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From Jamaica to Japan: The Diary of a Hong Kong Prisoner of War
Price: Free! Words: 113,200. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 and represented by Ebook Launch. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the diary of Winnipeg Grenadier Tom Forsyth who enlisted on the 30th of September, 1939 at the Minto Armories. The diary catalogues Forsythe's war experiences from garrison and guard duties in Jamaica, to the defence of Hong Kong, and then as a POW.
Capitalistic Musings
Price: Free! Words: 96,930. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
Critical analysis of the foundations and tenets of capitalism and of the dismal science - economics.
Bên Thắng Cuộc: Quyền bính
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 257,870. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
(4.83 from 12 reviews)
Quyền Bính tiếp tục nói về những khúc quanh của Việt Nam. Nói về những thời điểm mà đảng cầm quyền thay vì nắm bắt tư duy của thời đại và ý chí của nhân dân, chỉ có thể loay hoay trong một cái vòng tự vẽ. Hệ thống chính trị, trải qua nhiều thế hệ, càng về sau lại càng có ít khả năng khắc phục sai lầm.
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
You set the price! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Inventions
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
Links and Factoids
Price: Free! Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Anthology of fascinating historical and scientific facts and links to relevant Web sources.
A Luminous Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 20 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
Hồi Ký Nguyễn Hiến Lê
Price: Free! Words: 292,210. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Năm 1935, hồi mới vào đời, làm ở Sở Thủy lợi Nam Việt, những lúc lênh đênh trên kinh rạch miền Hậu Giang, nhớ mặt nước xanh rêu của Hồ Gươm, con đê thăm thẳm của sông Nhị, tôi viết hồi kí, chép lại những hình ảnh của người thân, những vui buồn của tuổi thơ và tuổi niên thiếu. Viết được khoảng sáu trăm trang vở học trò, không có ý in thành sách mà chỉ để vài người thân đọc. Tập đó còn lại được vài
A Brief History of Perpetual Motion
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » History » World
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short excursion into historic sources regarding perpetual motion...with a surprising result.
Early Railways
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
Hitler's Theory - An Analysis of Mein Kampf (Part 2)
Series: An Analysis of Mein Kampf, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » History » War
The first book analyzed the early parts of the book within the context of logical deconstruction. This second book continues to consider the work of Hitler but this time on a physiological level. The book described Hitler's main theories and driving ideas which led to the rise of the NAZI regime surrounding the second world war.
Ninety Nine Posts
Price: Free! Words: 122,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Ninety Nine Posts is a collection of blogs, by one of the world's most read bloggers, seamlessly woven together telling the story of the award winning writer's personal journey through the historical years of 2008 and 2009. At first serious journal entries, then satire, and finally the smash hits Downtown Oliver Brown, Breakfast At Bottega Louie, Road To Nowhere all in one ground breaking work.
A Brief History of Human Behaviour and How to Become an Enlightened Global Citizen
Price: Free! Words: 119,280. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Social Science » Reference
this book studiously avoids the plethora of conjectural theories and poorly substantiated opinionation on which so much psychological and sociological research depends and thrives. instead, it reverts to the bedrock evidence of human history, and prehistory as mirrored in primatology, to construct a succinct and very user friendly text which teenagers, parents and globalists can readily understand
Empire and War
Price: Free! Words: 63,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » War
The antecedents and aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the role of the United States in international affairs.
Arabian Sands, A Book Review
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Travel tales across the Empty Quarter of Arabia during the dangerous times of the 1940s with Engilsh explorer Wilfred Thesiger. A powerful sketch of the man and the Arab Bedouin who were his guides and friend in a hostile physical and social environment.
The Reality of Tamerlane the Great- Part 1 | حقيقة تيمورلنك العظيم- الجزء الأول
Series: The Reality of Tamerlane, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,380. Language: Arabic. Published: May 16, 2013 by Amin-sheikho.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History, Nonfiction » History » Asian
- هل تيمورلنك رجل عظيم كما يدّعي أقوام ما وراء النهر ومصلح للعالم الإسلامي!. أم هو قاهر العالم بالطغيان والبغي والقتل والتحريق!... - كيف يذكره أقوام ما وراء النهر ويصلّون عليه كما يصلّون على الأنبياء، وفي البلاد العربية فهو مذموم على كلّ لسان!
The Wounded Eagle: Volume 4
Series: The Wounded Eagle, Book 4. Price: $4.90 USD. Words: 150,440. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The fourth and last volume of a multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing the Mexican Drug War in 2012
Anciennes cartes géographiques
Price: Free! Words: 60,010. Language: French. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
Découvrir et explorer le monde merveilleux de la cartographie: un répertoire de collections numériques d’anciennes cartes géographiques en libre accès, des ressources connexes, un atlas du monde et une bibliographie pour la recherche, l’analyse ou l’étude de ces documents dont plusieurs peuvent être redimensionnés, imprimés ou téléchargés et dont certains sont libres de droits.
After the Rain - How the West Lost the East
Price: Free! Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » History » European
An anthology of more than 50 articles regarding the politics, economics, geopolitics and history of countries in central and eastern Europe and the Balkans.
One Tree in the Forest - The Family of Harman William Whitney Hoffman
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
(4.00 from 1 review)
A family history book focusing on the direct-line ancestors and the direct descendants of Harman W. W. Hoffman. This book traces from the original immigrant to the US to the current generation of direct descendants, spanning a timeline from the 1720's to the late 1990's. Important surnames include Riggs, Kimmel, Markley, Lanning, Wheaton and others.