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Failed State 2030: Nigeria - A Case Study, Tribal Conflict, Civil War, Islam and Religious Strife, Terrorism, Crime, Niger Delta, OPEC, Military Coups, Goodluck Jonathan
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,220. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This monograph describes how a failed state in 2030 may impact the United States and the global economy. It also identifies critical capabilities and technologies the US Air Force should have to respond to a failed state,
Boko Haram in Nigeria Encyclopedia: Confronting Terrorism from the Islamic Sect, Threat to Homeland, Political History and Expansion, Attacks, President Goodluck Jonathan
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,180. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This unique ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the Boko Haram terror group in Nigeria. The group has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a bus station in April 2014 which killed over 70 people, and may have abducted over 100 schoolgirls in a later attack.
Lost in Mangroves
By Tropical Writers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Lost in Mangroves is the sixth anthology put together by Tropical Writers. You will find here creative non-fiction which tries to capture a sense of place and, sometimes, time. The place? Tropical North Queensland. The time? From the 19th to the 21st centuries. By the time you have read this collection you will be ready to pack your bags and visit us here, in Far North Queensland.
Wewak Mission
By Lionel Veale
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 150,900. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Lionel Veale's story of the Wewak Mission provides readers with an authentic image of the hazardous missions that were factors in every Coastwatcher party assignment as they penetrated and worked behind enemy lines, seeking vital information which ultimately played an important part in the winning of the war.
1,001 Things You Didn't Know Happened in April
By Ronald Hee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 158,520. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
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1,001 Things You Didn’t Know Happened in April is a quirky and unique take on the history of the world, all seen through events and peoples in the month of April, since the beginnings of recorded history. It is the first book by Singaporean writer, Ronald Hee, a self-confessed history buff. History is and should be fun! Enjoy!
United States Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Tests: Project Trinity 1945-46, Operation Crossroads 1946, Operation Sandstone 1948 - Technical Data, Nuclear Test Personnel Review
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Three fascinating reports from the U.S. government provide exclusive details about early American atmospheric atomic tests: Trinity (the first atomic weapon ever exploded), Crossroads, and Sandstone.
A Tale Of Two Cities: A Reader's Companion
By Susanne Alleyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 221,590. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
You’re reading A TALE OF TWO CITIES for the first time—or the fifth time. But what are gaols, bumpers, farmer-generals, and tocsins? Did those starving French mean baguettes when they wanted bread? Alleyn's "Reader’s Companion" has over 780 notes about things, people, places, and events mentioned in the text, plus bonus material, to enhance a classic historical novel published 150 years ago.
The Secret Life of Celestina Sommer, Victorian child killer
By David J. Vaughan
Price: $1.67 USD. Words: 70,830. Language: British English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
A TRUE tale of Victorian crime, betrayal and murder...Celestina Sommer's problem took her to the very edge of hell.
1492 And All That!
By Bob Denton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,190. Language: British English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
All those things that you might wish to know about the history of Spain and Portugal as a visitor or an ex-patriot. History visited with an ex-patriot's eye.
Art of War Paper: Operations at the Border - Efforts to Disrupt Insurgent Safe-Havens, Dhofar, Oman, Insurgency, Counterinsurgency
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Disrupting an insurgent's access to sanctuary and safe-haven is a critical aspect of operational planning for counterinsurgent forces. By denying an insurgent's access to safe-havens early in the conflict, the counterinsurgent will gain a marked advantage over the initially weaker force.
Adventures of a Despatch Rider: A Memoir of the Great War
By Captain W H L Watson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,170. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Composed from letters sent home during the war, this memoir offers a unique insight into the experiences of a despatch rider from the Battle of Mons and the Great Retreat, to the Christmas Truce and Ypres. An honest account of the First World War as it was experienced by ordinary soldiers. 'A tremendous insight into the realities of war.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'
Key Considerations for Irregular Security Forces in Counterinsurgency - Dhofar, Operation Iraqi Freedom Case Study, Oman, Sultan Qaboos, General Franks, Rumsfeld, Petraeus
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,770. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Modern western militaries largely neglected the study of counterinsurgency prior to the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. Stung by the loss in Vietnam, the US military chose to minimize counterinsurgency and focused on the conventional warfare which it preferred and was better trained, organized, and equipped to conduct.
Third War: Irregular Warfare on the Western Border 1861-1865 - Civil War, Confederate Guerrillas, Abolitionists, Bushwhackers, Cherokee, Jayhawkers, Highwaymen, Indian Territory-Arkansas
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 126,530. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The border war would eventually degrade to such a level that death was not enough punishment for supporting the wrong side. Both sides would turn to dismemberment and mutilation as expressions of the total loss of control in border society.
Orde Wingate and the British Internal Security Strategy During the Arab Rebellion in Palestine, 1936-1939 - Small Wars Doctrine, Counterguerrilla Operations, David Ben-Gurion
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,200. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
The Arab Rebellion and British Counter-rebellion campaign of 1936 to 1939 in Palestine exhibited many features of modern insurgency and counterinsurgency.
Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-conflict Environments - Iraq and Afghanistan, Shari'a Compliant Finance, Odierno, Petraeus, Shining Path Guerrillas
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,890. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Should a military force focus on security first, or the economy? How can it do both? This is the challenge of Stability Economics.
Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan (Volume Two) - Afghan Surge, Bravo Company, Kabul Province, CERP, Bagram, Tactical Female Engagement Teams, Musahi Valley
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,620. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The present volume, Vanguard of Valor II, offers six accounts of US Soldiers at the tip of the spear during the Afghan campaign. The Combat Studies Institute's Vanguard of Valor series is intended to document small unit actions in Afghanistan.
Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan (Volume One) - Taliban, Surge, David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal, MRAP, Operation Strong Eagle, Gowardesh, Yargul, Zhari District
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,870. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The eight actions described in these pages take the reader through a wide range of platoon-level operations, from an intense firefight near Kandahar to an intricate civic action project in Kunar Province. Drawing from dozens of Soldier interviews, these accounts vividly depict the actions themselves and offer critical insights.
Addressing the Fog of COG: Perspectives on the Center of Gravity in U.S. Military Doctrine - Clausewitz Theory, U.S. Warfare from Revolutionary War through the War on Terror
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,900. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book examines multiple insurgent areas of operation and the dynamic and varied nature of multiple insurgent operational centers of gravity, recognizing and accounting for the notion that insurgency can form a complex, shifting mosaic.
Art of War Paper: Survival Through Adaptation: The Chinese Red Army and the Extermination Campaigns, 1927-1936 - Late Qing to Early Republican China, Li Lisan Line, Bolsheviks
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,360. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
1927 to 1936 was a critical time for the Chinese Red Army and its leaders. The Chinese Workers and Peasants Red Army, the precursor of today's Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), was created and many of the PLA's cultural traditions date back to this early period.
Great Commanders: Seven Leaders Who Changed the World - Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Admiral Horatio Nelson, John Pershing, Erwin Rommel "The Desert Fox", Curtis LeMay
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,630. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume begins with Alexander the Great, who wielded perhaps the finest army ever to wage war prior to the advent of gunpowder, and whose tactical and operational prowess bordered on genius.