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Crimean War Victoria Crosses: A Selection of Significant Awards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The Crimean campaign produced a number of firsts and superlatives concerning the Victoria Cross. Among them are the first deed to be rewarded with the medal, the first man to be gazetted and the first to wear it, the most Victoria Crosses for a single action, and one of the most famous actions in British military history.
The Fight For Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A graphic account of the defence of Rorke’s Drift, the battle made famous by the motion picture ‘ZULU!’ An isolated garrison of British soldiers successfully defended a field hospital and supply store against a ferocious Zulu army, which was vastly superior in number. With information taken from the JWB Historical Library, compiled over four decades.
Biting the Bullet: The Effect of Equipment in the Sepoy Rebellion its Changes in Post-Mutiny India
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Asian
A history student's essay detailing the military changes enacted after the 1857 Indian Mutiny.
Abraham Lincoln: The Formative Years 1809-1841
Price: Free! Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Covers Abraham Lincoln's life from childhood through his twenties in New Salem to his first years as a lawyer in Springfield. The book shows how he used all of his experiences--his story telling, his teaching, his studying, his friendship with the locals, his speeches to prepare for whatever was ahead of him.
History of the Seaham Infirmary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
In the majority of towns and cities in the Victorian era it was “voluntary” infirmaries that provided care for the sick, elderly and infirm. The Seaham Infirmary served the town admirably for almost one hundred and twenty five years but it could not compete with the modern, up-to-date- hospitals in the near vicinity of the town. This book documents the fine history of Seaham Infirmary.
A Kid Named Billy, a Review of "The Billy the Kid Reader"
Series: Rising Fast ยท Freebies, Book 70. Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
No figure of the American West has been harder to explain than Billy the Kid. So little has been confirmed about his life and exploits that getting at his truth is a monumental task. Hundreds of books and articles have been printed about him, as well as numerous movies made, but nothing has been as sensational as the dime novel of the 1880s and most of the books following.
The Elvaston Love Story
Series: Historical Love Stories. You set the price! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
He was an aristocrat and a confirmed bachelor She was a successful London actress their affair was the talk of the town but their marriage outraged society, so he took her to his castle in derbyshire here he created a fantasy world, a tribute to their love.
Regency Overview Book 1 Regency Life Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes give an overview of life through longer Regency years, plus a light-hearted look at the people, places, and fashions of the times.
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015 by PARIAH PRESS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester is a considered introduction to the subject of historical newsprint and song from the pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region - Jennifer Reid. A rising talent in her field of research.
Zulu War Heroes: Defenders of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Concise biographical tributes and stories of the deeds of a selection of men who played a prominent part in the defence of Rorke's Drift against an army of determined and ferocious warriors during the Zulu War of 1879. The battle was made famous by the motion picture 'Zulu!'
Easter In Images
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / Easter & Lent
This book gives a brief description of Easter and traditions from across the world. With beautiful photos of postcards, jewelry and Fabrage eggs, this book is a treasure for history collectors everywhere.
Older Gentleman's Day (Book 3 Regency Life Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
Older Gentleman’s Day is Book 3 in the Regency Life Series and shows both the fun and stresses that an older gentleman faced every day in the early 1800’s. Through historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes, it shows an older gentleman juggling the family finances while fulfilling a large list of social obligations and taking his seat in parliament.
Manet's Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Édouard Manet, the quintessential painter of modern life, was a man of his times and his paintings were powerful, often shocking and controversial representations of modern society, particularly in his depictions of women.
L'assedio di Roma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,360. Language: Italian. Published: July 7, 2014 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
La storia della caduta della Repubblica Romana nel 1849 nell'interpretazione di Carlo Pisacane.
The Day They Hanged a Banker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Social history;A miscellany of tales of fraud from the 19th century onwards. Whatever we just lived through during the crisis of 2008, our forebears got just the same. From a man that invented a country, to Ponzi's stamp collection and diamonds lying about on the desert floor. We keep on believing that the too good to be true will be true this time around.
The Great Portsmouth Christmas Fires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Portsmouth, NH suffered a trio of devastating urban fires in the early 1800s. Collectively, they are known as the Great Portsmouth Christmas Fires because each one flared within three days of Christmas. This book identifies the sources of the three fires, describes the devastation they caused, and explains how they shaped modern Portsmouth. A walking tour through the rebuilt areas is included.
1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:
Price: Free! Words: 172,070. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
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.
The Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results
Price: Free! Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: 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.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
Memoirs of a Rum-Runner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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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.

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