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Invade America!
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Fact, not fiction. A sea captain describes destroying American coastal forts and landing a British army to seize the White House. This concise history begins "Captain Striver" ($2.99), a book that reveals how one man beat impossible odds and family disgrace to create convict Australia's first Free Settlement, blueprint for the nation known today.
A Pictorial History of Óglaigh na hÉireann, The Defence Forces of Ireland
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
A very brief history of Ireland's Defence Forces. The tradition of service and loyalty, that runs as a theme throughout our history, was set by the Volunteers in 1913 and is continued to this day in the modern Defence Forces. Our history is in essence a history of the State.
On the Hunt in Baghdad
Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
In this classic riveting dispatch from Iraq, award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with a unit of battle-hardened American soldiers as they hunt the elusive terrorist commander Haji Jawad—who wore a suicide vest wherever he went—in the fetid slums of Sadr City, Baghdad, at midnight.
How the Allies Won World War II
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
(1.00 from 1 review)
Free. *** Eyes Only *** Mysterious going-on with the German atom bomb.
Srbija u Vreme Kneza Miloša Obrenovića
Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: Serbian. Published: November 2, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Polovinom XIX i prvih decenija XX veka u širim slojevima srpskog društva često se moglo čuti pitanje: ko je u istorijskom smislu zaslužniji - Karađorđe ili knez Miloš...
The Unfortunate Dutchman
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
The Unfortunate Dutchman is a tale of the many trials and tribulations faced by Jacob van Kal, an employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), during this travels to the Far East and his return to Holland at the end of the 18th century.
The Frank Jay Raven Story
Price: Free! Words: 18,820. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story behind the man Time Magazine credited as levying “the most severe blow to American business prestige in China since the founding of the [Shanghai] International Settlement in 1843” – Frank Raven.
Elizabethan Era
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Elizabethan Era England Life: All major aspects of life in England during Elizabethan era. Includes biography of Elizabeth I, daily life of people, crime and punishment, theaters, plays, costumes, religion and famous Elizabethan era people including Shakespeare.
I Am A Submariner
Series: The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
Let's Kill the Dai Uy
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
Dirty Money
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 10 · Opinions and essays, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this brief history of banking, the author traces the shadow of corruption that has followed the banking industry throughout recorded history accompanied by lavish illustrations.
走出毛泽东的阴影(第4章 墓地)Out of Mao's Shadow (Tombs)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
节选自潘公凯所著,上榜《经济学人》和《华盛顿邮报》“年度最佳图书”。本书的副标题是《寻找新中国的灵魂》
Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base.
America's Gestapo, the FBI the Kennedy Years
Price: Free! Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of a mediocre family turned political powerhouse via ill-gotten gains — without the whitewash.
Liberty
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Presents “the making of a hero least likely,” when George Washington, in the final months of 1776, leads the bedraggled Continental Army. They are chased out of New York, down New Jersey, vomited half-naked on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware, then finally turn, charge...and become America. A full-length play first performed in New York, 1978.
Oswald Slept Here: Lives Changed by a Flash of History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy, the crime ripped through lives far beyond the shooter and his victim. The Dallas Morning News, published within sight of the shooting, tells five short stories of lives forever changed.
Arabian Knights - Volume 1
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 1 · Arabian Knights, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
An interesting collection of stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real Arabian Knights. Included are the stories of Antarah bin Shaddad, a slave who became a legend; Hatim Al-Taaee, a bedouin who set the standard for generosity; Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, a king whose boredom causes him to toy with people's lives. Come glimpse some Middle Eastern history!
Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance. Students of magic history will enjoy this first formal work of research on the "polynational" entertainer.
The Deluge
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
Is it possible everything we are told about the history of humanity is wrong? The Deluge - part 1 explores the questions around what really happened at the end of the last ice age and the flood myths that have influenced our understanding of who we are and where we come from.
Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving FACs in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in 1967, that the jet FACs began to take over in high threat areas. A former commander of the famed 8th Tac Fighter Wing Wolf FACs poignantly reminisces about these men and the mission.