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A Little Help from Our Friends
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,640. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
An illustrated history of America's effort to improve the speed of international mail communication mail by using European air carriers during the pioneer era of air mail development, 1921-1939. The book looks at cooperative agreements with Britain, France, the Netherlands and others to carry mail from Americans to Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
War Plan Crimson
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,300. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
We were lucky. In our history, Franklin Roosevelt quietly and easily suppressed the 1933 Business Plot, a little-known attempt by a group of Wall Street power brokers to overthrow and replace him with a homeland fascist government. What if we weren't lucky? What it the coup plotters succeeded beyond their wildest dreams and placed a homegrown Hitler in the White House, bent on conquest?
The Good Harvest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
It's 1814 in London, and Harold Hammonds has come a long way in his 24 years. He's second officer aboard the merchant vessel "The Good Harvest", bound for Sydney with a cargo of settlers goods, topped off with a parcel of transported convicts. It's a hell voyage, ending with a storm that wrecks them on an island off the west coast of New Zealand. Should he stay? Will he claim this grand place?
Rhodes & Barnato - The Premier and The Prancer
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Price: $4.99 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.
The Slope of Kongwa Hill: A Boy's Tale of Africa
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Based on the author's memoirs, this novel picks up his story when, at age 9, as a result of his parents moving to East Africa, Tony finds himself bound for Kongwa School in January 1952. Located just south of the Maasai Steppe where was to be found every manner of game, exotic bird life, insects and reptiles, Kongwa provided a harsh if adventure-filled location in which to be educated and grow.
British Army Medals & Awards - The Complete List
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,190. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011 by M&S Direct Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Antiques & collectibles
Military buffs and collectors will appreciate this complete book of medal and award descriptions from the earliest days up to the present. This book really rounds out your library of military knowledge! Gaze at the medals and awards – understand the history and significance of each – even compare it to medals your family members may have been awarded!
The British Army - History & Present
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by M&S Direct Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
Military Buffs, History Students, Historical Trivia Lovers and Even Students of Politics... Nowhere else in just one edition will you find such complete information! ) * Dozens of Battles from Around the World. * The Reforms from Early History to Modern Day. * The Undisputed Influence on the World Today. A Complete Resource Under One Cover!
The Red Fort
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,080. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A year after the Crimean War ended, an uprising broke out in India which was to have equal impact on the balance of world power and the British Empire's role in world affairs. The revolt was against the East India Company which, not entirely against its will, had assumed responsibility for administering large parts of India.
Marksman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Martin has survived the first hour of battle. His fleet is shattered, his friends are dead, his ship on the verge of surrender. Yet he strives to fulfil his Captains' command. In the chaos of battle, where thousands are engaged in deadly struggle, can one man's actions truly make a difference to victory or defeat? This tale, based on real events, shows how history always hangs in the balance.
March on Magdala
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,100. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In 1868 Queen Victoria’s British empire was at the height of its power. But one nation challenged British dominion: Ethiopia’s mystical Emperor Theodore had delivered his people from the rule of the Turks, but his heroic arrogance was about to bring the full strength of the British army crashing down on his kingdom.