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Great Heavyweights: The Punch Felt 'Round the World by Henry Brown
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Joe "the Brown Bomber" Louis. "Jersey" Joe Walcott. "Rocky" Marciano. Muhammed Ali. George Foreman. Here's a perspective on these heavyweights you've probably never read before.
Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History by Matt Nadel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers is the go-to resource for anyone looking to learn everything important about the history of America’s greatest game, and learn it in a fast, fun way. Filled with incredible, classic photos from the official Baseball Hall of Fame Archives, it is a primer for baseball beginners, a resource for developing fans, and a treat for long-time devotees.
Last Words by Rich Zahradnik
Series: A Coleridge Taylor Mystery. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1975, newsman Coleridge Taylor roams New York’s ERs looking for the story that will revive his faltering career. While investigating the death of a society kid up to no good, he tries to protect a homeless man on the hit list of three goons and soon finds his own life in danger. If he doesn’t wrap this story up soon, he’ll be back on the obits page--as a headline, not a byline.
Army Engineers in New England 1775-1975: The Military and Civil Work of the Corps of Engineers in New England, Revolutionary War, George Washington, Dredging, Flood Protection, Boston Harbor by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,880. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General
This is the story of the Corps' service and accomplishments in New England from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the present. Relating the activities of the Corps to broader regional and national developments, the book should appeal to a general audience as well as to specialists.
On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles by Merv McRae
Price: Free! Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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 by Faith A. Colburn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
How one newspaper family made their city and their state a better place to live.
Atoms for Peace and War 1953-1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - Oppenheimer, Debates about Test Ban, Disarmament, Nuclear War, Fallout, Power Reactors, Teller, Clean Bomb by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 345,110. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This volume, the third in the official history of the Atomic Energy Commission, makes sizable contributions in several areas, including the Eisenhower presidency.
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 by Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: 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.
An Incarcerated Conscience by Dyfed Wyn Roberts
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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 by Dyfed Wyn Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: 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 by Andrew Kishner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » North America
‘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 by Robert T. Belie
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
America's Best of Times And How To Get Them Back by JRHagadorn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,190. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
America's Best of Times (And How to Get them Back) offers recollections of what it was like growing up across America in the fifties and sixties. The story contains a mixture of a young boy's personal experiences with a chronological progression of events and culture that shaped these decades. It's a fun trip down memory lane with a conservative message in Chapter 19 "Saving America".
Bugs And Bombs: A History of the Chemical and Biological Arms Race by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Throughout the course of human history, disease and pestilence have killed far more people than wars ever have. It was only within recent decades, however, that political and military leaders have made the conscious decision to utilize disease and pestilence as weapons of war. This book is a history of the chemical and biological arms race.
Conceptul strategic al NATO (1949-2009) by Mihai Tiuliumeanu
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 24,940. Language: Romanian. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » Military
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 - MERS by Duncan MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: Australian English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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 by Megan Severance
Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: 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 by Darden Callaway
Price: Free! Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
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 by Heathcoat Grant
Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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 by Geoffrey E. Hill
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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,