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Notes from Underground: A Cold War Missileer Goes Home
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Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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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.
The Battle of Belmont
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Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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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.
This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the U.S. Army
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Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history. This We'll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated to form a short, easy-to-use but comprehensive reference.
Graciously Welcoming Lady Luck Becoming
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Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Free. Color Illustrated. A poem of a war escape.
'Royal Marines' 350 Years
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Price: Free! Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: 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.
A Promise That I Kept
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Price: Free! 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.
Baby Killers
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Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: 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.
The Green Berets Fiftieth Anniversary
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: 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.
The Poltroon History of Lord Kitchener
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Price: Free! Words: 15,700. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
inadequate, incompetent and in command, lord horatio kitchener, displayed all the qualities of a man who had greatness thrust upon him but repeatedly failed to meet the challenges.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop
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Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
Weather and Warfare
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Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Weather and Warfare dramatically retraces the meteorological forces during battlefield engagements that doomed or saved civilizations. And lessons of the centuries have convinced military planners that control of the weather is the ultimate goal and future weapon in America’s technology arsenal.
Bowe Bergdahl: A U.S. Soldier imprisoned by the Taliban
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bowe Robert Bergdahl (born March 28, 1986) is a United States Army soldier who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014. The circumstances under which Bergdahl went missing and how he was captured by the Taliban have since become a subject of intense media scrutiny.
War & Warfare: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A brief description of tactics, strategy and ethical consideration of war.
General Advice: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight general principles of war from an armchair general. The play on words on general is deliberate.