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On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles
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Price: Free! Words: 48,180. 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.
From Picas to Bytes: Four Generations of Seacrest Newspaper Service to Nebraska
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
How one newspaper family made their city and their state a better place to live.
An Incarcerated Conscience
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Ben Meyrick was the only ordained Christian minister in Wales to be jailed for being a conscientious objector during the First World War. Amazing bravery was displayed on the battle field during the War, of that there is no doubt, but neither can we deny that considerable bravery was also displayed by the conscientious objectors. Here is one man's story.
Cydwybod mewn Carchar
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Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a Welsh language essay on the only minister of religion in Wales to be imprisoned during the Great War as a conscientious objector. Hanes achos y gwrthwynebydd cydwybodol, y Parchedig Benjamin Meyrick, yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr. Os nad ydach chi'n gyfarwydd iawn efo lawrlwytho e-lyfrau yna'r peth gorau ichi ydi dewis 'PDF' isod.
Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
‘Crossing the Line' examines the claims by ex-military servicemen of trafficking and medical torture of human guinea pigs at nuclear test sites in Nevada and South Australia in the mid-1950s. The book also reviews recent disclosures by an American journalist and an Australian academic that lend added credibility to the atomic veterans' allegations.
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack
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Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.
Conceptul strategic al NATO (1949-2009)
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 24,940. Language: Romanian. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
NATO is the main structure able to guarantee the security of the Euro-Atlantic space. Since its founding (The Washington Treaty, in 1949), NATO had crossed a winding way and it is the longest running and the most successful political-military alliance in history. NATO este principala structura de aparare colectiva capabila sa garanteze securitatea spatiului euroatlantic. De la înfiintarea sa.....
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 5
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Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: Australian English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious
We analyse the latest information of MERS a severe pneumonia-like respiratory disease caused by corona virus. It has an extremely high death rate among sufferers. We also look at Kidney Stones, what causes them, how they are detected and how you can protect yourself from this very painful medical condition. Finally we analyse the amazing Medical Milestones of the 20th century.
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.
Sacred Weapons, Profane Enemies: Saint John Paul II's War on Communism
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book tells the story of how John Paul II politically deployed sacred weapons and profane enemies in communist Poland. In so doing, the Pope evoked and refashioned nationalist and religious cultural memories shaped over centuries and thereby influenced the prevailing political culture of opposition that went on to peacefully and successfully overthrow the regime.
Taisteluni kultaiset vuodet, Hitlerin pöytäpuheita 1941 - 1942 Martin Bormannin kirjaamina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,310. Language: Finnish. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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".
Great Escapes of World War II - Tom Dick and Harry to Stalag to Colditz
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during World War II, enough men to populate modern-day St Lucia. Most were captured in a string of defeats in France, North Africa and the Balkans between 1940 and 1942. They were held in a network of POW camps stretching from Nazi-occupied Poland to Italy.
UFO Institute International History & Investigations - 20 Year Report
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1993, an Army National Guard Captain started a UFO Research organization in Colorado Springs on a quiet Tuesday night at the local library. It didn't take long before the organization was involved in a major event, known as "The NORAD Incident." This book tells how the group started and grew, outlines some of its major investigations, and also provides a history of UFO phenomena.
Titanic - My Touch With History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: 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.
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.
De Belgische Folkrevival - Constructie en Deconstructie
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Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: Dutch. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Folk
This book (in Dutch) is about the Belgian Folk Revival after WW II, it's history, construction and decontruction. For the moment only the first part about folksongs is available. Two more parts about folk instruments and folkdancing will follow later.
The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Invoking the same spirit that fueled the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, author William Lambers calls for a global school lunch program to fight child hunger. 300 million children suffer from hunger worldwide. School lunch programs fight child hunger and also boost school attendance and performance.