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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.
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.
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
Queen Victoria’s Lovers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,060. Language: British English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The young Queen Victoria was a potent sex symbol, attracting outlandish fantasists. She also attracted stalkers and other unwanted attention seekers. The Victorian Press sardonically dubbed such people “Victoria’s lovers.” Victorian psychiatrists labelled them, “erotomaniacs.” Drawing on original and untapped sources this book tells their unexpurgated stories.
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.
Zulu War Heroes: Defenders of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Concise biographical tributes and stories of the deeds of a selection of men who played a prominent part in the defence of Rorke's Drift against an army of determined and ferocious warriors during the Zulu War of 1879. The battle was made famous by the motion picture 'Zulu!'
Les femmes et la révolution belge de 1830
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 29,400. Language: French. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
Essai historique sur la participation des femmes aux journées révolutionnaires de septembre 1830 à Bruxelles.
That Girl Montana
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A Romance Story about a Native America Girl called Montana set in the 1900s
Leadership and Tactics During the Northern Campaign of the War of 1812 - From the Niagara to Lake Champlain, The Battle of Queenston Heights, Crysler's Farm, and the Battle of Chippawa
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,200. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
American military historians have identified a trend in the US Army to start wars unprepared and ultimately emerge victorious having improved along the way. The War of 1812 set the standard in showing up unprepared, learning in early defeat, and emerging with a valid claim of martial competence.
The Battle of Vimeiro
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
It was the Battle of Vimeiro that established the reputation of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to be the Duke of Wellington.
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
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.
The Road to Waterloo - a concise history of the 1815 campaign
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by White & MacLean Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
From the disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to his defeat on the battlefield of Waterloo three years later, Napoleon's fall has a certain inevitability about it. Alasdair White explores the events of 1815 and sets them in perspective, showing how close Napoleon came to an improbable victory despite his many failings.
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada
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.
Jackson's Mistake: The Real and Never Before Told Story of Anthony Butler of South Carolina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
the incredible story of anthony butler, a larger-than-life 19th century american character… and perhaps president andrew jackson’s biggest mistake.
Cotton and Cold Blood
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.
BERDER la magnifique
Price: $3.55 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: French. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Berder la belle, Berder la magnifique est détentrice d'une histoire construite par des hommes et des femmes hors du commun. À travers les portraits du comte Dillon, du général Boulanger, de la duchesse d'Uzès, truculents et passionnants, laissons-nous porter au gré des ans. Ces personnages hauts en couleur font partie de l'histoire de France, de l'histoire de la Bretagne.
Divided We Fall: The Confederacy's Collapse From Within - A State-by-State Account
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The Southern war for independence was ultimately lost on the battlefield, but the collapse of the home front was equally decisive. The Confederacy’s downfall was hastened by Southern opposition that took many forms: secret peace societies, Unionist guerrilla bands, spy networks, draft resistance, a rising tide of desertions, enlistments in the Union army, food riots, and states' rights dogma.

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