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Nonfiction » History » War
The Great War: 1914, The British Campaign in France and Flanders, Vol. 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,210. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
'The Great War, Vol 1' is a rich, extensively researched account of the early battles, chronicling the reasons for the outbreak of war through to the ‘Winter lull’ at the end of 1914.
Sniping in France: Winning the Sniping War in the Trenches by Major H. Hesketh-Prichard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » War
In this absorbing account Major Hesketh-Prichard tells the story of those duels, the genesis of scout sniping, the ruses invented to lure an enemy out into the open, and the founding of the first British army sniping school.
The JWB Historical Library: Journal Two - Zulus! A Graphic Account of the Defence of Rorke's Drift by James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The motion picture ZULU!, captures the atmosphere and gallantry of the defence of Rorke’s Drift - now read a concise and descriptive narrative that does the same.
La Segunda Guerra Mundial, la novela by Javier Cosnava
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 240,170. Language: Spanish. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Nonfiction » History » War
En esta saga se narrará la historia novelada de la segunda guerra mundial, con sus pasiones, sus amores y desamores, sus traiciones, sus batallas y sus protagonistas a través de los ojos de un oficial alemán, Otto Weilern, durante toda la campaña, entre los 17 y los 23 años. Este primer volumen se centra en el estallido de la guerra, la campaña de Polonia, la de Noruega y la de Francia.
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,000. Language: Italian. Published: March 26, 2015 by Gingko edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
6 agosto 1945. Hiroshima venne distrutta dalla prima bomba atomica mai caduta su una città. Come diretta conseguenza, circa 60.000 giapponesi innocenti e inermi — uomini, donne e bambini — morirono, e 100.000 rimasero feriti; quasi tutto di una grande città di 250.000 persone venne spazzato via dall’immediata esplosione e dagli incendi successivi.
'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.
Fighting on Empty: How Hitler and Hirohito Lost the Economic War by Robin Bromby
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by Chris O'Byrne. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Reference
Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy all embarked on their Second World War plans of conquest without one vital factor: sound economies that could absorb and withstand the stresses of total war. In this groundbreaking study, Robin Bromby shows how all three Axis powers went into battle with seriously flawed economies, inadequate industrial capacity and deficient food security.
Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile by Daniel Ford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A double memoir of the Second World War and its aftermath. Basia is a colonel's daughter in eastern Poland, only to have her father murdered and herself sent into Russian captivity; Dan grows up in an America wracked by the Great Depression. They meet at a British university in 1955, and each learns a great deal about the other, in Manchester, Paris, and Lerici.
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.
DutyBound by David Miller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,740. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » War
A true story of a police inspector who becomes a spy for the Allies during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II. He is tasked to smuggle classified documents out from a POW camp which could prevent another major invasion. This book was written based on the notes Halford Boudewyn left behind shortly before his death. Now for the first time, his complete story can be told.
World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War by David H Lippman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.
Full Duty: Working for Patton, Clark and Truscott in WWII (And the “Forgotten” War with the Fifth Army) by Thomas S. Fiske
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
Kentucky farmer Laban Jackson started a military career under General Patton, was promoted 3 times, and dispatched by Ike to organize the Fifth Army. As HQ Commandant under Generals Patton, Clark, and Truscott, Jackson experienced 3 invasions and countless battles. Jackson’s story provides some new insights for this brief history of the North African and Italian campaigns during WWII.
The Long Road to Dresden by C J Moran
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
On the night of February 14th, 1945, heavy bombers raided the German city of Dresden. The damage and the death toll were extremely heavy. It was hideous and tragic. It was only one such of many such events yet the raid has become a cause célèbre. It was no freak but one event in a long chain of events. This is the story of how that chain developed.
Fixin' To Die Rag by Roy Mark
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
FIXIN’ TO DIE RAG is the true story of helicopter pilots and their crews in Vietnam. It’s the story of young warriors that were called to duty by conscience or country. They flew hazardous missions; they fought a deadly enemy; they prevailed against horrific odds; some good men died. They were decorated with medals of valor and Purple Hearts—far too many Purple Hearts.
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.
When the Enemy is Us — Daffy Government, Military and Civilian Episodes in War and Peace by Jack R. Williams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,100. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
This story recounts monumental government, military and civilian gaffes spanning from World War II to the present, concentrating specifically on events in or near Johnston County, in eastern N.C. Trying times and stressful situations cause generally rational people to make ludicrous mistakes. The daffy episodes herein will make you shake your head and wonder how we’ve survived.
Liberation 1944-45 by Lini R. Grol
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Books for Pleasure. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Forced out of their home after it was ransacked and burned by occupying German forces, author Lini R. Grol and her family wandered the bombed-out Dutch countryside for weeks, sleeping in ditches, barns and basements as they waited for liberation. They faced danger at every turn. This is their story of hardship, courage and faith.
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.