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Tales of the Maryland Extra Regiment
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 57,960. Language: American English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Maryland Extra Regiment, a unit that never saw battlefield action, is often forgotten by historians who focus on the Revolutionary War. This e-book, a mix of social and military history, tells the stories of some of these soldiers and officers with the assistance of maps from the Library of Congress and other visualizations. It is a must-read for researchers, historians, and genealogists!
R Latham Sapper Account of D Day Landings from Sword beach
Price: Free! Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
D Day an ordinary account from a Sapper
Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency - Volume 2 - Detailed Case Studies of Iraq War and Afghanistan, World War II, Ground Attacks on Airpower, Vision for 2040, Dissipating the Fog of War
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 155,140. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Defending air bases from attack remains a major operational challenge in every theater and every conflict. Airfields are strategic targets; they allow for the generation and projection of crucial military power and are usually a key joint and/or coalition command and control node.
Tempel der Liebe: Reise in das Zeitalter der sinnlichen Erfüllung
Price: $8.88 USD. Words: 87,900. Language: German. Published: April 18, 2019 by Verlag. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Ein Reisebericht in eine lang zurückliegende Kultur. Alte Tempelstätten und Relikte neolithischer Urkulturen hüten ein Geheimnis, das von der medial begabten Autorin Stück für Stück ans Licht und ins Bewusstsein zurückgebracht wird. So entsteht das Bild einer frühen Friedenskultur, wie sie vor Einbruch des Patriarchats auf der Erde existiert hat und an die wir uns heute wieder anschließen können.
Historia General de Colombia Prehistoria-Conquista-Colonia-Independencia y República
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 235,540. Language: Spanish. Published: April 16, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History
Recorrido general sobre aspectos más resaltantes en los órdenes político, social, económico, cultural y militar ocurridos en el actual territorio de la Republica de Colombia desde la época precolombina hasta 1984, mediante los cuales de forma magistral e hilada el autor articula con un lenguaje ameno y de fácil comrpensión, la estructura integral de la evolución dinámica del país en su conjunto.
Anatomy of a Hostage Rescue: What Makes Hostage Rescue Operations Successful? Game Theory and Biorhythms, Six Case Studies Including Iranian Mission Eagle Claw Desert One, Munich Olympics Massacre
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,940. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism
This study develops a theory to determine the best execution time to conduct a hostage rescue attempt. It does so by explaining the phenomenon of a hostage crisis biorhythm and proposing four principles essential for success.
TECNICA E TATTICA DELLA GUERRA AL TEMPO DELLA CONTRORIFORMA. Desunte da cronache, documenti e trattati coevi.
Price: Free! Words: 240,140. Language: Italian. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » History » Military
Trattasi di un'opera del tipo 'work in progress', cioè soggetta a frequenti aggiunte e correzioni, e quindi l'autore consiglia di riscaricarla periodicamente.
Lucrecia Borgia un estudio histórico
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,720. Language: Spanish. Published: April 14, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
La tormentosa vida de Lucrecia Borgia, hija de Cesar Borgia el papa Alejandro VI, ha sido objeto de señalamientos de descomposicón moral, intrigas palaciegas, crimenes, adulterio, estupro y depravaciones sexuales. Esta biografía describe la realidad del Vaticano en Europa y las vivencias que encaró la joven alrededor de las oscuras conveniencias de su padre, esposo y hermanos en aquella época.
Air Parity: Re-Discovering Contested Air Operations - Studies of World War II Battle of Britain, Siege of Malta, and Falklands War, Objectives at Outbreak of China Conflict in East or South China Seas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,860. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study researches the applicability of Julian Corbett's maritime theories to war fighting strategy in the air domain, specific to the air control spectrum. The author assesses the importance of translating the theoretical ideas to guidelines for operational planners confronted with a possible conflict in the Western Pacific Theater.
Soviet Active Measures Reborn for the 21st Century: What is to be Done? Cold War History, Efforts by Putin and Russia in Propaganda, Disinformation, Forgeries, NGOs and Civic Groups as Front Groups
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,560. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union developed and deployed influence operations—then called "active measures"—against the United States and its allies. During the last decade of the Cold War, the United States actively and systematically combatted this threat. But with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, active measures seemed to fade into history as well.
