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Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-50...
by Daniel V. Gallery

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English

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268

Publication Date

February 25, 2018

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<h2>“Terrific... the first-hand story of Uncle Sam’s U-Boat killers.” — <em>Chicago Daily News</em></h2><br /><br /><b>“The only thing that really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. . . .” — Winston Churchill</b><br /><br />German U-Boats were causing havoc for the Allied fleets across the oceans of the world.<br /><br />The Battle of the Atlantic had been ongoing since the beginning of the war and the Royal Navy, United States Navy and Allied merchant shipping were taking heavy casualties against these underwater terrors.<br /><br />The U-505 had been launched on 25 May 1941.<br /><br />Over the next three years she went on to sink a total of eight ships.<br /><br />But the upper hand that once had been held by U-Boats was beginning to weaken and tide began to turn in favor of the Allied navies.<br /><br />Daniel Gallery, in his brilliant memoir, explains how he led Task Group 21.12 in the battle against the U-Boat threat.<br /><br />Commanding the USS <em>Guadalcanal</em> he led his crew to sink three of these menacing submarines, but his greatest achievement was to capture the U-505 off the coast of Africa.<br /><br />He was the first American officer to capture an enemy warship since the War of 1812, and this victory gave the United States Navy not only a great victory but also the codebooks, Enigma machine and other secret materials found on board critically assisted the Allied codebreakers.<br /><br />“Excellent in several ways: it provides a fine quick survey of the whole Atlantic war, it describes the operation of the German U-boat service, and, most dramatically, it tells how an American task force under Admiral Gallery achieved the unique feat of capturing a German submarine.” — <em>Publishers’ Weekly</em><br /><br /> “One of the best non-fiction books about World War II.” — <em>Raleigh News & Observer</em><br /><br />“One of the war’s most exciting memoirs.” — <em>Chicago News</em><br /><br />“A first-rate adventure tale...suspense and excitement told with a seaman’s salty zest...excellent reading.” — <em>Chicago Sunday Tribune</em><br /><br />“A masterful job that merits the attention of every lover of sea stories.” — <em>Pittsburgh Press</em><br /><br />“Brimming with thrills.” — <em>Philadelphia News</em><br /><br />“An engrossing tale. . . . Pungent, entertaining, informative.” — <em>Navy Times</em><br /><br />“A humdinger of a sea story ... a highly readable book, trimmed from stem to stern with the writer’s irrepressible sense of humor.” — <em>Chicago Sunday Times</em><br /><br />Daniel V. Gallery was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He saw extensive action during World War II, fighting U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war, Gallery was a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. <em>Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea</em> was originally published in 1956 and he passed away in 1977.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific
by Robert Leckie

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

January 28, 2018

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<b>“One hell of a book! The real stuff that proves the U.S. Marines are the greatest fighting men on earth!” Leon Uris</b><br /><br />Robert Leckie signed up for service with the United States Marines on January 5, 1942.<br /><br />Wake Island had fallen and America was still reeling from the tragedy of Pearl Harbor.<br /><br />This vivid and personal account of one marine’s journey through the course of the war in the Pacific in World War Two.<br /><br />Leckie provides vivid, and at times humorous, details of his training in South Carolina, through to being assigned to first terrifying duties as a fighting marine.<br /><br />He was thrust into the heat of battle at Guadalcanal before seeing action across many islands of the Pacific until he was eventually wounded and evacuated from the island of Peleliu.<br /><br />Yet this fascinating autobiography is not simply about Leckie’s fighting life over the duration of the war as it also records the camaraderie of his fellow soldiers, the adventures that he enjoyed during his time off service in Melbourne, Australia, along with the day to day life of a normal marine.<br /><br />“Helmet for My Pillow is a grand and epic prose poem. Robert Leckie’s theme is the purely human experience of war in the Pacific, written in the graceful imagery of a human being who — somehow — survived.” Tom Hanks<br /><br />This work is essential reading for anyone interested in uncovering the voice of a true marine who saw some of the bloodiest battles of World War Two.<br /><br />Along with E. B. Sledge’s <em>With the Old Breed: At Peleiu and Okinawa</em> this book formed the basis for the HBO miniseries <em>The Pacific</em>.<br /><br />Robert Leckie was an American author and historian. His service with the 1st Marine Division in World War Two as a machine gunner and a scout greatly influenced his later work. <em>Helmet for my Pillow</em> was first published in 1957 and Leckie passed away in 2001.<br />
Agent High Pockets
by Claire Phillips

