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21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Guide to Services Contingency Planning: Beddown (Air Force Handbook 10-247, Volume 1) - BEAR Systems, Prime RIBS, Shelters and Tents
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 47,980. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This guide provides planners with an overview of the beddown assets, tasks, and basic procedures required for Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) bare base operations.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Civil Engineer Guide to Expeditionary Force Protection (Air Force Handbook 10-222, Volume 3) - Barriers, Bollards, Barricades
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 43,630. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This handbook supports force protection training outlined in AFI 10-210, Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Program. It describes expeditionary force protection tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) Air Force (AF) civil engineers can use to protect critical assets including personnel, facilities and equipment during deployments.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Camp Planning for Displaced Persons (Air Force Handbook 10-222) - Safety, Gender Considerations, USAID, Humanitarian Relief, NGOs, Multinational Forces
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » History » Military
Camp construction for displaced persons (DPs) falls within military Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA) operations. The tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) associated with FHA throughout this handbook can be directly applied to displaced persons camp planning and construction.
Spies of the First World War
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The use of spies during war has a very long history, going back to the beginnings of warfare itself. In The Art of War, which is believed to have been written in the sixth century BCE, the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu wrote about the advantages to be gained from knowing your enemy and stressed the importance of cultivating those people who were in a position to spy on them.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Bare Base Assets (Air Force Handbook 10-222 Volume 2) - NAVAIDS, Radar, Shelters, Medical Support, Facilities, Equipment, Fueling
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This handbook describes Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) Air Force civil engineers are likely to site, install, or operate in an expeditionary field environment. It provides a brief overview of major systems and equipment, along with applicable technical references.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Civil Engineer Guide to Fighting Positions, Shelters, Obstacles, and Revetments (Air Force Handbook 10-222, Volume 14)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 52,690. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Force protection is a commander's top priority in any military operation. For this reason, civil engineers must always be aware of the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used to protect our forces, particularly in hostile environments.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Guide to Bare Base Mechanical Systems (Air Force Handbook 10-222, Volume 12) - Water Heater, Refrigerator, FDECU, Portable Heater
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This handbook contains guidance on setting up and operating mechanical systems commonly encountered during bare base operations.
A Diary for 1849
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Elihu Beard's Diary of 1849 represents a very personal view of America during its greatest period of transition and conflict. This remarkable young student of a Quaker family shares his thoughtful views on issues of his day, many of which still have pertinence today.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1971-1973 - Defoliation, Agent Orange, Herbicide Operations, Troop Withdrawals, LINEBACKER, Collapse of South Vietnam
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 230,070. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
The volume describes the formulation of policies and decisions that completed the US withdrawal from Vietnam and shifted the burden of combat to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1969-1970 - Nixon Takes Over, Atrocities, Invasion of Cambodia, Vietnamization and Pacification, PHOENIX Program, Ho Chi Minh
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 169,920. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume provides an unusual and, it is hoped, illuminating perspective about US policy during the latter part of the Vietnam War. Mr. Willard J. Webb wrote practically the entire manuscript while the war was still in progress and its outcome was unknowable.
Mama Say's It's Hogwash: A Texas Woman Comes of Age in Rosebud
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » American
This book reveals one little girl’s struggle to maturity in a small town and in a large family, her parents and seven siblings. The times of 1930s and 1940s encompassed such disasters as the Great Depression and World War II.
Grey Blue Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,450. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi. Author Daniel Mabrey Taylor has based his novel on true accounts taken from family letters, journals, and other historical documents.
Inherited Secrets
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A chance Internet search started an avalanche of information for one woman. It lead to the discovery that the family she had erroneously judged to be the most boring in existence, was actually a spider web mired in secrets that spanned the range of murder, embezzlement and greed, involving a wide array of characters that encompassed Hollywood and the highest ranking officials in Washington, D.C.
Titanic: The Legend, Myths And Folklore
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » North America
As the pride of White Star Line - RMS Titanic sank beneath the surface of the freezing North-Atlantic Ocean, the story of Titanic was born. That story has become full of stories within itself.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1960-1968, Part 3 - Rolling Thunder, TET Offensive, Domestic Dissent, Quest for Talks, Strengthening the RVNAF
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,120. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
Part III of The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam, 1960-1968, describes the formulation of policies and decisions during the years 1967-1968, the period during which the United States military escalation in Southeast Asia culminated.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1960-1968, Part 2 - Johnson and McNamara, Escalation in South Vietnam, Tonkin Gulf, Saigon, Rolling Thunder
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 297,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume describes those JCS activities related to developments in Vietnam during the period 1964-1966. At times, the role of the Joint Chiefs in events in Vietnam may appear to be submerged in the description of foreign relations, politics, economics, and other areas having little to do with military matters.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - The War in Vietnam 1960-1968, Part 1 - Eisenhower and Kennedy, Laos, Communist Offensive, McNamara and the Buildup, Defoliation, Fall of Diem
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 244,230. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
Written to complement The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy series, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam focuses upon the activities of the Joint Chiefs that were concerned with events in Vietnam.
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers
Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » European
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » North America
In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants.
A History of the East African Coast
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,650. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This book tells the history of the East African coast from ancient times to today, from the slave markets and clove plantations of Zanzibar, to the stone towns of the Lamu Archipelago, to the fight for control of Mombasa and its great bastion, Fort Jesus. It tells the stories of Zanzibari sultans, Swahili merchants, Portuguese explorers and Christian missionaries in an epic story of 4000 years.