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A Common Bond II
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This eloquent anthology, carefully stitched together by veteran Richard Epstein, contains poetry, prose, and songs written by 21 Memorial Day Writers' Project participants, and spans 1993 – 2011, a period in United States history that began in peacetime and has stretched into the longest war fought since Viet Nam. This sampling will make your heart bleed, but your soul will smile.
The War of the Copper Kings
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,850. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Riverbend Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A the dawn of the 20th century, Butte, Montana was the richest hill on earth. Copper was the treasure, eagerly sought for wiring the modern world, and the hard rock below Butte was riddled with thick veins of the precious metal. Those who controlled the copper could make billions of dollars, the fortune sought by three men who fought for Butte’s mineral wealth.
Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Blowing Out the Stink—a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea—tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific.
The Bear Marches West: 12 Scenarios for 1980s NATO vs Warsaw Pact Wargames
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: British English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The Bear Marches West contains 12 wargame scenarios set during a fictional Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany in the 1980s. All the scenarios are based on battles depicted in well-known novels, and are designed to be used with whatever rules the players wish.
Deeper Into The Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,180. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
Journey Deeper into the Mystery of the sacred places of Aotearoa (New Zealand) with Gary Cook. as he takes you on an inspiring pilgrimage through the awesome landscapes of this land to twelve sacred sites in Aotearoa. Share his adventures and findings - natural and supernatural - along the way as he bears three gifts to each site. This book may well inspire you to go on your own nature pilgrimage.
The Mardale Hunt - A History
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Using material written at the time and original photographs, this book tells the story of the Mardale Hunt and the annual Shepherds' Meet that for centuries took place in the now flooded Mardale valley.
Touchstone (2. Family at War) - a time travel Blitz story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Continuing the adventures of Rachel and Danny, a pair of mismatched History students who stumble upon an old gravestone that catapults them back in time. Dealing with the catastrophic fallout of their previous encounter with Amy Parker in 1912, they now race to locate Amy during the 1940 Blitz and become caught up in the nightly German bombings of Birmingham and their chilling aftermath.
How Canada Won the Great War
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Price: $5.79 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
For nearly 100 years Canada's role in ending WWI sooner than anyone thought possible has gone largely unrecognized. The Canadian Corp led by unlikely citizen soldier, Arthur Currie, became the premiere fighting force on the Western Front. Canadian soldiers hailed from hard scrabble farms and logging camps. Their natural survival and hunting instincts were exactly what the Great War required.
Five Fatal Flaws of Flt123
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Historiography
A documentary of the world's worst single air disaster. A step by step of the before, during, and aftermath of the last 32 minutes of deadly errors leading to what is still regarded as the World's worst singular air crash.
The Planet-Girded Suns: The History of Human Thought About Extrasolar Worlds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,430. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
From the late 17th century until the end of the 19th, almost all educated people believed that the stars are suns surrounded by inhabited planets. This book, first published by Atheneum in 1974 and now updated to include the scientific knowledge gained during the past 40 years, tells the story of the rise, fall, and eventual renewal of widespread conviction that we are not alone in the universe.
Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon
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Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Combat fighter pilot Mark Berent writes of a dragon-shaped karst mountain in Laos along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that bristles with physical and psychological danger. He writes of it as he first saw it on an F-4 FAC mission from Ubon RTAFB in 1969. Then he adds an excerpt from "Phantom Leader," one of his historical fiction books about war and politics in the Vietnam era.
The Federalist Regained
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You set the price! Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
An American writer offers a riposte to Alexander Hamilton and a fresh interpretation of the Bill of Rights.
Chicamauga: Battle of The Blue and The Gray
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This ebook contains a poem of reincarnation and brief details of the Battle of this sacred place in far northwest Georgia.
2012 Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs by the GAO - Army, Navy, Air Force Weapons Systems including UAS Programs, Missiles, Ships, F-35 JSF, Carriers, Space Fence
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,870. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is GAO’s annual assessment for 2012, issued in March 2012, of Department of Defense (DOD) weapon system acquisitions, an area that is on GAO’s high-risk list.
What Israel Has Learned about Security
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,970. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Some of Israel's top military leaders in recent years have used the unique public platform provided by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs to present their views on a myriad of issues – in English. This volume brings together fourteen studies and essays by nine leading IDF officers who have shared from their rich experience.
Does Archaeology Prove the Bible?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Matá. Category: Nonfiction » History » Jewish
For a century, archaeological expeditions have backed up many of the stories presented in the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament). In recent years, however, a new generation of scholars has emerged claiming that the Bible is mostly a myth -- and that archaeology doesn't prove a thing. In this 2003 essay, author David Hazony shows the hidden assumptions in this high-stakes game.
Fire Trap: The Tragedy of the Hope Development School
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1924, 24 people, mostly girls and young women from 5 to 26 years old, died in the Hope Development School fire near Los Angeles, a tragedy that has become an all-but-forgotten part of the city’s history. But the real tragedy was that state and county officials knew that the building was a dangerous fire trap, but were unable to find a safe location for the school.
A Short History of Transportation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Confined for millennia to the distance our feet or compliant animals could carry us, the industrial age revolutionized our travel possibilities by birthing trains, cars and airplanes.
America's Heroes:; Untold Stories of Honor, Courage and Sacrifice
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Combat wounded veterans from World War II, Korea, Bosnia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq tell their stories in their own words for the first time.
War of 1812 Land Battles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,470. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
“War of 1812 Land Battles” is a bicentennial review of the last armed warfare between the U.S. and England. America’s war began with shameful mistakes by an aging Revolutionary War hero and ended when a civilian army defeated hardened veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. The book includes summaries of the most significant battles and war crimes that occurred during this forgotten war.