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Dear Mom I'm Alive--Letters Home from Blackwidow 25
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Price: $3.99 USD. 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.
NATO, Kosovo and Crisis Management
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 141,020. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 39,480. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: 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
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Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,670. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: 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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,420. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,820. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: 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.
The 11th Airborne Brick
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Price: Free! Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Memoirs of country boy Wayne Miller as he is taken from the hills of Texas and assigned to the 11th Airborne Division, 187th Glider Infantry Regiment in the Pacific Theater in World War II as they fought through Leyte, Luzon and Manila.
Combat Crew
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,060. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: 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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 288,910. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011 by Progressive Press. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: 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.
Sliding on the Snow Stone
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Price: $4.15 USD. Words: 98,810. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Stefan grows up in the grip of a raging famine (Ukraine, 1932-33).To free themselves from the daily terrors of Soviet rule, Stefan and his friends fight imaginary battles in nearby woods to defend their land. The games they play are their only escape. ‘Sliding on the Snow Stone’ is the true story of Stefan's extraordinary journey across a landscape of hunger, fear and devastating loss.
A Soldier's Journey Through Life
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 116,760. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(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."
War Letters: Eleanor, My Darling--a Memoir of WWII
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,380. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Marsha Bauer. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
From the perspective of "an officer and a gentleman"--a memoir of World War II told through letters sent from an Army Infantry captain to his lovely Red Cross wife back home. It is a story of love amidst a heroic war; a love begun in the Army camps of the southern US, and then continued from afar from the jungles of the South Pacific--New Guinea, Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines.