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Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic" by Tom Interval
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.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club by A.R. Soames
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.
Voyages Through Life: The Story of John Dunlop Allison by Jess 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 Indian Mutiny - A Brief History by Andrew Knight
Series: A Brief History, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 12,400. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century(5.00 from 1 review)
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.
The Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results by Colin Mustful
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.
Unwanted Wives by J. Gunnar Grey
Series: Old Cases, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Carlyle Harris and Robert Buchanan had several things in common. Both worked in the medical field, with Harris a medical student and Buchanan a practicing physician. Both lived in New York City in the early 1890s. And both had wives they didn't want. 5,000 words
The Zulu Wars - A Brief History by Andrew Knight
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(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War by Heinrich von Kleist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A lone Prussian cavalryman, a straggler from a routed army, fortifies himself with drink and sets off after three armed Frenchmen with no thought for his own safety.
How International Football Started - Scotland v England 1872 by Andy Mitchell
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.
1814: Crime and Capital Punishment: by XerXes Xu
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.
Three Governors From Greensboro, Alabama by Jabe Fincher, Jr
You set the price! Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Three citizens of Greensboro, Alabama have gone on to become governor of that state. This book chronicles the lives of Israel Pickens, John Gayle, and Thomas Seay, all from the small Alabama town of Greensboro.
Canale di Brenta by Marco Crestani
Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: Italian. Published: January 18, 2013 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
I contrabbandieri del Canale di Brenta erano parte integrante del tessuto sociale di questa terra di confine da sempre abituata a vivere in armonia con la natura di una terra aspra e selvaggia. Caratteri forti e sinceri che si riflettevano nei tratti del viso, nel passo sicuro e nel portamento fiero.
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada by Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
The California Trail through Battle Mountain was a hotbed of Indian-emigrant altercations and battles. The emigrants’ livestock had worn out and their food supplies were low. Here, they clashed with desperate Western Shoshone who had lost their food supplies and life style.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West by T. D. Hilliard
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.
A Scratch with the Rebels: A Pennsylvania Roundhead and a South Carolina Cavalier by Carolyn P. Schriber
Series: The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,370. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
James McCaskey, 100th Pennsylvania Regiment, was a farmhand who believed in individual rights for all men. Gus Smythe, Washington Light Infantry, 24th South Carolina, was a college student and a supporter of states' rights. This is the true story of how the Battle of Secessionville altered not only their own lives, but the lives of all those who shared their experiences.
Foglie di tabacco by Marco Crestani
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: Italian. Published: December 15, 2013 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Qualcosa di reale da strappare all’oblìo, storie minime legate a luoghi e oggetti di per sé incapaci di ricordo. Un vagare assorto nell’interiorità alle spalle di fatti e accadimenti umani. Evocazioni struggenti, pagine lontane, mondi scomparsi e gesti minimi di una semplicità scarna che sembrano comunicare con noi.
Memoirs of a Rum-Runner by Steven Nelson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the true life story of a Spaniard in the New World. Landing in Mexico as a boy in 1816, Clemente is at heart an entrepreneur, or mafioso; he hustles through wars, gambles against revolutionaries, teetering from one side of the law to the other. Between Havana, Tampico and New Orleans, he amasses fortunes and shakes his fist at death. A bronze statue of him still stands in Utrera, Spain.
Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits: The Culture of the Two-Piece Bathing Dress from 1837 – 1901 by Deb Salisbury
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,530. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
This book focuses on the culture of swimming and sea bathing across the decades, and on women's bathing suits, noting their styles, variations, and evolution, all quoted from the original writers of that time. It has over 125 period illustrations, and is intended for costume historians, bathing enthusiasts, Victorian re-enactors, historical writers and history buffs.
In and Out of the Limelight: Ann Matilda Distin Her Life and Times by Margaret Christopoulos
Price: $3.99 USD. 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'.
The Day They Hanged a Banker by Martin Hedges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Social history;A miscellany of tales of fraud from the 19th century onwards. Whatever we just lived through during the crisis of 2008, our forebears got just the same. From a man that invented a country, to Ponzi's stamp collection and diamonds lying about on the desert floor. We keep on believing that the too good to be true will be true this time around.