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Soldiers of Misfortune? Blackwater USA, Private Military Security Contractors (PMSCs), Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaigns, DynCorp, Zapata, Kroll by Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the role of security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. From analysis of these two missions, it draws broad lessons from which it derives concrete recommendations to improve the conduct of further missions.
Searching the Skies: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program - BMEWS, SAGE, NORAD, PAVE PAWS, Spacetrack, Safeguard, Ground Observer Corps (GOC), Whirlwind by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study provides the basis for identifying, understanding, and evaluating DoD radar facilities associated with the Cold War.
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
The Emerging Shield: The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense, 1945-1960 - NORAD, Dew Line, SAGE, BOMARC, SAC, Early Warning Systems, Radar Fence, Atom Bomb Impact by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,290. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The volume begins with the U.S. Army Air Service's involvement with air defense in World War I and traces the story through to the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Ghosts of '45: Japan's War Legacy and National Purpose by Geoffrey E. Hill
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
If you are Tea Party, this book is not for you, but if you’re mainstream, this book will give you a solid background as to why Japan has never really escaped from its right-wing past and is now embracing a sharp turn further to the right under the current leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This scenario has serious consequences for US policy and could be very costly,
Cloudy with a Chance of Ambrosia (Parables of PTSD) by David Lefavor
Price: Free! Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
June 27th is “National PTSD Awareness Day”. A thoughtful reading of this book will foster a clear and deeper understanding and appreciation for the all too tragic, but at times hidden, wounds afflicting the lives of over 20% of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as well as the lingering trauma of nearly 31% of Vietnam veterans. Awareness and understanding constitute the first step toward healing.
Old World ... New World: From a picnic at La Perouse to the Western Front by Tony Matchett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Australia was, is, and always will be a nation of immigrants. Old World … New World provides backgrounds to the author's grandparents’ formative years in northern and southern England and in Redfern, Sydney, their experiences during four years of world war, and their familial relationships and tragedies from the 1920s to Sara Ongley’s death in 1977.
The Unauthorized Movement of Nuclear Weapons and Mistaken Shipment of Classified Missile Components: An Assessment - USSTRATCOM, Root Cause Analysis, Doom 99 B-52 Mission, McPeak, Rumsfeld by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study team was tasked with researching and writing a case study to investigate how the Air Force can reinvigorate the handling, operation, and maintenance discipline of nuclear weapons that characterized nuclear operations standards and culture at the height of the Cold War.
The Neglect of Long-Range Escort Development During the Interwar Years (1918-1943) - P-51 Mustang, Martin B-10 Bomber, Boeing P-26, Consolidated B-30, Major General Claire Chennault by Progressive Management
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper discusses the relationship between the development of air power doctrine and the development of long-range escorts for strategic bombardment in World War II.
The Development of Air Doctrine in the Army Air Arm 1917-1941 - Hap Arnold, Chennault, Douhet, Mitchell, Foulois, Drum Board, Alexander de Seversky, General Eaker, World War I and II by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph recounts the development of air doctrine in the Army air arm from 1917 to 1941. It includes concepts, both strategic and tactical, that emerged during World War I and the period following, up to the entry of the United States into World War II.
TO THE SWISS ALPS VIA VENICE and three weeks of fantastic skiing up close to the Matterhorn and the Eiger by GORDON J R SMITH
Price: Free! Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This Ebook is the third in a series of Ebooks that describes the last exciting leg of my first tour of the Continent, when I visited Venice and Milan before going through the Simplon tunnel into Switzerland for three weeks of fantastic skiing in the famous mountain resorts of Zermatt and Grindelwald, where I skied up close to the famous Matterhorn and the menacing north wall of the Eiger.
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools - Wargaming, Clausewitz, Iraq, Petraeus, Afghanistan, Tommy Franks, Dr. Strange, War Against Terrorism, Hurricane Katrina, Post 9/11 by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools is designed to be used as a handbook for developing campaign plans at the US Army Command and General Staff College.
The Paradox of Power: Sino-American Strategic Restraint in an Age of Vulnerability - China and the U.S., Chinese Nuclear Weapons, Space, Cyberspace, Strategic Power, Cyber Warfare by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book assesses the prospect of U.S.-Chinese competition in these domains (nuclear, space, and cyber) and develop three related analytic findings upon which their recommendations are built.
The United States Army Air Arm - April 1861 to April 1917, Wright Brothers, Curtiss and Burgess Airplanes, Air Fatalities, Balloons, Airships, Early Planes, Signal Corps, Aviation School by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,980. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This important official monograph recounts the development of aviation in the United States Army from April 1861, when the Army first became interested in balloons as a means of observation, to April 1917, when America entered World War I.
Montana: Then and Now by Aaron Parrett
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Bangtail Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
On the occasion of Montana's 150th territorial anniversary, and with a perspective born from a lifetime's devotion to the history of his home state, author Aaron Parrett compares where we started with where we are today, and along the way shows us a Montana we never could have previously imagined.
Enormous Stories: Hard-Boiled Cleveland Journalism by James Renner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
A collection of short nonfiction by Cleveland journalist James Renner.
Confronting Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea Military Threat, Human Rights Abuses, ROK-U.S. Military Alliance, Kim Regime, A.Q. Khan, Sinking of the Cheonan by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,080. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
The Korean Peninsula was and is in a state of flux. More than 60 years after the war that left the country divided, the policies and unpredictability of the North Korean regime, in conjunction with the U.S. alliance with South Korea and the involvement of China in the area, leave the situation there one of the most capricious on the globe.
Countering the al-Shabaab Insurgency in Somalia: Lessons for U.S. Special Operations Forces - Mogadishu, Somali Terrorism, al-Qaeda, Relations with Ethiopia and Kenya by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 96,820. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This work provides a meaningful context to al-Shabaab and the Somali milieu. Al Shabaab has been pushed from all of its major strongholds by a robust international effort, and its violent Salafism has alienated many Somalis.
Russia's Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences - Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, al-Qaeda, Islamic Unrest, Grozny, Beslan Incident, Tsarnaev Brothers by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,070. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
This monograph examines the underlying issues behind the continuing low-level Islamist insurgency movement in the Russian North Caucasus.