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

March 19, 2018

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<b><em>“To me Claire Phillips is four people:<br /><br />First she is a fellow soldier’s widow. <br /><br />Second, she is “High-Pockets,” the outstanding and resourceful spy operating in Jap-held Manila for over 2 years. <br /><br />Third, she is a guerrilla officer; determined and able leader and organizer of the Manila underground. <br /><br />Last, she is ‘Comadre,’ the intensely patriotic, and spiritually strong godmother of ragged, desperate men.”</em> Major John Peyton Boone </b><br /><br /><em>Agent High Pockets</em> is the remarkable story of a fascinating woman who under the pressures of war found any resourceful means to aid her friends against their common enemy, the Japanese, through the tumultuous years of World War Two.<br /><br />This memoir, written by Claire Phillips, shortly after World War Two provides brilliant detail into her life as she spied, smuggled information, and funneled aid to American guerilla fighters who were hidden in the jungles surrounding Manila.<br /><br />Shortly after arriving in the Philippines she fell in love with Sgt. John V. Phillips and became engaged to marry him. But before the ceremony could take place the Japanese Imperial Army invaded, forcing Phillips and her fiancé to retreat to the Bataan peninsula and conduct a quick ceremony in the jungle.<br /><br />Claire’s resourcefulness allowed her survive through these turbulent years and she opened a nightclub, Club Tsubaki, on the Manila waterfront. The Japanese officers who frequented it had little knowledge that they were paying for the contraband that Claire and her friends were smuggling to POW camps and their loud, drunken conversations were being quickly relayed to American guerillas in the surrounding jungles.<br /><br />She could not evade Japanese authorities forever, however, and in May 1944 she was arrested. While at the notorious Bilibid Prison she endured numerous forms of torture but refused to give any information away.<br /><br />This remarkable account should be essential reading for anyone interested in the war in the Pacific and how civilians who had been caught up in the conflict fought to survive and support their country.<br /><br />Claire was later given the Medal of Freedom for her activities through the course of the war. Her citation reads: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of Army Regulations 600-45, the Medal of Honor is awarded to you by the Commander-in-Chief, Far East, for the meritorious service which has aided the United States in the prosecution of the war against Japan in the Southwest Pacific Areas, from June 1942 to June 1944.” <br /><br />After she returned to the United States she wrote her account of this time which was published as <em>Manila Espionage</em> in 1947. Her book was the basis of a Hollywood feature film, <em>I Was an American Spy</em>, released in 1951 and starring Anne Dvorak as Phillips. She died of meningitis in 1960.<br />
Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut
by James P. Duffy

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 06, 2015

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This vivid and impeccably researched book details the life and Civil War battles of Admiral David Farragut. It shines a spotlight and shares new details about the admiral's leadership of the mission to recapture the port of New Orleans from the Confederacy - a campaign historians consider one of the most daring in military history.<br /><br />Farragut is perhaps best known for his order to “Damn the torpedoes.... Full speed ahead." during the Battle of Mobile Bay, which has become a touchstone and rallying cry for the United States Navy.<br /><br />A sweeping and riveting telling of Farragut's career and campaigns, Lincoln's Admiral offers fascinating insights into the strategy and decisions of one of the greatest military leaders on the Civil War - and of all time.
Sink 'Em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific
by Charles A. Lockwood

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English

Pages

351

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>‘This is a book of substantial importance. Here is an account of U.S. Navy submarine operations in the Pacific by the flag officer responsible for their direction throughout the war. It is that sort of book-written by a prime authority who holds strong opinions and is not afraid to air them; whose treatment is always suggestive and strikes sparks in every chapter.’ – <em>The Naval Review</em></b><br /><br /><em>Sink ’Em All</em>, was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II. <br /><br />Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers and crews of the submarines, and retells their wartime successes and tragedies with an intimacy and realism often missing in second-hand accounts. <br /><br />Lockwood also recounts his efforts to improve the provisions and after-patrol accomodations of the submariners, and of his on-going struggle to improve the effectiveness of torpedoes and other tools vital to the war effort.<br /><br />'It is a balanced and surprisingly objective account adequately supported by statistics and containing some interesting conclusions.' <em>The Naval Review</em><br /><br /><b>Charles Andrews Lockwood</b> (May 6, 1890 – June 7, 1967) was a vice-admiral and flag officer of the United States Navy. He is known in submarine history as the commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet during World War II. He devised tactics for the effective use of submarines, making the members and elements of "silent service" key players in the Pacific victory.
Last Chapter
by Ernie Pyle

