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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
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Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.
The Tribe Within
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Price: Free! Words: 58,750. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The Tribe Within Search of DNA Celtic tribe R1b-L513 (Book One) Where do we come from? This book proposes to solve this age old question for about 100 family surnames. Author Anthony Murphy Barrett takes the latest DNA results of one recently “found” British Isles tribe to put science and history together to present a stunning revelation of a tribal history not told for a thousand years
The Geertsema Chronicles
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2010 by LIfeLines Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
John Geertsema's account of growing up in Holland is entertaining and educational. As a young man, Geertsema participated in the war efforts against the Nazis. When his family sailed to America and became American citizens, he served in the U.S. Army as well.
To Elsie With Love
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
On their 49th anniversary, Elsie asked Wes to write the story of their marriage for her. The memoir that he wrote takes the reader on a journey from college days at the University of Oregon through WWII and into the years Wes & Elsie spent building a family together, bolstering their community, and exploring spirituality.
Secrets of the Royal Detective - The first Victorian & Edwardian bodyguard
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 69,140. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the monarchy received numerous threats and attacks by terrorists and foreign agitators. This story is about the first Royal Bodyguard - who was my great grandfather James Wood, a former soldier, and detective superintendent of police in Manchester, England. James had expert knowledge of firearms and explosives and was appointed to protect visiting Royalty & VIPs
Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by Epicenter Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A newspaper reporter recalls his youth in Fairbanks, Alaska, a dying gold-rush town that comes alive again with a wild mix of Russian and American pilots, a busy red-light district, and a round-the-clock bar scene in the 1940s war years.
Threshold: A Memoir
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Award-winning series of creative essays about how a family survives, generation after generation, across race, through time, despite distance. How do communities sustain themselves in the face of enormous change? THRESHOLD provides a pattern gleaned from one American family's struggle to thrive, against the odds.
Diagonal Ties: A family history in Wales and the North East of England
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Sixth Element Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Diagonal Ties is a fascinating account of one family’s connections throughout the generations with both the North East of England and the South of Wales. Susan Lewis CBE relates the tale of her search for ancestors with humour, an eye for detail and an intriguing insight into life during the times in which they lived.
Saudade
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Azores archipelago is isolated by thousands of miles of open ocean. In this picturesque but harsh environment, its people developed a unique culture. Herself isolated by circumstance, Ann Parker finds solace in exploring the lives of her ancestors on the Azores. The interwoven stories of Ann’s past and the Azores’ past unfold when she flees to the islands.
They Came with Cromwell The story of the Nunn Family of County Wexford, Ireland.
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,070. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is the history of the Nunn family of wexford in ireland, who came to these shores with oliver cromwell with the sole purpose of conquering all opposition in ireland, religious, political and cultural. The nunn family settlement in wexford commenced with the granting of over 3000 acres of land confiscated from the defeated irish. The family settled and reigned in wexford for over 300 years.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,380. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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This genealogy of John Akin and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” McKinney, who settled in Green County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s, reflects the events of American history from the time of the frontier to the post-World War II era and across eight generations. Biographical sketches of John and Betsy, their parents, grandparents, and over 800 descendants present the family’s history.
Bernice and John: Finally Meeting Your Parents Who Died a Long Time Ago
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
"Bernice and John" is post-war Oklahoma history as seen through the eyes of a petroleum geologist who graduated from OU in 1935, and his highly perceptive wife who, upon being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer at age 47, decided to go to college. Part memoir and part social-political commentary, B&J makes a powerful argument for Oklahoma as the model of our evolving nation,
Grey Blue Water
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,450. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi. Author Daniel Mabrey Taylor has based his novel on true accounts taken from family letters, journals, and other historical documents.
The Irreversible Life of Mann
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Ripe with irony, humor and realism, Odell Myer’s novel of young men called away to war simultaneously grips and embraces readers. Drawn into the narrative, readers soar and triumph—and crash and burn with the characters. His story has an astonishing ability to transport his listeners back to that period of time when very young people, through sacrifice and heroism, set the future course of history
Odłamki czasu (The old times)
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You set the price! Words: 140,770. Language: Polish. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Fabuła tej powieści osnuta jest wokół spirali losów ludzkich z akcji, o której niewiadomo kiedy się zaczęła,ani kiedy nastąpi jej kres.
Moonrakers at Peace and War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Navigating between fact and fiction and constantly seeking to uncover truth, Moonrakers recounts the story of immigrants from Wiltshire England to Canada and the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries as they encounter the forces governing their lives whether they are political, religious, economic, legal or social.
From Paupers to iPads
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Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A journey through seven generations, tracing a family's changing fortunes from the woollen mills of Yorkshire and the shipyards of Wales, through two world wars and into the hi-tech world of the 21st century
Hard to Turn: A History of the Camp, Gabbert, Griffin, Huskey & Webb Families of Drew County, Arkansas
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,810. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a history of the Camp, Gabbert, Griffin, Huskey & Webb families of Drew County, Arkansas and associated families: Alexander, Dodson, George, Harris, Hawkins, Marshall, McCall and Stovall. It is set in a historical background and draws heavily on primary sources such as census reports, marriage data, wills, land records, military records, official church documents, as well oral history.
The Making of Chassidim
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
A translation of a letter sent by the Rebbe Rayatz to his daughter, Rebbetzin Chayah Mushka.
Edna Matilda Dillon Luke's Search for Happiness
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Price: Free! Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The life history of Edna Matilda Dillon Luke, written by her children.