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Nonfiction » History » War
In South Africa with Buller - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A hard-hitting chronological account of the second Boer war with a special emphasis on the actions of Sir Redvers Buller and his General Staff. The Boer sieges and the subsequent battles for the relief of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith are covered both in strategic terms and in the intimate detail that is the reality of individuals fighting, suffering and dying for their country
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam by G. J. Lau
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War by David H Lippman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.
Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan by Glenn Dean
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War(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.
The Nazi Hydra in America: Suppressed History of a Century - Wall Street and the Rise of the Fourth Reich by Glen Yeadon
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 288,910. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011 by Progressive Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » History » War
Exposes how US elitists launched Hitler, then recouped Nazi assets to lay the postwar foundations of a modern police state, complete with controlled corporate media. Fascists won WWII because they ran both sides. "A valuable history of the relationship between big business in the United States and European fascism...The story is shocking and sobering and deserves to be widely read."– Howard Zinn
Beggarman, Spy (The Israel Potter Series) by David Chacko
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010 by Foremost Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
The biography of Israel Potter created a sensation when it was first published. Potter's tale was so strange and compelling that Herman Melville later made it his own in fiction. But no one has ever known Potter's true-life tale, which was hidden for more than two hundred years. Beggarman, Spy brings the truth out of the shadows of history with grace and vengeance.
Under Four Flags for France - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 80,180. Language: British English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Through his vivid, accurate and illuminating narrative, George Clarke Musgrave draws his pictures with an eye to the diplomatic reasons behind the plans of war, the great sweep of armies as they manoeuvre for advantage, and the effect of the life and death decisions of Generals on the fighting man and on the civilian population.
Eaten by the Japanese: The Memoir of an Unknown Indian Prisoner of War by John Baptist Crasta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,330. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011 by Richard Crasta. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
John Baptist Crasta's only mistake was to be in the wrong place at the wrong time--Singapore, when the Japanese invaded--and to be a man of "rectitude and courage". His gripping World War II memoir tells of his miraculous survival through 3.5 years as a POW of the Japanese. The memoir itself miraculously survives 51 years until it is published, by his son, with added essays, just before his death!
They Also Served - An Autobiography of a Wellington Bomber Pilot by Les Hather
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,080. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2013 and represented by Stephen Hather. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
This is a true account of Les Hather's (my father) exploits as a Wellington Bomber pilot in the Second World War. Les has written a detailed factual account of his bombing operations From March 1943 to December 1944. In this period my father flew 71 sorties over North Africa, the Middle East and Italy with 104 Squadron over two tours of duty.
Warmasters: Classic Treatises on the Art of War by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,190. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
A collection of classic texts on war and strategy. Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", Niccolo Machiavelli's "Art of War", and Karl von Clausewitz's "On War". Preface gives brief biographies.
'Landguard Fort' Royal Marine Museum by Terry Aspinall
Price: Free! Words: 42,630. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Royal Marine museum is within the Landguard Fort complex situated at the southern end of Felixstowe (Suffolk). It is the last place a foreign invading force landed and were defeated on the British main land. It was also the very first battle that the Royal Marines fought on land, having been formed only three years earlier during 1664.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 3 1942-1943 by Victoria Washuk
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.
Before The Road Came by Florida Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Sixty years ago, Britannia was the home of the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Several thousand people lived in its two main communities: The Townsite and The Beach. It was a scant 50 miles from Vancouver, but was accessible only boat. Before The Road Came is a story about life in that isolated mining camp, during WW2.
At the Edge of the Abyss: A Declassified Documentary History of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,760. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
In the last two weeks of October 1962, the world came closer to nuclear warfare than it ever has. This volume is a collection of declassified documents from American and Soviet archives, detailing the history of those two weeks. Preface gives an overview and timeline of the crisis.
Listening for Leviathan by Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » History » War(4.00 from 1 review)
Listening for Leviathan is the biography of Captain Joseph Paul Kelly, USNR, the US Navy's Father of Project Caesar and SOSUS. During the Cold War, Captain Joe Kelly headed the anti-submarine project that secretly tracked Soviet submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, SOSUS discovered the causes of the destruction of the two US nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War by Heathcoat Grant
Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, captain of HMS Canopus from 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series. For anyone interested in the war at sea during the First World War, Grant provides a highly readable insider's view of the action at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.
Eyewitness Accounts of the First World War: The Great War on Land, Sea and Air by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 190,830. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Three firsthand accounts of "The Great War". E.R.M. Fryer was one of the very few British infantry officers to survive the war from beginning to end. Baron Edgar von Spiegel was a German U-boat captain. And Eddie Rickenbacker was the highest-scoring American fighter ace, flying Spads against the Richthofen sqaudrons.
Lost Bastards by L Todd Wood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016 by IceBox Media. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Towards the end of the Korean War, 26 American soldiers were inserted into the conflict on a hill, with a company of ROK troops, that is now inside the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean Peninsula. They were on a secret mission to test ‘battlefield radar’ for the first time. Shortly after arriving, thousands of Chinese soldiers overran their position.
Ruff Puff : A by Phil Tompkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Some Americans called them “Ruff-Puffs” and laughed at them. We called them our brothers and lived and fought alongside them every day in South Vietnam. These militia troops fought for freedom for their towns and families - and we fought with them. This is the story of a MAT team (5 American Army advisors) in one of the 244 Districts in South Vietnam and about our great militia counterparts.
Afghan Heat: SAS Operations in Afghanistan by Steve Stone
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,840. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Afghan Heat is a fast paced story of an SAS operative on operations in Afghanistan, from SAS selection through to a tour on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The book follows individual operations where special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology are fused together - in order to capture key figures or simply take out an enemy stronghold.