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A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015 by PARIAH PRESS. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester is a considered introduction to the subject of historical newsprint and song from the pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region - Jennifer Reid. A rising talent in her field of research.
Zulu War Heroes: Defenders of Rorke's Drift
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Category: 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!'
The Great Tea Party in the Old Northwest: State Constitutional Conventions, 1847-1851
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,540. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Supporters of today's Tea Party movement claim the Boston Tea Party of 1773 as their inspiration, while scholars dismiss the connection. Neither camp pays much attention to intervening years; both overlook one of the great populist movements. Yet 19th-century Americans who were fed up with reckless government spending, high taxes, and crony capitalism launched a campaign for smaller government.
Easter In Images
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
This book gives a brief description of Easter and traditions from across the world. With beautiful photos of postcards, jewelry and Fabrage eggs, this book is a treasure for history collectors everywhere.
Three Rabbits Alibi
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,050. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A True Story of Murder, Madness & the News in Colonial Melbourne. It's 1850s Australia. A double murder. A locked room. The murderer dying from a gunshot. But the reporter thinks the scene near impossible. Herald reporter Edmund Finn said it was "one the most atrocious deeds which darken the pages of colonial history". Reinvestigate this case to find a far more complex story with modern resonance.
Older Gentleman's Day (Book 3 Regency Life Series)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Older Gentleman’s Day is Book 3 in the Regency Life Series and shows both the fun and stresses that an older gentleman faced every day in the early 1800’s. Through historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes, it shows an older gentleman juggling the family finances while fulfilling a large list of social obligations and taking his seat in parliament.
The Road to Waterloo - a concise history of the 1815 campaign
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by White & MacLean Publishing. Category: 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.
Divided We Fall: The Confederacy's Collapse From Within - A State-by-State Account
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
A Dorset Rifleman: The Recollections of Benjamin Harris
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,540. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The Recollections of Benjamin Harris is a personal military account from the eyes of a foot soldier, and offers military history fans a unique insight into the Napoleonic wars.
Manet's Women
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Édouard Manet, the quintessential painter of modern life, was a man of his times and his paintings were powerful, often shocking and controversial representations of modern society, particularly in his depictions of women.
L'assedio di Roma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,360. Language: Italian. Published: July 7, 2014 by Fuoco Edizioni. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
La storia della caduta della Repubblica Romana nel 1849 nell'interpretazione di Carlo Pisacane.
The Day They Hanged a Banker
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
Covered Bridges of the South
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers. Descriptions to all of the Southern States of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia's 66 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, including Color Photographs. GPS and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges and the various Truss Types. Recommended tours of each state.
The Great Portsmouth Christmas Fires
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Portsmouth, NH suffered a trio of devastating urban fires in the early 1800s. Collectively, they are known as the Great Portsmouth Christmas Fires because each one flared within three days of Christmas. This book identifies the sources of the three fires, describes the devastation they caused, and explains how they shaped modern Portsmouth. A walking tour through the rebuilt areas is included.
1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:
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Price: Free! 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.
The Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results
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Price: Free! Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: 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.
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.
Foglie di tabacco
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: Italian. Published: December 15, 2013 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Category: 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.
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.
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'.