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Abraham Lincoln: The Formative Years 1809-1841
Price: Free! Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Covers Abraham Lincoln's life from childhood through his twenties in New Salem to his first years as a lawyer in Springfield. The book shows how he used all of his experiences--his story telling, his teaching, his studying, his friendship with the locals, his speeches to prepare for whatever was ahead of him.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Northern England's manufacturing towns took to Chess and 1857 saw Manchester (Macclesfield's huge neighbour) host the world’s 2nd international tournament. The 1886 businessmen and civic leaders who founded Macclesfield Chess Club were entangled in local politics: education, religion and finance. Social changes from then make this more than a history of a minor chess club in a small market town.
In and Out of the Limelight: Ann Matilda Distin Her Life and Times
Price: Free! Words: 88,550. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The story of ann matilda distin chronicles the life of a minor 19th century celebrity, 1790 – 1848. Part of the musical loder family she started on the bath stage as miss loder, danced and acted in london for a decade as mrs ridgway, then emerged as mrs distin and toured the UK for seven years as the pianist to the famed distin band – described as the 'beatles of their day'.
1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:
Price: Free! Words: 172,070. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
An analysis of who was sentenced to death and who was hung, for what, and how, in early 19th Century London, accompanied by records of their trials.
Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance. Students of magic history will enjoy this first formal work of research on the "polynational" entertainer.
Voyages Through Life: The Story of John Dunlop Allison
Price: Free! Words: 50,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The true adventure story of life at sea in the 19th century, of wars and wives, of gold fever and greed, of death and disease, of storms and shipwrecks all over the world. John Dunlop Allison appears to have written his memoirs in 1909, as he approached ‘the allotted life of man, three score and ten’, which were discovered and transcribed over 100 years later by his great-grandson.
The Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results
Price: Free! Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The proliferation of smoking sparked the first public debate about its effects. Beginning in 1857, this passionate debate of those both for and against the use of tobacco was laid out in the British Medical Journal The Lancet.
Wild Bill Hickok; The True Story Of His Last Six Weeks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,010. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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This is the never before told story of one of the West’s most colorful gunfighting legends. This book, which is based on the actual journal written in 1876 by Nathan Bernard, is a work of love and respect depicting the man as only one very
James Clerk Maxwell: A Short Biography Giant of Nineteenth-Century Physics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
James Clerk Maxwell is regarded by most current physicists as the scientist of the nineteenth-century who had the greatest influence on twentieth-century physics. He is ranked with Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein for the fundamental importance of his contributions.
The Zulu Wars - A Brief History
Series: A Brief History, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 6,160. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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The Anglo – Zulu wars, a clash between the might of the British Empire with the African Zulu Kingdom, began in 1879. The British forces, led by Lord Chelmsford, invaded Zululand. Many battles ensued, including a stunning Zulu victory at Isandlwana, and the near-collapse of the garrison at Rorke’s Drift. However, in the end, the British were triumphant. The Zulu would no longer be free.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West
You set the price! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
From the Autobiography and Monologue of the Honorable William F. Cody, aka. Buffalo Bill and his amazing Wild West Show comes this great story of the true life adventures of buffalo bill, See how he grow up and experience one of his wild west shows first hand.
The History Of Oil
Series: History Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Did you ever wonder how the oil was discovered? In 1852, a Canadian inventor named Abraham Gesner discovered how to make kerosene from crude petroleum. In an age when candles and whale oil provided the only light after sun down, it was a dramatic discovery.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition – A Short History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017 by Doug West. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The new nation, the United States of America, doubled overnight in size with the purchase of a vast tract of land west of the Mississippi River known as the Louisiana Purchase. Come take the journey with these brave men and women as they explore this brave new land.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Across Wyoming
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Building the Transcontinental Railroad through Nebraska had taken three years.. 36 months of dogged determination. When the construction crews finally reached Cheyenne they prepared for the grueling work ahead. They refined the organization and pace developed crossing Nebraska, but now they faced a new set of challenges, most notably the climb up "Sherman Hill", bridging Dale Creek, crossing the
The Fight For Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A graphic account of the defence of Rorke’s Drift, the battle made famous by the motion picture ‘ZULU!’ An isolated garrison of British soldiers successfully defended a field hospital and supply store against a ferocious Zulu army, which was vastly superior in number. With information taken from the JWB Historical Library, compiled over four decades.
The Elvaston Love Story
Series: Historical Love Stories. You set the price! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
He was an aristocrat and a confirmed bachelor She was a successful London actress their affair was the talk of the town but their marriage outraged society, so he took her to his castle in derbyshire here he created a fantasy world, a tribute to their love.
Photographer of the Early West, the Story of Arundel Hull
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
This biography recounts the intriguing history of Arundel C. Hull one of the west's earliest photographers. In his early 20’s he captured many early images along the UP Railroad across Nebraska and thru Wyoming. In 1869, Hull and William Jackson followed the railroad on to Promontory, Utah. Later he opened his Gallery in Fremont Nebraska, becoming leader in this early mid-west town.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific in Utah to Promontory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » American
As the Union Pacific entered the Utah canyons progress slowed to a crawl. The builders were forced to use large embankments, trestles and tunnels. All of them slower, difficult to build and expensive. Then as the competing railroads drew closer to their meeting point at Promontory Summit the competition became intense. "Build it fast, we'll fix it later" was the by-word.
63 Years a Vicar: The Life and Times of Henry Burnaby Greene, Vicar of Longparish, Hampshire, England 1821-1884
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,230. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Family history
The remarkably long ministry of the Revd Henry Burnaby Greene in the Hampshire village of Longparish saw a great change in English society, the Church and a small agricultural community. This short but detailed biography describes the achievements, sorrows and work of a nineteenth century clergyman. It is also a family history of the Burnaby, Greene and Woodcock familes through this period.
How International Football Started - Scotland v England 1872
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2013 by The New Curiosity Shop. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
England v Scotland is the world football’s oldest rivalry, and this fascinating book tells the story of how it all began. Sports historian Andy Mitchell, former head of communications at the Scottish FA, has researched the events that led to the creation of a global phenomenon. He brings to life the players who set the ball rolling in first international in Glasgow on 30 November 1872.

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