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(CONTRO)STORIA DI (R)ESISTENZE SENZA LUOGOCOMUNISMO Lezione di Storia senza pseudostoriografia
Price: Free! Words: 43,090. Language: Italian. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » Essays
storia delle ultime due resistenze contro il nazifascismo e il bolscevismo
Oswald Slept Here: Lives Changed by a Flash of History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy, the crime ripped through lives far beyond the shooter and his victim. The Dallas Morning News, published within sight of the shooting, tells five short stories of lives forever changed.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946: U.S. Economic Opportunism and the Start of the Cold War
Price: Free! Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946 rescued Britain from bankruptcy after WWII. Its conditions would impose American economic hegemony on Britain, substitute the dollar for the pound as the world currency, hasten the decline of the British Empire, lay the groundwork for the Marshall Plan, alienate the Soviet Union (which did not get a similar loan or plan), and contribute to start of the cold war.
Cydwybod mewn Carchar
Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a Welsh language essay on the only minister of religion in Wales to be imprisoned during the Great War as a conscientious objector. Hanes achos y gwrthwynebydd cydwybodol, y Parchedig Benjamin Meyrick, yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr. Os nad ydach chi'n gyfarwydd iawn efo lawrlwytho e-lyfrau yna'r peth gorau ichi ydi dewis 'PDF' isod.
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War
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The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.
The Landlord's Friend by Mary Leadbeater
Price: Free! Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The Landlord's Friend is a pamphlet published in 1813 by Irish Quaker Mary Leadbeater for the instruction and education of the brutal Anglo-Irish landlords. It is a fascinating glimpse into the Ireland of the years between the 1798 Rising and the Great Hunger.
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 5 - MERS
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: Australian English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
We analyse the latest information of MERS a severe pneumonia-like respiratory disease caused by corona virus. It has an extremely high death rate among sufferers. We also look at Kidney Stones, what causes them, how they are detected and how you can protect yourself from this very painful medical condition. Finally we analyse the amazing Medical Milestones of the 20th century.
De Belgische Folkrevival - Constructie en Deconstructie
Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: Dutch. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book (in Dutch) is about the Belgian Folk Revival after WW II, it's history, construction and decontruction. For the moment only the first part about folksongs is available. Two more parts about folk instruments and folkdancing will follow later.
The Endless Possibilities of Paper Mache - Imagination vs. Armageddon in the Cold War
You set the price! Words: 73,580. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
As an actor & activist in Boston during the early 1980's, Jo Swanson was committed to saving the world. A founding member of the popular movement, Food Not Bombs, Swanson chronicles her numerous and wildly varied attempts to head off the arms race, shut down nuclear power and end US intervention in Central America - with little more than a few good ideas and a handful of like-minded friends.
World War II Plus 75 -- The Road To War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 445,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Opening volume of a day-by-day history of World War II, tied to the 75th anniversary of humanity's greatest conflict. This volume covers the years before, causes of, and lives that fought the war. It is based on "World War II Plus 55," the author's award-winning website on World War II, which was on the web from 1995 to 2013.
On The Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles
Price: Free! Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a history of post WW2 Soldier Settlement in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It is told by the people who lived it.
A City Torn in Two
Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Ekaterina and Marta Gorvich are trapped away from their family. Can they return home? Will they find the strength to survive in the Soviet sector? Who can they trust? Will dependence upon each other and a new friend be enough to get them over the Wall?
Great Heavyweights: The Punch Felt 'Round the World
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Joe "the Brown Bomber" Louis. "Jersey" Joe Walcott. "Rocky" Marciano. Muhammed Ali. George Foreman. Here's a perspective on these heavyweights you've probably never read before.
El Joven Hitler 1 (El pequeño Adolf y los demonios de la mente)
Series: El Joven Hitler. Price: Free! Words: 29,130. Language: Spanish. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
10 mil ejemplares vendidos La Saga de “El Joven Hitler” está formada por 4 novelas, todas ellas autoconclusivas pero con un mismo hilo conductor para poderlas seguir de forma consecutiva si así se quiere: 1-EL PEQUEÑO ADOLF Y LOS DEMONIOS DE LA MENTE 2-HITLER ADOLESCENTE 1889-1903 3-HITLER, VAGABUNDO Y SOLDADO EN LA GRAN GUERRA 1904-1918 4-HITLER Y EL NACIMIENTO DEL PARTIDO NAZI 1918-1923
What Most People Don't Know About Money & The Fed
Series: What Most People Don't Know..., Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A short nonfiction book about the origins of money and The Federal Reserve System and how they affect all of us in shocking ways.
My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy During the First World War
Price: Free! Words: 59,800. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, captain of HMS Canopus from 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series. For anyone interested in the war at sea during the First World War, Grant provides a highly readable insider's view of the action at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.
Recollections of Vitamin Research by Suzuki Umetaro
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vitamins, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
These are reminiscences of Suzuki Umetaro, the discoverer of vitamin B.
A Distance Travelled
Series: History Comes to Life, Book 4. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 64,500. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A Distance Travelled is the fourth in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from a family perspective. Caught up in the greed and restrictive practices of post-war industry, he came near to total collapse. Helped by friends and family he was able to recover, remarry and rebuild his life
Our Experiences As Ghosts Aboard Titanic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
William & his wife, Elizabeth, sister of Ken Marschall, the world's renowned Titanic Artist, share their experiences as playing ghosts on James Cameron's documentary, Ghosts of the Abyss. They were filmed on the movie set of Jim's original movie, Titanic, where they were filmed in front of green screens & then superimposed over actual 3D footage of the Titanic wreckage giving a very eerie effect.