Free history Kindle books for 07 May 15

The Vietnam War Soldier Stories: Untold Tales of Soldiers on the Battlefields of the Vietnam War (Vietnam war, soldier stories, Flashing Saber, We Were … Corp, Vietnam History, Vietnam memoirs, Ma)

by Ryan Jenkins

The Heroes of One of our Most Controversial Wars, The Vietnam War

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Vietnam is one of the most hotly debated wars. Should we have been there? Did the people of Vietnam really want our help? Did our presence there really help them? These are questions that will haunt the history books for many decades or even centuries to come.

What we do know, is that some men that fought in this highly unpopular war were heroes. They put their own lives on the line, often making the ultimate sacrifice, to save the lives of other men in their units. When thinking of Vietnam it’s important to remember that many of the men there volunteered to avoid being drafted or were unwillingly drafted into service. Others volunteered under a sense of patriotism and believed in the leaders of our country. Regardless of their reason for being there, many of them fought and died.

These are the stories of the heroes. These are the stories of just a handful of men that put the good of their unit above their own personal safety in hopes that they could help one more man go home at the end of it all. Countless lives were saved through their bravery and if nothing else, their sacrifice should be remembered and honored.

Learn about the medic, who joined up against his morals to help others. Read about the man denied honors because of his skin color. Find out about the pivotal role a brave young Green Beret played in a key battle.

These were fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons. Regardless of our opinion of the war itself, we should never forget their bravery. Grab your copy today to learn more about these unsung heroes.

Comments From Other Readers

“I think that the latest Gulf War is really my generation’s version of the Vietnam War. This war really changed everything that we imagined a nation’s respond to war would be. There’s so much negativity surrounding the actions of immoral men that were there that we forget that many of them were good men, moral men. Books like this one are needed more than ever. It’s good to finally read about the good men that served in that war.” – Leslie (Oklahoma, USA)

“History books have taken the lessons of Vietnam and condensed them into a cautionary tale of negativity and depravity. Many text book authors have forgotten that the men that fought there were humans and the vast majority were good and honest men. This book brings that simple fact into the light where it should be. There was little noble about this war other than some of the men that laid their lives on the line to save each other and the innocents that they came across. We should never forget that. Bravo to the author” – David (Illinois, USA)

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The Crucifixion of Christ- An Excerpt from The Complete Medical Bible

by Dr. David Powers

Explore the medical reality of the Crucifixion of Christ for a fuller realization of the work He accomplished in His sacrifice for us. This is an excerpt from The Complete Medical Bible, a comprehensive work by Dr. David Powers, theologian and medical researcher.

Dr. David Powers is a problem solver, but sometimes that makes him a problem creator as well. He regularly conducts seminars and consults with both businesses and individuals on balancing the various aspects of life and making the pieces fit. Considered a human puzzlemaster, he has a penchant for deciphering how a client’s uniquities create a recipe for success. He is a best-selling author in the areas of cognitive psychology, experimental education theory, and adventure travel. He is a decorated veteran of both the Marine Corps and Army, and a founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Powers is a certified genius and member of the Mensa Society. He is married and the proud father of three feral boys and one princess that he and his wife homeschool. His mission in life is to find the magical best mug of coffee in the world.

Hero’s Highway: A Chaplain’s Journey Toward Forgiveness Inside a Combat Hospital

by Chaplain Burkes

After 9/11, Chaplain Norris Burkes assumed the unenviable job of notifying families of those killed in combat. After his 25th such announcement, he volunteered for deployment to serve as the senior chaplain in the Air Force Field Hospital in Balad, Iraq. Inside the busiest trauma center in the world, Burkes stood with the combat wounded as they struggled to overcome both physical and moral injuries, mourn their losses, and face he issues of forgiveness. From his combat landing in Iraq, to his crash-landing four months later at Baltimore-Washington International, this book will take you side-by-side with the bravest of the brave.

Contact Chaplain Norris at [email protected] or P.O. Box 247, Elk Grove, CA 95759. Twitter @chaplain. Leave your recorded comments at (843) 608-9715. Read his syndicated column at

The Scarlet Key: The Memoirs of Jason McIver

by Hannah M. Kilpatrick

For Jason McIver, the Twenties are “Roaring” for different reasons. First of all, strange dreams constantly recall his war experiences. Secondly, he receives an unusual inheritance, called the “Honor Ritual.” But there seems to be a strange connection between it, an old-time British Tory, and his late brother, Stephen.

Becoming a Turtle Part IV- My Journey Across North America- Pacific Northwest & Southwest

by Dr. David Powers

In my youthful wanderlust I embarked on a journey across North America. It was a three month journey, living out of my car, that spanned from South Carolina to Alaska. I broke down in weird secluded places, slept in a tee-pee, avoided public toilets, and experienced a level of adventure and wonderment I wonder if I will ever match. Follow me on my journey to becoming a turtle. I hope you enjoy the book, but, most of all, I hope it inspires you to take one of your own. This fourth installment covers the next leg of the trip through the Pacific Northwest and Southwest.

World War 1 Soldier Stories:: The Untold Soldier Stories on the Battlefields of WWI (World War I, WWI, World War One, Great War, Guns of August, First … Stories, dead wake, fall of the ottoman)

by Ryan Jenkins

Heroes of the “War to end all Wars”

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World War I, also known in its time as the “Great War” or the “War to End all Wars”, was an unprecedented holocaust in terms of its sheer scale. Fought by men who hailed from all corners of the globe, it saw millions of soldiers do battle in brutal assaults of attrition, which dragged on for months with little to no respite.

