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An Infinite Deal of Nothing by Martin Hedges
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 by Progressive Management
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 by Progressive Management
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 by Progressive Management
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 by Progressive Management
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 by Virginia Wade Ames
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 by Lenny Flank
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 by Lenny Flank
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 by Mary Beth Smith
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 by Ronald Switzer
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 by Martin Laurie
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 37,440. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Mereo Books. 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 by Progressive Management
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 by Progressive Management
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 by Ben Kesp
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 by Lorna Oakes
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.
The Eleven Powers by Larry Gartenstein
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 by Erik G LeMoullec
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 by Mark Nesbitt
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.
Hitler Youth Cultists, Fascism and Murder Nyack, New York in 1941 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Walter Groebli met Percy Whittlesey in Connecticut sometime in the early fall of 1940. Whittlesey adopted Groebli. He took him into his home to work as a houseboy. Groebli was virulently pro-Nazi. Whittlesey was a disciple of sex cultist Pierre Bernard, whose New York City home was raided by police. Bernard established himself in Nyack, New York by 1941, running a spa/cult with Whittlesey.