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The Indonesian Army from Revolusi to Reformasi - Volume 2: Soeharto and the New Order
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 273,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Vol 2 covers the assassination of army leaders, the communist massacre, General Soeharto's rise to power and consolidation of the New Order regime, the East Timor occupation, separatist insurgencies in Aceh and Papua, Soeharto's turn toward Islam and cynical efforts to preserve power during the late-1990s – setting the stage for the May 1998 riots and Soeharto's resignation – the subject of Vol 3.
Rapunzel's Children - The making of democracy in Germany
Price: Free! Words: 24,150. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Psychology
Occasionally we come across a book that widens our horizons, offering new ways of seeing and interpreting the world. It is a magical experience to discover unexpected meaning and true significance, not only in some remote and unknown resource, but also in a familiar and well-known work – such as a fairy tale.
A Short History of Coins
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Coins and stamps
The history of coins and money is a long and fascinating one. A Short History of Coins provides a brief outline of how coins and coinage evolved from early, Bronze Age until today.
Where's Koszalin? Teaching English Abroad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Join a mature woman’s journey first year teaching English. The writer says, 'this is the book I would have loved to read before I began my teaching journey overseas.' Single with an empty nest seeking adventure and travel; teaching English in foreign lands seemed exciting. Was it?
Ipswich Treasures
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A small sample of images and stories about Ipswich, Queensland
2014 Defense Department China Military and Security Report: People's Liberation Army (PLA), Space and Missiles, Force Modernization, Technology, Taiwan, Air Defenses, First Aircraft Carrier
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 196,890. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This important DOD report from June 2014 provides extensive details on the status of the Chinese military.
2014 U.S. Navy Report: Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Behavior in the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Creating a Hostile Work Environment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,600. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The inappropriate behaviors and criminal conduct documented in this report reflect poorly on the Navy in general and Naval Aviation in particular.
The Indian Battles of the American West
Price: $11.95 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The government used harsh tactics to bring the Indians under its control. The Navajo were starved into submission and forced to march hundreds of miles to a Reservation. No promises made under any treaty were fulfilled completely. Yet the terms restricting the Utes activities were enforced to the letter.
Caribbean Piracy: Pirates and Privateers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 16th Century
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw the emergence of a new threat to government and organized society. Privateers and pirates raided along the coast of powerful countries and were, at times, at war with England, France, and Spain. They developed their own system of rules, a code of morality, and a very rough form of government.
Templari e Crociati in Sardegna
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 23,230. Language: Italian. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » European
The first book about the Knights Templar and Hospitaller Order in Sardinia during the Middle Ages
How F. W. Boreham Won the War of Words
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by John Broadbanks Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » Biography
F. W. Boreham was one of the most prolific authors of the twentieth century, but this book tells of the crisis Boreham experienced during the First World War that led to him discovering and adopting a winning style of communication.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 207,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The ultimate story of baseball's most storied and beloved franchises, told in the words of da Bums themselves, and weaved into a can't-put-it down account by the master of the oral history and author of numerous best sellers, Peter Golenbock. Winner of the Casey Award for best baseball book of the year, now available for the first time in electronic format.
Heroes in Obscurity A Vietnam Era Junior Officer's Stories of Unsung Heroes and of Life on Small Navy Auxiliary Ships
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
James Duermeyer began his writing with this book, Heroes in Obscurity, followed by three historical fiction novels. Heroes in Obscurity is a candid, humorous, and humble memoir account of a junior Naval officer during the Vietnam War. Whether the reader is an armchair warrior, one who has served, or a military family member, Heroes in Obscurity is a heart felt, engaging collection of tales.
Putin, the Russian Elite, and the Future of Russia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,950. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Asteroid Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » History » Russian
In this thoughtful monograph, the author traces how Russia’s character has shaped its evolution, with a particular focus on how the ruling “elite” has led the country from one disaster to another. An examination of Russia’s ruling circles since Lenin and the leadership selection process, reveals how and why Putin ascended to power, and how his policies are likely to shape the country’s future.
Japanese and U.S. World War II Plunder
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 145,050. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage, Nonfiction » History » War
Insiders detailed history of the diversion of Japanese war loot from the Philippines after Word War II by CIA and affiliate personnel.
Jam on the Ceiling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » North America
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
Thailand in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Religion, Thaksin Shinawatra, Military Coup, Military, U.S.-Thai Relations
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Thailand, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
Mao Tse-Tung and Operational Art During the Chinese Civil War - Red Army, Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Army, Communists in Peking
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,500. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This monograph examines the nature of operational art during the third and final phase of the Chinese Civil War, 1945-1949. During this period Mao Tse-Tung and the Red Army fought Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Army for the military and political control of China.
Transforming the American Soldier: Educating the Warrior - Diplomat, Dealing with Insurgency, Cultural and Social Landscape, Formulation of Military Education
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Understanding the "social landscape" will only be able to be achieved through direct interaction with the local population. Additionally, this direct interaction with the local population, if combined with an understanding of the cultural and social aspects of the situation, can increase the trust between the military and the foreign population.
Amurath to Amurath (Includes Biography of Gertrude Bell)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 159,420. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Gertrude Bell was an extraordinary woman who did what most women or men, even today, would dream of doing. Her travels opened doors to the Western world about the life and culture of the Middle East. This book traces her journey through Mesopotamia. It feels as fresh and energetic today, over 100 years later, as it did when it was first published in 1911. It also includes the short biography, “