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Echoes From the Family Kitchen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,040. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The discovery of two hundred letters between his mom and dad during WWII (while serving with the Seabees in North Africa and Guam) leads a son on a journey of discovery 200,000 years in the making. Their story brings him in close contact with Sicily in the 1800s to the American shores, revealing glimpses of Depression-Age America in Western NY to the present.
Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,050. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
"Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance" is the story of a Belgian Jew who flees to southern France with his family when the Nazis invade, poses as a Christian, and joins the French Resistance to fight Hitler’s Nazis. Bernard Mednicki's story, in the best tradition of the famous Yiddish writers, is a glorious refutation of the myth that the Jews went like "lambs to the slaughter."
Stand Against the Wind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014 by Running Quail Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Lourana Crawford Finney, a humble woman from the hills of Kentucky narrates this tale of her life. She recounts atrocities of the Civil War, slavery, Indian raids and the hardships and joys of her life. Lou stood strong and faced her challenges head on.
Remembering Volhynia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,130. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A compelling story of tragedy and triumph, a passionate true account of two families' struggles to survive the conflagration that was WWII.
The Man in the Nautical Hat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,410. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia... the names of these republics, in the former Yugoslavia, became depressingly familiar in the early nineties. But what was it like before the start of the civil war? What was it like growing up there?
Remember Your Name
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
From living in the Lodz ghetto at age ten to surviving the hells of Auschwitz and a death march at fifteen, Teddy Znamirowski faced unfathomable horrors, narrowly escaping death time and time again. Liberated at sixteen, it was not until the Bricha approached him and he became a lead operative – smuggling thousands of refugees across country borders – that he finally began his life again.
The People Under the House
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,040. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Very few escaped the death camps of Nazi Germany. Of those who survived, nearly all had been successfully hidden by friends. A handful had no such friends and co-conspirators, but managed to stay alive through a rare combination of wits, intuition and luck. Werner Hellman was one of the latter. This is their story, completed by Dene after Werner’s death.
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.
The Colonial Vet
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
'The Colonial Vet in Fiji, Ceylon and Africa' is the colourful story of pioneering Australian veterinary surgeon, Charles Turbet, who after serving in WW1, spent most of his working life in Fiji, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Nyasaland (Malawi) as a government vet. An adventurous and intellectually curious man, Turbet made lasting impacts on stock breeding and animal husbandry everywhere he worked.
Demolition Man: Hitler, from Braunau to the Bunker
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 283,870. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Men in the 21st Century must now face the question: did Hitler's Nazi creed really die when he crunched his teeth down on his poison capsule in the damp underground pit where he took his own life? Or does the seething hatred he represented still breathe and fester today?
Eashwaramma The Chosen Mother
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 51,520. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This book is a humble tribute to the historic role that Eashwaramma was invested with, as the mother of the Avatar Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and the steadfast courage, with which she enacted the role and encountered the challenge.
Muhammad: When Dementia Created the God of Insanity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Muhammad is the Prophet of the Moon God Allah, and is the mold of every true believer of his system. He was an epileptic who had a vision and thought he was possessed by evil spirits, but others convinced him that he was a prophet of God. He assembled a band of cutthroats and murdered, raped, robbed, and even beheaded hundreds of innocent victims, while leaving a legacy of hatred and intolerance
Umar Farooq - The Great Caliph
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,900. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Dr Mohammed Abdullah Pasha's biography focuses on Umar Farooq's ten years as caliph - which saw the rapid growth of Islam as a religion and a genuine force for good. Using the Qur'an as his guide and based on the principles of equality, justice, freedom, and respect, Umar Farooq's achievements were frequently innovative and radical, including the introduction of arguably the world's first welfare.
Marianne Hofmann
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Marianne Jerke-Hofmann was born in May, 1917 in Berlin, Germany during the height of World War I. Perhaps her birth at such a tumultuous time, prior to the new birth of Berlin, played an important role in shaping her equally tumultuous personality. Marianne survived the First World War and struggled through the Second, even finding employment that benefitted the rise of the Third Reich.
A Most Faithful Attendant
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Tita Falcieri is connected to our most popular historical subjects – notably Byron, Shelley and Disraeli. But never before has his life story been published.
Lucie Aubrac - the Schoolteacher who fought the Gestapo
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 85,820. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Never before fully told in English, this is the inspiring biography of Lucie Aubrac, one of the leaders of the French Resistance in Lyon. A true love story involving sabotage, subterfuge and prison escapes, it provides a living example of boundless courage in the face of Nazi terror.
Cleopatra VII: Evil Temptress of the Nile
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is a story about incest, murder, adultery and other assorted crimes. It is about a vivacious and evil young Queen who used her body to turn aside the tide of Roman destiny and that of the world. Julius Caesar led his famous legions in conquest of the known world before succumbing to her feminine charms. Then Marc Antony threw away an empire and his own honor to follow her to his destruction.
The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S Foreign Service Family
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by MAP. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Diego's first overseas assignment was to Mexico, where he assisted jailed or troubled Americans and shipped dead Americans home, tasks that were "an effective introduction to the Foreign Service," he opines. Diego went on to assignments in Panama, Portugal, Brazil, and Venezuela, was appointed ambassador to Colombia and Brazil, and also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.
Shadows of Bataan
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,540. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Benjamin F. Stakes was captured in Manila when the Japanese overran the Philippines. He spent the next three years in captivity, in the harshest conditions, struggling to survive starvation, disease and human cruelty. This is his story, based on his journals.
In and Out of the Limelight: Ann Matilda Distin Her Life and Times
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,550. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The story of ann matilda distin chronicles the life of a minor 19th century celebrity, 1790 – 1848. Part of the musical loder family she started on the bath stage as miss loder, danced and acted in london for a decade as mrs ridgway, then emerged as mrs distin and toured the UK for seven years as the pianist to the famed distin band – described as the 'beatles of their day'.