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Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance. Students of magic history will enjoy this first formal work of research on the "polynational" entertainer.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
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Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Northern England's manufacturing towns took to Chess and 1857 saw Manchester (Macclesfield's huge neighbour) host the world’s 2nd international tournament. The 1886 businessmen and civic leaders who founded Macclesfield Chess Club were entangled in local politics: education, religion and finance. Social changes from then make this more than a history of a minor chess club in a small market town.
Unwanted Wives
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Series: Old Cases, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dingbat Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Carlyle Harris and Robert Buchanan had several things in common. Both worked in the medical field, with Harris a medical student and Buchanan a practicing physician. Both lived in New York City in the early 1890s. And both had wives they didn't want. 5,000 words
Voyages Through Life: The Story of John Dunlop Allison
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Price: Free! Words: 50,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The true adventure story of life at sea in the 19th century, of wars and wives, of gold fever and greed, of death and disease, of storms and shipwrecks all over the world. John Dunlop Allison appears to have written his memoirs in 1909, as he approached ‘the allotted life of man, three score and ten’, which were discovered and transcribed over 100 years later by his great-grandson.
The Indian Mutiny - A Brief History
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Series: A Brief History, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 12,400. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
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The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A lone Prussian cavalryman, a straggler from a routed army, fortifies himself with drink and sets off after three armed Frenchmen with no thought for his own safety.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
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Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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Immerse yourself in Victorian era intrigue and the world of publican Josephine. A story never before told. A suspicious death, a coroner’s inquest, a Supreme Court verdict of fraud and a family cut out of a last minute will. Did Josephine kill this man and three others? Climb aboard the investigative journey. Includes readers’ guide for book group. Follow on Twitter for added colour.
The Zulu Wars - A Brief History
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Series: A Brief History, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 6,160. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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The Anglo – Zulu wars, a clash between the might of the British Empire with the African Zulu Kingdom, began in 1879. The British forces, led by Lord Chelmsford, invaded Zululand. Many battles ensued, including a stunning Zulu victory at Isandlwana, and the near-collapse of the garrison at Rorke’s Drift. However, in the end, the British were triumphant. The Zulu would no longer be free.
Three Governors From Greensboro, Alabama
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You set the price! Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Three citizens of Greensboro, Alabama have gone on to become governor of that state. This book chronicles the lives of Israel Pickens, John Gayle, and Thomas Seay, all from the small Alabama town of Greensboro.
The Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results
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Price: Free! Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The proliferation of smoking sparked the first public debate about its effects. Beginning in 1857, this passionate debate of those both for and against the use of tobacco was laid out in the British Medical Journal The Lancet.
Canale di Brenta
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Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: Italian. Published: January 18, 2013 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
I contrabbandieri del Canale di Brenta erano parte integrante del tessuto sociale di questa terra di confine da sempre abituata a vivere in armonia con la natura di una terra aspra e selvaggia. Caratteri forti e sinceri che si riflettevano nei tratti del viso, nel passo sicuro e nel portamento fiero.
How International Football Started - Scotland v England 1872
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2013 by The New Curiosity Shop. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
England v Scotland is the world football’s oldest rivalry, and this fascinating book tells the story of how it all began. Sports historian Andy Mitchell, former head of communications at the Scottish FA, has researched the events that led to the creation of a global phenomenon. He brings to life the players who set the ball rolling in first international in Glasgow on 30 November 1872.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West
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You set the price! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
From the Autobiography and Monologue of the Honorable William F. Cody, aka. Buffalo Bill and his amazing Wild West Show comes this great story of the true life adventures of buffalo bill, See how he grow up and experience one of his wild west shows first hand.
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The California Trail through Battle Mountain was a hotbed of Indian-emigrant altercations and battles. The emigrants’ livestock had worn out and their food supplies were low. Here, they clashed with desperate Western Shoshone who had lost their food supplies and life style.
Foglie di tabacco
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: Italian. Published: December 15, 2013 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Qualcosa di reale da strappare all’oblìo, storie minime legate a luoghi e oggetti di per sé incapaci di ricordo. Un vagare assorto nell’interiorità alle spalle di fatti e accadimenti umani. Evocazioni struggenti, pagine lontane, mondi scomparsi e gesti minimi di una semplicità scarna che sembrano comunicare con noi.
Die evangelischen Zillertaler in Schlesien
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,330. Language: German. Published: May 3, 2012 by Edition Tirol. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Protestantism
Die evangelischen Zillertaler in Schlesien
Memoirs of a Rum-Runner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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This is the true life story of a Spaniard in the New World. Landing in Mexico as a boy in 1816, Clemente is at heart an entrepreneur, or mafioso; he hustles through wars, gambles against revolutionaries, teetering from one side of the law to the other. Between Havana, Tampico and New Orleans, he amasses fortunes and shakes his fist at death. A bronze statue of him still stands in Utrera, Spain.
Jack the Ripper in the New Zealand Press
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
“Jack the Ripper” was one of several names given to a serial killer active in London in 1888. Newspaper coverage, both at home and overseas, was extensive but few people with an interest in Jack have had easy access to this material. Indeed it is fair to say that some of the many authors who have written about the case have paid scant regard to contemporary archives!
1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:
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You set the price! Words: 172,070. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
An analysis of who was sentenced to death and who was hung, for what, and how, in early 19th Century London, accompanied by records of their trials.
John Somerset Pakington: his first 50 years
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,440. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
A biography of the Sir John Pakington of Westwood Park, Droitwich, born in 1799, who was MP for Droitwich, Worcestershire for 37 years. At Westminster he served on many select committees, including that investigating the Andover Union scandal. He was also much involved in Worcestershire affairs..