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Shadows of Bataan by Jim Burkett, Benjamin Stakes, & Inknbeans Press
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,540. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Benjamin F. Stakes was captured in Manila when the Japanese overran the Philippines. He spent the next three years in captivity, in the harshest conditions, struggling to survive starvation, disease and human cruelty. This is his story, based on his journals.
Joseph Carl Spratt and the Great White Fleet by Donelda S. Huffman
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.
Navy Days by Dr Harry H. Hovis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: American English. Published: November 21, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Musician Harry Hovis was promised a posting to the Navy School of Music when he joined up, but ended up as a Seabee in the bleakest, most unpleasant locations imaginable. His reminiscences are sometimes poignant, often hilariously funny and, never lacking in colorful characters completely incapable of performing the roles the military had assigned them.
Lets Kill the Dai Uy (Tiếng Việt cho thuyền trưởng) by Mark Berent
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.
Private Svoboda by Steven Roberts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,010. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In the winter of 1944 a 14-year old Austrian boy and his 8th grade classmates are drafted into Hitler's army and sent directly to boot camp. Scared but excited the boys are soon taught to kill or be killed. On the frozen Russian front the boys are soon relieved of any notions of the romantic adventure and herioics of war as they face the brutal challenges to survive another day, another minute.
Get It On!: What It Means To Lead The Way by Keni Thomas
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Decorated U.S. military veteran-turned-country music star Keni Thomas gives a personal account of his heart-wrenching experiences in the chaotic 1993 Battle of Mogadishu to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of life’s greater purpose. "Keni Thomas is a great storyteller. (This) is a book for everyone." -- War on Terror News
Worth Fighting For: My Life as a World War II Spy by Frank Weishaupt
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Excite-Lite Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For over 60 years, Frank Weishaupt kept a secret from his family and friends. Then at a class reunion in 2009, he was asked a simple question - “What did you do during World War II?” Frank replied, “I was a spy.” Take a trip back in time with a young man thrust into responsibility and maturity by loyalty to his country in a time of war.
A Reluctant Soldier by William McEwan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In Britain from 1947 (after WW2) and through until 1960 there was what was called National Service. Young men on turning eighteen were “Called Up” to do their 2 years compulsory military service. This is a true story of a young Scotsman's memories of his two years National Service during the early post war years
The Arab Sword by Edward Pangloss
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,820. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This novel is a work of fiction inspired by a true story. It is about a ten-year old boy called Abdul, later renamed Mike, who is orphaned following the brutal murder of his family by American soldiers in Basra, Iraq during the first Gulf War. During the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s army is defeated within days by the superior international military forces led by ...
Soldierly Wisdom and Wits by Mathew Olikara
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A book compiled of 14 episodes based on real life happenings written by the author much after retirement from the armed forces.
What A Life: How the Vietnam War Affected One Marine by Randy Kington
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,630. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Randy served on the front line with some of the first marine units in Vietnam in 1965-66. He describes his transformation from boy to man, the training that allowed him to survive nine months of some of the fiercest fighting. Horrifically wounded in battle, he recounts grueling months of hospitalization and rehab, and the people who made a difference in his life.
Under Fire: An American Story by Oliver North
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 170,160. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
In this candid book, Oliver North, the man who has been at the centre of the Iran-Contra controversy tells the story of his life. He reveals the inside story behind the headlines and stresses the importance of his family and his enduring faith, which have seen him through the toughest times.
The Interviews by Edwin W. Biederman, Jr.
Series: The Ken James Intrigue Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,150. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Fiction » Historical » USA
This continues the story begun in Polar 44 Ring 5. The end off his time in the Air Force brings him to graduate school at a state university where he meets his future wife, Gail. Shortly after receiving his Ph.D., he marries Gail, and they head to the southwest where Ken begins his job doing exploration research for an oil company. As the years pass, Ken and Gail build a new home and family.
Death and Immortality at the Little BigHorn: Vol II, The Stand on Reno Hill by James R Ashley
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Reno Hill and was occupied by 7 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Major Marcus Reno. Custer had counted on his support to reinforce his offensive against the Indian village but because of Reno’s refused to advance “to the sound of the guns” until it was too late, the 200 men under Custer’s command were forced to fight a battle they could not win.
Death and Immortality at the Little BigHorn: Vol I, Custer's Last Stand by James R Ashley
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Custer was sent out to subdue the Indians and when they gathered in overwhelming numbers to fight back, he and the troops under his direct command were wiped out. It is a riveting story of how a doomed command met its end on a hot sunny day in Montana on June 25, 1876. And when that inevitable end came, it was fought by frightened men shaking with fear at the awful death that awaited them.
Battlefield Colloquialisms of World War I (1914-1918) by Paul Hinckley
Series: Dictionaries, Book 4. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 16,380. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Battlefield slang is a colourful glimpse at the lives of British soldiers in 'The Great War'. Despite the horrors of daily life, they injected sardonic humour into everything. This book records for posterity the language of the trenches before it disappears altogether. Includes first hand account of Albert Money of the King’s Royal Rifles Corps who was wounded in action at Aubers Ridge in May 1915
Twice a Hero by Phil Tomkins
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 64,640. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The true story of heroism, hardship and horror in the blood and mud seen through the eyes of a teenage volunteer and his comrades in the forgotten conflicts of Salonika and Palestine, during the Great War, fighting for the freedom of small nations and in particular, Home Rule for Ireland. Then in the Irish War of Independence, which helped establish a nation
199th Light Infantry Brigade Redcatcher MP by Mickey Bright
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,810. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War(4.00 from 1 review)
Mickey put his heart and soul into his book about his three tours in the Vietnam War. He brings to life the men he served with and treasured as friends as well as the Vietnamese people he grew to know and respect. He describes everything he saw and felt about the country in vivid detail. That includes the horrors of war as well as the men's feverish efforts to block their worries and fears.
The Butchers Bill a 'Stretcher Bearer's Story' by Tony Kid Yarwood
Price: Free! Words: 45,470. Language: British English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography(5.00 from 7 reviews)
The Butchers Bill a 'stretcher bearers story' begins with the Red Cross and how it took a dedicated enthusiastic Swiss businessman (not a government official or military person) with humanity in his heart to find a solution to help wounded comrades on the battlefield. The author and ex Paratrooper then describes his role as a stretcher bearer during the Falklands War in 1982.