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Z: One Family's Journey from Immigration through Poverty to the Fulfillment of the Promise of America by K. Adrian Zonneville
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until June 03!) Words: 67,220. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » Family history
The biography of a man, a family, and immigration from Europe to poverty and their climb towards the promise of America. Living through the Great Depression, the Second World War, failures and successes, he finds his greatest success in his family, helping others, lifting those he can as he lifts himself, and his love for the woman who gave up all her privilege to share his dream.
Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived by Claire Ohlsson Geheb
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,490. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived is a social history about a German family living through the tumultuous years of 1914 to 1947. The story is told through journals, letters, and photos that were saved by Willy Geheb who was the only family member that immigrated to the United States. Historical comments, added for depth and clarity, enrich the reader's experience.
Sounds in my Shadow by Doreen Brust Johnson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
This is a historical fiction of a young Canadian man that was left home to mind his younger brother and their small farm at age nine. It tells of the life of a young boy at the age of 11 having to work as a man. The kindness of strangers helped him to endure the loneliness of a strange world with no longer a family for comfort.
Before I Forget - One Man's Radar War by Stephen Phelps
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
BEFORE I FORGET is a richly readable account of the life of a young RAF serviceman during WW2. Precision bombing raids on Germany were made possible by the top-secret radar systems George Phelps helped maintain. This is wartime through the eyes of a young man determined to live life to the full while always trying to do the decent thing. Sometimes even finding fun during the fight against fascism.
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.
CIA War Bride by TD Barnes
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 1 review)
CIA War Bride is a biography of the life of Velma and Werner Weiss, a CIA family. They meet during World War II when he and Velma are working for the CIA in England. Their work takes them to Japan where Werner managed the U-2 surveillance plane detachment deployed from Area 51. The author worked with Werner Weiss at Area 51 and was a close friend of Velma Weiss until her death
Pioneers On The Ottertail by Robb Felder
Series: Otter Falls. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,520. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Immigrant pioneers from Germany in the 1800's settle on Minnesota's remote frontier at Otter Falls on the edge of the vast White Pine Forest. They struggle with Indians, cold and blizzards, yet succeed in building a large family farm and run the brewery thru prohibition. After prohibition, they struggle to re-open the brewery. Wars and financing stand in their way. Will they complete the task?
Journal Through the Ages by Mischa Borgnaes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,380. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016 by The Electric Scroll. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Family History of Delbert Thulin and his bride Shirley Ashby. Includes genealogy, photos, and stories for six generations of ancestors and two of descendants. Surnames include, Draper, Durfee, Felshaw, Gilbert, Haight, Hammond, Horton, Matthews, Peck, Pitts, VanLeuven, VanOrden and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family by Fiona McPherson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Family letters are at the heart of this book, providing a fascinating window into the social and economic life of New Zealand's European settlers, and into life in early Oamaru and Rakaia in particular.
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
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.
The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John W. DeCamp
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,410. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Gary Allen, Sr. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The shut-down of Omaha, Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in November 1988, sent shock waves all the way to Washington, D.C. $40 million was missing.