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Book: Down Below - Reminiscences of a World War II Engine Room Merchant Seaman by Edward Ted Jones Whitehead
World War II perils and adventure as never told before, from the eyes of a merchant navy engine room seaman. Ted takes the reader from his native Wales in the Rhondda Valley, to global journeys on numerous ships pursued by German U boats The narrative takes the reader to Canada, where his ship the S/S Lilliy was torpedoed on his first Trans Atlantic crossing. After to New York, The Caribbean [...]
 
Book: The Gray Ship by Russell F. Moran
The Gray Ship - A Novel of Time Travel - Revised Edition, November 2018 - "Captain, we have a problem."I hit the reply button on the intercom next to my bed. "What is it, Lieutenant?" "It feels like we're going aground, ma'am." No, they weren't going aground, but yes, they had a problem a big one. Get ready for the time travel adventure of your life. The USS California, a nuclear guided missile [...]
 
Book: 1814 - The Year the United States Lost its Independence by Jonathan M. Nielson
Readers of historical fiction know there are two aspects to the genre. One, often highly entertaining and even exceedingly well crafted, is wholly imaginative and escapist by design. It might be a good yarn but the story is implausible in meeting the 'what might have been' test. The second attempts a more complex interweaving of fact and fiction and aspires to a more serious, thoughtful [...]
 
Book: Strange But True, America - Weird Tales from All 50 States by John Hafnor
Strange But True, America is a 50-state tour de force of every oddball fact missing from standard travel and history books. Richly illustrated by veteran artist Dale Crawford, the book's 101 weird tales and matching drawings are crafted to surprise. Author John Hafnor employed a deeply curious research style to unearth the little-known tales, each building to a twist ending that assures reader [...]
 
Book: Guadalcanal - Starvation Island by Eric Hammel
Guadalcanal - Starvation Island - by - Eric Hammel - The Japanese defeats at Midway and Guadalcanal decided the outcome of the Pacific War. Guadalcanal was the classic three-dimensional campaign. On land, at sea, and in the air, fierce battles were fought with both sides stretching their supplies and equipment to the breaking point. The campaign lasted six months, involved nearly one million men, [...]
 
Book: The History Essays by Joseph Cook
A collection of history research papers written by the author during his graduate coursework. Most of the articles relate to the American Civil War. The final paper included was honored by an academic conference as the top paper presented; it deals with the death of U.S. Army General Edward R.S. Canby. All in all, this collection is a valuable resource for students of American history. All [...]
 
Book: Slack's War - Selected Civil War Letters of General James R. Slack, 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, to His Wife, Ann, 1862-1865 by David Williamson
"Slack's War" consists of 121 letters written from 1862 to 1865 by General James R. Slack, 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, to his wife, Ann. Slack's letters span the entire length of his service and include not only his commentary on all the events and battles he participated in (New Madrid, the White River and Yazoo Pass Expeditions, Grant's March, Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, [...]
 
Book: AMERICA'S GREATEST BLUNDER - The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One by Burton Yale Pines
Entering World War One against Germany was America's greatest blunder of the 20th century. America had no reason to join the devastating and stalemated three-year-old European struggle. The two million doughboys, as they affectionately were called, whom America sent to the Western Front shattered the battlefield stalemate and won the war. This allowed Britain and France to impose a devastating [...]
 
Book: Stoking the Embers of War by Jerry Genesio
Stoking the Embers of War is a historical novel set in Portland, District of Maine, Massachusetts, 1789-90. The Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed less than seven years earlier, in 1783, and though all that remained of the war's inferno was little more than smoldering embers in the memories of those who survived, passions ignited by the conflict [...]
 
Book: The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry - Court-Martial Case Files by David Williamson
The nine court-martial cases included here were compiled and transcribed verbatim by the author/editor from copies of the original, hand-written, case files as a supplement to his book, "The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History," McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.The case files of the four officers and seven soldiers presented here comprise all of the court-martial [...]
 
Book: Adventurers Against Their Will - Extraordinary World War II Stories of Survival, Escape, and Connection-Unlike Any Others by Joanie Holzer Schirm
"The ornately painted Chinese Boxes loomed just out of reach throughout my childhood...but my brother and sister and I paid no attention. The twin, red boxes were part of the familiar-to-the-point-of-being-invisible landscape, like that big tree outside your window with a botanical name you never learn." Sorting through her parents belongings after their deaths, Joanie Holzer Schirm discovered an [...]
 
