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My Father
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Price: Free! Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Looking for why we are what we've become by examining our family history.
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 Waymouths: Devon Venturers
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Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
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
Not From The Wind
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Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors whose names do not appear in written history? This readable book sets the daily lives of the author's forebears in context against a background of rebellion, famine, oppression and emigration. The stories of these man and women are tales of tragedy and hardship but also uplifting stories of courage, survival and triumph of spirit.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
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Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
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.
Büyükelçi
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: Turkish. Published: March 30, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Bir tarafta Nazi Almanya'sı ve Hitler, diğer tarafta Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Büyükelçisi Behiç Erkin. Bir tarafta insanlığını unutan Naziler, diğer tarafta insanlığını hiçbir zaman unutmamış bir avuç Türk diplomatı, Bir tarafta Hitler'in “Nihai Çözüm” söylemi, diğer tarafta “ülkemde din, dil, ırk ayrımı yoktur” anlayışı…
Dear Susie: Tales from the Mill Village
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a series of short stories taking place in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina, revolving around life in a textile/cotton mill village. The stories center around the author's family and friends. It is a humorous look back at what life was like in a small town in scenes from the 1930's through the 1960's.
A Yorkshire Family Genealogy. Family Trees from Yorkshire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
A Yorkshire Family Genealogy contains 13 Family Trees with thousands of names,dates,births,marriages and deaths of families from the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Including some of the families who emigrated to the USA and Australia. All the families are connected to each other through married and together they make up A Yorkshire Family Genealogy.
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.
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
The Inventor’s Fortune Up For Grabs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In 1913, Art Hadley invented the expansion bracelet and amassed considerable wealth. When Art's children died, his fortune was up for grabs. Told from that of the attorney, who negotiated a $1.8 million settlement, and one of the heirs he represented - this true story tells how a group of cousins, could unite and journey on a six-year odyssey of setbacks, divisive stubbornness and victories.
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.
Romance at Sheppard Field 1944
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Vern Ludwick was born December 21, 1916 in Wyoming. His family eventually moved to California. He met the love of his life in 1944 at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas, while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Forces. He married the woman he fell in love with on December 8, 1944. This is the story of the beginning of the love between the young couple, Vern and LaFaye.
The Children of Mars
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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Written by Norbert L. Mercado, The Children of Mars is novel about an unusual friendship that took place between a Filipino guerrilla and a Japanese Captain in the darkest days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
"This book was born from the stories my father told me and my adventure of growing up in a freer time. I realized from a young age how fortunate I had been to have exposure to such a varied experience and I wanted my children to know these people when my dad and I were gone. Cast your memory back and enjoy." ~ Janet Clarkson
Letters From Paris
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,980. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a short personal history in the form of letters written by my mother while we lived in France for a year and a half in 1959 and '60. As the editor, I've added a few comments and clarifications, but for the most part, the letters tell, all by themselves, an interesting narrative of a young woman, wife, and mother struggling to raise a family of three young children in an unfamiliar setting.