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The Unauthorized Autobiography of W.B.: The War Years (1933-1945)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This memoir by Walter Bodlander, in his 90s, reflects on his odyssey as young German Jew in the 1930s fleeing to Switzerland, France, Palestine and returning to his native Germany as an officer in the US Army. The book explores some of the psychological adjustments of a boy, raised in a fully assimilated German family, coming to terms with his Jewish ancestry. Full of self reflection and humor.
Twelve Inventors Who Changed the World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,000. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book discusses several virtually unknown but amazing inventors and also provides incredibly impressive but little known histories of some recognized inventors. The entire technology of the world we live in today is quite literally built on the work of these individuals. A study of their achievements and the reasons for their achievements despite huge obstacles is worthwhile for anyone.
Army Engineers in New England 1775-1975: The Military and Civil Work of the Corps of Engineers in New England, Revolutionary War, George Washington, Dredging, Flood Protection, Boston Harbor
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,880. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General
This is the story of the Corps' service and accomplishments in New England from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the present. Relating the activities of the Corps to broader regional and national developments, the book should appeal to a general audience as well as to specialists.
The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
Guaranteed to keep you up long after prime time, The Box re-creates the old-time TV years through more than three hundred interviews with those who invented, manufactured, advertised, produced, directed, wrote, and acted in them. “Wondrous... An oral scrapbook of the pioneering days of our video nation” —The New York Times Book Review
Calatorie in lumea lui Marx
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: German. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
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"Traveling in Marx's world" is a book about my father's experience in the communist gulag in Romania. He, Alexander Prodan was imprisoned between 1950 and 1956 and was a victim of the famous experiment which took place in the prisions of Pitesti, Aiud and Gherla.
How Town Gas Came To Eton Wick
Price: Free! Words: 3,380. Language: British English. Published: March 24, 2015 by EtonWickHistory. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The story of gas distribution in Eton Wick long with what the Harding family did in the village between the 1920's and 1980's.
Hitch Hiking from Panama
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A true story of a precarious trip from the Galapagos Islands to California in 1967. The author was 19 years old. It was a different world then.
1964: Year Of Triumph And Tragedy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,910. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1964, the conflict in Vietnam suddenly escalated into a bloody war; the world was introduced to perhaps the greatest rock band and the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time; landmark civil rights legislation began to protect millions of disenfranchised Americans; and the Warren Commission Report created a firestorm of controversy as it tried to explain who killed the President.
Встречи со сверхчеловеком по имени Вольф Мессинг
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Russian. Published: February 1, 2013 by Wiener Literat. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Имя Вольфа Мессинга было окружено легендами еще при жизни. Телепат и ясновидящий, Мессинг работал с Фрейдом и Эйнштейном. За его голову Гитлер назначил награду. Сталин и Хрущев позаботились о его карьере «артиста». Венскому писателю Игорю Малаху посчастливилось не только быть индуктором великого телепата на его публичных выступлениях, но и общаться с ним вне концертных залов.
Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land" reveals the guts, glory, and grief of 1960s social upheaval and documents the real accomplishments wrought when dreams are forged into reality. In turn funny, heart-rending, and inspiring, these thirty-two interviews reflect not only the flavor of those times but also the continuing ethic so deeply embedded in the Baby Boom generation’s consciousness.
Bugs And Bombs: A History of the Chemical and Biological Arms Race
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Throughout the course of human history, disease and pestilence have killed far more people than wars ever have. It was only within recent decades, however, that political and military leaders have made the conscious decision to utilize disease and pestilence as weapons of war. This book is a history of the chemical and biological arms race.
The Bloviator
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 151,340. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Sex, drugs, scandals, murder, suicides and President Warren G. Harding. THE BLOVIATOR is a satirical novel, "a fiction fueled by fact," based on the true, last (and unbelievably bizarre) 6 months in the life of America's 29th President.
From Picas to Bytes: Four Generations of Seacrest Newspaper Service to Nebraska
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
How one newspaper family made their city and their state a better place to live.
Taisteluni kultaiset vuodet, Hitlerin pöytäpuheita 1941 - 1942 Martin Bormannin kirjaamina
You set the price! Words: 18,310. Language: Finnish. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Adolf Hitlerin pöytäpuheita vuosilta 1941- 1942. Mukaan on otettu suomalaisia lukijoita kiinnostavia ajatuksia Hitlerin yksityisistä pöytäkeskusteluista. Näissä käsitellään aatteellisten asioiden ohella myös Hitlerin valtaannousua ja sen aikaisia "taistelun kultaisia vuosia".
When the Babe Came to Town: Stories of George Herman Ruth's Small-Town Baseball Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"Babe" Ruth was a baseball legend. You can find out why in "When the Babe Came to Town." This book shows how the Babe connected with the fans through his many exhibition and barnstorming games."When the Babe Came to Town" is a collection of some of these stories highlighting games that Babe Ruth played in Emmitsburg, Maryland; York, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California and Cumberland, Maryland.
Titanic - My Touch With History
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Read about the amazing and touching experiences of Edith Brown Haisman and Michel Navratil. The two Titanic survivors stories were shared with Gerry MacPherson, storyteller and tour director, when in 1996 they visited the largest Titanic victim burial site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » North America
Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter to each, Kisseloff lets the eyewitnesses speak for themselves. “Indispensable... It is not only highly informative, but it is also great fun to read.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
Martin Luther King Jr. on Black Power and White Liberals
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In this fascinating essay Dr. King scholar Be Scofield explores the more radical shift in King's views towards white people and racism. How did King relate to the Black Power movement? What were it's strengths and weaknesses? Was King more radical in economic terms than the BP movement? Be ready to learn some very interesting facts.
Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2013 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Cold War never heated up, but if it had, the Soviet Union was ready. This reference work details 73 major Soviet war machines, from the 2P26 "Baby Carriage" - a deceptively light, Jeep-like vehicle mounting four anti-tank missiles - to the T-80U main battle tank with its advanced armour and electronic countermeasures.
Living Through a War
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 38,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The true story of a family in World War 2, seen through the eyes of a boy who was just six and a half years old at the outbreak of war. It is the amusing and sometimes poignant story of the actual experiences of the author as he grew up amidst the dangers of the blitz,and the anxiety of his relatives in danger in the forces.The events all took place, with actual dates added from his research.