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Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939: The Flying Circus, Planes versus Ships, the Air Corps, Airmail, Building an Air Force, Crew Training, Operations, Coastal Defense, Acrobatics, Civil Affairs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 263,320. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Historians generally agree that the birth of American air power occurred in the two decades between the world wars, when airmen in the U.S. Army and Navy forged the aircraft, the organization, the cadre of leadership, and the doctrines that formed a foundation for the country to win the air war in World War II.
Mystic Seafarer's Trail: Secrets behind the 7 Wonders, Titanic's Shoes, Captain Sisson's Gold, and Amelia Earhart's Wedding
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Journey to and from the center of adventure--Mystic, Connecticut. Includes little known facts behind Mystic’s pizza, "7 Wonders," hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus information on area shipwrecks, Amelia Earhart's wedding, Benedict Arnold’s treachery and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost.
Apache Wrath: Riding the Dragon
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,790. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Flying at 120 knots with the unique roar from its aerodynamic rotors and twin turbines the AH64 Apache is the world's most fearsome attack helicopter its pilots refer to it as 'Riding the Dragon'. The Taliban would more often than not flee rather than suffer its 30mm cannon, 2.75 rockets or Hellfire missiles.
Afghan Heat: SAS Operations in Afghanistan
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,670. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Afghan Heat is a fast paced story of an SAS operative on operations in Afghanistan, from SAS selection through to a tour on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The book follows individual operations where special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology are fused together - in order to capture key figures or simply take out an enemy stronghold.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,340. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Historier fra gruvesamfunnet på Løkken Verk. Oppveksten gav oss uendelig mye, men kanskje det viktigste av alt - vi lærte verdien av solidaritet. I et samfunn preget av klasseskille og konfrontasjoner opplevde vi et utrolig sterkt samhold når det røynet på. Ingen kan vokse opp i et slikt samfunn uten å bli sterkt påvirket skriver forfatteren. Denne boka gir deg historier som påvirket han.
Fanebæreren
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Forfatteren Johnny Kristensens oppvekst i Bjørnli like vest for gruvebyen Løkken Verk har gitt inspirasjon til denne boka. Her drar han glemselens slør til side og ser tilbake på en tid i vår nyere historie, de første etterkrigsårene. På en usminket måte tar han oss med inn i et pulserende norsk industristed i 40- og 50 åra.
Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When a rural electrification program, based on the cooperative concept, was put in place in the mid-forties, farmers were quick to take advantage of centralized power. Through self help and innovation, over 90 per cent of Alberta farms were electrified within a decade. Life on the farm evolved “from the candle to the computer” within the span of a generation.
Croniquilla de Contratación
Price: Free! Words: 96,230. Language: Spanish. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Al leer esta modesta Croniquilla le ruego sea benévolo con ella. Dispense los grandes errores. El autor no tuvo siquiera escuela primaria. El niño leproso estaba proscrito de las aulas oficiales y privadas. Se le consideraba amenaza social horripilante. Fue escrita con honestidad; la verdad campea en la denuncia.
Letters From Grandpa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Every letter in this collection can change your life - reinforcing an old perspective or revealing flaws in human habit with one of a kind observations. Together these letters stand as the wisdom of a century, a great philosophical work arising from a nation's commitment to freedom and liberty; And a passionate love of language and correspondence between a loving grandpa and his grandchildren.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: 2012 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, plus U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Supplement to the Dictionary
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 237,330. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States.
George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Biography
"George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang" is the first complete biography of a colorful and influential physicist who instigated the modern Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. The book, rich in anecdotes reflecting Gamow's humorous and clowning side, is a detailed account of his scientific insights and contributions.
Fire Effects of Bombing Attacks - The Firebombing and Destruction of Hamburg and Dresden in World War II by Incendiary Attack, Fire Storms, Effectiveness of Barriers, Japanese Fire Bombing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The enormous effectiveness of fire as a weapon of war was demonstrated in World War II. Structural damage caused by fire accounted for 80 percent of the total damage to the cities attacked by airborne weapons.
Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Debunking the Mythology - Historical Context, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Limitations of Arms Control, Russian Nuclear Weapon Security, Proliferation
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,450. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
This paper offers a concise summary of many of the difficult issues presented in addressing this category of weapons within nuclear policy and posture, and particularly within the arms control arena. Its four direct findings are worthy of full consideration and debate as we rethink the place and role of tactical nuclear weapons.
Windows Into the Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,580. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » Biography
"Windows Into the Past" is my recollection of growing up on a farm in south Mississippi during the depression. In a series of connected short stories, it highlights the part I played as a young girl and the hard work and pleasures of farm life. It shows how kids can not only survive, but thrive, under unthinkable conditions while doing chores that were dangerous but expected.
Conduct of the Persian Gulf War - Final Report To Congress - Invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Maritime Interception, Air and Ground Campaign
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 387,580. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report discusses the conduct of hostilities in the Persian Gulf theater of operations. It includes: a list of fatalities; prisoners of war; U.N. resolutions; intelligence; Special Operations Forces; environmental terrorism; women in the combat zone; media in the battlefield; and weapon performance.
Six Years From Home
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » War
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Six Years From Home tells of the events and atrocities a young American boy experienced when he was caught in Yugoslavia (Croatia) at the outbreak of World War II.
Afghanistan Brigade Combat Team (BCT) - Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Unity of Effort Reference Guide, Observations, Insights, and Lessons
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a reference guide for brigade combat team (BCT) commanders and staffs, Battalion commanders and staffs, Provincial reconstruction team (PRT) commanders and staffs, and U.S. government/interagency (IA) representatives serving with BCTs, battalions, and PRTs.
Great Delaware Sports Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,210. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » American
What's your Delaware sports IQ? That's the question Delawareans are asking each other with the publication of the book, THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK. THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK is the only book ever devoted the sporting heritage in the First State.
Iraq Handbook: Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) - Observations, Insights, and Lessons, including Provincial Data and Guide to Provinces
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The government of Iraq is successfully transitioning from combating an insurgency and rebuilding its infrastructure to a strong sovereign state that no longer requires U.S. government assistance.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Army Handbook for Self-Development - Strengths, Weaknesses, Roles, Responsibilities, Learning and Motivation, Roadblocks, Milestones (Professional Format Series)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,400. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army publication draws on lessons from the field, educational and leadership research, and applicable Army regulations and doctrine to provide you with state-of-the-art guidance on designing and implementing your own program of self-development.