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A Perennial Stream
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,970. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Six great men, all originating from the same source, the same dynasty, carried the family through the great rise and equally great fall, a family that had come to live by strong values and had the courage to stand by their convictions through all. It’s a story of how finding love made members of this dynasty better people. It also serves as a social commentary on issues of the day.
An Infinite Deal of Nothing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Biography
In one year, 1871, two audacious frauds played out. One said diamonds were lying on the desert floor waiting to be scooped up at a secret location somewhere in the American west, while the other was a mine that everyone knew. While the locals thought it worthless, London went mad for shares in the Emma mine. New research finally answers the question who was responsible.
Decade of War, Volume I - Enduring Lessons from the Past Decade of Operations - Mistakes and Failures in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Strategic Themes and Recommendations
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis (JCOA) division reviewed 46 lessons learned studies conducted from 2003 to the present, and synthesized the studies' 400+ findings, observations, and best practices into the 11 strategic themes described in this report.
Preparing for the Future: The Regional Alignment of U.S. Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) - Capacity Building, Alliance Building, Lessons Learned, Joint Doctrine, Strategy and Tactics
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,900. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. Army is regionally aligning its Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) after a decade of continuous operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This study examines the impact of regionally aligning BCTs with Geographic Combatant Commands.
An Aversion to Risk - A Warning From the Past: Comparison of 1862 American Civil War Peninsula Campaign with General McClellan to the 2003 Iraq War Failures, Afghanistan, Goldwater-Nichols, Petraeus
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,540. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
The culmination in 1862, and culmination during the post 9/11 campaigns, resulted from inadequate responses to risk aversion by the government and military leaders, when faced with uncertainty.
Understanding the Complexity of Reconciliation, Reintegration and Amnesty for the Enemy in Counterinsurgency Warfare - Vietnam, Dhofar, COIN, Petraeus, Iraq War Surge, Afghanistan, Taliban, Al Qaeda
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,020. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Fundamentally, reconciliation is cheaper because the aggregate cost of security and conventional operations that rely on vast amounts of resources do little over the long term to change the will of the insurgent.
The Wayfarers: Journeying through a Century of Change
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,930. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Virginia Ames was born in the Deep South at the dawn of the twentieth century. In her hundredth year, Ames takes us back to the 1970 cross-country sojourn wherein she and daughter Mary poignantly and critically looked at a century of sociability and social change—including race relations, revolutionary politics, the auto, space exploration, and flight.
Museum Pieces 2: More Forgotten History, Science, and Mystery Behind Some of the Most Interesting Museum Exhibits and Historical Places in the World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,740. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
The unknown story behind historical places and exhibits from some of the most famous museums in the world, including the Smithsonian, the Field Museum, and others.
Hidden History 2: Another Collection of Forgotten Mysteries, Oddities, and Unknown Stories From True History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,330. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
A collection of stories from true history. Forgotten tales, unsolved mysteries, and little-remembered incidents from the past.
The War Against Polio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,280. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
The War Against Polio describes the author's father's experience with polio. It also tells true stories of other polio survivors and is a concise but comprehensive history of polio in 20th century America. It covers F.D.R., polio treatments, the March of Dimes, the Salk vaccine, post-polio syndrome and the possibility of spiritual growth with severe paralysis.
When Justice Came to the Plains— Judge William Gaslin, Jr., and Frontier Law in Western Nebraska, 1876‒1889
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Judge William Gaslin has been compared to Judge Isaac Parker and Judge Roy Bean because all three sternly handed out justice on the western frontier in the 1800s. Gaslin administered the sixth judicial district of Nebraska, more than 70,000 square miles infested with gangs, horse and cattle thieves, and other criminals. Gaslin's story is told in rollicking prose underpinned by scholarly rigor.
Cupid's War
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 37,440. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Cupid is the moving and inspiring true story of a war horse. Cupid had been a father’s gift to his 15-year-old son, and when war broke out father, son and horse found themselves facing the horrors of the conflict together. They did not all return. Martin Laurie is the grandson of the young man who owned Cupid and rode her to war.
Learning from Our Military History: The United States Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Potential for Operational Art and Thinking - Petraeus, COIN, Clausewitz, Counterinsurgency
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,270. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
OIF demonstrated the need for operational art and thinking, particularly in commanders of relatively junior rank. After all the effort expended in Iraq, we may ultimately fail in crafting our own military history in OIF in breadth and depth.
War in the Balkans, 1991-2002 - Comprehensive History of Wars Provoked by Yugoslav Collapse: Balkan Region in World Politics, Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 191,020. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Balkan conflict of the 1990s, as a case study in state failure and medium intensity warfare, international conflict management and intervention, and U.S. military engagement, provides an excellent framework for asking basic questions about the dynamic of international security at the dawn of a new millennium.
Heroes, Kings & Warrior Queens
Series: History & Myth, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Following on from Book 1 “Ireland’s Ancient Gods”, now take a walk on the path of Ireland’s great mythical, legendary and historical figures of Queen Maeve, Queen Macha, King Brian Ború, Fionn mac Cumhaill, Grace O’Malley and Cú Chulainn. These figures are forever immortalised in Irish History and countryside through place names and ancient monuments.
Stories from Herodotus
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 24, 2014 by Claret. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Ancient
Retold by Lorna Oakes for children of all ages. Herodotus was a keen traveller who went all over the Ancient World and wrote about what he saw and heard creating the first history book. The blockbuster movie, 300, about King Leonidas, is from his work and his stories are timeless. Appropriate retelling for Key Stage 2.
A Conductor am I
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A conductor am I is about 16 stories of Shocking tales, of lightning strikes. By Casey Heinzism.
The Eleven Powers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 by booksunleashed. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Hinduism
“The most holy of all Balinese Hindu festivals, the Eka Dasa Rudra, the Festival of the Eleven Powers, was celebrated on the last day of the Balinese century in the Saka year 1900 (1979 AD). This book is a record of that festival.”
Remember Your Name
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
From living in the Lodz ghetto at age ten to surviving the hells of Auschwitz and a death march at fifteen, Teddy Znamirowski faced unfathomable horrors, narrowly escaping death time and time again. Liberated at sixteen, it was not until the Bricha approached him and he became a lead operative – smuggling thousands of refugees across country borders – that he finally began his life again.
Ghosts of Gettysburg III: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
Series: The Ghosts of Gettysburg. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Second Chance Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » History » Military
Gettysburg has earned the reputation as the most haunted place in America! The third book in Mark Nesbitt's popular "Ghosts of Gettysburg" book series includes more ghostly encounters on the battlefield, Gettysburg College campus, and in and around the town. Some venues are new, others continue to provide unsuspecting visitors with unexpected, sometimes bizarre, glimpses into another world.