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Edith's Story
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,220. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by van Horton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
The moving story of 'the Anne Frank who lived,' Edith's Story is based on the diaries of a young Dutch girl who survived the Nazi Occupation hiding in plain sight, having found shelter with a courageous Protestant family. The rest of her family perished in the Holocaust. Winner of the Jewish Quarterly's Wingate Award, the audio-book Talkies Award, and translated into eight languages. A classic
Guide to Arctic Security and American Military Implications of Climate Change - Reemergence of the Arctic as a Strategic Location, Taking Command, Managing the Arctic Thaw, Future Naval Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight military reports and documents provide unique insights into Arctic security issues and American military implications of climate change.
Stand Against the Wind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014 by Running Quail Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Lourana Crawford Finney, a humble woman from the hills of Kentucky narrates this tale of her life. She recounts atrocities of the Civil War, slavery, Indian raids and the hardships and joys of her life. Lou stood strong and faced her challenges head on.
Surviving Yolanda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,330. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
"If asked I say think the Wizard of Oz and multiply by ten. Not really, no amount of CGI effects can capture the reality of being under attack by such a primeval force." On November 8th 2013 typhoon Yolanda tore across the Philippines leaving thousands dead and total destruction in its wake. This is the story of how one English family dealt with this life changing event and survived...just.
World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.
Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska: Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic - Oil and Gas, Mining, Shipping and Fisheries, Global Warming and Climate Change
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,000. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
This report, which focuses on the portions of the Arctic that are within U.S. jurisdiction, seeks to build upon those efforts by exploring common management approaches to address this rapidly changing region.
Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations - Mitigation, Containment, Countermeasures, Cleanup and Recovery, Environmental Effects
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
This "white paper" is a compilation of research on oil spills in ice-covered Arctic waters and recommendations for future work. We identify research entities in governmental, nongovernmental, industrial, and private organizations, and provide an inventory of research projects.
Arctic Scientific Research: Global Warming, Climate Change, Sea Ice Loss, Environmental Change, Human Health, Natural Resources, Civil Infrastructure, Indigenous Languages, Alaska, UNCLOS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Four reports from the federal government provide unique information about Arctic scientific research, including goals and objectives for five priority research goals.
U.S. Arctic Marine Transportation System: Overview and Priorities for Action 2013 - Climate Change Sea Ice Loss, Ecology, Ports, Hydrographic Surveys, Mapping, Navigation, Icebreaking, SAR
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Growth in human use of the Arctic illustrates the need, in both the short and longer term, for a more robust MTS infrastructure, whether for energy development, spill response, search and rescue, indigenous and environmental protections, or maritime law enforcement.
Breaking the Ice: Potential U.S. - Russian Maritime Conflict in the Arctic - Disputed Areas, Lomonosov Ridge, Bering Strait, Beaufort Sea, Northwest Passage, Hans Island, NATO Perspective, UNCLOS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,480. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Military
While war in the Arctic appears unlikely at present, this thesis analyzes why an escalation of territorial and resource disputes in the Arctic up to and including the use of force cannot and should not be ruled out.
American Arctic Policy and Plans: Obama National Strategy, Defense, DoD, NOAA, Coast Guard, Marine Corps Arctic Strategy, Assessing the Resource Gap in a Changing Arctic, Climate Change Impact
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,200. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Eight official U.S. government and military documents provide insights into the American strategy for dealing with the increasingly ice-free Arctic.
The Conflicts in Yemen and U.S. National Security - Yemeni Regional Politics and Saudi Arabia, Drones, Qat Chewing, al-Qaeda, War on Terror, Houthi Tribesmen Rebellion, Zaydi Shiite Sect, Kleptocracy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » History » Military
Yemen is not currently a failed state, but it is experiencing huge political and economic problems that can have a direct impact on U.S. interests in the region. It has a rapidly expanding population with a resource base that is limited and already leaves much of the current population in poverty.
Secret Weapon: High-value Target Teams as an Organizational Innovation - Iraq, Afghanistan, Taliban, al-Qaeda, Petraeus, Odierno, The Surge in Iraq, SOF, Tommy Franks, Task Force Freedom in Mosul
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study argues that interagency teams were a major catalyst in turning around the Iraq War, and that they will disappear from America's arsenal unless the knowledge base supporting the innovation can be secured.
Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 94,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by Prepper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be—and what they are today.
The Crescent and the Cross
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Two massive armies, two legendary leaders, two historic creeds, and one desperate battle that would determine the fate of Western Civilization for centuries to come….
Defense Science Board Task Force Report - Force Protection in Urban and Unconventional Environments: Training Regime, Tactical Intelligence, Red Teaming, Role for Technology, SSTR Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,240. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Force protection is not an end in itself. Furthermore, protecting the force is not only, or even mainly, about defensive measures. To the extent that "force protection" connotes bunkers and barbed wire, it is not a helpful term.
The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Roles - Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, Presidential Decision Directives, COIN and the Army
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 193,540. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the greater Global War on Terrorism have confronted civilian policymakers and senior military officers with a complex, fluid battlefield which demands kinetic and counterinsurgency capabilities.
Decisionmaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force - The Surge, General Casey, General Raymond Odierno, General David Petraeus, Ambassador Khalilzad
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
With this initial volume of its Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Key Decisions Monograph Series, the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) attempts to write about key decisions while they are still fresh in the memories of the participants.
Strategic Reflections: Operation Iraqi Freedom, July 2004 - February 2007 - President Bush, Iraq Elections, Petraeus, Abizaid, Zalmay Khalilzad, Military Operations in Baghdad, Insights for Leaders
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 96,410. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom were the first major wars of the 21st century. They will not be the last. They have significantly impacted how our government and military think about prosecuting wars.
A Comprehensive Approach to Improving U.S. Security Force Assistance (SFA) Efforts - DoD Programs to Train, Advise, and Assist Foreign Partners' Security Establishments
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
This Letort Paper analyzes the topic of Security Force Assistance (SFA) and provides some specific recommendations designed to improve U.S. performance. SFA may be a new term, but the activities themselves are familiar ones related to how the Department of Defense (DoD) works to train, advise, and assist foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives.