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Atoms for Peace and War 1953-1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - Oppenheimer, Debates about Test Ban, Disarmament, Nuclear War, Fallout, Power Reactors, Teller, Clean Bomb
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 345,110. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This volume, the third in the official history of the Atomic Energy Commission, makes sizable contributions in several areas, including the Eisenhower presidency.
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.
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 and 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.
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign - March -November 1864: Grant, Lincoln, Sheridan, Meade, Monocacy, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cedar Creek, Lt. General Jubal A. Early, McCausland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
As 1864 began, the outlook was grim for Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his generals. The encouraging victories in 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia, and Chickamauga, Georgia, were diminished by the repulse of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Development of Capitalism in The Navajo Nation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
The Development of Capitalism in the Navajo Nation traces the development of three industries during the period 1850 - 1980 that were widespread among Navajo people. These industries are sheep herding, rug weaving, and jewelry making. There is a focus on the role of military conquest, federal government policy, and private traders who were tied into national and international commerce.
A Walking Tour of Westerly, Rhode Island
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: February 13, 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 Westerly, Rhode Island 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.
Army Modernization Plans, Army Equipping Strategy, Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) Strategy, Affordable and Integrated Army Equipment Modernization
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This compilation of five official Army documents provides a comprehensive overview of DoD plans for modernizing Army military equipment, including the tactical wheeled vehicle strategy.
2012 DoD Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan; U.S. Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,420. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Issued in April 2012, this important Department of Defense report provides an up-to-date status on the war in Afghanistan.
The Patriot King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » American
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The Patriot King explores the life and times of an American hero. The book is filled with shadow information that turned this hero into an iconic figure. All readers can take a guess at just who this figure is. Whether you are old or young, the Patriot King delivers an impressive look into the American past.
Marshall Center Reports: North Korea and Iran's Nuclear Programs as Instability Factors, How Iran Would Apply its Asymmetric Naval Warfare Doctrine in a Future Conflict - Hormuz Chokepoint
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » War
Two informative papers from the Marshall European Center for Security Studies analyze the threats posed by Iran and North Korea.
The Development of the B-52 and Jet Propulsion - A Case Study in Organizational Innovation - History of America's Cold War Nuclear Bomber and the Jet Propulsion Technology That Made it Possible
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,640. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
The B-52 and Jet Propulsion: A Case Study in Organizational Innovation is a coherent and nonpolemical discussion of the revolution in military affairs, a hot topic in the national security arena. Mark Mandeles examines an interesting topic, how can the military better understand, manage, and evaluate technological development programs.
Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces Annotated by Lisa Shea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Nonfiction » History » North America
While Herman Melville is best known for his epic novel Moby-Dick, in 1861 the American Civil War began. Melville had years of experience sailing on whaling ships and immediately went to enlist in the Navy. He was chagrined when he was turned down for health reasons. He would be forced to sit out this important war. So, instead, he turned to recording his thoughts on it in poetry.
Russia Reports: Russian Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa - Putin, Lavrov, BRICS, Trade, Arms Trade, Energy, Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 147,880. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Russian Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa - Competition for resources, political influence, and access to markets will continue to increase among global powers as finite resources continue to dwindle.
War & Warfare: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
A brief description of tactics, strategy and ethical consideration of war.
A Walking Tour of Columbia, South Carolina
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010. 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 Columbia, South Carolina from walkthetown.com 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.
Hidden Dragon, Crouching Lion: How China's Advance in Africa is Underestimated and Africa's Potential Underappreciated - Emerging Markets, Mineral Resources, BRICs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 131,250. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Asian
This monograph is part of the Advancing Strategic Thought Series precisely because its topic is so important. As it stresses, the explosive growth of China's economic interests in Africa is arguably the most important trend in the continent's foreign relations since the end of the Cold War.
Three Block War: Fallujah 5K
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Three Block War: Fallujah 5K chronicles the hard-core ground assault of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines during Operation Phantom Fury, the second battle of Fallujah in November 2004.
POL POT: The Murder of 2 Million Fellow Cambodians
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his “Khmer Rouge” overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed “This is now year zero for Cambodia” and that it’s society was about to be “purified”. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism.
Pigs & Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Tales of the Bygone Bush.
Spanish Matadors in the Thai Navy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
It is not commonly known that the first country to operate the AV-8 Harrier I at sea was Spain in the form of the AV-8S Matador the early Harrier along with two dual-seat trainers were used for many years by the Spanish Navy that suffered four loses. With the introduction of the AV-8B Harrier II the Matadors were sold to Thailand who received full support but lack of finance led to lack of use.