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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Deception: The Rise and Final Fall

by Brad Judy

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 328 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
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The U.S.S. La Porte (APA 151), The “Pearl of the Pacific”: Naval Ensign, Elliott LaMonte Brainard, (D), USNR, Officer of the Line, Relates His Experiences During World War II

by T. H. Logwood

The U.S.S. La PORTE (APA 151), The “Pearl of the Pacific, attack transport was an amazing ship. “The Way It Was Then”, At That Time, Out There, Never To Be Again! In the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of War, during World War II. The Personnel Insight and Experiences of a twenty-year old, Junior Naval Officer and his ship, from Commissioning to Decommissioning.As a very young, inexperienced, idealistic, young man, just out of high school at 18 years of age, then entering a local community college, having, been privileged to be raised by good, loving, caring parents, of a middle income family having one older brother and a twin sister. I felt blessed, adequately raised with self-confidence and protection with good sense and reasoning to do what I could for the war effort. I have taken time w...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 407 pages
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The Dark Pages of the Third Reich: Unique modern and old world war technology

by Dick W. Kerry

In the history of Nazi Germany, many unsolved mysteries remain. Those who are interested in the history of the Second World War are interested in such riddles of the Third Reich as the construction of dungeons and secret bases, as well as the fate of gold and museum valuables of Hitler's Germany.The book tells about the most diverse aspects and episodes of the Second World War: the role of occultism in the life of the Third Reich and the Nazi expeditions to Tibet; about the ominous order number 270 and penal battalions. It also describes many other secrets of Hitler's Germany.Content:Abduction of Eva BrownFailed flightOperation "Kaiserod""Werewolf" by General GehlenMystery of U-534Mystery of "Wilhelm Gustloff"Mystery of Königsberg CastleOperation "Greif"The Mystery of the Death of the Des...

Genre: History, Military
Size: 143 pages
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Sergeant to CEO: A Foster Kid's Lessons in Family, Fidelity, and Financial Success

by Sean P. Jensen

Climbing his way out of the foster care system and into the Marine Corps, Sean P. Jensen rebuilt his life to include a loving wife, family and the rediscovery of a Hawaiian heritage that illuminated his past, his character, and his way forward. Part of that way forward was founding Polu Kai Services.LLC in 2002, a construction and environmental services company that he grew from an initial investment of $1,600 to an Inc. 500 competitor that handles millions of dollars of government contracts. Though Polu Kai Services, LLC endured trouble that seemed terminal several times, learn how Sean leveraged his military training to navigate his fledgling company through those rough storms and into clearer seas....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, History, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 201 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The Fighting Spirit of Japan

by E. J.Harrison

At a time when the Japanese are leaders in the world marketplace, the American business community is becoming increasingly aware of an important connection between the ancient martial arts and Japanese business acumen. Written more than three decades ago, this timely and highly original work explores such fundamental principles as reliance on finesse rather than brute strength, and the ability to win by appearing to yield....

Genre: History, Military
Size: 259 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

King's Exile

by Christine Marion Fraser

England, 1917.

With the First World War raging, families across all social classes are suffering terrible upheaval.

The working class Grant family are forced to leave their childhood home of Rothiedrum to move to the daunting Dunmarnock Estate.

Little do they know that another little heartbeat accompanies them…

Evie Grant, the youngest daughter of Jamie and Maggie Grant, harbours an illegitimate secret that grows harder to conceal by the day.

With the father, her beloved Davie Grainger, at war and unaware of the legacy he has left behind, the deception threatens to engulf Evie.

Since going to the frontline, she’s heard no word from him.

Has he abandoned her or is he dead?

While E...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: 271 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. On April 22, 1915, the German military released 150 tons of chlorine gas at Ypres, Belgium. Carried by a long-awaited wind, the chlorine cloud passed within a few minutes through the British and French trenches, leaving behind at least 1,000 dead and 4,000 injured. This chemical attack, which amounted to the first use of a weapon of mass destruction, marks a turning point in world history. The preparation as well as the execution of the gas attack was orchestrated by Fritz Haber, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem. During World War I, Haber transformed his research institute into a center for the development of chemical weapons (and of the means of protection agains...

Genre: History, Military, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Chemistry
Size: 408 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

London's Burning

by Anthony J Bird

London, 1940.

The German Luftwaffe are about to start a bombing raid that will last for 57 consecutive nights.

A rag tag group of freshly-trained firemen, unfit to join the army, have assembled in the East End to contribute to the war effort.

Young Tom Sedgwick finds himself thrown into a unit with five other men, including the Jewish watchmaker’s son David Schwartkopf, and Sid Patterson, an ambitious boy who aims to prove himself to his father and on-off girlfriend Doris.

After just six weeks of training and the occasional household fire to deal with, the first of the bombings begins and the firemen do everything they can to keep the fire at bay.

Shift patterns go out the window as they find themselves working through th...

