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Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
By Chip Langston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.
Recall! Return of the IRR
By Doug DePew
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,030. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
They came from cities, farms, and towns all across the country. They had long hair, beards, and bad attitudes. They dropped everything in January of 1991 and reported as the president ordered. They were not happy about it one bit. In this true story, the author relates his experiences as one of 20,000 people recalled to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. This is exactly how it was.
Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History
By Lynn Michelsohn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,960. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Meet . . . the shrieking ghost of Crab Boy lost forever to a fierce marsh creature ~ an ingenious slave matching wits with his plantation owner ~ the unique residents of isolated Sandy Island . . . all "ghosts" of the African-American Gullah culture once so alive along the South Carolina coast (10,000 words, 4 illustrations, 84 pages in paperback) from the longer book, "Tales from Brookgreen."
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
By David Coombe
Price: $3.65 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Immerse yourself in Victorian era intrigue and the world of publican Josephine. A story never before told. A suspicious death, a coroner’s inquest, a Supreme Court verdict of fraud and a family cut out of a last minute will. Did Josephine kill this man and three others? Climb aboard the investigative journey. Includes readers’ guide for book group. Follow on Twitter for added colour.
My Mother-in-law Misadventures
By Vincent Bernhardt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In his usual tongue-in-cheek style Vince writes about the years of living with his Mother-in-law. Some are poignant, some are outlandish and all of them will make you smile. His last chapter gives details of when his mother-in-law was a young woman, fleeing the Nazis in WWII.
Once Upon a White Man - a memoir of War and Peace in Africa
By Graham Atkins
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,700. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the terrors of Rhodesia’s 1970’s bush war, to the final disintegration of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe, this is a traumatic account of a conflicted young man who experiences his life and homeland being torn asunder. Honest, revealing and deeply emotional. Offers intriguing insights into the dilemma faced by patriotic white Africans trapped in the march of politics and history
Sonya's War
By Iva Polansky
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Category: Screenplays » Biographical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Leo Tolstoy’s last days: The world watches as Russia’s most famous writer escapes his wife. Sonya’s War tells it all.
A History of the Irish at Home and Abroad
By Terry O´Mahony
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This history endeavours to give a true account of the Irish and may read very differently from long established school text or other histories. Read how a 1,000 years of oppression impacted on Ireland and her people and how she survived with her religion, culture and identity intact.
Oh Me Nerves, Newfie Jokes
By RJ Parker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Newfie’s wife passed away and he called 911. The 911 operator told him that they would send someone over right away and asked him where he lived. "At the end of Eucalyptus Drive," the newfie told her. The operator asked, "Could you please spell that for me?" After a long pause, the newfie said, "How 'bout if I drag her over to Oak Street and you pick her up there?"
A Pub on Every Corner? - Drink and the Licensed Trade in Nineteenth-Century Berwick-upon-Tweed
By Wendy Bell Scott
Series: Drink and Berwick upon Tweed, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Insights into the social history of the border town of Berwick upon Tweed, viewed through the developments of the licensed trade and the changes in the laws affecting it,during the nineteenth-century.
9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, 5th edition
By Webster Griffin Tarpley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 269,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Progressive Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The authoritative work on 9/11 and state-sponsored false-flag terrorism. 9/11 Synthetic Terror is the only book to present a working model for the event - a network of moles, patsies, paramilitary pros, privatized intelligence assets and corrupt media corporations. We see how this enormous provocation was successfully executed and exploited as war propaganda.
After the Hanoi Hilton, an Accounting
By Rick Fredericksen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When combat ceased across Vietnam, it signaled the start of a cold war over the Americans left behind. As family members agonized, nearly 2,500 POWs and MIAs had become human pieces in a diplomatic chess match that outlasted the war itself. Historic accounts, as they happened, are told by a former Vietnam Marine and CBS News correspondent who covered the complex issue for more than a decade.
The Star Spangled Banner
By Tony Cross
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
Growth and Decline of Economies of Europe and US
By Bhaskar Sarkar
Price: Free! Words: 44,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The wealth of Europe and the US was built on ethnic cleansing, slave labor and colonies. Non availability of these resources is the primary cause of the decline of the developed economies. The financial conditions of central governments, state governments, municipalities and the people of the developed world are not going to improve unless there is a major change in their economic policies.
Raising Ruckus: The Decline of Public Education in the 21st Century
By Elizabeth Witbeck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What is the purpose of education? Why did we create a national school system? The answers are a lot darker than you think. Before we can solve the problems in schools today, we must consider how schools were first started. Witbeck takes the reader back in time to the Industrial Revolution to discover what our schools are really for, the hidden agenda of education, and how it can be stopped.
Flags of the United States
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tells the history of how each of the State flags in the United States got their names and designs. This is an excellent book for youngsters studying American History.
Rediscovering Richard III
By Natasha Sheldon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In September 2012, archaeologists unearthed remains from a Leicester car park, covering what was once the city’s medieval Franciscan friary. After five months of waiting and exhaustive scientific tests, those bones were revealed to be those of Richard III, the infamous last Plantagenet king of England and the last English King to die in battle.
The Pencil Case
By Lorraine Cobcroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,870. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival means an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his identity.
Investigative Medium - the Awakening
By Laine Crosby
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mystery, murder, suspense, and a passionately romantic love story set in a time that history forgot. Laine moved to an 18th Century Maryland plantation and found herself suddenly psychic. Since then, life has never been the same. Join Laine as she journeys from her first clairvoyant experience to acceptance of her gift, with the help of the spirit Jannette, a slave she meets along the way.
A Touch of Imagination: An Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Hungary
By Chris Wilkinson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Author Chris Wilkinson explores Hungary, the nation where East meets West in Europe. He takes readers on a journey through its incredible past in a series of enlightening historical and travel essays. Readers learn how Hungary has been built up, conquered and freed, torn apart and stitched together. Why it is constantly on the mend and busting open old wounds. Come along on a fascinating journey.