Tightwad Tuesday — Free or Affordable eBooks — Military Strategy

August 28, 2012

Military Strategy… can books get anymore interesting?
Reading about heroics in battle is the stuff which makes books exciting, but strategy is what makes them interesting.
Heck, The Hunger Games is about strategy as much as the Killer Angels is even though they are two very different styles of storytelling and genre. Of course there is the grandaddy of all military strategy books, The Art of War which is being talked about today as much as it was many moons ago.

The lessons in these books do not belong only on the battlefield, but in everyday life whether at home or in business. Check them out, let me know what you think.

Check out the books below, I only found one for free but the rest are $0.99 at the time this post was written.

Authors: If you’d like  your book to be fea­tured on Tight­wad Tues­days please email me.

Harold' The Last of The Saxon Kings [Illustrated] by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Harold’ The Last of The Saxon Kings [Illustrated]
by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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Harold Godwinson, (1022 – October 14, 1066 A.D.) also known as Harold II, is widely regarded as the last Anglo-Saxon King of England before the Norman Conquest. Harold reigned from January 5 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October of that same year, fighting the Norman invaders, led by William the Conqueror.

Gallipoli Diaries of the British Commanding General (Complete Vol I & II) by  General Sir Ian Hamilton

Gallipoli Diaries of the British Commanding General (Complete Vol I & II)
by  General Sir Ian Hamilton

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The Gallipoli Campaign took place at Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey from 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916, during the First World War. A joint British Empire and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Istanbul. The first D-day style invasion was launched to captures of the Turkish gun emplacements so that the British navy could and secure a sea route to Russia. The attempt failed, with heavy casualties on both sides.

These are the Diaries of the British General Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO TD (16 January 1853 — 12 October 1947) General Hamilton was the commander of the forces during the Battle of Gallipoli.

Memoirs of General Sherman William T. Sherman

Memoirs of General Sherman
by William T. Sherman

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Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington. These are in process of compilation; but, at the rate of progress for the past ten years, it is probable that a new century will come before they are published and circulated, with full indexes to enable the historian to make a judicious selection of materials.
What is now offered is not designed as a history of the war, or even as a complete account of all the incidents in which the writer bore a part, but merely his recollection of events, corrected by a reference to his own memoranda, which may assist the future historian when he comes to describe the whole, and account for the motives and reasons which influenced some of the actors in the grand drama of war.
I trust a perusal of these pages will prove interesting to the survivors, who have manifested so often their intense love of the “cause” which moved a nation to vindicate its own authority; and, equally so, to the rising generation, who therefrom may learn that a country and government such as ours are worth fighting for, and dying for, if need be.
If successful in this, I shall feel amply repaid for departing from the usage of military men, who seldom attempt to publish their own deeds, but rest content with simply contributing by their acts to the honor and glory of their country.
WILLIAM T. SHERMAN,

A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho: 1645) by Miyamoto Musashi

A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho: 1645)
by Miyamoto Musashi

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The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. It is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists: for instance, some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work. ? Excerpted from The Book of Five Rings on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Art of War by Sunzi (Author), Lionel Giles (Translator)

The Art of War
by Sunzi (Author), Lionel Giles (Translator)

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2 Comments

  • Sharon Henning August 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I appreciate your Tightwad Tuesdays. I just downloaded the Sherman and Art of War books. I did it through your site so I hope you got some kind of kick back for it (even if it was a tiny one:)

    • Zohar - Man of la Book August 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for the comment and yes, I do get a kickback 🙂
      Of course all of the “profits” go to maintain the blog.

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