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Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,000. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2013 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Cold War never heated up, but if it had, the Soviet Union was ready. This reference work details 73 major Soviet war machines, from the 2P26 "Baby Carriage" - a deceptively light, Jeep-like vehicle mounting four anti-tank missiles - to the T-80U main battle tank with its advanced armour and electronic countermeasures.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter to each, Kisseloff lets the eyewitnesses speak for themselves. “Indispensable... It is not only highly informative, but it is also great fun to read.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
Taisteluni kultaiset vuodet, Hitlerin pöytäpuheita 1941 - 1942 Martin Bormannin kirjaamina
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,310. Language: Finnish. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Adolf Hitlerin pöytäpuheita vuosilta 1941- 1942. Mukaan on otettu suomalaisia lukijoita kiinnostavia ajatuksia Hitlerin yksityisistä pöytäkeskusteluista. Näissä käsitellään aatteellisten asioiden ohella myös Hitlerin valtaannousua ja sen aikaisia "taistelun kultaisia vuosia".
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack
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Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.
Titanic Sites in Philadelphia and Vicinity
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Titanic disaster continues to fascinate us even after 100 years. This book discusses sites in and around Philadelphia that are related to the ship and its passengers.
Night Rain: On Bad Jobs and Bad Bosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Statistics show a majority of Americans hate their jobs. This is a work memoir about my life in the work force that encompasses over 40 years. I've worked as a temp, in clerical work, in restaurants, and miscellaneous tasks. I was a Jehovah's Witness, which had a major impact on my life.
Bugs And Bombs: A History of the Chemical and Biological Arms Race
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Throughout the course of human history, disease and pestilence have killed far more people than wars ever have. It was only within recent decades, however, that political and military leaders have made the conscious decision to utilize disease and pestilence as weapons of war. This book is a history of the chemical and biological arms race.
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.
Cooking with Anne of Green Gables
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Davenport Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Living in a pastoral world, Anne would have dined fairly modestly, butshe always tried to make the occasion special. Extraordinary results can be achieved by presenting the meal elegantly, to show your guests how much you care for them. *Cooking in the early 1900's *Turn-of-the-Century Etiquitte *Planning and Authentic Anne of Green Gables Meal *Popular Games
Ghosts of '45: Japan's War Legacy and National Purpose
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
If you are Tea Party, this book is not for you, but if you’re mainstream, this book will give you a solid background as to why Japan has never really escaped from its right-wing past and is now embracing a sharp turn further to the right under the current leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This scenario has serious consequences for US policy and could be very costly,
Conceptul strategic al NATO (1949-2009)
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 24,940. Language: Romanian. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
NATO is the main structure able to guarantee the security of the Euro-Atlantic space. Since its founding (The Washington Treaty, in 1949), NATO had crossed a winding way and it is the longest running and the most successful political-military alliance in history. NATO este principala structura de aparare colectiva capabila sa garanteze securitatea spatiului euroatlantic. De la înfiintarea sa.....
The Sixties, A Generation of Innovation and Imagination Revisited
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The decade of the 1960's was one of the most challenging of the twentieth century. The sixties brought us the Summer of Love, the Beatles and the civil rights movement. It was a time of communes and drug experimentation. Take a peek back into this exciting era to discover a generation fighting for massive social, religious & political changes we take for granted today.
Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
What really happened? Myths and inaccuracies still blur the real story. “Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea” is the story of the great ship, her passengers, and crew. This is my attempt to tell the story through the prism of my somewhat skeptical eye. Supporting what is real, debunking what is not.
Sacred Weapons, Profane Enemies: Saint John Paul II's War on Communism
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book tells the story of how John Paul II politically deployed sacred weapons and profane enemies in communist Poland. In so doing, the Pope evoked and refashioned nationalist and religious cultural memories shaped over centuries and thereby influenced the prevailing political culture of opposition that went on to peacefully and successfully overthrow the regime.
Pearl Harbor Encyclopedia: December 7, 1941 - Day of Infamy, Japan Plans, Detailed Attack Information, Controversies, FDR and World War II, USS Arizona Memorial, Oral Histories
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 799,670. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Discover the fascinating stories and tragic history of Pearl Harbor - America's Day of Infamy, December 7th, 1941. With over twenty chapters and thousands of pages of text, this unique and comprehensive compilation of official information provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of all aspects of this incredible event.
Enforcing the Civil Rights Act
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A new team of EEOC attorneys arrived in Miami in 1979 and discovered a class action case file hiding in a closet. Trial was scheduled to begin in just three weeks, yet nothing had been done to prepare the case for trial. This book describes how three dedicated attorneys saved the case and ultimately won a great victory for hundreds of victims of race and sex discrimination
The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Invoking the same spirit that fueled the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, author William Lambers calls for a global school lunch program to fight child hunger. 300 million children suffer from hunger worldwide. School lunch programs fight child hunger and also boost school attendance and performance.
Stevespeak: 3 Years on Facebook
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,750. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"Stevespeak" brings us the wit(?) and wisdom(?) of TV producer Steve Orlandella. The book traces his three-year journey through the "social media." His favorite posts, combined with pictures, and a running commentary, makes for a fun read.
Following the Drum
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
'Following the Drum' is the story of the trials and tribulations of an armed forces wife.Told with humour, it details the problems of juggling children, a carreer, constant relocations and living amongst gun toting Cypriot soldiers, plus the threat of the Red Army at our door. Also supporting military familiies as their men were deployed in the Gulf, and later, the Falklands.
Liverpool to Kirkby Fields
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Price: $3.21 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A glimpse at one family's life in a Liverpool overspill town during the 1950s-60s.