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Hitler’s Pre-Emptive War Free Today from Amazon Kindle Store

Hitler’s Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940 by Henrik O. Lunde is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and can be yours if you click here.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This book describes the often overlooked World War II campaign for Norway—a complex series of battles in which Hitler out-gambled Churchill in order to secure a vital resource lifeline for the Third Reich.

After Hitler conquered Poland and was still fine-tuning his plans against France, the British began to exert control of the coastline of neutral Norway, an action that threatened to cut off Germany’s iron-ore conduit to Sweden and outflank from the start its hegemony on the Continent. The Germans responded with a dizzying series of assaults, using every tool of modern warfare developed in the previous generation. Airlifted infantry, mountain troops and paratroopers were dispatched to the north, seizing Norwegian strongpoints while forestalling larger but more cumbersome Allied units.

The German navy also set sail, taking a brutal beating at the hands of Britannia, while ensuring with its sacrifice that key harbors could be held open for resupply. As dive-bombers soared overhead, small but elite German units traversed forbidding terrain to ambush Allied units trying to forge inland. At Narvik, some 6,000 German troops battled 20,000 French and British, until the Allies were finally forced to withdraw by the great disaster in France, which had then gotten underway.

Henrik Lunde, a native Norwegian and former U.S. Special Operations colonel, has written the most objective account to date of a campaign in which 20th-century military innovation found its first fertile playing field.

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Irish History Free Kindle Book

Just in time for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day event, Amazon has put 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Irish History by Tyan Hackney, Amy Hackney Blackwell, and Garland Kimmer free today.  It has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on three customer reviews, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/feMUh7 into your computer’s web browser.

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Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney, 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Inside, you’ll learn about about:

  • · Lives of the ancient Celts until the British invasions
  • · Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono!
  • · The Potato Famine and Immigration (were there really gangs of New York?)
  • · Irish music and dance
  • · Folklore, faeries, and leprechauns

Complete with a Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish!

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Civil War History free Kindle Book

Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More than 100 True Stories by C. Brian Kelly is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has not received any customer reviews: why not be the first?  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here.

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The Civil WAR You Never Knew…
Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and decorated generals lie more than 100 intensely personal, true stories you haven’t heard before. In Best Little Stories from the Civil War, soldiers describe their first experiences in battle, women observe the advances and retreats of armies, spies recount their methods, and leaders reveal the reasoning behind many of their public actions. Fascinating characters come to life, including:

Former U.S. Senator Robert Toombs of Georgia, who warned the Confederate cabinet not to fall for Lincoln’s trap by firing on reinforcements, thereby allowing Lincoln to claim the South had fired the first shots of the war at Fort Sumter.

Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut, who disbanded the 13th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, scattered its men, gave its guns to other units, and ordered its officers home, accusing all of cowardly performance in battle.

Thomas N. Conrad, a Confederate spy operating in Washington, who warned Richmond of both the looming Federal Peninsula campaign in the spring of 1863 and the attack at Fredericksburg later that year.

Private Franklin Thomson of Michigan, born as Sarah Emma Edmonds, who fought in uniform for the Union during the war and later was the only female member of the postwar Union Grand Army of the Republic.

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