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Circling the Earth: United States Plans for a Postwar Overseas Military Base System, 1942-1948 - Projecting Military Power after World War II
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,830. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In many ways, the evolution of planning for overseas bases from 1942 through 1948 reflected the growing sophistication and political maturation of American foreign and military policy. In spite of the dismal failure of the League of Nations, early planning focused on basing requirements for an envisioned postwar international police force.
Thunder and Lightning: Desert Storm and the Airpower Debates - The War to Liberate Kuwait, Attacks on Iraq and Saddam Hussien, Aerial Bombing
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Mann undertakes a critical analysis of air and space warfare as planned and waged in Operation Desert Storm. He explores debates about airpower and its uses as they played themselves out before, during, and after the successes of the Gulf War.
On Celestial Wings: Navigators of the First Global Air Force - First Army Air Corps Navigational Class, Clark Field Attack, Corregidor, B-29 Super Fortress, FDR Presidential Airplane, Bataan
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The first Army Air Corps navigational class at Miami University graduated in November 1940. In this book, Colonel Whitcomb follows these first celestial navigators through their World War II trials.
Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why - Thoughts of Atomic Weapons, Bombing and Diplomacy, Linebacker, Laos and Cambodia, Mayaguez
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
American military professionals, especially the US Air Force, have had a difficult time understanding their role in this nation's defeat in Vietnam. Dr Tilford provides a critical self-analysis and questions the underlying assumptions of the Air Force's strategy in Southeast Asia.
The Next Chapter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The Next Chapter is my mother’s personal story of her recovery after imprisonment in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II to retirement in La Jolla; she wrote it at the age of 74 on an electric typewriter. She emphasized that this is not a Holocaust memoir but rather a psychological exploration of what it takes to persevere, survive and try to resume a “normal” life after severe trauma.
W poszukiwaniu Wielkiego Labiryntu
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: Polish. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology
Jest to kontynuacja książki „Przebudzenie Cheopsa“. Dowiesz się z niej o badaniach archeologicznych na Ślęży, o badaniach georadarowych na terenie Trzech Piramid w Gizie oraz o poszukiwaniu wejścia do Wielkiego Labiryntu w Hawarze.
The Illuminator's Palette: A Study of Pre-Seventeenth Century Pigments for Medieval Book Art
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,310. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
A concise compilation of modern research into the pigments used by medieval artists for painting various works of art. This monograph includes a list of 66 pigments along with charts showing their use throughout time, and the locations of use, describes how to mix your own paint with historically accurate binders, and explains the techniques necessary to successfully emulate the medieval artist.
The U.S. Air Force After Vietnam: Postwar Challenges and Potential for Responses - Vietnam in History, Interpreting Vietnam, Post-Vietnam Events and Public Discourse, Congress
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this study, Dr. Donald J. Mrozek probes various groups of Americans as they come to grips with the consequences of the Vietnam War. He poses far more questions than he answers, and some of what he says may invite strong dissent.
Land-Based Air Power in Third World Crises: A Look at Different Types of Crises, Mayaguez Incident, Bay of Pigs, Yom Kippur War, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,560. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The basic thrust of this study is to demonstrate the utility and limitations of land-based aircraft when used to attain political objectives in crises occurring in the third world. Crises, when used in the context of this study, are viewed primarily as a series of interactions between or within states for which there exists the perception of a high probability of war.
Stopping Mass Killings in Africa: Genocide, Airpower, and Intervention - Somalia, Rwanda, Hutus and Tutsis, Ivory Coast
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,200. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph seeks to contribute to the urgent task of developing realistic strategies for preventing and stopping genocide and mass killings. Neither humanitarian operations in a passive environment nor combat operations serve as appropriate models for interventions geared specifically at stopping genocide.
The Fall of Denmark (1940) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In 1940 Hitler’s Germany launched an unprovoked attack on little Denmark. The campaign was meticulously planned and over in hours. It saw the first ever use of paratroops in war, the first German amphibious landings of the war and the threat of terror bombing of cities and towns.
The Battle of Kabul (1879) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
With British & American troops again in Afghanistan, this book looks back to a previous conflict when Islamic fundamentalists again sought to overthrow the government of Afghanistan and British troops went in to pacify the area.
Roger Pringle Kirk and the Alberta Winner Furnace
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Coal furnaces were not unique in the early days of the West, but Roger Kirk and his Alberta Winner coal furnace and Kirk's stoker were different. Here we tell fascinating details from our 25 years spent with him.
Air Power and the Ground War in Vietnam: Ideas and Actions - Counterinsurgency, Air Power Theories, Secret Bombing, Supporting Ground Combat Forces, Gunships, Interservice Differences
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,250. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Dr. Mrozek focuses on expectations concerning the impact of airpower on the ground war. He describes some of the actual effects but avoids treatment of some of the most dramatic air actions of the war, such as the bombing of Hanoi. He observes that the application of airpower is influenced by factors far beyond the battlefield.
RAF Duxford - Heroes of the RAF
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,900. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The thrilling story of Britain’s premier fighter station in action from the Great War to the present day. From its days as an RAF base, through the years hosting the USAAF to its role as a museum.
The Battle of Pulu Aor (1804)
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A key naval action that confirmed British control of the Indian Ocean and its rich trade at a crucial point in the Napoleonic Wars.
The Battle of Otford (776) - A Bretwalda Battle
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A much overlooked Dark Age battle brought to life. Fought between the Kingdom of Mercia and the Kingdom of Kent, this was a surprise victory for Kent due to careful tactical arrangements.
Architects of American Air Supremacy: General Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Karman - Conceptualizing the Future Air Force
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,800. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study highlights elements of technology with which Henry H. Arnold and Theodore von Karman were directly involved. The biographical approach, emphasizing scientific and technological elements in Arnold's and Karman's lives, is essential because the interaction of personalities, as well as their institutions, is inexorably linked to the development of American airpower.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.
Martin Luther King Jr. on Black Power and White Liberals
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In this fascinating essay Dr. King scholar Be Scofield explores the more radical shift in King's views towards white people and racism. How did King relate to the Black Power movement? What were it's strengths and weaknesses? Was King more radical in economic terms than the BP movement? Be ready to learn some very interesting facts.