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A Soldier's Friend, Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock
By Georgiann Baldino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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.
The Mystery Behind Jack the Ripper—Serial Killer
By Vickie Britton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
Learn all the basic facts and theories about the most famous murder mystery of all time. This little comprehensive guide covers in a nutshell the victims, possible suspects, and explores popular theories such as the Royal Conspiracy Theory,the Maybrick Diary,and Partricia Cornwell’s investigation of Walter Sickert. With all the evidence in, you can cast a vote--who was Jack the Ripper?
Maude (1883-1993): She Grew Up With the Country
By Mardo Williams
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,930. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Calliope Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Maude started farm life as a pregnant bride of 19. By age 110, she’d lived through half of America’s history. With poetry and human dramas (two murders and a suicide), written by her son, a master journalist, the book shows the impact of the changing times on shy, unassuming Maude, her fun-loving husband Lee, and their four active children. An award-winning biography, with over 70 photographs
Faith and Courage in a Time of Trouble
By Paul Pruitt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,570. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
This book tells the story of a nominally Jewish Belgian family who spent more than four years during the Second World War as refugees in the south of France. The narrator was five years old when the family left Brussels and ten when they returned. At first, the family lived openly in a rented farm, supporting themselves as farmers. But they eventually had to go into hiding and were sheltered...
A Ceiling of Stars
By James Carron
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
James McRory Smith was a recluse who lived for over 30 years at Strathchailleach, one of the most remote cottages in Britain. Cut off from civilisation, he survived without mains water, electricity or gas. Pitting his wits against the wilderness and enduring endless isolation, his story offers a rare insight into an alternative way of life, one free of consumption and consumerism.
Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
By Lita-Rose Betcherman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
From Kansas Farm Boy to Moderator A Short History of the Life of Rev. William Francis Keesecker
By Mary Jane Baird
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010 by Murder Creek Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(4.00 from 1 review)
A grandmother records some details of her late husband's life for the benefit of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Diana Mosley la venere del fascismo
By Riccardo Maffey
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: Italian. Published: August 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Vezzosa, attraente, con gli occhi color zaffiro, Diana Mosley, moglie del leader dei fascisti inglesi, era una delle poche donne che disponevano del filo diretto con Adolf Hitler. Mossa da una sconfinata fiducia nel "genio" del dittatore, lo rafforzò nel credo che il desiderio di pace della classe dirigente britannica ne avesse minato le capacità di resistenza ai suoi rapaci piani di conquista.
Alcune remote memorie storico-araldico-genealogiche di un cognome: Peirce.
By Guglielmo Peirce
Price: Free! Words: 40,580. Language: Italian. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Il risultato di alcuni mesi di navigazione in Internet alla ricerca delle più antiche memorie delle principali famiglie inglesi dal cognome Peirce. 'Editing' non frequente. L'autore ne ha ultimamente iniziato una traduzione in lingua inglese, ma, a motivo sia del poco tempo a sua disposizione sia dell'intricato intrecciarsi delle vicende narrate, non confida purtroppo di terminarla in tempi brevi.
We Were Dancing on a Volcano: Bloodlines and Fault Lines of a Star-Crossed Atlanta Family 1849-1989
By Joseph Gatins
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 107,260. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A richly illustrated, compelling saga and biography, this unsentimental social history tracks the adventures of more than five generations of families that made their mark on both Atlanta and Paris. The narrative highlights one grandmother's brave work with the French Resistance in World War II and her untiring efforts to successfully help her only son escape from Nazi prisoner of war camps.
There Really Was a Johnny Appleseed
By ted clarke
You set the price! Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Folk legend Johnny Appleseed was a real person, John Chapman, born in Leominster, MA and brought up in Longmeadow, MA. His bursiness plan took him to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana where he set up apple orchards for settlers who were coming, and served as a missionary too. Ted Clarke separates fact from legend in bringing you the true story of this great but mysterious figure.
Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime
By Nate Hendley
Series: Gangsters, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,860. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: 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.
Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I
By Paul Streitz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,300. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
On July 21, 1548, Princess Elizabeth Tudor gave birth to a son at Cheshunt, England. The father of the child was Thomas Seymour, her stepfather. The child was placed in the home of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford and raised as Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, better known to the world by his pen name "William Shakespeare." This is his story.
Before The Road Came
By Florida Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Sixty years ago, Britannia was the home of the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Several thousand people lived in its two main communities: The Townsite and The Beach. It was a scant 50 miles from Vancouver, but was accessible only boat. Before The Road Came is a story about life in that isolated mining camp, during WW2.
Between the Two Rivers: A Story of the Armenian Genocide
By Aida Kouyoumjian
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 90,030. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
After seeing their family murdered during the Armenian Genocide, Mannig and her sister struggle to survive on the streets of what is now eastern Iraq, fighting with other children for camel dung to trade for bread. One day a handsome philanthropist offers them sanctuary in an orphanage … A moving memoir of the author's mother. Revised 2nd Edition.
Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History
By Ey Wade
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 168,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010 by Inknbeans Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
History was written in more than Black and White. With hyperlinks and videos Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History never stops celebrating our heritages and lauds loudly the accomplishments of all races that helped make America the great country it has become. (Newest version 5/29/2012)
Warren! The Bond of Brotherhood
By Colin Macdonald
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,720. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
General Sir Charles Warren's incredible adventures and struggles, which he undertook in true Masonic spirit, and how he managed to change the world as we know it, through the invisible Bond of Brotherhood... An example of Masonic leadership, to inspire Freemasons all over the world to look into the strengths of our organization and acknowledge the moral support received from our Brotherhood.
Lily & Me
By Frederick Rodgers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 126,980. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
My story opens as I leave Belfast to join the Royal Navy. Crossing the Irish Sea I think back to where it all began. My parents births how they meet marry and raise six children. There struggle through two World Wars and desperate poverty. My mothers death in 1939 when I was eleven months old. Adopted by my eldest sister and husband and my own unhappy struggle of 13 years to regain my identity.
The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone
By Mary Gabriel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,520. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
For four and a half decades, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and art galleries in Europe, building one of the largest, most important art collections in the world. In 1949, they awarded all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2002, that collection was valued at nearly $1 billion, making them two of the most philanthropic art collectors of our age. This is their story.
Palmer In History
By JDKeith Palmer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,940. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
We trace Palmer family name history and origins in a vivid march through time and place. Whether or not your name is Palmer, you may find a vital past personal connection; we visit many Palmers who left a memorable mark in history. Vikings, Crusaders, Royalty, Nobles, Bishops, Criminals, DNA, race, migrations, language and climate all feature in this worldwide study of the Name. Color images