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The USAF at Fifty -- Nellis '97
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Having spent a great day at the USAF 50th Anniversary at Nellis AFB with the the lads and met some really interesting aviators old (WW II) and new. Chatted with the former SR.71 Blackbird pilot 'flogging' his book and the RAAF F-111 pllot, watched a great airshow then down the strip this author thought a trip down memory lane might be appropriate. as well as a 'potted history of the USAF since '47
Green Beach
By James Leasor
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1942 radar expert Jack Nissenthall volunteered for a suicidal mission to join a combat team who were making a surprise landing at Dieppe in occupied France. His assignment was to penetrate a German radar station. Because he knew the secrets of the Allies radar technology, he had a personal bodyguard. Their orders were to protect him, but in the event of possible capture to kill him.
The One That Got Away
By James Leasor
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Franz von Werra was the only German prisoner of war to escape and return to Germany after being captured by the Allies. An incredibly charismatic, inventive and self-confident man, he was a Luftwaffe ace shot down in the Battle of Britain. The One that Got Away tells the full and exciting story of his two daring escapes in England and his third and successful escape in Canada.
Books and Divisions of the Bible
By Blair Kasfeldt
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
Do you know the major divisions of the Bible? There are sub-divisions in Old and New Testament; knowing these divisions will help you understand your Bible. The "Bible" means "[the] Books" from the Greek word biblia. While we often think of the Bible as one book, it is in fact a collection of books contained in one volume.
The Rockefellers: An EJE Original
By Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
John D. Rockefeller was the wealthiest man that America had ever know. The Standard Oil trust he created controlled the world's oil (even after it was broken up.) Edward Jay Epstein, author of the prize winning biography of Armand Hammer, now turns to the Rockefeller dynasty that produced Governors, Senators, and even a Vice President of the United States.
Tabloid America: Crimes of the Press: An EJE Original
By Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Edward Jay Epstein, who has established new standards of investigative press criticism in his books News From Nowhere, Between Fact and Fiction and Myths of the Media, now turns to the tabloidization of the mainstream media in America. In Tabloid America: The Crimes of the Press he describes the tacit partnership between media and perpetrators in four media-proclaimed “crimes of the century."
Crude Cartel: An EJE Original
By Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Edward Jay Epstein, who previously exposed the workings of the De Beers cartel in his classic book "The Rise and Fall of Diamonds," now turns to the crude cartel that dominated the world oil business for the past century.
The Hell Hawk Poems
By John Livingood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A collection of poems from World War II, primarily focusing on the war in the South Pacific and, in particular, the Solomon Islands Campaign. The poems were collected by William C. Livingood while he was a Flight Surgeon assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps fighter squadron, VMF-213, also known as the Hell Hawks. Many of the poems were written by a VMF-213 pilot.
Israeli F-15 'Baz' MiG Killers
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The IDF/AF fighting 'Baz'(Falcon) claimed the first F-15A Eagle 'kills' in combat over the Middle East ten years before the USAF first 'kills' with the type. The first 'kills' were by Israeli pilots in combat over Lebanon the IDF/AF units reaching their tenth aerial combat success before the Americans had even started. Without doubt the 'Baz' was/is the IDF/AF and USAF best 20th Century warplane.
Avro Woodford Manchester UK - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Woodford is controlled by Avro International part of BAE Systems. The main runway 07/25 is 2,292m long and 46m wide its second runway 02/20 was relegated to a taxiway many years ago. The aerodromes identity beacon flashes 'WD' and the Avro Woodford site before the demise of the RJ Regional airliner and the cancellation of the MRA 4 Nimrod 2000 was its main activity along with Avro leasing.
Famous Medieval Castles: The Ultimate Guide on Castles in England, German Castles, Scottish Castles, Castles in Ireland, Castles in Wales, and More Famous Middle Ages Castles
By Grant John Lamont
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
Famous Medieval Castles: The Ultimate Guide on Castles in England, German Castles, Scottish Castles, Castles in Ireland, Castles in Wales, and More Famous Middle Ages Castles This book features over 70 medievel European castles, listed from A-Z, with their history and behind the scenes stories behind them. Prepare to be fascinated by delving into medieval castle times.
I Am A Submariner
By Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
British Airways -- A History
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
The amalgamation of BOAC and BEA to form BA like most large carriers operating world-wide services the airline has had many 'up-and-downs' (sic) along the way there have been many mergers re-organizations many new types to get into service and a few industrial disputes the loss of its major asset Concorde SST and brief sojourn with Go as its low-cost carrier, later sold to Easyjet, now its Iberia!
A Walking Tour of Birmingham, Alabama
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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 Birmingham, Alabama 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 Polish AF since 1918 -- AHistory
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
5th September 1918 is accepted as the birth of the Polish AF. On that day the first combat flown from the liberated Poland by an aircraft resplendent in Polish national colors and manned by a Polish crew. From this time even though the PAF suffered a crushing defeat by the Luftwaffe due to lack of airplanes it survived the post-WW II communist era (producing Soviet designs) and is now part of NATO
HA-300 Willi Messerschmitt's last fighter
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The HA-300 stands as the last combat aircraft for which the famous German engineer had overall design authority. Initially designed for Spain the delta-wing HA-23P glider was built to test the basic concept for the HA-300 When flown to Egypt to continue the project there the HA-300 had become a tailed delta. After Suez, Egypt lost interest in the project and it was sent to Dasa for display
NATO air arms DACT in the new Millennium
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The first NATO DACT was held in 1998 with the planned 1999 Meet cancelled due to Kosovo operations. Resumed in 2000 NAM provides both air and ground-crew of the NATO Alliance to operate with new members in particular in 2000 the Polish AF still with Soviet fast jets. The DACT 2000 mission was flown from RDAF AB Karup, on 7 September between 'Red/Blue contingents from 8 am until 5.30 pm.
A Walking Tour of Montgomery, Alabama
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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 Montgomery, Alabama 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.
Hypogeum - Strange Encounters
By Teresa Balin
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Based on true events, mysterious occurrences take place within an ancient sanctuary, discovered in the early 1900's. Hopefully this story will influence you to visit the truly magical island of Malta, full of beauty and history.
Engels air base home to the RFAF Blackjack
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Introduced as a counter to the American Rockwell B-1A the Tu-160 had a long gestation period and even when first delivered to its first operational base in the Ukraine a team of Tuploev engineers were on-hand to assist the VVS ground-crews get the LR Strategic-bomber into the air for a short local training flight. This book looks at its operations at Engels in new millennium with just 16 bombers.