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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 John 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.
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.
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'.
John Somerset Pakington: his first 50 years by Andrew Harris
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,440. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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..
Cotton and Cold Blood by John Clayton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: 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.
Zions Promise Volume 1: The Quest Begins by Chris L Jefferies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,160. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
Spirits of an Industrial Age by Jacob Middleton
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,960. Language: British English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural
Spirits of an Industrial Age explores the social and cultural context of these ghosts, looking at ghost impersonators, supernatural belief, and popular perceptions of the Victorian city. This wide-ranging work reveals the ghost beliefs of the nineteenth century, and explains why wandering spirits held such a grip on the popular imagination.
The True History of Lincoln's Assassination by Michael D'Amico
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 69,020. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
After reading Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address and realizing Lincoln’s firm determination to honor the oath that he had taken to “protect and defend” the Constitution of the United States and the Union, the author spent over fourteen years searching the shelves of used-book stores and libraries in the Washington D.C area for pertinent, fact-based material; accumulating over sixty sources.
War of 1812: The Staff Ride Handbook for The Battles of New Orleans, 23 December 1814 - 8 January 1815 - British Army, Infantry, Opposing Naval Forces, Dragoons, Plains of Chalmette, Rodriguez Canal by Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 167,910. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this book covers the final battles of the War of 1812.