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Nonfiction » History » War
Dieppe: Casualties of War by Barry Daniels
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
The raid on Dieppe in August 1942 is Canada's most traumatic military event. This book examines the questions raised by that event such as the role of heavy bombers in a tactical environment and the role of the Navy in supporting the Army. Comparisons are made with other amphibious landings and then a number of what if scenarios are considered.
Captain Henry Evelyn Arthur Platt - Diaries and Letters of a First World War Officer in the 19th Hussars and 1st Coldstream Guards by William Bridge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,740. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Diary and letters of Captain Henry Evelyn Arthur Platt including his time at Eton, Sandhurst and in the First World War. He describes life in the Hussars and Coldstream Guards, how he was gassed in May 1915, and life in the trenches. He was killed near Ypres in May 1916. The book is illustrated with maps and photographs, and includes biographies of his wife, son, brother and parents.
Ray and Ami by Mike Woodworth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,400. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
World War II was one of the most momentous periods in the history of the world. All Americans were deeply affected by the war, and each individual played his or her part in the effort to secure victory against Fascist tyranny. Charles “Ray” Woodworth and Amaryllis Rogers were two ordinary Americans caught up in the maelstrom of war, and this true story chronicles their experiences.
Dear Mom I'm Alive--Letters Home from Blackwidow 25 by Randolph Mains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: 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.
Heroes of the Light Brigade by James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
For four decades this book has been extensively researched through official documentation such as soldiers' service papers, census returns, and regimental and family archives, the result of which provides biographical tributes to 30 soldiers who rode in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, giving a valuable insight into the kind of ordinary men who took part.
NATO, Kosovo and Crisis Management by D. Alexander Neill
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 141,020. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
This study examines how NATO’s post-Cold War transformation was tested by the Kosovo Crisis of 1998-99, and concludes that while consensus-based decision making remains the cornerstone of NATO’s political unity, it is also its Achilles’ heel because it impedes effective, efficient action in response to crises, and prevents NATO from modifying its fundamental internal decision making processes.
The Children of Mars by Norbert Mercado
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 1 review)
Written by Norbert L. Mercado, The Children of Mars is novel about an unusual friendship that took place between a Filipino guerrilla and a Japanese Captain in the darkest days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
Infantry School: A Soldier's Journal by Jack Durish
Price: Free! Words: 39,480. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(3.00 from 1 review)
A personal memoir of training to become an infantryman and an officer during the Vietnam War era. Full of humor, pathos, and the author's personal reflections on the men he trained with and their experiences.
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 » War
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.
Touchstone (2. Family at War) - a time travel Blitz story by Andy Conway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Continuing the adventures of Rachel and Danny, a pair of mismatched History students who stumble upon an old gravestone that catapults them back in time. Dealing with the catastrophic fallout of their previous encounter with Amy Parker in 1912, they now race to locate Amy during the 1940 Blitz and become caught up in the nightly German bombings of Birmingham and their chilling aftermath.
America's Heroes:; Untold Stories of Honor, Courage and Sacrifice by J. Jackson Owensby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Combat wounded veterans from World War II, Korea, Bosnia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq tell their stories in their own words for the first time.
Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima by David Petersen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
"Survivors", a pictorial journey into the heart of Hiroshima, describes and illustrates more than 50 sites with 75 treasured trees, shrubs, and groves dating from before the bombing on August 6th 1945. This condensed Smashwords version features a forward, introduction, postscript, and reference section, as well as translations of essays by the a-bomb survivor Tamiki Hara.
Prayers in Stone: Nagasaki's A-Bomb Heritage Sites by David Petersen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,420. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This condensed Smashwords version of Prayers in Stone provides an overview of about 200 of Nagasaki's A-bomb heritage sites. The entries are organized into a series of tours for the convenience of tourists actually visiting the city, and to give the general reader a sense of the layout and the proximity to the hypocenter.
Jason's Helmet by Linda Heinrich
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,820. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
Jason's helmet is the true story of a WW2 helmet's journey home from the Normandy battlefield. Roger Pillu found the helmet after a battle, picked it up and vowed to return it to the family to thank them for their sacrifice and his freedom. He kept it in safe keeping until the sixtieth anniversary of d-day. He wrote the letter to Jason's brother, 'we have the helmet of your brother. Come...'
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 » War
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!
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 » Military(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.
Into the Darkness by Arthur Hoyle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military(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.
Combat Crew by John Comer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,050. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
Combat Crew is one of the best memoirs about the air war over Europe ever written. John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943 when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80%. After each raid Comer gathered the crew together and pieced together the air battle from a 360-degree perspective. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occured.
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 » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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
Temporary Warrior WW II Memoir by Roger Greider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
TEMPORARY WARRIOR, WW II MEMOIR is an account of the author’s WW II days from Army Specialized Training through his days on the front line with the 103rd Division. He fights through the Vosges Mountains in France, where they breach the Siegfried Line, entering Germany. At war’s end he is in the Brenner Pass. The short epilog recounts his Company reunions through the years.