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Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

F-4 Phantom II in USAF Service

by Hugh Harkins

An overview of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in USAF service, with technical description of the various variants complemented by diagrams, photographs and technical drawings...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 70 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Crusades: The True and Surprising History of the Crusades

by Patrick Auerbach

This book, The Crusades: The True and Surprising History of the Crusades, is written for the reader that wants to know a detailed history of the nine military campaigns conducted in defense of the Holy Lands.Within this book we list the details of each Crusade, including:The Pope that initiated the battlesThe major countries and people involvedThe results of the battlesThe transfers of the propertiesThe success of the CrusadeIn addition, we also discuss details of the divisions between the Kingdoms of the East and the Kingdoms of the West. We discuss the Great Schism between the Eastern Christian Church and the Western Christian Church that is not healed to this very day.We follow the campaigns of Richard the Lionhearted, and Conrad III, and Louis VII. These men come alive as we march int...

Genre: History, Ancient, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 61 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 2.40 / 5
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McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

by Hugh Harkins

The XF-88 Voodoo was an experimental penetration fighter designed in the 1940’s. This short overview covers the design and testing of the aircraft....

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

A Plum Job

by Cenarth Fox

It’s 1940. Germany’s military might is smashing through the Low Countries and the British, Belgian and French forces are trapped at Dunkirk. The Nazis will soon be in Gay Paree.
Louise Wellesley is a gorgeous and aristocratic young Englishwoman desperate to become an actress. But her upbringing demands that young women of her class go to finishing school, the Buckingham Palace debutante ball and then remain at home until the right chap comes along. Such young ladies most definitely do not cavort semi-naked upon the wicked stage.
But war brings change. People tell lies. Rules are broken. So when you’re in a foreign country and living by your wits while facing arrest, torture and death from the French police, Resistance, Gestapo and a double-agent, you bloody well better re...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 249 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

The Greatest American Soldiers

by Brett Hutton

A look back at three of the most courageous American soldiers in history. Robert Howard was a Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat and received eight Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, and four Bronze Stars. Rocky Versace was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valorous actions while being a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. Roy Benavidez received a Medal of Honor for his courageous actions in the Vietnam War....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

The Shipwreck of the MV Dunedin Star: The History of the Famous British Ship during World War II

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes accounts of the shipwreck*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“The U-boat can fairly be described as Hitler’s last card and he will play it for all he is worth.” – Sir Stafford CrippsOn the morning of November 9, 1942, the Dunedin Star, a 13,000-ton refrigerated cargo ship, was tugged off her moorings and nudged into the mouth of the Mersey River, that iconic entrance way to Liverpool Harbor and the British gateway to the outside world. On her port side, Fort Perch hung ghostly and silent in the dawn light, and the old Leashow Lighthouse blinked forlornly on the North Wirral headland. As she passed the harbor walls and entered open water, the harbor pilot shook the captain’s hand and wished him G...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

Underground Warfare in World War I: The History and Legacy of the Fighting Beneath and Between the Trenches

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes accounts of mining by soldiers on both sides*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents"It was a pretty gloomy business. We started sinking this shaft and it filled with water, so we pumped it out with hand pumps—lift and force. We got down about 10 feet or so. It was heartbreaking—I hated it. But I had to keep my men going. The Boche [Germans] saved us. We were making a lot of noise with spiling [timbering the tunnels]. The Boche opposite us were Saxons, rather friendly, and they put up a notice on a blackboard ‘No good your mining. We’ve tried. It can’t be done.’ The notice was in English. I reported this to my OC and it went up to HQ and they stopped the mine.” - Major General F. Gordon Hyland ...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

The War in Ukraine Interviews and Tips from the ATO Combatants (Update edition): Practical tips for survival in combat and wild

by Jack Lee Johnson and Alex Meshaykin

The War in Ukraine Interviews and Tips from the ATO Combatants (Update edition)Practical tips for survival in combat and wildThis is the update edition. Here some inaccuracies have been corrected and the translation of the text has been improved.It created additional sections in the relative frequency on Survival in the wild forest.Also ATO soldiers revealed to me some of the secrets for the use of firearms.From this book you will find a review of true Ukrainian soldiers of the war, and how to survive in combat.The text books containing simple tips. They are not very suitable for the masters of survival, but they will be very useful for beginners.These important tips can also be useful to those people who are often on the nature or extreme people who like to test their strength in difficul...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Military, Nonfiction, Education & Reference
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
15 reviews

The Grand Fleet, 1914-1916: Its Creation, Development and Work

by John Rushworth Jellicoe

The Grand Fleet was the main fleet of the British Royal Navy during the First World War.It was formed in August 1914 from the First Fleet and elements of the Second Fleet of the Home Fleets and it included 35–40 state-of-the-art capital ships. It was initially commanded by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. He was succeeded by Admiral Sir David Beatty in December 1916.The Grand Fleet was based first at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands and later at Rosyth on the Firth of Forth and took part in the biggest fleet action during the war – the Battle of Jutland – in June 1916.In April 1919 the Grand Fleet was disbanded, with much of its strength forming a new Atlantic Fleet.Not all the Grand Fleet was available to put to sea at any one time, because ships required maintenance and repairs. At the t...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 558 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
809 reviews

The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Sun Tzu

Long considered the most essential treatise on military strategy and tactics, The Art of War comprises thirteen chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of warfare. Reaching far beyond the battlefield, it is a manifesto for success in every kind of conflict or competition, having had a notable influence on various subjects such as law, sports, and interpersonal relationships.In this definitive 1910 Lionel Giles translation, the celebrated sinologist’s interpretive notes and valuable commentary make clear the nuances of Sun Tzu’s language. Most critical, Giles provides the context and culture from which the general’s theories emerged.Revised edition: Previously published as The Art of War, this edition of The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions....

