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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
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.
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.
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: $5.99 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Letters From Grandpa
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Every letter in this collection can change your life - reinforcing an old perspective or revealing flaws in human habit with one of a kind observations. Together these letters stand as the wisdom of a century, a great philosophical work arising from a nation's commitment to freedom and liberty; And a passionate love of language and correspondence between a loving grandpa and his grandchildren.
Odyssey of Courage
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 86,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Odyssey of Courage was born while I was sitting at the feet of one of the most revered woman of my life, my grandmother, Mrs. Cordelia Angelique King. Her dignity and pride were unsurpassed. Her passion and joys were her God, her husband, her children and her four-dot Levi Garrett snuff which she enjoyed most of her eighty years. She instilled character, morals and values in each of us.
Night Train to Nisswa
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a true story about the 1916 Packard, Iowa train wreck and the effect it had on three families from Traer, Iowa - the Van Vlietes, the Kobers, and the Dunlaveys.
Ishmael, The Arhcer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,990. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Blessed are the seeds of Abraham. These are the sons of Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael. The brothers were born to lead a people; one born free and the other of a slave woman. The Scripture gives no account of Isaac are Ishmael having animosity toward one another. These two men were promised to receive great things from Yahweh their Heavenly Father and their seed will be a blessing for all nations.
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.
Remember Wen?
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Remember Wen?" is an autobiographical collection of poems and short stories recounting the boyhood memories of Rodney Foster. As an introduction to a greater cross-section of people to Trinidad and Tobago society, Foster records his experiences as a person born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and asks us to recall our own memories and experiences as we read his work.
From Prussia to Russia to North America: 300 Years
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
A valuable reference for descendants and genealogists, "From Prussia to Russia to North America: 300 Years" documents the early history of the Anabaptists, the Mennonites in Prussia, and in the New Russia. A concise history of the Mennonites in the Ukraine, it includes documentation of the southern Minnesota Quiring, Siemen, Harder, and Sawatzky families of the Mt Lake and Butterfield vicinit
Edith B. Ziegenhorn Diaries - A Young Girl's Life In Claytonville, Illinois - 1914 to 1917
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,610. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Art
Transcribed diaries of Edith B. Ziegenhorn. The diaries are from Feb. 1914 to Mar. 1917. Edith begins writing when she is fifteen and describes the daily life of family, friends, and the chores and hardships of living in the small community of Claytonville, Illinois. The editor left all grammar and spelling errors in to reflect the truth of her writing.
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.
1862 Diary of Mary M. Baker from Orrington, Maine
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Mary M. Baker began writing this diary when she was twenty-three years old. It is the beginning of the Civil War and several of her town friends did enlist. All around her people are dying from various diseases, but life continued on. Mary describes daily life and what she and her friends did, be it going to school or church meetings, traveling to see relatives.