Nonfiction » History

Sub-categories: American | War | Military | Biography | History of things | Family history | Civilization | World | Russian | Modern / 20th Century | Social history | Contemporary political | All sub-categories >>
Tales of Old Baldoyle
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This book is a series of anecdotal tales from a rural village now absorbed into the greater Dublin area in Ireland. The village was changed for ever by the large scale housing development which too place from the mid sixties onward.
The Real Widow Maker
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Real Widow Maker is a composition of short stories highlighting some of America’s worst mining tragedies, including disasters at Sago, Crandall Canyon, and Upper Big Branch. The book tells of the coalminer’s struggle to achieve safer mines, and recounts how a band of Rednecks started the largest labor uprising in U.S history. It's a saga filled with tragedy, but filled with heroics too.
Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2009, an Army Major deployed a small team of specialists to Afghanistan to identify new technologies needed to fight the war. Braving rockets and IEDs, fighting the Army bureaucracy more than the enemy, this small team worked to improve everything from robots to mine-resistant trucks, boots, and parachutes. This is their story, from the team leader's journal.
Tales From The Parlour and The Trenches
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Historical novel mainly set during the First World War. Elicited from a biography, this true story is a rude, politically incorrect insight into the war deeds, occurred on the Italian front, through the eyes of Enea, a young aristocrat who'll become adult and wise (or perhaps precociously old) after his baptism of fire and blood
Dangerous Voyaging - in the Merchant Navy
By
Price: $4.91 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by M. Brown. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This book shows what it was like to be at sea during the Second World War.
The Lid is Lifted
By
Price: $4.17 USD. Words: 129,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when you are held a gun-point, friends are raped, others are killed, your life destroyed? You get scared, really frightened. Then ... You get angry! And you learn to focus that anger ... to survive and fight back as best you know how. This is the true story of what happened in Kuwait in August 1990 when Iraq invaded. A terse narrative, it is based on the writer's diary.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (West to East)
By
Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 2. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 53,550. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from west to east, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
Hitler's Codebreakers: German Signals Intelligence in World War 2
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Have you ever wondered how successful Hitler's codebreakers were at breaking Allied codes during World War 2? Based of official documents about the post-war Allied TICOM - Target Intelligence Committee operation to uncover Hitler's codebreaking operation, retrieve sensitive documents and capture German intelligence personnel, this book is a fascinating into in German Cryptography in World War 2.
The Great Pyramid Rainmaker
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This operating manual for Cheops shows how the Great Pyramid worked and the various stages of its development. The benefits for the builders are described within this framework. The penultimate rainmaking function is truly unique. Equally unique is the chapter that shows how to build and test a small rainmaker in the style of Cheops.
The Illuminati
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,180. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
No secret society is more controversial than the Illuminati, yet almost nothing of the truth of this mysterious ancient Order is available in the public record. Propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, paranoia and downright fantasy are rife. Some have even described the Illuminati as pan-dimensional, shape-shifting Reptilians from another world!
The Hidden Masters
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Who are the Hidden Masters? It's time to enter the world of secrets. It's time for the Illuminati, the secret society that has fought for millennia to liberate humanity from the slavery of the archons, the secret princes of the world. Read explosive inside information about the true Illuminati by a current member.
Shipwreck! Palau Discovered, 1783
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The people of Palau over the centuries had evolved their own culture, language, body of knowledge, oral history and myths entirely devoid of any input from persons from other lands. This account by the men of the ANTELOPE of their experiences in Palau is the first and only thorough report of this unique culture before there was a nearly overwhelming contact between Palau people and Europeans.
A Touch of Imagination: An Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Hungary
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Author Chris Wilkinson explores Hungary, the nation where East meets West in Europe. He takes readers on a journey through its incredible past in a series of enlightening historical and travel essays. Readers learn how Hungary has been built up, conquered and freed, torn apart and stitched together. Why it is constantly on the mend and busting open old wounds. Come along on a fascinating journey.
Kilikya Katliamı 1909
By
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 49,420. Language: Turkish. Published: October 28, 2013 by Propaganda Yayınları. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Yakın tarihimizin az bilinen ve üzerinde pek çalışılmayan meselelerinden olan Kilikya / Adana Katliamı üzerine, konunun uzmanlarından Sait Çetinoğlu'nun bu kitabı, tarihi belgeler ve kanıtlarıyla olayın detaylarını ve vehametini ortaya koyuyor.
Liberty Lost: America's History of Slippery Slopes
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 141,050. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
What happened to the ideals of The Founders? This book first examines the philosophical basis behind those ideals ... with the realization that the concept of The United States of America has no hope of being resurrected unless those ideals are understood.
JFK, Oswald, Cuba, and the Mafia
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,210. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In his years of research on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, David Pratt, a respected scholar, noticed a gap in the literature: the absence of a work that simply presents the evidence and allows readers to judge. This book fills that gap by offering a timeline of firmly established evidence. No theories or conspiracies. But the evidence does not support the Warren Commission verdict.
Jerusalem: Correcting the International Discourse - How the West Gets Jerusalem Wrong
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious facets of the Arab-Israel conflict. In this volume, Nadav Shragai, who served as a journalist and commentator at Ha'aretz between 1983 and 2009 and has documented the dispute over Jerusalem for thirty years, offers a fresh perspective that seeks to correct the international discourse on the future of the city.
About the Baguette: Exploring the Origin of a French National Icon
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
Where did the baguette come from? A simple enough question, but this search for an answer ranges from the long breads of Babylon and Egypt to the first long (but wide) breads in France to the gradual evolution of long narrow breads from the eighteenth into the twentieth century, resulting in both the roll-sized "flute" and the gigantic jockos of the nineteenth century.
The Nana Letters: A Love Story
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The nineteenth-century version of an on-line romance, The Nana Letters. is an edition of a letter collection that reads like a novel with romance, intrigue, and tragic death. Nana is an engaging heroine, often a typical Victorian young woman, but also an adroit negotiator who must walk a narrow path between two roles: submissive woman and determiner of her own destiny.
The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130,130. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Scots-Irish who settled the South inherited both an evangelical legacy of abolitionism and social reform on the one hand, and responsibility for the destructive consequences of slavery on the other. Himes’ granddad was John R. Rice, the dean of American fundamentalists until his death in 1980. This book is about the history of fundamentalism and how we can move beyond it.