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Brits At The Alamo
By James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
More than 30 British-born men fought for the Texas cause during the siege and battle of the Alamo. This is a concise and informative account of their deeds.
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.
Heroes of the Light Brigade
By James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: 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.
Balaclava Victoria Crosses: Including the Charge of the Light Brigade
By James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
At Balaclava the Charge of the Heavy Brigade and the Light Brigade action provided two of the most famous deeds recorded in the annals of the British Army. This well-researched book contains biographical tributes and detailed accounts of the actions of the nine men who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the battle. With the Chronological Roll of all 111 Crimean War Victoria Crosses.
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.
The Boer Wars - A Brief History
By Andrew Knight
Series: A Brief History, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by UK Independent Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The Anglo-Boer Wars will introduce you to, one of the Victorian Wars of the British Empire. A bite size comprehensive account of the two Anglo-Boer Wars fought between 1880-1881 and 1899-1902. A fascinating tale of one of the bloodiest and expensive wars for over a century, which pitted the two Boer Republics of South Africa against the might of the British Empire
Hostage of Paradox: A Qualmish Disclosure
By John Rixey Moore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 218,640. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 by Bettie Youngs Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A profound odyssey of a young college graduate who enlists in the military to avoid being drafted, becomes a Green Beret Airborne Ranger,and is sent to Vietnam where he is plunged into high-risk, operations under contract to do CIA—work for which he was neither specifically trained nor psychologically prepared, yet for which he is ultimately highly decorated. A Pulitzer Prize entry.
NATO, Kosovo and Crisis Management
By D. Alexander Neill
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.
How to win. A guide to strategy and tactics
By Konstantin Babitsky
Price: $20.00 USD. Words: 65,670. Language: Russian. Published: July 29, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Each day throws at us new challenges, we are faced to deal with new situations, some of which can be confusing, even for tough and experienced. To find a way out of any situation, to secure the positive outcome - we need to make highly effective decisions. The problem is that each situation is unique and there is no universal prescription for the resolution of all of them.
Lucia in Wartime
By Tom Holt
Series: Tom Holt's Mapp and Lucia Series, Book 1. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 64,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Across the Channel, the battle rages. On the Tilling front, another battle is being fought—the constant war of wits and social ascendancy between Lucia Pillson and Elizabeth Mapp-Flint. Lucia invariably wins the day. But how long will she be able to retain the admiration of all Tilling if her power remains unchecked? The first of Tom Holt’s official sequels to E.F. Benson’s Lucia series.
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. 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
By Jack Durish
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
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,480. 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.
The Bear Marches West: 12 Scenarios for 1980's NATO vs Warsaw Pact Wargames
By Russell Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: British English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
The Bear Marches West contains 12 wargame scenarios set during a fictional Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany in the 1980s. All the scenarios are based on battles depicted in well-known novels, and are designed to be used with whatever rules the players wish.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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
By David Petersen
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
By David Petersen
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.
The Girl from Latvia
By Kathie Harrington
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
War crept silently into my life when most little girls enjoy playing jacks and jumping rope; when the soft echoes of the past dance upon early adolescent innocents. Yes, World War II came softly into my life.