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L'assedio di Roma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: Italian. Published: July 7, 2014 by Fuoco Edizioni. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
La storia della caduta della Repubblica Romana nel 1849 nell'interpretazione di Carlo Pisacane.
The Day They Hanged a Banker
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
Bread & Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
In 1856, one woman's family suffered from unexplained deaths. The town grew suspicious, an investigation commenced, bodies were exhumed, an affair—exposed. Polly would be arrested for the murders of her 1st husband and daughters. Her son would testify against her. Bread & Butter is the true story of Polly Frisch who poisoned her family with arsenic and the five trials it took to convict her.
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.
A Scratch with the Rebels: A Pennsylvania Roundhead and a South Carolina Cavalier
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Series: The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,370. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
James McCaskey, 100th Pennsylvania Regiment, was a farmhand who believed in individual rights for all men. Gus Smythe, Washington Light Infantry, 24th South Carolina, was a college student and a supporter of states' rights. This is the true story of how the Battle of Secessionville altered not only their own lives, but the lives of all those who shared their experiences.
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.
In and Out of the Limelight: Ann Matilda Distin Her Life and Times
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,550. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The story of ann matilda distin chronicles the life of a minor 19th century celebrity, 1790 – 1848. Part of the musical loder family she started on the bath stage as miss loder, danced and acted in london for a decade as mrs ridgway, then emerged as mrs distin and toured the UK for seven years as the pianist to the famed distin band – described as the 'beatles of their day'.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits: The Culture of the Two-Piece Bathing Dress from 1837 – 1901
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,530. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
This book focuses on the culture of swimming and sea bathing across the decades, and on women's bathing suits, noting their styles, variations, and evolution, all quoted from the original writers of that time. It has over 125 period illustrations, and is intended for costume historians, bathing enthusiasts, Victorian re-enactors, historical writers and history buffs.
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.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
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Price: $3.65 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.
Zions Promise Volume 1: The Quest Begins
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,160. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Jefferies brings to life what it is like for a family to immigrate to America under primitive conditions in this history-based, Mormon-themed novel set in the 1860's. Escaping a tyrannical father and arriving amidst the cross-currents of an emerging civil war, a growing westward expansion, and Brigham Young's colonization of the west, they find prosperity and freedom to practice their religion.
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.
Jackson's Mistake: The Real and Never Before Told Story of Anthony Butler of South Carolina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
the incredible story of anthony butler, a larger-than-life 19th century american character… and perhaps president andrew jackson’s biggest mistake.
The Battle of Vimeiro
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
It was the Battle of Vimeiro that established the reputation of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to be the Duke of Wellington.
Women and Indenture: Experiences of Indian Labour Migrants
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,770. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Pink Pigeon Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Women and Indenture offers a unique insight into the experiences of Indian women migrants under the indenture system which operated from the 1840s until the early 20th century. The largest recipient of Indian indentured migrants was Mauritius, where a majority of the population are today descended from these labourers.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Across Wyoming
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Building the Transcontinental Railroad through Nebraska had taken three years.. 36 months of dogged determination. When the construction crews finally reached Cheyenne they prepared for the grueling work ahead. They refined the organization and pace developed crossing Nebraska, but now they faced a new set of challenges, most notably the climb up "Sherman Hill", bridging Dale Creek, crossing the
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
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..
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!