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English

Pages

140

Publication Date

May 21, 2018

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<b>The Battle of Okinawa was the very last pitched battle of the Second World War, and it was here, at Ie Shima, that our greatest war correspondent, Ernie Pyle, tragically lost his life.</b><br /><br />After covering the war from the British home front to North Africa, Italy, and France, he left the European Theater to go to the Pacific to cover what would be the last few months of conflict with the Japanese forces.<br /><br />Instead of recounting the discussions and activities of generals or the movements of armies, Pyle captured the daily lives of the common soldier and showed the public how their brothers, fathers and sons were experiencing the war.<br /><br />Rather than covering the war from safety, he threw himself into the heat of battle so that he could fully understand and record what the fighting men were going through.<br /><br /><em>Last Chapter</em> is a collection of his last articles that he wrote while witnessing the conflict in the Pacific.<br /><br />During his time in the Far East he spent time in the occupied Marianas, with pilots and aircrew of B-29’s as they flew in missions over the Japanese mainland, with sailors in the hundreds of boats that were swarming the Pacific Ocean, and with marines as they were preparing for the assault of Okinawa.<br /><br />"No man in this war has so well told the story of the American fighting man as American fighting men wanted it told", wrote Harry Truman. "He deserves the gratitude of all his countrymen." <br /><br />“These pages will of course have a commemorative value, mark an end to one of the best known, best loved figures of the war.” <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />Ernie Pyle was the most celebrated war correspondent of World War Two. His work ran in one-hundred and forty-four papers and reached an audience of forty million Americans. His brilliant portrayal of the everyday fighting man in World War Two won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. <em>Last Chapter</em> was first published in 1946 after Pyle had been killed at Ie Shima on 18th April, 1945.<br /><br />
Anthony Bourdain: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)
by David Blum

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English

Pages

31

Publication Date

December 16, 2013

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From his drug-addled youth (“I wanted to be a heroin addict long before I could get my hands on any heroin”) to the crowd-sourcing of food criticism (“the chickens have gnawed their way through the chicken wire”), author-chef-television host Anthony Bourdain lets loose on himself and the food world in a wide-ranging and provocative Kindle Singles Interview. In between jet-setting expeditions for new episodes of his hit CNN series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” the bad-boy chef sat down recently for lunch at a New York bistro and served up an extended conversation, medium rare, covering all aspects of Bourdain’s extraordinary life.<br /><br />The interview was conducted by David Blum, who works for Amazon as the editor of Kindle Singles. Blum began his career as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and has been the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice, the New York Press and 02138 Magazine. He was previously a writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, and a contributing editor at New York and Esquire magazines. He has written two books: "Flash in the Pan: The Life and Death of an American Restaurant" (1992), and "Tick...Tick...Tick...: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes" (2004).<br /><br />Cover design by Adil Dara Kim<br />
Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius

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English

Pages

190

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<DIV><B>Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history</B><BR /><BR /> Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius’s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine’s <I>Confessions </I>for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These writings, composed between 161 and 180 CE, set forth Aurelius’s Stoic philosophy and stress the importance of acting in a way that is moral and just rather than self-indulgent.<BR /><BR /> This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.</DIV>
My Experiences in the World War
by John J. Pershing

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English

Pages

685

Publication Date

April 16, 2018

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<b>On 6th April 1917 the United States declared war on Germany.<br /><br />By the May 1918 there were over one million American troops stationed in France and making their way to the frontlines under the leadership of General John J. Pershing.</b><br /><br />World War One had been a stalemate for the previous three years as both sides had become bogged down in trench warfare. <br /><br />The impact that the American Expeditionary Force made to the outcome of the First World War can never be underestimated.<br /><br />By the summer of 1918 American troops were providing the knockout blow in a series of fierce battles, such as at Château-Thierry, Belleau Wood, Saint-Mihiel and Argonne Forest. <br /><br />Although the American Expeditionary Forces had been inexperienced at 1917, by the end of the war Pershing had shaped it into a modern, efficient, and combat-tested army. <br /><br />Indeed, in the last of offensive of the war, known as the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Pershing commanded his men to break-out of the confines of trench warfare and succeeded in recovering over 200 square miles of French territory from the German army.<br /><br /><b></b><h2><b>Pershing’s brilliant account of this period <em>My Experiences in the World War</em> was a Pulitzer Prize Winner for History in 1932 and should be essential reading for anyone interested in the American involvement of the First World War.</b></h2><br /><br />The first volume of the memoir covers the period from Pershing’s selection as commander of the A. E. F. through to the 1918 German Spring Offensive. The second volume follows on from this and covers all of the A. E. F.’s major engagements through until their victory parade in Paris in November 1918. These two volumes have been combined and sold as one book to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.<br /><br />John J. Pershing served as the commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War One. He asserted that the American forces should not be incorporated into other Allied armies but would operate as a separate unit. He was the only American to be promoted in his own lifetime to General of the Armies rank, the highest possible rank in the United States Army. His book <em>My Experiences in the World War</em> was first publishing in New York in 1931. He passed away in 1948.<br /><br /><br />
Get Published: Simple steps to get published and grow your busine...
by Paul Brodie

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English

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125

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June 18, 2018

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