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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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Indian Mutiny - A Brief History
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.
America’s Second War of Independence: A Short History of the War of 1812
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
During the War of 1812, or the “second war of independence,” the United States, which consisted of eighteen loosely joined states, took on Great Britain, the greatest naval power in the world, in a military conflict that would have a lasting impact on America’s future.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
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.
Easter In Images
Series: History Events, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Holidays / Easter & Lent
Easter history, customs and traditions from around the world shown through historic images, postcards and cards, plus gorgeous Russian Faberge eggs. A visual feast for all history lovers and students.
Fashion Women 1800 History Notes Book 12
Series: History Notes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » History
Love gorgeous historical women's fashions? Take a look at what women wore and carried in 1800 in Europe and around the world. Dresses, ball gowns, shoes, hats, purses, coats, gloves, shawls from museums, fashion plates, and historical houses. are all shown in beautiful images. Underwear and corsets are included as well as the chains and boxes they carried.
History of the Seaham Infirmary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
In the majority of towns and cities in the Victorian era it was “voluntary” infirmaries that provided care for the sick, elderly and infirm. The Seaham Infirmary served the town admirably for almost one hundred and twenty five years but it could not compete with the modern, up-to-date- hospitals in the near vicinity of the town. This book documents the fine history of Seaham Infirmary.
Biting the Bullet: The Effect of Equipment in the Sepoy Rebellion its Changes in Post-Mutiny India
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Asian
A history student's essay detailing the military changes enacted after the 1857 Indian Mutiny.
Pelisse, Redingote, or Walking Dress: History Notes Book 5
Series: History Notes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
What was fashionable for outer wear in past centuries? Call them what you like: Coat, Pelisse, Redingote, Walking Dress, Promenade Dress. These coats or jackets all did the same job and colors and styles changed greatly with the prevailing fashions. Enjoy lots of historical and edited images from fashion plates and extant garments.
Foglie di tabacco
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.
Unwanted Wives
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
Florence Nightingale: Nurse Pioneer
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
Florence Nightingale: Nurse, Pioneer introduces young readers to one of the most remarkable women in medical history. The cultural and historic background of her life are discussed in terms a young person can understand. Vocabulary study is incorporated in the text. The words are keyed to definitions at the end of the book. This is an accessible, brief introduction to Florence Nightingale's life.
Regency Overview Book 1 Regency Life Series
Series: Regency Life, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes give an overview of life through longer Regency years, plus a light-hearted look at the people, places, and fashions of the times.

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