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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941 by Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,620. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.
The Geertsema Chronicles by John Geertsema
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,770. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2010 by LIfeLines Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
John Geertsema's account of growing up in Holland is entertaining and educational. As a young man, Geertsema participated in the war efforts against the Nazis. When his family sailed to America and became American citizens, he served in the U.S. Army as well.
Bernice and John: Finally Meeting Your Parents Who Died a Long Time Ago by John Janovy, Jr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth sciences
"Bernice and John" is post-war Oklahoma history as seen through the eyes of a petroleum geologist who graduated from OU in 1935, and his highly perceptive wife who, upon being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer at age 47, decided to go to college. Part memoir and part social-political commentary, B&J makes a powerful argument for Oklahoma as the model of our evolving nation,
Secrets of the Royal Detective - The first Victorian & Edwardian bodyguard by Don Hale
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 69,140. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » Family history
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the monarchy received numerous threats and attacks by terrorists and foreign agitators. This story is about the first Royal Bodyguard - who was my great grandfather James Wood, a former soldier, and detective superintendent of police in Manchester, England. James had expert knowledge of firearms and explosives and was appointed to protect visiting Royalty & VIPs
Threshold: A Memoir by Faith A. Colburn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Award-winning series of creative essays about how a family survives, generation after generation, across race, through time, despite distance. How do communities sustain themselves in the face of enormous change? THRESHOLD provides a pattern gleaned from one American family's struggle to thrive, against the odds.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin by Linda Akins Lee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy(5.00 from 1 review)
This genealogy of John Akin and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” McKinney, who settled in Green County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s, reflects the events of American history from the time of the frontier to the post-World War II era and across eight generations. Biographical sketches of John and Betsy, their parents, grandparents, and over 800 descendants present the family’s history.
Grey Blue Water by Daniel Taylor
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,450. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi. Author Daniel Mabrey Taylor has based his novel on true accounts taken from family letters, journals, and other historical documents.
Odłamki czasu (The old times) by Włodzimierz Dajcz, Sr
You set the price! Words: 140,770. Language: Polish. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Fabuła tej powieści osnuta jest wokół spirali losów ludzkich z akcji, o której niewiadomo kiedy się zaczęła,ani kiedy nastąpi jej kres.
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, Fiction » Historical » Canada
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.
The Irreversible Life of Mann by Odell Myers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ripe with irony, humor and realism, Odell Myer’s novel of young men called away to war simultaneously grips and embraces readers. Drawn into the narrative, readers soar and triumph—and crash and burn with the characters. His story has an astonishing ability to transport his listeners back to that period of time when very young people, through sacrifice and heroism, set the future course of history
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 » Family history
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.
From Paupers to iPads by Tony Berry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
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 » Family history
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 Long Way From Tipperary: A Journey of Morrisseys, Ryans, Heffernons, and Agnews to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota by Mike Morrissey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,050. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Combining memoir with family history, A Long Way From Tipperary is the narrative of an Irish immigrant family that managed to survive the Great Hunger and then make the perilous journey to America in the 1850s. It is also the story of a young person’s coming of age in the 1950s and wishing to put his own life into the context of ancestors who blazed the trail.
The Money Dragon by Pam Chun
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,620. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In this stunning novel, Pam Chun brings to life the story of Lau Ah Leong, the Money Dragon, the legendary founder of Honolulu’s Chinatown and his 5 wives. The great-granddaughter of Ah Leong, Chun reaches deep into family history to reveal a startling tale that depicts the tumult and opportunity that occurs when the deep-rooted traditions of the Chinese people conflict with the Americans.
Lancasters of Pateley Bridge by Christopher Wright
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,580. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This history of the descendants of John Lancaster and Jane King of Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, from about 1800 to 1950, is rich in biographical detail from genealogical archives and contemporaneous accounts, and illustrated with photographs of people, places and family artifacts. Their stories provide an interesting insight into the period, particularly war, social change and migration.
Ancient Ancestors with Modern Descendants (8th Edition) by Dr Ron Wells
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 316,350. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ancient Ancestors with Modern Descendants (8th Edition) is a compilation providing lines of descent from some 3,000 ancient and early medieval families to millions of present day Europeans and Americans. These ancestors include members from most of the former ruling dynasties in Europe and the Middle East, with some going back to 6th century BCE kingdoms in the Near East.
Riva and Yehuda Life Story: Tancman, Mohel, Tracz and Ben Eliezer Families by Dani Tracz
Price: Free! Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
A detailed biography of Riva and Yehuda, a Jewish couple born in Belarus and the Ukraine, and their ancestors going back to the 19th century detailing the complicated history of Jews in Eastern Europe.
Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann Arnold
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » History » Family history
In Together: A Journey for Survival, Ann S. Arnold shares her family's journey through Poland's countryside as a war of nations thunders around them. The story displays the magnificent strength of a mother's love and the incredible courage of good people during the worst of times.