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B-17, Brennan's Circus - The Plane Who Wouldn't Die by Michael Beech
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 34,520. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
It was WWII, October 14, 1943, and the most violent 1-day air battle ever fought was underway. The target was the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt, Germany. Before the day was over, 60 of the great B-17 bombers with their crews of 10 men each would fall from the sky. Nearly 600 US airmen would be lost in the span of just 7 hours. It would be the biggest disaster of the war for the USAAF.
I Did It My Way by Walter Edward Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,330. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Scrivener Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Captured in the early days of WWII, Corporal Wally Hill made thirteen escape attempts while in German POW camps before finally making his long way home. Wally's life story exemplifies the grit and determination of his generation and his strong hold on hope.
I Was a Cold War Penguin by Dafydd Manton
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,210. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Firstly, you can blame it all on Biggles. You remember him, the eponymous hero of such literary gems as Biggles Flies Undone.” So begins the memoirs of Dafydd Manton. These tales of life in the RAF during the 70's and 80's range from the comic to the absurd and have to be read to understand what it was like to have been a “Cold War Penguin”.
Special Operator: the Rise and Fall of a Cut-price Spy by Chris Boyd
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,640. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
One mans account of his eighteen-year journey in the world of electronic espionage taking the reader on a sometimes serious sometimes light hearted trip to Hong Kong to eavesdrop on Chinese Communist military communications. To Berlin in the Cold War to search the ether for diplomatic and illegal radio transmissions then on to Australia and South East Asia for more electronic spying adventures.
I Ran But The Germans Ran Faster by Trevor Buckley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: British English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
From raiding parties in the North African desert and the invasion of Sicily and Italy, to his capture and incarceration by the Germans, this is the story of one man's remarkable service with the Commando's and the Special Air Service during WW2. An ordinary man, having to be something he should not have had to be, and do things that he should never have had to do, in order to remain ordinary.
Kospotte van Egipte en Italië by Alet Gardner
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: Afrikaans. Published: November 30, 2015 by Rosslyn Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Vertellings van 'n kok se dramatiese en soms grusame wedervaringe in die Tweede Wêreldoorlog; sy gevangeneming en ontsnapping in Italië. Ook sy optrede as lid van die versetsbeweging, die Partisani.
A Soldiers Oath by Fred Oldenburg
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Fred Oldenburg joined the Army in 1988 as an adult soldier. He served on tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. After rising through the ranks to Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) he left the military to become Training Warrant Officer with the Bermuda Regiment. He now lives with his wife in Gloucestershire, England.
The Quiet Australian by Eric Grounds
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 76,490. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Teddy Hudleston was a pilot of immense talent whose wisdom and resourcefulness in war carried him up through the ranks of the RAF. He was knighted in 1963. This very private Edwardian was dubbed by the newspaper obituaries ‘the Quiet Australian’ for his unassuming manner. He has now paid tribute to him by writing this affectionate biography.
Behind Enemy Lines - True stories of daring and escape by WWII heroes by Freya Hardy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
The men in this book are heroes in the truest sense. They came from many nations and from all kinds of backgrounds. Some, like Tommy Macpherson, were marked out for greatness from the very beginning.
Navy SEALs and Their Unabashed Humor—Unfiltered, Uncensored and Unhinged! by Billy Allmon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,080. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015 by Billy Allmon. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
What’s More Dangerous than the Enemy? To a Navy SEAL, the answer is…his buddies, when they play practical jokes. SEAL Billy Allmon is a veteran of three wars. He formed the deep brotherhood bonds that only sharing harrowing experiences can forge. He is also the veteran of countless practical jokes, most of which were perpetrated on the very brothers whose lives he had saved, or they his.
Эпитафия без елея. Страницы воспоминаний партизана by Наум Перкин
Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: Russian. Published: September 2, 2015 by kniharnia.by. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Страницы воспоминаний партизана Наума Перкина (1912–1976), основанные на документальном материале, были одной из первых проб правдивого, без идеализации и приукрашивания, отражения партизанской борьбы. Но именно поэтому, по мнению рецензентов «эпохи застоя», в повести «нет правды про партизанскую войну» и книгу «ни в коем случае издавать нельзя».
Reflections of a Grunt Marine by Bruce F. Meyers
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015 by Patos Island Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Bruce F. Meyers was an active youngster. He entered the University of Washington's Navy Reserve Officer Training School and graduated as a 2nd lieutenant of Marines in 1945. Following battle action during the Korean War, Meyers spent much of his time in the Marines developing clandestine means to insert specialized troop units in the war zones.
A Pilot’s Story by John L Gaston
Price: $3.77 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From an early age, a boy growing up on a farm in Dust Bowl Kansas during the Great Depression dreamed of flying. Hard work, dedication, and the hand of Divine Providence made that dream come true. From accelerated flight training during World War Two, through a career in the service of his country, to a fifteen year career in corporate aviation -- here is the story of his lifelong love affair wi
Intake 131 by Sandy Sanderson
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 62,700. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
In 1973, Sandy Sanderson attended School of Infantry in Gwelo, in what was then central Rhodesia, for officer training. Now, more than 40 years on, he has written a book based on the diary he kept. The result is a frank and detailed account of the training as it happened. The book will be intriguing to people with an interest in the military.
Observer: The Colonel George Trofimoff Story, The Tale of America's Highest-Ranking Military Officer Convicted of Spying (The Prison Trilogy) (Volume 2) by Glen Aaron
Price: $12.95 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 by Albert Jack
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.
Unsung Heroes of the Tar Heel State: Voolume 1- The Warriors by J. Jackson Owensby
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 by Gerard Lees
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 by Phyllis Dawson Nicholls
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.
Doc Jackson's Letters Home: A Combat Medic's 1968 Letters from Vietnam by Jerome J. Jackson & Constance Emerson Crooker
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,160. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Private E-1 Jerome Jackson’s letters, hurriedly handwritten on muddy paper to his mother from jungles and sandbag bunkers, tell the true, first person, contemporary account of a combat medic, rich with the details of how soldiers survived day to day in a life-threatening landscape. They reveal Doc’s rage against the mismanagement of a military fiasco during what Jackson considered a senseless war.