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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.
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.
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.
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?
Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When a rural electrification program, based on the cooperative concept, was put in place in the mid-forties, farmers were quick to take advantage of centralized power. Through self help and innovation, over 90 per cent of Alberta farms were electrified within a decade. Life on the farm evolved “from the candle to the computer” within the span of a generation.
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.
Churchill versus Hitler: War of Words
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,590. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War
Based on three years of research in archives across Britain, Germany and the United States, Churchill versus Hitler is a fascinating book examining the views, rivalry and taunts of Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. Covering the buildup to WW2, the war itself, and (in Churchill's case) afterwards - the book casts fresh light upon both the men and the events that enveloped them.
Good Night Old Man
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Today, we still have radio and telephone – each very much advanced but telegraph collapsed in Canada on May 30th, 1972, and our beautiful language died. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, I worked and conversed in Morse code every day. For those born after 1972, Morse code was an electrical language people used to communicate with one another all over the world. I left it in the final decade of its life.
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.
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 166,800. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Starting with its humble beginnings in the 1950's and ending with its swan-song, the Dreamcast, in the early 2000’s, this is the complete history of Sega as a console maker.
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.
1963 JFK Assassination: Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board - President John F. Kennedy, The JFK Act, Investigations, FBI and CIA, Zapruder Film, Medical and Ballistics, Critics
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,830. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
This is the 1998 report of the panel formed as a result of the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Records Collection Act.
Sounds in the Silent Air
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2012 by The New Curiosity Shop. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Reflections on the impact of the First World War on the creative soul of English music.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
(5.00 from 1 review)
Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
The celebrated history of the aftermath, in the US Congress, the US Supreme Court, and the Parliament of the United Kingdom, of the sinking of the unsinkable ship. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss examine the political pressures and dirty deals that affected the Titanic enquiries, wrote new law, and changed our world.
A Changing World
Series: History Comes to Life, Book 3. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A Changing World is the third in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his own family. It focuses on the years from the 1930s through to the 1960s and covers a period when the country was at times in turbulence and chaos and changing faster that it ever has before or since.
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This short history sums up the events leading up to the war and its major military actions including details of an Argentinian plan to sink a Royal Navy ship in Gibraltar harbour and a British plan to land SAS soldiers in Argentina to destroy aircraft while they were still on the ground.