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Battling Burnaby: The Awe-Inspiring Exploits Of A Great Adventurer by James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Colonel Fred Burnaby is one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived and he was the kind of man on which romantic legends are built. A fearless dare-devil and intrepid traveller, he made two perilous journeys across Asia, and he became the first person to cross the English Channel single-handedly in a balloon. However, his first love was fighting and he was killed in action in the Sudan.
Gallantry Awards at Rorke's Drift by James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
'Zulu!' - the epic motion picture, is based on the defence of Rorke's Drift in 1879, when a garrison of British soldiers defended a supply depot and field hospital against an army of Zulu warriors. This extensively researched publication contains biographical tributes to the 15 men who were awarded the Victoria Cross or the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the famous action.
Invade America! by John Ivor
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Fact, not fiction. A sea captain describes destroying American coastal forts and landing a British army to seize the White House. This concise history begins "Captain Striver" ($2.99), a book that reveals how one man beat impossible odds and family disgrace to create convict Australia's first Free Settlement, blueprint for the nation known today.
The Next Chapter by Tom Bunzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
The Next Chapter is my mother’s personal story of her recovery after imprisonment in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II to retirement in La Jolla; she wrote it at the age of 74 on an electric typewriter. She emphasized that this is not a Holocaust memoir but rather a psychological exploration of what it takes to persevere, survive and try to resume a “normal” life after severe trauma.
Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...
Left by the Indians: Story of My Life by Ethan E. Harris
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This the eyewitness story of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train massacre. It is the single worst pioneer massacre in US history. Much like the Donner Party and the Paraguay soccer team, the 16 survivors of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train had to resort to cannibalism in order to survive their 45-day ordeal.
EINSTEIN, HOUDINI, JEHOVAH & other disturbed souls by Richard Rubacher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,880. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Einstein, Houdini, Jehovah (the dark side of God), Charlie Sheen & 12 others are discussed.
Elizabethan Era by Prasad Mahabal
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Elizabethan Era England Life: All major aspects of life in England during Elizabethan era. Includes biography of Elizabeth I, daily life of people, crime and punishment, theaters, plays, costumes, religion and famous Elizabethan era people including Shakespeare.
Remembrances of My Service in World War II by Erich Scharf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
An autobiographical memoir of service in the Rangers and First Special Service Force a/k/a "The Devils Brigade" in World War II. A link to a private photo collection from WWII is included.
Father Forgive Them: The Rachel Plummer Story by Garlyn Webb Wilburn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,180. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Black Rose Writing firstname.lastname@example.org. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
On a warm, clear day in the spring of 1836 seventeen-year-old Rachel Parker Plummer and her eighteen-month-old baby boy were abducted from their home in central Texas by a raiding party of Comanche and Kiowa Indians. She was, at that time, three months pregnant.
En el barrio de los mangos by Leonel Menéndez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: Spanish. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
El Barrio de Los Mangos es como uno de esos lugares en los cuentos de hadas. Estas historias son algo de recuerdos; algo de memorias, algo de verdad, algo de ensayo y algo de ficción para proteger a los inocentes. Quiero llevar al lector a que conozca mi mundo desde la niñez hasta la adolescencia, en medio de una revolución.
Boudicca by Ron Aberdeen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The wrath of a Queen causes the death of one hundred and thirty thousand people, the destruction of three cities and the humiliation of an Empire. Based on the true story of Britain’s first Queen
Victorian Crimebeaters - the birth of law and order by Don Hale
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 85,750. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
This is a unique account of the early days of policing in England from the night watchmen of the 1820s to the introduction and development of the detective force up and until 1910. It contains a particularly unusual report of life on the beat and how officers dealt with a variety of crimes. Includes reports on Sherlock Holmes and early ant-terrorism measures.
Chekhovs At Home by Karen Sunde
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Russian, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Please God, No Wedding Or Shooting At The End!- Chekhov strives to write The Seagull, while characters from it, his own life, and Hamlet swim in his head. Anton, Himself - Writing a love story after The Seagull flops, Chekhov darts between passion, family, and disaster. Masha, Too - Irrepressibly seized by love, Chekhov's sister wrestles with whether to leave her brother's exciting life to marry
Warren by Bob Cornell
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The body of this text covers the life and pre-mature death of Warren Harding. He achieved prominence in 1920, when he was elected President of the United States. His death was untimely, and is veiled in mystique, primarily because Mrs. Harding would not allow an autopsy. We want to share our conclusion with you to see if you agree.
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.
NASA and The Moon Landing by Paul Herbert
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
These unusual stories provide an insider's view of the moon landings, such as: To play a joke on the NASA scientists, Neil Armstrong joked about taking rocks from the earth to the moon and bringing them back to earth as "moon rocks." Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name is Moon. Astronauts took all kinds of things to outer space, including a sandwich from the local deli.
John Pio Came to Maine by Al Newman
Price: Free! Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is a biography of Madeiran immigrant John Pio and his wife, Margaret Ordway, and of most of their descendants. It cites a website where you can find family-related photos and documents, and provides instructions for finding the items you want to access. This book provides a glimpse of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts history as it relates to the Pio line.
Shooting Star: The First Attempt By A Woman To Reach Hawaii By Air by Richard DuRose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Shooting Star is the story of Mildred Doran, who, in 1927 set her sights on becoming the first woman to fly from the West Coast of the United States to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles. She was a participant in the Dole Transpacific Air Race, which promised fame and fortune to the first aviator to land at Honolulu from Oakland, California. You know about Amelia Earhart, now learn about Mildred.
The Glenside Kid by Ted Taylor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,270. 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.