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The Fabulous Showman : A Biography of P. T. Barnum
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,230. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Besides the towering figure of Barnum himself, this book's cast of characters includes not only Jenny Lind, Jumbo, and Tom Thumb, but also such ill-assorted figures a Chang and Eng (the original Siamese Twins), Queen Victoria herself, captive white whales, "The Feejee Mermaid," and Abraham Lincoln. This is far and away the best biography of one of the most fascinating of all Americans.
California Mystique
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Daughters and Sons of The Golden State. Famous and infamous.
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.
Only Yesterdays
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
My father’s murder trial and appeal pitted certain elements of the AMA and the ‘Mafia’ against each other, a drama which was played out in the newspapers of the day, hurtling one hitherto obscure but proud family of immigrants from Sicily into the national spotlight.
Sirens and Grey Balloons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The life of a small boy living in a London suburb which sustained heavy damage from enemy bombing where over a hundred of its citizens were killed and only ten percent of its buildings survived the war unscathed. He recalls the terror of lying in a cupboard under the stairs as the Luftwaffe bombed his suburb and later devastation caused by V1 flying bombs and long range V2 rockets.
The Randolph Women & Their Men
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Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 76,490. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A rich and vivid portrait of post-Revolution life in the South on the scale of Gone With the Wind – only this story is true. Ruth Doumlele has cleverly woven the many lives of the famous and infamous of that time into one seamless narrative. While the Randolphs hold center stage, their exploits bring them together with those influential people who determined our nation’s legacy.
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.
No Minute Hand to My Clock
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 102,970. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Henry Bossau was a staunch but intelligent, opinionated but enlightened Afrikaner. He was a farmer, writer, painter, philosopher and scholar who lived in the first half of the 20th century. He was also an alcoholic. Experience his rollercoaster life as he tussles with the questions of life and riches. Yet, all too often the answers seem to linger at the bottom of a brandy bottle.
Tent Boxer
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,810. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Tent Boxer, narrates the life story of Kevin Leigh; an orphan turned Jimmy Shamran's prize fighter in the Australian agricultural show circuit in the 1950's as he discovers his heart's only true love. His epic romance with the striptease-tent owner's daughter spans decades to show the endurance of love. Embellished biographical
The Green Bough
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,420. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 by Criterion House. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In 1913, the year after the Titanic sank and Oregon women got the vote, Gladys Humphrey, daughter of a Portland, Oregon physician, was hired to teach nine children in a one-room schoolhouse at a loggers' camp in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. But as a city girl and fresh out of school herself, she found this experience to be much more than she bargained for.
Rhodes & Barnato - The Premier and The Prancer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,300. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Cecil Rhodes and ‘Barney’ Barnato were born within a year of each other, one the son of a Hertfordshire clergyman, the other in the East End of London. They helped transform a minor pastoral colony into a major industrial nation and became two of the most influential people in the world. This is the story of how they grew in parallel – two giants at the end of the Nineteenth Century.
Wussie: In Praise of Spineless Men
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,090. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This droll assortment of biographical “Profiles in Wussitude,” reviews of sex toys for timid men and other essays scrutinizes male gutlessness from every imaginable angle. How do wussies face death? How do they face naked ladies, or Starbucks baristas? Josh Muggins brings his refreshing comic voice to these issues and more.
Ils ont donné leur nom à une rue de Nantes
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Price: $17.00 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: French. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Plus de 1200 biographies des personnages illustres et méconnus qui ont donné leur nom à une Rue de Nantes (France) Over 1200 biographies of famous people and unknown who gave their name to a street of the city of Nantes (France).
Katrina Wedding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A true story from south Mississippi about a couple trying to keep their October wedding date after losing everything to Hurricane Katrina.
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.
Zimbabwe a passion shared
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Zimbabwe, a passion shared gives some insight on what life is like in Zimbabwe today. The book pictures the daily life of the author and includes contributions of some of her Belgian, Dutch and Zimbabwean friends who portray their lives as well.
Mirror From Stone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Mirror From Stone is the memoir of Kourosh, as he adjusts to post revolution life in Iran before and during the war.
Still Time to Live: A Biography of Jack Belden
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 95,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
TIME-LIFE correspondent Jack Belden covered war and only war reporting from China, Burma, North Africa and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. Now, in this first-ever biography of an American original -- described by Edgar Snow as “mad and gifted” -- we see him wounded in battle fighting his way back to the front lines only to be wounded again, perhaps irreparably, by the ravages of McCarthyism.
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
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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.
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.