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The Madrid Uprising 1808
By Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
On 2 May 1808 the Spanish capital of Mardrid erupted into savage violence. The citizens of Madrid had had enough of the French army in thier city and were rising up to throw them out. Artillery blasted down narrow streets, cavalry charged across the plazas and infantry slaughtered each other in the narrow alleys. The Peninsular War had begun.
Walking and Wondering: Living Under the Sign of the Cross in the Shadow of the Swastika
By Robert Salomon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
One man's quest to be reunited with his family during years of persecution, exile and jailings.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
By Heinrich von Kleist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A lone Prussian cavalryman, a straggler from a routed army, fortifies himself with drink and sets off after three armed Frenchmen with no thought for his own safety.
History of the Water Closet
By Marilyn Clay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A history of the development of the water closet, or toilet, in England; beginning with what was used as a privy in the monasteries and ending with the sewer system clean-up in 19th century London. Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today.
18th & 19th Century English Women At Sea
By Marilyn Clay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 17th Century
18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA is a lively and entertaining account of the three types of women one might have found, legally or illegally, on board an English ship during the 18th and 19th centuries, i. e. prostitutes, officer’s and midshipmen’s wives and other female passengers, including mistresses, during peace or wartime; and women masquerading as sailors or crewmen.
Marie Antoinette: France's Most Controversial Queen
By Ashleigh Jenson
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Marie Antoinette is most famously remembered as 'Madame Deficit'. Unlike the image portrayed by those who led the French Revolution, Marie was a well-intentioned philanthropist, devoted mother, and free spirit. This short historical account details the truth behind the Queen's childhood, spending, and rumoured love affairs.
Renaissance Europe
By thanos kondylis
Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In this book there are six texts about renaissance Europe. Through these any reader can detect many elements of the renaissance states and study a general history of the 15th ant the 16th centuries.
The Ottoman Turks Against Europe (16th c.)
By thanos kondylis
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This is the story of the Ottoman Turks and their conquests during the 15th and 16th c.
THANOS KONDYLIS, Social life in Greek-Venetian cities and Nauplion, 14th-16th c., (2012 v. 1, IN GREEK)
By thanos kondylis
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In this text (WRITTEN IN GREEK) we briefly and concisely describe the social and political organization inside the Greek-Venetian cities, and especially in Nauplion (Argolis), during 14th-16th centuries.
A History of Ireland - The Plantation of Ulster
By Hazlett Lynch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book clears up and answers some of the myths generated by those who oppose the link with Britain and who are trying to re-write Irish history. Who were the original planters in Ulster? Were the native Irish driven off their lands, as is supposed? Were the planters only Protestants? Read this new book and find out for yourself the truth of the matter, and much, much more.
The Battle of Cardigan / Crug Mawr (1136)
By Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The sweeping victory of the Welsh at Cardigan (Crug Mawr) was historic. It not only put the victor, Owain Gwynedd in a position to rule Wales free of English domination, it also marked the arrival on the battlefields of Europe of a new, deadly and uniquely Welsh weapon. The longbow had arrived.
Dollar Dreadfuls a prequel
By Chris Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Prequel to the Dollar Dreadful series of London focused folklore, ghost and horror stories. This collection gives a background to the series and is packed with scary London facts, legends and trivia.
Legends and Myths from Central Wales
By Graham Watkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In this book, the third in the series, you will find a selection of sixteen of these legends, each of which relates to a particular place in Central Wales. There are love stories, tales of heroic deeds, foolishness, greed, fables and humour. The cast includes fair maidens, wicked tyrants, explorers, kings and ordinary folk quietly going about their business.
Legends and Myths from North Wales
By Graham Watkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Here, for your enjoyment, are sixteen Welsh legends that have been retold and linked to the land where the stories took place. This book, volume two in the series of four, deals with popular legends from North Wales.
Legends and Myths from South-eastern Wales
By Graham Watkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Sixteen legends from South eastern Wales. There are love stories, tales of heroic deeds, foolishness, greed, fables and humour. The cast includes fair maidens, wicked tyrants, warriors, pirates, kings and ordinary folk quietly going about their business.
Cruising: around the Baltic
By Brian Anderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
All cruise destinations offer something special but the Baltic is unique with so many great capitals to visit within the short space of a two week cruise. On top of all that there is another unforgettable special piece of magic, the white nights of summer when the sun almost forgets to set
Welsh Legends and Myths
By Graham Watkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of sixty four entertaining Welsh legends, gathered from across Wales. Previously published in four volumes as ‘Legends and Myths from Wales’.
The Battle of Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle
By Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
In the chaos that engulfed Britain after the “Age of Arthur”, one battle stands out. This was a key battle fought in the heart of the Dark Ages for control of southern Britain that pitched the King of Kent against the leader of the Romano-Britons. The victory won here decided the fate of Britain for a generation.
About the Baguette: Exploring the Origin of a French National Icon
By Jim Chevallier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
Where did the baguette come from? A simple enough question, but this search for an answer ranges from the long breads of Babylon and Egypt to the first long (but wide) breads in France to the gradual evolution of long narrow breads from the eighteenth into the twentieth century, resulting in both the roll-sized "flute" and the gigantic jockos of the nineteenth century.
The Great Unknown King
By Maxim Belsky
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,120. Language: Russian. Published: July 13, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The book offers a new look at the personality of the King of Prussia, Frederick the Great. Книга позволяет по-новому взглянуть на личность короля Пруссии Фридриха Великого - прославленного полководца, выдающегося политика и великого реформатора.