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Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
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Slightly altered from its original appearance in Soldier of Fortune magazine, Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend tells the story of four men as they battle war and life. However, when one man, Vietnam Vet Rick Rescorla (a major character in We Were Soldiers Once...And Young), is tested during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the beauty of a true hero is shown.
Chimps with Nukes
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
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In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign - March -November 1864: Grant, Lincoln, Sheridan, Meade, Monocacy, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cedar Creek, Lt. General Jubal A. Early, McCausland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
As 1864 began, the outlook was grim for Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his generals. The encouraging victories in 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia, and Chickamauga, Georgia, were diminished by the repulse of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Beer, Cider and Spirits in Old Regime France
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Beer, Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
This excerpt from Le Grand d'Aussy's classic work on the history of French private life explores the history of beer, cider and spirits in France from the Gauls to Le Grand's own time (the late eighteenth century).
The Regular Army Before the Civil War 1845 - 1860 - Ulysses Grant, Mexican War, Native Americans, Army and the Settlers, Mormons, Use of Camels, Civil Works, West Point
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
The civil war remains our most contentious, and our bloodiest, with over six hundred thousand killed in the course of the four-year struggle.
2014 United States Air Force Reserve Handbook - Citizen Airmen, Jackie Cochran, Jimmy Doolittle, Jimmy Stewart, Organizations, Reservist Categories, Disaster Response, Locations, Leadership
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,630. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Here is the latest edition of the official guide to the U.S. Air Force Reserve, with information on current organization, leadership, and components, along with fascinating history including famous members like Jackie Cochran, Jimmy Doolittle, and Jimmy Stewart.
Kandahar Assassins: Stories from the Afghan-Soviet War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by First Draft Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » War
Assassinations are a near-daily occurrence in Afghanistan. Whether by rogue Afghan security forces or by lone individuals roaming the cities and districts, the threat of a target killing is very real. Kandahar Assassins offers an unparalleled view of this phenomenon from the perspective of the assassins. Published in 1986 in Pashto and a perennial classic in Kandahar's bookstores, Kandahar Assassi
THE ASSIMILATION OF AN AUSSIE BACKPACKER Into an English Life Style and Work Force 1952
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
This book tells of my experiences of working in England for three months and being included in the social life style of a young English group of married people of my age. Kings the excellent English company I worked for in my trade, was located adjacent to the famous LNER railway line and I was able to watch a cavalcade of famous passenger steam trains that I had read about in my railway books.
History of the U.S. Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group - Project Plowshare, Nuclear Canal Excavation, Nuclear Construction, Quarrying, Ejecta Dam, Harbor Excavation, Atlantic-Pacific Canal Study
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General, Nonfiction » History » Military
This history, written in 1969, outlines the work of the Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group on using nuclear blasts for civilian construction projects.
My Berlin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Books for Pleasure. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Detlev Kirchgatter was a child during the Nazi era, who escaped what became East Germany as a refugee in 1947. His wide-ranging experience brings a unique perspective to the enormous political, social and economic changes which have characterized the past fifty years. A must read for anyone studying or interested in German history.
History of Research in Space Biology and Biodynamics at Air Force Missile Development Center, Holloman AFB, 1946 - 1958 - V-2 Rockets, Balloons, Man-High, Monkeys in Space, Kittinger, Zero Gravity
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,890. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Here is the fascinating story of the early years of research into the effects of space on biology and the human body, focusing on the famous work at the Holloman Air Force Base Missile Development Center in New Mexico.
Historical and Architectural Overview of Aircraft Hangars of the Reserves and National Guard Installations from World War I through the Cold War - History of Aviation in National Guard, Vietnam
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,120. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The architectural history of military hangars and airfields has been thoroughly documented for the active branches of the military. This Department of Defense Legacy Program report comprises a historic context that explores the history of aviation and hangar development in the Reserves and National Guard.
The First Auto Laws in the United States
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Stopping speeders by throwing logs in front of their car? Having a man walk in front of the car waving a red flag, to warn it is coming? Putting the initials of the driver on a piece of metal to act as his license plate? Giving a driver's license to anyone who has the use of both arms? These are but a few examples from this book of the first laws dealing with new-fangled automobiles.
When the Enemy is Us — Daffy Military and Civilian Episodes in War and Peace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,330. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
This story recounts monumental government, military and civilian gaffes spanning from World War II to the present, concentrating specifically on events in or near Johnston County, in eastern N.C. Trying times and stressful situations cause generally rational people to make ludicrous mistakes. The daffy episodes herein will make you shake your head and wonder how we’ve survived.
Liberation 1944-45
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Books for Pleasure. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Forced out of their home after it was ransacked and burned by occupying German forces, author Lini R. Grol and her family wandered the bombed-out Dutch countryside for weeks, sleeping in ditches, barns and basements as they waited for liberation. They faced danger at every turn. This is their story of hardship, courage and faith.
Last Words
Series: A Coleridge Taylor Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1975, newsman Coleridge Taylor roams New York’s ERs looking for the story that will revive his faltering career. While investigating the death of a society kid up to no good, he tries to protect a homeless man on the hit list of three goons and soon finds his own life in danger. If he doesn’t wrap this story up soon, he’ll be back on the obits page--as a headline, not a byline.
A Journey Towards Enlightenment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by The Florida Hoosier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, and who he really is.
Childhoods in Valley County, Idaho 1904-1941:Five Accounts
Price: Free! Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Five auto-biographical accounts of childhoods in rural and small towns in Valley County, Idaho. The first by a woman who remembers her wide-eyed, most significant life dreams as a fourteen year old; written in a lyrical and highly descriptive style and ending in a haunting, wrenching manner. Four accounts of young boys living through the Great Depression years with vivid descriptions.
Cold War in South Florida Historic Resource Study - CIA, Cuba and Castro, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Radio Marti, Arbenz, Guatemala, Everglades, Counterinsurgency Technology Research
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,610. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This historic resource study by the National Park Service covers the Cold War and historic resources related to it located in south Florida. The study deals with Cold War-related activities and resources in four units of the National Park Services.
China; Emerging New World Power
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
It is ironic for China, a country that prides itself to have had a “peaceful rise” to have celebrated its diamond jubilee independence day, on 1st October 2009 where the People's Army marked the day with a staggering display of military hardware as the goose-stepping soldiers, tanks and intercontinental ballistic missiles filed through Tiananmen Square, in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace