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Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,520. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Seventy years ago Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. Until now, his story has been hidden from the world. Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek “Joe” Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe—much worse.
My Brother's Voice: How a Young Hungarian Boy Survived the Holocaust: A True Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Stephen Nasser somehow dug deep within his soul to survive the brutal and inhumane treatment his captors inflicted on the Jews. He was the only one of his family to survive--but the memory of his brother's dying words compelled him to live. Stephen's account of the Holocaust is told in the refreshingly direct and optimistic language of a young boy.
Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,640. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
There is a war being waged on America and the West. The aggressors? Islamic Supremacists. Their method? Duplicating the sinister methodology of psychopaths who routinely charm, seduce, capture, and devour their prey.
Princess, More Tears to Cry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 106,850. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY reveals the intimate struggles of Saudi women inside one of the richest, most conservative kingdoms in the world. These are stories of triumph and heartbreak amongst the highest- and lowest-born. Princess Sultana speaks frankly about her strong-willed daughters, her beloved husband and the contentious Al-Saud family whose daily battles about what it means to be a woman.
El Joven Hitler 4 (Hitler y el nacimiento del partido nazi)
Series: HITLER SERIES, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: Spanish. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Llega el final de una saga que se acerca ya a los 80 mil lectores Conocerás cómo nació el partido nazi y de qué forma Hitler tomó el control del mismo. Conocerás sus planes para conquistar Latinoamérica comenzando por México. Conocerás en qué forma ascendió al poder y cómo hizo frente a sus demonios. Serás testigo del final de esa historia, la de los demonios de la mente.
Why I Stand: From Freedom to the Killing Fields of Socialism
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 106,150. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Why I Stand highlights the threat of Marxist Socialism to our American culture. The victor will determine the heart, soul, and freedom of our nation for future generations.
Shot Down
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Winner of 25 national book awards, SHOT DOWN is set within the framework of World War II and recounts the dramatic experiences of each member of a ten man B-17 bomber crew after their plane, piloted by the author's father, was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over Belgium in 1944 and about the courageous Belgian people who risked their lives to help them.
The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 142,960. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Islam / History, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam.
Outlaw
Series: Aelfraed, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » War
It is 1066 and the Saxon leadership lie dead at Senlac Hill. Only Aelfraed and his northern rebels hold out against the Norman war machine. Fighting treachery as well as Normans Aelfraed and his warriors bravely take the fight to the Normans. Forced to become outlaws they fight a rearguard action from the northern forests until William relentlessly hunts them down.
Varangian
Series: Aelfraed, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,050. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The story of the last two Housecarls from Harold Godwinson’s army who, forced from England by the Normans, journey down the Russian rivers to join the Varangian Guard where they fight, once more the Normans from Italy. The two men have to fight not only barbarians and the Empire’s enemies but treachery from within the complex world of Byzantine politics.
Sierra Hotel: Flying Air Force Fighters in the Decade after Vietnam - Fascinating Inside Stories of Fighter Plane Pilots, Missions, Training, A-10, F-4, F-5, F-15, A-7, F-15, F-16, Smell of Kerosene
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 192,510. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication tells the exciting stories of fighter pilots and their missions and weapons in the decade after the Vietnam War.
Amidst the Shadows of Trees: A Holocaust Child’s Survival in the Partisans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Gihon River Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Miriam M. Brysk’s memory is remarkably sharp, distinguishing this memoir from many others. At 7, she and her parents escaped the Lida ghetto to join Jewish partisans in the Lipiczany Forest. Hunted by German soldiers, she experienced childhood terror that lingers with her. Her father, a surgeon, saved hundreds of lives and helped build and supervise a partisan hospital in the swamps of the forest.
The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey - NASA Research Pilot Stories, XB-70 Tragic Collision, M2-F1 Lifting Body, YF-12 Blackbird, Apollo LLRV Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-4108)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,290. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » History » Military
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is the fascinating account of the life of Donald Mallick, a NASA research test pilot. This book puts the reader in the pilot's seat for a "day at the office" unlike any other.
Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Follow the evolutionary scientist Peter Turchin on an epic journey through time. From stone-age assassins to the orbiting cathedrals of the space age, from bloodthirsty god-kings to India’s first vegetarian emperor, discover the secret history of our species—and the evolutionary logic that governed it all.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Leading Marines - Marine Corps Warfighting Publication (MCWP) 6-11
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual describes a leadership philosophy that reflects our traditional strengths as an institution and attempts to define the very ethos of being a Marine.
Remember Your Name
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
From living in the Lodz ghetto at age ten to surviving the hells of Auschwitz and a death march at fifteen, Teddy Znamirowski faced unfathomable horrors, narrowly escaping death time and time again. Liberated at sixteen, it was not until the Bricha approached him and he became a lead operative – smuggling thousands of refugees across country borders – that he finally began his life again.
From the Ground Up: Rebuilding Ground Zero to Re-engineering America
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Charles A. Gargano, the man who modernized Times Square in the 1990s and later oversaw the World Trade Center’s reconstruction, reflects on six decades of public service and engineering expertise to provide a map for how, through traditional values-based leadership, we can rebuild America’s crumbling national infrastructure, and lay the foundation for a prosperous future.
Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » American
1885. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, rushes to the Montana wilderness, saves her friend’s life and remains, surviving inclement weather, peril and plots against her while helping Ursuline nuns and native american girls to survive. Employing strategy, grit and goodwill toward her community for thirty years, Mary Fields manifests a personal vision of rightful independence before her death in 1914.
Bitter Freedom: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Gihon River Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Remarkable first-person story of survival in Nazi occupied Poland. Narrowly escaping the Nazi sweep in Southern Poland, Jafa Wallach and her husband, Natan, a physician, were able to send their four-year-old daughter to safety (they prayed) while they themselves—along with two of Jafa's brothers—managed to dig a shallow hole in the ground beneath the cellar of an heroic Polish mechanic's shop.
Brothers in Berets: The Evolution of Air Force Special Tactics, 1953-2003 - Combat Controller Teams (CCT), Bravery in Vietnam, Iran Hostage Rescue, Grenada, Panama, Balkans, Somalia, and Afghanistan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,400. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This work explores the evolution and contributions of the Battlefield Airmen assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) special tactics units over 50 years.