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Jonas Salk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Jonas Salk, The Fight Against Polio, will introduce young readers to one of the epic efforts of the 20th century: the campaign to find a polio vaccine. In this book, students are invited to take part in a discussion about viruses, immunity and medical ethics. Jonas Salk is more than a biography, it is snapshot of a time and place.
Echoes From the Family Kitchen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,040. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: 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.
Under the SS Shadow
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 57,500. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
UNDER THE SS SHADOW is a true story of a Hitler Youth, an SS major's son, who runs for his life in war-torn Europe. He sees his father shot down by guerrillas, rebuilds his life from the ruins, leaves Hitler's SS emblem for another symbol.
Florence Nightingale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
When Florence Nightingale arrived at Barrack Hospital in Scutari, during the Crimean War, rats ran freely through the corridors. Patients died from disease and infection more often than they died of war wounds. Florence recognized the role of good hygiene and skilled nursing in patient care. Her reforms saved many lives.
Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,050. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
"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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014 by Running Quail Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,140. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: 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.
Rabindranath Tagore
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 383,550. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
"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.
The Man in the Nautical Hat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,410. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Categories: 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?
Dragon Lady: A History of the 1960 U-2 Spying Incident
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: 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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » War
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,040. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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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
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.
The Colonial Vet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science
'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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,150. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The Little House books have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry. Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in the first book to comprehensively document the role Masonry and the Eastern Star played in the lives of this iconic American family. See never before published documents for a new perspective on the beloved author and her family.
Demolition Man: Hitler, from Braunau to the Bunker
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 291,930. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
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
Price: Free! Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: 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.