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To the Shores of Tripoli by Jonathan Brazee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » Military(3.00 from 1 review)
This is an historical fiction about the US Marines and Navy during the First Barbary War. While the three protagonists are fictional characters representing all Marines who served, most of the others are actual historical figures.
The Diaries of Claire K. A Young Governess in Germany 1929-33 by Claire Kinross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
These are from the diaries of Claire Kinross, my mother.My sister and I knew that our mother was an author and poet, but it wasn't until after her death in l991 that we discovered her journals written in her small neat handwriting in black hand bound books.They gave an intriguing and honest look into the young woman that we had never known, while she was a governess in Germany from 1929 to 1933
Vinegar Gang Lynching - Sis Vinegar's Story (Based On True Events) by Napoleon Crews
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
On June 2, 1882 at about 9:30 p.m., David Bausman met death at the Kaw River while engaging in sexual intercourse with 14 year-old Sis Vinegar. On June 10, 1882 at about 1:00 a.m., a mob broke into the Douglas County Jail, removed and lynched the Vinegar Gang men for the death, the motive being robbery. Branded a prostitute, beggar, and a thief, Sis Vinegar never got to tell her story, until now.
The Haunts of Adelaide by Allen Tiller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Allen Tiller lifts the veil on ghost stories and reveals the truth behind the myths and tales that so often become urban legend and local folklore. His mission is to research the historical facts of locations, people, places and buildings ‒ from a distinctly paranormal perspective. The Haunts of Adelaide was born…
Hypatia: Her Life and Times by Faith L. Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Essay » Literature(5.00 from 1 review)
Hypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant 5C scientist murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic killed by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Innovative mathematician or a geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of essays on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher.
Conversations with the Elders by Alice Pfeifer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian(4.00 from 1 review)
What few people know about WWII concerns the fate of thousands of Russians of German descent who were exiled to Kazakhstan and Siberia after Hitler invaded the USSR. From 1995 to 1997, two US Catholic sisters interviewed 22 labor camp survivors whom they met while serving in a Catholic parish in Chelyabinsk. How these men and women managed to survive will both inspire and astound you.
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience by Dov Beril Edelstein
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.
Journeys into the Mystery by Gary Cook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology
'I have made many intriguing journeys into this land, its sacred places and its hidden past. I was always dissatisfied with the history of New Zealand we were taught at school... I felt short-changed. I couldn't understand why the Maori accounts were not an accepted part of the past, part of a truth that revealed a deeper history' - Gary Cook, explorer. This book reveals some of that truth.
Temporary Warrior WW II Memoir by Roger Greider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
TEMPORARY WARRIOR, WW II MEMOIR is an account of the author’s WW II days from Army Specialized Training through his days on the front line with the 103rd Division. He fights through the Vosges Mountains in France, where they breach the Siegfried Line, entering Germany. At war’s end he is in the Brenner Pass. The short epilog recounts his Company reunions through the years.
Africa in Prophecy by Ohimai Izedonmi
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction
Is Africa really cursed? If Africa is cursed, who cursed it and why? Are the negative life and leadership realities in Africa today products of a curse? Is there an end to the problems of Africa? What does the future holds for her? In this book these and many other questions about Africa's past, present and future are finally answered from the wealth of Bible prophecies.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards by David Vernon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.
Free Gondola Ride by Kathleen Ann Gonzalez
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » European
Kathleen went to Venice with a goal and a plan. The goal was to write about a cliched group of men, the gondoliers. The plan included a notebook and the perseverance of a serious journalist. But sometimes plans change. From skinny dipping off a gondola under the full moon to sitting at the gondolier's feet, Free Gondola Ride takes the reader through a summer of beautiful episodes.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia by Kate Wright
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Kate tells of the little-known history and culture of the Gypsies in Australia from the First Fleet to the present day. By drawing on the oral history of the Romani and the written word of the non-Gypsies, her cultural heritage and five years of recent itinerant research, she reveals how this maligned, landless, ethnic nation has brought the best of their culture to share with their neighbours.
Sniping in France: Winning the Sniping War in the Trenches by Major H. Hesketh-Prichard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » War
In this absorbing account Major Hesketh-Prichard tells the story of those duels, the genesis of scout sniping, the ruses invented to lure an enemy out into the open, and the founding of the first British army sniping school.
Foy Short, A Life in Southern Africa by Gardner Hall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Biography of Foy Short, a pioneer evangelist who lived in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe from 1922 through 1995. The book explores not only the traditional hazards he faced as a “missionary” (wild animals, primitive tribesmen and dangerous travel) but also the doctrinal and spiritual challenges that he had to battle in establishing churches of Christ and training African teachers.
JFK Assassination Chronology by Bernard Wilds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 563,100. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World leaders, Nonfiction » History » Reference
This chronology structures, the detailed timeline of characters and events before, during, and after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam by G. J. Lau
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism by Michael Gallagher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism. If you can't tell your materializations from your Mumlers, or never realized just how physical ghost-grabbing could get, then this may well be the perfect book for you.