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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.
Regrets - Maybe Just A Few by Murray Raynes
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 122,260. Language: Australian English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
After a normal adolescence; equally adept in the classroom and on the sporting fields, Murray moved out into the world with a feeling that whatever needed to be done, he could do it or at the very least he’d give it a try.
Alexander the Great: The Macedonian Who Conquered the World by Sean Patrick
Price: Free! Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013 by Oculus Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Wild Wild West by Jevir Gray
Price: Free! Words: 78,720. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The story of a young soldier's deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom during the 2003 American invasion. The untamed desert of the Middle East was dubbed "The Wild Wild West" by the troops because of the resemblance to the "Cowboys and Indians" era of the American frontier.
Prisoner of Japan by Sir Harold Atcherley
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 125,360. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
In the latter part of WW2, more than a ¼ million European and American soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese in Malaysia. They went on to suffer deprivation and brutality, most of them failing to survive. I was fortunate enough to be one of the survivors. During my time as a prisoner I kept a diary, which I was able to bring home with me. This is my story.
In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover by Di Freeze
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.
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager by Di Freeze
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.
The White Aborigine by Gerald K Walshe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the way life imitates art, Gerry Walshe's life began in a way similar to that of Steve Martin's character Navin R. Johnson in the movie 'The Jerk'. Gerry Walshe spent his early years living as an Australian Aborigine. As the illegitimate son of a Roman Catholic woman, he was given away to a tribal Aboriginal woman at the age of four months. This is his story - an Australian story.