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The Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results
By Colin Mustful
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
By Carolyn P. Schriber
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
By Marco Crestani
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
By A.R. Soames
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
By Margaret Christopoulos
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
By Steven Nelson
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
By Andy Mitchell
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
By Deb Salisbury
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
By John Allison
Price: $1.99 USD. 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
By T. D. Hilliard
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
By David Coombe
Price: $3.65 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
By Andrew Knight
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
By Andrew Knight
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
By Marco Crestani
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
By Chris L Jefferies
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
By Larry Hyslop
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
By John Cook
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
By Oliver Hayes
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"
By Tom Interval
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
By Heinrich von Kleist
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.