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Barfußkinder: Eine Kindheit in der Zwischenkriegszeit
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,630. Language: German. Published: April 6, 2012 by Edition Tirol. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Berta Margreiter zählt zu den bekanntesten Mundartdichterinnen Tirols. In diesem Buch beschreibt sie die Zeit ihrer Kindheit und Jugendzeit während der Zwischenkriegsjahre in der Wildschönau.
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.
Biographies Through Postage Stamps: 290 Indian Personalities [Collector's Edition]
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Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 135,450. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 by patternGraphic DigiBooks. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Stamps
Biographies Through Postage Stamps is a Collector's Edition series that show cases great men from history who appeared in postage stamps of different countries. Current Edition "290 Indian Personalities" depicts short biographies of Indian Faces who appeared on Indian postage stamps during different phases of history.
Here's to Our Far Flung Empire: An Account of a Colonial Upbringing
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Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 96,980. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Tony Orchard was a product of the British Empire at a time when Great Britain's rule across an empire that stretched from India to Singapore and Jamaica to Borneo was fast fading into history. Here’s To Our Far-Flung Empire is a fascinating and entertaining account of 17 years of conflict, comradeship, romance, adventure and excitement across the world.
1309 Days to Freedom
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the autobiography of Dietrich W. Geschke, who was born in pre-war East Prussia. Kept along with his mother and sister on Russian collective farms in post-war Kaliningrad Oblast (pre-war East Prussia) for 3 1/2 years and eventually escaped from East Germany to West Germany. His family immigrated to the U.S. in 1952.
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 Only Living Man With A Hole In His Head
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
One man. One Tamping Iron. One medical marvel. Based on a true story, “The Only Living Man With A Hole in His Head” tells the tale of railroad foreman Phineas Gage.
History, Heroism and Home
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Series: History Comes to Life, Book 2. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
History, Heroism & Home is the second in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey. It deals with life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his family. It relates how the Ciardha (‘Ciar’s people’) in the Ireland of the Dark Ages evolved into the modern Keareys, how holders of that name laboured, loved and fought through the centuries.
My Odyssey To Area 51
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
The autobiography of an Area 51 veteran selected to serve with a 23-man special projects team for the CIA, and how the secret life affected his family. His odyssey starts with Army intelligence in Korea, Army missiles and radar in Europe, to NASA X-15 flights, the CIA A-12 surveillance plane, exploitation of Soviet MiG planes, Soviet radar, the early stealth prototypes at Area 51, and today.
The Sable Provenance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This 200-year saga (1790 – 1990) is a close-to-true novel that began with a criminal family in England, another in Scotland, and a family of nobles in Ireland. It is the story of how they came to be in Australia and how the progress of convicts and aristocrats resulted in the SABLE siblings of Western Australia.
Montana Memories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Montana Memories is a series of recollections of the author’s experiences growing up in Montana during the middle of the twentieth century. The nation had recovered from a long depression, fought and won a world war and faced the uncertainties of the Cold War. For young boys it was time of adventure and daring escapades while hunting and fishing in the spectacular Montana venues.
Daniel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A tale of courage and determination, of love and loss. This powerful and moving narrative follows Daniel Adin through the generations, from 1863 until his death in 1926 and offers an insight into the everyday lives of pioneering New Zealanders. Daniel makes history come alive!
Where The Forest Trail Meets The River
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,340. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
With the Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island as a back-drop, the author paints a vivid picture of the lifestyle, values and attitudes of a community of hard-working, country people in this true story of a young boy growing up on a farm in British Columbia in the 1960s.
A Kid in the Great Depression
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,840. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011 by Lou Tyrrell. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Glendale, California. 1927. The family gathers around the table as father carves a roast duck while making a thrilling announcement that shortly we’ll be moving into a fabulous new house. Then history takes over. One day we were rich. The next we were broke. Living in a little cottage surrounded by a walnut grove. Come along as we lived through the worst depression in American history.
A Namibian Canvas
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Truth House Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Namibia’s history, both personal and national. Julia Steven’s diary of her stay in Namibia the year it gained independence from South Africa is pure poetry. The country comes alive in vivid colour and symphonic sound. Funny, insightful, and heart-stopping – for instance when she ventured into Angola while the war was still on...
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: $3.99 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.