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"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
A Common Bond II
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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.
Frontline: A Soldier's Story
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Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,940. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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.
Conduct of the Persian Gulf War - Final Report To Congress - Invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Maritime Interception, Air and Ground Campaign
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 387,580. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report discusses the conduct of hostilities in the Persian Gulf theater of operations. It includes: a list of fatalities; prisoners of war; U.N. resolutions; intelligence; Special Operations Forces; environmental terrorism; women in the combat zone; media in the battlefield; and weapon performance.
Epic Images of Civil War Battles ~ Changing Views of a War
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Series: Assorted Writings, Book 2. Price: $7.89 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
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
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1960-1968, Part 2 - Johnson and McNamara, Escalation in South Vietnam, Tonkin Gulf, Saigon, Rolling Thunder
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 297,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This volume describes those JCS activities related to developments in Vietnam during the period 1964-1966. At times, the role of the Joint Chiefs in events in Vietnam may appear to be submerged in the description of foreign relations, politics, economics, and other areas having little to do with military matters.
LOYAL and STEADFAST - The Story of HMS Consort
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: 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.
The Art of War: an anthology of China's ancient military philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,040. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
”Hekla” 1905. Dagbog ført paa Fiskeriinspektionstogtet til Island fra den 1’ Marts til den 15’ December af Gustav Kragh Underskibsminør i Flaaden.
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Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: Danish. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Dagbog fra fiskeriinspektionstogt med krydseren ”Hekla” i 1905. Beskriver levende en nygift underskibsminørs 10 måneder lange togt. Et godt tidsbillede på den latente konflikt mellem fiskeriinspektionen og de kritiske islændinge.
Beyond Neptune Spear: The (Open) Secret History of SEAL Team Six, Post-9/11
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The modern history of SEAL Team Six did not begin with the killing of Osama bin Laden, nor did it end there. Once mired in controversy and doubt, ST6 has blossomed into one of the most accomplished fighting units the world has ever known. Beyond Neptune Spear not only details SEAL Team's Six modern history, but places it in context.
The Development of the Base Force 1989 - 1992, Work of General Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Changes in Strategic Thinking
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,180. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Since the late 1940s the United States had based its national military strategy on the necessity of deterring and, if deterrence failed, successfully fighting a global war against the Soviet Union. In 1987 Joint Staff strategists began to examine some of the planning assumptions supporting this strategy.
Hindbusters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
(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.
Black Ops: Heroic Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Black Ops is a unique compilation of some of the key operations undertaken by Delta Force, SAS, SBS. Spetznaz and U.S Navy SEALs from the late 1970s to the present day. Never before have various operations been brought together in one book, allowing you an insight into past UK and US Special Forces operations. Bringing an action packed and explosive account from those who were there.
El aprendiz de brujo. La energia nuclear y los caminos del Apocalipsis
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,570. Language: Spanish. Published: January 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
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?
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Operations Security (OPSEC) Air Force Instruction 10-701 - Signature Management, Analyze Threats, Education and Training
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,480. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
OPSEC is a military capability within Information Operations (IO). IO is the integrated employment of three operational elements: influence operations (IFO), electronic warfare operations and network warfare operations.
The Valley Forge Encyclopedia: Comprehensive History of the Famous American Revolutionary War Winter Continental Army Encampment, Valley Forge Historical Research Report, Logistics, Cabins
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 371,750. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Discover the fascinating stories and unique history of the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania revolutionary war camp, now preserved as the Valley Forge National Historical Park. This impressive compilation provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of all aspects of the encampment, incorporating a complete reproduction of the milestone National Park Service Valley Forge Historical Research Report.
1914: The Early Campaigns of the Great War
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,810. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
'The Early Campaigns of the Great War' paints a picture of outdated military strategies - yet it also tells a story of heroism and courage. At times the British Army may have been outmanned and outgunned, but it still endured.
Hangings, Sinkings and Trust in God: Life and Death onboard British Warships in the 1700’s and 1800’s
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 44,850. Language: British English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Hangings, Sinkings and Trust in God: The fascinating first hand experiences of an English sailor who enlisted with the Royal Navy from 1793 till 1837. Learn in vivid detail of the lives and deaths of men who served during the age of glory of the most formidable fleet ever to sail. Meet amongst others Nelson, Hood, Rodney and Canadian Admiral Sir Provo Wallace who served for 96 years.
My Odyssey To Area 51
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
The autobiography of an Area 51 veteran selected to serve with a 23-man special projects team for the CIA, and how the secret life affected his family. His odyssey starts with Army intelligence in Korea, Army missiles and radar in Europe, to NASA X-15 flights, the CIA A-12 surveillance plane, exploitation of Soviet MiG planes, Soviet radar, the early stealth prototypes at Area 51, and today.
After the Hanoi Hilton, an Accounting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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When combat ceased across Vietnam, it signaled the start of a cold war over the Americans left behind. As family members agonized, nearly 2,500 POWs and MIAs had become human pieces in a diplomatic chess match that outlasted the war itself. Historic accounts, as they happened, are told by a former Vietnam Marine and CBS News correspondent who covered the complex issue for more than a decade.