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The Pencil Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary, Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
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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
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.
After the Hanoi Hilton, an Accounting
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 Tragedy of Minnie McGee
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
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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
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
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » History » Biography
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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.
The Sleepwalking Slasher: The True Crime of Samuel J. Keelor
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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Early one winter morning in 1903, Ohio laborer Sam Keelor awoke with a bloody cooper's hammer in his hand and his pretty young wife Bertha dead in their marriage bed next to him. He panicked and decided to get rid of the body, but cutting his pretty wife up into portable pieces proved to be more work than he bargained for, so he opted to cut his own throat instead. He made a mess of that, too.
The Gas Fume Fugitive: The True Crime of Charlie King
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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Late one fall night in 1929, the barber Charlie King opened the gas lines of his Hamilton, Ohio, home and left his five sons and wife sleeping in the deadly fumes, then hopped on a freight train heading north. In spite of a heroic effort by police and neighbors alike, Ethel King and four of her children died in the tragedy. It was a year before he would show up behind a barber chair 250 miles away
We Rise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
(5.00 from 1 review)
As the rights & minds of black people are continuously undermined; we fail to realize that the battle is not with other races; its with our own identity. This powerful eBook addresses the change black people must individually address to grow collectively.
Letters of Wars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
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In this eBook are actual war letters written from World War I and World War II from one family that were cherished for over 90 years. Two wars but the theme was the same, these boys just wanted to come home. I hope you enjoy reading these letters as much as I did when I typed them. I kept the words and spelling exactly as they were written. Photos, V-Mail, postcards and more are included.
Chimps with Nukes
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
'Landguard Fort' Royal Marine Museum
Price: Free! Words: 42,630. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
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Royal Marine museum is within the Landguard Fort complex situated at the southern end of Felixstowe (Suffolk). It is the last place a foreign invading force landed and were defeated on the British main land. It was also the very first battle that the Royal Marines fought on land, having been formed only three years earlier during 1664.
Średniowiecze. Kompendium wiedzy historycznej
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,450. Language: Polish. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dzieje Europy i Polski w średniowieczu. W książce omówiono początki państwa polskiego, okres rozbicia dzielnicowego i unię z Litwą. Scharakteryzowano także między innymi przebieg krucjat oraz wojny stuletniej.
Woman Slugged; Left for Dead: The True Crime of Handsome Jack Koetters
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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On November 14, 1912, house detectives at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago discovered the body of a woman in room 409 on a blood-soaked mattress. The labels in her clothing led police to Cincinnati, where Mrs. Emma Kraft, a highly-respected widow who had recently taken up with a much younger man of dubious reputation, one "Handsome Jack" Koetters, and a nationwide manhunt was on.
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.