- African American fiction
- Alternative history
- Children’s books
- Coming of age
- Cultural & ethnic themes
- Fairy tales
- Gay & lesbian fiction
- Graphic novels & comics
- Humor & comedy
- Literary collections
- Mystery & detective
- Plays & Screenplays
- Science fiction
- Themes & motifs
- Thriller & suspense
- Transgressional fiction
- Visionary & metaphysical
- Women's fiction
- Young adult or teen
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Art, Architecture, Photography
- Business & Economics
- Career Guides
- Children's Books
- Comics (nonfictional)
- Computers and Internet
- Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits
- Education and Study Guides
- Engineering, trades, and technology
- Gay and Lesbian
- General reference
- Health, wellbeing, & medicine
- Home and Garden
- Language Instruction
- Literary criticism
- New Age
- Politics and Current Affairs
- Relationships and Family
- Religion and Spirituality
- Science and Nature
- Sex and Relationships
- Social Science
- Sports & outdoor recreation
- True Crime
American | War | Military | Modern / 20th Century | Family history | World | Civilization | History of things | Middle East | Biography | Russian | Social history | All sub-categories >>Africa | American | Ancient | Asian | Australia & New Zealand | Biography | Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba | Caribbean & West Indies / General | Civilization | Contemporary political | Essays | Europe / Austria & Hungary | European | Expeditions & Discoveries | Family history | Genealogy | Historical Geography | Historiography | History of things | Holocaust | Jewish | Latin America / Central America | Latin America / General | Latin America / Mexico | Medieval | Middle ages | Middle East | Middle East / Egypt | Middle East / Israel | Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire | Military | Modern / 16th Century | Modern / 17th Century | Modern / 18th Century | Modern / 19th Century | Modern / 20th Century | Modern / 21st Century | Modern / General | Native American | Natural history | North America | Oceania | Polar regions | Reference | Reference | Renaissance | Revolutionary | Russian | Social history | South American | Study & teaching | War | World | << Top sub-categories
Jonah and the Whale by B. Sting
Series: the old testament. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Old Testament story of the prophet Jonah, with recent archeological annotations.
John Laurie and the Rum Hospital by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Sonya's War by Iva Polansky
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Categories: Screenplays » Biographical , Nonfiction » History » European(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Leo Tolstoy’s last days: The world watches as Russia’s most famous writer escapes his wife. Sonya’s War tells it all.
A Grandfather's Legacy by Joe C Combs 2nd
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(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
After the Hanoi Hilton, an Accounting by Rick Fredericksen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When combat ceased across Vietnam, it signaled the start of a cold war over the Americans left behind. As family members agonized, nearly 2,500 POWs and MIAs had become human pieces in a diplomatic chess match that outlasted the war itself. Historic accounts, as they happened, are told by a former Vietnam Marine and CBS News correspondent who covered the complex issue for more than a decade.
The Star Spangled Banner by Tony Cross
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Growth and Decline of Economies of Europe and US by Bhaskar Sarkar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The wealth of Europe and the US was built on ethnic cleansing, slave labor and colonies. Non availability of these resources is the primary cause of the decline of the developed economies. The financial conditions of central governments, state governments, municipalities and the people of the developed world are not going to improve unless there is a major change in their economic policies.
Raising Ruckus: The Decline of Public Education in the 21st Century by Elizabeth Witbeck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What is the purpose of education? Why did we create a national school system? The answers are a lot darker than you think. Before we can solve the problems in schools today, we must consider how schools were first started. Witbeck takes the reader back in time to the Industrial Revolution to discover what our schools are really for, the hidden agenda of education, and how it can be stopped.
Flags of the United States by Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tells the history of how each of the State flags in the United States got their names and designs. This is an excellent book for youngsters studying American History.
Rediscovering Richard III by Natasha Sheldon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In September 2012, archaeologists unearthed remains from a Leicester car park, covering what was once the city’s medieval Franciscan friary. After five months of waiting and exhaustive scientific tests, those bones were revealed to be those of Richard III, the infamous last Plantagenet king of England and the last English King to die in battle.
The Pencil Case by Lorraine Cobcroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
A Touch of Imagination: An Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Hungary by Chris Wilkinson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary, Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Author Chris Wilkinson explores Hungary, the nation where East meets West in Europe. He takes readers on a journey through its incredible past in a series of enlightening historical and travel essays. Readers learn how Hungary has been built up, conquered and freed, torn apart and stitched together. Why it is constantly on the mend and busting open old wounds. Come along on a fascinating journey.
From The Medes to the Mullahs A History Of Iran by Anne Davison
Series: In Brief, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book offers an accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the long and rich history of Iran. Starting around 600 bce it traces the main historical events finishing with the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. It would be of particular interest to the non-academic person who wants to understand a country that is frequently misunderstood.
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command by Graeme Boocock
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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) by chen0096
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. feel free to contact me for any misunderstandings..
The Tragedy of Minnie McGee by Joanne Collicott McGuigan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A portrait of the first woman sentenced to the death penalty on Prince Edward Island. The author delves into the mindset of Minnie McGee , the terrible consequences and her life after incarceration.
Starożytność. Kompendium wiedzy historycznej by Wlodzimierz Sochacki
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,090. Language: Polish. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dzieje Europy i świata w starożytności. W książce przedstawiono historię despotycznych monarchii Bliskiego i Dalekiego Wschodu, dzieje greckich miast-państw oraz historię imperium rzymskiego.
Mary Queen of the Scots: The Forgotten Reign by Laurel A. Rockefeller
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,770. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » History » Biography(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Queen Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved & controversial women in Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV & his wife Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary's status as heiress-apparent to Queen Elizabeth's throne paired with the violence of the Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic & poorly understood lives of the 16th century in this beautifully crafted biography.
A Ransomed Yankee: Epic Voyage of the Whleship Milo by Frank Elliott Sisson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
One week after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, on a calm morning, the Whaleship Milo sailed out of New Bedford harbor on a voyage that would impact many lives and make Civil war history. This is her story.