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Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Biography
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...
Mad Dog: The Legend and Truth of Jerry Shriver
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Was he a stark-raving lunatic or a man custom-made for combat, in a conflict that tested any man's sanity?
Poker According to Sun Tzu
Price: Free! Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling, Nonfiction » History » Military
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
(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.
'Royal Marines' 350 Years
Price: Free! Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
'Royal Marines' 350 Years, is a brief history of the Royal Marines that were formed on 28th October 1664 by King Charles II. It describes some of its history up to the present day. Along with its traditions that have moulded Royal Marines into what has always been one of the finest fighting military forces in the world.
The Battle of Belmont
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: 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.
Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Essay » Sociology
(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.
20/20: The Iraq and Afghanistan Narratives
Price: Free! Words: 54,870. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
20/20 - The Iraq and Afghanistan Narratives is a retrospective of America’s most recent wars told through twenty oral histories from a cross section of veterans who served on the front lines of Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom. These tales come “from the horse’s mouth” and explain the many physical and emotional highs and lows of life in the combat zone and after.
Rumours: The Memoir of a POW in WWII
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2009 by Pleasure Boat. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Chas tells of the treatments of prisoners by Germans vs. Italians, of tensions among prisoners, of the kind of work the men did and the kind of food they ate. Some of the stories are humorous, filled with the small joys. Others are tense and frightening: getting into a fist fight with a guard, being discovered in an escape attempt, standing before a firing squad.
Soldier
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A verse of memories from a soldier. How does one feel after returning from a war zone?
Recall! Return of the IRR
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
(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.
Baby Killers
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author Jim Morris ponders the hated nickname "Baby Killers" given to Vietnam War soldiers, and then explains the extraordinary lengths U.S. soldiers go to in order to avoid civilian casualties, often at the soldiers' own expense.
Chappie World War II Diary of a Combat Chaplain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
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.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
The Trolley Mission 1945: Germany, 24 Hours After World War II
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » History » Military
Aerial Pictures and Photographs of Germany, 24 hours after World War II.
The Green Berets Fiftieth Anniversary
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author and ex-Green Beret Jim Morris attends a fiftieth anniversary party for the Green Berets. This special forces unit traces its history back to the dawn of World War II when the OSS ran American intelligence's field operations in conjunction with resistance and guerilla fighters from countries occupied by the Nazis.
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(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.
Chow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Categories: 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.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Military
Jim Morris (author of War Story) published his story about the making of the Disney movie, Operation Dumbo Drop, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, about the efforts of the Green Berets in transporting elephants (hence "Dumbo") via helicopter over the Vietnamese jungle while the war was going on. Pretty crazy...and based on a real event! Turns out making the movie was every bit as difficult.