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Let's Kill the Dai Uy
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
Dirty Money
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 10 · Opinions and essays, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this brief history of banking, the author traces the shadow of corruption that has followed the banking industry throughout recorded history accompanied by lavish illustrations.
Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base.
America's Gestapo, the FBI the Kennedy Years
Price: Free! Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of a mediocre family turned political powerhouse via ill-gotten gains — without the whitewash.
Liberty
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Presents “the making of a hero least likely,” when George Washington, in the final months of 1776, leads the bedraggled Continental Army. They are chased out of New York, down New Jersey, vomited half-naked on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware, then finally turn, charge...and become America. A full-length play first performed in New York, 1978.
Oswald Slept Here: Lives Changed by a Flash of History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy, the crime ripped through lives far beyond the shooter and his victim. The Dallas Morning News, published within sight of the shooting, tells five short stories of lives forever changed.
Arabian Knights - Volume 1
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 1 · Arabian Knights, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
An interesting collection of stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real Arabian Knights. Included are the stories of Antarah bin Shaddad, a slave who became a legend; Hatim Al-Taaee, a bedouin who set the standard for generosity; Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, a king whose boredom causes him to toy with people's lives. Come glimpse some Middle Eastern history!
The Deluge
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
Is it possible everything we are told about the history of humanity is wrong? The Deluge - part 1 explores the questions around what really happened at the end of the last ice age and the flood myths that have influenced our understanding of who we are and where we come from.
Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance. Students of magic history will enjoy this first formal work of research on the "polynational" entertainer.
Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving FACs in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in 1967, that the jet FACs began to take over in high threat areas. A former commander of the famed 8th Tac Fighter Wing Wolf FACs poignantly reminisces about these men and the mission.
HISTORY OF INDIA
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: Hindi. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Renaissance
What is History & Why Study It?
To War in Style
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
In January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15. This article is about what occurred during that time.
Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012
My Way or the Highway: The True Story or Richard Mourdock’s Job Killing Quest Against the American Automotive Industry and How it Launched a TEA Party Hero
Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
This book tells the story of a man who put the livelihoods of millions of Americans at risk. This book is not a case not against Richard Mourdock the man, but the motives and judgment that render him unfit for office.
In the Land of the Brother Leader
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Libya's Moammar Qaddafi ran one of the most terrifying police states in the world before an armed rebel movement tore his repressive regime apart. In the Land of the Brother Leader is award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten's alterately humorous, creepy, and occasionally touching portrait of a brutalized nation just a few short years before the end of an era.
An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East is a short story about two brothers living at a brook near the Dutch town of Delft during the eighteen century. During their stay in a Church run orphanage, the two van der Beek brothers dreamt of adventure and fortune that could be made in the Far East. It is a typical bittersweet tale depicting human courage, self-preservation and destiny.
Hartbeespoortdam
Price: Free! Words: 4,880. Language: Afrikaans. Published: April 22, 2013 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Hierdie is die volledige teks van Hoofstuk 18, uit B. K. de Beer se boek: Agter die Magalies. Bertus de Beer was 'n boer langs die Krokodilrivier net 'n paar kilometer aan die onderkant van die Hartbeespoortdam. Daarom bied hy aan ons 'n unieke perspektief van die geskiedenis van die “Dam” en hoe afhanklik die boere was van die water uit die dam.
Private Battles: Military Families' Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » History » War
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the longest U.S. combat operations since the Vietnam War -- military families have been struggling through a relentless cycle of crisis and stress. Many suffer their own wounds of war: Depression. Anxiety. Divorce. Suicide. “Private Battles” tells the stories of real families and how they survive these hard times.
Guide to become a better person (Confucius) (Di Zi Gui)
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » History » Asian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Di Zi Gui is made or gathered from Confucius teachings. it gives us guidelines on how we should behave towards our family and friends and the moral way of life. this book is truly inspirational. I translated most of it myself. please forgive my English if you cant understand some of them. my is email is yinny2@hotmail.com. feel free to contact me for any misunderstandings..
Cuba en Tiempo de Guerra
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2010 by Editorial Medí. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » American
Este controvercial libro de 1898 es un temprano ejemplo del poder manipulador de la prensa. Davis presentó informes vibrantes y dramáticos que pueden haber llevado a Estados Unidos a un conflicto internacional: El inicio de la Guerra Hispano-Americana. Aquí está la historia de Davis sobre la devastadora guerra en Cuba. Su narrativa pudo haber cambiado el curso de asuntos internacionales.