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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
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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.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1
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Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(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.
Rumours: The Memoir of a POW in WWII
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,870. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2009 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Chappie World War II Diary of a Combat Chaplain
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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
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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
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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.
Memoirs of World War II
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Price: Free! Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on the letters written to his wife between August 1942 and June 1945, this memoir is an account of the author's experiences as a Counter-Intelligence Corp officer attached to the US Army VIIth Corp, including mobilisation in England, invasion of Normandy on D-Day +1, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the fight across Germany to Leipzig at the end of the war in Europe.
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
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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.
Recall! Return of the IRR
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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
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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.
A Promise That I Kept
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,710. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Determined to do things his way, 18 year old Dewayne Mitchell joins the army in 1969 and is sent to Vietnam for the adventure of his life.
Ersatz Krieg: A True Story of Men Captured, But Not Conquered
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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.
Guide to the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection
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Price: Free! Words: 54,890. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Explore the many testimonies and accounts of the surviving leaders, the veterans and volunteers who took part in the historic events of Ireland's 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War, along with a plethora of supporting documentation gathered from the participants through the unique collection that is the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection.
General Miranda's Wars: Turmoil and Revolt in Spanish America, 1750-1816
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
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.
Faithful through Hard Times
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,420. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(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.
They Also Served - An Autobiography of a Wellington Bomber Pilot
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,080. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2013 and represented by Stephen Hather. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
"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.
The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross: Knights, Emperors, and Warrior Lepers from Godfrey of Bouillon to Richard the Lionheart
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,260. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
'The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross' is an exciting new book by best-selling author and historian Michael Rank. It explores the lives and times of the 10 most important leaders of the most interesting military campaigns in history, lasting 1095-1212. Such figures include Richard the Lionheart, Godfrey of Bouillon, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Peter the Hermit.
A Common Bond II
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Price: $1.99 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.
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.