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Oswald Slept Here: Lives Changed by a Flash of History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
Srbija u Vreme Kneza Miloša Obrenovića
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Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: Serbian. Published: November 2, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: 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...
Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
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Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: 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.
The Little Book of Civil War Reenacting
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Price: Free! Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An introduction to the world of Civil War reenacting for anyone thinking about giving it a try. The book is written and edited by a 20-year hobbyist who gives practical advice, insight, and a really good handle on what to expect in terms of costs, attitudes, opportunities and expectations. It's published just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War. Photos and text.
Cuba en Tiempo de Guerra
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2010 by Editorial Medí. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Este controvercial libro de 1898 es un temprano ejemplo del poder manipulador de la prensa. Davis presentó informes vibrantes y dramáticos que pueden haber llevado a Estados Unidos a un conflicto internacional: El inicio de la Guerra Hispano-Americana. Aquí está la historia de Davis sobre la devastadora guerra en Cuba. Su narrativa pudo haber cambiado el curso de asuntos internacionales.
Arabian Knights - Volume 1
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Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 1 · Arabian Knights, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
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!
Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
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Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012
Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
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.
America's Gestapo, the FBI the Kennedy Years
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Price: Free! Words: 15,820. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of a mediocre family turned political powerhouse via ill-gotten gains — without the whitewash.
Betrayers of the Trust
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Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
An American thriller novel about former NSA employees that betrayed their nation's trust.
In the Land of the Brother Leader
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Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Libya's Moammar Qaddafi ran one of the most terrifying police states in the world before an armed rebel movement tore his repressive regime apart. In the Land of the Brother Leader is award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten's alterately humorous, creepy, and occasionally touching portrait of a brutalized nation just a few short years before the end of an era.
The Frank Jay Raven Story
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Price: Free! Words: 18,820. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
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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.
The Deluge
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Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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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.
Private Battles: Military Families' Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the longest U.S. combat operations since the Vietnam War -- military families have been struggling through a relentless cycle of crisis and stress. Many suffer their own wounds of war: Depression. Anxiety. Divorce. Suicide. “Private Battles” tells the stories of real families and how they survive these hard times.
To War in Style
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15. This article is about what occurred during that time.
Hartbeespoortdam
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Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: Afrikaans. Published: April 22, 2013 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Hierdie is die volledige teks van Hoofstuk 18, uit B. K. de Beer se boek: Agter die Magalies. Bertus de Beer was 'n boer langs die Krokodilrivier net 'n paar kilometer aan die onderkant van die Hartbeespoortdam. Daarom bied hy aan ons 'n unieke perspektief van die geskiedenis van die “Dam” en hoe afhanklik die boere was van die water uit die dam.
De Moord op Albert I
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Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 17. Price: $25.95 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: Dutch. Published: February 12, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
De feiten rond het dodelijke ongeval van koning Albert I, in Marche-les-Dames, worden al sinds 1934 betwist. Heeft de koning zelfmoord gepleegd? Werd hij het slachtoffer van een passioneel drama? Van een politiek complot? Van een onevenwichtige? En werd er een ongeval geënsceneerd om de ware feiten te verhullen? Een moordspel op de "crime scene" zelf of in een locatie naar keuze, als moorddiner.
HISTORY OF INDIA
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: Hindi. Published: February 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Renaissance
What is History & Why Study It?
Fleshing the Bones
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Price: Free! Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Tips on how to write an engaging memoir or family history with examples from the family history, Moonrakers at Peace and War.
Lakeland Hunting Memories - Volume One
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Series: Lakeland Hunting Memories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Recollections of Lakeland hunting in the '50s and '60s. This first volume is an introduction to further, larger volumes which will be compiled from the popular web site Lakeland Hunting Memories established three years ago by Ron Black and Wendy Fraser. Here are some pages that are soon to be archived.