Books tagged: second world war

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Whirl of the Wheel
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Price: Free! Words: 24,440. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Three children whirl back in time through an enchanted potter’s wheel into the reality of evacuation in 1940s Britain . . . Whirl of the Wheel pulls feisty Connie, her brother Charlie-Mouse, and school pest Malcolm into dangers on the homefront and towards a military operations secret that will save their home. The children hit trouble when Malcolm fails to return to the present day.
Liongold
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,590. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Liongold is a vivid chronicle of the life of a troubled white surburban family in Johannesburg during South Africa's pivotal years of apartheid. The story is told against the background of race relations governed by harsh laws - a society in which gross injustice appears normal.
Painting in the Dark
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,070. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
'His masterpiece to date,' said the Guardian. An old woman has dark secrets in her past, when she and her sister were intimates of Hitler & Goering. During the 1997 Election, as Tony Blair sweeps to power, art dealer Gottleisch and his evil helper Ticky think she has hoarded her sister’s valuable paintings. They're determined to get them, whatever it takes. 'Exceptional,' said Booklist.
Soldiers’ Tales - As told to the folks back home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Genuine tales told by soldiers from the Boer War of 1899 to Afghanistan in 2011. The clear unvarnished truth from men who were in the tranches of World War I, who flew bombing missions over Germany in World War II, who were captured by the Japanese, who invaded Suez in 1956, who met Russians in the Cold War and much else besides.
One Woman's War
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Bravery. Tragedy. Victory. At the age of 19, Eileen Younghusband joined the WAAF in the fight against the Nazi war machine. One Woman's War tells the untold story of what it was like to work in Fighter Command's top secret Filter Room and gives a fascinating insight into life as a young woman during Britain's darkest days.
The Ghost of Cape York
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The story begins during the Second World War on the shores of Australia's Cape York Peninsula, when a scouting Japanese Air Force Zero sights a Coastwatcher's hut. He attacks but receives crippling return fire from below. Over sixty years later the Coastwatcher's grandson and his friend while exploring this area makes an unusual find which connects him to his grandfather's wartime experiences.
HMS Glowworm And HMS Jervis Bay
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Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A short introduction to two stories of navy heroism in World War Two. At the start of the war, HMS Glowworm took on the much larger German Battleship Admiral Hipper. HMS Jervis Bay, a converted liner, was the convoy escort for convoy HX84, which was ambushed by the Pocket Battleship Admiral Scheer. Both actions were awarded the Victoria Cross for extreme valour.
Robin and the Rubicelle Fusiliers
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 48,670. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
'Robin and The Rubicelle Fusiliers' is a 'must' for any child or adult wanting to capture the feeling of being in England during the height of The Blitz. It is suitable reading for 9 years upwards. The story is told through the eyes and experiences of 11-year-old Robin Rubins, who becomes an evacuee and is sent to live with his war veteran Grandfather Potter in the countryside.
Fall From Grace
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Series: DCI Sara Hoyland Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 85,770. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Paul Foster is a social worker trying to make a difference. But what links him to an aristocratic Nazi sympathiser accused of harbouring a war criminal? And what has happened to his soldier boyfriend Jake over in Afghanistan? In this, the first DCI Sara Hoyland mystery, the intrepid detective with a murky past enters a long-forgotten world of political intrigue.
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.