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Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2009, an Army Major deployed a small team of specialists to Afghanistan to identify new technologies needed to fight the war. Braving rockets and IEDs, fighting the Army bureaucracy more than the enemy, this small team worked to improve everything from robots to mine-resistant trucks, boots, and parachutes. This is their story, from the team leader's journal.
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
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Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
One Tree in the Forest - The Family of Harman William Whitney Hoffman
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Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
(4.00 from 1 review)
A family history book focusing on the direct-line ancestors and the direct descendants of Harman W. W. Hoffman. This book traces from the original immigrant to the US to the current generation of direct descendants, spanning a timeline from the 1720's to the late 1990's. Important surnames include Riggs, Kimmel, Markley, Lanning, Wheaton and others.
When The Eagle Screams
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Price: Free! Words: 89,200. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
(4.00 from 1 review)
America's Vulnerability to Terrorism When The Eagle Screams was written prior to the first World Trade Center bombing. It is recognized as perhaps the first writing by an American author to warn that attacks on American soil were imminent. It predicted the events, the political response and almost every event to present day.
The United States Coast Guard: 1790 to the Present (Revised)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,540. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
The United States Coast Guard traces its origins to 1790, but was not officially named until 1915. At last there is one definitive volume describing its history from inception to the present. The author, Thomas P. Ostrom, served in the USCGR from 1961-69, and had basic and advanced training at the USCG Base, Alameda, California. He served subsequently in the Port Security Reserve Unit.
Romanovs in the 21st Century
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 74,980. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Imperial Family of Russia all died in 1918, right? Wrong! While the Tsar, his wife and five children were indeed shot to death in Yekaterinburg on July 17, 1918, many nieces, nephews, and cousins escaped the murderous hands of the Bolsheviks. Whatever happened to them? Romanovs in the 21st Century answers that very question.
Crossing Over
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You set the price! Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
(4.00 from 1 review)
An Eclectic collection of seventeen short stories and poems by twelve authors from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation in Western Australia. The themes include youth, family relations, travel and exploration, the World Wars, love, detective and others.
Listening for Leviathan
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
(4.00 from 1 review)
Listening for Leviathan is the biography of Captain Joseph Paul Kelly, USNR, the US Navy's Father of Project Caesar and SOSUS. During the Cold War, Captain Joe Kelly headed the anti-submarine project that secretly tracked Soviet submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, SOSUS discovered the causes of the destruction of the two US nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion.
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
1s Upon A Time
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Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.00 from 1 review)
For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this entertaining and enlightening memoir, the author carries you with him as he provides security for live Pershing II nuclear missiles in Cold War Germany. He takes you up to the towers, out to the field, and out on the town. It includes adventure, history, travel, romance, and a lot of humor. For the first time, someone tells you what it was really like to stand between the Bear & the Eagle.
Tlou! Tlou! The Elephant-Singers of Botshabelo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,540. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
(4.00 from 1 review)
The book tells the story of the Batloung, a Batswana tribe of Southern Africa. It provides historical insight into the Batloung's ancient customs, practices and beliefs. It describes the experiences that shaped a people - from a time before their first encounter with whites and the Gospel, up to the challenges of the uneasy social structures of twentieth century South Africa.
1066: Apocalyptic Visions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,170. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
(4.00 from 1 review)
1066: Apocalyptic Visions is an exciting and interesting work of historical fiction, which is vividly characterised and tensely constructed. 1066 was an eventful year in England’s history. It is remembered for the Battle of Hastings, but so much more happened and could have happened in those twelve months.
September 10th
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,960. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(4.00 from 1 review)
The official government account of 9/11 is a good story. It's just not good enough. What really happened before, during and after the day America lost her soul? Read history as it happened, with links to contemporaneous news sources, video archives, official transcripts and declassified government documents.
California Valor, Charles Harold Gonsalves
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Price: Free! Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
History records no act of greater valor than Charles Harold Gonsalves. In mortal combat he deliberately covered a live enemy hand grenade with his body. He was only 19 years old when he died. The author describes a mild mannered youth from Alameda, California's transformation into a killing machine. This book also sheds much neede light on Executive Order 9066 that incarcerated Japanese Americans.
True Miracles with Genealogy: Volume Two
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Series: True Miracles with Genealogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,450. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this award-winning book you will find quality stories that amaze and inspire, miracles that comfort and fascinate. Ancestors in our family trees find miraculous ways of getting dates and facts to us – if they so choose, and when we are ready.
Exploring da Vinci’s Last Supper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Renaissance
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How did Leonardo paint his Last Supper mural? Why is it so famous? Why is it in such bad shape? This short e-book attempts to give the reader a look at those questions and numerous other ones. A great intro those who want "just a little bit more" on this intriguing topic.
Ontario's Old Mills
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
(4.00 from 1 review)
A 250 page guide to over 180 Historical Mills in Ontario, Canada. This Guide includes directions and GPS locations, Hundreds of photos as well as photo tips both generally and specific to each site. Included is a short history of each site including such details as the builder, type of milling and current use. You will also find 10 Self guided tours to get you started.
Hindbusters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
(4.00 from 1 review)
This book is a personal account of the battle for Mavinga in South Eastern Angola during September and October 1985. It covers the Operation Second Congress advance on UNITA's Jamba headquarters area and the response from the South African forces charged with stopping the advance. Operation Weldmesh was a specialized operation aimed at destroying the FAPA helicopter air support to FAPLA.
The Father
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,980. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(4.00 from 1 review)
264BC. Rome has completed her conquest of the Italian Peninsula and stands eyeball to eyeball with the ancient trading empire of Carthage. One man stands between Rome and her goal of world domination: Hamilcar Barca, father of the most famous Carthaginian General, Hannibal. This is the story of the Barca family’s pivotal role in the First Punic War and the events which flow from it.