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To the Shores of Tripoli
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.00 from 1 review)
This is an historical fiction about the US Marines and Navy during the First Barbary War. While the three protagonists are fictional characters representing all Marines who served, most of the others are actual historical figures.
The Roman Gladiator Referee’s Handbook
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
"Ave Caesar. We who are about to die salute you". Or maybe not. Gladiators, lions, tigers, chariot racing, wrestlers, executioners, dancing girls, musicians, comedians, emperors and slaves, the Games had it all. And the referee had to keep them all in order - somehow.
Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The correspondence between Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, the Methodist sponsor, and her distant cousin George Washington in the 1780s shaped American immigration policy, the Westward Expansion, attitudes towards slavery and Native American rights, and religious pluralism. This is its history, in context.
The Development of Ballistic Missiles in the United States Air Force 1945-1960 - Atomic Missiles, Project MX-774, Thor, ICBM Squadrons, Atlas and Titan, IRBM, Pilotless Aircraft
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,420. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume attempts to correct the imbalance by telling the story of the development of Air Force ballistic missiles. It concentrates on the first generation of ballistic missiles: the intercontinental Atlas and Titan, and the intermediate range Thor.
Atlas and Titan Space Operations at the Cape, 1993 - 2006 - Atlas V and Titan IV, Complex 41, EELV Program
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study addresses ATLAS and TITAN programs, ATLAS V facility improvements, and individual missions involving ATLAS and TITAN space launches at Cape Canaveral from 1993 through 2006.
The Evolution of U.S. Strategic Command and Control and Warning, 1945-1972 - Cold War Nuclear Issues, Soviet Threat, Ballistic Missiles, Custody of Atomic Bombs, Command Posts, DEW, BMEWS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,860. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report is a fascinating, candid, and comprehensive review of the controversies and complex issues facing U.S. military and civilian leaders in the Cold War era, from decisions about the custody and control of atomic bombs to the arcane world of MAD, DEFCON, BMEWS, and strategic command and control systems.
The Daniel O'Connell series. Book 2 - Marriage and a Duel
Series: Daniel O'Connell, the Last King of Ireland, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,470. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
This is the second in the Daniel O’Connell series of LiteBite Books. It takes us from the end of the last book in 1800, which was the year of the Act of Union between England and Ireland, to 1828 when at the famous Clare Election he was elected to Parliament. That election was the culmination of a series of Catholic electoral victories in Ireland, but these were, one might think, Pyrrhic Victory.
TWA 800:Accident or Incident?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,330. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Saint Gaudens Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
Was the TWA 800 airliner disaster an accident or act of terror. This insightful, in-depth analysis of the facts and possible alternative answers to the deadly crash.
The Cape: Military Space Operations 1971-1992 - USAF Space Programs, Space Shuttle, Titan Rocket, Delta II, Navstar, Atlas/Centaur, Starbird, Red Tigress
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the companion volume to an earlier work, "The 6555th: Missile and Space Launches Through 1970." It presents the Air Force's space launch operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) from the beginning of 1971 through 2 July 1992.
The 6555th Missile and Space Launches Through 1970, Post-War Legacy, Matador, Bomarc, Snark, Navaho, Thor, Atlas and Minuteman Ballistic Missile, Thor, Titan II and Gemini Program
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The present work is a mosaic of the 6555th's history over the first two decades of its existence. It covers the golden age of Air Force missile and space launch vehicle flight tests at Cape Canaveral, and it ends shortly after the 6555th closed out its last ballistic missile flight test program (the MINUTEMAN III) in 1970.
Evolved Expendable Launch Operations at Cape Canaveral 2002-2009 - EELV Atlas V and Delta IV Rockets, Launch Operations, Commercial, Civil, and Military Space Operations, Complex 41
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,100. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This study addresses ATLAS V and DELTA IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) operations at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It features all the EELV missions launched from the Cape through the end of Calendar Year (CY) 2009.
The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953 Significant Events - The Korean War, First All-Jet Air Battle, New Weapons Systems, New Tactics
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The chronology points out the relationship of these operations to the land battle, naval operations, and important political and diplomatic events. It also identifies such USAF historical firsts as the first all-jet air battle, the introduction of new weapons systems, and the initiation of tactics, techniques, or procedures that had a major impact on later air operations.
In the Face of Evil
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,920. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
In the Face of Evil is the extraordinary true story of a young girl’s coming of age. and a National Jewish Book Award Finalist. It is a timeless story of the upheavals of war, the tenacious endurance of love and the resilience of the human spirit. It is an epic journey through the nightmare of the Holocaust—the single most defining moment in modern history.
199th Light Infantry Brigade Redcatcher MP
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,810. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mickey put his heart and soul into his book about his three tours in the Vietnam War. He brings to life the men he served with and treasured as friends as well as the Vietnamese people he grew to know and respect. He describes everything he saw and felt about the country in vivid detail. That includes the horrors of war as well as the men's feverish efforts to block their worries and fears.
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 122,830. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Instead of talking about the rights of women, these frontier women grabbed the opportunity to become landowners by homesteading in the still wild west of the early 1900s. Here they tell their stories in their own words-through letters and articles of the time-of adventure, independence, foolhardiness, failure, and freedom.
The People's Warrior
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This story is told through the eyes of eight-year-old Andy Johansson, who along with his family set off in a wagon train for the Montana gold fields. The wagon train is massacred while Andy is away, and he’s captured by a young Sioux warrior who believes Andy is a spirit sent to him by the Great Wakhan Thanka.
Athens, WI: The Place Where Time Stood Still
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 36,770. Language: American English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The real power of memory lies in the richness of experience a town such as Athens offered. Daily we played, fished, swam and hung out together. We were inseparable from our friends. How often in any personʼs life does someone buried deep in your memory, someone you have not spoken to in five decades call to say, “Eddie! Remember me!”
Rearming for the Cold War 1945-1960 - History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense - Nuclear Weapons, Missiles and Rockets, Nuclear Navy, Air Force Bombers, Atomic Army
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 326,440. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume is a history of the acquisition of major weapon systems by the United States armed forces from 1945 to 1960, the decade and a half that spanned the Truman and Eisenhower administrations following World War II.
History of the Redstone Missile System - Design, Test, Project Orbiter, Jupiter-C, Explorer, Operation Hardtack, Army Missile Transport Program, Project Mercury
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,140. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This fascinating and informative history of the Army's Redstone missile traces its complex development from the beginning through its use in the Mercury manned space program for NASA.
Run, Run, Run: A Young Boy's Journey through the Cambodian Tragedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Survival is the game - death must be avoided. How to avoid the genocide? Even more problematic, how does a five year old boy escape starvation, execution, and fatal illness? How can a young boy maintain family ties when Pol Pot is cutting families apart by assignment to different, far removed camps? This is the story. It is a true story and is utterly amazing. In the survivor's own words.