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Praetorian STARShip: The Untold Story of the Combat Talon Special Forces Operations - Infiltration, Exfiltration, Surface to Air Recovery System, Fulton Recovery, Iranian Rescue, Vietnam, Desert Storm
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 318,750. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Jerry Thigpen's study on the history of the Combat Talon is the first effort to tell the story of this wonderfully capable machine. This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130 derivative ever produced.
Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Damascus Spring to Arab Spring
By Carsten Wieland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,790. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Syria’s President Bashar al-Asad was an outspoken opponent of the US and Israel. In March 2011 when Arab Spring came to Syria, Bashar reasoned that his support among Syrians was deep and wide because, as he told the Wall Street Journal a few weeks earlier, he was "closely linked to the beliefs of the people." He was dead wrong
The Band Played Dixie: Race and the Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss
By Nadine Cohodas
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A penetrating look at the University of Mississippi - ‘Ole Miss’. Nadine Cohodas (author of Spinning Blues Into Gold) covers the institution’s tumultuous racial history, with emphasis on how Ole Miss moved forward from the riot that erupted after James Meredith, the first African-American student, enrolled September 30, 1962. Updated in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of the integration of Ole Miss.
The Next Chapter
By Tom Bunzel
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.
Architects of American Air Supremacy: General Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Karman - Conceptualizing the Future Air Force
By Progressive Management
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.
The Eagle's Talons: The American Experience at War - U.S. War History, American Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, America's Minor Wars
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,240. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Col Dennis M. Drew and Dr. Donald M. Snow have performed a significant service by producing a volume that places the American experience at war in its proper political context. Going further, they have also placed the American experience in a technological context and analyzed how political and technological factors influenced the conduct of American wars.
The World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS): Evolution and Effectiveness
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this comprehensive analysis of the worldwide military command and control system (WWMCCS), the author examines how organization, technology, and ideology contributed to the development of WWMCCS. He explains how and why WWMCCS developed the way it did.
A-10s over Kosovo: The Victory of Airpower over a Fielded Army as Told by the Airmen Who Fought in Operation Allied Force - Warthogs in Battle
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Firsthand accounts of the precedent-setting air campaign over Serbia and Kosovo known as Operation Allied Force (OAF). This event marked a milestone for air-power, as it was, arguably, the first time airpower alone was decisive in achieving victory in combat.
Moundville, Missouri 1860 – 1910
By Lyndon Irwin
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 115,920. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Gregath Publishing Company, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This historical and genealogical work is the result of many years researching Moundville, the early folks who founded it, and those who contributed to its success. Stories and illustrations that describe early life in Moundville are often warm, sometimes touching and occasionally tragic.
The Quest for Relevant Air Power: Continental European Responses to the Air Power Challenges of the Post-Cold War Era - Allied Air Power and Air Forces, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,050. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The author addresses four questions: how have these air forces responded to post-Cold War political uncertainties, how have they operated, how have they responded to new air power thinking, and how have they adapted to the challenges of costs and technologies? He convincingly argues that budgetary provision has not been the most important factor in generating effective air power.
A Devilish Pastime: A History of Football in all its Forms
By Graham Hughes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 156,560. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we, across the English-speaking world, even agree on what the word 'football' means? This book looks at how the modern sports of soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past.
Airlift Doctrine - Comprehensive History from pre-World War II, World War II, Vietnam, to the Modern Era, Air Mobility, National Strategy, Airlift at Risk, the Future of Airlift Doctrine
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 173,930. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this extremely comprehensive overview of airlift and air mobility, Colonel Miller shows how the worldwide orientation of American foreign policy, the numerous threats to free-world interests, and the speed and complexity of modern warfare have combined with political and resource constraints to produce today's airlift doctrine and force structure.
Challenge and Response: Anticipating U.S. Military Security Concerns - Future Wars and American Military Responses, Changing Nature of Warfare, Space Assets
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,860. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this collection of essays, the contributors examine the implications of the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact on planning for future military threats. They attempt to identify the nature and source of the most likely future threats to global security.
Jewels of French History Books, The Lauragais Story
By Hugh Nicklin
Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Moulin Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A new history book for France that examines the commercially and strategically important region of the Lauragais, sometimes known as the 'Land of Cockaigne' in reference to a time of Pastel and the flourishing cotton industry that once existed there.
Constitutional History of the Western World
By Bill Etem
Price: Free! Words: 424,910. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
(4.00 from 1 review)
There's a lot of info on the Church which Christ founded on a rock (Matthew 16. 13-19) and the Divine Law which God writes on the hearts of His people (Jeremiah 31. 31-34). Christians call this Divine Law the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The book explains the most basic and the most controversial doctrines of various churches. The aim is to help the reader find the True Church and the True Faith.
A Luminous Future
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 19 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
The Crisis
By David Harris
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 175,760. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 and represented by David Halpern. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
THE CRISIS utilizes groundbreaking discussions with American leaders, as well as previously classified documents and interviews. Harris's gripping narrative races from Washington to Tehran to Paris to Panama, tracking a dying shah, a flailing Carter, an ascending Khomeini, the disastrous Desert One rescue attempt, and the lives of the Americans held in blindfolds amid a revolution like none other.
2012 Navy Program Guide: Major Systems, Programs, Ships, Submarines, Aircraft, Carriers, Weapons, Electronics, Sensors, Surface Combatants, Expeditionary Forces, Data Systems - Bonus 2011 Edition
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,930. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This new 2012 Navy Program Guide is an overview of the key systems, programs and initiatives of the U.S. Navy, with detailed information on the status of hundreds of programs for systems ranging from aircraft and ships to weapons and information dominance. As a bonus, this ebook reproduction includes the complete 2011 edition as well.
America's Heroes:; Untold Stories of Honor, Courage and Sacrifice
By J. Jackson Owensby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Combat wounded veterans from World War II, Korea, Bosnia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq tell their stories in their own words for the first time.
The Vernons of Hanbury
By Andrew Harris
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 178,440. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
An account of the Vernon family of Hanbury, Worcs, from 1577 to 1961. The first member of the family in Hanbury was the rector, Richard Vernon, and his descendants bought the manor, and in about 1706, built Hanbury Hall. They became the largest landowners in Hanbury, but in the C20th the estate went into decline, and the family story ended in tragedy in 1940.