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Soldiers’ Tales - As told to the folks back home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Genuine tales told by soldiers from the Boer War of 1899 to Afghanistan in 2011. The clear unvarnished truth from men who were in the tranches of World War I, who flew bombing missions over Germany in World War II, who were captured by the Japanese, who invaded Suez in 1956, who met Russians in the Cold War and much else besides.
In-Flight Refueling the Origins in WW II
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In the late 1930s the technique of refueling in flight offered considerable advantages for both civil and military transports. Civil trials began in August 1939 and the application for military types especially VLR bombers was obvious nonetheless it was not until SAC post-WW II decided to deploy B-29 and B-50 that the military decided that tanker airplanes as today serve as force multipliers.
Searching Jenin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A searing testament to Israeli brutality and Palestinian resilience, spirit, and grace under pressure. Why is it that the US, Israel, the UN, and every news organization on earth has expressed their views on the Jenin invasion yet the Palestinian victims have never been allowed to speak? Searching Jenin explains what happened and how it affected the residents.
Marking Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
Dearest Laura: The Civil War Letters Of Captain John Reed Beatty, 1861-1865
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
For the Sesquicentennial of the US Civil War I have digitally transcribed the nearly 150 wartime letters my great-grandfather wrote from the field to his love and future wife Laura. There are many picture samples of his beautiful penmanship. A few letters from Laura that survived are also included. These letters will immerse you in one soldier's wartime life. This is time travel like no other.
Singing for the Tears of the Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
“The land of my Korean ancestors was invaded and occupied by the Heavenly Emperor. The land of the ancestors of Native Americans was invaded and occupied by the Heavenly Settlers.” This narrative nonfiction tells how I began to commune with Mother Nature and realize my strong affinity to Native Americans during my healing. Maybe Mother Nature speaks through the soil?
Titanic, A Search For Answers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
USN VA-42 Grumman A-6 Intruder pilots tribute
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Once the Grumman A-6 Intruder was the only US Navy attack plane that could fly in all-weathers this small combat plane able to carry a massive bomb-load to the enemy complete its mission and return to the carrier. This is the story of a CVN attack mission with a graphic description from an A-6 pilot the intense concentration of take-offs at night with a full load and the relief of the 'thump'...
Paris, capitale du XIX siècle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: French. Published: April 14, 2011 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Dans ce livre, Walter Benjamin choisit d’écrire non seulement une « histoire sociale de Paris au XIXe siècle », mais aussi une tentative d'interprétation globale du XIXe siècle et de son équivoque modernité.
The History of Lufthansa post-WW II
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
From the end of WW I Lufthansa was without doubt the premier airline in Europe with its very successful Junkers J-13 transport. Whilst the airline did continue to fly throughout WW II the last flights made in early 1945 post-war with the Allies ban on all German aviation activities it was not until 1956 that regular Lufthansa services took to the air for it to become one of the world leaders again
Chadwick 'Roy' designer of Avro airplanes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The airplane that established the Avro Company was designed in WW I by A V Roe the Avro 504 biplane trainer that was later adapted as a night-fighter for Home Defense. Subsequently a great number of Avro designs were the work of 'Roy' Chadwick who's first WW II twin R-R Vultee-engined bomber the Manchester was a failure that became the successful Lancaster with its post-war Lincoln and Shackleton
Strictly G.I.: The WWII Letters of Cpl. Wanda M. Renn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 and represented by Wize Willow. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Strictly G.I. Letters from a WAAC is a woman's historical World War II Memoir created from an actual collection of letters and Vmail. Wanda served in the 149th WAAC Post Hq. Co., the first group of Womens Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) during World War II to be sent overseas. "Strictly G.I." is a phrase my grandmother used to describe herself.
Cold War Red Stars in East Germany
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
During the 'Cold War' the Soviets based their 16th Air Force in East Germany and until the collapse of the USSR in 1991 had several thousand fixed and rotary-winged airplanes based on East German soil. When the Berlin Wall came down the Germans wanted the Soviets to leave and they did eventually but not without cost Read about the occupation and the withdrawal and a typical day on a Soviet base.
Russian Test Pilot - Anatoli Kvochur A biography
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In Soviet Aviation under Joseph Stalin and post WW II the 'Cold War' and Glasnost the testing of Soviet military civil and experimental types have always been of great interest to me(see other Smashwords Editions on this subject. Many Soviet test pilots have received the highest honors for their work in this field of aviation. Anatoli Kvochur was a leading CIS test pilot this is his story...
Electronic Warfare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As a former avionics engineer in a previous life this one is for the 'tekkies' the past and present Ravens radar technicians and all associated with ancient and modern AI surveillance and intelligence-gathering. It is not too technical and should appeal to the aviation buffs with an interest in the RC-135 Nimrod RP.1 Sentinel and Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady and past and present Sigint Elint and DASS
Royal Australian Air Force - A History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As a long-time former resident of South Australia and with a Flt Sgt neighbor from the nearby Lockheed P-3 Orion base at RAAF Edinburgh this author thought it was time to pay tribute to the personnel past and present of the RAAF. This book is a brief history from the days of the AFC until the present with all the types operated and built by the indigenous GAF including some not so well known types
The True Story of the Death of Captain James Cook
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Native Hawaiians have long been confused by the history they learn at school, which doesn’t match up with the family stories they have heard so often from their elders. Drawing on oral histories and personal interviews with elderly Hawaiians, author Jack Kelly presents this first essay in a series of modern treatments of Hawaiian history.
My A Plus Alcoholic Father!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
My father was an angel when he was not drinking, but was a monster when drunk, beating my mom so badly and brutally. This narrative nonfiction tells the story of my father and how he became an alcoholic. I discovered that my father was the victims of TWO deadly bloody beatings. Dig up untold stories through my grandma’s eyes...
From Jamaica to Japan: The Diary of a Hong Kong Prisoner of War
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Price: Free! Words: 113,210. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 and represented by Ebook Launch. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the diary of Winnipeg Grenadier Tom Forsyth who enlisted on the 30th of September, 1939 at the Minto Armories. The diary catalogues Forsythe's war experiences from garrison and guard duties in Jamaica, to the defence of Hong Kong, and then as a POW.
Christmas Patrol
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Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
a military experience of being on deployment at Christmas