Relational Maneuver: How to Wage Irregular Warfare and MARSOC's Strategic Application - Massive Study With Recommendations to Marine Special Operations Command, History from Vietnam to Afghanistan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 141,970. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Based on historical lessons learned from irregular warfare case studies, and internal organizational analysis, this thesis seeks to provide Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) with specific implementable recommendations based on Edward Luttwak's concept of relational maneuver.
Not Can I, But Should I: Analyzing the Pre-Existing Conditions Surrounding Successful Third-Party Intervention into Intrastate Conflicts - Analysis of U.S. Interventions in Iran, Libya, and Syria
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this study is to identify conditions that support successful third-party intervention into foreign intrastate conflicts on behalf of resistance movements—specifically, movements aiming at revolution or regime change. While the U.S. successfully intervened into and even generated resistance movements during the Cold War, most failed to achieve strategic objectives.
Back to SALEM Revealed & Whale Trail
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,250. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historiography
At the Salem Witch Trails of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft by the Puritan Church, nineteen of whom were found guilty and executed by hanging.
Palonegro La batalla más sangrienta de la guerra de los mil días
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,040. Language: Spanish. Published: March 31, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History
"Palonegro será siempre un yerro de estrategia y un pecado de táctica, un monumento de pavor para ejemplo de la esterilidad de las guerras civiles; más en este campo donde tantos estragos hicieron los cosacos de las bestias apocalípticas, quedó demostrada la masculinidad de los colombianos, llegados de todos los rincones del país". Fue una sangrienta batalla de la guerra de los mil días (1899-1902
Does Rivalry Alone Preclude Bolivian Natural Gas Sales to Chile? An Explanation for Bolivia's Lack of Cooperation With Chile in the Natural Gas Sector - Backlash Surrounding the 2003 Gas Wars
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
While many scholars argue that rivalry has motivated Bolivia's decision to avoid cooperating with Chile, this thesis challenges that position. This thesis hypothesizes that three factors, when all present, contribute to Bolivia's decision not to cooperate with Chile in the natural gas sector. The first factor that influences this decision is disillusionment with the governing administration.
The Russian Peace Threat (Pentagon on Alert)
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 182,030. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2019 by Punto Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
Ron Ridenour's The Russian Peace Threat is the definitive story of US-Russia relations spanning more than a century of America’s efforts to eliminate Russia as an obstacle to its global supremacy. The book details the ongoing saga of encirclement, proxy wars, demonization, coups, invasions, and accelerating drift toward the abyss of nuclear confrontation. MUST read for any American.
Winning a Future War: War Gaming and Victory in the Pacific War - Naval War College Decisive Contribution to World War II Victory, Tests of Alternative Strategies With Warships and Carrier Aviation
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 150,550. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
For much of the inter-war period, the Naval War College was the Navy’s primary think tank. War gaming was the means the college used to test alternative strategies, tactics, evolving naval aviation, and warship types in a way that the Navy’s full-scale exercises could not.
Memories of the Spanish Civil War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,180. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » European
This e-book consists of an English translation of the book published by the author in Italian in 1972 called 'Ricordi della Guerra di Spagna'. In it he recounts his experiences of the Spanish Civil War.
Two Case Studies of Successful Strategic Communication Campaigns - Personal Experiences in Bosnia Stabilization Force (SFOR) and Formation of U.S. Africa Command, Pettigrew's Triangle and Propaganda
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
Strategic communication has historically been cited as a weakness in U.S. military operations, both at the operational and strategic levels. Numerous studies have highlighted problems with U.S. abilities to promote a coherent message and influence the environment to be favorable to its strategic interests.
Custodio García Rovira El estudiante mártir
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,660. Language: Spanish. Published: March 25, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History
La historia de la guerra de independencia de los países latinoamericanos aún está por contarse. En esta obra el autor reconstruye con lujo de detalles y fidedignas fuentes bibliográficas el trasiego del prócer colombiano Custodio Gracía Róvira un valeroso intelectual y patriota que ofrendó su vida en defensa de la libertad y la creación de la vida republicana en el continente. Recomendado 100%