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History of the World in Color
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
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This project aims to give life to images from the world´s history, using the latest restoration technologies and digital illustration. This allows the viewer to have a closer perspective of the reality of each photo´s moment in time. Each image is accompanied by a link and a QR code that can be scanned by mobile devices to our YouTube channel, where you can see the process of restoration.
America: One Nation, Under Heavy Divide
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » American
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Are we one people, and one America? Or is there much more to it than that? Presidents like FDR, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan; are elections like those that created these great men even possible in the 21st Century? Or are we left to spin the tale of Presidents, Elections, and aspects of American History itself gone by, and therefore, never to be seen by anyone again?
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
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In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and a young Canadian working at the experimental gardens in Craibstone, Scotland, voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These are the memoirs of my late grandfather, Don Cameron, Lancaster bomber pilot with RAF Squadron 115 based at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. They cover his training, his active service, and his later flying with BOAC.
Guide to become a better person (Confucius) (Di Zi Gui)
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » History » Asian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Di Zi Gui is made or gathered from Confucius teachings. it gives us guidelines on how we should behave towards our family and friends and the moral way of life. this book is truly inspirational. I translated most of it myself. please forgive my English if you cant understand some of them. my is email is yinny2@hotmail.com. feel free to contact me for any misunderstandings..
John Laurie and the Rum Hospital
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
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This is a short account of John Laurie, the clerk of works to the merchant-contractors who built Sydney’s 'Rum Hospital'. Transported for larceny, Laurie became a wealthy trader only to lose his fortune, become embroiled in a constitutional crisis, find himself transported to Moreton Bay and re-establish himself in New Zealand.
The Star Spangled Banner
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
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The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
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My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
Soldier
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
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A verse of memories from a soldier. How does one feel after returning from a war zone?
A Grandfather's Legacy
Series: Growing Up Southern · The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
Chimps with Nukes
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
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In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Slightly altered from its original appearance in Soldier of Fortune magazine, Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend tells the story of four men as they battle war and life. However, when one man, Vietnam Vet Rick Rescorla (a major character in We Were Soldiers Once...And Young), is tested during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the beauty of a true hero is shown.
Red, White, and Black: Cherokee Adoption of White Culture
Series: History and Historical Fiction · Hot Picks · Rising Fast. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Political
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These 2 papers examine some of the ways in which, beginning very early in their interactions with European-Americans, the Cherokee began to adopt white culture and make it their own, modeling much of their way of life on the way of life of their white neighbors, so much so that many of them sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War, among them, Stand Watie, hated by many of his own people.
Indian Endemic: The Intentional Decimation of Native Peoples
Series: History and Historical Fiction · Collections and Anthologies · Rising Fast. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Essay » Political
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For centuries, descendants of Europeans enacted purposed plans for ridding themselves of what they saw as problems created by Native Americans. Some of these plans were intended to wipe out Native Americans entirely while some others were meant to curtail efforts of Native Americans, push them away, keep them in controlled environments, completely subjugated, forcing them to cede their lands.
Casanova's Winning Ticket
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
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Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
Lusitania Diary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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100 years after the Lusitania was torpedoed, a passenger’s diary was translated into English, revealing the story of an earlier journey aboard the doomed ocean liner. The author was a 33 year old Danish photographer, who describes his safe voyage to America; the hardships, joys and social life aboard the magnificent ship, seven years before disaster killed nearly 1,200 men, women and children.
The Book and Libraries
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference
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The history of the book, and the relationship between the book and libraries.
La Leyenda del Gallo Papá Candelo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: Spanish. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
¿Quieres conocer cómo se jugaba el deporte de los gallos en la época de los treinta en Puerto Rico? ¿Quieres saber porque los jibaritos adoraban a Papá Candelo? Conoce la esperanza de un pueblo pobre, humilde y agobiado. Lee la historia de Papá Candelo, un gallito que vivió de verdad.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
From the Heart: Love Stories and Letters from the Civil War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
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Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James has gathered some of the most poignant love letters from the Civil War and put them in this short e-book for all to see. Read the heartfelt words of some of the Civil War's most renowned warriors including JEB Stuart, Stonewall Jackson and George Pickett.
The Boer Wars - A Brief History
Series: A Brief History, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Africa
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Anglo-Boer Wars will introduce you to, one of the Victorian Wars of the British Empire. A bite size comprehensive account of the two Anglo-Boer Wars fought between 1880-1881 and 1899-1902. A fascinating tale of one of the bloodiest and expensive wars for over a century, which pitted the two Boer Republics of South Africa against the might of the British Empire