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Notorious Outlaws of the Old West
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,650. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The names Billy the Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, and Pat Garrett paint a picture of a romanticized version of the old West to most people. However, the truth is that this was a very brutal and bloody time in history that saw countless victims brutalized, robbed, or killed. Life was cheap and death could be found in saloons, cat houses, and many other locations throughout this
New York, NY October 29, 1943 A Royal Canadian Air Force Cadet Is Charged With First-Degree Murder...
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Wayne Lonergan was charged with first-degree murder after his wife was found dead of bludgeoning/strangling on a Sunday morning in late October 1943. An heiress to a beer fortune Patricia Burton Lonergan was buried in Brooklyn during the time that Lonergan was being interrogated for nearly 80 hours. There are many questions as to whether Lonergan was guilty. He was paroled from Sing Sing in 1967.
Forgotten Stories From Spain: 1984 and the Spanish Civil War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In 1937, George Orwell spent six months in Spain witnessing the rise and fall of the popular revolution on the streets of Barcelona. Alone amongst his contemporaries, Orwell understood what the success or failure of that Spanish Revolution would mean for the rest of the world. If you are new to Orwell or the Spanish Civil War, this introductory book will explain all you need to know.
Abbey Girls
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 43,900. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Two sisters give an hilarious and poignant account of boarding school life in Ireland in the 1960s.
Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A double memoir of the Second World War and its aftermath. Basia is a colonel's daughter in eastern Poland, only to have her father murdered and herself sent into Russian captivity; Dan grows up in an America wracked by the Great Depression. They meet at a British university in 1955, and each learns a great deal about the other, in Manchester, Paris, and Lerici.
The Persian Nightingale
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Madelina Forbes Mitchell’s memoir is an interesting read that gives an insight into her extraordinary life and the trials endured upon moving to Australia with her husband Fredrick Mitchell in 1838. The reader is given a snapshot of time through the eyes of someone who was a little bit further up the aristocratic ladder than most.
Fairbury, Illinois in 1888
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,480. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This short story excerpts the biographies of 116 Fairbury area citizens from the 1888 book Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Illinois by Chapman Bros. These colorful biographies tell the story of the early pioneers who settled Central Illinois.
The Mighty Mughal Emperors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Jahangir and lustre and fashion of Noorjahan which was immortalised by Shahjahan by constructing the Taj Mahal in Agra could not be retained by the unwisely and intolerant policy of Aurangzeb. All the successors of Aurangzeb were incompetent. Aurangzeb wanted to divide his kingdom amongst his three sons.
The Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker, or The Story of Pottery in a Box
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Yes, not only was there (and is there) such a thing as a saggar, but there was also something or someone known as a saggar maker’s bottom knocker. And the route to the saggar bottom knocking starts with ancient China and takes in a few alchemists, white gold, Marco Polo, missionaries, house arrest, and even a wallaby along the way.
Sydney Under Siege: As It Happened 15 December 2014
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
I work in the building next to the Lindt Café. Shortly after news of the Siege broke, I found myself locked out. Gradually, I realised my usual day had been pulled out from under me. For the first time, I had become a witness to history. This is my account of the day terrorism returned to Sydney. It is based partly on contemporaneous notes I scribbled on the day.
*(Holy) War: How the Crusades Almost Killed Christianity
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Were the Crusades a legitimate attempt by Christendom to recapture a holy city, or merely a strategy employed by the Western Church to regain control of a religion in schism? This controversial question is explored through the annals of historical record, from multiple viewpoints.
Những mẩu chuyện thú vị về vương quốc chữ Hán
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: Vietnamese. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Thông qua những câu chuyện, những ví dụ cụ thể, những hình ảnh, giúp quý bạn hiểu thêm 9 vấn đề liên quan đến chữ Hán như sau : 1) Nguồn gốc chữ Hán. 2) Các thể chữ Hán. 3) Sinh hoạt người xưa qua chữ Hán. 4) Phương pháp cấu tạo chữ Hán. 5) Những chữ Hán quanh ta. 6) Góp nhặt chuyện chữ nghĩa.7) Chữ nghĩa kiêng kị và ngục tù. 8) Hình và chữ Hán. 9) Chữ số và văn hoá Trung Hoa.
Brief History of Ex-General Edwin Walker -- Part Three
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,270. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Major General Edwin Anderson Walker was the only U.S. General to resign his commission in the 20th century. He clashed with JFK in 1961 and 1962, and became noteworthy for his role in the saga of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 and the Warren Commission in 1964. Walker could be a significant, overlooked suspect in the JFK assassination.
Brief History of Ex-General Edwin Walker -- Part Two
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
It is not generally recalled that Major General Edwin Anderson Walker, who led Federal Troops to racially *integrate* Little Rock High School in 1957, later led a riot against Federal Troops to keep Ole Miss University racially *segregated* in 1962. Walker's clash with JFK is of special interest.
A Brief History of Ex-General Edwin Walker -- Part One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Major General Edwin Anderson Walker was the only U.S. General to resign his commission in the 20th century. He led Federal Troops to racially integrate Little Rock High School in 1957, but after he resigned from the Army in November 1961, he led a riot against Federal Troops to keep Ole Miss University racially segregated in 1962. His role in the saga of the JFK assassination is of interest.
Diary of a Prisoner in World War I
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,990. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
An authentic diary of Josef Sramek, a Czech soldier drafted to the Hungaro-Austrian army to fight from the beginning of World War 1. He was captured by the enemy, lived through death marches and concentration camps in Serbia, Albania, Italy, and France before finally returning home to resume his life. The diary is published by his grandson Tomas Svoboda.
Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack, A True WWII Teenage Love Story
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Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 82,380. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Read the rare and recently discovered real time letters between Sal, age 19, and Loretta, age 15, during the final terrifying three years of World War II, 1943-1946. Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack, A True WWII Teenage Love Story, lets you experience World War II, both in battle and on the home front, through the eyes of adolescents in a way that Hollywood has never portrayed.
Constantine: The Emperor of Tolerance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Many historians in the past have seen Constantine as a secret pagan who used Christianity as a political device or a God-sent Emperor who converted a whole nation to Christianity. Since Constantine's personal beliefs allowed for both paganism and Christianity, he created an Empire of tolerance or a religiously neutral realm (as far as what you wanted to believe).
Des Pigments bleus oubliés en .pdf
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Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: French. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Ce livre sur les pigments médiévaux étudie le bleu de chaux, l'indigo et le bleu de bleuet. Les recettes de ces couleurs sont publiées et comparées. Les ingrédients, notamment la chaux, fait partie de cette étude.
China Simplified: History's Greatest Hits
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by CS Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
A fast-rewind, take-no-prisoners journey through the pivotal moments in Chinese history skipping all the boring parts, when honestly not much happened here.