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War Letters: Eleanor, My Darling--a Memoir of WWII
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,380. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Marsha Bauer. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
From the perspective of "an officer and a gentleman"--a memoir of World War II told through letters sent from an Army Infantry captain to his lovely Red Cross wife back home. It is a story of love amidst a heroic war; a love begun in the Army camps of the southern US, and then continued from afar from the jungles of the South Pacific--New Guinea, Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines.
California Valor, Charles Harold Gonsalves
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Price: Free! Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
History records no act of greater valor than Charles Harold Gonsalves. In mortal combat he deliberately covered a live enemy hand grenade with his body. He was only 19 years old when he died. The author describes a mild mannered youth from Alameda, California's transformation into a killing machine. This book also sheds much neede light on Executive Order 9066 that incarcerated Japanese Americans.
In Der Fuehrer's Face
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
During WWII President Roosevelt spent $100K to produce a deck of dramatic, colorful propaganda-poster playing cards that never saw the light of day. They remained hidden until 2002 when 500 decks were privately printed with help from the Library of Congress. Few historians even knew of the Anti-Axis program until now. A new interpretation that time gives them is fascinating to students of WWII.
The Battle of Brisbane: Australia and America at War
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 104,170. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
For two days in November 1942, the city of Brisbane became a war zone when Australian servicemen attacked American troops. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and unpublished documents, the authors strip away the sentimental gloss to reveal the startling truth about the shameful 48 hours when the Allies went to war with each other.
Ersatz Krieg: A True Story of Men Captured, But Not Conquered
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,120. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
'Ersatz Krieg'. The true story of Alban Snape, aged just 18 he was taken prisoner whilst on a scouting mission soon after the Normandy Landings. This 'Churchill gangster' was transported to Stalag VIIIC in Poland and sent to work for the Germans in a sugar factory. The story tells of Alban's attempted escape, the sabotage of the sugar factory and the long march west that followed.
Conspiracy to Rape America
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,780. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This story is a semi-biographical tale taken from the journals of 1st Lieutenant Ben R. Games, 4th Fighter Squadron, USAF, written from 1948–50 during the start of the Korean War. This war or "Police Action" was fought with the United Nations establishing the rules of engagement. These rules were designed to give advantage to the Communist Chinese soldiers who out-numbered the Americans 5-1.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Surprise Marine Corps Field Manual, War Strategy and Surprise in Military History - FMFRP 12-1 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Surprise Marine Corps Field Manual, War Strategy and Surprise in Military History(FMFRP 12-1) complements existing training manuals on deception and provides new perspectives on well-known examples of deception operations and surprises.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1
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Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ruby Side Thompson, an ordinary woman living during the World War ll London Blitz bombing blasts history out of the realm of dry, dusty names and dates and places the reader in the midst of the terrifying events as they unfold. This is very important documentation and will have tremendous appeal to those who have an avid interest in the effect of the war on ordinary citizens.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Flame, Riot Control Agents (RCA) and Herbicide Operations Field Manual - FM 3-11 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,460. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Flame, Riot Control Agents (RCA) and Herbicide Operations Field Manual (FM 3-11) describes the doctrine, tactics, and techniques for employing flame weapons, riot control agents (RCA), and herbicides during peacetime and combat.
The Marine from Mandalay
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees.
Korean Echoes
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Korean Echoes draws the reader into piecing together a puzzle, each piece a small measure of the Korean War soldier's world, a world wholly embedded in the deepest design at the heart of human experience, embedded as if words were shrapnel.
Images of WW1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Photographs taken in the Middle East during WW1
Souvenirs de guerre d’un jeune français.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: French. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Témoignage vécu de la seconde guerre mondiale. 1939-1945
Swift Boat Down
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A Swift Boat is sunk by two rockets from an unidentified aircraft near the border between North and South Vietnam. It is June 15/16th, 1968, around midnight, and now five sailors are dead or missing. Two survivors and several witnesses report seeing lighted aircraft that move and hover like helicopters flying in the area. U.S. Jets are scrambled to the scene and report hits on enemy aircraft.
Singapore - The Battle That Changed The World
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,930. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
When Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, it was a devastating blow to the Allies, the British Empire and signalled a turning point in history. James Leasor’s story begins as far back as the early nineteenth century. He charts the years leading up to Singapore’s defeat and the realisation that the West was not invincible.
Rudolf Hess: The Uninvited Envoy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,340. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s Deputy Führer, Leader of the Nazi Party, flew alone in an unarmed aeroplane, through a night of fire and ruin, on the most dangerous flight of his life. This is an amazing true story of his secret peace mission in 1941, with plans to end the war but on Germany’s terms.
The Unknown Warrior
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The Unknown Warrior is the true story of one man and his amazing part in the deception plans to persuade the Germans that the invasion would happen near Calais and not in Normandy and thus ensure that they did not commit their reserves until too late. Born to a humble German background, with a Jewish father and Catholic mother, he volunteers for an unknown secret mission that saved many lives.
Green Beach
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1942 radar expert Jack Nissenthall volunteered for a suicidal mission to join a combat team who were making a surprise landing at Dieppe in occupied France. His assignment was to penetrate a German radar station. Because he knew the secrets of the Allies radar technology, he had a personal bodyguard. Their orders were to protect him, but in the event of possible capture to kill him.
The One That Got Away
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Franz von Werra was the only German prisoner of war to escape and return to Germany after being captured by the Allies. An incredibly charismatic, inventive and self-confident man, he was a Luftwaffe ace shot down in the Battle of Britain. The One that Got Away tells the full and exciting story of his two daring escapes in England and his third and successful escape in Canada.
So Brave...So Quiet...So Long!
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 88,210. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Pine Tree Arts / Pine Tree Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Uplifting in-depth interviews with 34 unforgettable men and women, from one small community in Northern California, who helped save our nation from WWII to the Cold War — and then went home. First published as a 5-year series in The Wildwood Independent, the stories became "the most talked-about, most popular series in the paper's 30-year history," says TWI publisher Mike Dobbins.