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Threshold: A Memoir
By Faith A. Colburn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
How does a family survive, 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
By Judy Hubbell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,810. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: 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
By Susan Lewis CBE
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Sixth Element Publishing. Category: 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.
Ancient Ancestors with Modern Descendants (8th Edition)
By Dr Ron Wells
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 316,350. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: 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.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin
By Linda Akins Lee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,380. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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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
By J. Wesley Sullivan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: 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
By Brooke Broadbent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: 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.
Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier
By Jack de Yonge
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by Epicenter Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
Odyssey of Courage
By Etha Gray
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 86,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Odyssey of Courage was born while I was sitting at the feet of one of the most revered woman of my life, my grandmother, Mrs. Cordelia Angelique King. Her dignity and pride were unsurpassed. Her passion and joys were her God, her husband, her children and her four-dot Levi Garrett snuff which she enjoyed most of her eighty years. She instilled character, morals and values in each of us.
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: 82,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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 Making of Chassidim
By Sichos In English
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
A translation of a letter sent by the Rebbe Rayatz to his daughter, Rebbetzin Chayah Mushka.
The Sea is Wide - New Celts from Old Horizons
By Donald MacFarlane
You set the price! Words: 166,650. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book will give both sedentary and peripatetic readers a better informed sense of that part of their identity that is Irish or Scottish Highlander, whether they are still living in their original homelands or dispersed across the globe as a result of the nineteenth century diasporas.
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. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
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
The Geertsema Chronicles
By John Geertsema
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2010 by LIfeLines Publishing. Category: 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.