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SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam
By G. J. Lau
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.
Me 262 Hitler's Stormbird
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The world's first combat jet the Me-262 does not always get the recognition it deserves in the annals of aviation history if development had not been interfered with by Hitler who ordered that all series Me 262 should be bombers that inevitably reduced its top-speed and instead more credence had been given to developing the superb night-fighter variants the Allies bombing raids may have faltered.
EE Lightning - Fighter Pilot's Airplane
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The EE lighting was the RAF's first supersonic air-defence fighter a thoroughbred, a fighter pilot's airplane that was never used in anger by the RAF. This book looks at the last days of the F.6 Lightning at RAF Binbrook Lincs - Nos.5 and 11 Squadrons the last front-line units and the LAF and LTF. This book another for the modeller as many of today's low-viz schemes were proven on the Lightning.
Commonwealth Air Forces - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
When at the beginning of the 20th Century large areas of the world were marked in the atlas in red the airplane was born and soon became a weapon of war. Post-WW I many countries of the former British Empire re-emerged as new nations from which emerged the Commonwealth of Nations with the own air forces some of which were very formidable air forces in their own right as they are today some died.
Dassault Mirage 2000-5
By peter dancey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
For its third generation combat fighter the French having briefly flirted with the conventional high-wing F.1 returned to the delta configuration of the Mirage III. The upgraded 2000-5 introduced many of the design features developed for the Rafale (see Smashwords Editions on the Rafale and Dassault) The 2000-5 is very capable attack plane and flew combat over the Balkans now 2011 its over Libya.
The Black Man's Burden - The Horrors of Southern Lynchings
By Michael Goines
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A powerful literary work of art: This rare book written in 1902 illuminates a dark side of America’s history.
The Triumph Of Barack Obama: More Letters To A Lost Nation
By Jerry Gallagher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
During 2008 a First Term U.S. Senator From Illinois shook the Democratic and Republican Establishments and the World when he ran for the Presidency of the United States and won. "The Triumph Of Barack Obama" is the story of that Historic Political Victory told through Blog Posted 2008 and 2009 Letters Addressed to "My Dear America" by the Author, an admitted Liberal Democrat.
The Dawn of the Airplane
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Continuing the story of the Origins of flying and the airplane this book carries on to look at the early pioneers of the heavier-than-air machine in America and Europe initially most of the pioneering flying centred at Paris. Eventually Britain got interested and in the short period from 1903 to 1911 their were literally thousand of intrepid aviators and in 1911/12 the military were interested.
Magellan, the journey beyond the end of the earth
By Ivan Boriani
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This is a true story, an adventure in the real sense of the word, it is not a fiction. This is the story of the first circumnavigation of the Globe, a three years long journey through the unknown. A brief essay that shows the outstanding facts without loosing the attractions. It is thought for a teenager reader and students.
Next of Kin
By Caitlin Hicks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
0.75 star(4.67 from 6 reviews)
When I was 21 years old, preparing to travel to Europe for the first time, my Mother whispered a request: to get her a photo of the grave of her childhood sweetheart in a cemetery in France. I came home empty-handed. This is the true story of how, years after she died, I finally got the photo, and came to understand its importance.
Siege of Faith
By David Black
Series: The chronicles of Sir Richard Starkey, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
A powerful story of heroism, love and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the epic and terrible five-month siege of Christian Malta in 1565, when 40,000 Muslim warriors invaded the island. The invaders battle plan was simple - annihilate the devout Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem; the last of the Crusaders, sworn to protect Malta to the last drop of their noble Christian blood.
Trans-Atlantic US and Latin American Airways
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Continuing the review of the origins of the World's Airways this book deals specifically with the first trans-Atlantic flights inter-continental American Airlines and Airways and the developments in Latin America the internal growth and Pan-Am trans-ocean flying-boat services the famous Sikorsky China clippers; come fly with the pioneering aviators that established the airways of today.
Imperial Airways European and Empire Services
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This second book on the origins of commercial civil flying traces the development of Imperial Airways that established services initially to Europe with their fleet of land-planes then across the world to Africa the Far East and Australia with thier famous flying-boat services. Join the flight at Southampton to experience a long-range flight of yesterday to see how it compares to those of today!
The Origins of Commercial Flying
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
In contrast to previous aviationfactfile Smashwords Editions that deal mainly with historical events associated with military aviation and airplanes this is the first in a series examining the evolution of civil aviation and commercial flying early civil passenger transports including the flying-boats and float-planes in particular Imperial Airways and its services, selection and staff training.
Faithful through Hard Times
By Jean Gill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,440. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is not a WW2 memoir. It is a riveting reconstruction from an eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary, a diary too dangerous to show anyone and too precious to destroy. The true story of four years, 3 million bombs, one small island out-facing the might of the German and Italian airforces - and one young Scotsman who didn't want to be there.
Power to Fly -- Aircraft Propulsion
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This completes the aviationfactfile Smashwords Editions on the Origins of Flight this edition dealing with the development of the aero-engine from the steam engines for the airships the Wright engines the famous French 50hp Antoinette the rotary and in-line piston engines to the turbo-jets turbo-props R-R VTOL 'Flying Bedstead', rocket motors for spacecraft. One the aero-engine buffs GE P&W R-R.
Visit Greece - A 2011 Travel and Tourism Guide to The Exotic Land
By Grant John Lamont
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Walk practically anywhere in Greece and you are walking in the footsteps of antiquity. The home to such historical figures, fictional or not, as Plato and Homer. [not Homer Simpson – the other one]. As the center of modern civilization, Greece is considered the home of art, philosophy and many other aspects of culture which set us apart from other creatures.
Moje spotkanie ze Ślężą
By Andrzej Puchalski
You set the price! Words: 35,230. Language: Polish. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Jest to opowieść o moim spotkaniu z pięknym, historycznym miastem jakim jest Wrocław, i Świętą Górą Słowian Ślężą
Flying Since 1913
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
'Flying Since 1913' continues the story of the origins of aviation and development of the heavier-than-air machines both for civil and military use the latter really taking off during WW I and again making great technological strides during WW II. Pioneering transports such as the Boeing 247 and Douglas C.3 were closely followed by both civil and military jet development that continued unabated.
Fairey Gannet in RN Service
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Very little is known written by one of the last fixed-wing airplanes built by the infamous Fairey Aviation Company perhaps better known for its biplane Fairey Swordfish torpedo-carrier that served with the FAA and No.119 Squadron RAF during WW II. The Fairey Gannet served the RN in many roles probably the most important as a 3-seat ASW and EW airplane. A number served with the German Marineflieger