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Locating Air Force Base Sites: History's Legacy - Comprehensive Updated Reference on Air Force Basing History and Issues, Site Selection, BRAC Commissions, From the Army Air Corps to the War on Terror
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,260. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study describes military, technical, economic, and political reasoning that has influenced the location, or basing, of major flying and nonflying units in the continental United States, excluding Alaska, between 1907 and 2003. Specifically, it deals with the basing of bomber, fighter, airlift and missile units, training installations, logistic centers, and product centers.
Allied Participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom - Coalition of the Willing for the Iraq War 2003, Force Contributions by Nations, Challengers for Army Planners
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,870. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This short study underscores the significant challenges that U.S. Army planners faced in Iraqi Freedom in integrating a host of different military partners into U.S. operational plans.
The Effects of Nuclear War: Tutorial on a Nuclear Weapon over Detroit or Leningrad, Civil Defense, Attack Cases and Long-Term Effects, Economic Damage, Fictional Account, Radiological Exposure
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study from 1979 examines the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption.
A Concise History of the U.S. Air Force - From the Genesis of American Air Power to the Gulf War, World War II, Nuclear Age and Cold War, Billy Mitchell, Foulois, von Richtofen, Spaatz
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a fascinating review of the history of America's Air Force from the Civil War to the Gulf War. Except in a few instances, since World War II no American soldier or sailor has been attacked by enemy air power.
Messerschmitts Over America-Part 9
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Photographs and information of unfinished, war weary, crash-landed, cannibalized On March 30, 1945, the USAAF captures their first flight-worthy Me 262 A-1a and starts the wheels in motion that leads to Colonel Harold Watson to sending ten Me 262s to New York City. Five were given to the US Navy and five were kept by the USAAF.
The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey - NASA Research Pilot Stories, XB-70 Tragic Collision, M2-F1 Lifting Body, YF-12 Blackbird, Apollo LLRV Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-4108)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,290. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » History » Military
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is the fascinating account of the life of Donald Mallick, a NASA research test pilot. This book puts the reader in the pilot's seat for a "day at the office" unlike any other.
WWII 1939 Polish Fighter PZL P.11
Price: $11.49 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
PZL P.11 was a basic type of fighter for Polish aviation equipment during the German invasion in September 1939. The publication includes the history of origins and development of fighter design from P.1 to P.24.
The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812: The Chesapeake Campaign 1813-1814 - George Cockburn, British Burning of Havre de Grace, Craney Island, Battle of Bladensburg, British Raids
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,280. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Situated between the states of Maryland and Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay was America's largest estuary. The bay and the watershed it served were home to vibrant agricultural and fishing activities; important ports (Baltimore, Maryland, and Norfolk, Virginia); a major naval construction yard at Portsmouth, Virginia; and last but not least, the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
Heroes in Obscurity A Vietnam Era Junior Officer's Stories of Unsung Heroes and of Life on Small Navy Auxiliary Ships
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
James Duermeyer began his writing with this book, Heroes in Obscurity, followed by three historical fiction novels. Heroes in Obscurity is a candid, humorous, and humble memoir account of a junior Naval officer during the Vietnam War. Whether the reader is an armchair warrior, one who has served, or a military family member, Heroes in Obscurity is a heart felt, engaging collection of tales.
Army Research Laboratory Technical Report: A Summary of Visual Gaze and Dwell Times for Army Pilots During Mission Simulations (ARL-TR-5900) Army Aviation Simulators
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This report summarizes pilot (PI) visual gaze and dwell times obtained during operational missions conducted with seven engineering simulators.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Volume I: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1945 -1947 - Atomic Age Problems, Postwar Bases, Western Hemisphere Defense, China Standoff
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,500. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Established during World War II to advise the President regarding the strategic direction of armed forces of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) continued in existence after the war and, as military advisers and planners, have played a significant role in the development of national policy.
NORAD History: North American Aerospace Defense Command Key Historical Events, Cold War and Nuclear Warfare Era, Area of Operations, Interceptor Aircraft, Cheyenne Mountain
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,290. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a fascinating survey and detailed history of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. With the beginning of the Cold War, American defense experts and political leaders began planning and implementing a defensive air shield, which they believed was necessary to defend against a possible attack by long-range, manned Soviet bombers.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Special Operations - 2012 Army Doctrine Reference Publication No. 3-05, Fires, Targeting, Intelligence, Sustainment (Professional Format Series)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 3-05, Special Operations, provides a broad understanding of Army special operations by describing how executing the two mutually supporting critical capabilities of special warfare and surgical strike contribute to unified land operations.
U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2001-2002: From the Sea - U.S. Marines in the Global War on Terrorism, Tora Bora, Enduring Freedom, Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Operations at Kandahar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 165,560. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This project began almost 10 years ago, a month after the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Drawn from a variety of sources, the account reflects the combined efforts of three related, yet independent, endeavors to document Marine operations in Afghanistan during the opening days of Operation Enduring Freedom.
U.S. Naval Air Reserve History- Aviation Cadet Program, World War II, Props to Jets, Squantum, Grenada and Lebanon, Weekend Warriors
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Contents: I. The Beginning * II. Lean Years, The 1920s * III. Gathering Steam, The 1930s * IV. World War II, The Big Test * V. Postwar Activities and Korea, The Reserve Show * VI. 1953-1968: Stability with Transition, Props to Jets * VII. Reorganization and Revitalization in the 1970s * VIII. The 1980s, Present and Future
Call Me Joe: The Secret World War II Diary of Nello Camilli
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,500. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Defying US military regulations, Nello Camilli kept a diary throughout almost three years overseas during World War II. There are accounts of the movements of the troops and battles being fought, but we also get a glimpse of a young man's fear, homesickness and humanity. This diary provides an opportunity to see the war through the eyes of a regular enlisted man in his early twenties.
The World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS): Evolution and Effectiveness
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In this comprehensive analysis of the worldwide military command and control system (WWMCCS), the author examines how organization, technology, and ideology contributed to the development of WWMCCS. He explains how and why WWMCCS developed the way it did.
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools - Wargaming, Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP), Military End State, Measurements of Performance (MOP)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose for this book is straightforward: to provide an overview of planning principles and the tools used by planners to design campaign plans. Since 9/11, the US military has been involved in numerous actions, most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Toward an Air and Space Force: Naval Aviation and the Implications for Space Power - Including History of the Architect of Naval Aviation, Admiral William Moffett
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,250. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
In Toward an Air and Space Force: Naval Aviation and the Implications for Space Power, Lt Col Mark P. Jelonek uses the historical analogy of the US Navy's integration of aviation during the interwar period as a possible model for the comprehensive integration of space into the operational Air Force.
Mobility, Support, Endurance: A Story of Naval Operational Logistics in the Vietnam War 1965-1968 - Pueblo and Lloyd Bucher, Forces Afloat, Seventh Fleet, Inshore and Inland Waterways
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,650. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Over the years a number of general officers and a few flag officers in positions of responsibility have written their own accounts of what went on during a major war. Quite understandably these have tended to focus mainly on the purely combat features of the war and on overall strategy. The result has often been an unbalanced picture of the total military effort.