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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?
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.
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.
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.
Night Rain: On Bad Jobs and Bad Bosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Statistics show a majority of Americans hate their jobs. This is a work memoir about my life in the work force that encompasses over 40 years. I've worked as a temp, in clerical work, in restaurants, and miscellaneous tasks. I was a Jehovah's Witness, which had a major impact on my life.
(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
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.