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An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East by Dennis De Witt
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East is a short story about two brothers living at a brook near the Dutch town of Delft during the eighteen century. During their stay in a Church run orphanage, the two van der Beek brothers dreamt of adventure and fortune that could be made in the Far East. It is a typical bittersweet tale depicting human courage, self-preservation and destiny.
The Unfortunate Dutchman by Dennis De Witt
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
The Unfortunate Dutchman is a tale of the many trials and tribulations faced by Jacob van Kal, an employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), during this travels to the Far East and his return to Holland at the end of the 18th century.
14 Fun Facts About Pirates by Maureen F. Musumeci
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
Pirates are thieves who roam the seas. They prey on ships to steal their cargoes and valuables. Pirates have been around ever since the invention of boats! There is even an old tale that Caesar Augustus was caught by pirates and held for ransom. However, when we think of pirates, we often think of those dashing adventurers that roamed the seas. Read some fun facts about pirates in this fun book.
Early Whispers: The Rise of Feminist Thought in 18th Century America by Lily Silver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
A brief essay about how women during the colonial years and the War for Independence attempted to open a social & political dialogue for equal rights. While the founding fathers where drafting the new laws of the land, the founding mothers attempted to add their voices to the cause of Liberty for all. Essay includes academic citations with end notes for further studies in early feminism.
In the Garden of Good and Evil: The Love and Punishment of Choderlos de Laclos in Dangerous Liaisons by K.J. Cleveland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
This is a paper discussing the love and punishment of Choderlos de Laclos and the other villains in the book, Dangerous Liaisons. Excerpt from the Paper: “Scholars have argued whether Les Liaisons Dangereuses was a moral novel exposing the cruelties of human nature and their ultimate downfall or if Choderlos de Laclos had no real motive behind writing the book..."
The Earl of Belvedere by Denis O'Neill
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
A collection of poems and history about The Rochfort Family of Gaulstown, Rochfortbridge, Westmeath, Ireland. The story of how Robert Rochfort, the 1st Earl of Belvedere, incarcerated his wife for over thirty years in her own home.
Six Days in December: General George Washington's and the Continental Army's Encampment on Rebel Hill, December 13 - 19, 1777 by Sheilah Vance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by The Elevator Group. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
This ebook prequel to the author's upcoming novel, Becoming Valley Forge (Feb. 2013), tells the little-known and moving story of General George Washington's and the Continental Army's six day encampment on Rebel Hill and Gulph Mills, six miles from Valley Forge, on December 13, 1777 through December 19, when the army marched to Valley Forge. The thrilling story of the threshold to Valley Forge.
George Strother Gaines by Jabe Fincher, Jr
You set the price! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
George Strother Gaines was a well trusted and honored man among the Native Americans and whites in south Alabama in the early 1800s. Gaines was instrumental in the history of south Alabama among the inhabitants of the lower Tombigbee area. This is his story.
History of Whitehorse Farmhouse, Morton-On-The-Hill, Norwich, Norfolk. by Susy Scott
You set the price! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Whitehorse Farmhouse, Morton-on-the-Hill, located just outside Norwich, served as an Inn from the late C17 through to 1912. References to this hostelry can be found in Parson James Woodforde's country 'Diaries'. A short, history of this now private residence can be found on Kindle. Written by Susy Scott, the author of Finding Jingo.