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Nonfiction » History » War
Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base.
Liberty by Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Presents “the making of a hero least likely,” when George Washington, in the final months of 1776, leads the bedraggled Continental Army. They are chased out of New York, down New Jersey, vomited half-naked on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware, then finally turn, charge...and become America. A full-length play first performed in New York, 1978.
Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving FACs in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in 1967, that the jet FACs began to take over in high threat areas. A former commander of the famed 8th Tac Fighter Wing Wolf FACs poignantly reminisces about these men and the mission.
To War in Style by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
In January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15. This article is about what occurred during that time.
Private Battles: Military Families' Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War by The Dallas Morning News
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » History » War
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the longest U.S. combat operations since the Vietnam War -- military families have been struggling through a relentless cycle of crisis and stress. Many suffer their own wounds of war: Depression. Anxiety. Divorce. Suicide. “Private Battles” tells the stories of real families and how they survive these hard times.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1 by Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military(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.
Ramrod the Combat Snake by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Until the day a friendly FAC presented us combat pilots with a mascot, all any of us knew about snakes was that they were slimy creatures that could poison you, eat you, twist your bones, or crush you at their leisure. But that was before we came to know and love our squadron's resident reptile, whose name was ... RAMROD
Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Psychology » Stress
Combat fighter pilot Mark Berent writes of a dragon-shaped karst mountain in Laos along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that bristles with physical and psychological danger. He writes of it as he first saw it on an F-4 FAC mission from Ubon RTAFB in 1969. Then he adds an excerpt from "Phantom Leader," one of his historical fiction books about war and politics in the Vietnam era.
Voices in Wartime Anthology by Andrew Himes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,530. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Poetry, essays, interviews from witnesses to war. Soldiers and civilians give voice to the trauma, suffering, and longterm damage caused by war, and the need for the nation and community to accept the challenge of healing the wounds of war. Contributors include Jonathan Shay, Brian Turner, Jonathan Schell, Emily Warn, Wilfred Owen, Chris Hedges, Andrew Himes, etc.
Finding My Father's War Revelations from the Red Cross Diary of an American POW in Nazi Germany by Robert Miller
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,280. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
“This is the remarkable story of my father, Herbert Henry Miller, who was drafted into the army in August 1942.” So begins this book about an ordinary man thrust into extraordinary circumstances during World War II. The writer is Herbert Miller’s son, Robert, who discovered his father’s Red Cross war diary at the back of a drawer in the weeks following his 1994 death.
Into the Darkness by Arthur Hoyle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.
Tháng Ba Gãy Súng by Cao Xuân Huy
Price: Free! Words: 44,630. Language: Vietnamese. Published: June 2, 2011 by Kệ Sách eBook. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Tháng Ba Gãy Súng Hồi ký chiến tranh Cao Xuân Huy ebook edition Kệ Sách xuất bản - 2011 Smashwords phát hành ISBN 978-1-4524-2439-2
Lets Kill the Dai Uy (Tiếng Việt cho thuyền trưởng) by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: Vietnamese. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is the Vietnamese version of a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
Burning Sands by Frank Touby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Before the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico all earth was threatened by the oil disaster in the Persian Gulf — over 700 oil wells were set on fire by Saddam Hussein. It was predicted it would take decades to extinguish them. This is the true story of the heroic men who set a world record in killing those wild wells in just five months and saved the earth from toxic fallout
Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend by Jim Morris
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Slightly altered from its original appearance in Soldier of Fortune magazine, Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend tells the story of four men as they battle war and life. However, when one man, Vietnam Vet Rick Rescorla (a major character in We Were Soldiers Once...And Young), is tested during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the beauty of a true hero is shown.
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack by Robert T. Belie
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 6 ~ Waterloo by Duncan MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 60,760. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » War
The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium, on 18 June 1815. The French Army led by Napoleon Bonaparte, was pitted against an Allied army, under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and the Prince of Orange, combined with a Prussian army led by Gebhard von Blucher. We know Napoleon lost the battle, but with new evidence now available, we examine who actually won. The result may surprise you.
That's War by William Sirmon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,050. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War(4.50 from 6 reviews)
That’s War is a diary of the authentic experiences of Lt. William Arthur Sirmon from January 1, 1918 to November 12, 1918. In this account of a regular soldier in the 82nd Division, 325th Infantry, you are led through ten chapters of a heartfelt, attention-grabbing journey across the beautiful, yet run down, terrain of France. He became highly honored soldier of World War One.
Korean Echoes by Tom Sheehan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Korean Echoes draws the reader into piecing together a puzzle, each piece a small measure of the Korean War soldier's world, a world wholly embedded in the deepest design at the heart of human experience, embedded as if words were shrapnel.