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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.
Combat Diary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Combat Diary By Emmett Jackson, Sergeant,18055437 * Combat Engineer * Located and disarmed German mines * Awarded the bronze star * On the front line during the Battle of the Bulge * Crossed the bridge at Remagen while it was still under fire. His story. In his own words. A powerful tail of strength and courage of an American soldier.
Heroes, Brigands and Spies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,880. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In the island of Leyte during the Second World War, a guerrilla movement emerges from the ranks of unsurrendered army officials and intrepid civilians. But a high ranking military official with a doubtful past arrives and tries to wrest the guerrilla leadership. This book is about the rivalry of guerrilla groups in a deadly power struggle that impairs their ability to fight against their enemies.
My Odyssey To Area 51
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
An account by an Area 51 veteran on how he became selected to serve at Area 51 with a 23-man Special Projects team for CIA A-12 Project OXCART, America's first stealth plane and still the fastest and highest flying air breathing plane ever flown. His odyssey covered X-15 flights on the NASA High Range, the A-12, Soviet MiG exploitation programs, and the early stealth HAVE BLUE prototype.
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.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Two: U. S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This second section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping describes the logistics and tactics of General U. S. Grant during the Vicksburg campaign and the role that maps played in his maneuvers.
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.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section One: Marching with Maps & Mapping the Shenandoah Valley
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This first section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping includes an introduction to the series as well as a description of the efforts by the opposing Confederate and Federal Armies to accurately map the logistically and strategically crucial valley sheltered between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.
A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed listing of the ships that made up the Austro-Hungarian Navy, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.
An Introduction to Hadrian's Wall: One Hundred Questions About the Roman Wall Answered
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 1. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book provides a friendly and accessible introduction to Hadrian's Wall in the form of 100 questions and their answers. Designed to appeal to all who have heard of (but do not necessarily know much about) this important monument, it is written by an archaeologist who has walked, driven, cycled, flown, illustrated, photographed and even excavated on Hadrian's Wall
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hell Hawk Poems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A collection of poems from World War II, primarily focusing on the war in the South Pacific and, in particular, the Solomon Islands Campaign. The poems were collected by William C. Livingood while he was a Flight Surgeon assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps fighter squadron, VMF-213, also known as the Hell Hawks. Many of the poems were written by a VMF-213 pilot.
This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the U.S. Army
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. 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.
Grenada
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Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
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.
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.
Chow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An Army moves on its stomach but sometimes, you eat like a native or at least what you can scrounge. Chow explores one Soldier's best meals ever.