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The Waymouths: Devon Venturers by David Waymouth
Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » European
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
Not From The Wind by Colman Rushe
Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors whose names do not appear in written history? This readable book sets the daily lives of the author's forebears in context against a background of rebellion, famine, oppression and emigration. The stories of these man and women are tales of tragedy and hardship but also uplifting stories of courage, survival and triumph of spirit.
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.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration by Shirley Werner
Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
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: $3.99 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,
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel by David Coombe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From 1863 to 1874, Josephine was the publican of the Gasworks Hotel in Brompton, an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Four men died there in that time – two of them were husbands. This is an untold story that plugs gaps in several family histories. Includes companion website and readers’ guide for book groups.
To Elsie With Love by J. Wesley Sullivan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
On their 49th anniversary, Elsie asked Wes to write the story of their marriage for her. The memoir that he wrote takes the reader on a journey from college days at the University of Oregon through WWII and into the years Wes & Elsie spent building a family together, bolstering their community, and exploring spirituality.
Dear Susie: Tales from the Mill Village by Steve Flack
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is a series of short stories taking place in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina, revolving around life in a textile/cotton mill village. The stories center around the author's family and friends. It is a humorous look back at what life was like in a small town in scenes from the 1930's through the 1960's.
They Came with Cromwell The story of the Nunn Family of County Wexford, Ireland. by Eddie Jordan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,070. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is the history of the Nunn family of wexford in ireland, who came to these shores with oliver cromwell with the sole purpose of conquering all opposition in ireland, religious, political and cultural. The nunn family settlement in wexford commenced with the granting of over 3000 acres of land confiscated from the defeated irish. The family settled and reigned in wexford for over 300 years.
Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier by Jack de Yonge
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,520. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
A newspaper reporter recalls his youth in Fairbanks, Alaska, a dying gold-rush town that comes alive again with a wild mix of Russian and American pilots, a busy red-light district, and a round-the-clock bar scene in the 1940s war years.
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.
Diagonal Ties: A family history in Wales and the North East of England by Susan Lewis CBE
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Sixth Element Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Diagonal Ties is a fascinating account of one family’s connections throughout the generations with both the North East of England and the South of Wales. Susan Lewis CBE relates the tale of her search for ancestors with humour, an eye for detail and an intriguing insight into life during the times in which they lived.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family by Janet Clarkson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Family history
"This book was born from the stories my father told me and my adventure of growing up in a freer time. I realized from a young age how fortunate I had been to have exposure to such a varied experience and I wanted my children to know these people when my dad and I were gone. Cast your memory back and enjoy." ~ Janet Clarkson
Trace Your Roots by Maureen Vincent-Northam
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,680. Language: British English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Discover your ancestors. Grow your family tree. Full of effective tips and advice on tracing your family's history, from gathering background information and deciphering old documents, to discovering and consulting less well-known records and reading between the lines when tackling civil resources. Trace your Roots is an invaluable, easy-to-use guide for every budding genealogist.
Büyükelçi by Emir Kıvırcık
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: Turkish. Published: March 30, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Bir tarafta Nazi Almanya'sı ve Hitler, diğer tarafta Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Büyükelçisi Behiç Erkin. Bir tarafta insanlığını unutan Naziler, diğer tarafta insanlığını hiçbir zaman unutmamış bir avuç Türk diplomatı, Bir tarafta Hitler'in “Nihai Çözüm” söylemi, diğer tarafta “ülkemde din, dil, ırk ayrımı yoktur” anlayışı…
The Children of Mars by Norbert Mercado
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Written by Norbert L. Mercado, The Children of Mars is novel about an unusual friendship that took place between a Filipino guerrilla and a Japanese Captain in the darkest days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
The Inventor’s Fortune Up For Grabs by Suzanne Beyer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In 1913, Art Hadley invented the expansion bracelet and amassed considerable wealth. When Art's children died, his fortune was up for grabs. Told from that of the attorney, who negotiated a $1.8 million settlement, and one of the heirs he represented - this true story tells how a group of cousins, could unite and journey on a six-year odyssey of setbacks, divisive stubbornness and victories.