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Ribbons in My Hair by Rosalie Sneyd
Price: $4.20 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Wharekohu Bay. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A charming and heartwarming memoir of growing up in New Zealand in the 1940s and 50s.
Ibegwu! Ogugu People's Culture by Angela Oguche Onoja
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is a detailed history of Ogugu, a community in Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa, Explaining the most controversial culture of the people known as 'Ibegwu'.
Moonrakers at Peace and War by Brooke Broadbent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Navigating between fact and fiction and constantly seeking to uncover truth, Moonrakers recounts the story of immigrants from Wiltshire England to Canada and the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries as they encounter the forces governing their lives whether they are political, religious, economic, legal or social.
Researching and Writing Your Family History and Memoirs by Joelle Steele
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
This brief genealogical guide covers basic information a family genealogist needs to research and write their family history, including obtaining and interpreting documents, understanding kinship, and telling stories. Also includes questions for conducting interviews, use of images in written histories, overall story structure, and publishing options.
The Lynn's of Tennessee Ave by Mike Lynn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,070. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
The time had arrived to document the history of our family before the opportunity was lost, how did the Lynn’s and the Rose’s first arrive in New Zealand? How did they come to settle in the King Country, and why did they move to the city? The memoirs of my siblings as they were growing up, how each of their families developed, and the recollections of our children of their Parents and Grandparents
Ida Godbold - 100 Years and Counting! by Jean Shaw
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ida Godbold reached the grand old age of 100 years on 17th June 2014 with her mind still very much intact! This is the story of her life to commemmorate her incredible achievement.
1862 Diary of Mary M. Baker from Orrington, Maine by Donald Enz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
Mary M. Baker began writing this diary when she was twenty-three years old. It is the beginning of the Civil War and several of her town friends did enlist. All around her people are dying from various diseases, but life continued on. Mary describes daily life and what she and her friends did, be it going to school or church meetings, traveling to see relatives.
As I Remember It by Mildred Bonzo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by L. J. Emory Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The building of a historic railroad. A tragic drowning. Cooking for hungry threshers. Celebrating the end of WWI. At 93, Mildred Hayward Bonzo experienced nearly a century of our country’s history. This careful recounting of her rural Ohio Valley childhood is a gift from her heart.
My Lebanese Father and Mother's Immigration by Sophia Baldwin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In 1910, seventeen-year-old Elias immigrated to America to find a job and send aid to his Lebanese village. Elias left Tripoli, Syria (later named Lebanon) with nothing but the clothes on his back and a bandoleer containing a coat and blanket slung over his shoulder. In 1920, Elias sent for his sixteen-year-old cousin, Mary, and his twenty-year-old brother, George, to come to America.
The Four Little Ones by Phillip McAbee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
During the Civil Rights era in Louisville, Kentucky raising children in the West End of Louisville presented a challenge to Eula and James McAbee. The Four Little Ones is a collection of memories of growing up during one of the most important periods in American history. With a mix of humor, pathos, clarity Phillip McAbee welcomes you to experience the McAbee family's daily life.
Vera's Journey: Across Generations and Beyond Borders by Albert Ramirez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Vera’s journey begins with the story of her ancestors, who left Spain and Portugal hundreds of years ago to escape the Inquisition. They migrated to Mexico in the late sixteenth century, and eventually went northwards into New Mexico and Colorado.
Was It Murder? The Life and Mysterious Death of John Thomas Wacaster (1848-1916) by Richard Marmo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
John Thomas Wacaster lived a fairly normal life for his time...until he married his second wife. From there, life went downhill until he died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. Among questions needing answers are: Was the death certificate perjured? Was he shot? Did his wife shoot him? Was his wife a Madam? Did she run a Bordello? Was there a coverup by police and city officials?
The Roux In The Gumbo by Kim Robinson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,000. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The Roux in the Gumbo is my great grandmother and grandmother’s life story. My grandmother would sit telling all them old stories of her life that always start with “I remember” or “let me tell you about the time,” and one day we decided to start writing them down. She died November 1997 of spinal cancer.
From Paupers to iPads by Tony Berry
Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A journey through seven generations, tracing a family's changing fortunes from the woollen mills of Yorkshire and the shipyards of Wales, through two world wars and into the hi-tech world of the 21st century
Old World ... New World: From a picnic at La Perouse to the Western Front by Tony Matchett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » War
Australia was, is, and always will be a nation of immigrants. Old World … New World provides backgrounds to the author's grandparents’ formative years in northern and southern England and in Redfern, Sydney, their experiences during four years of world war, and their familial relationships and tragedies from the 1920s to Sara Ongley’s death in 1977.
A Perennial Stream by Penn Bobby Singh
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,970. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Six great men, all originating from the same source, the same dynasty, carried the family through the great rise and equally great fall, a family that had come to live by strong values and had the courage to stand by their convictions through all. It’s a story of how finding love made members of this dynasty better people. It also serves as a social commentary on issues of the day.
Luzija's Story by Kay Wright
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,300. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A true story of the trials and tribulations of a young girl growing up in war-torn Poland. An in-depth look into the life and times of a true heroine.
The Longest Trail: Kentuckians and The Great Migration to Oregon, 1843 by Dan Lee
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
The Longest Trail is the story of the Great Migration to Oregon in 1843. Special emphasis is given to the role of Kentuckians in the Westward Movement. There were the famous sons of the Bluegrass, such as Kit Carson and William Sublette, but more important to this book are the obscure men and women who undertook a heroic endeavor - to cross the continent to settle the Northwest.
My Life in Cottage Homes in 1920s by Lynne Freeman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Annie's family were taken to the workhouse when her father could no longer work through illness. This is a documentary type memoir written by Annie when she was 84 years old. Her daughter-in-law typed it up, as these stories should not be lost.