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Control Switch On - A True Story of the World's Most Powerful Man
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Price: Free! Words: 64,880. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Hitch the ride of your life with Ira Teller as he journeys into the mysterious realms of science, invents—the most advanced technology in existence and teams up with Ryan Moran—the singularly most powerful man in the world. Witness the rise of Ryan Moran’s global control over existing nations. Experience his might and power to achieve lasting world peace in this free and true online book!
John Pio Came to Maine
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Price: Free! Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
This is a biography of Madeiran immigrant John Pio and his wife, Margaret Ordway, and of most of their descendants. It cites a website where you can find family-related photos and documents, and provides instructions for finding the items you want to access. This book provides a glimpse of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts history as it relates to the Pio line.
Black Sheep and Gold Diggers
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Price: Free! Words: 58,110. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The personal stories of two men, Richard Venvill and Joseph Allen who were transported to Australia as convicts. Both were pardoned for very different reasons. The book spans the years from 1830 to 1902 and follows them through their convict years, the settlement of Port Philip, the beginnings of Melbourne,the gold rush,and other events that affected their lives.
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 7: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Don Rickles’ father taught him everything he ever needed to know about making car repairs: Pay someone else to make them. His father was a very kind man. He sold life insurance, and when his customers could not afford to pay the premiums, often he would pay the premiums for them. When his father died, his customers showed their respect for him by paying back what they owed him.
John Dee and Edward Kelley
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Price: Free! Words: 119,200. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The biography of the lives and strange relationship of John Dee, Elizabethan savant and student of the occult and Edward Kelley who acted as his medium.
The Great Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 69,280. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
From Footscray in the western suburbs of Melbourne to Flanders on the Western Front. Personal accounts of three brothers George Joe and Dave, who served in the AIF during World War One, and of the families they left behind. They all had life changing experiences but not all of those were caused by the war. Battles at Lone Pine, Pozieres, The Somme, and others, are described from their perspective.
Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 168,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010 by Inknbeans Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
History was written in more than Black and White. With hyperlinks and videos Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History never stops celebrating our heritages and lauds loudly the accomplishments of all races that helped make America the great country it has become. (Newest version 5/29/2012)
The Significance of Being Frank: The Life and Times of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
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Price: Free! Words: 96,270. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
"The intimate details of Clark's narrative brings Sanborn's Transcendentalist world to life. This remarkable biography produces for the reader a direct sense of the social nerve and intellectual daring of 19th Century New England. Clark has done an outstanding job in the art of biography." -- Danne Polk, The Philosophy Research Base.
Confession of a CIA Interrogator
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 112,670. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is a nonfiction story covering 2 1/2 years of a CIA Contract Agent in Vietnam. The CIA developed a system to give the US Army time to leave Vietnam in a controlled military disengagement. This plan was so secret that no name was given to it. See how a CIA Contract Agent helped helped Bill Colby's CIA give the US Army time to save themselves.
Cronologia vieţii şi lucrării Domnului Isus Hristos
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Price: Free! Words: 108,400. Language: Romanian. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Isus veşnicul Dumnezeu. Ioa 1:1 La început era Cuvîntul, şi Cuvîntul era cu Dumnezeu, şi Cuvîntul era Dumnezeu. Ioa 1:2 El (Cuvîntul) era la început cu Dumnezeu. Ioa 1:3 Toate lucrurile au fost făcute prin El (Cuvîntul); şi nimic din ce a fost făcut, n'a fost făcut fără El (Cuvîntul).
Maude (1883-1993): She Grew Up With the Country
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,930. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Calliope Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Maude started farm life as a pregnant bride of 19. By age 110, she’d lived through half of America’s history. With poetry and human dramas (two murders and a suicide), written by her son, a master journalist, the book shows the impact of the changing times on shy, unassuming Maude, her fun-loving husband Lee, and their four active children. An award-winning biography, with over 70 photographs
Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,300. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
On July 21, 1548, Princess Elizabeth Tudor gave birth to a son at Cheshunt, England. The father of the child was Thomas Seymour, her stepfather. The child was placed in the home of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford and raised as Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, better known to the world by his pen name "William Shakespeare." This is his story.
Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.
Between the Two Rivers: A Story of the Armenian Genocide
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 90,030. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
After seeing their family murdered during the Armenian Genocide, Mannig and her sister struggle to survive on the streets of what is now eastern Iraq, fighting with other children for camel dung to trade for bread. One day a handsome philanthropist offers them sanctuary in an orphanage … A moving memoir of the author's mother. Revised 2nd Edition.
The Real Napoleon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In this book Napoleon is shown for what and who he was and not as the caricature described by many bigoted historians, especially of the British persuasion. He was not short, he was often very generous and he seldom forgot a friend, particularly in the early days before he was famous. France was attacked in 1805, 1806, 1807, 1809 and 1814 - yet it is always Napoleon who is blamed for these wars.
Twice Queen of France: Anne of Brittany
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Anne of Brittany was only 12 when, in 1488, she became its Duchess, but already she was among the best-educated women of her era and she was determined to preserve the duchy’s independence. At 15 she averted takeover by France when she married its king, Charles VIII, and after he died she married his successor, Louis XII, becoming the only person ever twice crowned Queen of France. Ages 12 up.
From the Diplomatic Bag
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Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 84,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
During his life in India, William McDowell was offered the freedom of the harem by his friend the Maharaja of Patiala, he unwittingly threw the president of the Punjabi National Congress out of a train after a dispute about the occupancy of a compartment, and he shot his own foot off in a hunting accident. His life makes the kind of colourful story that simply doesn’t happen in the modern world.
The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,520. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
For four and a half decades, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and art galleries in Europe, building one of the largest, most important art collections in the world. In 1949, they awarded all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2002, that collection was valued at nearly $1 billion, making them two of the most philanthropic art collectors of our age. This is their story.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.