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21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations, Quadrennial Review, Petraeus, Dempsey, Mattis by Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the U.S. Military's struggle to find the correct balance between conventional and counterinsurgency/stability approaches. The author uses history to remind us that at the end of wars, Armies often "throw the baby out with the bathwater" and revert to a default position for organization and doctrine instead of inculcating those lessons learned in the recent wars.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,880. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this monograph, Professor Raymond Millen proposes a way for non-military organizations to render assistance and development to fragile states through an organizational approach. Accordingly, he proffers the concept of the Government Assistance Center as a vehicle for effective coordination.
Where the Battles Weren't by Adam Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Where The Battles Weren’t is a book about ten towns in the western United States who share a name with an important Civil War battle. From Gettysburg, South Dakota to Winchester, Oregon and Petersburg, Alaska to Vicksburg, Arizona, Where The Battles Weren’t takes readers on an exciting ride across the American West.
Muslim Knights - Volume 2 by Aisha Bilal
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 4 · Muslim Knights, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
In this second volume of Muslim Knights you can read about Salman's advice on balancing one's life, the challenge a Roman Emperor issued to an Amawi Calipha, the disturbing dream of Abdullah bin Umar, the conversion of an entire tribe from Yathrib because of their leader Sa'ad bin Muathe, Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas' dealings with his controlling mother, and the serene wisdom of a Calipha's grandson.
The End of Time: A Historical Note by Richard Lighthouse
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Time
This message fulfills Mayan predictions regarding the End of Time: 21 December 2012. Posted on youtube at the peak of the Winter Solstice, 21 December 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmCzssdVguw&feature=youtu.be
Romance at Sheppard Field 1944 by Lili Ludwick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Vern Ludwick was born December 21, 1916 in Wyoming. His family eventually moved to California. He met the love of his life in 1944 at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas, while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Forces. He married the woman he fell in love with on December 8, 1944. This is the story of the beginning of the love between the young couple, Vern and LaFaye.
Billy Bell, Part 2 The rest of the Redesdale Roadman’s Poems by William Bell & Susanne Ellingham
Price: Free! Words: 74,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by Susanne Ellingham. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Billy Bell, Part 2 is an ebook companion volume to Billy Bell: Redesdale Roadman, Border Bard. It contains a glossary of dialect words, an article on the people in the poems and all the rest of Billy Bell’s poems.
Lincoln, Pericles, the Gettysburg Address, and the Dedication of Civic Sacrifice by Tim McNeese
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Abraham Lincoln is remembered not only for presiding over a war-torn nation a century and a half ago, but for his words, the most memorable of which were meant to be spoken as speeches. Legend insists that Lincoln's most famous speech, The Gettysburg Address, was written hastily on the back of an envelope. Instead, Lincoln labored over his oration, using the Athenian Pericles as an inspiration.
From Tattoos to Textiles, Murni's Guide to Asian Textiles, All You Need to Know…And More by Murni
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,390. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Apparel, costumes, & textiles, Nonfiction » History » Asian
From Tattoos to Textiles examines the evolution and meaning of Asian textiles from earliest times by reference to how they are made and the use to which they are put by tribal societies, particularly in Indonesia. There are references to ancient mythologies and photographs from the author's collection.
Anzacs Betrayed The Story of the 2nd D&E Platoon by Don Tate
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,800. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Military
Atrocities, Corruption, Murder. The Falsification of History. May 1969, the Vietnam War. Don Tate now provides an in-depth analysis of one of the most sordid matters in Australian military history, the deletion of the 2nd D&E Platoon from all the histories of the Vietnam War and his 38 year battle to have it reinstated. It is a story of many parts- but at its heart, it is a story of betrayal.
”Hekla” 1905. Dagbog ført paa Fiskeriinspektionstogtet til Island fra den 1’ Marts til den 15’ December af Gustav Kragh Underskibsminør i Flaaden. by Søren Nørby
Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: Danish. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Dagbog fra fiskeriinspektionstogt med krydseren ”Hekla” i 1905. Beskriver levende en nygift underskibsminørs 10 måneder lange togt. Et godt tidsbillede på den latente konflikt mellem fiskeriinspektionen og de kritiske islændinge.
The Sinking of The Titanic by Bruce M Caplan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History, Nonfiction » History » European
The very first narrative published after the Titanic's demise! The Titanic was on fire before it hit the iceberg! Shortly after the Titanic sank on the morning of April 15, 1912, author Logan Marshall compiled a history of the tragic event. His narrative reads like a novel, yet every word is true. Bruce Caplan took the original work and edited and abridged the book in 1996.
The Eagles of Crete by Colin Janes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,190. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Eagles of Crete is the first book to give an account of the civil war that broke out in parts of Crete shortly after the end of World War II. Based on local newspaper reports and conversations with those who took part, The Eagles of Crete gives an unbiased narrative of the armed conflict and the years spent in hiding by the survivors of the communist forces.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Defining Command, Leadership, and Management Success Factors Within Stability Operations by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,090. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph has focused on Command, Leadership, and Management (CLM) within a stability operational environment, although many of the lessons throughout can be applied to generic situations. The monograph takes a hypothesis from Keith Grint (who has long studied CLM) and applies it to a number of case studies in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Svensk mystik by Per Gustaf Berg
Price: Free! Words: 83,010. Language: Swedish. Published: November 17, 2013 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Innehållande Anekdoter och historier om Alkemister, Astrologer och Mystici, Syner, Uppenbarelser, Trolldom, Spökhistorier, Spådomar, Drömmar, Vidskepliga seder och bruk, Nemesis Divina samt andra underbara tilldragelser. Från 1871.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste: Missed Opportunities and Hard Lessons in Empowering the Host-Nation by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
As the United States and its coalition partners continue with transitions to host-nation civil authorities in both Iraq and Afghanistan, authors Isaac Kfir, Nicholas Armstrong, and Jacqueline Chura-Beaver examine an important case study of the United Nation's transition efforts in Timor-Leste.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - War, Law and Order Case Study: Australian Whole-of-Government Efforts to Develop Security and Criminal Justice Sectors by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,010. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this important work, Marcus Fielding has conducted a wide ranging and comprehensive study to examine how the Australian Government can assist other governments in developing capacity in the security and criminal justice sectors and if necessary restoring and maintaining public security.
Lets Kill the Dai Uy (Tiếng Việt cho thuyền trưởng) by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: Vietnamese. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is the Vietnamese version of a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Female Participation in Formed Police Units, Integration of Women in Formed Police Units of Peacekeeping Operations by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report looks at the obstacles that continue to impact the integration of women into Formed Police Units (FPUs) of Peacekeeping Operations.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Hearts and Minds: A Strategy of Conciliation, Coercion, or Commitment? Irregular Conflicts, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,940. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The most recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan clearly show the contentious and multiple methods introduced by both the insurgents and military forces and how only a holistic model can bring a successful conclusion. While there are many volumes written on specific counterinsurgency (COIN) tasks for any given theater of operation, this study differs in that it traces the root evolution of COIN.