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Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
At the tender age of 16, Klara Wizel had a picturesque life with a loving and supportive family. There was no way to know that the Holocaust was creeping toward her and that soon this young Hungarian Jew would be fighting for her life due to the most notorious doctor of the 20th century, Dr. Josef Mengele. Hers is the only story on record of having been selected for death then escaping.
The Beautiful Beast: The Life & Crimes of SS-Aufseherin Irma Grese
Price: $9.75 USD. Words: 59,870. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is the amazing story of young girl who rose from obscurity to become the overlord of 30,000 helpless women in the largest of the Nazi factories of death. Irma Grese, blessed with flawless facial features and dazzling blue eyes, grew up as the Nazis seized power in Germany. Once she had the chance the to join the ranks of the female SS corps, she became the most notorious women guards.
My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 128,380. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This book reveals Jacqueline Kennedy as a real person, as a wife, as a mother, as a seeker of perfection in art and life. It reveals in depth information only known by the person with the closest relationship to her, as we worked together on a daily basis. It was published in the United States of America and six additional foreign countries in 1969 and rated #1 on TIME Magazine's Best Seller list.
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,360. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
True stories of glamour, drama and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution.
Liver-Eating-Johnson: (a.k.a. Jeremiah Johnson) The Truth Finally Revealed
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 46,720. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
John "Liver-Eating" Johnston, a.k.a., Jeremiah Johnson of Hollywood movie fame, has been an enigma for the student of early American history and the old West. Little has been written about the true life of "Jeremiah Johnson." This book unfolds the reality that was Johnston's life. From whaler to gold miner, to Indian fighter and lawman, Johnston's life is accurately portrayed.
Remember Your Name
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
From living in the Lodz ghetto at age ten to surviving the hells of Auschwitz and a death march at fifteen, Teddy Znamirowski faced unfathomable horrors, narrowly escaping death time and time again. Liberated at sixteen, it was not until the Bricha approached him and he became a lead operative – smuggling thousands of refugees across country borders – that he finally began his life again.
Jackie Kennedy Biography: The Strength and the Struggles of the Former First Lady of the United States Due to JFK Assassination, Unexpected Life Events and More: Jacqueline’s Personal Life, JFK Affairs, Her Life Before/After Kennedy
Series: Biography Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Do you want to learn more about Jackie Kennedy and the terrifying events of the JFK assassination, JFK (John F. Kennedy) affairs and more? This biography will give you a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Jackie Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), the former First Lady of the United States. Jackie Kеnnеdу is a woman of strength, grace and style during her lifetime...
Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,050. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
"Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance" is the story of a Belgian Jew who flees to southern France with his family when the Nazis invade, poses as a Christian, and joins the French Resistance to fight Hitler’s Nazis. Bernard Mednicki's story, in the best tradition of the famous Yiddish writers, is a glorious refutation of the myth that the Jews went like "lambs to the slaughter."
The Fabulous Showman : A Biography of P. T. Barnum
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,220. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Besides the towering figure of Barnum himself, this book's cast of characters includes not only Jenny Lind, Jumbo, and Tom Thumb, but also such ill-assorted figures a Chang and Eng (the original Siamese Twins), Queen Victoria herself, captive white whales, "The Feejee Mermaid," and Abraham Lincoln. This is far and away the best biography of one of the most fascinating of all Americans.
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. More than just a harrowing tale of survival and hope. What makes this story special is its unique three-dimensional depth. A retired Rabbi and educator, the author masterfully weaves personal memoir into historical context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition. Dov Beril Edelstein was Auschwitz inmate #A7868. This is his story.
Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime
Series: Gangsters, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,040. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Crime writer Nate Hendley examines the life and crimes of Al Capone, the world’s most famous gangster, during his brief reign over corrupt, Prohibition-era Chicago. A fresh, personal look at this iconic figure.
Twice Queen of France: Anne of Brittany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Anne of Brittany was only 12 when, in 1488, she became its Duchess, but already she was among the best-educated women of her era and she was determined to preserve the duchy’s independence. At 15 she averted takeover by France when she married its king, Charles VIII, and after he died she married his successor, Louis XII, becoming the only person ever twice crowned Queen of France. Ages 12 up.
Claudia Procula Wife of Pontius Pilate Friend of Mary Magdalene
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The book is a brief historical biography of Claudia Procula, the Roman Princess who married Pontius Pilate, the Roman Prefect of Judea who judged Jesus Christ and crucified him. Claudia knew Jesus and tried to save him, and later converted her Roman husband.
A Soldier's Friend, Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock
Series: Civil War Nurses. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
The Superintendent of Army Nurses, Dorthea Dix, took one look at Cornelia Hancock and told her to go back home. Rather than argue with "Dragon Dix" Cornelia hid in a baggage car. The date was July 5, 1863, and the train was headed for Gettysburg, where the Civil War's bloodiest battle had just ended.
Churchill's Secret Armies War Without Rules: Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Was principled gentleman Winston Churchill also the master of nasty tactics? You bet he was! With his back to the wall in 1940, & Nazi invasion imminent, not only did he use every trick in the book… it turns out he wrote the book! Churchill’s Secret Armies discloses the plethora of special forces, units, and departments, Churchill formed to “get the job done”, even if it meant dirtying his hands.
Summary of The Nazi Officer’s Wife
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Summary of The Nazi Officer’s Wife From Edith Hahn Beer Summary Station This book begins with a preface that explains that the story is a true one. Edith Hahn Beer fled from the Gestapo by living under a false identity in Nazi Germany. In 1997, she sold her archive of wartime documents, including letters and pictures, which eventually made their way to the United States Holocaust Memorial...
Rhodes & Barnato - The Premier and The Prancer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,300. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Cecil Rhodes and ‘Barney’ Barnato were born within a year of each other, one the son of a Hertfordshire clergyman, the other in the East End of London. They helped transform a minor pastoral colony into a major industrial nation and became two of the most influential people in the world. This is the story of how they grew in parallel – two giants at the end of the Nineteenth Century.
Ellen A Woman Of Spirit
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 43,910. Language: Australian English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Network Creative Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
'Ellen: a woman of spirit' by Noelene Allen is the extraordinary true story of a woman whose life journey is told with sympathy, compassion and above all honesty. The strength of the women of the Kelly family becomes clear as the reader shares many previously untold anecdotes of the life of the mother of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager is the first volume in Passion for Flight, a series of short biographies (20,000 words or less) regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies. Brig. Gen. Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager was the first person to break the sound barrier, on Oct. 14, 1947.
In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover is the second volume in a series of short biographies regarding notable pilots. After spending 15 months as a POW in WWII, Hoover served as Yeager's backup pilot on the X-1 project. He later became a test pilot and a legendary aerobatic pilot who flew popular demonstrations in aircraft including a Shrike Commander and P-51.

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