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Preserving Their Legacy by Mat Wilson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,940. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
"Preserving Their Legacy" is the product of 32 years of groundbreaking research by historian, Mat Wilson. The assassinations of the 1960's are all linked and icons like Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway and John Lennon were caught in the crossfire. Historical events like the Kennedy assassination have long been exploited by amateurs and it's time for history to end the speculation.
George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang by Beverly Orndorff
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Biography
"George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang" is the first complete biography of a colorful and influential physicist who instigated the modern Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. The book, rich in anecdotes reflecting Gamow's humorous and clowning side, is a detailed account of his scientific insights and contributions.
The Schrader Letters 1871-1896 by Caroline Gaden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The Schrader Letters give a wonderful insight into the triumphs and struggles, loves and hates, quarrels and makeups, birth and deaths of the family of Dr CUD Schrader in rural NSW. Covering a period of twenty five years, from 1871 to 1896, the letters are a rich social history of the time as Australia moved towards nationhood.
James Madison American Prophet by Duane L. Ostler
Price: Free! Words: 38,760. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Rather amazingly, James Madison foresaw many of the problems we face in America today. He foresaw our modern obsession with individual rights, the dangers of judicial activism, the problems of a war presidency, and the economic difficulties that can bring a nation to ruin. Most importantly, as America's preeminent political visionary, he also saw how these problems can be solved.
The Lamps Went Out - Sir Edward Grey and the 'War to End All Wars' by Mike Fraser
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by Blue Button Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
On the evening of 3rd August 1914, Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary looked out of the Foreign Office window and famously declared that “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. This study examines the key choices Grey and others made in the weeks leading up to the beginning of war and the impact these choices had on his life.
A Historic Search for the Face of Jesus by Ysatis De Saint-Simone
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 22,240. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
This book compares the true historic evidence to the misinformation the so-called 'experts' give constantly in the media downgrading His physical appearance. It contradicts them by using the three real images of Jesus left by Him: the likeness imprinted in the Vero-Ikon, the imprint left on the Holy Shroud of Turin and a real Photo of Jesus taken by Sor Anna Ali in one of His apparitions to her.
The Man Behind The Brand - At School by Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History of education
Open a copy of the Information Please Almanac and turn to the chapter on famous people. 4000 names and you won't know hardly any. But what about names everyone knows? Pillsbury, Kraft, Kellogg. Nowhere to be found. How many names are more famous than Howard Johnson or Oscar Mayer? But who were these folks? Let’s take a look at the men behind America's famous colleges...
Morningstar East: A Memoir by G. B. Couper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A nonfiction description of the author's sojourn in Arroyo Hondo at the height of the"Hippy" invasion and free land movement in the area around Taos New Mexico @1969-70.
The Accidental Anarchist by Bryna Kranzler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,220. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death 3 times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He also happened to have been the author's grandfather, and the book is based on the diaries he began keeping in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War. That was when he decided to overthrow the Czar.
The Persian Nightingale by Madelina Forbes Mitchell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Madelina Forbes Mitchell’s memoir is an interesting read that gives an insight into her extraordinary life and the trials endured upon moving to Australia with her husband Fredrick Mitchell in 1838. The reader is given a snapshot of time through the eyes of someone who was a little bit further up the aristocratic ladder than most.
The Glenside Kid by Ted Taylor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Poignant, humorous tale of growing up in the author’s beloved hometown of Glenside in the middle of the 20th Century.
BIG JOE McCARTHY -The RCAF's American Dambuster by Dave Birrell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
After training in Canada, Joe McCarthy completed a tour of operations with 97 Squadron before being personally selected by W/C Guy Gibson to fly on the Dambusters Raid. Joe continued with 617, participating in an additional 33 operations with this “special duty” squadron. Following the war, Joe spent time with the RAF’s “Foreign Aircraft Flight” evaluating Nazi aircraft.
Naughty Boys: Ten Rogues of Oxford by Rob Walters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,380. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Love them or hate them, rogues mesmerise us. From Bill Clinton, ex-president, to Howard Marks, ex-drug smuggler, this book describes the exploits of the ten top Oxford rogues. All of them have lived and studied in the city and all have had exciting lives: some were womanisers, others big drinkers, most were great fun.
Off Our Rockers - A Tale of Two Grannies by Janis Rose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,680. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by John Northern. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
In 1983 Janis and Louis began their walk around the United States from Nevada to Washington DC to California and back to Nevada. Janis was 61/62, and Louise was 57/58. It took them more than a year to complete the journey, and during that time they were interviewed by President Reagan in the White House—wearing their backpacks and looking like mountain women.
Sailors, Scientists, Spies by Ken Smith
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.
Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax by Jon Tattrie
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,710. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
From the Battle of Culloden, to the Pacification of the Highlands, to the founding of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Edward Cornwallis's life criss-crossed European and North American history. This first biography of the 18th century British military leader provides a panoramic look at his legacy and the price paid by those he deemed his enemies.
The Trip - A True Karmal Korn Adventure by Jeffrey Koconis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,640. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Two teenage boys decide to hitchhike to California during the heyday of the anti-Vietnam War counterculture on a quest to experience the essence of the hippie phenomena they have embraced as their identity. Humor and love are blended with fear and hatred as they encounter the people and events that transform them from boys to men. It is a timeless story of youth coming of age in a divided nation.
Branches of the Chassidic Menorah Volume 1 by Shimon Neubort
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011 by Sichos In English. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
Biographical Stories Based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus. This colorful text first appeared in the classic columns of HaTamim. With the help of extensive notes and appendices, the English reader is now given the opportunity to eavesdrop on this conversation between the Rebbeim and take in the insights it provides.
Zwischen Gummizapfern und Kautschukbaronen – Erinnerungen an 18 Jahre im Kautschukhandel in Amazonien (1897-1915) by Instituto Martius Staden
Price: Free! Words: 20,640. Language: German. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General
Zwischen Gummizapfern und Kautschukbaronen – Erinnerungen an 18 Jahre im Kautschukhandel in Amazonien (1897-1915) ist ein autobiografischer Reisebericht über die Erfahrungen die Josef Maria Feichtner in Amazonien in der Jahrhundertwende als Kautschukhändler sammelte.
Four Parallel Lives of Eight Notable Individuals by Stephan Politzer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The parallel lives of Edward I and Andrew Jackson, William Wallace and Osceola, Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln and Alexander II of Russia are inaugural essays in what will be a series of essays paralleling the lives of significant people. The major inspiration for this project is Plutarch’s Lives, also known as Parallel Lives, written in Greek around 100 C.E.