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Walter Mepham
Price: Free! Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Personal family histories intermingle with scenes of life before, during and beyond The Great War, the First World War 1914-18, to present day conflict across the globe in the 21st century. Decisions to be made to fight or not to fight, to kill, or be killed. The role of political, religious and military leaders, and the populations they send to war, the inglorious, and tragic consequences of war.
Eashwaramma The Chosen Mother
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 51,520. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This book is a humble tribute to the historic role that Eashwaramma was invested with, as the mother of the Avatar Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and the steadfast courage, with which she enacted the role and encountered the challenge.
Honourable King
Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Caught up in the Pacific slave trading during 1862, William Ellis watched astounded as their frail canoes were smashed to pieces and the natives herded below decks at gunpoint into the hold, Taken by force, the natives were destined as slaves to work in the coffee plantations and silver mines of Peru.
Muhammad: When Dementia Created the God of Insanity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Muhammad is the Prophet of the Moon God Allah, and is the mold of every true believer of his system. He was an epileptic who had a vision and thought he was possessed by evil spirits, but others convinced him that he was a prophet of God. He assembled a band of cutthroats and murdered, raped, robbed, and even beheaded hundreds of innocent victims, while leaving a legacy of hatred and intolerance
The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,960. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A recognized, fascinating classic of judicial biography and the Supreme Court, now available as an ebook--featuring active contents, linked notes, proper formatting, and a fully-linked Index. Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of his century--and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mysteries and apparent contradictions abound, and are explored.
A Painful Journey
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
Female Force: Lady Almina
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Will the real 'Downton Abbey' please stand up? With the success of PBS' steamy series set in yesteryear England, interest has been garnered in the 'real' Downtown Abbey, Lady Almina.
Blacklisted: A Biography of Dalton Trumbo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Dalton Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood when he was investigated as a Communist during America's Red Scare of the 1940s. He was ultimately sent to jail and placed on an industry blacklist that would make him unhirable. His exile lasted 13 years during which time he was forced to write screenplays under assumed names. While on the Hollywood blacklist Trumbo's writing won two
The True Story of the Jersey Boys: The Story Behind Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Throughout the 1960s, there's was one band that ruled the charts and defined the sound of a generation: The Four Seasons. On stage, they were clean cut kids from New Jersey—off stage there was an entirely different story. You’ve heard the music, now find out the stories behind the music. This book takes you inside the life of Frankie Valli and the history of The Four Season. While the contents
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.
Kartini Kaleidoscope
Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
SHE had dreams and yearnings many of us share: rights and choices, rebelling against customs and traditions that shackled her intellectual growth—feudalism, polygamy and other forms of discrimination against women. Unlike many of us ,however, she was restricted in how she could manifest those aspirations.
Marianne Hofmann
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Marianne Jerke-Hofmann was born in May, 1917 in Berlin, Germany during the height of World War I. Perhaps her birth at such a tumultuous time, prior to the new birth of Berlin, played an important role in shaping her equally tumultuous personality. Marianne survived the First World War and struggled through the Second, even finding employment that benefitted the rise of the Third Reich.
St Patrick to Grattan - Selected Irish Lives
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A short glimpse into some selected Irish Lives, from St Patrick to Grattan, to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
Lucie Aubrac - the Schoolteacher who fought the Gestapo
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 85,820. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Never before fully told in English, this is the inspiring biography of Lucie Aubrac, one of the leaders of the French Resistance in Lyon. A true love story involving sabotage, subterfuge and prison escapes, it provides a living example of boundless courage in the face of Nazi terror.
SURVIVING BRIGITTE’S SECRETS
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 90,510. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by Author Way Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A unique and true story of how Saskia's mother, Brigitte, survived the holocaust and her own experiences as the child of a holocaust survivor in circumstances that will surprise many readers.
Wisdom of the Legends
Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Legendary persons show their wisdoms and inspire us in our daily live. Hopefully by reading this book we can make them a mirror, because I am sure, this planet will not stop giving birth of her best sons.
Belisario Dominguez. Moral y etica, impronta de vida.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,530. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Belisario Domínguez fue pionero de la libertad de expresión en México, hizo reclamos que todavía tienen vigencia y exaltó la libertad individual, los derechos humanos y el progreso, desde su periódico El Vate o años después, desde la tribuna del Senado en su caracter de legislador, con un valiente discurso que le costaría la vida. Este libro recorre su ejemplar vida y conducta irreprochable.
Cleopatra: Evil Temptress of the Nile
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Egypt
This is a story about incest, murder, adultery and other assorted crimes. It is about a vivacious and evil young Queen who used her body to turn aside the tide of Roman destiny and that of the world. Julius Caesar led his famous legions in conquest of the known world before succumbing to her feminine charms. Then Marc Antony threw away an empire and his own honor to follow her to his destruction.
Brave Deeds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A selection of brave and awe-inspiring deeds which gained gallantry medals, from Victorian epics such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Defence of Rorke's Drift to the George Cross and the Iranian Embassy siege. With a story of an unsung hero who was overlooked when the medals for bravery were given out. Also available in illustrated print format.
The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S Foreign Service Family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by MAP. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Diego's first overseas assignment was to Mexico, where he assisted jailed or troubled Americans and shipped dead Americans home, tasks that were "an effective introduction to the Foreign Service," he opines. Diego went on to assignments in Panama, Portugal, Brazil, and Venezuela, was appointed ambassador to Colombia and Brazil, and also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.