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Ole Gimlet Eye
By Thomas M. Kelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is a play about Smedley Darlington Butler, who was born in West Chester, PA on July 30, 1881. The lure of the red and blue uniform turned his life to service. Over his father’s objections, but with the help of his mother, at the age of 16 he left home and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Thus began a career that lasted 33 years and double awards of the Medal of Honor.
RAF Avro Vulcan XM607 Black Buck Raid
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
On 3 May 1982 Avro Vulcan B.2BB (Black Buck) XM607 captained by Flt Lt Martin Withers from RAF Waddington having been forward based on Wideawake Island off the west coast of Africa in mid-Atlantic made the longest bombing run in the history of the RAF, supported by no less than 16 HP Victor in-flight refueling tankers to accomplish the mission -- bomb the runway at Port Stanley airfield.
Genealogy Genealogy Research For Beginners Introduction To Genealogical Records And Techniques Lessons 1-7
By Pollyann Lewis
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Genealogy is a passion. Do you have a passion that you just can't live without? Genealogy can be very addictive, so if you don't think you will mind turning your house into a library, staying up all hours of the night doing a genealogy search for that illusive Uncle Ben, this book is for you!
From the Shores of Morar to the Estrella
By William Norin
Price: Free! Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(3.00 from 1 review)
This is the tale of Scotchmen who came from the Highlands to theNew World
The RAF at Nellis -- Red Flag
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The RAF has been visiting Nellis AFB Nevada 'Home of the Fighter Pilot' to take part in Exercise Red Flag since the late 1970s. For those unaware of Red Flag or any of the Dissimilar Air Combat Exercises this book gives a brief overview of what goes on how the airplanes taking part get there and their equipment the stopovers the air-to-air tanking and the cost! The question was it value for money?
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.
Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976
By Mike Minder
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976 documents the city's fondness for gambling from the Indians to just after "Big Bill" Lias's death. Historian-turned-detective Mike Minder has done an extraordinary job of historical sleuthing. His extensive research and unbiased approach to this often-controversial subject provides readers with an unforgettable account that is sure to entertain and inform.
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
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
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.