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Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base.
Nothing Special About Me!
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
There is nothing special about me. These are the facts for the record. Born in Schenectady, NY in 1923. I'm 96. Worked at The American Locomotive Company, General Electric Company, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the New York State Labor Department. Served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 in India and China. I wrote many books after I retired, ebooks and softcover
The Pink Marine Unloaded: A Collection of Letters I Sent to my Family from Marine Corps Boot Camp
Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Politics & society
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This a collection of letters and pictures from my time in Marine Corps Boot Camp and is an ancillary piece to the best-selling memoir, The Pink Marine -- which is a true story about Marine Corps Boot Camp.
Let's Kill the Dai Uy
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
Lets Kill the Dai Uy (Tiếng Việt cho thuyền trưởng)
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: Vietnamese. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is the Vietnamese version of a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
Joseph Carl Spratt and the Great White Fleet
Price: Free! Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by 52 Novels LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Apprentice Seaman Joseph Carl Spratt had sent his family extensive correspondence during his years in the navy 1908-1911. Part of Joe’s enlistment included sailing from San Francisco, California, where the U.S.N. Great White Fleet realigned before continuing on Teddy Roosevelt’s vision of political “goodwill” visits to major ports worldwide.
Alexander the Great: The Macedonian Who Conquered the World
Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013 by Oculus Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
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If you want to learn about one of history’s greatest military commanders and uncover some of his secrets of drive—drive that enabled him and his small army to first subdue all of Greece and then the mighty Persian Empire—then you want to read this book.
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager is the first volume in Passion for Flight, a series of short biographies (20,000 words or less) regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies. Brig. Gen. Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager was the first person to break the sound barrier, on Oct. 14, 1947.
A Soldier’s Tale: Albert Money at the Battle of Aubers Ridge, May, 1915
Series: Leadership, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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First-person account by British Army Private Albert Money of his experiences in one of the bloodiest and most futile battles of World War 1. Seriously wounded by machine gun fire he spent hours in No-man's land lying in a muddy ditch surrounded by the dead and dying, eventually crawling back to the British trenches. Casualties for the day, 10,000 men. Territory gained, not a single inch.
The Memories of the Russian Military Paramedic Michael Novikov of the Finnish War
Price: Free! Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Here there are recorded the real memories of the soldier of the Finnish war. This soldier is my grandfather, Michael Antonovich Novikov. He lived for 90 years and died in Michurinsk, where he was buried.
In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover is the second volume in a series of short biographies regarding notable pilots. After spending 15 months as a POW in WWII, Hoover served as Yeager's backup pilot on the X-1 project. He later became a test pilot and a legendary aerobatic pilot who flew popular demonstrations in aircraft including a Shrike Commander and P-51.
Marching Orders
Price: Free! Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
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Military service and life in the Kingdom of God have a great deal in common. The author explores some of the similarities by drawing on his own experiences in the United States Air Force and his life as a Christian.
The Three Uncles: The Cole Brothers in the Great War
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Discover one family's experience of the Great War. This book details the lives, adventures and tragic deaths of three of the four brave young Cole brothers on the Western Front. It is also the story of love, engagement, marriage and a baby, all set amid the backdrop of a war that seemed to have no end.
General James Wilkinson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
James Wilkinson was a friend of Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr during the American Revolution. Unlike these two dubious figures of American History Wilkinson was able to continue influencing events in our nation's history. He did so despite blatantly working as an agent of the Spanish government which wanted to make Kentucky a foreign territory. Wilkinson continued as a general in the War of 1812.
The Saga of a Canadian Typhoon Fighter Pilot
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,090. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Hawker Typhoon despite numerous technical flaws, was the finest ground support aircraft in Europe during World War II. From his enlistment in Toronto through the final flights over Germany, this is the memoir of Jack Hilton, an RCAF fighter pilot, who successfully flew this challenging aircraft.
Chocolate Soldier
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,600. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
Chocolate Soldier is the true story of a young man’s coming of age in South Africa’s turbulent Apartheid years; an autobiographical account of his experience in the SADF, serving in a Mounted Infantry Unit. Set against the backdrop of Namibia’s beautiful landscape, this is a gritty story of the gruelling and hilarious experiences of an Equestrian Rifleman in the South West African Border.
Himmler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Sascha von Bornheim. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Heinrich Himmler, one of the most enigmatic and mysterious figures of the Third Reich, comes to life in this gripping biography! Leader of the SS, Himmler was perhaps the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, behind only Hitler himself...
My First Twenty-Five Years - From Hitler to Halifax
Price: Free! Words: 13,720. Language: British English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is a true account of a boy's struggle to support his broken family and the same man's quest to live life. A failed attempt to join the war as an under-ager, Art joined the Allied Merchant Navy. This is the remarkable story of his first twenty-five years of life. Thanks to him and many others like him, I have the freedom and means to publish his story on Smashwords at my own free will. Heroes.
Shoulder Patch
Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The author describes his father's service with the Royal Canadian Regiment and the First Special Service Force (the Devils Brigade) during World War II. Particular emphasis is placed upon the beachhead established at Menton, France where after two days of fighting his father's platoon is very nearly wiped out to the last man. This is an excerpt from the ebook, "Haywire My Life in the Mines"
The Tide is Turning
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Winner of the 2007, DVA short story competition. A true and touching story about Michael C. Madden and his Father, John Madden.

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