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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.
Investigative Medium - the Awakening by Laine Crosby
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mystery, murder, suspense, and a passionately romantic love story set in a time that history forgot. Laine moved to an 18th Century Maryland plantation and found herself suddenly psychic. Since then, life has never been the same. Join Laine as she journeys from her first clairvoyant experience to acceptance of her gift, with the help of the spirit Jannette, a slave she meets along the way.
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.
The Colorful Love Affairs of Dr. Jose Rizal by Jensen DG. Mañebog
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It fascinatingly features Jose Rizal’s romantic affairs with Segunda Katigbak, Leonor Valenzuela, Leonor Rivera, Consuelo Ortiga y Rey, Seiko Usui, Gertrude Beckett, Suzanne Jacoby, Nellie Boustead, and Josephine Bracken. Artistically and scholarly written, this book reveals the Filipino hero’s very human side. Fusing romance and history, it also tackles controversial issues about his girlfriends.
Two Voyages~There and Back One Fabulous~ the other Not So Fabulous by GORDON J R SMITH
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(5.00 from 2 reviews)
the book describes a fabulous voyage I took from australia on the way to a working holiday in uk.. i backpacked through the uk and the continent and was one of the first backpackers to leave australia after ww2 in 1951. the return journey to australia in 1953 was a voyage that was not at all fabulous for me. both ships were migrant ships.
Tour Bangkok Legacies - New Discoveries Of Old Treasures by Eric Lim
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » Social history(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tour Bangkok Legacies is an e-guide book, a do-it-yourself travel guide complete with background information on people, places, maps and directions to help independent travelers discover places off the usual tourist circuit and see the city from a different perspective.
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..
A Collection of English Editorials by a Chinese Editor-in-Chief by Jianyi Zhang
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 69,210. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Chinese is a very difficult language to the Westerners, so is English to the Chinese. Over 70 years ago, Sun, Jui-chin was a Chinese journalist who was appointed as a director and editor-in-chief from October 1945 to September 1946. This book contains 72 editorials.
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.
Big Issues in Ethics – A Philosophical Enquiry by Janet Cameron
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Without applying our philosophy, how could we evaluate just and workable laws for society to live by? How would we discuss our morality and ethics and apply them for the benefit of humankind? How would we decide how to behave, so we may do the least harm to each other – and to other living species? Join philosopher Janet Cameron as she examines various aspects of ethical philosophy.
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: 11,780. 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.