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(CONTRO)STORIA DI (R)ESISTENZE SENZA LUOGOCOMUNISMO Lezione di Storia senza pseudostoriografia
By Aldo Treu
Price: Free! Words: 43,090. Language: Italian. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
storia delle ultime due resistenze contro il nazifascismo e il bolscevismo
Oswald Slept Here: Lives Changed by a Flash of History
By The Dallas Morning News
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
De Moord op Albert I
By MoordSpel Collectief
Price: $18.50 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: Dutch. Published: February 12, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
De feiten rond het dodelijke ongeval van koning Albert I, in Marche-les-Dames, worden al sinds 1934 betwist. Heeft de koning zelfmoord gepleegd? Werd hij het slachtoffer van een passioneel drama? Van een politiek complot? Van een onevenwichtige? En werd er een ongeval geënsceneerd om de ware feiten te verhullen? Een moordspel op de "crime scene" zelf of in een locatie naar keuze, als moorddiner.
The Endless Possibilities of Paper Mache - Imagination vs. Armageddon in the Cold War
By Jo Swanson
You set the price! Words: 73,580. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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.
The Landlord's Friend by Mary Leadbeater
By Lucille Redmond
Price: Free! Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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.
De Belgische Folkrevival - Constructie en Deconstructie
By Cornelis Vanistendael
Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: Dutch. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Folk
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.
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands Conflict
By Russell Phillips
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
0.5 star(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.
Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta
By John Dolphin
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: 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.
Good Night Old Man
By George Campbell
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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.
Air Force Brat
By Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012 by San Marco Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A personal memoir of the three years spent as a child living in Europe as a military dependent during the sixties. This is a slice-of-life story of what it was like to be ten years old and living in a rural French village a scant 17 years after “the War.” A fascinating time in world history as well as my own.
A Distance Travelled
By Terence Kearey
Series: History Comes to Life, Book 4. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 64,500. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
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
By Elizabeth & William Hicks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
What Most People Don't Know About Money & The Fed
By Elizabeth & William Hicks
Series: What Most People Don't Know..., Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
A short nonfiction book about the origins of money and The Federal Reserve System and how they affect all of us in shocking ways.
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic
By Markham Pyle
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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
By Terence Kearey
Series: History Comes to Life, Book 3. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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.
Churchill versus Hitler: War of Words
By Peter John
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,590. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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.
Sounds in the Silent Air
By David Borrill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2012 by The New Curiosity Shop. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Reflections on the impact of the First World War on the creative soul of English music.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
By Andrea Olmstead
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
(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.
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA
By Sam Pettus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 166,800. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
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.
37: The Year of Portent
By Markham Pyle
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
1937 – from the flooded Ohio to the new Golden Gate Bridge, from bombed Guernica to newly-opened Buchenwald to the Rape of Nanking – was a year of portent. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss, the celebrated historians of the Titanic enquiries and of the coming of the Second World War, here survey that dread year, from Tolkien and Disney to war and terror. This is history in the grand manner.