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The Endless Possibilities of Paper Mache - Imagination vs. Armageddon in the Cold War
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You set the price! Words: 73,580. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
As an actor & activist in Boston during the early 1980's, Jo Swanson was committed to saving the world. A founding member of the popular movement, Food Not Bombs, Swanson chronicles her numerous and wildly varied attempts to head off the arms race, shut down nuclear power and end US intervention in Central America - with little more than a few good ideas and a handful of like-minded friends.
Good Night Old Man
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Today, we still have radio and telephone – each very much advanced but telegraph collapsed in Canada on May 30th, 1972, and our beautiful language died. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, I worked and conversed in Morse code every day. For those born after 1972, Morse code was an electrical language people used to communicate with one another all over the world. I left it in the final decade of its life.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War
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Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, captain of HMS Canopus from 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series. For anyone interested in the war at sea during the First World War, Grant provides a highly readable insider's view of the action at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.
A Distance Travelled
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 4. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 64,500. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
A Distance Travelled is the fourth in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from a family perspective. Caught up in the greed and restrictive practices of post-war industry, he came near to total collapse. Helped by friends and family he was able to recover, remarry and rebuild his life
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 166,800. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Starting with its humble beginnings in the 1950's and ending with its swan-song, the Dreamcast, in the early 2000’s, this is the complete history of Sega as a console maker.
Churchill versus Hitler: War of Words
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,590. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Based on three years of research in archives across Britain, Germany and the United States, Churchill versus Hitler is a fascinating book examining the views, rivalry and taunts of Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. Covering the buildup to WW2, the war itself, and (in Churchill's case) afterwards - the book casts fresh light upon both the men and the events that enveloped them.
A Changing World
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 3. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A Changing World is the third in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his own family. It focuses on the years from the 1930s through to the 1960s and covers a period when the country was at times in turbulence and chaos and changing faster that it ever has before or since.
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The celebrated history of the aftermath, in the US Congress, the US Supreme Court, and the Parliament of the United Kingdom, of the sinking of the unsinkable ship. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss examine the political pressures and dirty deals that affected the Titanic enquiries, wrote new law, and changed our world.
1963 JFK Assassination: Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board - President John F. Kennedy, The JFK Act, Investigations, FBI and CIA, Zapruder Film, Medical and Ballistics, Critics
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,830. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is the 1998 report of the panel formed as a result of the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Records Collection Act.
Panama 1914
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,180. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Ken Rossignol. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
PANAMA 1914 IS NOW BOARDING! Join this great voyage through the history of the Panama Canal, which is, one hundred years after its completion, on the eve of a new chapter in its spectacular history. From the early explorers, many seeking a critical water connection between two of the world’s great oceans to the determination of the best engineers of America, the BIG DIG finally opened for ships.
37: The Year of Portent
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
1937 – from the flooded Ohio to the new Golden Gate Bridge, from bombed Guernica to newly-opened Buchenwald to the Rape of Nanking – was a year of portent. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss, the celebrated historians of the Titanic enquiries and of the coming of the Second World War, here survey that dread year, from Tolkien and Disney to war and terror. This is history in the grand manner.
Complete Guide to the 1963 JFK Assassination: The Full Text of Three Major Reports - Warren Commission, House Select Committee, Assassination Records Review Board - President Kennedy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 815,330. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
All of the controversial aspects of the assassination of President Kennedy are examined in these three critical reports: the original Warren Commission report, the report of the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979, and the Assassination Records Review Board report of 1998.
The Unauthorized Autobiography of W.B.: The War Years (1933-1945)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
The Bloviator
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 151,340. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: 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.
To Save Russia: The Reincarnation of Nicholas II
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Price: $13.00 USD. Words: 104,350. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a story about an American man and his extraordinary achievement. It is also a story about Russia in the tradition of the great Russian epics, containing a sweep as vast, and a grandeur as sublime, as the classical novels for which Russia is famous. Above all, it is a story of love and duty that transcend death.
1964: Year Of Triumph And Tragedy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,910. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: 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.
Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"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.
The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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
Twelve Inventors Who Changed the World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,000. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
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.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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