Tightwad Tuesday — Affordable eBooks — World War II

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This week I thought I’ll find some free books dealing with World War II. If you follow this blog you know that I read a lot of WWII books, I find that period in history both horrifying and fascinating at the same time. With each book I read, I discover something new, some new fact or story. There were tremendous acts of disgrace and horror, but also many acts (unfortunately not as many) of humanity and kindness.

At the time of this post, the books below were free or $2.99 — please check before downloading.

 

 

 

The Battle of Stalingrad: A Very Brief History by Mark Black

 

The Battle of Stalingrad: A Very Brief History
by Mark Black

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Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.

The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the most important campaigns of the war in Europe, inflicting huge losses on the German forces; losses from which they never really recovered. This is the story of a battle raged for almost seven months, and was often fought from street to street, with soldiers engaged in close quarters combat. By the end, the number of casualties reached around two million, including large numbers of civilians.

The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible.

With The Very Brief History series, anyone can become a history expert!

 

 

 

Tarantella: A Love Story by Siomonn Pulla

 

 

Tarantella: A Love Story
by Siomonn Pulla

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Two men, one woman, and an ancient and dangerous Italian tradition.

The strong bond between First Class Italian Air Force Mechanic, Marco Delgobo, and Canadian Private Peter McMillan, is tested by the power of love and the magic of two very old witches in an ancient medieval village in the foothills of Molise Italy. The two men must escape the retreating Nazi occupation of Italy and face death to win the heart of Limosano’s beautiful Carmella.

 

 

 

The Spear of Destiny by ME Brines

 

The Spear of Destiny
by ME Brines

supernatural alternate history novella

The Spear of Destiny is the story of special operations agent Stuart Mackenzie and his mission to steal an ancient artifact from the Wewelsburg, a medieval fortress the SS had turned into an occult research center. A theological student before his wartime experiences left him doubting a God who would allow such suffering, he finds himself sent to steal the very spear that pieced the side of Christ. But is it all just munbo-jumbo, or does the Spear have real powers? And what are the Nazis doing with it? Was the Holocaust merely an insane act of a racist madman? Or an ingeniously evil way to provide the human sacrifices needed to cast a war-winning enchantment?

9 Lives: An Oral History by Aaron Elson

9 Lives: An Oral History
by Aaron Elson

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“After the battle, we picked up a German soldier who had been wounded,” said Arnold Brown, who was a company commander in the 90th Infantry Division during World War II. “He had been shot in the leg with a .50-caliber bullet, and he had laid out overnight in this freezing, subzero weather. Both his arms and both of his legs were frozen stiff as a board. He begged us to shoot him. …”
Brown’s is one of nine narratives drawn from oral history interviews conducted by Aaron Elson, founder of the World War II Oral History and author of “Tanks for the Memories.” Each story is as compelling and dramatic as it is a small but important piece of history.
“I couldn’t do it,” Brown went on. “I asked for a volunteer. Even if he survived, he’d have to have both arms and both legs amputated, and this could have been a mercy killing. But these battle hardened soldiers that had been fighting the Germans a few minutes before would not volunteer. One soldier, out of sympathy for the suffering and bravery of this soldier, lit a cigarette and held it to his lips. Another soldier brought him a hot cup of coffee and held it so he could get coffee until we got the litter jeep up there and sent him to the rear.”
This collection also includes three accounts of the tragic Kassel Mission bombing raid of Sept. 27, 1944, on which 25 B-24 Liberators of the 445th Bomb Group were shot down in a single battle, resulting in the highest one-day losses for a single bomb group in 8th Air Force history.

 

 

 

Tracking Down Gruppenführer Kunitz (Simon Wolfe Mystery) by David Del Bourgo

 

Tracking Down Gruppenführer Kunitz (Simon Wolfe Mystery)
by David Del Bourgo

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Ten years before Simon Wolfe was an inspector on the San Francisco Police Department, he assassinated Nazis. In this Prequel to the mystery novel Prague Spring, Simon works with his lover Mara in 1949 pre-war Paris to track down a low-level German adjutant who reported to an S.S. officer named Gruppenführer Kunitz. When Mara guesses the adjutant is still in touch with his old boss Kunitz, she comes up with a plan to use seduction to find Kunitz’s whereabouts. Simon must keep the lid on his jealousy as he helps Mara break the adjutant’s heart. If you enjoy this prequel to the novel Prague Spring, also by David Del Bourgo, download Prague Spring to find out how Simon Wolfe comes to the U.S. and becomes an inspector with the San Francisco Police, and how he is blackmailed with his past as an assassin in order to back him off an investigation into the death of a U.S. Congressman’s son.

 

 

 

World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940) [Kindle Edition] Ruby Alice Side-Thompson (Author), Victoria Aldridge-Washuk (Editor), Adele Thompson-Aldridge (Illustrator)

 

World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman’s Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940)
Ruby Alice Side-Thompson (Author), Victoria Aldridge-Washuk (Editor), Adele Thompson-Aldridge (Illustrator)

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Imagine yourself seeing hundreds of Messerschmitt war planes overhead and hearing the explosion of bombs being dropped around you. Wondering if this is the day one will fall on your house.

Ruby Side Thompson’s personal diary was written during the terrifying World War Two London Blitz. Her diary is a true and detailed account of what she experienced during that horrific time. The diary chronicles Ruby’s struggle to survive in the midst of a horrendous war, where London is bombed nightly.

Ruby speaks candidly about her unhappiness enduring an unsatisfactory marriage. She was the mother of seven sons, two of whom were enlisted in the R.A.F. One of which became an amputee as the result of hitting a land mine and the other son was captured and sent to a concentration camp as a prisoner of war. Her tale is a mix of the commonplace and the historic as seen through her eyes.

The diary was an outlet for Ruby’s thoughts and feelings that could not be spoken out loud; however, in publishing the diary it gives readers an honest and unfiltered look back at a time that may have been long since forgotten.

Join Ruby on her trying journey as she tries to keep her life and family together during this difficult time in history.

This is volume one of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.

 

 

The Diary of a RAF Lancaster Bomber Pilot  by Les Joy

 

The Diary of a RAF Lancaster Bomber Pilot  
by Les Joy

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My name is Leslie Joy (Les to my friends), and I was born on the 16th March 1923 in Bradford, Yorkshire. This is my true story of how at the age of 19 I joined the RAF, fell in love with a Tiger Moth, got my wings and flew as a Lancaster Bomber pilot in World War II, and survived – just!

Zohar – Man of la Book

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