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The End Is Not Near: How the Culture of Fear Has Corrupted Democracy, Built an Empire, and Eroded Our Intellectual Life
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Price: Free! Words: 105,070. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
"The End Is Not Near" explores the complicated world of the culture of fear and its origins in Christian prophetic traditions. "The End Is Not Near" also explores how we can mitigate this culture. In a nutshell, we need a renewed faith in our science-based liberal capitalist system, which has given us so much over the last century. However, this also means letting go of the distant past.
Hitler's Codebreakers: German Signals Intelligence in World War 2
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Have you ever wondered how successful Hitler's codebreakers were at breaking Allied codes during World War 2? Based of official documents about the post-war Allied TICOM - Target Intelligence Committee operation to uncover Hitler's codebreaking operation, retrieve sensitive documents and capture German intelligence personnel, this book is a fascinating into in German Cryptography in World War 2.
Movies in Our Time - Hollywood Mirrors and Mimics the Twentieth Century
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,090. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This is a collection of essays on classic films gleaned from my Another Old Movie Blog, exploring the culture, message, and entertainment of these films in the context of the time in which they were made.
Where's Koszalin? Teaching English Abroad
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Join a mature woman’s journey first year teaching English. The writer says, 'this is the book I would have loved to read before I began my teaching journey overseas.' Single with an empty nest seeking adventure and travel; teaching English in foreign lands seemed exciting. Was it?
2014 U.S. Navy Report: Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Behavior in the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Creating a Hostile Work Environment
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,600. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The inappropriate behaviors and criminal conduct documented in this report reflect poorly on the Navy in general and Naval Aviation in particular.
Well Past Trouble: D-Day Landings - Normandy Battle of Pegasus Bridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by SDS Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
D-Day landings biopic, based on experiences of the author’s grandfather in 6th Airborne Division. This is the story of the key night-time glider mission preceding the landings, aimed at taking and holding the iconic Pegasus Bridge. Succeed behind enemy lines against overwhelming odds, and British armour will advance on Caen from Sword Beach. Fail, and German armour will wreak havoc on the beaches.
Heroes in Obscurity A Vietnam Era Junior Officer's Stories of Unsung Heroes and of Life on Small Navy Auxiliary Ships
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
James Duermeyer began his writing with this book, Heroes in Obscurity, followed by three historical fiction novels. Heroes in Obscurity is a candid, humorous, and humble memoir account of a junior Naval officer during the Vietnam War. Whether the reader is an armchair warrior, one who has served, or a military family member, Heroes in Obscurity is a heart felt, engaging collection of tales.
Jam on the Ceiling
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
Mao Tse-Tung and Operational Art During the Chinese Civil War - Red Army, Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Army, Communists in Peking
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,500. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This monograph examines the nature of operational art during the third and final phase of the Chinese Civil War, 1945-1949. During this period Mao Tse-Tung and the Red Army fought Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Army for the military and political control of China.
Transforming the American Soldier: Educating the Warrior - Diplomat, Dealing with Insurgency, Cultural and Social Landscape, Formulation of Military Education
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Understanding the "social landscape" will only be able to be achieved through direct interaction with the local population. Additionally, this direct interaction with the local population, if combined with an understanding of the cultural and social aspects of the situation, can increase the trust between the military and the foreign population.
One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events 1903-2002 - Wright Brothers, World War II, American Military Aviation History
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,430. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Commemorating the first century of aviation, this chronology is dedicated to the men and women who gave their lives to advance air and space flight. It includes significant air and space events since the Wright brothers first demonstrated in 1903 that humankind could fly in heavier-than-air machines.
To Join or Not to Join the Nuclear Club: How Nations Think about Nuclear Weapons: Two Middle East Case Studies - Libya and Pakistan
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The two papers included in this Monograph offer insights into the differing paths taken by two countries in the greater Middle East region—Libya and Pakistan—with the former relinquishing its nuclear program and the latter acquiring a military nuclear capability.
Why is the Colonel Called "Kernal"? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces - Enlisted Ranks, Officers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. military services still use many of the ranks they started with when they began in 1775 at the start of our Revolutionary War. The leaders adopted the organization, regulations and ranks of the British army and navy with just minor changes.
Dryden House
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,420. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Bookpal Australia. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
A human, often humorous story of 150 years of adventure, romance, human weakness and strength, war and peace worldwide and five generations of the Dryden family. Events within a still today standing Dryden House bind it into a credible narrative, beginning with an original Henry Rayfield Dryden- Dryden at Waterloo in 1815 and the French girl he married in 1816.
Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The majority of American troops in Vietnam were not involved in the shooting war. They did have their issues however. Written over 30 years ago, this series of anecdotes takes you through two years in the life of one such soldier, from being drafted until after being discharged. From the Local Draft Boards to Nixon’s War on Drugs, it’s all here.
The Last Eyewitnesses, World War II Memories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,530. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book was written to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to preserve the last personal voices of the truly great soldiers that went ashore at Normandy. Soon all these brave men will pass to another time and place. We believe that they should never be forgotten. We interviewed 14 of these warriors and this book may be the last documented eyewitness’s memories of D –Day.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War
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Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, captain of HMS Canopus from 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series. For anyone interested in the war at sea during the First World War, Grant provides a highly readable insider's view of the action at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.
Феномены древней культуры востока Северной Азии (Нижнего Амура)
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 113,130. Language: Russian. Published: May 21, 2014 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
В первой и второй частях книги автор, применив новый метод интерпретации символов неолита Нижнего Амура, опираясь на оригинальную геофизическую теорию, лингвистический анализ, мировой опыт расшифровки неолитической символики, выявил тождественность символов Нижнеамурья и Европы. Раскрыта сущность петроглифов р. Амура и р. Уссури. Приводятся научные факты, опровергающие академическое утверждение о
Russian Military Transformation - Goal in Sight? Conventional and Nuclear Forces, Aerospace Defense Command, Modern Weapons, Readiness, Manpower, Serdyukov
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
In this monograph, the authors use a wide range of Russian language sources and interviews to illustrate not only the Russian threat assessments highlighting the United States as a potential aggressor, but also the many unique challenges facing Russia in renewing and rearming its military.
Soldiers of Misfortune? Blackwater USA, Private Military Security Contractors (PMSCs), Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaigns, DynCorp, Zapata, Kroll
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the role of security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. From analysis of these two missions, it draws broad lessons from which it derives concrete recommendations to improve the conduct of further missions.