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Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
María Antonieta la reina decapitada por la revolución francesa
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 181,260. Language: Spanish. Published: September 15, 2018 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Quizás la biografía mas completa y apasionante de la trágica vida de María Antonieta, la bella austriaca que se casó con el cuestionado rey francés Luis XVI, cuyo pésimo gobierno estimuló la revolución francesa con la nefasta consecuencia que la pareja real fue pasada por la guillotina del régimen del terror impuesto por Maximiliano Robespierre.
Rosa Parks Biography: How Ordinary People Can Change The World, Montgomery Bus Boycott and More?
Series: Biography Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Rosa Parks was widely known for the Montgomery bus boycott. However, there was more to her than meets the eye. In fact, Rosa Parks was a national hero, just like Martin Luther King Jr.. She fought the racial segregation in the United States, because people were judged mainly by the color of their skin. There was definitely a double standard. However, for Rosa was a "double fight...."
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.
Liver-Eating Johnston: The Dust Never Settles On A Legend
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The Dust Never Settles On A Legend was written to provide a fascinating update on newly researched biographical material about the life of John "Liver-Eating" Johnston. It yields a much deeper look into his life than what this author's other Johnston books provide. It almost gives the reader a day-to-day perspective into many of the previously hidden experiences which have never been documented.
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."
Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » American
This is a summary of Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton (2004); a voluminous book which chronicles the life and legacy of one of America’s Founding Fathers.
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.
Red White Black
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Native American
At the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up, the Saddle Bronc Championship of the Northwest came down to three men of different skin colors - Jackson Sundown, a Nez Perce Indian, John Spain, a white man from pioneering stock, and George Fletcher, an African American. Red. White. Black.
CB's War: A Writer’s Journey
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 98,490. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
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Just before the U.S. entered World War II, a young American journalist, CB Wall, traveled to wartime Germany. He was on the receiving end of bombing attacks by England's Royal Air Force and under threat of imprisonment behind enemy lines as America joined the war. CB's newspaper accounts capture the privations of war at a time when the horrors of the holocaust could not yet be known.
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.
Shute the Messenger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,740. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Compelling biography of a remarkable achiever, successful author and aviator Nevil Shute. Fricke interweaves the sweep of 20th Century history with Shute’s life and writing career. A lifelong passion for flying led Shute to fly a tiny plane to Australia where he settled in 1948 His diverse experiences fuelled and inspired his many books including A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
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.
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.

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