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 372 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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BUNKER 1945 - The Last Ten Days of ADOLF HITLER

by Christian Shakespeare

In 1923 during the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler threatened to blow his brains out. Twenty-two years later, he did. April 1945 – Berlin. The world had been at war for more than five-and-a-half years – approximately seventy million people were dead across the globe. The epicentre of the twelve-year-old Third Reich was now surrounded, enveloped by bitter Soviet forces hardened by Nazi barbarity in the east over the last four years. As the buildings were blasted into rubble, pounded by Russian guns and bombs, before their troops and tanks, Hitler was hunkered down in his last headquarters – the dark and damp bunker under the Reich Chancellery. As the Third Reich began to crumble as fast as the city’s buildings, what was the state of mind of the tyrant? Only his closest and fan...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, History, Europe, Military
Size: 180 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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American Helicopter of the Bell Company: Weapons and Air Forces of the World

by Dennis W. Miller

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Genre: History, Military
Size: 8.84 mb
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Abraham Lincoln: 300 Quotes By Abraham Lincoln: 300 Wise, Interesting And Thoughtful Quotes By The Legendary American President Abraham Lincoln

by Howard Taylor

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Education & Reference, Quotations
Size: 35.21 mb
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Contested Terrain

by D. A. Gray

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, United States, Nonfiction, American, Contemporary
Size: 100 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The Ghosts We Leave Behind

by Al Barrera

Some call them killers--hard men from the other side of the planet sent to collect the heads of their enemies and make peace with a gun.Freedom follows, along with all of its problems. Choice, and a lack of it. A world without the easy answers that come from being in a uniform.And the space where the two worlds collide. Where a man tries to reconcile the person he’s become with the one he was. A new kind of battlefield, where the ghosts of his past change everything he’s ever known....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His Army Life in a Black Regiment is a fascinating account of his time leading the slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 156 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid

by Martin Caidin

Thursday, October 14, 1943, two hundred and ninety one B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt.Sixty of those planes never returned and six hundred and fifty men were lost during the course of that mission.It was the greatest failure that the United States Air Force had ever suffered and became known as “Black Thursday”."Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid" is a brilliant account of that day that should never be forgotten....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 June 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Soldier: The Dennis Polisano Story, a Vietnam Soldier

by Claudette Cleveland

_The Soldier_ is a tender and warm story of a young man, some would say a mere kid, who was sent into the service and then to an unpopular war that was half a world away. He was sent from a close and happy family in an ideal climate to a swamp that was infested with snakes, leeches and bugs of all kinds. That soldier is Vincent Dennis Polisano, who was nicknamed ‘Polly’ by an army sergeant at his first roll call.The story spans this soldier’s life from his beginning to now. It gives us all food for thought as to how the traumatic experiences as a soldier can influence a person’s life. It shows how the service took a young teenager with sparkling eyes of hope and two years later gave us back a young man whose eyes had dulled from the horrors he had seen.Even though this story featur...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Military
Size: 111 pages
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Trench 31

by Clive Ward

At the outbreak of WW1, three young men from Derby answer Kitchener’s call for volunteers, they wave goodbye to their loved ones to set off on what they regard as an adventure. After months of training in Britain, they are sent to the front. The constant threat of artillery bombardment and the randomness of life and death soon dispel any thoughts they had of adventure. Close friendship and a dark sense of humour is the only thing that makes life bearable in the horror they face in the trenches. In memory of Private Bertram Allen Ward, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Lest we forget....

Genre: History, Military
Size: 109 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Beyond the Wire: A Soldier's Perspective on the Iraq War

by Ross Bryan

Squinting from a one-two punch of exhaustion and the eerie faded-brass hue of a desert sun that doesn't take breaks and never seems to want to, I’m trying to decide just how in the hell I ended up here. Here, being Iraq. Cavalry Scout. In the Army for that matter. Perhaps if I thought long and hard enough I could remember. I knew for damn sure that I had no shortage of time to work it out.

My journey had started 6,250 miles to the west in a crumbling Ohio mill town called Ashtabula. I had spent the better part of a year at a 3rd shift job in a factory on the far end of town, trying not to lose myself in the mullets and meth of the American Midwest. Then came 9/11. The images of those airplanes slamming into the NYC skyline like lawn darts playing on a constant loop on CNN. ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 176 pages
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Rating: 2.70 / 5
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The Conclusion

by George M. Papa

Living through the Vietnam War was a commanding experience in my life. All of the key events of this retelling did happen, just as indicated. This book takes you with me and my platoon on several ‘search and destroy’ missions through the triple canopy jungle just below the dividing line between North and South Vietnam, DMZ....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Asia, Military
Size: 369 pages
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Almighty: Allmachtig

by P.G.R. Wright

Just before the outbreak of World War II, Fabienne, a young German girl flees her abusive, widowed father and takes a job, caring for disabled children in a home on the outskirts of Berlin. When Jurgen, a young soldier, turns up on the doorstep of the home, asking if he can take Fabienne to the local dance, the women running the organisation agree, against their better judgement. Soon the young couple are in love.With the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, comes persecution of anyone seen to be “inferior to the German master race”. This includes children with disabilities and Fabienne and the women flee the Nazi wrath, taking the vulnerable children with them on an epic journey across Germany. Some will survive the Nazi punishments, others will not. But in the background is her relati...

