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The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia: John Singleton Mosby by Jessica James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
No name in the annals of the Civil War conjures a more romantic and awe-inspiring image than that of Confederate Colonel John Mosby of Virginia. Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James penned a unique look at this iconic figure as a way to share this real-life soldier's story with her fiction fans. Mosby was the model for her fictional character, Alexander Hunter, in NOBLE CAUSE.
Layers of Interpretation by Alfonso Borello
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,040. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Few individuals have the affinity to make history without even trying. Some feel a sense of responsibility, some have a deep desire to make things better for the less fortunate, others have obscure motives. Leaders must study historical events, to make better decisions for the people they serve, and to avoid unwanted consequences; there's no reason to make the same mistakes twice.
James Quirinus Cornelius van den Bosch: Unsung Hero of the Race to the Reese by Edward Slagle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This brilliant Dutch immigrant was the first to identify silver ore in central Nevada and to develop the method that made its milling practical.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Six--Make Straight His Path: Maps and Topography in the Civil War & Military Mapping: Robert E. Lee Moves to Gettysburg by Earl B. McElfresh
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Military maps are not like civilian road maps which merely outline a transportation network. Military maps encompass a complete inventory of the topography of the geographic areas an army might march through or fight over. The two articles in this symposium describe in great detail how maps were prepared, used and what effect maps, or lack of maps, had on Civil War campaigns and battles.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Five--Getting There First: Essays on Three Civil War Mapmakers by Earl B. McElfresh
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » History » American
Maps & the engineers that made them performed some of the most crucial tasks of the Civil War. The mapmakers & their maps are often overlooked, but they could make the difference between a successful campaign & a lost battle. These are the men that commanders paid close attention to even if history has not. This symposium will introduce the reader to Jed Hotchkiss, Leon Fremaux, and John S. Clark.
The Art of Naming Military Operations - Operations in the World Wars, Using Nicknames to Shape Perceptions, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Shield, Just Cause, Military Strategy by Progressive Management
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Effectively naming operations is a powerful means of winning the war of images, a war which is just as critical as the war on the battlefield. In the image war, the operation name is the first bullet fired, and quite possibly the most critical.
Diversity within the Joint Team: Understanding the Different Operational Perspectives of the Army and Air Force, Clashing Perspectives and Shared Domains, Joint Test in Operation Desert Storm by Progressive Management
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Proceeding from the means and ways they use to overcome the problems within their specific domains, the Army and Air Force have developed different operational perspectives.
Postcard Revolution by Bob Blain
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Congress
This is a collection of postcards sent to leaders, including members of Congress, the President, his council of economic advisers, chairs of sociology departments throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Nations. My purpose was to catch their attention with the old fashioned mail method rather than email. I hope you enjoy them and want to read more of my Smashwords books.
Failed Intervention: The United States in the Balkans - Origins of War, Disintegration, U.S. Strategic Lessons, Legacy of Yugoslavia by Progressive Management
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The violence of Yugoslavia is soaked in historical injustice and nationalist tradition. Its historical mold is not unique; but the world's reaction is. The ongoing failure of Yugoslavia and its fractious cascade of regime changes are a product of flawed intervention.
From The Medes to the Mullahs A History Of Iran by Anne Davison
Series: In Brief, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book offers an accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the long and rich history of Iran. Starting around 600 bce it traces the main historical events finishing with the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. It would be of particular interest to the non-academic person who wants to understand a country that is frequently misunderstood.
Kidnapping the Generals: The South's Most-Daring Raid Against the Union Army by James Rada, Jr
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1865, McNeill's Rangers rode into Union-occupied Cumberland, Md., and kidnapped General Benjamin Kelly and General George Crook from their hotel room. This is the story of the planning and daring execution of this raid that became one of the last victories of the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Guevara by Alfonso Borello
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Ernesto Guevara aka El Che: A Very Short Introduction The Bolivian authorities wanted to cut his head off and send it to Cuba to verify his identity, or just to send a message; after an exhaustive debate, they amputated his hands at the wrist instead and shipped them in a very special container to La Paz, Bolivia.
Give Me Liberty: 24 Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution by Hank Kellner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Give Me Liberty: 24 Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution celebrates the achievements of two dozen freedom fighters during the American Revolution.
چارجستار by Baktash Khamsehpour (Bahram Iranmand)
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: Persian. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
چارجستار دربرگیرنده پژوهشهایی پیرامون گفتمانهای فرهنگ ایران و جهان است. در بخش نخست تاریخ به بازنگری گذارده میگردد. بخش دوم پهنه فرمانروایی ایران را ارزیابی مینماید. در بخش سوم آبراه و دریای پارس شناسایی میشود و سرانجام در بخش چهارم به هفت سین نگاهی افکنده میشود. چارجستار کاری است نو و یگانه از هر دیدگاه
Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John by Ann Marie Thomas
Series: Stories of Medieval Gower. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » European
King John's brutal treatment of William de Breos led to rebellion by many of the great barons and was the final spark that lit the fire of Magna Carta.
Howdy My Name Is - - by Robert Ray Moon
Price: Free! Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish
A Short collection of Bible Heroes from Adam to Moses. Each hero tells his own story in his own words with a bit of ad lib. Each hero stays with the Biblical truth while remaining human.
HMS Courageous 1939 - Eyewitness World War II series by Leonard James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
An ebook contianing eyewitness accounts of the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous in the first month of the war. Complete with explanatory text and background on the men and machines involved.
The Cult of Plastic Reality by L X
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » American
An analysis of American pop culture through historical lens, various factors are looked it to see how the entertainment industry is able to produced celebrities such as the Kardashians and Miley Cyrus and how they have such large followings. And what it means for North American society.