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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.
A Five-Star Folly: An Investigation into the Cost Increases, Construction Delays, and Design Problems That Have Been a Disservice to the Effort to Memorialize Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This staff report by the Committee on Natural Resources' Majority staff's Office of Oversight and Investigations has examined the activities of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, the unprecedented process used to select the proposed memorial's design, the winning design's repeated failure to satisfy all legal requirements, and the unanticipated costs and delays.
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.
Ghosts of '45: Japan's War Legacy and National Purpose
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
If you are Tea Party, this book is not for you, but if you’re mainstream, this book will give you a solid background as to why Japan has never really escaped from its right-wing past and is now embracing a sharp turn further to the right under the current leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This scenario has serious consequences for US policy and could be very costly,
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.
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.
Following the Drum
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
'Following the Drum' is the story of the trials and tribulations of an armed forces wife.Told with humour, it details the problems of juggling children, a carreer, constant relocations and living amongst gun toting Cypriot soldiers, plus the threat of the Red Army at our door. Also supporting military familiies as their men were deployed in the Gulf, and later, the Falklands.
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.
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.
Liverpool to Kirkby Fields
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Price: $3.21 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A glimpse at one family's life in a Liverpool overspill town during the 1950s-60s.
Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
What really happened? Myths and inaccuracies still blur the real story. “Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea” is the story of the great ship, her passengers, and crew. This is my attempt to tell the story through the prism of my somewhat skeptical eye. Supporting what is real, debunking what is not.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.