Genre: History, Military, Genre Fiction, War
Size: 310 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Soldier's Diary 1893-1918: From Philadelphia to the Philippines,Crawfish Jesse Tells It Like It Was

by Jesse Davisson

Digging into one’s family history can reveal unusual surprises. In my case, I recently discovered my great-grandfather, Jesse C. Davisson’s first-hand account of his 25-year military experience during an epic period in American history.Jesse was no angel when he first joined the Army in 1893 as an ordinary young man in Philadelphia. His diary follows his subsequent adventures––from learning to ride horse with the 7th Cavalry and befriending Indian Scouts to surviving ambushes and water-boarding prisoners––all while serving in the American Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection and World War I. A Soldier’s Diary 1893-1918: From Philadelphia to the Philippines, Crawfish Jesse Tells It Like It Was reveals the good and the bad in our human character. I...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: 159 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Candy Bomber: Untold Stories from the Berlin Airlift's Uncle Wiggly Wings

by Gail S. Halvorsen

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Military
Size: 306 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

War Pilot Memoirs: A Mirror on 1939 (War Pilots Book 1)

by J. Anomdeplume

The historian in each of us craves such stories: young Frenchman in a 1938 archery contest against our “Fritz”; real life cloak-and-dagger in Damascus; the thoughts of a fighter pilot, ammunition depleted, as he ducked under the wing of a Flying Fortress. As if listening to war stories from your grandfather or another veteran, turn these pages, dear Reader, with enthusiasm. It is a global odyssey, with an intriguing uneven flow as if notes scribbled into a journal, and it is cliffhanger nonfiction.
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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Travel, History, Military, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies
Size: 207 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Swarm Troopers: How small drones will conquer the world

by David Hambling

Small unmanned aircraft are already transforming warfare, with hand-launched scouts like the Raven and lethal tactical drones like Switchblade already in use by US forces.

A bigger revolution is on the way, as swarming software allows a single operator to control large numbers of drones, and smartphone technology means they can be built for $1,000 each -- by anybody, not just governments.

This book looks at the history of drone warfare, the rise of big drones like the Predator and how they are being eclipsed by smaller unmanned aircraft. And how the future is being shaped by smartphone technology, swarm software, miniaturised munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever.

It also looks at why current air defence cannot stop...

Genre: History, Military Science, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 328 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Win and Survive on World of Tanks: A guide for beginners and intermediate users, tier I to VII

by Alberto Tabone

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 203 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Dragonvein (Book One)

by Brian D. Anderson

Carentan, France 1944 - Ethan Martin, a soldier in the 101st Airborne, is fighting for his life. But soon he will learn what peril truly is when he is ripped from his world and transported to a land of magic, swords, and dragons. And though the Nazis are now far, far away, danger is closer than ever.
The Eternal Emperor, Shinzan has destroyed the mages and only a few dragons remain in exile. And now that Ethan, son of Praxis Dragonvein, has returned he must destroy him as well. Faced with unimaginable power, Ethan has only one hope - to reach the dwarf kingdom of Elyfoss before Shinzan can find him.

More Books By Brian D. Anderson:

The Godling Chronicles-
The Sword of Truth
Of Gods and Elves
The Shadow of Gods
A Trial of Souls
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Size: 310 pages
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Stone In A Sling: A Soldier's Journey

by Scott Meehan

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, United States, Military, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 180 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Wine In The Sand: My Adventures through Desert STORM

by Jim White

I was starting the paperwork to leave the Air Force while coming to the end of my 4 year hitch. Next I was sitting in the middle of a war zone with no end to my military stint in sight. This is how I found myself in Desert Shield/Storm, and how my friends and I did everything possible to break every rule we were given. We didn't just make lemonade, we juiced it up with high octane, then lit the box it came in on fire! M-16s, condoms, alcohol, and women. We might die, but we were going to laugh our way there! I'm sure everyone who went to Desert Storm has a story. This one is mine....

Genre: History, United States, Military
Size: 252 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Hate F*@k (Forbidden Bodyguards Book 1)

by Ainsley Booth

*** USA TODAY TOP 100 BESTSELLER! ***
***AMAZON TOP 25 BESTSELLER! ***
The Complete Serial! Also includes two exclusive bonus epilogues!
Warning: This is just the start. This doesn't end well. And it's going to get much worse before it ever gets better.

Cole:
I push her buttons. I want to push them in the good way. Dirty, up-against-the-wall, my-hand-in-her-pants kind of way.
But that’s not possible, because I’m dark and she’s light, and we both know it.
So I push her buttons in the bad way, making her hate me.

Hailey:
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d ask for Cole Parker to never look at me again, that I’d forget the dark promise in his eyes, and that just once, before he vanished from my life completely,...

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Size: 413 pages
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