Books tagged: social history

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Maude (1883-1993): She Grew Up With the Country
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,930. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Calliope Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Maude started farm life as a pregnant bride of 19. By age 110, she’d lived through half of America’s history. With poetry and human dramas (two murders and a suicide), written by her son, a master journalist, the book shows the impact of the changing times on shy, unassuming Maude, her fun-loving husband Lee, and their four active children. An award-winning biography, with over 70 photographs
Paris, capitale du XIX siècle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: French. Published: April 14, 2011 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Dans ce livre, Walter Benjamin choisit d’écrire non seulement une « histoire sociale de Paris au XIXe siècle », mais aussi une tentative d'interprétation globale du XIXe siècle et de son équivoque modernité.
Lakeland Hunting Memories - Volume One
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Series: Lakeland Hunting Memories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Recollections of Lakeland hunting in the '50s and '60s. This first volume is an introduction to further, larger volumes which will be compiled from the popular web site Lakeland Hunting Memories established three years ago by Ron Black and Wendy Fraser. Here are some pages that are soon to be archived.
Crime and Punishment in Victorian Edinburgh
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Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A selection of true crimes, punishments and court cases from Edinburgh in the Victorian era, giving a mixture of humorous, harrowing and strange accounts of Victorian crime in this city.
Salvation Army Miscellany
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 by Dick Underwood. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
Salvation Army Miscellany is a collection that describes the workings of the Salvation Army in the UK during the 1970's and 1980's from the point of view of a young Salvation Army Officer. It includes stories about the Salvation Army Training College, Salvation Army Social Work, and Salvation Army Corps Work. The book ranges from the sublimely funny to the deeply moving.
Outpost A Doctor on the Divide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,740. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This book recounts the story of "The Doctor". Gweneth Wisewould gives a personal historical view of the people, their lives and illnesses, the beauty and ferocity of the local environment and great difficulties being the sole doctor practising in all weathers and harsh conditions. She forsake personal wealth to give her life to treat her patients in the Australian community in Central Victoria.
A Pub on Every Corner? - Drink and the Licensed Trade in Nineteenth-Century Berwick-upon-Tweed
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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
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.
The Search for Lady Godiva
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,620. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Lady Godiva’s naked ride through Coventry as a protest against oppressive tax entered history! Did it really take place? Historian and Godiva descendant Robert Hendry offers compelling evidence from 1000 years ago that it did! Discover the social and religious background to this famous event and unravel the mystery of where she was laid to rest. 120,000 words + 100 illustrations, appendices.
Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding, Growing Up in Cold War Washington
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A memoir about the Alsop brothers who recorded and influenced American history in the 1950s and ‘60s.
A Diplomat's Wife at the Court of the Tsar
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You set the price! Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Memoirs of the wife of a Danish diplomat who was the last Ambassador at the Court of the Tsar in St Petersburg at the time of the Russian revolution. She had unique experiences of the Tsar and his family and provides many insights into the events of the time.