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Marking Time
By Edward Brandwein
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
Singing for the Tears of the Moon
By YoonOk Kim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
“The land of my Korean ancestors was invaded and occupied by the Heavenly Emperor. The land of the ancestors of Native Americans was invaded and occupied by the Heavenly Settlers.” This narrative nonfiction tells how I began to commune with Mother Nature and realize my strong affinity to Native Americans during my healing. Maybe Mother Nature speaks through the soil?
Titanic, A Search For Answers
By Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
USN VA-42 Grumman A-6 Intruder pilots tribute
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Once the Grumman A-6 Intruder was the only US Navy attack plane that could fly in all-weathers this small combat plane able to carry a massive bomb-load to the enemy complete its mission and return to the carrier. This is the story of a CVN attack mission with a graphic description from an A-6 pilot the intense concentration of take-offs at night with a full load and the relief of the 'thump'...
Paris, capitale du XIX siècle
By Walter Benjamin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: French. Published: April 14, 2011 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Dans ce livre, Walter Benjamin choisit d’écrire non seulement une « histoire sociale de Paris au XIXe siècle », mais aussi une tentative d'interprétation globale du XIXe siècle et de son équivoque modernité.
The History of Lufthansa post-WW II
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
From the end of WW I Lufthansa was without doubt the premier airline in Europe with its very successful Junkers J-13 transport. Whilst the airline did continue to fly throughout WW II the last flights made in early 1945 post-war with the Allies ban on all German aviation activities it was not until 1956 that regular Lufthansa services took to the air for it to become one of the world leaders again
Chadwick 'Roy' designer of Avro airplanes
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The airplane that established the Avro Company was designed in WW I by A V Roe the Avro 504 biplane trainer that was later adapted as a night-fighter for Home Defense. Subsequently a great number of Avro designs were the work of 'Roy' Chadwick who's first WW II twin R-R Vultee-engined bomber the Manchester was a failure that became the successful Lancaster with its post-war Lincoln and Shackleton
Cold War Red Stars in East Germany
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
During the 'Cold War' the Soviets based their 16th Air Force in East Germany and until the collapse of the USSR in 1991 had several thousand fixed and rotary-winged airplanes based on East German soil. When the Berlin Wall came down the Germans wanted the Soviets to leave and they did eventually but not without cost Read about the occupation and the withdrawal and a typical day on a Soviet base.
Russian Test Pilot - Anatoli Kvochur A biography
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In Soviet Aviation under Joseph Stalin and post WW II the 'Cold War' and Glasnost the testing of Soviet military civil and experimental types have always been of great interest to me(see other Smashwords Editions on this subject. Many Soviet test pilots have received the highest honors for their work in this field of aviation. Anatoli Kvochur was a leading CIS test pilot this is his story...
Electronic Warfare
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As a former avionics engineer in a previous life this one is for the 'tekkies' the past and present Ravens radar technicians and all associated with ancient and modern AI surveillance and intelligence-gathering. It is not too technical and should appeal to the aviation buffs with an interest in the RC-135 Nimrod RP.1 Sentinel and Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady and past and present Sigint Elint and DASS
Royal Australian Air Force - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As a long-time former resident of South Australia and with a Flt Sgt neighbor from the nearby Lockheed P-3 Orion base at RAAF Edinburgh this author thought it was time to pay tribute to the personnel past and present of the RAAF. This book is a brief history from the days of the AFC until the present with all the types operated and built by the indigenous GAF including some not so well known types
The True Story of the Death of Captain James Cook
By Jack Kelly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Native Hawaiians have long been confused by the history they learn at school, which doesn’t match up with the family stories they have heard so often from their elders. Drawing on oral histories and personal interviews with elderly Hawaiians, author Jack Kelly presents this first essay in a series of modern treatments of Hawaiian history.
My A Plus Alcoholic Father!
By YoonOk Kim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
My father was an angel when he was not drinking, but was a monster when drunk, beating my mom so badly and brutally. This narrative nonfiction tells the story of my father and how he became an alcoholic. I discovered that my father was the victims of TWO deadly bloody beatings. Dig up untold stories through my grandma’s eyes...
Christmas Patrol
By Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
a military experience of being on deployment at Christmas
1s Upon A Time
By Richard Kerr
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.00 from 1 review)
For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
Ramrod the Combat Snake
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Until the day a friendly FAC presented us combat pilots with a mascot, all any of us knew about snakes was that they were slimy creatures that could poison you, eat you, twist your bones, or crush you at their leisure. But that was before we came to know and love our squadron's resident reptile, whose name was ... RAMROD
XP-56 Northrop's Flying-Wing Fighter
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Since it was founded at Hawthorne, Calif, in August 1939 Northrop Aircraft Inc. (now Northrop Grumman)has enjoyed a large measure of success its designs based on the creative genius of the late Jack K Northrop the company made a special effort of swept-wing airplanes including experimental fighters and bombers the XF-23 advanced tactical fighter and XB-35, the XP-56 the first Flying-Wing fighter
North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union compared
By Dr. Olga Lazin
You set the price! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
NAFTA and the European Union Compared. Differences and similarities are taken up between the biggest free trade areas in the world. All countries are rushing to join FTAs with manageable trade, and of these Mexico has the most FTAs that is 34 signed to date.
Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving FACs in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in 1967, that the jet FACs began to take over in high threat areas. A former commander of the famed 8th Tac Fighter Wing Wolf FACs poignantly reminisces about these men and the mission.
Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
By Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base.