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In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
By Glenn Dean
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.
Let's Kill the Dai Uy
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is 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.
Grenada
By Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(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.
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.
Chow
By Victoria A. Hudson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An Army moves on its stomach but sometimes, you eat like a native or at least what you can scrounge. Chow explores one Soldier's best meals ever.
Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...
A Pictorial History of Óglaigh na hÉireann, The Defence Forces of Ireland
By Defence Forces Ireland
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A very brief history of Ireland's Defence Forces. The tradition of service and loyalty, that runs as a theme throughout our history, was set by the Volunteers in 1913 and is continued to this day in the modern Defence Forces. Our history is in essence a history of the State.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ruby Side Thompson, an ordinary woman living during the World War ll London Blitz bombing blasts history out of the realm of dry, dusty names and dates and places the reader in the midst of the terrifying events as they unfold. This is very important documentation and will have tremendous appeal to those who have an avid interest in the effect of the war on ordinary citizens.
Chappie World War II Diary of a Combat Chaplain
By A. Anne Eiland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Reality combat! This first-hand account of a WWII combat chaplain who served on the front-lines across North Africa and Europe with the 20th Combat Engineers is a unique journal containing information and observations not found in other books. Chappie recorded events as they occurred, transporting the reader to the battlefields of WWII in a way that puts a human face on the tragedy of war.
Poker According to Sun Tzu
By Mike Evan
Price: Free! Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, “The Art of War,” is adapted specifically for the competitive poker player. Players at all levels will find a multitude of lessons to help them maintain discipline, manage the internal conflict between mind and impulse, find their “center,” and raise their play to the level of a master.
Into the Darkness
By Arthur Hoyle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
By Austin Torney
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home
By Paul Kijinski
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(2.00 from 1 review)
The author, a missile launch control officer in the waning years of the Cold War, returns to his old Air Force unit in North Dakota. His goal is to learn firsthand how today's missileers are faring in the gray environment of the post-Cold War era.
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
By Doug DePew
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this entertaining and enlightening memoir, the author carries you with him as he provides security for live Pershing II nuclear missiles in Cold War Germany. He takes you up to the towers, out to the field, and out on the town. It includes adventure, history, travel, romance, and a lot of humor. For the first time, someone tells you what it was really like to stand between the Bear & the Eagle.
The Battle of Belmont
By Greg Schroeder
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short military history of Ulysses S Grant's first major command in the American Civil War. Tactical descriptions, light command analysis, references and an order of battle. An easy to read yet accurate introduction to Grant, the Civil War, and military history.
Recall! Return of the IRR
By Doug DePew
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,030. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
They came from cities, farms, and towns all across the country. They had long hair, beards, and bad attitudes. They dropped everything in January of 1991 and reported as the president ordered. They were not happy about it one bit. In this true story, the author relates his experiences as one of 20,000 people recalled to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. This is exactly how it was.
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(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.
Ersatz Krieg: A True Story of Men Captured, But Not Conquered
By Alban Snape
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,120. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
'Ersatz Krieg'. The true story of Alban Snape, aged just 18 he was taken prisoner whilst on a scouting mission soon after the Normandy Landings. This 'Churchill gangster' was transported to Stalag VIIIC in Poland and sent to work for the Germans in a sugar factory. The story tells of Alban's attempted escape, the sabotage of the sugar factory and the long march west that followed.