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James - Memories of my Brother
Price: $5.01 USD. Words: 25,130. Language: American English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Frank Hart always looked up to his brother. Their father, killed in a drunken gun duel, their unreliable mother having abandoned them - these two discarded boys make their way out of the Deep South, surfacing thousands of miles away in New York City as two well-educated young men in the Great Depression. These are the epic tales of my late grandfather’s early days with his beloved brother, James.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
"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
Threshold: A Memoir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
Hard to Turn: A History of the Camp, Gabbert, Griffin, Huskey & Webb Families of Drew County, Arkansas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,810. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a history of the Camp, Gabbert, Griffin, Huskey & Webb families of Drew County, Arkansas and associated families: Alexander, Dodson, George, Harris, Hawkins, Marshall, McCall and Stovall. It is set in a historical background and draws heavily on primary sources such as census reports, marriage data, wills, land records, military records, official church documents, as well oral history.
Diagonal Ties: A family history in Wales and the North East of England
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Sixth Element Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
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.
Martirii din Dealul Crucii - Volumul I
Price: Free! Words: 33,840. Language: Romanian. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
În anul 1948 a apărut în județul Bistrița-Năsăud o organizație anticomunistă, “Liga Națională Creștină”, cunoscută mai mult însă, printr-o serie de confuzii și chiar manipulări, sub numele de “Garda Albă”. Nu a fost un grup de haiduci, de luptători anticomuniști, ci a fost o organizație de mare impact local, cu mulți membri, dintre care doar o mică parte erau fugari
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
(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.
Ancient Ancestors with Modern Descendants (8th Edition)
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 316,350. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
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.
Letters From Grandpa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Every letter in this collection can change your life - reinforcing an old perspective or revealing flaws in human habit with one of a kind observations. Together these letters stand as the wisdom of a century, a great philosophical work arising from a nation's commitment to freedom and liberty; And a passionate love of language and correspondence between a loving grandpa and his grandchildren.
Windows Into the Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,490. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Windows Into the Past" is my recollection of growing up on a farm in south Mississippi during the depression. In a series of connected short stories, it highlights the part I played as a young girl and the hard work and pleasures of farm life. It shows how kids can not only survive, but thrive, under unthinkable conditions while doing chores that were dangerous but expected.
The Engelking Letters
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013 by The Hugh & Helene Schonfield World Service Trust. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
'The Engelking Letters' is a collection of letters written by or pertaining to Ferdinand Friedrich Engelking 1810-1885.
How to write INTERESTING Family Histories
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,490. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Keen to write an engaging family history? Stuck with little more than names and dates? Uncertain how to begin? This book provides advice ranging from how you can structure a simple family history and begin writing, through to how you can use simple words and sentences to evoke drama and tension. It will help you turn your dusty piles of notes and photocopies into a riveting family history.
Night Train to Nisswa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a true story about the 1916 Packard, Iowa train wreck and the effect it had on three families from Traer, Iowa - the Van Vlietes, the Kobers, and the Dunlaveys.
Rebel Rebellion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
A 19th century true historical tale of the life of a young man from the rural moutains of western North Carolina. It tells of his youthful family relations, his struggles with adolescence, first love and his documented Civil War experiences; from his enlistment and training in the Confederate Army, to his survival in battle and imprisonment in one of the war's most notorious Union prison camps.
My Ancestor Left an Heirloom: Hunting Family History and Genealogy Treasure Through Metal Detecting Finds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
There are many thousands of metal objects around engraved with personal details, any of which your ancestor, regardless of how humble, may have made, used or been awarded. This book could take your family history research back into the mists of time and help you locate actual heirlooms so you can discover the thrill of having a tangible link with your ancestors.
The Longest Trail: Kentuckians and The Great Migration to Oregon, 1843
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.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
(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.
To Elsie With Love
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
Moonrakers at Peace and War
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.
The Children of Mars
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 » Family history
(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.