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Solitary: The History and Current Reality of Torture as a Means of Social Control Within Prisons by Joanne Pawlowski
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political(5.00 from 1 review)
Why is solitary confinement, known to cause a mental state akin to psychosis, widely used in contemporary prisons? Solitary's powerful psychological effects make it a unique tool for exerting social control. This history argues that CIA "brainwashing" research of the 1950s may have influenced the design of isolation units in American prisons today.
A Silver Ring Crafted In World War II by John Kulm
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 1 review)
A ring can be made from a coin by tapping with a spoon. That's what my father witnessed while guarding German POWs during World War II. He told me a story about that and I'm sharing it here. When my father died I was struck by the thought that when a man dies his stories die with him unless someone writes them down.
Bride Price by Ian Mathie
Series: African Memoir, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,030. Language: British English. Published: January 19, 2013 by Mosaique Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Africa(5.00 from 1 review)
A tale of intrique and ingenuity set in Africa, Bride Price tells the true story of Ian Mathie and his foster daughter, Abélé. When a hated and feared man demands to marry Abélé, Ian is forced to rely on his wits and courage to find a way within the rich traditions of the area to set a fair 'bride price' that the man would refuse to pay. Beautifully written with sensitivity and authenticity.
Vietnam: Reflections of an Interrogator by Donald H Sullivan
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military(5.00 from 1 review)
The Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a GI who served as a translator/interrogator with Psychological Operations while in Vietnam during the war. The book tells of his experiences and his thoughts on the war.
The Zulu Wars - A Brief History by Andrew Knight
Series: A Brief History, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 6,160. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century(5.00 from 1 review)
The Anglo – Zulu wars, a clash between the might of the British Empire with the African Zulu Kingdom, began in 1879. The British forces, led by Lord Chelmsford, invaded Zululand. Many battles ensued, including a stunning Zulu victory at Isandlwana, and the near-collapse of the garrison at Rorke’s Drift. However, in the end, the British were triumphant. The Zulu would no longer be free.
The Indian Mutiny - A Brief History by Andrew Knight
Series: A Brief History, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 12,400. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century(5.00 from 1 review)
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.
Six Years From Home by Anthony Farcich
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Six Years From Home tells of the events and atrocities a young American boy experienced when he was caught in Yugoslavia (Croatia) at the outbreak of World War II.
Roger Williams' Little Book of Virtues by Becky Garrison
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
In Roger Williams' Little Book of Virtues, religion writer Becky Garrison delves into the life of her 11th and 12th great-grandfather to uncover the untold story behind this forgotten pioneer of religious liberty.
You Lucky Dog! by Kate Kelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,820. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire(5.00 from 1 review)
“You Lucky Dog!” is an uplifting compilation of true stories about homeless dogs that somehow survived and thrived to become local or national celebrities. You Lucky Dog takes us through the historic triumphs of many beloved American dogs, and beautifully recounts the dire adversity each of these amazing creatures faced en route to a grand, serendipitous destiny.
The Battle of Northampton 1460 by Rupert Matthews
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European(5.00 from 1 review)
A book about the bloody Battle of Northampton, a key turning point in the Wars of the Roses fought in 1460.
After the Galaxy by John Sabella
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America(5.00 from 1 review)
Captain Dave Shoemaker's account of the crisis on the Fishing Vessel Galaxy ranks as one of the great stories of sea survival. No one knew of the plight of his vessel, 30 miles southwest of the Pribilofs, the remote fur seal islands north of the Aleutian Chain; even if they did know, rescue units were hours away. Their circumstance was hopeless, yet 23 of 26 men and women would ultimately survive.
Andrew's Angels: A Volunteer's Story of Hurricane Andrew by Nancy Pelletier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in August 1992. At the time, it was the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. Nancy Pelletier was one of many Red Cross volunteers who felt called to do whatever they could to ease the suffering. This is the moving story of the horrendous destruction she witnessed, the grateful people she aided, and the lifelong friends she made. With photos.
Letters Home: The Story of an Air Force Wife by Glenda Geeslin Helms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1970's, Glenda met the love of her life, Michael, a Sgt. in the Air Force. She left her family and all that was familiar to follow him to Italy where they married. During the next eight years, they were sent to Italy and Germany where their lives were filled with adventure, travel, hardships, and homesickness as they experienced the magic of Europe together.
The American Thunderbolt by Terrence L. Prosinski
You set the price! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Time Signatures Publications brings another iconic American founding father to life in this series. The only immigrant founding father of America does not have a famous memorial or towering monument to his credit, but as George Will proclaims, if you want to know his impact on American life just look around, you're living in it. Find out just who is the American Thunderbolt.
First Life on Earth, Scientific Adam & Eve by Walter Parks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy(5.00 from 1 review)
From the earliest days as thinking humans we’ve had many questions about life. I grew up in the Bible Belt of Mississippi and was taught that God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. But then I read about ancient fossils of human-like creatures and started learning about evolution. So what is the truth? This book describes what I learned about scientific Adam and Eve 228,000 years ago.
Paul of Tarsus: A First Century Radical by Anne Davison
Series: In Brief, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » History » Jewish(5.00 from 1 review)
This book looks at the radical Jew of the First Century who challenged the status quo. Including useful maps it should appeal to the general reader who wants to learn about the man from Tarsus from a historical perspective rather than the more usual avenue, through Scripture.
The Interesting Tales of the Jose Rizal Family by Jensen DG. Mañebog
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 1 review)
This book enchantingly features the respective lives of Jose Rizal’s (the Philippine national hero) parents and siblings. Identifying Jose’s relations to them, this work also tackles the ‘secrets’ of the Rizal family as it clarifies historical controversies and discrepancies about them. In light of new researches, this book also discusses what happened to them after Jose’s martyrdom.
Hel's Legacy: The Second Coming by Kerry Ogden
Price: Free! Words: 64,390. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ancient(5.00 from 1 review)
When an ancient text surfaced in 1871 describing a disaster similar to the sinking of the Island of Atlantis and a man resembling Jesus Christ living over 4,000 years ago, scholars quickly deemed it a fraud and later a hoax. Nevertheless, a closer examination into the manuscript, now being called the Oera Linda Book, provides ample evidence to refute their conclusions.
The Real and Imaginary Atlantis by Mel Nicholls
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Social Science » Archaeology(5.00 from 1 review)
A new theory of Atlantis is developed assuming that Plato’s tale was based on an original story that was badly muddled as it was passed on by word of mouth. By removing the apparent errors from the story a revised Atlantis is proposed. An era in the ancient world is identified that has many similarities to this revised Atlantis, and points to the possible location of the large island and seaport.
Memoirs of a Rum-Runner by Steven Nelson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the true life story of a Spaniard in the New World. Landing in Mexico as a boy in 1816, Clemente is at heart an entrepreneur, or mafioso; he hustles through wars, gambles against revolutionaries, teetering from one side of the law to the other. Between Havana, Tampico and New Orleans, he amasses fortunes and shakes his fist at death. A bronze statue of him still stands in Utrera, Spain.