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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.
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.
They Also Served - An Autobiography of a Wellington Bomber Pilot
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,080. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2013 and represented by Stephen Hather. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
This is a true account of Les Hather's (my father) exploits as a Wellington Bomber pilot in the Second World War. Les has written a detailed factual account of his bombing operations From March 1943 to December 1944. In this period my father flew 71 sorties over North Africa, the Middle East and Italy with 104 Squadron over two tours of duty.
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.
An Overview on the US Involvement in the Vietnam War
Price: Free! Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by EdDigitala. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book deals with the involvement of the USA in the Vietnam conflict, one of the most destructive wars of the 20th century.
Faithful through Hard Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,420. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is not a WW2 memoir. It is a riveting reconstruction from an eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary, a diary too dangerous to show anyone and too precious to destroy.The true story of four years, 3 million bombs, one small island out-facing the might of the German and Italian airforces - and one young Scotsman who didn't want to be there. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrOShZg44Ec
General Miranda's Wars: Turmoil and Revolt in Spanish America, 1750-1816
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » South American, Nonfiction » History » Military
Before Simon Bolivar, there was Francisco de Miranda who plotted to free Spain’s colonies in South America. Roaming the world, he cajoled funds from the powerful, including Britain’s William Pitt and Russia’s Catherine the Great. But Miranda’s invasion of New Spain in 1806 was a painful fiasco. He died a prisoner in a Spanish dungeon and the way was now clear for Bolivar’s eventual triumph.
Cloudy with a Chance of Ambrosia (Parables of PTSD)
Price: Free! Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
June 27th is “National PTSD Awareness Day”. A thoughtful reading of this book will foster a clear and deeper understanding and appreciation for the all too tragic, but at times hidden, wounds afflicting the lives of over 20% of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as well as the lingering trauma of nearly 31% of Vietnam veterans. Awareness and understanding constitute the first step toward healing.
Apache Wrath: Riding the Dragon
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,750. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Flying at 120 knots with the unique roar from its aerodynamic rotors and twin turbines the AH64 Apache is the world's most fearsome attack helicopter its pilots refer to it as 'Riding the Dragon'. The Taliban would more often than not flee rather than suffer its 30mm cannon, 2.75 rockets or Hellfire missiles.
Ghosts of Gettysburg II: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places of the Battlefield
Series: The Ghosts of Gettysburg. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,420. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Second Chance Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » History » Military
"Ghosts of Gettysburg II" is the second volume in Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. After the release of the first volume, people began contacting Mr. Nesbitt to share their ghostly experiences on the Gettysburg battlefield. This volume includes more ghostly encounters on the Gettysburg battlefield, on the Gettysburg College campus, and in and around the town of Gettysburg.
United States Army in World War II - The European Theater of Operations: The Supreme Command - SHAEF, D-Day Invasion, Pursuit to the Seine, Rhine, Fighting in the North, Drive to the Elbe, Surrender
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 339,540. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is an extraordinary history of the Supreme Headquarters of World War II, telling the important stories of the commanders and decisions responsible for defeating Nazi Germany. This volume tells the story of the Supreme Headquarters of that Allied Expeditionary Force which seized a foothold on the German-held shores of western Europe in 1944.
"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the story of America on August 12, 1941, four months before Pearl Harbor. Isolationism was still strong, FDR was hammering out the Atlantic Charter with Churchill (to the fury of America Firsters), the Japanese were ready to kick off a war, most Americans were more interested in baseball and radio shows than in a distant conflict, and Congress decided to keep the draft - by one vote.
Frontline: A Soldier's Story
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
Frontline offers an insight into the life of just one soldier out of the many thousands in the British Infantry deployed to Afghanistan. These modern day heroes risk their lives on a daily basis to help bring peace to a troubled country. Some of these soldiers are fresh out of school, or college, and within a few months find themselves in a war zone fighting for their lives.
Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
Series: The Ghosts of Gettysburg. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Second Chance Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » History » Military
"Ghosts of Gettysburg" is the first volume in Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. A combination of history and mystery, this volume focuses on the early ghost-lore of Gettysburg. Included are the timeless stories of the woman in white, the surgeons of Old Dorm, the ghosts of Devil's Den, the Blue Boy, and other infamous spectres who wander the Gettysburg battlefield.
A Common Bond II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,730. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » History » Military
This eloquent anthology, carefully stitched together by veteran Richard Epstein, contains poetry, prose, and songs written by 21 Memorial Day Writers' Project participants, and spans 1993 – 2011, a period in United States history that began in peacetime and has stretched into the longest war fought since Viet Nam. This sampling will make your heart bleed, but your soul will smile.
The Art of War: an anthology of China's ancient military philosophy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,040. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
This book outlines compelling factors that point to the Art of War as an anthology of China’s ancient military philosophy rather than the work of one individual. The exposition is followed by a translation of the thirteen chapters that make up the ancient text, with added chapter sections to indicate where there appears to be a tenuous connection of certain lines within each chapter.
LOYAL and STEADFAST - The Story of HMS Consort
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
LOYAL and STEADFAST is the story of HMS CONSORT, a C class destroyer commissioned into the post-World War 2 Royal Navy. During her ten years of service CONSORT spent nearly all her time in the Far East participating in the Occupation of Japan, the Malayan Emergency and the Korean War.
Epic Images of Civil War Battles ~ Changing Views of a War
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 2. Price: $7.89 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Military
American Civil War panoramas (and related large paintings) returned to older, but still popular, European visual traditions to memorialize the War. Prior to the invention of photographic film fast enough to capture a battle, panoramas were the most popular visual exploration of Civil War. This made it a natural medium of visual expression as the country reexamined the War.Illus. NOT included
El aprendiz de brujo. La energia nuclear y los caminos del Apocalipsis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,570. Language: Spanish. Published: January 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control, Nonfiction » History » Military
Desde las bombas en Hiroshima y Nagasaki tenemos una visión tenebrosa de la energía nuclear, que se refuerza cada vez que un accidente pone en riesgo a poblaciones enteras. El autor nos remonta a los días en que Marie Curie descubría reacciones físicas que revolucionarían la Medicina y nos muestra a dónde realmente han llegado. ¿Qué es la energía atómica? ¿Cuáles son sus beneficios y amenazas?
Hindbusters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
This book is a personal account of the battle for Mavinga in South Eastern Angola during September and October 1985. It covers the Operation Second Congress advance on UNITA's Jamba headquarters area and the response from the South African forces charged with stopping the advance. Operation Weldmesh was a specialized operation aimed at destroying the FAPA helicopter air support to FAPLA.