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Butler (Ormonde) of Kilkenny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013 by Arthur Kavanagh. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
This ebook contains a detailed history of the Butler (Ormonde)Family of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, from the time of their arrival in Ireland to the present day. There are also some delightful anecdotes relating to the family. The images used are generally originals.
The Spirit of Irish Wit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,600. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of 800 pieces of Irish wit, published in 1811 that encapsulates life from the humble chimney sweep to the arrogant nobleman. An essential guide to humour in culture and manners, pomp and politics, humbug and sharp tongues, class and craft, language and expression, wisdom and foolishness during the political ferment prior and during the 1798 Rebellion and after the Act of Union.
The Fall of Denmark (1940) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In 1940 Hitler’s Germany launched an unprovoked attack on little Denmark. The campaign was meticulously planned and over in hours. It saw the first ever use of paratroops in war, the first German amphibious landings of the war and the threat of terror bombing of cities and towns.
Office of Naval Research Naval Science & Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan: Tomorrow's Technologies for Our Warfighters Across All Domains - Military Research, Unmanned Systems, Expeditionary Warfare
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,790. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan describes how the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors scientific research efforts that will enable the future operational concepts of the Navy and the Marine Corps.
Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Debunking the Mythology - Historical Context, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Limitations of Arms Control, Russian Nuclear Weapon Security, Proliferation
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,450. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
This paper offers a concise summary of many of the difficult issues presented in addressing this category of weapons within nuclear policy and posture, and particularly within the arms control arena. Its four direct findings are worthy of full consideration and debate as we rethink the place and role of tactical nuclear weapons.
Ukraine in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Religion, Traditions, Urban and Rural Life, Crimea, Ethnic Groups, Military
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 104,730. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in the Ukraine, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
The Girl from Latvia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
War crept silently into my life when most little girls enjoy playing jacks and jumping rope; when the soft echoes of the past dance upon early adolescent innocents. Yes, World War II came softly into my life.
The Pride of Edo: Tobi and the Fire Brigades
You set the price! Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Fires were so common in Edo that they gave birth to a saying: "fires and fights are the flowers of Edo." The men who formed the backbone of Edo's fire brigades were both feared and admired. They were the pre-cursors to the Yakuza, Japan's mafia. An in-depth look at the development of Edo's fire brigades - the first of its kind in English - this book examines their birth and impact on the city.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Benjamin Harrison to Harry S Truman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
FDR liked to snack on donuts? Woodrow Wilson quit law school? Teddy Roosevelt had a pig named 'Maude?' Truman lived in poverty for awhile after his presidency? These and other fascinating tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The third of four volumes.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) Field Manual - FM 34-130 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,480. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) Field Manual (FM 34-130) describes the fundamentals of intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB).
Creech Blue: General Bill Creech and the Reformation of the Tactical Air Forces, 1978-1984 - TAC, Tactical Air Forces, AirLand Battle, Desert Storm
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,550. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Slife chronicles the influence of the late Gen Wilbur L. "Bill" Creech—a leader, visionary, warrior, and mentor—in the areas of equipment and tactics, training, organization, and leader development.
Boston, Springfield and Civil War Massachusetts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Ted Clarke, award-winning producer of television history shows and author of many books of Boston-area and Massachusetts history, brings us a succinct and easily-read history of the major role of the Bay State in the Civil War. A listing of his work may be found at the end of this book.
Look Up, Minneapolis! A Walking Tour of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Minneapolis, Minnesota is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The wrath of a Queen causes the death of one hundred and thirty thousand people, the destruction of three cities and the humiliation of an Empire. Based on the true story of Britain’s first Queen
Shelter in the Southwest - Early Dwellings of the Borderlands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » American
The prospect of building a house must have been daunting for early nineteenth century newcomers to the desert regions—no timber or stone, no iron hinges or window glass—a hundred things that seem necessities. It was here that residents already settled provided a model in the adobe house. Reeve-Kidney meticulously documents this fascinating chapter of of architectural history.
Natsir, Rebel Without A Pause
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Mohammad Natsir (July 17, 1908-February 6, 1993) was a prominent Indonesian politician in the early independence of Indonesia.His life was not as colorful or dramatic as a stage play, but the example set by this person, who had a talent for combining words with deeds, was nothing less than remarkable.
Look Up, Akron! A Walking Tour of Akron, Ohio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Akron, Ohio is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
El Regimiento de la Luisiana-Vol 2
Series: Military History, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
The second of a four volume series designed as a continued practical reenactors guide. Begins with highlights of the Siege of Pensacola; followed by a listing of American colonials who became associates of the regiment. Illustrated. Reenactors’ Notes give useful tips in making uniforms and accruements for living history displays.
Complete Guide to the 1961 SL-1 Fatal Nuclear Power Plant Accident - Accident and Recovery Operations Reports, Official Findings, Timeline of Events, Technical Details, Safety Implications
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,000. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear, Nonfiction » History » Military
Four official federal government reports provide the full details of the tragic SL-1 prototype nuclear power plant accident of January 3, 1961, the first and only immediately fatal American reactor accident.
Why is the Colonel Called "Kernal"? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces - Enlisted Ranks, Officers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. military services still use many of the ranks they started with when they began in 1775 at the start of our Revolutionary War. The leaders adopted the organization, regulations and ranks of the British army and navy with just minor changes.