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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
By Kate Cooch
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
Children of Arnhems Kaleidoscope
By Graham Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 141,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, in Australia's Northern Territory, something the equivalent of remote Canada or Alaska, where few people go. The place Oenpelli,(now Gunbalanya) is near Kadadu National Park, made famous in Crocodile Dundee. It tells of changing world as a missionary family and an aboriginal community become part of modern Australia
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
By s loates
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Patriot King
By Terrence L. Prosinski
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Patriot King explores the life and times of an American hero. The book is filled with shadow information that turned this hero into an iconic figure. All readers can take a guess at just who this figure is. Whether you are old or young, the Patriot King delivers an impressive look into the American past.
Recession
By Ann MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by StarBytes Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A short story about Uncle Ezra, who grew up during the Recession, and at 91 still can't bear to waste stale food.
A Brief History of Perpetual Motion
By Alf B. Meier
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short excursion into historic sources regarding perpetual motion...with a surprising result.
A Titanic Survivor’s Story: The Fredericksburg, Va Connection
By Elsie Slyman Belman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
It's been a century since the greatest disaster in maritime history, the sinking of the Titanic. This is the moving heretofore untold story of tragedy, survival and reincarnation passed down through generations of my family, the story of my grandfather, Mike Nassef Balman, who was the reincarnation of a 12 year old boy whom my great grandfather, Nassef Cassem tried, but failed to save.
Soldier / Geek: An Army Science Advisor's Journal of the War in Afghanistan
By Glenn Dean
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2009, an Army Major deployed a small team of specialists to Afghanistan to identify new technologies needed to fight the war. Braving rockets and IEDs, fighting the Army bureaucracy more than the enemy, this small team worked to improve everything from robots to mine-resistant trucks, boots, and parachutes. This is their story, from the team leader's journal.
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
By Glenn Dean
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
The Curse of King Tut
By Grace Yip
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short book, it includes facts about the discovery of King Tut's tomb and the mysterious things that occurred. It's your turn to discover the secrets.
One Tree in the Forest - The Family of Harman William Whitney Hoffman
By C.B. Hoffman
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
(4.00 from 1 review)
A family history book focusing on the direct-line ancestors and the direct descendants of Harman W. W. Hoffman. This book traces from the original immigrant to the US to the current generation of direct descendants, spanning a timeline from the 1720's to the late 1990's. Important surnames include Riggs, Kimmel, Markley, Lanning, Wheaton and others.
The United States Coast Guard: 1790 to the Present (Revised)
By Thomas P. Ostrom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,540. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
The United States Coast Guard traces its origins to 1790, but was not officially named until 1915. At last there is one definitive volume describing its history from inception to the present. The author, Thomas P. Ostrom, served in the USCGR from 1961-69, and had basic and advanced training at the USCG Base, Alameda, California. He served subsequently in the Port Security Reserve Unit.
Romanovs in the 21st Century
By Daniel Willis
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 74,980. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Imperial Family of Russia all died in 1918, right? Wrong! While the Tsar, his wife and five children were indeed shot to death in Yekaterinburg on July 17, 1918, many nieces, nephews, and cousins escaped the murderous hands of the Bolsheviks. Whatever happened to them? Romanovs in the 21st Century answers that very question.
Crossing Over
By Oakeley
You set the price! Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
(4.00 from 1 review)
An Eclectic collection of seventeen short stories and poems by twelve authors from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation in Western Australia. The themes include youth, family relations, travel and exploration, the World Wars, love, detective and others.
Listening for Leviathan
By Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
(4.00 from 1 review)
Listening for Leviathan is the biography of Captain Joseph Paul Kelly, USNR, the US Navy's Father of Project Caesar and SOSUS. During the Cold War, Captain Joe Kelly headed the anti-submarine project that secretly tracked Soviet submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, SOSUS discovered the causes of the destruction of the two US nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion.
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam
By G. J. Lau
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
1s Upon A Time
By Richard Kerr
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.00 from 1 review)
For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat
By Doug DePew
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this entertaining and enlightening memoir, the author carries you with him as he provides security for live Pershing II nuclear missiles in Cold War Germany. He takes you up to the towers, out to the field, and out on the town. It includes adventure, history, travel, romance, and a lot of humor. For the first time, someone tells you what it was really like to stand between the Bear & the Eagle.
Tlou! Tlou! The Elephant-Singers of Botshabelo
By Erna Buber-deVilliers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,540. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
(4.00 from 1 review)
The book tells the story of the Batloung, a Batswana tribe of Southern Africa. It provides historical insight into the Batloung's ancient customs, practices and beliefs. It describes the experiences that shaped a people - from a time before their first encounter with whites and the Gospel, up to the challenges of the uneasy social structures of twentieth century South Africa.
1066: Apocalyptic Visions
By Paul Bailey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,170. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
(4.00 from 1 review)
1066: Apocalyptic Visions is an exciting and interesting work of historical fiction, which is vividly characterised and tensely constructed. 1066 was an eventful year in England’s history. It is remembered for the Battle of Hastings, but so much more happened and could have happened in those twelve months.