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We Were Soldiers Too: A Historical Look at Germany During the Cold War From the US Soldiers Who Served There
Series: We Were Soldiers Too. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,630. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Finalist for eBook of the Year General Nonfiction and Finalist for Book of the Year Nonfiction Military History in 2016 and #1 Amazon Best Seller in Cold War History for 5 Weeks. Ground zero for a nuclear war was just over an hour northeast of Frankfurt, Germany near the small town of Fulda. It was the only terrain in West Germany where the massive Soviet military could cross into Europe.
Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,940. Language: American English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » War
Sherpatude No. 26: "Humor is a combat multiplier ..." Armed with deadpan snark and poker-faced patriotism—and rooted in the coffee-black soil and plain-spoken voice of the American Midwest—journalist-turned-poet Randy Brown (sometimes writing as "Charlie Sherpa") reveals behind-the-scenes stories of U.S. soldier-citizenship. From Boot Camp to Bagram, Afghanistan. And back home again.
Layers: A Desert Storm Veteran and September 11
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Essays
On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever when four planes crashed, including one that struck the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Linda Maye Adams describes the events of the day in Washington DC from a Desert Storm veteran’s perspective. This story moves chronologically through what happened and how it impacted the people who lived in that area, capturing the emotion of an unforgettable day.
Soul Feast: Feeding the Not-so-Religious Soul
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,930. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Soul food” is more than just a particular kind of food, it’s something to feed the deepest parts of who we are, parts often terribly malnourished! It can be hard to find this kind of “soul food” to fit your finicky palette, especially if you don’t particularly have a liking for pious religion. Shared by by an Army Chaplain who’s been feeding irreligious, picky Soldiers for years!
Chimps with Nukes
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
Can't Fool All of the People All of the Time: The Email Counterstory to the Bush AWOL Blackout
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,250. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » History » North America
October 2003, former journalist, sister of a Vietnam War casualty, and former Army nurse, Maureen A. Griswold's online exposé of George W. Bush's military record garnered a huge response. Responses to her articles about Bush's wartime AWOL/desertion in Can't Fool All of the People All of the Time is a compelling experience and illumination about U.S. journalism in wartime.
A Common Bond II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,730. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by MilSpeak Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » History » Military
This eloquent anthology, carefully stitched together by veteran Richard Epstein, contains poetry, prose, and songs written by 21 Memorial Day Writers' Project participants, and spans 1993 – 2011, a period in United States history that began in peacetime and has stretched into the longest war fought since Viet Nam. This sampling will make your heart bleed, but your soul will smile.
Triptychs: A 'Nam Marine's Now and Then
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Laugh, cry, and experience your own flashbulb moment of clarity as the story of a year in combat unfolds in this linked series of poems, photosculpture, and flash memoir.
Korean Echoes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Korean Echoes draws the reader into piecing together a puzzle, each piece a small measure of the Korean War soldier's world, a world wholly embedded in the deepest design at the heart of human experience, embedded as if words were shrapnel.
Lies From The Past: A Viet Nam Tale
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011 by Penhall Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When David is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the news is less brutal than was losing his dear love Maggie in the killing fields of Vietnam in 1969. The certainty of his own death motivates him to round up his Army buddies for a visit to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Then their mutual lifelong struggles with unresolved lies send the men back to Vietnam in a desperate search for answers.