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Rabindranath Tagore
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Through the life of one person events of an era may be revealed.This is the case with Rabindranath Tagore, a man whose influence lasted long after his life was complete.Tagore won a Noble Prize and was knighted by King George V. Designed for young readers, this biography entertains and informs.To read about Tagore is to learn about an epoch. Included are many vivid photos and a brief study guide.
The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 383,550. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
"The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country" contains a value-priced collection of biographical stories about the people history books forget -- families, children, abandoned slaves, missionaries and teachers, spies, ordinary soldiers and government tax collectors, greedy cotton agents and land speculators. All are real people; all of them lived through historical events we only read about.
Dragon Lady: A History of the 1960 U-2 Spying Incident
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Espionage thrillers make great edge of your seat films--but when they're true, things get a little more...chilling. At the height of the Cold War in 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet airspace. What follows is a tale of cover-up, lies, and, of course, spying. With page turning suspense, this book looks at the incredible true history of one of the United States greatest
Miles Davis: A Biography
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The 20th century produced only a handful of musicians who could be called geniuses – people who would have achieved timeless fame no matter when they were born. Miles Davis is one of those individuals. He primarily played the trumpet, though he was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. His signature style was minimalist and improvisational. Those closest to him described a shy person who used
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.
Midnight Train to Siberia
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
One freezing February night in 1940, Alicja Goral, her parents and siblings were dragged from their home and forced to board a cattle train to be transported over a thousand miles to the wastes of Siberia. They were just one of many thousands of Polish families sent to labour camps by Stalin and his NKVD after the Soviets seized their country at the outbreak of WWII. Alicja now 89 tells her story.
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.
Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 76,430. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder is the first book to comprehensively detail the involvement of Laura Ingalls Wilder and each member of her family in the ancient fraternity of Freemasonry and the related Order of the Eastern Star, offering a new and unique perspective on the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie series of books.
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?
Walter Mepham
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Price: Free! Words: 25,850. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Personal family histories intermingle with scenes of life before, during and beyond The Great War, the First World War 1914-18, to present day conflict across the globe in the 21st century. Decisions to be made to fight or not to fight, to kill, or be killed. The role of political, religious and military leaders, and the populations they send to war, the inglorious, and tragic consequences of war.
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.
Honourable King
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Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Caught up in the Pacific slave trading during 1862, William Ellis watched astounded as their frail canoes were smashed to pieces and the natives herded below decks at gunpoint into the hold, Taken by force, the natives were destined as slaves to work in the coffee plantations and silver mines of Peru.
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
The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,960. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
A recognized, fascinating classic of judicial biography and the Supreme Court, now available as an ebook--featuring active contents, linked notes, proper formatting, and a fully-linked Index. Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of his century--and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mysteries and apparent contradictions abound, and are explored.
A Painful Journey
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Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
Ninja Warrior: 10 Ninjas That Changed History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Ninjas have been protecting Japan in the shadows for hundreds of years. No warrior has ever operated with such honor and skill. The ten ninjas profiled here are amongst the greatest Japan has ever known. They forever shaped both the history and folklore of the Ninja. Profiles are included of the following Ninja’s: Kirigakure Saizo, Mochizuki Chiyome, Ishikawa Goemon, Fuma Kotaro, Kato Danzo, H
Female Force: Lady Almina
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Will the real 'Downton Abbey' please stand up? With the success of PBS' steamy series set in yesteryear England, interest has been garnered in the 'real' Downtown Abbey, Lady Almina.
Blacklisted: A Biography of Dalton Trumbo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Dalton Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood when he was investigated as a Communist during America's Red Scare of the 1940s. He was ultimately sent to jail and placed on an industry blacklist that would make him unhirable. His exile lasted 13 years during which time he was forced to write screenplays under assumed names. While on the Hollywood blacklist Trumbo's writing won two