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The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » History » European
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.
The Cotswolds - Not Just a Pretty Place
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » European
The Cotswolds is a region in the west of England famed for its wonderful scenery and gorgeous villages. This book is out of the ordinary because it describes in depth a selection of the most interesting places, many of which are unknown except to the conoscenti. It is the only written companion you need to get the best out of the area.
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.
Apres Moi le Dessert: A French Eighteenth Century Model Meal
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » History » European
Original eighteenth century recipes - most newly translated from French - selected to match a "model meal" given in a classic period cookbook. Recipes appear for three services: FIRST SERVICE (Soups and entrees) - SECOND SERVICE (roasts) - THIRD SERVICE (Entremets) - and range from chickens in galantine to fried testicles.
Letters To The USA From Communist East Germany
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I am publishing some of the texts of letters and cards I received from an East German finance student in the years from 1984-1991. As far as I know "Dana" is now living in Berlin, married since 1989. Her letters show a brightness and curiosity about life and culture. A child of socialism, she was deeply curious about life in capitalist America. Yet she felt a duty to produce a child for the state
A History of Ireland - Ireland before The Plantation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Hazlett Lynch. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Part 2 of a new series of books on a contested subject - the history of Ireland, but taken from a theological perspective. This has not been done before to my knowledge, so will make for interesting reading. Deals with the Waves of Invasion, Castle Place Names, Patrick of Ireland, the Normans, Ireland's Importance in 1492, the Reformation.
Hannelore: kind van een Duitse moeder in oorlogstijd, 1940-1947
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,330. Language: Dutch. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Toen de Tweede Wereldoorlog uitbrak woonde Hannelore Meijaard in het Zuid-Bevelandse dorp Oudelande. Haar moeder was een Duitse. Het huis van de Meijaards brandde in 1941 af, brandstichting werd vermoed... Een waargebeurd verhaal over vermeende collaboratie en wantoestanden bij de Bijzondere Rechtspleging na de bevrijding. Tekst: Jan J.B. Kuipers, interviews: Gert P. Kuipers
Stockcross & Bagnor Station - Stations of the Great Western Railway
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
A dedicated history of one of this rural station on the Great Western Railway. Stockcross and Bagnor Station no more. This once bustling rural branch line station closed in the 1960s. Steam engines once chuffed up the long gradient from Newbury, stopped at Stockcross and Bagnor and then pushed on to Lambourn at the end of the line.
The Hamlet of Howth Junction
You set the price! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The tiny hamlet of Howth Junction grew from the passing of the railway through this area of North Dublin in Ireland. The early inhabitants worked either on the land or on the railway. The late twentieth century saw the hamlet swallowed into the greater Dublin area thereby losing its identity as a small rural community. This book sets out to record the arrival of the railway here and the people
The Siege of Badajoz 1812
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 23. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,970. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The bloodiest siege of the Napoleonic Wars was the 1812 attack on Badajoz by Wellington’s British army in the Peninsular War. Not only were the casualties among combatants heavy, but the subsequent sack of the city saw brutality, murder and rape on an unprecedented scale.
Los hijos de Robespierre. Francia: de la OAS a la intervención en Libia
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: Spanish. Published: November 8, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Esta obra se ocupa de trazar, el itinerario de una tradición que hizo de la ocupación y de las cruentes formas de represión, un hábito sostenido por siglos. Recorre desde los sueños expansivos de Richeliu y Colbert hasta la presencia en el sudeste asiático y la vergonzosa derrota a manos de los vietnamitas; desde el crudo colonialismo en Argelia hasta la escuela de tortura de la OAS.
Walking Tour of Rye, the most beautiful town in England
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,830. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2012 by Murni. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » European
Rye, 70 miles south of London, is a small town, rich in history and numerous well-preserved buildings. The town is just the right size to go on a walking tour. This guide explains every important building and directs you to the next one. There are stories of French raids, piracy, murder, plague and Royal visits. Brief history lessons to read on the tour or at home. There are over 100 photographs.
The Retreat to Corunna
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
The Retreat to Corunna was a spectacular defeat for the British Army, yet it managed to save its reputation by carrying out one of the great fighting retreats of military history.
The Battle of Barrosa
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 22. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Battle of Barrosa was an unexpected British victory in the Peninsular War. Caught strung out on the march on a mountain road by a superior French army, the British should have been annihilated, but instead gained a stunning victory.
Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John
Series: Stories of Medieval Gower. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » European
King John's brutal treatment of William de Breos led to rebellion by many of the great barons and was the final spark that lit the fire of Magna Carta.
The Battle of Losecoat Field 1470
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
A book dedicated to the only battle ever fought in Rutland - the Battle of Losecoat Field, a turning point in the Wars of the Roses.
A History of the Irish at Home and Abroad
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This history endeavours to give a true account of the Irish and may read very differently from long established school text or other histories. Read how a 1,000 years of oppression impacted on Ireland and her people and how she survived with her religion, culture and identity intact.
The Rex Guide to Roman Gods and Goddesses
Series: The Rex Guides, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A handy guide to the Gods and Goddesses worshipped by the Romans. This book gives a brief description of both the major and minor gods and goddesses of ancient Rome. A useful reference to use whilst writing or reading books, watching the TV or listening to the radio. It is designed to provoke further study by the reader.
Eastbury Halt - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial
A beguiling history of one of the long vanished stations on the Great Western Railway. Eastbury Halt was never one of the busiest stations on the GWR, and now is no more. There were often more milk churns on the platform than passengers, but the station still had a special place in this tiny village and occupied one of the most scenic sites of any railway station.
Sailors, Scientists, Spies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » European
Sailors describes the lives of two Spanish naval officers. Jorge Juan and Antonio Ulloa, chosen in 1735 by Philip V to represent Spanish interests on a French expedition to South America. Their experiences on this journey and their later contributions to eighteenth-century Spain were remarkable, from ship design to canal building, mining, dangerous sea patrols to naming the base metal platinum.