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Nonfiction » History » War
Diary of a Prisoner in World War I by Josef Sramek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,990. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
An authentic diary of Josef Sramek, a Czech soldier drafted to the Hungaro-Austrian army to fight from the beginning of World War 1. He was captured by the enemy, lived through death marches and concentration camps in Serbia, Albania, Italy, and France before finally returning home to resume his life. The diary is published by his grandson Tomas Svoboda.
How I Met Rommel - Memoirs of an Officer by Martin Langley
You set the price! Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
Biography of WW2 officer who escaped POW camp and returned to join SHAEF. He had a guardian angel which he called 'luck'. He interpreted documents at Flensberg where Doenitz surrendered after Hitler's death. Several documents including signed letters and a birthday card to Hitler are published for the first time for historical interest and an Allied summary of Operation Sealion.
My Berlin by Detlev Kirchgatter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Books for Pleasure. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Detlev Kirchgatter was a child during the Nazi era, who escaped what became East Germany as a refugee in 1947. His wide-ranging experience brings a unique perspective to the enormous political, social and economic changes which have characterized the past fifty years. A must read for anyone studying or interested in German history.
The First World War Fact Book by Scott Addington
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,420. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
The First World War Fact Book offers up 1.568 facts on the war to end all wars. Split into nineteen sections including weapons, infantry battles, trench warfare, casualties, the main combatants and more, The First World War Fact Book gives a unique perspective on a war that shaped the 20th Century. Why are there 1,568 facts? Read the first fact in the book to find out!
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.
Midnight Train to Siberia by Alicja Hartley
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » War
One freezing February night in 1940, Alicja Goral, her parents and siblings were dragged from their home and forced to board a cattle train to be transported over a thousand miles to the wastes of Siberia. They were just one of many thousands of Polish families sent to labour camps by Stalin and his NKVD after the Soviets seized their country at the outbreak of WWII. Alicja now 89 tells her story.
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.
Women Close To Hitler by Ken Ford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The women who were close to Hitler spent their lives amongst the elite of the nation. They loved and respected him to an extent that it is now hard to believe possible. Many of these women, such as Eva Braun, Geli Raubal and Unity Mitford are well known, but there were many, many more women - mistresses, secretaries, confidantes and companions - that also managed to get close to Hitler.
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.
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
To Kumassi with Scott - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,080. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
An accurate and entertaining account of Sir Francis Scott’s Ashanti Expedition of 1895-96, vividly portraying the killing fields, the treachery and the debauchery that characterised this gold-rich outpost of the Empire and the ultimate submission of the vicious despot, King Prempeh.
The Battle for "Charlie" by Major John J. Duffy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The Battle for “Charlie” took place in 1972 during the Vietnam War. A battalion of South Vietnamese paratroopers made a stand with one American advisor—Major John J. Duffy, who directed critical American air support and led a daring escape through enemy lines. Under fire at the landing zone, Duffy was the last man to board the rescue chopper after confirming all troops were safely aboard.
Still Downrange, but in Country – PTSD Parables by David Lefavor
Price: Free! Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
There are approximately 21.6 million veterans alive, who have served faithfully and honorable in our nations armed forces. Out of that total, there are over 300,000 veterans that are afflicted with PTSD. Additionally, it has been reported that 20% of the returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffer from PTSD. This book is about PTSD as shown in parables.
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.
Old World ... New World: From a picnic at La Perouse to the Western Front by Tony Matchett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Australia was, is, and always will be a nation of immigrants. Old World … New World provides backgrounds to the author's grandparents’ formative years in northern and southern England and in Redfern, Sydney, their experiences during four years of world war, and their familial relationships and tragedies from the 1920s to Sara Ongley’s death in 1977.
Travelling on a One Way Ticket by Lynne Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the actual day to day journal of a World War Two soldier. Walter describes his experiences in Italy and later in Japan. He also describes the incident for which he was awarded the Military Cross.
Hangings, Sinkings and Trust in God: Life and Death onboard British Warships in the 1700’s and 1800’s by Peter Brent
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 44,850. Language: British English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
Hangings, Sinkings and Trust in God: The fascinating first hand experiences of an English sailor who enlisted with the Royal Navy from 1793 till 1837. Learn in vivid detail of the lives and deaths of men who served during the age of glory of the most formidable fleet ever to sail. Meet amongst others Nelson, Hood, Rodney and Canadian Admiral Sir Provo Wallace who served for 96 years.
Chopper Warriors - Kicking The Hornet's Nest Second Edition by William Peterson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,240. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
Bill Peterson's book, Missions Of Fire And Mercy, is filled with thrilling and technically accurate day-to-day descriptions of his tour and experiences as a crew chief in Viet Nam. he is a gifted storyteller who writes no "fluff copy". his attention to detail is outstanding, and in the end he is able to make a great page turning story, guaranteed to be a historic account from the warrior's eyes.
Gurkhas - Better to Die Than Live a Coward by Benita Estevez
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.