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Nonfiction » History » War
Chimps with Nukes by Jim Morris
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
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.
TEI, a Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace by Nanako Mizushima
You set the price! Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In a nation devastated by World War II, Tei Fujiwara wrote her memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. Tei’s memoir began in August 1945 in Manchuria and has continued in Japan through 46 printings, a movie, TV series and recognition from the Imperial Family. Now her story continues in English for another new generation.
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack by Robert T. Belie
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War(4.00 from 1 review)
The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.
FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY OF STANLEY ST JOHN ROBINSON by juliet bamford
You set the price! Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
A very detailed diary of the First World War by my Great Uncle Stanley St John Robinson. Shocking but not without humour at times.
Under Four Flags for France - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 80,180. Language: British English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Through his vivid, accurate and illuminating narrative, George Clarke Musgrave draws his pictures with an eye to the diplomatic reasons behind the plans of war, the great sweep of armies as they manoeuvre for advantage, and the effect of the life and death decisions of Generals on the fighting man and on the civilian population.
The Peking Legations - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 14,390. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Horror and brutality were no strangers to our author, but he had seen nothing like this. In the four short weeks of the campaign to relieve the Foreign Legations at Peking, military order was replaced by an orgy of looting, execution, rape, torture and murder, described as “an unfolding kaleidoscope of human behaviour more nightmarish and more brutal than any of us could have believed possible."
In South Africa with Buller - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A hard-hitting chronological account of the second Boer war with a special emphasis on the actions of Sir Redvers Buller and his General Staff. The Boer sieges and the subsequent battles for the relief of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith are covered both in strategic terms and in the intimate detail that is the reality of individuals fighting, suffering and dying for their country
To Kumassi with Scott - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave by Adrian Musgrave
Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,080. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
An accurate and entertaining account of Sir Francis Scott’s Ashanti Expedition of 1895-96, vividly portraying the killing fields, the treachery and the debauchery that characterised this gold-rich outpost of the Empire and the ultimate submission of the vicious despot, King Prempeh.
Through The Warriors' Eyes by Bruce Laidlaw
You set the price! Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Through The Warriors’ Eyes is an illustrated history of World War II in Europe. The war is seen through 66 photographs. 61 of the photographs were taken by those fighting in the war and have never before been published.
Still Downrange, but in Country – PTSD Parables by David Lefavor
Price: Free! Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
There are approximately 21.6 million veterans alive, who have served faithfully and honorable in our nations armed forces. Out of that total, there are over 300,000 veterans that are afflicted with PTSD. Additionally, it has been reported that 20% of the returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffer from PTSD. This book is about PTSD as shown in parables.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War by Heathcoat Grant
Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, captain of HMS Canopus from 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series. For anyone interested in the war at sea during the First World War, Grant provides a highly readable insider's view of the action at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.
Travelling on a One Way Ticket by Lynne Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the actual day to day journal of a World War Two soldier. Walter describes his experiences in Italy and later in Japan. He also describes the incident for which he was awarded the Military Cross.
Lets Kill the Dai Uy (Tiếng Việt cho thuyền trưởng) by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: Vietnamese. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is the Vietnamese version of a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
Sons of Monkeys - A New Study Of The Human Animal By A Down On His Luck Chinaman With A Zoology Degree by Mars Q
You set the price! Words: 173,740. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Sons of Monkeys will radically redefine the human species. In a ground-breaking re-evaluation of how we select our mates, zoologist and teacher Mars Q will explain the existence of war, genocide, and chronic poverty by treating humans like any other animal on the planet. No rock goes unturned as he smashes centuries of dogma and leaves the academic world scorched. Not even Jesus is off limits.
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command by Graeme Boocock
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and a young Canadian working at the experimental gardens in Craibstone, Scotland, voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These are the memoirs of my late grandfather, Don Cameron, Lancaster bomber pilot with RAF Squadron 115 based at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. They cover his training, his active service, and his later flying with BOAC.
De Boer Wars - Een Korte Geschiedenis by Andrew Knight
You set the price! Words: 7,000. Language: Dutch. Published: December 20, 2012 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » War
Dit boek laat je kennismaken met de Anglo-Boerenoorlogen, twee van de Victoriaanse oorlogen van het Britse Rijk. Het is een begrijpelijk en uitvoerig verslag van de twee Anglo-Boerenoorlogen die in de periodes 1880-1881 en 1899-1902 werden uitgevochten. Dit is een fascinerend verhaal over twee van de bloedigste en duurste oorlogen sinds meer dan een eeuw, die de twee Boerenrepublieken
War Life Death Gloom The Post Apocalypse by TMS
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » History » War
Spanning the early day, when we all thought the war will pass, before the blasts, to the middle times of the cannibals, and the suicide of hope, to the post apocalypse, and the children born into it, who grew up to rule the new world. The era of War, The era of Life, The era of Death, The era of Gloom,The Apocalypse, Post apocalypse
Hitler's Theory - An Analysis of Mein Kampf (Part 2) by Isuru Abeysinghe
Series: An Analysis of Mein Kampf, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » History » War
The first book analyzed the early parts of the book within the context of logical deconstruction. This second book continues to consider the work of Hitler but this time on a physiological level. The book described Hitler's main theories and driving ideas which led to the rise of the NAZI regime surrounding the second world war.