Book: Last Eyewitnesses, World War II Memories - D-Day to 70th Anniversary by Walter Parks
This book was written to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to preserve the last personal voices of the truly great soldiers that went ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944 or shortly thereafter. Soon, all these brave men will pass to another time and place. We believe that these men should never be forgotten. Their personal memories must be preserved. Paratroopers, glider pilots, [...]
 
Book: The Red Wrath by Hatef Mokhtar
I have often wondered about the nature of separation and why sometimes it feels so cruel. But is it really cruel or can it teach us something? Is separation the true test of feelings? I am sure God has given us this gift of separation for a reason. Perhaps separation is our real true friend, and through it we can hold on to our memories by filling different corners of our heart with those we have [...]
 
Book: My Dear Wife and Children - Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer by Nick K. Adams
What does a father write to his wife and young children when he's gone to war? Does he explain why he left them? How does he answer their constant questions about his return? Which of his experiences does he relate, and which does he pass over? Should he describe his feelings of separation and loneliness? These questions are as relevant today as they were over 150 years ago, when David Brainard [...]
 
Book: Chosin - Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War by Eric Hammel
CHOSIN - Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War - Eric Hammel - Told from the point of view of the men in the foxholes and tanks, outposts and command posts, this is the definitive account of the epic retreat under fire of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir. The author first sketches in the errors and miscalculations on the part of the American high command that caused the Marines to be [...]
 
Book: Mist Before the Rising Sun by Jonathan M. Nielson
For those familiar with the Indian Wars, the forty years of conflict fought for control of the Great Plains during ans after the Civil War, mention of the epic fight on the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River known as the battle of Beecher or Beecher's island, conjures images of heroism, sacrifice and survival, suffering unimaginable hardships against insurmountable odds. The distinction is [...]
 
Book: Red Sun Rising by Nick Shepley
In the second half of the 19th Century, Japan awoke from centuries of isolation to be a surprising and warlike challenge to European power in Asia. This ebook charts the rise of Japan's power and her dominion over China. It also explores how Japan came to challenge European nations convinced of their own invincibility in the east, culminating in the attack on the USA at Pearl Harbour.
 
Book: Looking for America - Personal Travels in US History by Chris Glennie
Are you curious to find out how the United States developed from a swamp and disease-infested backwater to the greatest military and economic power the world has ever seen? Do you want at the same time to uncover why, despite a common language and common inheritance, Americans can think and act so differently from the English? It's with these thoughts in mind that one Englishman, with an American [...]
 
Book: Mission Over Indochine - A WWII Story of Courage, Honor and Sacrifice by A. J. Padgett
Mission Over Indochine is the coming of age story of a young man from the Heartland who's life exemplifies the courage and humanity to which all men aspire. Through the darkest hours, pushed to the limits of endurance, his faith comforts, restoring his determination to live and make it home. A truly inspirational book for an unsettled time, when steadfast and honorable leaders seem so hard to [...]
 
Book: Twice a Hero - From the trenches of the Great War to the ditches of the Irish Midlands 1915 - 1922 by Phil Tomkins
Twice a Hero is the true story of George Adamson, a young Irish patriot and rebel, who started his quest for freedom by joining the Irish Volunteers in Moate, Athlone, in the Irish Midlands. Then, on the promise of Home Rule for Ireland at the war's end, he enlisted in the British Army and fought in two forgotten conflicts, the Great War, Salonika & Palestine. Decorated for bravery, he returned [...]
 
Book: The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry - A Civil War History by David Williamson
Organized at Indianapolis in December 1861, the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry's Civil War service spanned the Mississippi Valley and the Gulf South. From Louisville to New Orleans and on to Mobile, General James R. Slack and the 47th Indiana took the war to the inland waterways and southern bayous, fighting in many of the Civil War's most famous campaigns, including Vicksburg, Red River and [...]
 
Book: Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski
In 1970, John Kowalski is one of many young, naive teenage soldiers sent to Vietnam to fight in an unpopular war. Dubbed "Cherries" by their more seasoned peers, these newbies suddenly found themselves thrust into the middle of a terrible nightmare. On-the-job-training is intense, however, most of these teenagers were hardly ready to absorb the harsh mental, emotional, and physical stress of war. [...]
 
Book: The Uncivil War - Battle in the Classroom by Nick K. Adams
Morgan Huddleston and Jeremy Wiggins have shared a classroom for three years, disliking each other the whole time and always in constant competition. Then a fourth grade social studies assignment reveals they are directly connected by tragic events that occurred 150 years earlier. Morgan and Jeremy contact their relatives and learn they both had a great-great-great-grandfather at the Battle of [...]
 
