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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 14 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
7 reviews

Making a Marine: How Marine Corps Boot Camp Changed My Life

by David Lynn

Marine Corps boot camp is one of the most challenging training schools in the world. The challenges that a recruit faces lead to life changing experiences that mold the character of individuals into teams. Making a Marine shares the experiences of one recruit and the lessons that he learned during this pivotal thirteen week training period. While not everyone can carry the title of Marine, everyone can benefit from the lessons taught at boot camp....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 66 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Becoming Private Dickens: A Walk in Her Boots

by Jackie Dickens Walker

Join One Woman On Her Journey To Becoming A Soldier! In 1980, Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin captivated audiences with her comedic depiction of Army life. In one of those audiences was Jackie Dickens, a recent high school graduate who left the theater on a mission to join the Army. After what seemed to be a twist of fate and some quick decision-making, Jackie found herself signing on the dotted line—and breaking the news to her parents. She soon set off for boot camp, a 12-week journey full of physically and mentally draining challenges and a few hilarious missteps, a journey during which she would learn an entirely new way of life, a journey during which she would become Private Dickens. What Makes This Story Worthwhile? Jackie was not the first woman to join the Army and her story may...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.90 / 5
13 reviews

Hacksaw Ridge : The True Story of Desmond Doss

by Ronald Kruk

According to Doss's account in a documentary film titled "The Contentious Objector", as he rescued soldiers one-by-one, he breathed into the air with each go-around, "Lord, please help me get one more."The modest man of faith claims to have saved 50 wounded soldiers from certain death. His comrades claim that he saved 100. President Harry S. Truman presented him with the Congressional Medal of Honor upon his return to the United States, for his heroics on Okinawa, and the citation credits him with saving 75 lives, splitting the difference."From a human standpoint, I shouldn't be here to tell the story," said Doss in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "No telling how many times the Lord has spared my life." During World War II, 16,112,556 American soldiers served their country a...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2019 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
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Holy Toledo: My time aboard the U.S.S. Toledo

by Claude Bealer

18-year-old Claude Bealer enlists in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Stationed aboard the U.S.S. Toledo, he soon becomes an expert at firing a 50 mm gun, sleeping three inches from the ceiling and breaking curfew. He learns a lot about himself and the world along the way. Includes photos of 1950's Korea, Hong Kong and Japan....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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George Washington

by Kristina Julia

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
23 reviews

Joseph Stalin: A Life From Beginning to End (World War 2 Biographies Book 4)

by Hourly History

StalinRead On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.There can be no doubt that Stalin is one of the most notorious and controversial figures in history. He presents a puzzling paradox for both psychologists and sociologists; he was simultaneously revered, feared, loved, and hated during his lifetime. So much has been written about the life of Joseph Stalin and yet upon closer inspection, he still seems to present us with quite an enigma. His cruelty towards his political opponents and dissidents is well known, but so are his efforts to go out of his way in lifting up the most downtrodden and desperate members of Soviet society, giving them the chance that Tsarist Russia would not. Inside you will read about...✓ A Change of Weather✓ The Real Revolution Begins✓...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

George H W Bush: The Fortune and Power of the 41 St U.S Presidents, A Biography, Political, History, U.S History, Education, Nonfiction

by Indiana Ellington

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2019 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 13 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End (World War 2 Biographies Book 1)

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 13 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

MARCUS AURELIUS: Genius Roman Emperor. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 35)

by THE HISTORY HOUR

Marcus AureliusGenius Roman Emperor * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Marcus Aurelius was an outstanding person and Emperor of Ancient Rome. He was far more concerned with ways of thinking than with warfare. Being a small boy he applied himself to task with education. Marcus preferred others over himself, putting his own welfare aside for the good of other people.His nature is obvious in his kindness and consideration for others; but his sharp intelligence is also evident in his writing and in his excellence in jurisprudence. People called him a Great Emperor and a Philosopher King. Inside you will read about...The Young MarcusTraining in OratoryAntoninus's reignAntoninus's deathPhilo...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 70 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

