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History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Volume IX: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1965-1968 - Vietnam War, ABM, NATO, Six-Day War, Africa, U.S.S. Liberty, Pueblo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume covers an unhappy period in US as well as JCS history. As the Vietnam War turned into a bloody stalemate, the strategy of "close-in" containment for the Far East proved to be unbearably costly.
A Walking Tour of Petersburg, Virginia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 29, 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 Petersburg, Virginia 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.
London Slums the Seven Dials
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Seven Dials refers to the layout of the cobbled streets in this London ‘village,’ which includes Monmouth Street, Earlham Street and Mercer Street.
From Slave To Untouchable: Lincoln's Solution
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Antenna Publishing Co.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
"From Slave to Untouchable: Lincoln’s Solution" challenges the assumption that the Civil War was fought to end black slavery. Author Paul Kalra presents a convincing argument that by far the bloodiest war the U.S. has waged could have been avoided had slaveholders adopted the Catholic slave code, which recognized the humanity of slaves.
Not So Fast: Meandering Through Soda Springs, Idaho
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
If a little town with pioneer history, the remains of a white buffalo, and a carbonated water geyser interest you, then head for Soda Springs, Idaho. It's not too big for an afternoon of exploring. And the people are friendly. This 3,352-word essay will introduce you to this little corner of America.
Soviet Plane-makers -- Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Soviet Plane-makers 2 continues the story so far the book containing many interesting facts not previously published in the West the information obtained directly from former Soviet publications as detailed in the foreword. Details of Soviet policy post-Stalin, the 'missile man' and like the UK the decision to abandon the VVS for the SSBN fleet and AV MF for offence and defence. Glasnost and PS.
Turkey - Kurdish Regional Government Relations After the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq: Putting the Kurds on the Map? PKK, PUK, Syrian Civil War and Refugees, Massoud Barzani, Erdogan, Kurdistan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Washington is in danger of being left behind by the fast-paced events in the region, while the ethnic Kurds of the region may be approaching a decisive moment in their long struggle for self-determination.
Soldiers of Misfortune? Blackwater USA, Private Military Security Contractors (PMSCs), Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaigns, DynCorp, Zapata, Kroll
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the role of security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. From analysis of these two missions, it draws broad lessons from which it derives concrete recommendations to improve the conduct of further missions.
The Plague and The Fire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,950. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This book chronicles the horror and human suffering of two of the most terrible years in London's long history. 1665 brought the plague and cries of "Bring Out Your Dead" echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in Pudding Lane. James Leasor weaves in the first-hand accounts of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys, among others.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force U-2 Aircraft - Operations Procedures, Aircrew Evaluation Criteria, Aircrew Training Flying Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
Three Air Force documents provide unique information about USAF operations of the U-2 aircraft. Contents: Operations Procedures * Aircrew Evaluation Criteria * Aircrew Training
By Order of Napoleon - The Taking of Malta
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
On his way to Egypt, Napoleon ousted the Knights of the Order of St. John from Malta in 1798. This book is chronological compilation of the orders he issued to his generals to take the island and to establish a new government under the French republic.
Look Up, Cincinnati! A Walking Tour of Cincinnati, Ohio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: October 29, 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 Cincinnati, 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.
Hurrah for Us!: Morgan's Raid in the News
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
This article follows John Hunt Morgan's 1863 raid through the eyes of contemporary Indiana newspapers. As editors traced the movements of Morgan's "freebooters" and "myrmidons" across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, they sang the praises of Hoosiers ready to treat the invaders to "a war fandango," and concluded, "Hurrah for us!" Local pride and colorful language make this a journey worth the trip.
A Walking Tour of Haverhill, Massachusetts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: February 14, 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 Haverhill, Massachusetts 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.
The Development of Air Doctrine in the Army Air Arm 1917-1941 - Hap Arnold, Chennault, Douhet, Mitchell, Foulois, Drum Board, Alexander de Seversky, General Eaker, World War I and II
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph recounts the development of air doctrine in the Army air arm from 1917 to 1941. It includes concepts, both strategic and tactical, that emerged during World War I and the period following, up to the entry of the United States into World War II.
Space Power Integration - Perspectives from Space Weapons Officers, Counterspace Operations, Space Warfare, Air and Space Power
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,160. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This Air Force book provides an in-depth discussion of the integration of space operations to support the war fighter.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Joint Officer Handbook (JOH) Staffing and Action Guide - Business and Professional Skills, Military Knowledge, Lifelong Learning, Useful Support Information
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 144,590. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Joint Officer Handbook (JOH) reflects input from serving action officers and senior leaders with the most current joint information available for managing staff activities.
German Military Aviation 1910 -- 1918
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
It is WW II that is the most written about by military authors and historians except in the specialist 'Cockade'. My book breaks the mode. German military aviation during WW I underwent four name changes and reorganisations each time they introduced new airplanes such as the infamous Fokker Eindecker Albatros Halberstadt fighters, Gotha and 'Giant' bombers in their quest for air supremacy.
Strategic Air Command SAC Missile Chronology 1939 - 1988: Full History of SAC Missiles, System Maps, Cold War, Missile Defense, ICBM, IRBM, ALCM, Thor, Atlas, Titan, Snark, Minuteman, MX Peacekeeper
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent chronology of missile development milestones for the Strategic Air Command (SAC) provides a thorough history of U.S. missile programs, beginning with the first research program in 1939 for the development of rockets for aircraft assisted takeoffs.
Cat Pies - feline historical trivia.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Cat Pies - Feline Historical Trivia (by Grace Elliot) Non-fiction - for lovers of cats, history and trivia! Did the Victorian's really eat 'cat pies'? Why are cats said to have nine lives? Is 'cat-gut' really made from cats? Who invented the cat flap? You'll find the answer to these and many other cat related trivia questions in 'Cat Pies.'