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Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
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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.
Masthead Lookout
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,990. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
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Masthead Lookout is a journal of personal experiences, written by Geoff Shelton whilst he was serving in the Royal Navy. He journeys as far afield as the Arctic and Crete during his stint in the Navy between 1943 and 1947. Geoff Shelton starts out on HMS Corinthian at first, and his experiences of Navy life in the positions in which he worked have been detailed here.
Green Beach
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1942 radar expert Jack Nissenthall volunteered for a suicidal mission to join a combat team who were making a surprise landing at Dieppe in occupied France. His assignment was to penetrate a German radar station. Because he knew the secrets of the Allies radar technology, he had a personal bodyguard. Their orders were to protect him, but in the event of possible capture to kill him.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 3 1942-1943
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,670. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » European
This diary is the 3rd in a series of four volumes written by Ruby Side Thompson. They document her experience about World War Two in England and the London Blitz. The diaries are unique, written from a woman's experience during war time. They include Ruby's opinions written only for the privacy of her diary. Her views are often ahead of her time.
The Battle Honours of the Royal Hampshire Regiment
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Men from Hampshire have for generations fought in the ranks of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, or its predecessors. All 160 Battle Honours of the regiment are featured in this book, including Blenheim, Minden, Barrosa, Kabul, Paardeburg, Mons, The Somme, Mesopotamia, Ypres, Passchendaele, Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, D-Day and Rhine Crossing.
Memoirs of a Civil War Solider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,930. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
Transcribed from the original documents of Sinclair Smith, his memoir immerses you in the times and language—the family farm and early schools in Pennsylvania, enlisting during a “call” in 1864 at the age of 20, recovering from wounds in Washington at the end of the war, and life after returning home. Smith memoir exposes drunken officers, the hardships of war, and the battle for survival.
Gurkhas - Better to Die Than Live a Coward
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
When we think of Gurkhas we think, not only, of brave soldiers fighting for Britain but also of a race of people. However, there is no such thing as a Gurkha in the ethnic sense – the word is, in fact, a corruption of Goorkha, a small town and one-time state in north-west Nepal.