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Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession - Compelling War College Study Looking at the Deluge of Requirements, Honestly Confronting Dishonesty, Making Excuses, Confronting the Truth
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This professionally-formatted free-flowing text ebook reproduces an important Army War College study on dishonesty in the Army. This study found that many Army officers, after repeated exposure to the overwhelming demands and the associated need to put their honor on the line to verify compliance, have become ethically numb.
Silent Heros of the Cold War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Only a fraction of the nearly 40 million people who visit this 24-hour city ever bother to look west and skyward toward Mount Charleston.The truth is that this very mountain is a silent memorial to fourteen men who died there in a plane crash on November 17, 1955; men who were part of the secret development of the U-2 spy plane, integral to America's success in the Cold War.
Army National Guard (ARNG) Special Forces (SF) Units: The Standard and the Future - Special Operations for Unconventional Warfare, Core Competencies, Soldier's Personal Perspective
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,630. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Army National Guard SF units are not sufficiently trained or resourced. Their capabilities and readiness were further degraded by their recent high operational tempo.
Munich Playground: The Myth of the Nazi Superman
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by BIG BYTE BOOKS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
As senior correspondent for Reuters in Munich from 1936-1941, American Ernest Pope saw the cruel and outrageous behavior of Nazis in their native habitat.
General Advice: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight general principles of war from an armchair general. The play on words on general is deliberate.
Bowe Bergdahl: A U.S. Soldier imprisoned by the Taliban
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: 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.
The Admiral Graf Spee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The captain of the Admiral Graf Spee requested 15 days to make repairs to his pocket battleship. The Graf Spee sustained damage after it was shelled by three British cruisers in Uruguay. In the end the German warship was forced to leave Montevideo by government officials of the South American country. Captain Langsdorff talked with Adolph Hitler before he scuttled his ship and took how own life.
U.S. Army Ranger Handbook (SH 21-76) - Leadership, Operations, Fire Support, Demolitions, Movement, Patrols, Drills, Mountaineering, Machine Gun, Convoy, Urban Operations, Survival, Aviation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,330. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The history of the American Ranger is a long and colorful saga of courage, daring, and outstanding leadership. It is a story of men whose skills in the art of fighting have seldom been surpassed.
The Real Military Volume One of Two
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 290,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
I am a veteran with an epic, heroic, fantastic, jaw-dropping story to tell. As a CSM with a top-secret security clearance, I have access to all major command Blotter-Reports, the Early Bird News, the Library of Congress & military museums. This is a compilation of the most interesting stories I could find. Most of this information has never been released to the public.
'Royal Marines' 350 Years
Price: Free! Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: 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.
American Military History: A Selected Bibliography - Doctrine, Strategy, Tactics, Profiles of Command, Law of War, Lessons Learned, Rules of Engagement, Transformation and Reform, Study of History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,630. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
History is one of the curriculum themes at The U.S. Army War College. The purpose of this bibliography is to introduce some of the resources as a starting point from which students can begin research according to their specific needs.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
A Comprehensive Approach to Improving U.S. Security Force Assistance (SFA) Efforts - DoD Programs to Train, Advise, and Assist Foreign Partners' Security Establishments
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
This Letort Paper analyzes the topic of Security Force Assistance (SFA) and provides some specific recommendations designed to improve U.S. performance. SFA may be a new term, but the activities themselves are familiar ones related to how the Department of Defense (DoD) works to train, advise, and assist foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives.
The Death of Glory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,870. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this well-researched and highly readable book, Robin Neillands reveals the truth behind this fallacy and the events surrounding the battles of the Great War, and sets them in a wider context.
Full Duty: Working for Patton, Clark and Truscott in WWII (And the “Forgotten” War with the Fifth Army)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
Kentucky farmer Laban Jackson started a military career under General Patton, was promoted 3 times, and dispatched by Ike to organize the Fifth Army. As HQ Commandant under Generals Patton, Clark, and Truscott, Jackson experienced 3 invasions and countless battles. Jackson’s story provides some new insights for this brief history of the North African and Italian campaigns during WWII.
United States and Unconventional Warfare - Al Qaeda's Exploitation of American Weakness, Iran and Proxy Terrorism, Hizbollah, China's Holistic Asymmetric Warfare Plan, Future Adversaries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Given the success of terrorist organizations against the United States since 1983 it is prudent to ask if nations will pursue unconventional engagements with the United States.
Globalization and Asymmetrical Warfare - Information and Technology, Media Effects, Merging of Defense and Commercial Technologies, Nuclear and Cyber Attack Threats to America, Force Structure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,230. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This research paper analyzes the globalization trend and the effect it is having on the ability to conduct asymmetrical attacks against the United States and our Allies worldwide. This research is intended to provide insight into the way that globalization is allowing our potential adversaries to act on a global scale.
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.
Changing Minds in the Army: Why It Is So Difficult and What To Do About It - Napoleon Bonaparte, Rommel, Robert E. Lee, Admiral Kimmel, Amazon.com and Frames of Reference
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,560. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The hullabaloo over a plan to issue berets to every soldier was not about fashion. It was about changing minds and how, in the U.S. Army, changing minds is an incredibly difficult feat. It was about the arduous process of changing an Army that had for half a century prepared itself to fight World War Ill — and did it very well. Yet that very success posed an obstacle for change in the future.
Avoiding Praetorian Societies: Focusing U.S. Strategy on Political Development - Arab Spring, Polyarchy, Closed Hegemonies, Kleptocracy, Social Capital, Political Stability Model
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The initial limited campaigns of Afghanistan and Iraq became the largest American stability and reconstruction campaigns since World War II, and led directly to the resurgence of counterinsurgency (COIN), stability and reconstruction operations as key facets of American strategy.