Billy Sing Australia's Deadliest Sniper

by Jeff Dunn

A look back at the military career of William Edward "Billy" Sing, DCM (2 March 1886 – 19 May 1943), a part Chinese Australian soldier who served in the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, best known as a sniper during the Gallipoli Campaign.He took at least 150 confirmed kills during that campaign, and may have had over 200 kills in total. He miraculously survived both the Gallipoli Campaign and the Western Front only to come home to die as a broken and forgotten hero. This is his story....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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Two Voices: Our Story

by Philip Wik

Our Story is the story of the immigration from Sweden and Ireland to the United States and Australia by my ancestors. Using original genealogical research, diaries, letters, charts, and photographs, Our Story book brings to life the challenges that the Wiks faced in different times and countries. Our Story portrays a life journey that is unique but that is also common to vast numbers of people who came to the United States in the 19th century. As you read this book, you may find that Our Story is also your story....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2019 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 12 December 2019 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 12 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
3 reviews

Gateway to Hell: Vietnam 1968: Thoughts and personal experiences of an infantry soldier

by Coleman Luck

The personal experiences of former Army infantry First Lieutenant George Coleman Luck Jr during his year in Vietnam - 1968...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
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Military Experiences of RD Isotalo

by Military Experiences of RD Isotalo

A true story of a sixteen-year-old boy who started his military career in WWII and retires after fighting in the Vietnam. Told through journal entries and photographs from Richard Dale Isot...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2019 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 12 December 2019 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 12 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Codename Intrepid: The Spymaster Who Changed World War II (Espionage)

by Ethan Quinn

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2019 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 12 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
6 reviews

The True Story of Saint Valentine of Terni, Italy

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
11 reviews

Alexander The Great: A History From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 1)

by Henry Freeman

★ Alexander the Great ★
What does it mean to be great? There have been many that have come through the sands of time proclaiming their own greatness. We see it in the news every day; leaders, heroes, tyrants, and even reality star presidential candidates claim that they are great. But what about Alexander the Great?

Inside you will read about...
✓ Alexander and the Happiness of Horses
✓ Aristotle and the First Day of School
✓ Philip’s Family Drama
✓ Enemies and Friends
✓ The Real Battle Begins
✓ Changing Tides
✓ Signs and Wonders
✓ In Pursuit of Darius
✓ Historical Autopsy

The young man from Macedonia that took the world by storm creating one of the world’s first major empires? H...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2019 onward  

Tavern Doll The Caretaker Chronicles

by Vincent Ruello

Tavern Doll is an exclusive apartment block situated in Elizabeth Bay in Sydney adjacent to the red light zone known as Kings Cross. Built in the early 60s it became a haven for war veterans and a brothel for hookers. It hosted many a wild party and lured many famous people to its embrace. This is the true story of its first and last live in caretakers and the incredible people, stories and events that happened at Tavern Doll as seen through them. Tavern Doll will lure you into its embrace as you travel from the swinging sexual 60's to the 21st century. You'll fall in love with some of the characters and feel the highs and lows as if you yourself were living at Tavern Doll. Though a short Novella it's a gripping entertaining read you will enjoy....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 60 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Hal Moore: A Life in Pictures

by Mike Guardia

The definitive photographic biography of Harold G. Moore – illustrated with more than 300 Color and B&W photographs.From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the 20th Century. Famously portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film We Were Soldiers, Hal Moore’s innovative leadership – and the bravery of his troopers – have become the stuff of legend.Step into the world of Hal Moore with this pictorial keepsake, illustrated throughout with more than 300 photographs, many of them never-before-published. This informative, photographic narrative will take the reader through Moore’s childhood in rural Kentucky, his tenure at West Point during World War II, his service in Occupied ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 2019 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 11 December 2019 onward  

MILITARY TANKS: MILITARY TANK HISTORY, NAMES, PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS

by willow rose

This is a book of different types of tanks and specs of each one. With pictures. It has tanks from 1980's 1990's and the 21st century. Very detailed....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, History, Military, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 2019 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 11 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Business & Finance, Economics, Personal Finance, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Mental Health, Self-Help
Size: 81 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 2019 onward  

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