but with new evidence now available, we examine who actually won. The result may surprise you.
A Doctor in Auschwitz
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,370. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
With the Nazi invasion of Hungary underway, the German army was determined to round up as many Jews as they could and place them into concentration camps. “A Doctor in Auschwitz” is a harrowing tale of survival. It follows one Jewish doctor who was spared and forced to perform experiments on his fellow prisoners. This is a first-hand account of his often brutal assignments, sparing no details
Under Four Flags for France - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave
By
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 80,180. Language: British English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Through his vivid, accurate and illuminating narrative, George Clarke Musgrave draws his pictures with an eye to the diplomatic reasons behind the plans of war, the great sweep of armies as they manoeuvre for advantage, and the effect of the life and death decisions of Generals on the fighting man and on the civilian population.
In South Africa with Buller - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave
By
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A hard-hitting chronological account of the second Boer war with a special emphasis on the actions of Sir Redvers Buller and his General Staff. The Boer sieges and the subsequent battles for the relief of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith are covered both in strategic terms and in the intimate detail that is the reality of individuals fighting, suffering and dying for their country
To Kumassi with Scott - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave
By
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,080. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
An accurate and entertaining account of Sir Francis Scott’s Ashanti Expedition of 1895-96, vividly portraying the killing fields, the treachery and the debauchery that characterised this gold-rich outpost of the Empire and the ultimate submission of the vicious despot, King Prempeh.
Tales From The Parlour and The Trenches
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Historical novel mainly set during the First World War. Elicited from a biography, this true story is a rude, politically incorrect insight into the war deeds, occurred on the Italian front, through the eyes of Enea, a young aristocrat who'll become adult and wise (or perhaps precociously old) after his baptism of fire and blood
The Last Eyewitnesses, World War II Memories
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,530. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book was written to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to preserve the last personal voices of the truly great soldiers that went ashore at Normandy. Soon all these brave men will pass to another time and place. We believe that they should never be forgotten. We interviewed 14 of these warriors and this book may be the last documented eyewitness’s memories of D –Day.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War
By
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.
Old World ... New World: From a picnic at La Perouse to the Western Front
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Australia was, is, and always will be a nation of immigrants. Old World … New World provides backgrounds to the author's grandparents’ formative years in northern and southern England and in Redfern, Sydney, their experiences during four years of world war, and their familial relationships and tragedies from the 1920s to Sara Ongley’s death in 1977.
Days to Remember: The British Empire in the Great War
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In this fascinating study, Henry Newbolt and John Buchan take a general overview of the First World War, from its causes to the aftermath, with the focus on the central role played by both Britain and its colonies. They cover the major campaigns on the Western Front – as well as the battles fought around the globe – and the main campaigns at sea.
A Franciscan Odyssey
By
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 129,390. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014 by William R. Parks. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Incredible true story! Arrested by the NKVD (Soviet Secret Police) along with thousands of Polish citizens, the author, Fr. Lucjan Krolikowski, was deported with them in box cars to labor camps. After the War he adopted 150 orphaned children whose parents had died in the labor camps. Autobiography of WW II prisoner, soldier, priest and foster parent of 150 war orphaned children.
Wewak Mission
By
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 150,900. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Lionel Veale's story of the Wewak Mission provides readers with an authentic image of the hazardous missions that were factors in every Coastwatcher party assignment as they penetrated and worked behind enemy lines, seeking vital information which ultimately played an important part in the winning of the war.
Travelling on a One Way Ticket
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the actual day to day journal of a World War Two soldier. Walter describes his experiences in Italy and later in Japan. He also describes the incident for which he was awarded the Military Cross.