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Nonfiction » History » War
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 » History » War
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.
Churchill versus Hitler: War of Words by Peter John
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,550. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War
Based on three years of research in archives across Britain, Germany and the United States, Churchill versus Hitler is a fascinating book examining the views, rivalry and taunts of Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. Covering the buildup to WW2, the war itself, and (in Churchill's case) afterwards - the book casts fresh light upon both the men and the events that enveloped them.
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.
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 Publishing Co.. Categories: 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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
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". Categories: 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. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Nonfiction » History » War
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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » War(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 » History » War(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 » European
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.
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 » Travel » By region
"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 » History » War
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 » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
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...'
WWII 1939 Polish Bomber PZL 37 “LOS” by Jaroslaw Skora
Price: $11.49 USD. Words: 22,000. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
PZL 37 “LOS” (Moose) was the most modern aircraft as part of the Polish Air Force during the German invasion in September 1939.
The Protected Will Never Know: 10th Anniversary Edition by Don Meyer
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Two Peas Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » War
Entering the Army in June of 1969 and “In Country” by November, there began the journey. Vietnam was more than just a war. Vietnam was also the oppressive heat of the jungle, the bugs and mosquitoes, the snakes, the swamps and rice paddies, the monsoon rains and the constant grind of “Humping the Boonies.”
A Genteel Spy by Judith Riker Damon
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,630. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Two Peas Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » War
Betsey Royce knows better than to say anything on that day in 1862 when she peeks around the upstairs bedroom door to discover her mother staring out the window with a pair of field glasses. Martha Royce sits watching and counting as men in blue uniforms march up Columbia Turnpike and into Franklin, Tennessee. For Betsey, that can mean only one thing: the war has come to her doorstep.
Far From My Home, Never to Return: A Polish Child's WWII Memoir by Nadia Seluga
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,220. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Most people are familiar with the Nazi atrocities of World War II committed against the Jews. Far less commonly known, however, are the experiences of the Poles of Eastern Poland at the hands of the occupying Soviet army. Far From My Home, Never to Return: A Polish Child's WWII Memoir is a first-person account chronicling the dire peril and adversity endured and suffered.
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 » Holocaust
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 » War(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.