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Nonfiction » History » War
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Afghan Heat: SAS Operations in Afghanistan by Steve Stone
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,960. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
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.
Eva's War: A True Story of Survival by Eva Krutein
Series: Biography & Memoir · Krutein Memoirs, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » War
Danzig, a Free City between the Great Wars, then seized by Hitler in 1939, is threatened by Soviet troops as Eva Krutein flees with her daughter in January, 1945. It is the beginning of a harrowing year of privation, defeat, moral quandaries, growth and, finally, healing. This compelling account of the hardships and horrors of war remains throughout an uplifting family odyssey.
A Soldier's Journey Through Life by Lakshman Singh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,760. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Balancing work and family(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The Journey: A poignant picture of an innocent time. A narrative commencing in the 1930's detailing the trials and tribulations of a newly wedded young soldier of the Indian Army. "Only the Jouney is written...not the Destination."
So Brave...So Quiet...So Long! by Larry T. Bailey
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 88,230. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Pine Tree Arts / Pine Tree Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Uplifting in-depth interviews with 34 unforgettable men and women, from one small community in Northern California, who helped save our nation from WWII to the Cold War — and then went home. First published as a 5-year series in The Wildwood Independent, the stories became "the most talked-about, most popular series in the paper's 30-year history," says TWI publisher Mike Dobbins.
Churchill versus Hitler: War of Words by Peter John
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,550. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War
Based on three years of research in archives across Britain, Germany and the United States, Churchill versus Hitler is a fascinating book examining the views, rivalry and taunts of Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. Covering the buildup to WW2, the war itself, and (in Churchill's case) afterwards - the book casts fresh light upon both the men and the events that enveloped them.
Frontline: A Soldier's Story by Steve Stone
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
Frontline offers an insight into the life of just one soldier out of the many thousands in the British Infantry deployed to Afghanistan. These modern day heroes risk their lives on a daily basis to help bring peace to a troubled country. Some of these soldiers are fresh out of school, or college, and within a few months find themselves in a war zone fighting for their lives.
One Woman's War by Candy Jar
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
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.
TEI, a Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace by Nanako Mizushima
You set the price! Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In a nation devastated by World War II, Tei Fujiwara wrote her memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. Tei’s memoir began in August 1945 in Manchuria and has continued in Japan through 46 printings, a movie, TV series and recognition from the Imperial Family. Now her story continues in English for another new generation.
I Saw Them Die: Diary and Recollections of Shirley Millard by Shirley Millard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An unprepared nurse from the U.S. volunteering in World War I France shares her diary and reflections of the horrific, poignant events of 1918. And in the process reveals more about the fascinating people and times, and especially herself, than she apparently realized writing it. Presented to modern readers--expanded and introduced with a new Foreword--by Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard of Tulane.
Eye of the Eagle: The True Story of an American Hero by Norman Miller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
In World War II, most aviation pilots were armed with many weapons. But in the US Air Force reconnaissance squadron, these men flew ongoing missions over enemy lines, photographing enemy targets before and after they were bombed – facing onslaughts of enemy fighters and armed with -- a camera!
The One That Got Away by James Leasor
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Franz von Werra was the only German prisoner of war to escape and return to Germany after being captured by the Allies. An incredibly charismatic, inventive and self-confident man, he was a Luftwaffe ace shot down in the Battle of Britain. The One that Got Away tells the full and exciting story of his two daring escapes in England and his third and successful escape in Canada.