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The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
By Melissa Cleeman
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
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.
Las Bóer Guerras - Una Breve Historia
By Andrew Knight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: Spanish. Published: December 11, 2012 by UK Independent Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Las Guerras Anglo-Bóer le introducirán en una de las guerras victorianas del Imperio Británico. Se trata de un completo informe de las dos Guerras Anglo-Bóer que se libraron entre 1880-1881 y 1899-1902. Una historia fascinante acerca de una de las guerras más sangrientas y costosas de todo un siglo, que enfrentó a las dos Repúblicas Bóer de Sudáfrica
A Pictorial History of Óglaigh na hÉireann, The Defence Forces of Ireland
By Defence Forces Ireland
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A very brief history of Ireland's Defence Forces. The tradition of service and loyalty, that runs as a theme throughout our history, was set by the Volunteers in 1913 and is continued to this day in the modern Defence Forces. Our history is in essence a history of the State.
In the Garden of Good and Evil: The Love and Punishment of Choderlos de Laclos in Dangerous Liaisons
By K.J. Cleveland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
This is a paper discussing the love and punishment of Choderlos de Laclos and the other villains in the book, Dangerous Liaisons. Excerpt from the Paper: “Scholars have argued whether Les Liaisons Dangereuses was a moral novel exposing the cruelties of human nature and their ultimate downfall or if Choderlos de Laclos had no real motive behind writing the book..."
La derrota de los holandeses (o la pérdida del carril bici)
By Pedro Rosales
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: Spanish. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Van der Does ataca Las Palmas de Gran Canaria en 1599. Cinco mil personas vivían en la ciudad, doce mil hombres venían en los barcos holandeses. El libro orbita sobre ese ataque pero las reflexiones pretenden ir más allá del hecho histórico.
Russian Espionage: History of Soviet and Russian Spying
By BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
If secret agents were truly secret, books such as this could never be written. Fortunately for the curious reader, agents become double agents, spies rat out their handlers, and intelligence officers undergo ideological crises. Spies who jump the wall often do so with sensitive knowledge and documents that become public.
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.
A Freemason's Guide to the Knights Templar in Scotland
By James Green
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In recent years there have been many books written on the part that the Order of the Temple (Knights Templar) may have played in the founding of Freemasonry. Some of these books have been fanciful in the extreme, others have put forward some reasonable arguments. This book does not dispute any of those arguments, but puts forward the facts as they are known in the written record.
Rosslyn Chapel - The Enigma The Myth
By James Green
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Rosslyn Chapel has become the scene for many theories regarding the Knights Templar and Freemasonry. This book is a short guide to Rosslyn and sets out to dispel some of the myths that have been built up over the years.
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.
Irish Genealogy Tips, Techniques, and Tales
By M. D. Healy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Irish Genealogy Tips, Techniques, and Tales makes a great addition to an Irish family researcher's reference library. The book contains Irish genealogy problem solving tips and techniques, to include: finding an ancestor's birthplace, deciphering illegible handwriting, translating Irish place names, working with transcription errors, and much more.
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.