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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: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 201 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Illustrated Memoir of Dambuster Guy Gibson

by Guy Gibson

A definitive new edition of a classic memoir, published in association with the RAF Museum, complete with more than 100 photographs and notes from leading historians.Guy Gibson was the leader of the famous Dambusters raid and Enemy Coast Ahead is a vivid, honest account, widely regarded as one of the best books on World War II. It is also an insider's account that sets down in clear, honest detail the challenges that the RAF faced in the war against Germany’s Luftwaffe.Tragically, Gibson died in September 1944, when his Mosquito crashed near Steenbergen in the Netherlands. He was aged just 26. This new book has been published to mark the 75th anniversary of his death and includes an introduction by James Holland, a historian and broadcaster; notes by Dr Robert Owen, the Official Historia...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 536 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

The Heights Of Courage: A Tank Leader's War On The Golan

by Avigdor Kahalani

In October 1973, the State of Israel was invaded by Egyptian and Syrian forces. Despite early losses, Israel managed to outfight its opponents. The brief and bloody Yom Kippur War stands as a unique chapter in modern military history. Fought primarily by tank units, the war became a story not only of battle strategy and tactics, but also one of human discipline, endurance and sacrifice.While many historians have chronicled the events of the Yom Kippur War, few have been seasoned by actual combat. Avigdor Kahalani, commander of a tank battalion on the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War, describes this experience in The Heights of Courage. Beginning with a description of the initial Syrian offensive, he recounts the personal endeavors of his men, their fears and their ambitions, as well...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Home & Garden
Size: 465 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

My Camp: Life in the French Foreign Legion

by J. R. Lawrence

Follow the story of a young man, who, through a chance encounter in prison, leaves his life of crime and joins the ranks of one of the world's toughest fighting forces.J. R. Lawrence served in the 3rd company of the parachute regiment (2REP) from 2007 - 2011. The author served in the Foreign Legion during the War on Terror period and the book includes a chapter on the war in Afghanistan....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 375 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 207 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos (War On Drugs Book 1)

by Shaun Attwood

The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies – some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America’s insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.

Shaun Attwood’s War on Drugs trilogy – Pablo Escobar, American Made, and We Are Being Lied To – is a series of harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of drug prohibition.
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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 251 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

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: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 156 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

George Washington: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the First President of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of George WashingtonFree History BONUS Inside!One day at Mount Vernon, a young boy climbed into a window, fell, and hurt himself. George Washington, who had advanced rheumatism then, called for his servant to help. When the boy recovered, Washington asked why the boy had come in. The servant told him the boy wanted to get a look at the president. Washington then asked to see the boy. “You wanted to see the president, did you? Well, I am George Washington.” “No!” retorted the boy, “You are only just a man. I want to see the President!”This is the history of George Washington who was a president, a general and a Founding Father of a new nation. But, most of all, it is the story of George Washington the man. Many of the anecdotes related herein are tru...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
9 reviews

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew

by van der Zijl, Annejet

A Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestseller.The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age.Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. Never once did she look back.From the vantage point of the American upper class, Allene embodied the tumultuous Gilded Age. Over the course of four more marriages, she weathered personal ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Nonfiction
Size: 225 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Tolstoï : The Complete novel (Prometheus Classics)

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Historical Fiction, History
Size: 3782 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
10 reviews

The Good Will Son

by David S Libbey

The Good Will Son is a memoir by the son of two orphans from the Good Will Home in Hinckley, Maine. David’s father, deeply affected by his experience as a Marine in WWII, was excessively passive and introspective. His mother – molested as a child by her alcoholic father – found religion and carried her faith to extremes. David moved from a life with a religious fanatic to hell as an Army enlisted man in Vietnam. When he returned from war, he returned to an ungrateful nation. He found comfort among the hospitable people of the South while attending college in Memphis. After college, he joined the Marine Corps and became a helicopter pilot – eventually flying President Reagan in Marine One and commanding a helicopter training squadron. This memoir contains forty-four stories that co...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Professionals & Academics
Size: 151 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: 180 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
51 reviews

