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Asylum Bound by Stuart Townsend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Asylum Bound is a wild weird walk through the experiences of a student nurse entering the unknown world of the mental "asylum" of the 1970s. It is a bizarre world, a world of terrible extremes. Within this odd place there are Hogarthian characters of varying chaotic hues, some aggressive, some sad, some disturbed and some institutionalised, both patients and staff. Sadly, it is all true.
Outlaw, Warrior, Leader: The Early Life of Ralph Stafford by Jack Richard Eddy
Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2012 by James Eddy. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » Biography(4.00 from 1 review)
Ralph de Stafford, the first earl of Stafford, was one of the most powerful men in fourteenth century England. He was a veteran of the Hundred Years War, a respected military commander and an advisor to two Kings. What is less well known is that his early life had more than its fair share of troublemaking, including an audacious escape from the Tower of London that briefly made him into an outlaw.
Bianconi, The King of the Irish Roads by Brian Igoe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,150. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » European
Charles Bianconi was an Italian immigrant who built up the largest transport system in Europe,in Ireland! It opened the country up as never before. Trudging Ireland's country Lanes the idea of a passenger transport system occurred to him, and he never looked back. He had 100 vehicles travelling 3,800 miles daily calling at 120 towns, and 140 stations for changing horses. This is his story.
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.
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.
Early History of a Midwestern Fire Department, Vol I by Thomas Mogerman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Early History of a Midwestern Fire Department, rooted in volunterism, grounded in tradition and matured by over a hundred and fifty years of blood sweat and tears. A story of hard work, heart break, and heroism told from the department's perspective.
The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope & Healing by Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 102,490. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Little Dove Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals
From a private collection of nearly 800 courtship letters, the daughter of two remarkable physicians has crafted a timeless valentine to long-lasting love and the healing profession.
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.
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.
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. 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.
From Baron To Battler by Caroline Gaden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The story of Dr CUD Schrader and his family who migrated from Schleswig-Holstein to Australia in 1853. Included is the diary of his son Ludwig written in 1873-74 and extensive information about members of the family with family trees for several generations. This book is a companion volume to 'The Schrader Letters' and gives more information about the family, their lives and their homes.