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Twenty-First-Century Strategy: An Introduction to Modern National Security Processes and Problems - Nuclear Strategy, Terrorism, WMD, Asymmetrical Warfare, Insurgency Warfare
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,800. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This new work defines national security strategy, its objectives, the problems it confronts, and the influences that constrain and facilitate its development and implementation in a post–Cold War, post–9/11 environment.
Heroes of the RAF - No.50 Squadron
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Key note: Thrilling real Life Accounts of Fighting in the Air from 1916 to the Falklands. No.50 Squadron was a leading RAF bomber squadron in World War II and bombed the Falklands in 1982.
The Worst Country in the World
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In 1801 a Dorsetshire widow ups sticks and travels across the world with her five children to settle in a penal colony called New South Wales, then commonly regarded as the worst country in the world. Two hundred odd years later her descendant sets off to Australia to discover the story behind this extraordinary voyage.
To Sydney by Stealth - Midget Subs Attack Sydney, 1942
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by BWM Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The Japanese midget submarine raid on Sydney Harbour on the night of 31 May 1942 provoked real fear of enemy invasion of Australia — particularly following the bombing of Darwin a few months earlier. This book presents the graphic story behind the submarine attack on Sydney from both Australian and Japanese viewpoints.
Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...
The Eagle's Talons: The American Experience at War - U.S. War History, American Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, America's Minor Wars
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,240. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Col Dennis M. Drew and Dr. Donald M. Snow have performed a significant service by producing a volume that places the American experience at war in its proper political context. Going further, they have also placed the American experience in a technological context and analyzed how political and technological factors influenced the conduct of American wars.
Air Power History from Infancy, World Wars, to the Present, Pioneers, USAF and Foreign Air Forces - A Companion for Aspirant Air Warriors: A Handbook for Personal Professional Study
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,380. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Designed to introduce company-grade Airmen to the ideas, people, and materiel associated with military airpower, this volume and its suggestions for further reading can aid a lifetime study of the knowledge and expertise that define the profession of an Airman.
Sharing Success - Owning Failure: Preparing to Command in the Twenty-First Century Air Force
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In Sharing Success — Owning Failure, Colonel Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour. He expresses ideas and puts forth questions to spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander.
The Air Force Role in Low-Intensity Conflict: Morocco-Polisario War, Special Air Warfare Center
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 46,870. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Dean examines the increasing importance of third world countries in global affairs. Their vital natural resources and geostrategic locations make them the object of intense competition between the superpowers and a ripe target for a new category of conflict.
The World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS): Evolution and Effectiveness
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In this comprehensive analysis of the worldwide military command and control system (WWMCCS), the author examines how organization, technology, and ideology contributed to the development of WWMCCS. He explains how and why WWMCCS developed the way it did.
Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine - 1940-43
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
These four independent essays provide a perspective on airpower doctrine development that varies somewhat from the usual view.
Child of El Salvador
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America
1987 - An old woman finds a newborn girl abandoned in civil-war-torn El Salvador. In the USA, Diane mourns the loss of a stillborn child. Diane sees Norma in an Salvadoran orphanage and knows this is her child. Adopting Norma is a struggle played out against a fickle, dangerous government in El Salvador and a suspicious American federal attorney. Will these forces keep Diane & Norma apart?
Cooking with Anne of Green Gables
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Davenport Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Living in a pastoral world, Anne would have dined fairly modestly, butshe always tried to make the occasion special. Extraordinary results can be achieved by presenting the meal elegantly, to show your guests how much you care for them. *Cooking in the early 1900's *Turn-of-the-Century Etiquitte *Planning and Authentic Anne of Green Gables Meal *Popular Games
Military Aviation: Fascinating Preview of Aviation Concepts by an Early Visionary Before the Wright Brothers First Flight - Ideas from Birds, War Fighting Strategy, Naval Airplanes, Runways and Bases
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,470. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Ader explains his ideas about the development of airplanes based on creatures in nature. He studied the bat and the bird, especially the vulture. Chapters detail the design of bases for aircraft, runway construction, naval airplanes, vertical artillery, air lanes, schools of aviation, and strategy for waging war in the air. Ader envisioned all of this a decade before the Wright brothers.
A-10s over Kosovo: The Victory of Airpower over a Fielded Army as Told by the Airmen Who Fought in Operation Allied Force - Warthogs in Battle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Firsthand accounts of the precedent-setting air campaign over Serbia and Kosovo known as Operation Allied Force (OAF). This event marked a milestone for air-power, as it was, arguably, the first time airpower alone was decisive in achieving victory in combat.
The Page of Cups
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Want to make mead (honey wine), don't know how, find all other texts dry and boring? Spice a little humor into your cup and brew a tasty batch the sarcastic way. Illustrated, illuminated with humor, and informative.
A First Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine
Price: Free! Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
The 1st Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine is an ebook by Professor Hawkes that gives the reader an impression of what it was like in New Testament times. Set in the year AD 60 it covers topics such as travelling there, what to see, what people eat, cost of living, what accommodation is like etc. The book is well researched with a comprehensive bibliography
Why Preah Vihear Should be Returned to Thailand
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Journalist Duncan Stearn takes a closer look at the International Court of Justice ruling on the border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over the Preah Vihear temple ruins and changes his view on which country is in the right.
Shipwrecked for 13 days on a coral reef
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania, Nonfiction » History » Oceania
Being shipwrecked on a reef in the west indies can be a thrilling brand of fun — once you know you’re going to survive.
Petra: A Brief History
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,670. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Petra: A Brief History is an easy-to-read, popular history of one of the world’s most fabled cities and the mysterious people who built it. This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know the entire story behind the "rose red city half as old as time," and the little known Nabataeans, who carved Petra from the living rock of Jordan's Sharah Mountains.