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Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States
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Price: $3.60 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Howard Zinn calls HARVEY WASSERMAN'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES "a beautiful example of a people's history." This best-selling cult favorite is a fast-moving romp that Rolling Stone has called "a pleasure to read." Built around the hidden history of the farmers, workers and "hippie" Bohemians who made our country great, there is no more memorable book about those who made America great.
From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James has gathered some of the most poignant love letters from the Civil War and put them in this short e-book for all to see. Read the heartfelt words of some of the Civil War's most renowned warriors including JEB Stuart, Stonewall Jackson and George Pickett.
A Luminous Future
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 20 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
‘It’s not winning silver; it’s losing gold’, says a famous Nike ad, hammering home the painful truth that posterity has little compassion for those who finish second. They are, more often than not, expunged from history, years – perhaps even decades – of grinding toil and desperate hope cast into the dustbin of history.
A-10s over Kosovo: The Victory of Airpower over a Fielded Army as Told by the Airmen Who Fought in Operation Allied Force - Warthogs in Battle
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Firsthand accounts of the precedent-setting air campaign over Serbia and Kosovo known as Operation Allied Force (OAF). This event marked a milestone for air-power, as it was, arguably, the first time airpower alone was decisive in achieving victory in combat.
A Hot Time in the Cold War, Moscow 1967-68
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author describes what it was like living in the American Embassy in Moscow, USSR, from 1967-68 in the middle of the Cold War. He was a staff sergeant in the Defense Intelligence Agency who was also the part time editor of TWIM (This Week in Moscow) the only free press in the USSR.
Journey to the Golden Hour—My Path to the Most Dangerous Job in America: Flying a Medical Helicopter
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Journey to the Golden Hour is the sequel to Randy Mains’ highly successful second book Dear Mom I’m Alive. It follows his incredible journey to Australia, New Guinea, Iran, and back home again where he and six other dedicated ex-Vietnam helicopter pilots try to prove to a doubting public and skeptical medical community that the helicopter can save lives in peacetime just as it did in Vietnam.
The TIME-LIFE Conspiracy
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Series: The TIME-LIFE Conspiracy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Omnibus containing the novel AN ELECTION OF PATRIOTS, the screenplay A CRIME OF INFLUENCE, and the radio play PIVOT, both adapted from the novel by the author, Andre Jute.
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism. If you can't tell your materializations from your Mumlers, or never realized just how physical ghost-grabbing could get, then this may well be the perfect book for you.
Missions Of Fire And Mercy - Until Death Do Us Part
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,250. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
william peterson was awarded the silver medal for memoirs in the 2011 military writer's society of america, for his book “missions of fire and mercy”. the author served as a huey crew chief/door gunner with charlie 227th assault helicopter battalion, first air cavalry. come along for the ride of your life while we fly nap of the earth receiving enemy fire. you're hit by shrapnel from ak47 fire.
To Ride The Tiger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 151,650. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT WAS REALLY LIKE IN VIETNAM? Shocking, frightening, terrifying and at times brutal, this book details what life was like for soldiers serving in Vietnam, and especially for Special Forces. The American Military are willing and able to disavow all knowledge of such soldiers when they have outlived their usefulness, and the Psychiatric Agencies have neither the knowledge
Karbala, The Complete Picture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by The World Federation of KSIMC. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History
The real significance of the mission of Imam Husein (as) at Karbala can only be understood by knowing what went on before, during and after this campaign. This book sets out to do just that. The book is written using bullet points, short paragraphs and plain language to make the reading easy, quick, enjoyable and interesting.
True Stories of Early Australia
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The result of much research into a bygone era this book is packed with fascinating stories which have hitherto been lost to time but now complete with old black and white and color photos it brings to life strange and unusual happenings of the period from the late 19th Century to the mid-20th. This book is a “must-read" for those who love well-researched historical non-fiction of early Australia.
Spies of the First World War
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The use of spies during war has a very long history, going back to the beginnings of warfare itself. In The Art of War, which is believed to have been written in the sixth century BCE, the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu wrote about the advantages to be gained from knowing your enemy and stressed the importance of cultivating those people who were in a position to spy on them.
The Longest Trail: Kentuckians and The Great Migration to Oregon, 1843
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Longest Trail is the story of the Great Migration to Oregon in 1843. Special emphasis is given to the role of Kentuckians in the Westward Movement. There were the famous sons of the Bluegrass, such as Kit Carson and William Sublette, but more important to this book are the obscure men and women who undertook a heroic endeavor - to cross the continent to settle the Northwest.
The Unprevented War - Why the First World War Was Fought
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,140. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The First World War was one of the defining events of the 20th century. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars but instead it had disastrous repercussions, some of which are still reverberating today. A direct line can be drawn from the end of the First World War to the rise of Nazi Germany and to the beginning of the Second World War.
Strategy & Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos
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Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 170,270. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, and the state supreme court. This David versus Goliath story gives unparalled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns, making the nuances of strategy come to life. Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer.
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.
Marines in the Korean War Commemorative Series: Corsairs to Panthers - U.S. Marine Aviation in Korea - Tigercat, F4, Night-Fighter Squadrons, 1st Marine Aircraft, Bell and Sikorsky Helicopters
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This exceptional USMC history provides unique information about U.S. Marine aviation in the Korean War, with information about the Vought F4U Corsair, Grumman F7F Tigercat, Douglas F30 Skynight, Marine night-fighter squadrons, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Leaders, Marine Observation Squadron, Bell and Sikorsky helicopters, major-league baseball player reservists including Ted Williams, and more.
Vanguard Elite
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Series: Cold War, Hot Passions, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN STARTED WITH THE STORMING OF THE WINTER PALACE. An epic historical saga of three intertwined families who live and die by their love of their Russian motherland and the searing passions they arouse in each other. VANGUARD ELITE is Book 1 of COLD WAR, HOT PASSIONS.