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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
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Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.
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.
Rumours: The Memoir of a POW in WWII
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,870. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2009 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Chas tells of the treatments of prisoners by Germans vs. Italians, of tensions among prisoners, of the kind of work the men did and the kind of food they ate. Some of the stories are humorous, filled with the small joys. Others are tense and frightening: getting into a fist fight with a guard, being discovered in an escape attempt, standing before a firing squad.
Chappie World War II Diary of a Combat Chaplain
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Reality combat! This first-hand account of a WWII combat chaplain who served on the front-lines across North Africa and Europe with the 20th Combat Engineers is a unique journal containing information and observations not found in other books. Chappie recorded events as they occurred, transporting the reader to the battlefields of WWII in a way that puts a human face on the tragedy of war.
Memoirs of World War II
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Price: Free! Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on the letters written to his wife between August 1942 and June 1945, this memoir is an account of the author's experiences as a Counter-Intelligence Corp officer attached to the US Army VIIth Corp, including mobilisation in England, invasion of Normandy on D-Day +1, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the fight across Germany to Leipzig at the end of the war in Europe.
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this entertaining and enlightening memoir, the author carries you with him as he provides security for live Pershing II nuclear missiles in Cold War Germany. He takes you up to the towers, out to the field, and out on the town. It includes adventure, history, travel, romance, and a lot of humor. For the first time, someone tells you what it was really like to stand between the Bear & the Eagle.
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.
Guide to the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection
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Price: Free! Words: 54,890. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Explore the many testimonies and accounts of the surviving leaders, the veterans and volunteers who took part in the historic events of Ireland's 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War, along with a plethora of supporting documentation gathered from the participants through the unique collection that is the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection.
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.
General Miranda's Wars: Turmoil and Revolt in Spanish America, 1750-1816
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
Before Simon Bolivar, there was Francisco de Miranda who plotted to free Spain’s colonies in South America. Roaming the world, he cajoled funds from the powerful, including Britain’s William Pitt and Russia’s Catherine the Great. But Miranda’s invasion of New Spain in 1806 was a painful fiasco. He died a prisoner in a Spanish dungeon and the way was now clear for Bolivar’s eventual triumph.
They Also Served - An Autobiography of a Wellington Bomber Pilot
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,080. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2013 and represented by Stephen Hather. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a true account of Les Hather's (my father) exploits as a Wellington Bomber pilot in the Second World War. Les has written a detailed factual account of his bombing operations From March 1943 to December 1944. In this period my father flew 71 sorties over North Africa, the Middle East and Italy with 104 Squadron over two tours of duty.
Faithful through Hard Times
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,420. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is not a WW2 memoir. It is a riveting reconstruction from an eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary, a diary too dangerous to show anyone and too precious to destroy. The true story of four years, 3 million bombs, one small island out-facing the might of the German and Italian airforces - and one young Scotsman who didn't want to be there.
"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of America on August 12, 1941, four months before Pearl Harbor. Isolationism was still strong, FDR was hammering out the Atlantic Charter with Churchill (to the fury of America Firsters), the Japanese were ready to kick off a war, most Americans were more interested in baseball and radio shows than in a distant conflict, and Congress decided to keep the draft - by one vote.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1960-1968, Part 2 - Johnson and McNamara, Escalation in South Vietnam, Tonkin Gulf, Saigon, Rolling Thunder
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 297,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This volume describes those JCS activities related to developments in Vietnam during the period 1964-1966. At times, the role of the Joint Chiefs in events in Vietnam may appear to be submerged in the description of foreign relations, politics, economics, and other areas having little to do with military matters.
The Valley Forge Encyclopedia: Comprehensive History of the Famous American Revolutionary War Winter Continental Army Encampment, Valley Forge Historical Research Report, Logistics, Cabins
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 371,750. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Discover the fascinating stories and unique history of the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania revolutionary war camp, now preserved as the Valley Forge National Historical Park. This impressive compilation provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of all aspects of the encampment, incorporating a complete reproduction of the milestone National Park Service Valley Forge Historical Research Report.
Delta II & III Space Operations at Cape Canaveral 1989-2009, Origins, Military Missions, Civil Missions, Commercial Missions
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This study addresses DELTA II and DELTA III space operations at Cape Canaveral, Florida, from the DELTA II's first launch in 1989 through the DELTA II's most recent launch in late March 2009.
Conduct of the Persian Gulf War - Final Report To Congress - Invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Maritime Interception, Air and Ground Campaign
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 387,580. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report discusses the conduct of hostilities in the Persian Gulf theater of operations. It includes: a list of fatalities; prisoners of war; U.N. resolutions; intelligence; Special Operations Forces; environmental terrorism; women in the combat zone; media in the battlefield; and weapon performance.
1914: The Early Campaigns of the Great War
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,810. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
'The Early Campaigns of the Great War' paints a picture of outdated military strategies - yet it also tells a story of heroism and courage. At times the British Army may have been outmanned and outgunned, but it still endured.
2013 Pentagon Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan - Afghan Security Forces, Governance, Reconstruction and Development, Regional Engagement
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The conflict in Afghanistan has shifted into a fundamentally new phase. For the past 11 years, the united States and our coalition partners have led the fight against the Taliban, but now Afghan forces are conducting almost all combat operations.
Epic Images of Civil War Battles ~ Changing Views of a War
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Series: Assorted Writings, Book 2. Price: $7.89 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
American Civil War panoramas (and related large paintings) returned to older, but still popular, European visual traditions to memorialize the War. Prior to the invention of photographic film fast enough to capture a battle, panoramas were the most popular visual exploration of Civil War. This made it a natural medium of visual expression as the country reexamined the War.Illus. NOT included