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Heroes of Telemark: Raiding Nazi nuclear program

by Thor Blake

Of this incredible story of allied commandos who executed one of the greatest sabotages of modern history. So outstanding and important that if they had failed, maybe our world would not been recognized today. This is the tale of how allied commandos stole Hitler's Nazi-nuclear bomb.

"16 february 1943. The swallows had almost died of starvation but survived four incredible months, and managed to tame the norwegian mountain. A new group of outstanding norwegians of the famous «Linge-kompaniet» was to be dropped in parachutes to regroup with the swallows and to raid fabric of Rjukan. These new men, warriors for this new operation «Gunnerside» falled like angels with fresh supplies, a new plan and new spirit."
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Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Drama, War, History, Military, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Naval War of 1812 (Complete Edition): Causes & Declaration of the War, Maritime Forces of Great Britain and the U.S., Naval Weapons and Technologies, ... on the Ocean and the Great Lakes)

by Theodore Roosevelt

The Naval War of 1812, written by the former president Theodore Roosevelt, deals with battles and naval technology used during the War of 1812 between the United States and the Great Britain. Roosevelt's history is considered as one of the best on this particular topic and it had a great impact on the formation of the modern day U.S. Navy. At the beginning, the author gives the insight of the political and social conditions in Great Britain and America prior to the war. Roosevelt, then, discusses the naval war on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. Finally, the last chapter covers the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812....

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
60 reviews

The Age of Reason (Xist Classics)

by Thomas Paine

A Revolutionary Philosophical Work "It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason was written by Thomas Paine as a Deist text which was well received in the United States in the late 18th century but seen as too incendiary in the United Kingdom. The Age of Reason challenges the idea of state religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes Get your next Xist Classic title for Kindle here: http://amzn.to/1A7cKKl Find all our our books for Kindle here: http://amzn...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Bibles, Sacred Texts, Christianity, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

by Gerald Flurry and Philadelphia Church of God

The publisher offers this ebook for free at www.thetrumpet.com/literature/7/winston-s-churchill-the-watchman.

There has probably never been a greater political watchman than Winston Churchill. His foresight saved the Western world from demise in World War II. Yet today, the West scorns his message. The biggest tragedy of World War II is that we didn’t learn from that shameful and near-fatal disaster.

In this booklet:
• Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman
• Learning From History
• Preparing for War
• Illusion of Security
• Winston S. Churchill: The Leader
• A Final Warning...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
40 reviews

War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 1: From a Young British Officer at the Western Front during the First World War

by Mark Tanner

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead.

Published for the first time in their entirety, Wilbert’s letters paint a deeply moving portrait of a remarkable young man. Bright, optimistic and exuberant, his gentle character shines through ever word.

Along with an introduction to Wilbert's life, the letters are accompanied by extensive, meticulously researched notes which are just a simple click away. They are there to add detail, context and colour for the reader who wants to understand more about particular aspects of the war. They include not just comments on militar...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 95 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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RAMROD THE COMBAT SNAKE (Short Story)

by MARK BERENT

AT OUR F-100 FIGHTER SQUADRON STATIONED AT BIEN HOA AIR BASE, SOUTH VIETNAM, ALL ANY OF US PILOTS KNEW ABOUT SNAKES WAS THAT THEY WERE SLIMY CREATURES THAT COULD POISON YOU, EAT YOU, TWIST YOUR BONES, OR CRUSH YOU AT THEIR LEISURE. IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE VILE CREATURES ALWAYS HAD YOUR WORST INTERESTS IN THEIR COLD, DARK HEARTS. BUT THAT WAS BEFORE A FRIENDLY FAC (AIRBORNE FORWARD AIR CONTROLLER) PRESENTED US WITH A MASCOT. AND SO IT WAS THAT WE CAME TO KNOW AND LOVE OUR SQUADRON'S RESIDENT REPTILE, WHO WE NAMED RAMROD.(AUTHOR MARK BERENT HAS SEVERAL BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON KINDLE.)
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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
15 reviews

Mad Dog: The Legend and Truth of Jerry Shriver

by Henry Brown and Jim Morris

THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

Jerry Shriver might have led a normal life, and been considered a normal person. Then along came the Vietnam War. It seemed he fulfilled his destiny there, becoming someone Radio Hanoi dubbed "the mad dog." This is what is known about his exploits in-country....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Military Institutions of the Romans

by Flavius Vegetius Renatus

The Military Institutions of the Romans (De Re Militari - "Concerning Military Matters") is a treatise by the late Latin writer Flavius Renatus about Roman warfare and military principles as a presentation of methods and practices in use during the height of Rome's power. Renatus emphasized things such as training of soldiers as a disciplined force, orderly strategy, maintenance of supply lines and logistics, quality leadership and use of tactics and even deceit to ensure advantage over the opposition....

