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Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived
Price: $5.99 $3.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 92,490. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived is a social history about a German family living through the tumultuous years of 1914 to 1947. The story is told through journals, letters, and photos that were saved by Willy Geheb who was the only family member that immigrated to the United States. Historical comments, added for depth and clarity, enrich the reader's experience.
The Covenant - On the Origin of the Abrahamic Faith, by Means of Deification
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,260. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
This historical essay takes readers back to the Bronze Age, some 3,500 years ago, at a time when men of power were viewed as living gods. Using sociology, anthropology and etymology, it asks pertinent questions and dissects the biblical Covenant to explore an innovative and thought provoking interpretation that exposes this story like never before.
False Steps: The Space Race as It Might Have Been
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / General, Fiction » Historical » General
A popular history of the many spacecraft that might have taken us to space, but that fell short for one reason or another. Based on meticulous research from the best available sources, including those long kept secret in Russian archives. With more than two dozen images and diagrams of the space projects that never quite got off the ground.
The Genesis of a Tragedy: A Brief History of the Palestinian People
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,950. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Tim Wallace-Murphy is an author and lecturer who has written twelve previous books on a variety of historical and spiritual themes. As a young idealist of Jewish extraction, steeped in military history, he was completely taken in by the mythology surrounding the foundation of the state of Israel. Tim then began a quest for the truth regarding the plight of the Palestinian people.
Before I Forget - One Man's Radar War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
BEFORE I FORGET is a richly readable account of the life of a young RAF serviceman during WW2. Precision bombing raids on Germany were made possible by the top-secret radar systems George Phelps helped maintain. This is wartime through the eyes of a young man determined to live life to the full while always trying to do the decent thing. Sometimes even finding fun during the fight against fascism.
The Rescue Man: A "Snafu Snatching" Rescue Pilot's Extraordinary Journey through World War II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017 by Van Rye Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
THE RESCUE MAN presents the extraordinary and unique journey of a World War II-era rescue pilot, Bud Hayes, from his childhood in Idaho through his training for and service during World War II. The rescue squadron that Bud served in saved over seven hundred downed pilots during the war. Nevertheless, history has left Bud’s incredible story, and that of his squadron, largely untold... until now.
Secrets of the Sun Sects
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,600. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
An ancient solar paradigm is revealed that embraces many ancient cultures. It is shown how the pyramids and temples were used for an eco industry. When combined with mirrors, able to make glass, metals and win wars a new view is forced. The ancients were not worshipping the sun, they were using it to support their society, art and science. Evidence comes from texts, relics, proofs and demos.
My Pacific Star
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,540. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
An enthusiastic recruit, Harry Dean joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force at a turbulent point in world history. Trained to fly as a member of an operational bomber reconnaissance squadron, he took part in the Pacific Islands campaign during WWII. During the campaign, Harry came close to death on numerous occasions. However, he faced danger with an unwavering spirit and formed lasting friends
The Archangels
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 104,970. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
The combination of the shoot down of the U-2 over Russia in 1960, Russia’s moving into Cuba, and the war in Vietnam placed a heavy load on the Central Intelligence Agency to develop a replacement spy plane, unlike anything the world had ever seen before. The CIA reestablishes its station at Area 51 under the CIA’s new Directorate of Science and Technology where it develops America’s first stealth.
The Angels
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 91,400. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History, Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
They all, President Truman, the Army, Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps feared the Central Intelligence Agency, yet the president tasked it with doing something that the Air Force would not do. That was to develop a manned overhead reconnaissance program to spy on RussiaDespite many technological and bureaucratic hurdles, the CIA develops both Area 51 and the revolutionary plane, the U-2.
Singapore - The Battle That Changed The World
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 112,930. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
When Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, it was a devastating blow to the Allies, the British Empire and signalled a turning point in history. James Leasor’s story begins as far back as the early nineteenth century. He charts the years leading up to Singapore’s defeat and the realisation that the West was not invincible.
Researching of Vietnam Prehistory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,890. Language: Vietnamese. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This book affirms that Nan Jiao 南交 , Jiao Zhi 交阯 , Xiang Jun 象郡 , Jiu Zhen 九真, and Ri Nan 日南 are united concepts related to Chinese Classical Astronomy. Việt 越 and Âu 歐 are homophones, mean water or water area, and their derivative sense is Country. Lạc 駱 is equivalent and has a birth process similar to that of Việt and Âu. Hung King 雄王 is a word created at a much later time than Lac King 駱王.
Dear Mom I'm Alive--Letters Home from Blackwidow 25
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Dear Mom I'm Alive is the unusually candid story detailing a young helicopter pilot’s right of passage during the height of the Vietnam War. Randy Mains is a man who is fiercely a-political but stanchly patriotic who struggles daily to get through his one-year tour of duty as a combat helicopter pilot with his humor and humanity in tact.
The South African Story - 3rd Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,290. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Ron McGregor is one of South Africa's most experienced tour guides. The South African Story - 3rd Edition is a collection of his commentaries, delivered in Ron's inimitable raconteurial style. For those who want a deeper understanding of the country they are visiting - but don't want to invest in a library - this is the single book that has it all.
The Ancient Solar Premise
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,200. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
The premise embraces ancient cultures from all over the world. It shows how they all used potent mirrors to turn stone to glass, vaporize metals and win wars. When this tool is combined with the operation of the world’s iconic pyramids, shrines and stone circles, a paradigm shift is forced. The successful societies of antiquity were using the sun to support their industry, arts and science.
Blue Moons and Black Markets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
From the internationally best selling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel and What Caesar Did for my Salad. Why do people put their "skeletons in a closet," "have a hunch," "get the cold shoulder," "get dressed up to the nines," or "call a spade a spade?" These phrases are used every day, yet most people have little or no idea where most of them come from.
The Pencil Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
Understanding Ancient Thought
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,070. Language: British English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
There are many puzzling things about the peoples of the ancient world. Why did they practice the sacrifice of animals? Why did they think they could understand the future by examining the entrails and the liver of a ram? What was the logic beneath the practice of magic? This collection of essays attempts, as far as possible, to understand the ancient world within its original context.
The 1968 Tet Offensive Battles of Quang Tri City and Hue - The Fight for the Triangle and the Citadel, West of Hue, Stalemate in the Citadel, plus Secretary of Defense History Excerpt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph focuses on the battles of Quang Tri City and Hue that took place during the 1968 Tet offensive . The offensive itself, an all-out effort by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces to overrun the major cities of South Vietnam, marked the turning point of the Vietnam War.
Heroes in Obscurity A Vietnam Era Junior Officer's Stories of Unsung Heroes and of Life on Small Navy Auxiliary Ships
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
James Duermeyer began his writing with this book, Heroes in Obscurity, followed by three historical fiction novels. Heroes in Obscurity is a candid, humorous, and humble memoir account of a junior Naval officer during the Vietnam War. Whether the reader is an armchair warrior, one who has served, or a military family member, Heroes in Obscurity is a heart felt, engaging collection of tales.