Book: Our Gun - The incredible true story of the South African war and Krupp Number Four. by Geoff Michael Lawson
This is a lot more than a story about a gun. Centered around the Western front of the Anglo-Boer war and taking seven long years to research and write, this is a story of political deviousness, ineptitude and military heroism that will knock your socks off. Usually, we don't know where an old artillery gun has been or what has happened to it, so it's historical value is limited. In this case [...]
 
Book: From the Mud by Paul Emery
As Albert Slater lays his wife to rest, his raw pain mixes with old scars from the First World War. That pain has stayed with him throughout his life, but protecting his children's innocence, he has kept it from them. He decides to write his story for them to read when he joins his wife in heaven. He writes about his training, his first action and how he endured the rest of the war. He also tells [...]
 
Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum (Volume 5) by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER 2017 GLOBAL EBOOK GOLD MEDAL Juvenile/Young Adult NONFICTIONFINALIST IN 2016 INDEPENDENT AUTHOR NETWORK CHILDREN'S NONFICTION CATEGORYWINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLIONWhere can you explore life on a submarine, an aircraft carrier, and outer space all in one place? Answer: At the INTREPID, Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86 in NYCWHAT YOU WILL SEE AND DO: Watch actual footage of war movies [...]
 
Book: Ever the Patriot - Recollections of Vincent J. Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW by Candace Riccio Salem
Like many Americans, as soon as Vincent J. Riccio heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor he wanted to enlist in the military. This memoir recounts his experiences in the United States Army Air Corps as an Instrument Technician, Aviation Cadet, and Flight Engineer in World War II. It describes his escapades during training and deployment, the missions flown over Germany, the fateful events that [...]
 
Book: Who Let The Ghosts Out? by Stephen Gray
This is a ghost story with a serious moral lesson, about an actual event and place. A Civil War veteran, Admiral Casper, becomes a federal whistle blower. He is upset about being forgotten in an unmarked grave, in a desecrated cemetery, that is now a city dog park. For almost fifty years this federal crime went unreported. MASS DESECRATION OF VETERANS GRAVES.
 
Book: The American Crusade - A Political Thriller by Mark Spivak
A power-hungry vice president, a bad batch of shady intelligence, and a sinister plot to destroy Western civilization. Just another day in America. On May 1, 2001, a group of radical Islamic terrorists crash a Boeing 737 jet airliner into the Mall of America and Vice President Robert Hornsby knows his moment is coming. The attack kills three thousand American citizens and throws an entire nation [...]
 
Book: Dead Eye Will (An American Hero) by R. Frederick Riddle
The War of 1812 had broken out. William Riddle and his two older brothers joined the army to fight the British. William ("Will") quickly made a name for himself and was called Dead Eye. War, adventure, and romance follow Dead Eye through the years from 1812 to 1836. Throughout those years Dead Eye is an American hero who learns that God is sufficient in all areas of life!
 
Book: Beneath the Bamboo - A Vietnam War Story by Jonathon Jones
Excerpt: "I watched two point men take a 50-caliber machine gun bullet to the head, and watched the third being grabbed and taken behind enemy lines. Two of the enemy soldiers, which we often referred to as gooks, quickly came after me. As I quickly mowed them down with my automatic rifle, I crawled backwards away from the enemy gunfire, using my helmet to push sand in front of me as I went, [...]
 
Book: Pursuing Gold - A Novel of the Civil War by Cynthia L Simmons
With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis. With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner's daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government [...]
 
Book: North Sea Shells by C J Richardson
When German shells hit Hartlepool in 1914, the lives of everyone in the small coastal town are changed forever. With letters from the Front being the only contact she has with husband, George, and both parents now dead, Martha, a naive, young mother, is forced to stand on her own two feet and rebuild her world. Will she stay faithful to her husband while he fights in the trenches? In her struggle [...]
 
Book: The Guardian of Secrets by Jana Petken
The Multi Award Winning Bestseller, The Guardian of Secrets. Winner of 2016, Outstanding Historical Book of The Year, IAN Awards. Silver Medalist, Readers' Favorite Awards 2015 - "This is a must-read for historical fiction fans" BlueInk Reviews. "A suspenseful, Compelling Historical Fiction" Kirkus Reviews ___ After fleeing from an abusive husband accused of murder, Celia Merrill becomes [...]
 
Book: Fire in the Mountain by Lily Ennis
Set against the backdrop of an erupting volcano in New Zealand's North Island, Lana wrestles with her recent grief, for survival on the mountain and her future with a man whose past she was once part of. Woven through her narrative is Alfred's story and the theft of war medals, and which Lana finds herself enmeshed in, further threatening her life. Follow Lana as she tries to extricate herself [...]
 


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