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
30 reviews

Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Adolf HitlerThe most notorious man in history, Adolf Hitler, is best known for having perpetrated crimes against humanity over the six-year course of World War II. His brutal extermination policies are responsible for the deaths of close to 30 million people he considered inferior, and added to that, the military casualties suffered by all parties, yields a grand total of approximately 60 million people dead by the end of the war. That number equates to 3% of the world’s population at the time. But, who was this man? What made him into the monster he became? Can his childhood explain the formation of such a brutal dictator? Inside you will read about...✓ Hitler’s Early Years✓ Hitler’s Years in Vienna✓ Life After Vienna – Hitler’s Early Military Career✓ The Formation of th...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
6 reviews

Let's Kill the Dai Uy (Short Story)

by Mark Berent

This article is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 7 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
813 reviews

The Art of War (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Sun Tzu

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.Beyond its military and intelligence ap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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CIVIL WAR – Complete History of the War, Documents, Memoirs & Biographies of the Lead Commanders: Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant & William T. Sherman, Biographies ... Address, Presidential

by Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant

This meticulously edited collection contains a Pulitzer Prize awarded History of Civil War, as well as the memoirs of the two most important military commanders of the Union, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, complete with biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. Finally, this collection is enriched with pivotal historical documents which provide an explicit insight into this decisive period of the American past.Content: History of the Civil War, 1861-1865Leaders & Commanders of the Union:Abraham LincolnUlysses S. GrantWilliam T. ShermanLeaders & Commanders of the Confederation:Jefferson Davis Robert E. LeeCivil War Documents:The Emancipation ProclamationGettysburg AddressThirteenth Amendment to the United States ConstitutionPresidential Actions and Addres...

Genre: History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
66 reviews

My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War

by Mark Tanner and Heathcoat Grant

This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, the captain of the HMS Canopus between 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series.

For the first two years of the war HMS Canopus had as eventful a time as any ship in the Royal Navy, being involved at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.

As captain of the ship, Grant’s account, based on his service reports and diary, is a valuable source for those wanting to know more about such key naval events of the First World War. It has the added advantage of being highly readable.

The report of his conversations with Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock sheds a valuable light on events at Coronel, while his...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 180 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Training for War: An Essay

by Tom Kratman

An essay and manual on training for war by retired Army lieutenant colonel Tom Kratman, creator of the popular Carrera military science fiction series, including novels A Desert Called Peace, Carnifex, Come and Take Them, and The Rods and the Axe. Kratman’s contention: an army is for winning wars. And to win wars, you have to train men (and some women) to be warriors, not police or social workers. Herein Kratman gives guidance and a practical plan of action to officers tasked with training troops—advice than might be equally applied to other crucial training situations, as well.At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).Tom Kratman is a former infantry colonel who served in the U.S. Army for many years before becoming a lawyer in Virginia. H...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
25 reviews

History of the Civil War, 1861-1865

by James Ford Rhodes

This book remains one of the best histories on the topic of American Civil War to this day. The author, James Ford Rhodes, was awarded with Pulitzer Prize for History for his work. For the purpose of writing this exceptional read, the author used the most authoritative documents and sources including Personal Traits of Lincoln, Life and Letters of General Meade, Diary of Gideon Welles, The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz and Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies....

Genre: History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2017 onward  

The King of Spades – Life and Military Carrier of General Robert E. Lee: Lee's Early Life, Military Carrier (Battles of the Chickahominy, Manassas, Chancellorsville ... Days, the Funeral & T

by John Esten Cooke

This book explores the incredible life of the legendary General Robert E. Lee, one of the most prominent figures of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. Readers will discover the Robert's formatting years and early life, but of course main focus in the book remains on Lee's military carrier, owing to the fact that his greatest accomplishments and legacy is his service as the commanding officer of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. Content:Lee's Early LifeThe Lees of VirginiaGeneral "Light-horse Harry" LeeStratfordLee's Early Manhood and Career in the United States ArmyLee and ScottLee ResignsHis Reception at RichmondLee in 1861The War BeginsLee's Advance Into Western VirginiaLee's Last Interview With Bishop...

Genre: History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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War and the Future (The original unabridged edition)

by Wells,H. G.

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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2017 onward  

A Man Could Stand Up (Volume 3 of the tetralogy Parade's End)

by Ford,Madox

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Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 348 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2017 onward  

The Irish Guards in the Great War (Volume 1&2 - Complete Edition): The First & The Second Irish Battalion in World War I

by Kipling,Rudyard

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Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 688 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2017 onward  

THE WARFARE COLLECTION – Complete Military Works of Rudyard Kipling: Sea Warfare, The Irish Guards in the Great War, A Fleet in Being, America's Defenceless ... Author, France at War, The War in

by Kipling,Rudyard

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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 1145 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2017 onward  

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