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Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital
By Sylvia Shults
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,060. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2014 by Dark Continents Publishing, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In Fractured Spirits, Sylvia Shults brings a passion for paranormal investigation to her adventures at the haunted hotspot that is the Peoria State Hospital. Ghost hunting groups, sensitives, former nurses, and ordinary people share their stories with her, their voices resonating to create a panoramic view to rival the vista of the Illinois River.
Sacred Weapons, Profane Enemies: Saint John Paul II's War on Communism
By Geoff Bardell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This book tells the story of how John Paul II politically deployed sacred weapons and profane enemies in communist Poland. In so doing, the Pope evoked and refashioned nationalist and religious cultural memories shaped over centuries and thereby influenced the prevailing political culture of opposition that went on to peacefully and successfully overthrow the regime.
Great Escapes of World War II - Tom Dick and Harry to Stalag to Colditz
By Freya Hardy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during World War II, enough men to populate modern-day St Lucia. Most were captured in a string of defeats in France, North Africa and the Balkans between 1940 and 1942. They were held in a network of POW camps stretching from Nazi-occupied Poland to Italy.
1964: Year Of Triumph And Tragedy
By Thomas Brennan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,910. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1964, the conflict in Vietnam suddenly escalated into a bloody war; the world was introduced to perhaps the greatest rock band and the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time; landmark civil rights legislation began to protect millions of disenfranchised Americans; and the Warren Commission Report created a firestorm of controversy as it tried to explain who killed the President.
UFO Institute International History & Investigations - 20 Year Report
By Steven Robert Alexander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1993, an Army National Guard Captain started a UFO Research organization in Colorado Springs on a quiet Tuesday night at the local library. It didn't take long before the organization was involved in a major event, known as "The NORAD Incident." This book tells how the group started and grew, outlines some of its major investigations, and also provides a history of UFO phenomena.
Night Rain: On Bad Jobs and Bad Bosses
By Jerry Goodwin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Statistics show a majority of Americans hate their jobs. This is a work memoir about my life in the work force that encompasses over 40 years. I've worked as a temp, in clerical work, in restaurants, and miscellaneous tasks. I was a Jehovah's Witness, which had a major impact on my life.
The Bloviator
By Jim Yoakum
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 151,340. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Sex, drugs, scandals, murder, suicides and President Warren G. Harding. THE BLOVIATOR is a satirical novel, "a fiction fueled by fact," based on the true, last (and unbelievably bizarre) 6 months in the life of America's 29th President.
Citizens and Assassins
By Julie Peavey Alexander
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A true and accurate account of the infamous lynching which occurred on April 19, 1909, in Ada, Oklahoma. A story rarely spoken about for over a hundred years, this is a story of vigilante justice which needs to be told.
Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War
By Russell Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,000. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2013 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Cold War never heated up, but if it had, the Soviet Union was ready. This reference work details 73 major Soviet war machines, from the 2P26 "Baby Carriage" - a deceptively light, Jeep-like vehicle mounting four anti-tank missiles - to the T-80U main battle tank with its advanced armour and electronic countermeasures.
In a Moon's Course
By Allan Jones
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In a Moon’s Course tells the remarkable story of the Air Transport Auxiliary in Britain during World War II and revisits through flight simulation 28 of their flights. Older veterans, volunteer pilots from other countries and the parents and sisters of servicemen rose to the challenge of delivering hundreds of aircraft daily from the factories to the RAF. Simulation details are included.
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.
Liverpool to Kirkby Fields
By Kate Higgins
Price: $3.21 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A glimpse at one family's life in a Liverpool overspill town during the 1950s-60s.
Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea
By Steve Orlandella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
What really happened? Myths and inaccuracies still blur the real story. “Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea” is the story of the great ship, her passengers, and crew. This is my attempt to tell the story through the prism of my somewhat skeptical eye. Supporting what is real, debunking what is not.
Calatorie in lumea lui Marx
By Mircea Prodan
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: German. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Traveling in Marx's world" is a book about my father's experience in the communist gulag in Romania. He, Alexander Prodan was imprisoned between 1950 and 1956 and was a victim of the famous experiment which took place in the prisions of Pitesti, Aiud and Gherla.
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.
Titanic 1912
By Ken Rossignol
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Ken Rossignol. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The original facts and details of the Titanic disaster from the newspapers of the world bring forward the story in a vivid and striking way! Join the news stories in action as the first reports told of the RMS Titanic being towed to Halifax and all the passengers saved in erroneous first reports. Learn how the survivors were saved and about the heroes of the night who sacrificed their own lives
Titanic & Lusitania - Survivor Stories
By Ken Rossignol
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Ken Rossignol. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
The best of the Logan Marshall classics have been researched and edited by authors Bruce M. Caplan and Ken Rossignol and presented in this new book. The Titanic's secret fire is explained in great detail. The early days of World War I and the savage sinking of the Lusitania which caused over 1,000 civilians to die on an unarmed passenger vessel are brought to life. Great war posters.
Panama 1914
By Ken Rossignol
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,180. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Ken Rossignol. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
PANAMA 1914 IS NOW BOARDING! Join this great voyage through the history of the Panama Canal, which is, one hundred years after its completion, on the eve of a new chapter in its spectacular history. From the early explorers, many seeking a critical water connection between two of the world’s great oceans to the determination of the best engineers of America, the BIG DIG finally opened for ships.
Vanguard Elite
By Andre Jute
Series: Cold War, Hot Passions, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN STARTED WITH THE STORMING OF THE WINTER PALACE. An epic historical saga of three intertwined families who live and die by their love of their Russian motherland and the searing passions they arouse in each other. VANGUARD ELITE is Book 1 of COLD WAR, HOT PASSIONS.
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.