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Observer: The Colonel George Trofimoff Story, The Tale of America's Highest-Ranking Military Officer Convicted of Spying (The Prison Trilogy) (Volume 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,700. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In prison, the author was assigned Colonel George Trofimoff as his cellmate. The Colonel turned out to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever convicted of spying. After initially resisting, Aaron, the author and a retired attorney, agreed to look at the Colonel's case with the hope of finding a reason to make an additional appeal. What Aaron found was a complete travesty of justice.
Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper (1940-1950) : The Greatest Generation
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,210. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Bert Childs was with the 1st Airborne Division when they made their debut jump in North Africa. He was almost shot down on the way to Sicily and became one of the first recruits into the 6th Airborne Division in 1943. With them he dropped at Pegasus Bridge, battled the Bulge, jumped the Rhine and fought through northern Germany to meet the Russians on the Baltic Coast. These are his memoirs.
Don Carlos Buell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Don Carlos Buell was likely removed from command of the Union Army in Kentucky because of political motives. My ebook considers editorials in the New York Tribune that demanded a true account of how Buell was relieved of his command following the Battle of Perryville, in 1862. Documents relating to the Buell Commission and the general's court martial were suppressed by the War Dept in the 1860s.
Fitz John Porter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Fitz John Porter worked for 15 years to have his officer's rank restored, and his reputation vindicated, after he was found guilty in a court martial. Porter ascended the military ranks after graduating from West Point in 1845. On August 30, 1862 he was ordered by a superior to bring his troops forward at the Second Battle of Bull Run. My e-book documents Porter's disgrace and final restoration.
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.
Boston Corbett
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
I have written an e-book about Boston Corbett using 19th century sources, primarily old newspapers from New York City, Philadelphia, and upstate New York. Corbett led a tortured life after he took responsibility for John Wilkes Booth's murder on April 26, 1865. He preached regularly as a member of the Methodist Episcopal faith. Yet he was often reminded that he disobeyed orders and was no hero.
Unsung Heroes of the Tar Heel State: Voolume 1- The Warriors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,790. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Personal stories of men and women of North Carolina who served with distinction in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Thankful and Not So Thankful
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This book tells the story of three Lancashire villages and their contrasting fortunes in the Great War. The stories of these villages and the triumphs and tragedies war brought to them have been researched by the author, who has painted portraits of some of the men who returned, and some of those who did not. A fascinating historical adventure.
The Diary of Private AA Bridges
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Alf Bridges, a modest Hertfordshire lad, was rejected for military service several times before in 1916 the Army finally decided he was good enough to fight for his country. It was a wise decision because in the face of danger, Private Alfred Arthur Bridges proved to be as brave as a giant. Private Bridges kept a diary - This is his story.
Flying on the Ground
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 66,840. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
After a harsh initial training as a Boy Entrant at RAF Cosford in the 1950s, Gerry Davis went on to serve 15 years in the RAF. His account of the adventures of a career spanning more than 44 years covers a wide range of experiences, from the amusing to the astonishing. A fascinating glimpse of the flying business from the inside.
Sixteen Vs, Book Five, Surviving Vietnam
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 5. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 159,300. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Victor's adventures getting to, during, and getting home from Vietnam are more unusual than most. Trials and turmoil continue in the exciting and dangerous events he deals with. Boot camp and technical school provide unique situations, but nothing like the challenges in Vietnam. Amid the chaos of war, he deals with racial hatred. Even during play his exploits turn potentially life threatening.
On Wing and Water
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Leslie Colquhoun was a man who flew high in more ways than one. Enlisting with the RAF at the start of World War 2, he had no sooner got his ‘wings’ than he was plunged into the thick of battle. His daughter Jane, has written this affectionate portrait of her ‘modest, gentle’ father, a man who was also exceptionally courageous and skilled.
Thank You Mister Bosh That's Close Enough!
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In 1914 Herbert Hoskins joined the British Army and soon found himself as a Major serving in the muddy, disease ridden trenches of the Somme. Carefully collected by his grandson, Major Hoskins' letters are printed alongside startling images and illustrations to provide a fascinating picture of the horrific world these soldiers inhabited.
The Messenger
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Oswald S. Early was a First World War wireless operator with the 1/9th Battalion Territorial Force of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, serving from 1916 to 1919 in India, Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout his adventures he kept a diary, which gives us a vivid picture of the trials, the tedium and the hardships he faced.
A Teenagers War
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 47,640. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This book is a tribute to my Uncle Jim, Private James Watson 14428202 5th Black Watch, 51st Highland Division. All the stories are true as they are based on War Records, Soldiers Diaries, conversations with Veterans of 51st Highland Division and family and friends.
Diary of a Prisoner in World War I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,990. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
An authentic diary of Josef Sramek, a Czech soldier drafted to the Hungaro-Austrian army to fight from the beginning of World War 1. He was captured by the enemy, lived through death marches and concentration camps in Serbia, Albania, Italy, and France before finally returning home to resume his life. The diary is published by his grandson Tomas Svoboda.
Prattleings of an old man!
Price: Free! Words: 33,520. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
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PRATTLEINGS OF AN OLD MAN! (Volume I - Things I Remember About My Life As A Military Officer’s military BRAT.) Yep, this is a collection many short tales of places I’ve been to and things I have done. For the simple reason of security I have intentionally renamed some of the people or have simply forgotten their names.
The Return Ticket
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,940. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is the story of a 1941 British Rail ticket and its journey from the UK to Singapore, Malaya and Thailand, eventually returning back to the UK four years after issue. Along the way, it sampled the delights of Cape Town, the hostile environment of the Malayan jungle, the horrors of working and surviving in various Japanese POW camps, and the joy of reunion with its owner’s wife and child.
Escape From Destiny
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by aois21 publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
Escape From Destiny was written as a tribute to the “Captain,” a horseman the author met as he learned to ride at the stables in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. This historical biography follows the Captain from his birth in Russia, out of the grips of communism, across the tundra of Siberia, through China and finally to the United States.
From Omaha to Da Nang Reflections of a 2-Yr Marine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,070. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This book presents the humorous anecdotes, grim realities and bonds of comradeship experienced by a Marine whose primary job was that of a Company Clerk. It is intended to guide those contemplating enlisting in the Marine Corps to realistic expectations. For other readers, the intent is to entertain. The incidents related are true and truth is, indeed, sometimes stranger than fiction.