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Eye of the Eagle: The True Story of an American Hero
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In World War II, most aviation pilots were armed with many weapons. But in the US Air Force reconnaissance squadron, these men flew ongoing missions over enemy lines, photographing enemy targets before and after they were bombed – facing onslaughts of enemy fighters and armed with -- a camera!
Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2009, an Army Major deployed a small team of specialists to Afghanistan to identify new technologies needed to fight the war. Braving rockets and IEDs, fighting the Army bureaucracy more than the enemy, this small team worked to improve everything from robots to mine-resistant trucks, boots, and parachutes. This is their story, from the team leader's journal.
My Greatest Adventure, World War II
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A first person account of one soldier's experiences during World War II and the Normandy Invasion. Includes 25 photographs never before published.
Private Battles: Military Families' Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the longest U.S. combat operations since the Vietnam War -- military families have been struggling through a relentless cycle of crisis and stress. Many suffer their own wounds of war: Depression. Anxiety. Divorce. Suicide. “Private Battles” tells the stories of real families and how they survive these hard times.
The Flight of Rudolf Hess
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Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 14,120. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Few mysteries of recent times have the power to seize the imagination like that of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy, who flew to Scotland alone and unarmed in the middle of the Second World War in order to broker peace.
The Death of Rudolf Hess
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Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 14,120. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Until his death in 1987, Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess had been imprisoned since his flight to Britain in May 1941. Sentenced to life imprisonment for Crimes against Peace at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials in September 1946, along with six other Nazi leaders, he was interned in Spandau prison in Berlin. Since names were forbidden in Spandau, he was known simply as Prisoner No. 7.
Into the Darkness
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.
The 11th Airborne Brick
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Memoirs of country boy Wayne Miller as he is taken from the hills of Texas and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division, 187th Glider Infantry Regiment in the Pacific Theater in World War II as they fought through Leyte, Luzon and Manila.
A Merchant Seaman's Survival - An Autobiography - An Escape Story of World War II
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Price: $6.89 USD. Words: 53,510. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 by Allan J. Sweeney. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a true-life World War 2 escape story. Edward J Sweeney’s merchant ship was sunk by a German raider, which led to hair-raising escapes from jails in France and Spain. He was re-captured and escaped from a German troop train on the way to a labour camp; a concentration camp in Argeles Sur Mer, France; and from the notorious labour concentration camp at Miranda de Ebro, in Spain...
Combat Crew
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,060. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Combat Crew is one of the best memoirs about the air war over Europe ever written. John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943 when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80%. After each raid Comer gathered the crew together and pieced together the air battle from a 360-degree perspective. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occured.
Liberty
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Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Presents “the making of a hero least likely,” when George Washington, in the final months of 1776, leads the bedraggled Continental Army. They are chased out of New York, down New Jersey, vomited half-naked on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware, then finally turn, charge...and become America. A full-length play first performed in New York, 1978.
The Nazi Hydra in America: Suppressed History of a Century - Wall Street and the Rise of the Fourth Reich
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 288,910. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011 by Progressive Press. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Exposes how US elitists launched Hitler, then recouped Nazi assets to lay the postwar foundations of a modern police state, complete with controlled corporate media. Fascists won WWII because they ran both sides. "A valuable history of the relationship between big business in the United States and European fascism...The story is shocking and sobering and deserves to be widely read."– Howard Zinn
Spirit Over Steel - A Chronology of the Second World War
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 177,030. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The largest, most complex and most destructive war humanity has yet fought, the Second World War escapes easy description. Spirit over Steel is more than just a chronology of the war's main events, it also weaves in hundreds of individual threads into the tapestry of the whole conflict and yet never loses sight of the overall picture.
Mùa Biển Động - Tập IV: Bèo Giạt
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 169,470. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by Kệ Sách eBook. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Mùa Biển Động - Tập IV: Bèo Giạt Tiểu thuyết lịch sử Nguyễn Mộng Giác ebook edition Kệ Sách eBook xuất bản - 2011 Smashwords phát hành ISBN 978-1-4524-5026-1
Temporary Warrior WW II Memoir
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
TEMPORARY WARRIOR, WW II MEMOIR is an account of the author’s WW II days from Army Specialized Training through his days on the front line with the 103rd Division. He fights through the Vosges Mountains in France, where they breach the Siegfried Line, entering Germany. At war’s end he is in the Brenner Pass. The short epilog recounts his Company reunions through the years.
Sliding on the Snow Stone
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Price: $4.15 USD. Words: 98,810. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Stefan grows up in the grip of a raging famine (Ukraine, 1932-33).To free themselves from the daily terrors of Soviet rule, Stefan and his friends fight imaginary battles in nearby woods to defend their land. The games they play are their only escape. ‘Sliding on the Snow Stone’ is the true story of Stefan's extraordinary journey across a landscape of hunger, fear and devastating loss.
A Soldier's Journey Through Life
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 116,760. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The Journey: A poignant picture of an innocent time. A narrative commencing in the 1930's detailing the trials and tribulations of a newly wedded young soldier of the Indian Army. "Only the Jouney is written...not the Destination."
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.