Tens of millions of artillery shells and untold hundreds of millions of rifle and machine gun bullets were fired in a conflict that demonstrated man’s capacity to kill each other on an unprecedented scale.

The enduring image of World War I is of men stuck in muddy trenches and of vast armies deadlocked in a fight neither could win. There were heroes though. Men who fought against odds so great, that few would survive. These are the stories of just a few.

Read about the “Devil Dog” who brought home not one, but two Medals of Honor and was even nominated for a third for his service.

Find out more about the German general who came home a hero, and dared to challenge Hitler. He was one of the few that survived doing so.

Learn about the “Jungle Fox” and his daring charges.

War is hell. Many men don’t survive that those that do are left with a lasting impression of the horrors witnessed. These stories honor those that fought for their countries and the other men who stood beside him. Pick up a copy of your own today.

Comments From Other Readers

“I’ll be honest, I didn’t pay much attention in my history class when it came to wars. They were over so why should I care? History is bound to repeat itself. In terms of war, that’s generally with tragic results. While the war itself was brutal, these brave men highlighted in the book took on immeasurable odds to save the lives of those around them. Starting with a short history of the war, it runs into these amazing stories. I wish I had paid attention when I was younger, but I’m certainly paying attention now.” – Hank (Montana, US)

“The heroics of men under the strain of war are something of a marvel. Any man that would willingly sacrifice himself for the life of another is to be commended. To do so repeatedly is heroic. Those that fight in any war for the freedom of others should all be considered heroic. There are some that stand out amongst the rest though. These are some of such stories from men who fought with valour in World War I. The author excels in his description of the history surrounding the war as well as his efforts in extoling the actions of these men. Truly a wonderful book.” – Jacques (Montreal, Canada)

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The Battle of Brandy Station: The History of the Biggest Cavalry Battle of the Civil War

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes accounts of the fighting on both sides

*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“One result of incalculable importance certainly did follow this battle, รข?? it made the Federal cavalry. Up to that time confessedly inferior to the Southern horsemen, they gained on this day that confidence in themselves and in their commanders which enabled them to contest so fiercely the subsequent battle-fields of June, July, and October.” – Major Henry B. McClellan, JEB Stuart’s adjutant general

In early June 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia occupied Culpeper, Virginia, and after their victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville against armies twice their size, the Confederate troops felt invincible and anxious to carry the war north into Pennsylvania. One of the proudest was iconic cavalry leader JEB Stuart, who had filled in admirably for the mortally wounded Stonewall Jackson the previous month at Chancellorsville. Back in command of the cavalry, Stuart bivouacked his men near the Rappahannock River, screening the Confederate army against surprise Union attacks.

Buoyed by his recent successes, Stuart held a field review on June 5, but when Lee couldn’t attend that one, he held another one in Lee’s presence on June 8. During that one, the Confederates paraded nearly 9,000 mounted troops and four batteries of horse artillery for review, which included mock battles near Brandy Station. Some of the cavalrymen and newspaper reporters at the scene complained that all Stuart was doing was “feeding his ego and exhausting the horses,” and he was referred to as a “headline-hunting show-off.”

Meanwhile, Union Army of the Potomac commander Joseph Hooker interpreted Stuart’s presence around Culpeper as a precursor to a raid on his army’s supply lines. In response, he ordered his cavalry commander, Maj. General Alfred Pleasonton, to take a combined force of 8,000 cavalry and 3,000 infantry on a raid to “disperse and destroy” the 9,500 Confederates. Crossing the Rappahannock River in two columns on June 9, 1863 at Beverly’s Ford and Kelly’s Ford, the first infantry unit caught Stuart completely off guard, and the second surprised him yet again.

In addition to being the largest cavalry battle of the war, the chaos and confusion that ensued across the battlefield also made Brandy Station unique in that most of the fighting was done while mounted and using sabers. One account of the battle noted, “Of the bodies that littered the field that day, the vast majority were found to have perished by the sword.” After 10 hours of charges and countercharges that swept back and forth across Fleetwood Hill involving drawn sabers and revolvers, Pleasonton decided to withdraw his exhausted men across the Rappahannock River. Stuart immediately claimed a Confederate victory because his men had managed to hold the field and inflicted more casualties on the enemy while forcing Pleasonton to withdraw before locating Lee’s infantry, but Stuart was trying to save face, and nobody else, including Lee, shared his view of the battle. The fact was that the Southern cavalry under Stuart had not detected the movement of two large columns of Union cavalry and had fallen prey to not one but two surprise attacks. Two days later, the Richmond Enquirer reported, “If Gen. Stuart is to be the eyes and ears of the army we advise him to see more, and be seen less. Gen. Stuart has suffered no little in public estimation by the late enterprises of the enemy.”

Lee was now painfully aware of the increased competency of the Union cavalry, as well as the decline of the seemingly once-invincible Southern mounted armed forces under Stuart. Moreover, Stuart was now smarting from the negative publicity and the hit his reputation had taken at Brandy Station, and it would go on to have an impact on the ensuing battle of Gettysburg.

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