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Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories Vol. 1
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,320. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Gathered during three decades of Hollywood research, Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories, Vol. 1 is a fascinating collection of little-known stories from behind the scenes of the greatest movies of all time, tales of the lives of legendary stars from the famous to the forgotten, and slices of the history of the most talked-about industry in the world.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Joint Shipboard Helicopter and Tiltrotor Aircraft Operations (Joint Publication 3-04) - Embarkation, Safety, Ordnance, Electromagnetic Effects
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,310. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This publication provides doctrine for planning, coordinating, and conducting joint shipboard helicopter and tiltrotor aircraft operations from United States air-capable ships.
Syria in Perspective: An Orientation Guide - History, Assad Years, Recent Events, Geography, Economy, Society, Security, Military and Terrorist Groups
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This unique ebook provides a thorough introduction to critical information about Syria, produced by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Technology Integration Division June 2011.
Against the Odds The Story of The Hollies FCJ Convent School, 1852 - 1985
Price: Free! Words: 59,840. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
"Education, education, education" is not a new clarion call; it was the guiding principal of the FCJ, the basis of their philosophy. They felt that the only way to change society was through a good education. "Against The Odds" is an exploration of women's education through the history of one school in Manchester, England,
Spain's Royal Corps of Engineers
Series: Military History, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,170. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Fifth title in the Field Military Series covers the history of this elite military body from its early days until the early 1800s. Numerous photos and historical references support the accomplishments of the Corps in the Americas. This is the first in a planned set of three e-books, authored by a living history writer.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Six--Make Straight His Path: Maps and Topography in the Civil War & Military Mapping: Robert E. Lee Moves to Gettysburg
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Military maps are not like civilian road maps which merely outline a transportation network. Military maps encompass a complete inventory of the topography of the geographic areas an army might march through or fight over. The two articles in this symposium describe in great detail how maps were prepared, used and what effect maps, or lack of maps, had on Civil War campaigns and battles.
The History of Waterloo Station
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » European
The definitive history of Britain’s busiest rail terminal, written by a long term commuter to the station and bulging with illustrations.
World's First
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
This book talks about World's First Products
The Stories of Jenny Wiley: Exploring the History and the Legends
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Jenny Wiley was living in 1780s Virginia when a band of Native Americans attacked her frontier home, killed her children and took her captive, dragging her across rugged mountains and swift-running rivers to present-day Kentucky. THE STORIES OF JENNY WILEY unravels the history behind her legend and looks at the storytellers who honored her memory and carried her story into the 21st century.
The Katyn Forest Massacre: Polish POWs Killed by Stalin and the Soviets in 1940 - Documents about the Controversy, Madden Committee Report, Coverup of Soviet Involvement, Nazi Accusations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,730. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
This special ebook provides a unique collection of government documents and reports about the notorious Katyn Forest Massacre of 1940. It includes the famous Madden Committee report which placed the blame for the atrocity on the Soviet Union.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Five--Getting There First: Essays on Three Civil War Mapmakers
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » History » American
Maps & the engineers that made them performed some of the most crucial tasks of the Civil War. The mapmakers & their maps are often overlooked, but they could make the difference between a successful campaign & a lost battle. These are the men that commanders paid close attention to even if history has not. This symposium will introduce the reader to Jed Hotchkiss, Leon Fremaux, and John S. Clark.
169+ Mountain Man Survival Tricks!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,760. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Outdoor Skills
my name is joseph a. laydon jr. some of the baddest men to ever walk this earth are mountain men. these very brave men adventured into virgin wilderness territories. men like kit carson, daniel boone, jim beckwourth, john colter, jedediah smith, joseph k. meek, hugh glass, jim baker, samuel houston, james o. pattie, bill williams,... Learn from these men so you're ready anytime anywhere.
The Art of Naming Military Operations - Operations in the World Wars, Using Nicknames to Shape Perceptions, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Shield, Just Cause, Military Strategy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Effectively naming operations is a powerful means of winning the war of images, a war which is just as critical as the war on the battlefield. In the image war, the operation name is the first bullet fired, and quite possibly the most critical.
Passions,power,perfidy
Price: Free! Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Kalhana, a Kashmiri, was the author of Rajatarangini, and is regarded as the first properly documented historian of the undivided Indian Subcontinent. He composed his book Rajatarangini, the river of kings, in A.D. 1148-49. His father, Champaka, was the minister of king Harsha of Kashmir (A.D. 1089-1101). Kalhana starts his narrative with description of Gonanda dynasty after referring to his study
One If By Land, Two If By Sea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,710. Language: American English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
How did your ancestors arrive in America? By land migration or across the sea? This book guides you through easy to follow instructions to discover your roots and avoid the pitfalls and dead ends that frustrate and halt even the most experienced genealogists. What are some of these secrets? Learn how to use the Internet to your advantage and how to pinpoint information that relates to you.
Diversity within the Joint Team: Understanding the Different Operational Perspectives of the Army and Air Force, Clashing Perspectives and Shared Domains, Joint Test in Operation Desert Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Proceeding from the means and ways they use to overcome the problems within their specific domains, the Army and Air Force have developed different operational perspectives.
High Frontier: The U. S. Air Force and the Military Space Program - MOL, Dyna-Soar, Nuclear Detection, Missile Warning, Anti-Satellite, SDI, BMD, Launch Operations, Desert Storm
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,720. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This unique Air Force report covers the history of the military space program from the first studies after World War II through the modern era.
Postcard Revolution
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Congress
This is a collection of postcards sent to leaders, including members of Congress, the President, his council of economic advisers, chairs of sociology departments throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Nations. My purpose was to catch their attention with the old fashioned mail method rather than email. I hope you enjoy them and want to read more of my Smashwords books.
The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II: Weapon of Denial - Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea, Japanese Onslaught, Coral Sea through Milne Bay, Air Power and the Supply War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Pacific forces in World War II, viewed the Battle of the Bismarck Sea as a disaster for the Japanese and a triumph for the Allies. In that great air-sea confrontation, U.S. and Australian air forces proved that air power could be decisive in preventing the resupply of ground troops by sea.
Reflections on Air Force Independence - Transition from the Army Air Forces (AAF), Creation of USAF, Strategic Air Command (SAC), World War II, Atomic Bomb
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This work makes the pivotal connections between politics and the searing experience of war to explain how and why the USAF was established. The analysis addresses not only technology, bureaucracy, and politics, but also people. The service's founding airmen were more than flyers and technologists; they were, above all, men of faith who believed in what they were doing.