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Mons. Juan Larrea Holguín. La amistad, la universidad y la investigación
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,280. Language: Spanish. Published: June 1, 2015 by Universidad de Los Hemisferios (Quito, Ecuador). Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
El libro contiene el semblante de académico e investigador del mejor y más prolífico jurista ecuatoriano de todos los tiempos. Abre con un ensayo sobre la amistad, la música y los filósofos que muestra su afable personalidad. Siguen las anécdotas de su vida universitaria y su visión de la academia. Cierra con una narración cuasipolicíaca donde Larrea cuenta cómo descubrió el cuerpo del Presidente.
Gatekeeper to Los Alamos: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,780. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » American
In March 1943 Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin took a position that catapulted her into the center of the Manhattan Project. A rare combination of gentility and fire, Dorothy was the one point of contact with the world beyond "the Hill," a world that did not know of the existence of the community she guarded.
A Historic Context for the African-American Military Experience - Before the Civil War, Blacks in Union and Confederate Army, Buffalo Soldier, Scouts, Spanish-American War, World War I and II
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 212,670. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this important work by the Army recognizes and highlights the contributions of African Americans to the military history of the United States.
Children of Freedom
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Xhosa storyteller Inkululeko tells the story of her life and narrates the history of South Africa from the start of the twentieth century until just before the end of apartheid. He stories help preserve the native African culture, inspiring her people and keeping hope alive.
An American Holocaust: The Story of Lataine's Ring
Price: Free! Words: 45,170. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Fiction » Historical » USA
On March 18, 1937 one of the most modern public school buildings in America exploded in a rural Texas community decimating the student population and destroying innocent lives. Considered the worst public school disaster in U.S. history, controversial theories surrounding this tragedy are still debated to this day. The event sparked changes that reverberated around the world.
The Boys of St. Mary's: Keep On Keeping On
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,720. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
In this remarkable book, members of a worldwide network of "old boys" have recorded their personal memories of childhood during the time they were in care at St. Mary’s. The group, which adopted the motto of "Keep On Keeping On", was formed in 1988 by (Delvin) John Flynn of North London. Some remembrances are chapter-length accounts, others are poignant anecdotes emailed between KOKO members.
A Review of "An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America"
Price: Free! Words: 800. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Historiography
An Imperfect God reveals complexities and contradictory attitudes of George Washington and misconceptions about him. Washington, though born into a wealthy family, had only his name to improve his station. He was viewed as uneducated but was well-read and versed in frontier knowledge. He grew up with wealthy planters but was never meant to be one, an opportunist that often lied to improve himself.
A Kid Named Billy, a Review of "The Billy the Kid Reader"
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
No figure of the American West has been harder to explain than Billy the Kid. So little has been confirmed about his life and exploits that getting at his truth is a monumental task. Hundreds of books and articles have been printed about him, as well as numerous movies made, but nothing has been as sensational as the dime novel of the 1880s and most of the books following.
A Review of "Internal Improvement"
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Reference
The promise of liberty was hardly able to be promoted by the implementation of internal improvements during the early years of the American nation because few people could agree on how to carry out the improvements or who had the right to make the improvements: the federal government, the state governments, or private investors and/or corporations.
A Review of "Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War"
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Peter Maass makes it clear, in Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War, that he blames Slobodan Milosevic and other Yugoslavian leaders, such as Franjo Tudjman, for the horrendous atrocities performed during the Bosnian War and places significant, but lesser, blame upon the United Nations, and particularly the United States, for not intervening when they could have. Some blame is placed on the Ottomans.
Magna Carta: Runnymede to Philadelphia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,260. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » North America
The gripping tale, of how a failed peace treaty, between the English Barons and King John, became the cornerstone of the UK and US constitutions. How two paragraphs of words, intended to stop a corrupt and venal King from stealing from all ranks of his Kingdom, led to the foundation of modern Laws and freedoms. And how these Laws and freedoms became the basis of the Free World.
Fra kold krig til internationalt engagement. Søværnets korvetter af Niels Juel-klassen 1979-2009
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 156,040. Language: Danish. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bog om Søværnets korvetter af Niels Juel-klassen og Søværnets historie 1980-2009.
The Great Southern Migration
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Beginning about World War I, with many problems at home and so much seeming to be offered in the North, scores of African-Americans left the South and headed to the big cities across the Mason-Dixon, among them, Chicago. Chicago provided, they thought, much that they couldn't get elsewhere. Thanks to their mass migration, the city, and Illinois, were vastly changed forever, and so were they.
The End of Their World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
*This is a paper I wrote early in my undergraduate work, and I cannot promise that it is very good, but it does give a fair overview of what the Aztecs faced in their final days, at the hands of Cortes and his men. The Aztecs stood up against immeasurable odds, fighting whom they believed, at first, were their gods, finally returned to Earth. When they realized their error, it was too late.
Life Is A Dance
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,970. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Kiri is born a twin. Twins are killed in Umuduru. His father, being a Christian, risks his life to save him. Growing up, Kiri seeks to repay that good in one way - to make his father proud. A University degree, a good job and the right partner would suffice. But first he must garner the will to survive a war, do whatever it takes to pay his tuition and marry the one girl he wants to -if she agrees
The Irish Guards in the Great War: Volumes I & II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 198,740. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
The greatest of all wars. As told by one of England's greatest poets. 'The Irish Guards In The Great War' is a classic of military history - Rudyard Kipling's memorable account of how one regiment fought from 1914-1918. Now Kipling's volumes on the First and Second Battalion are put together in one collection.
The Irish Guards in the Great War: The Second Battalion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
The greatest of all wars. As told by one of England's greatest poets. 'The Irish Guards In The Great War' is a classic of military history - Rudyard Kipling's memorable two volume account of how one regiment fought from 1914-1918.
The Last Enemy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,670. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
Richard Hillary was one of the great heroes of World War Two. And 'The Last Enemy' is one of the best books to emerge from that epic conflict.
Kid Gavilan World Welterweight Boxing Champion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
The 1950s was an era of great boxing and Kid Gavilan was one of the most talented of the welterweights. He beat Johnny Bratton on May 18, 1951 to win the welterweight title left vacant by Sugar Ray Robinson. This was an era when black and whites did not meet in the ring in states like Florida. In fact Gavilan's bout with Bobby Dykes in 1952 was the first mixed race fight in the Sunshine State.
Napoleon and His Marshals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,750. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » War
Napoleon Bonaparte bestrode Europe like a colossus. But what of his Marshals, who ably (or not) assisted him in his rise and fall? This classic work of military history examines the period of 1796 to 1815, from Napoleon’s victories in Italy up to the point of his defeat at Waterloo.