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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'.
Memoirs of a Rum-Runner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the true life story of a Spaniard in the New World. Landing in Mexico as a boy in 1816, Clemente is at heart an entrepreneur, or mafioso; he hustles through wars, gambles against revolutionaries, teetering from one side of the law to the other. Between Havana, Tampico and New Orleans, he amasses fortunes and shakes his fist at death. A bronze statue of him still stands in Utrera, Spain.
How International Football Started - Scotland v England 1872
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2013 by The New Curiosity Shop. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
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.
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.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West
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You set the price! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
From the Autobiography and Monologue of the Honorable William F. Cody, aka. Buffalo Bill and his amazing Wild West Show comes this great story of the true life adventures of buffalo bill, See how he grow up and experience one of his wild west shows first hand.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
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Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Immerse yourself in Victorian era intrigue and the world of publican Josephine. A story never before told. A suspicious death, a coroner’s inquest, a Supreme Court verdict of fraud and a family cut out of a last minute will. Did Josephine kill this man and three others? Climb aboard the investigative journey. Includes readers’ guide for book group. Follow on Twitter for added colour.
The Indian Mutiny - A Brief History
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Series: A Brief History, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
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.
The Zulu Wars - A Brief History
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Series: A Brief History, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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.
Canale di Brenta
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Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: Italian. Published: January 18, 2013 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
I contrabbandieri del Canale di Brenta erano parte integrante del tessuto sociale di questa terra di confine da sempre abituata a vivere in armonia con la natura di una terra aspra e selvaggia. Caratteri forti e sinceri che si riflettevano nei tratti del viso, nel passo sicuro e nel portamento fiero.
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.
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
the incredible story of anthony butler, a larger-than-life 19th century american character… and perhaps president andrew jackson’s biggest mistake.
The Battle of Vimeiro
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
It was the Battle of Vimeiro that established the reputation of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to be the Duke of Wellington.
Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
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.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Women and Indenture: Experiences of Indian Labour Migrants
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,770. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Pink Pigeon Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Women and Indenture offers a unique insight into the experiences of Indian women migrants under the indenture system which operated from the 1840s until the early 20th century. The largest recipient of Indian indentured migrants was Mauritius, where a majority of the population are today descended from these labourers.
Photographer of the Early West, the Story of Arundel Hull
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
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.
Indiana's Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers. Descriptions to all of Indiana's Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as over a hundred photographs of them. GPS Positions and written directions . Photo tips for each bridge. Step by Step Instructions for your own Self Guided Tour of historic Parke County, see a few or all 31 old Covered Bridges in an easy and fun way.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific in Utah to Promontory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.