Alexander Hamilton

by Charles Conant

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 152 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

The Chronicals Of The May Family

by Judy Allen

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs
Size: 685 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
22 reviews

Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Fascinating Life of Alexander HamiltonFree History BONUS Inside!Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create.During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation's first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponent...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 101 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Men from Newcastle: The World Wars of Ted and George Murray (Their World War Book 6)

by Allan A. Murray

Newcastle is the second city of New South Wales, 200 km north of Sydney. This book records service stories of men from Newcastle: three generations from the one family.

The stories depict service in the Royal Australian Navy and Air Force, the Australian Army and the Australian Merchant Navy and demonstrate considerable diversity; from front-line fighters to cooks and aircraft mechanics.

Notable facts of these men from Newcastle:
Three served on the Western Front in the Great War.
William ‘Willy’ Thompson was at the tragic Great War battle of Fromelles and also at the magnificent feat at Amiens – Germany’s ‘Black Day’.
Robert Hughes was killed in the Great War at that most poignant of places – Hill 60.
George Anderson survived...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Australia & Oceania, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 110 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

THE FINAL OBJECTIVE

by Haya Evelyne Berkowitz

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 101 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Stone In A Sling: A Soldier's Journey

by Scott Meehan

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: 180 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2020 onward  

Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do: The Making of Korea's Olympic Martial Art

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do explains the creation, history and evolution of the Grandmaster of the first Korean martial arts Kwan opened just as World War II was ending and the first Kwan named after the Asian fighting art taught at Mt. Songshan, home of the Shaolin Temple. Kwon Bup was used as preventive medicine by the Buddhist monks and it was brought to China from India as a fighting art using the Silk Road and adopted by the Buddhist's Shaolin Temples for the Buddhist's emphasis on physical and mental health improvements, preventive medicine, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and so Buddhism and Kwon Bup swept through the Asian countries providing relief to the old, weak, injured and ill. The author describes the relationship between ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Boathouse to Botswana

by Nick Green

Inspired by Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, So, you like Land Rovers? is a culinary journey through the pressure and long hours of the front-of-house. Henry Green takes the reader with him on a fascinating and sometimes very funny journey through 25 years' worth of anecdotes, from the riverbanks of Oxford to the deserts of Namibia's Skeleton Coast and the UNESCO Heritage swamplands of the Okavango Delta....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Humour, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Africa
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Hard Tack Journey: 1st hand account of WW2 in North Africa 1942/3: Private Langstaff's illustrated journey through war torn North Africa in 1942-43 with the 51st Highland Division 8th Army.

by Kenneth Langstaff

Private Langstaff's beautifully illustrated journey through war torn North Africa 1942-43. A war diary illustrated by the author.Hard Tack Journey by Pt. Langstaff must succeed in bringing home to anyone in the most vivid way the life of a Private Soldier in the African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns. Major General Sir Miles Graham, KBE, CB, MC Chief Administrative Officer to FM Sir Bernard Montgomery, KG.His story rings true in every line. He does not exaggerate or over-dramatise, but puts down effectively and vividly what he himself saw and did in that long advance from Alamein to Messina. Major-General Douglas E Wimberley, CB, DSO, MC, DL, LLD, former Commander of the 51st Highland Division....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Children's eBooks, History
Size: 175 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Syd's Secret War: Part One

by William Marshall

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 165 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
9 reviews

The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Always Leave An Airman Behind: A Real Story of Surviving The Crab Leadership Culture

by Ellis Franks

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 482 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
25 reviews

The Campaigns of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and of Forrest's Cavalry

by General Thomas Jordan and J. P. Pryor

"We are aware of the belief obtaining among the Southern people that the time has not yet come for the publication ofhistories or memoirs of the more prominent operations of Confederate commanders and officers...We are conscious, moreover,how impossible it were so to write the annals we here present, as to steer clear of giving pain to some, umbrage to others,dissatisfaction also, and some grounds for disputation and criticism.However, we are of those who believe it to be essential to the truth of history, that the Confederate story of the warshould be told without delay — told with all possible fullness and unreserve..."T. J....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 471 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortes

