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Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated
By Greg Parker
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
The author examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the context of the Cold War climate of the times and the people who shaped and used him. Includes the solving of a precedent case along with many new revelations in the Kennedy assassination itself. The ineluctable conclusion is that Oswald was the patsy he claimed to be.
Andrew Jackson: A Brief History of Old Hickory
By Nick Vulich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
This short - 40 - page illustrated guide will tell you all you need to know to understand the Jacksonian Era in America... even if you know absolutely nothing about the South Carolina Nullifiers, the National Bank Crisis, or Indian Removal. In less than an hour, you'll learn all you need to know to impress your friends about Andrew Jackson, the Battle of New Orleans, the Creek and Seminole Ind
Aylmer & Barnewall of Meath
By Arthur Kavanagh
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This ebook contains a detailed history of the Aylmer & Barnewall families of Co. Meath, Ireland, from their arrival in Ireland to the present day. There are also some delightful anecdotes relating to both families. The images used are generally originals.
Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine - 1940-43
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
These four independent essays provide a perspective on airpower doctrine development that varies somewhat from the usual view.
Maggie Wall—The Witch Who Never Was
By Geoff Holder
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by The New Curiosity Shop. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A remarkable and striking B-listed roadside cross in Perthshire in Scotland is painted with the words ‘MAGGIE WALL BURNT HERE AS A WITCH 1657′ Maggie Wall has subsequently become the most famous witch in Scotland, featuring in folklore, folk history and modern pagan belief alike. Which is strange, seeing as she never existed. This is the story of the Witch Who Never Was.
Pretending Democracy
By Afro-Middle East Centre
Price: $40.00 USD. Words: 160,160. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Can a state be both democratic and ethnically self-defined? Pretending democracy: Israel, an ethnocratic state unpacks this issue by using Israel as a case study. Based on papers presented at AMEC’s 2010 conference themed ‘Locating ethnic states in a cosmopolitan world: The case of Israel’, the book interrogates concepts such as ‘cosmopolitanism’, ‘nationalism’, ‘ethnocracy’ and ‘citizenship’.
Russian (Soviet) designers - Ilyushin
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book continues the series relating to Soviet aviation designer OKB and GAZ (production plants) by way of the Ilyushin OKB that at Stalin's request designed the first true ground-attack airplane in the world its improved version equipping the NKAF and PLAAF in the initial stages of the Korean War. The OKB also designed an important light-bomber for the VVS civil types and the Il-76 transport
Iraq Handbook: Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) - Observations, Insights, and Lessons, including Provincial Data and Guide to Provinces
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The government of Iraq is successfully transitioning from combating an insurgency and rebuilding its infrastructure to a strong sovereign state that no longer requires U.S. government assistance.
Biplanes and Bombsights: British Bombing in World War I - Sopwith Strutter, Zeppelin, Dehavilland, Handley Page, General Hugh Trenchard, Lord Rothermere
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,390. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study develops and substantiates a comprehensive evaluation of British long-range bombing in the First World War. Its findings run directly counter to the generally held opinion. Natural limitations, technical shortfalls, and aircrews lacking proficiency acted in concert with German defenses to produce far less results than those claimed.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Guide to Bare Base Mechanical Systems (Air Force Handbook 10-222, Volume 12) - Water Heater, Refrigerator, FDECU, Portable Heater
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This handbook contains guidance on setting up and operating mechanical systems commonly encountered during bare base operations.
A Walking Tour of Pendleton, South Carolina
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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 Pendleton, South Carolina 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.
A Walking Tour of Paterson, New Jersey
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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 Paterson, New Jersey 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.
Footbridge
By Roger Russell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,330. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of one man’s walk around South Africa undertaken in 1999 in support of the South African Police Services; a first-hand account of the state of Police Service stations and the mind-set of a country. This is an intimate picture of the South African public, the remnants of Apartheid and the streets of SA like few you will ever read…
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
By Stan Paregien, Sr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
No Road Out: Yarrabah Mission
By Kathleen Denigan
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Yarrabah Mission was a dumping ground for Aboriginal people—especially half-caste children and women—forced from their homes by state police, who were appointed as their protectors. From its establishment in 1892, to its takeover by the Queensland Government in 1960, Yarrabah mission was a place of no return, with no way out and absolute control exercised over every aspect of an inmate's life.
March to Victory: Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign of 1781 - War of American Independence (the Revolutionary War)
By Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book provides an in-depth account of the most decisive operation of the American Revolution, examining how the Americans and French moved land and naval forces from Rhode Island to Virginia, where they gained the tactical advantage over their opponents at Yorktown.
Two Besagews. A Comparison of Some Surviving 15th Century Shoulder Defences
By Chris Dobson
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
This short ebook describes certain types of 'Gothic' German and Italian shoulder armour in use in the late 15th Century.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Strategy Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication (MCDP) 1-1 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual addresses strategy. This publication is designed to give Marine leaders a solid, common understanding of the fundamental nature of military strategy that is inherent in each military action.
The Peninsular War
By Oliver Hayes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,930. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Peninsular War was a savage war fought as part of the Napoleonic Wars that convulsed Europe for more than a decade. They saw set piece battles, guerrilla campaigns, sieges and every form of warfare known to the early 19th century.
U.S. Air Force Mishap Prevention Program - Air Force Instruction (AFI) 91-202 - Main USAF Document and Air National Guard Supplement, Aviation, Nuclear, Space Safety
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,630. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Two critical mishap program documents, one for the USAF and one for the Air National Guard, are reproduced in this ebook. This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 91-2, Safety Programs.