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Royal Marines Historical Time Line, Volume One by Terry Aspinall
Price: Free! Words: 154,310. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book is the second Edition Volume One, based on the 'Royal-Marines.net' website. Further editions will follow yearly. The aim is to try and recall every single day of the Royal Marines 354 year history. It's an ongoing project, that will probably take several years to complete. I'm hoping that this second Edition will attract others to join in and send information that I can use.
The Voice of Fukushima: A Cry From The Heart - Ground Zero 01: Earthquake by Yogan Baum
Series: The Voice of Fukushima: A Cry from the Heart. Price: Free! Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Asian(5.00 from 1 review)
In Part 1 of the ebook serial “The Voice of FUKUSHIMA - A Cry From the Heart” Yogan Baum, longtime resident of Yotsukura, a fishing village near Fukushima, relates how he experienced the M 9.0 Tohoku mega quake of 3/11/2011. Awed by the intensity of the experience he is unaware of its consequences. This book weaves a tapestry entwining both raw terror and some of the fruits of years of reflection.
"Edward Hickey Whelan": A Catholic Irish-American immigrant at the turn of the 19th Century by Hugh Whelan
Price: Free! Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The life of "Edward Hickey Whelan" -- a Catholic Irish-American immigrant at the turn of the 19th Century. From Ireland to Nebraska to San Diego, Edward directly participated in the fascinating and tumultuous Irish-Catholic and anti-immigrant politics of his day.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club by A.R. Soames
Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Northern England's manufacturing towns took to Chess and 1857 saw Manchester (Macclesfield's huge neighbour) host the world’s 2nd international tournament. The 1886 businessmen and civic leaders who founded Macclesfield Chess Club were entangled in local politics: education, religion and finance. Social changes from then make this more than a history of a minor chess club in a small market town.
The Story of Cole Younger, by Himself by Leamington Books
Price: Free! Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Missouri guerrilla, Confederate officer, bank robber, notorious outlaw and Wild West showman, Cole Younger's life was the stuff of myth. In The Story of Cole Younger, he tells his story in his own words after his parole from prison at the age of 59.
The Pledge of Allegiance: A Revised History and Analysis 1892–2007 by Dr. John W. Baer
Price: Free! Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016 by Avrio Knowledge Group in partnership with Vintage American Ways. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Written by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was first published in The Youth's Companion National Magazine on September 8, 1892. Dr. Baer delves deep into the circumstances, characters, and controversies surrounding the Pledge, from its inception as part of a public school celebration, its role in a campaign to sell U.S. flags, its Supreme Court case, thru today.
The Question of Sovereignty: A Study of Chinese and British Negotiating Positions with Regard to the Colonisation and Decolonisation of Hong Kong by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This is a study of the collision of Britain's 'imperialism of free trade' with China's sovereignty over Hong Kong from the time of the Colony's occupation in 1842 to the signing of the Joint Declaration in 1984.
Terrorists and Freedom Fighters by Sam Vaknin
Price: Free! Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » War
The history of four terrorist organizations in the Balkans and a general introduction to terrorism and freedom fighting. Also includes essays about religious co-existence in the Balkans and about pathological narcissism as a precursor to terrorism.
Downton: 7000 years of an English village by David Waymouth
Price: Free! Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Much more than just a history of one old Wiltshire village this is the story - all 7000 years of it - of rural England from its beginnings to the present. People lived in Downton when Stonehenge was built and probably helped. Today it is a busy, happy home for their descendants.
Empire and War by Sam Vaknin
Price: Free! Words: 63,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & 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.
Macedonia: A Nation at a Crossroads by Sam Vaknin
Price: Free! Words: 210,890. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » European
The economy, culture, society, politics, and Balkan geopolitics of the Republic of Macedonia and its people.
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
The Petersens: From Norway to Croydon Bush by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a memoir of the Petersens, one of the first families to settle at Croydon Bush, a farming district near Gore in Southland. Full of tales of Sydney convicts, Māori princesses and Norwegian whalers who jumped ship, their story is typical of the many thousands of settlers who came to New Zealand. It tells how ordinary people built a new community – and a new nation.
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946: U.S. Economic Opportunism and the Start of the Cold War by Darden Callaway
Price: Free! Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946 rescued Britain from bankruptcy after WWII. Its conditions would impose American economic hegemony on Britain, substitute the dollar for the pound as the world currency, hasten the decline of the British Empire, lay the groundwork for the Marshall Plan, alienate the Soviet Union (which did not get a similar loan or plan), and contribute to start of the cold war.
GODCHURCH: A Theistic Survey of Church History by Edwin Walhout
Price: Free! Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
What role does the Christian church play in human history? If you take the sovereignty of God seriously, what role should the church play? Here is an interpretive survey of church history that attempts to answer those questions. It’s written for serious Christians who may be just a little uncertain about church.
The American Iceberg: Debt, Inflation and Money by Bob Blain
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
United States total debt, public and private, not just Federal debt, grew from $82 billion in 1916 to $70 trillion in 2010, almost a thousand times bigger. The cause is traced back to decisions made in 1787 and 1790 by framers of the Constitution and members of the First Congress. The remedy is to now correct their mistakes by properly funding the U.S. economy with "dollar" properly defined.
Not From The Wind by Colman Rushe
Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors whose names do not appear in written history? This readable book sets the daily lives of the author's forebears in context against a background of rebellion, famine, oppression and emigration. The stories of these man and women are tales of tragedy and hardship but also uplifting stories of courage, survival and triumph of spirit.
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers by David Waymouth
Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » European
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.