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A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
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Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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
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Price: Free! Words: 50,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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.
1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:
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You set the price! Words: 172,070. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
John Somerset Pakington: his first 50 years
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,440. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
A biography of the Sir John Pakington of Westwood Park, Droitwich, born in 1799, who was MP for Droitwich, Worcestershire for 37 years. At Westminster he served on many select committees, including that investigating the Andover Union scandal. He was also much involved in Worcestershire affairs..
A Scratch with the Rebels: A Pennsylvania Roundhead and a South Carolina Cavalier
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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. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
In and Out of the Limelight: Ann Matilda Distin Her Life and Times
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,550. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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'.
Cotton and Cold Blood
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The true story of a Victorian drama of life, love and murder. The story begins in the Staffordshire district and moves to the cotton weaving area of East Lancashire.
Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits: The Culture of the Two-Piece Bathing Dress from 1837 – 1901
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,530. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: 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.
Zions Promise Volume 1: The Quest Begins
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,160. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Jefferies brings to life what it is like for a family to immigrate to America under primitive conditions in this history-based, Mormon-themed novel set in the 1860's. Escaping a tyrannical father and arriving amidst the cross-currents of an emerging civil war, a growing westward expansion, and Brigham Young's colonization of the west, they find prosperity and freedom to practice their religion.
Bread & Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
In 1856, one woman's family suffered from unexplained deaths. The town grew suspicious, an investigation commenced, bodies were exhumed, an affair—exposed. Polly would be arrested for the murders of her 1st husband and daughters. Her son would testify against her. Bread & Butter is the true story of Polly Frisch who poisoned her family with arsenic and the five trials it took to convict her.