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Boarding Party (The Sea Wolves)
By James Leasor
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 72,860. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Filmed as The Sea Wolves, this is the story of the undercover exploit of a part time unit in WW2. A group of civilian bankers, merchants and solicitors were tasked with going to neutral Goa and blowing up some German merchant ships that were transmitting information about allied shipping to U-boats.
From Jamaica to Japan: The Diary of a Hong Kong Prisoner of War
By Thomas Forsyth
Price: Free! Words: 113,210. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 and represented by Ebook Launch. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the diary of Winnipeg Grenadier Tom Forsyth who enlisted on the 30th of September, 1939 at the Minto Armories. The diary catalogues Forsythe's war experiences from garrison and guard duties in Jamaica, to the defence of Hong Kong, and then as a POW.
Listening for Leviathan
By Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
(4.00 from 1 review)
Listening for Leviathan is the biography of Captain Joseph Paul Kelly, USNR, the US Navy's Father of Project Caesar and SOSUS. During the Cold War, Captain Joe Kelly headed the anti-submarine project that secretly tracked Soviet submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, SOSUS discovered the causes of the destruction of the two US nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion.
Карабахский дневник
By Юрий Помпеев
Price: Free! Words: 143,520. Language: Russian. Published: December 31, 2010 by N&N DIGITAL. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Данная трилогия, написанная в историко-публицистическом жанре, на основе неизвестных исторических документов и личных интервью автора с участниками карабахского конфликта.
What Churchill Would Do
By Stuart Finlay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,630. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book took 4 years of research and details how Churchill managed WW2 and how the skills, experience and talent he used to carve out a victory in the face of overwhelming odds can be applied to modern business. 80% History and 20% lessons learned, make for an entertaining read full of surprises and stories from WW2. The book covers a wide range of topics that apply to everyone from 16+
Ruff Puff : A
By Phil Tompkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some Americans called them “Ruff-Puffs” and laughed at them. We called them our brothers and lived and fought alongside them every day in South Vietnam. These militia troops fought for freedom for their towns and families - and we fought with them. This is the story of a MAT team (5 American Army advisors) in one of the 244 Districts in South Vietnam and about our great militia counterparts.
Beggarman, Spy (The Israel Potter Series)
By David Chacko
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010 by Foremost Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The biography of Israel Potter created a sensation when it was first published. Potter's tale was so strange and compelling that Herman Melville later made it his own in fiction. But no one has ever known Potter's true-life tale, which was hidden for more than two hundred years. Beggarman, Spy brings the truth out of the shadows of history with grace and vengeance.
Burning Sands
By Frank Touby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico all earth was threatened by the oil disaster in the Persian Gulf — over 700 oil wells were set on fire by Saddam Hussein. It was predicted it would take decades to extinguish them. This is the true story of the heroic men who set a world record in killing those wild wells in just five months and saved the earth from toxic fallout
Three Lives of a Warrior
By Phillip Butler
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 222,750. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Few men have literally been blown out of the sky and lived to tell about it. If you can call being starved, beaten and otherwise tortured living. But not only did Phil Butler survive, he came out of the experience a new man...a war hero, a loving husband, a warrior for peace and justice.
Voices in Wartime Anthology
By Andrew Himes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,540. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Poetry, essays, interviews from witnesses to war. Soldiers and civilians give voice to the trauma, suffering, and longterm damage caused by war, and the need for the nation and community to accept the challenge of healing the wounds of war. Contributors include Jonathan Shay, Brian Turner, Jonathan Schell, Emily Warn, Wilfred Owen, Chris Hedges, Andrew Himes, etc.
Before The Road Came
By Florida Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Sixty years ago, Britannia was the home of the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Several thousand people lived in its two main communities: The Townsite and The Beach. It was a scant 50 miles from Vancouver, but was accessible only boat. Before The Road Came is a story about life in that isolated mining camp, during WW2.
Finding My Father's War Revelations from the Red Cross Diary of an American POW in Nazi Germany
By Robert Miller
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,280. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
“This is the remarkable story of my father, Herbert Henry Miller, who was drafted into the army in August 1942.” So begins this book about an ordinary man thrust into extraordinary circumstances during World War II. The writer is Herbert Miller’s son, Robert, who discovered his father’s Red Cross war diary at the back of a drawer in the weeks following his 1994 death.
Terrorists and Freedom Fighters
By Sam Vaknin
Price: Free! Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The history of four terrorist organizations in the Balkans and a general introduction to terrorism and freedom fighting. Also includes essays about religious co-existence in the Balkans and about pathological narcissism as a precursor to terrorism.
Empire and War
By Sam Vaknin
Price: Free! Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The antecedents and aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the role of the United States in international affairs.
Once Upon a White Man - a memoir of War and Peace in Africa
By Graham Atkins
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,700. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the terrors of Rhodesia’s 1970’s bush war, to the final disintegration of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe, this is a traumatic account of a conflicted young man who experiences his life and homeland being torn asunder. Honest, revealing and deeply emotional. Offers intriguing insights into the dilemma faced by patriotic white Africans trapped in the march of politics and history
Warmasters: Classic Treatises on the Art of War
By Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,190. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A collection of classic texts on war and strategy. Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", Niccolo Machiavelli's "Art of War", and Karl von Clausewitz's "On War". Preface gives brief biographies.
Eyewitness Accounts of the First World War: The Great War on Land, Sea and Air
By Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 190,830. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Three firsthand accounts of "The Great War". E.R.M. Fryer was one of the very few British infantry officers to survive the war from beginning to end. Baron Edgar von Spiegel was a German U-boat captain. And Eddie Rickenbacker was the highest-scoring American fighter ace, flying Spads against the Richthofen sqaudrons.
At the Edge of the Abyss: A Declassified Documentary History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
By Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,760. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In the last two weeks of October 1962, the world came closer to nuclear warfare than it ever has. This volume is a collection of declassified documents from American and Soviet archives, detailing the history of those two weeks. Preface gives an overview and timeline of the crisis.
Hell's Fire: A Documentary History of the American Atomic and Thermonuclear Weapons Projects, from Hiroshima to the Cold War and the War on Terror
By Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,350. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A history of nuclear weapons, from the Manhattan Project which built the atomic bomb, to the "Mike" test which paved the way for the hydrogen bomb, to the "war on terror" which seeks an entire new generation of "earth-penetrating" nuclear bombs.