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Шелковица Шекспира
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: Russian. Published: October 7, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Подлинная история «Шелковицы Шекспира» малоизвестна широкой публике. Писатель и актер Кейр Катлер, представляет увлекательный исторический отчет о том, как шелковичное дерево, росшее на заднем дворе принадлежавшего Шекспиру дома в Стратфорде-на-Эйвоне, превратилось в «один из самых ценных активов города» и почему его удаление расценивалось как «святотатство». Перевел с английского Boris Seaweed.
Coney Island Odyssey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American
In this memoir, the author has captured the spirit and breadth of Jewish folklore, which once existed in the life of Coney Island. From the struggle of his parents; his father who paid dearly for his citizenship through an era in the thirties; his mother who attempted to decorate a dismal six family walk-up; and to himself who passed through a difficult Bar Mitzvah.
Rangers Lead the Way: The Vision of General Creighton W. Abrams - The Post-Vietnam Army, The Ranger Battalion since World War II, the Wickham and Sullivan Charters, Lesson Learned
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper will examine the use of the Ranger Battalions to lead the Army through change. The thesis of the paper purports that one of the reasons for the formation of the modern day Ranger Battalions was to provide a change agent for the rest of the Army.
The Battle of the Bulge Battlebook: U.S. and German Army in World War II, Equipment, Defense of Bastogne, Senior Allied and German Commanders, Allied Command Architecture, Order of Battle, Code Names
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a recently published senior leader staff ride battlebook describing key elements of the famous Battle of the Bulge in World War Two.
Unwavering Echoes: Poems and Stories of a Culture's Longing Legacy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Anthology of Poems and Short Stories some fiction most are based on true events. Pulitzer Prize Nominee and award winning Writer Augusta Williams Jr. This book features works that are part of the estates of prominent Afro-Americans such as Yolonda King, Dr. Bettye Shabazz and President Barack Obama.
Playing God: Pompey's Blueprint, Augustus's Holiness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,280. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Augustus Caesar played god, and though he may have been the best at it, he copied its usage; its source is one that history has never touched upon.
General George S. Patton: Operational Art, Battle Command Lessons in the Second World War, Leadership Development, Battle of the Bulge, Many Faces, Air Power for Patton's Army in World War II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 264,690. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Six official documents provide a unique perspective on the life and work of World War II general George S. Patton:
7 December 1941: The Air Force Story of the Attack on Pearl Harbor - Day that Will Live in Infamy, Hell in Paradise, Bomber and Fighter Commands, Failed Warning System, Heroic Efforts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,620. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
On 7 December 1941, the "Day of Infamy," the United States and its armed forces were plunged into the most costly war in history. The Air Force story of 7 December is told in its entirety for the first time in this fascinating volume.
Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2013-2038 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Drones, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Technologies, Logistics, Sustainment, Training, International, Foreign Sales
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,730. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Unmanned systems continue to deliver new and enhanced battlefield capabilities to the warfighter. While the demand for unmanned systems continues unabated today, a number of factors will influence unmanned program development in the future.
Conspiracy History - A History of the World for Conspiracy Theorists
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,820. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
JFK, the Bilderberg Group and the New World Order – conspiracy theories abound on today’s internet, but they are nothing new. Taking a long-term view reveals century after century of covert conspiracies, murder plots and political intrigues. The history of the world is riddled with hidden agendas, scheming politicians and secretive organisations.
Great Heavyweights: The Punch Felt 'Round the World
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Joe "the Brown Bomber" Louis. "Jersey" Joe Walcott. "Rocky" Marciano. Muhammed Ali. George Foreman. Here's a perspective on these heavyweights you've probably never read before.
Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers is the go-to resource for anyone looking to learn everything important about the history of America’s greatest game, and learn it in a fast, fun way. Filled with incredible, classic photos from the official Baseball Hall of Fame Archives, it is a primer for baseball beginners, a resource for developing fans, and a treat for long-time devotees.
Forces of History: Myth, Liberty and Freedom in European History.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,830. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Forces of History traces liberty through events in European history including: Rome, Greece, Middle Ages and even the Irish fight for freedom. It is a collection of essays that show how the same story of liberty has risen to the top throughout the ages.
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