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the clearest piece of narrative that we can ask for. We see the advance into the country, the conscientious determination to penetrate by peace, diplomacy or the sword to Montezuma’s capital, leading up to the final dramatic meeting with Montezuma himself.”―New StatesmanThese five letters by the Spanish conqueror, Hernando Cortés, were written to the Emperor Charles V of Spain between 1519 and 1526. They describe the earliest discoveries of the mainland, the perilous trek into hostile country, the capture of the Aztec capital, the extension of Cortés’ power throughout Mexico, t...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Three Journeys to Patagonia

by Nick Green

Aged 18 in 1990 Henry Green did three jobs to save up enough money to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Machu Picchu: Night-fill in Budgens, barman at the local pub and tour guide at the nearby Blenheim Palace. The first journey to South America, which began a lifelong love affair, began the following year and saw him turn 19 in the Rio Carnival.Since then he has climbed volcanoes, swam in frozen lakes, been held up at knife point and gun point by guerrillas, and traced Bruce Chatwin's steps all the way to Butch Cassidy's log cabin.Henry Green’s candid and sometimes hilarious diaries from 1991, 1998 and 2009 reveal a changing Patagonian and South American scene through the eyes of a boy becoming a man....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Latin America
Size: 257 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2020 onward  

Staff Cadet: Bishing, Bogging and Bastardisation at Duntroon (From Boys' Brigade to Brigadier Book 1)

by Allan A. Murray

This is not a history of the Royal Military College, nor a history of the Corps of Staff Cadets. It is about my experience as a Staff Cadet within a company of the Corps of Staff Cadets – ‘the Corps’ – in the 1970s and 80s.

I have written about living at Duntroon, the Canberra suburb on the other side of Mount Pleasant devoted to the Royal Military College. In the 1970s and 80s, Staff Cadets were required to be single and ‘live-in’ the provided accommodation blocks at Duntroon. Mostly for four years, but for some it was five years. My experience with a group of young men, aspiring to be commissioned Army Officers, is the subject of this book; including ‘bishing’, ‘bogging’, ‘bastardisation’ and going bush.

I started writing this book in 19...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 360 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

There's a LION Under My Bed: A Life of Adventure and Intrigue (Quinn Matthewson Biography Books Book 3)

by Quinn Matthewson

REVIEW: Fascinating and incredible biography from a cross between James Bond, Louis Leakey, Columbo and Indiana Jones.Behind the scenes - exploration, the remote world, crime, secret agents, tribes, rebel wars and more!At age 21, Quinn Matthewson was the youngest member in history of the Adventurer's Club of Chicago and a distinguished military graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Follow Quinn on his adventures across the globe, and behind closed doors. Amazing stories, unbelievable situations, incredible peril - yet he lived to tell the taleFor a sneak peak at this great biography, click the cover of "There's a LION Under My Bed - Book 1...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
24 reviews

Goodbye Poland: Growing up. Deportation and Internment in Siberia. Escape and the WWII war years. (Illustrated)

by Stefan Maczka

'A soldier's story...A concise and fascinating account with interesting detail. Good addition to other books on this subject. I enjoyed it very much.' UK Reviewer.Stefan Maczka’s father, (also Stefan), was a cavalry officer who fought victoriously in possibly the last and greatest cavalry battle of the preceding one hundred years, the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’. It was the final victory in the Russian/Polish War of 1920. He was one of nine thousand former soldiers rewarded with a plot of land in the reclaimed borderlands. Stalin never forgot that humiliating defeat.Stefan B. was born in 1922 just over two years later.Life was hard in those early years; the military settlers had to defend their borders against invasion by armed bands from Russia, crossing into Poland from the east.By 19...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 January 2020 onward  

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