• Biography,  War

    Over the top by Arthur Guy Empey (Biography) PDF book 1917 WWI

    Over the top  by Arthur Guy Empey  (Biography) PDF book 1917 Arthur Guy Empey was an American soldier, author, actor, and filmmaker. He served with the British Army during World War I, and upon his return wrote a popular autobiographical book, Over the Top, which sold over a quarter-million copies He left the United States at the end of 1915 frustrated at its neutrality in the conflict at that point and traveled to London, England, where he voluntarily enlisted with the 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), T.F., of the British Army, going on to serve with it in the 56th (London) Division on the Western Front as a bomber and…

  • Civil war,  Editor's Picks,  Novels,  War

    And quiet flows the Don; a novel (1925) PDF book by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov

    Download And quiet flows the Don; a novel (1925 ) PDF book by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov Mikhail Sholokhov’s Quiet Flows the Don (that’s the complete and unabridged English edition of Tikhii Don, “The Quiet Don” in the original Russian) is not an easy book to read. It’s not something for those who have limited attention spans and/or no knowledge of history. And, though it’s a novel of war, it’s emphatically not for those who are looking for action.And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Russian: Тихий Дон, literally “The Quiet Don”) is an epic novel in four volumes by Russian writer Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov. The first three…

  • Biography,  War

    Letters and diary by Alan Seeger Free PDF book (1917)

    Letters and diary by Alan Seeger Free PDF book (1917) Alan Seeger Alan Seeger was an American war poet who fought and died in World War I during the Battle of the Somme, serving in the French Foreign Legion. Seeger was the brother of Charles Seeger, a noted American pacifist, and musicologistExcerptThose who have read the published poems of Alan Seeger and the sympathetic sketch of his life by Mr. William Archer, in his introduction, cannot have failed to appreciate the motives that led the young American, in his great love for France and her cause, to take up arms in her behalf as a common soldier hi the ranks…

  • Brainwashing,  History,  War

    Brainwashing in Red China (1951) PDF Book by Edward Hunter

    Brainwashing in Red China (1951) PDF book by Edward Hunter This is the first book that reveals how the Communists in China are utilizing this combination of misapplied psychology and perverted evangelism to make the Chinese impervious to all but the “straight party line.”  It is George Orwell’s 1984 brought to life—a strange, distorted world in which even Robinson Crusoe is condemned because of poor Crusoe’s reliance on individual initiative. Mr. Hunter’s account of this vicious technique is specific as well as general: A student tells how his brains were “washed” in a communist indoctrination school; another awakens from hypnotic control just in time to save his family; other chapters…

  • Novels,  War

    The Wasted Generation (1921) PDF novel by Owen Johnson

    Download The Wasted Generation (1921) PDF novel  by Owen Johnson The Wasted Generation is a philosophical study of one man’s groping progress to maturity,looking deep within himself and deep into the world around him, trying to make sense of it all, trying to see where things went wrong and what to do to make them right again. I cannot help but think that Johnson dealt with all of the issues he has his main character David Littledale puzzle through. This idea is what seems to me so sadly intriguing about WWI: it completely changed the direction society was heading. For all the people who expected life to remain forever a…

  • Medicine,  Self-Help,  Survival,  War

    War with disease PDF book by Frederick F. McCabe (1909) (Short Survival Guide)

    War with disease PDF book by Frederick F. McCabe (1909) (Short Survival Guide) We in the Army are probably brought more into direct contact with epidemics of disease, such as that which occurred at Bloemfontein, than are the average civilians. Consequently, we are better able to realize their terrible effects. Surgeon-Lieutenant MacCabe’s lectures will prove to you that these diseases are not irresistible.  They can be fought and defeated in just the same way as any other enemy, by the organization, initiative, and suitable strategy. It is simply a question of correctly weighing the powers of our enemy and adopting the best plan for defeating him. Surgeon- Lieutenant MacCabe will…

  • Espionage,  Novels,  War,  World War

    Call It Treason by George Howe Free PDF novel (1949)

    Call It Treason by George Howe Free PDF novel (1949) Excerpt from the book’s introduction There were three motives that led German prisoners of war to volunteer for service behind their own lines as spies for the American Army “riches and risk and faith.” One of each was involved in the mission described in this book, in which three men were dropped by parachute across the Rhine ahead of our advancing forces: the Tiger, a Communist with a greed for power and wealth; Paluka, a carefree daredevil looking only for adventure; and finally Happy, the son of a Berlin doctor, who knew that by risking his life he could hasten…

  • Civil war,  History,  Novels,  Shiloh,  War

    Shiloh, Free PDF Novel by Shelby Foote (1952 ) (Civil War)

    Download Shiloh Free PDF Novel by Shelby Foote (1952 ) Historical Civil War Novel  some reviews: “Shiloh is the best novel of the Civil War I have ever read. This is a remarkable achievement . . . a work of art.” Van Allen Bradley Chicago Daily News The “hero” of this novel is a battle, Bloody Shiloh, fought in early April 1862, and the story is told through the eyes of the men who were there, alternately Union and Confederate, disposed around the field, so that the two-day action is covered from side to side, flank to flank, in steady chronology. The reader, when he finishes, will have lived through…

  • Biography,  Escape,  History,  Novels,  War

    13 days, the chronicle of an escape from a German prison PDF book ( real escape story)

    13 days, the chronicle of an escape from a German prison Free PDF book (1918) by John Alan Lyde Caunter Excerpt from the author’s introduction On placing before the public this account of my escape from Germany and some episodes from my life in two prison camps, I feel that I must make clear that it was only due to the fact that I had two definite supplementary objects to attain, that I succeeded in making myself launch out in the following pages. The first of these objects is to add my quota to the information before the public relating to the treatment and existence of those who, in prisons…

  • History,  War,  World War

    World War II : a concise history PDF book by Roger W. Shugg (1947)

    World War II: a concise history PDF book by Roger W. Shugg (1947) Introduction: This book is offered to Americans as a brief military history of the war. It aims to tell the whole truth so far as it can be told now in limited space and from public sources. Care has been taken to make the text as accurate as possible, but errors are bound to occur in any attempt to cover such a vast subject. Readers are invited to call these to the attention of the Infantry Journal. Corrections will be made in later editions. While it is largely military, as any account of the war is bound…