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Liberty
By Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: 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: 2,080. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: 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.
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command
By Graeme Boocock
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and a young Canadian working at the experimental gardens in Craibstone, Scotland, voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These are the memoirs of my late grandfather, Don Cameron, Lancaster bomber pilot with RAF Squadron 115 based at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. They cover his training, his active service, and his later flying with BOAC.
Ramrod the Combat Snake
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: 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
To War in Style
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In January of 1973 we in 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.
California Valor, Charles Harold Gonsalves
By John A Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
History records no act of greater valor than Charles Harold Gonsalves. In mortal combat he deliberately covered a live enemy hand grenade with his body. He was only 19 years old when he died. The author describes a mild mannered youth from Alameda, California's transformation into a killing machine. This book also sheds much neede light on Executive Order 9066 that incarcerated Japanese Americans.
Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
0.5 star(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.
Lets Kill the Dai Uy (Tiếng Việt cho thuyền trưởng)
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: Vietnamese. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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.
祖父の従軍日記
By Jisuke Kokubo
You set the price! Words: 270. Language: Japanese. Published: November 15, 2010 by ePubs.jp Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese
「七月六日名誉ある赤紙に接し男子の本懐是れに過ぐるものなしぞ。・・・」 それまで単なる一市民だった祖父は、開戦直前の昭和十六年に召集され、陸軍歩兵として戦地に赴きました。 一兵士の日々を綴った日記です。
War Life Death Gloom The Post Apocalypse
By TMS
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Spanning the early day, when we all thought the war will pass, before the blasts, to the middle times of the cannibals, and the suicide of hope, to the post apocalypse, and the children born into it, who grew up to rule the new world. The era of War, The era of Life, The era of Death, The era of Gloom,The Apocalypse, Post apocalypse
L’Augmentation du parti Nazi
By Kristina Howells
You set the price! Words: 12,820. Language: German. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Peu auraient cru que le Parti Nazi, en commençant comme un gang de soldats sans emploi en 1919, deviendrait le gouvernement juridique de l'Allemagne en 1933. En quatorze ans, un obscur caporal, Adolf Hitler, deviendrait le Chancelier d'Allemagne.
Dear Mom I'm Alive--Letters Home from Blackwidow 25
By Randolph Mains
You set the price! Words: 89,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Dear Mom I'm Alive is the unusually candid story detailing a young helicopter pilot’s right of passage during the height of the Vietnam War. Randy Mains is a man who is fiercely a-political but stanchly patriotic who struggles daily to get through his one-year tour of duty as a combat helicopter pilot with his humor and humanity in tact.
80 días en Malvinas
By Pablo Javier Melara, Sr
Price: Free! Words: 37,310. Language: Spanish. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
El accionar de la Agrupación de Buzos Tácticos en el Conflicto Bélico del Atlántico Sur de 1982