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(CONTRO)STORIA DI (R)ESISTENZE SENZA LUOGOCOMUNISMO Lezione di Storia senza pseudostoriografia
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Price: Free! Words: 43,090. Language: Italian. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
storia delle ultime due resistenze contro il nazifascismo e il bolscevismo
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
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Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946: U.S. Economic Opportunism and the Start of the Cold War
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Price: Free! Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946 rescued Britain from bankruptcy after WWII. Its conditions would impose American economic hegemony on Britain, substitute the dollar for the pound as the world currency, hasten the decline of the British Empire, lay the groundwork for the Marshall Plan, alienate the Soviet Union (which did not get a similar loan or plan), and contribute to start of the cold war.
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.
Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When a rural electrification program, based on the cooperative concept, was put in place in the mid-forties, farmers were quick to take advantage of centralized power. Through self help and innovation, over 90 per cent of Alberta farms were electrified within a decade. Life on the farm evolved “from the candle to the computer” within the span of a generation.
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.
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.
A City Torn in Two
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Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Ekaterina and Marta Gorvich are trapped away from their family. Can they return home? Will they find the strength to survive in the Soviet sector? Who can they trust? Will dependence upon each other and a new friend be enough to get them over the Wall?
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.
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
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.
On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles
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Price: Free! Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is a history of post WW2 Soldier Settlement in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It is told by the people who lived it.
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.
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.
World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
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.
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.
Titanic & Lusitania - Survivor Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Ken Rossignol. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
The best of the Logan Marshall classics have been researched and edited by authors Bruce M. Caplan and Ken Rossignol and presented in this new book. The Titanic's secret fire is explained in great detail. The early days of World War I and the savage sinking of the Lusitania which caused over 1,000 civilians to die on an unarmed passenger vessel are brought to life. Great war posters.