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The Marine from Mandalay
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees.
Souvenirs de guerre d’un jeune français.
By Olivier Duhamel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: French. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Témoignage vécu de la seconde guerre mondiale. 1939-1945
Swift Boat Down
By James Steffes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A Swift Boat is sunk by two rockets from an unidentified aircraft near the border between North and South Vietnam. It is June 15/16th, 1968, around midnight, and now five sailors are dead or missing. Two survivors and several witnesses report seeing lighted aircraft that move and hover like helicopters flying in the area. U.S. Jets are scrambled to the scene and report hits on enemy aircraft.
Singapore - The Battle That Changed The World
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,930. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
When Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, it was a devastating blow to the Allies, the British Empire and signalled a turning point in history. James Leasor’s story begins as far back as the early nineteenth century. He charts the years leading up to Singapore’s defeat and the realisation that the West was not invincible.
Rudolf Hess: The Uninvited Envoy
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,340. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s Deputy Führer, Leader of the Nazi Party, flew alone in an unarmed aeroplane, through a night of fire and ruin, on the most dangerous flight of his life. This is an amazing true story of his secret peace mission in 1941, with plans to end the war but on Germany’s terms.
The Unknown Warrior
By James Leasor
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The Unknown Warrior is the true story of one man and his amazing part in the deception plans to persuade the Germans that the invasion would happen near Calais and not in Normandy and thus ensure that they did not commit their reserves until too late. Born to a humble German background, with a Jewish father and Catholic mother, he volunteers for an unknown secret mission that saved many lives.
Green Beach
By James Leasor
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1942 radar expert Jack Nissenthall volunteered for a suicidal mission to join a combat team who were making a surprise landing at Dieppe in occupied France. His assignment was to penetrate a German radar station. Because he knew the secrets of the Allies radar technology, he had a personal bodyguard. Their orders were to protect him, but in the event of possible capture to kill him.
The One That Got Away
By James Leasor
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Franz von Werra was the only German prisoner of war to escape and return to Germany after being captured by the Allies. An incredibly charismatic, inventive and self-confident man, he was a Luftwaffe ace shot down in the Battle of Britain. The One that Got Away tells the full and exciting story of his two daring escapes in England and his third and successful escape in Canada.
So Brave...So Quiet...So Long!
By Larry T. Bailey
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 88,210. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Pine Tree Arts / Pine Tree Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Uplifting in-depth interviews with 34 unforgettable men and women, from one small community in Northern California, who helped save our nation from WWII to the Cold War — and then went home. First published as a 5-year series in The Wildwood Independent, the stories became "the most talked-about, most popular series in the paper's 30-year history," says TWI publisher Mike Dobbins.
One Woman's War
By Candy Jar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Bravery. Tragedy. Victory. At the age of 19, Eileen Younghusband joined the WAAF in the fight against the Nazi war machine. One Woman's War tells the untold story of what it was like to work in Fighter Command's top secret Filter Room and gives a fascinating insight into life as a young woman during Britain's darkest days.
Tháng Ba Gãy Súng
By Cao Xuân Huy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,630. Language: Vietnamese. Published: June 2, 2011 by Kệ Sách eBook. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Tháng Ba Gãy Súng Hồi ký chiến tranh Cao Xuân Huy ebook edition Kệ Sách xuất bản - 2011 Smashwords phát hành ISBN 978-1-4524-2439-2
Memoirs of a Civil War Solider
By Sinclair Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,930. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Transcribed from the original documents of Sinclair Smith, his memoir immerses you in the times and language—the family farm and early schools in Pennsylvania, enlisting during a “call” in 1864 at the age of 20, recovering from wounds in Washington at the end of the war, and life after returning home. Smith memoir exposes drunken officers, the hardships of war, and the battle for survival.
Confederate Morristown and the War Between the States
By Samuel Campbell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In Unionist East Tennessee the small town of Morristown was loyal to the Confederacy. This book is a look at the war as seen from the perspective of Morristown, Tennessee. It largely takes a traditional Southern view of the war. The book exposes the unique history of Morristown during the war, including the frequent fighting which took place in and around the town.
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.
Eaten by the Japanese: The Memoir of an Unknown Indian Prisoner of War
By John Baptist Crasta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,980. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011 by Richard Crasta. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
John Baptist Crasta's only mistake was to be in the wrong place at the wrong time--Singapore, when the Japanese invaded--and to be a man of "rectitude and courage". His memoir tells of his miraculous survival through 3.5 years as a POW of the Japanese. The memoir itself miraculously survives 51 years until it is published by his son, just before his death!
The Short Life of a Valiant Ship
By Barry Friedman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
On October 15, 1942 the destroyer USS Meredith, and the tug USS Vireo, were attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft carrier planes. For four days, the survivors floated in oil-covered waters, and watched helplessly while their comrades died or drowned or were devoured by sharks. Only ninety-six of the 329 crewmen of both ships, survived to be rescued
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam
By G. J. Lau
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
I Saw Them Die: Diary and Recollections of Shirley Millard
By Shirley Millard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
An unprepared nurse from the U.S. volunteering in World War I France shares her diary and reflections of the horrific, poignant events of 1918. And in the process reveals more about the fascinating people and times, and especially herself, than she apparently realized writing it. Presented to modern readers--expanded and introduced with a new Foreword--by Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard of Tulane.
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.