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UTU by Anton Flude
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Two hundred and fifty years ago New Zealand and its Maori inhabitants were almost unknown to the European.community. This is a true story of a tragic event that occurred in 1809 when the ship "Boyd' was looted and burned and the carnage which followed..
A Short History of the Game Of Chess by Paul R. Wonning
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Chess has been a favored game for almost fifteen hundred years. A Short History of the Game Of Chess recounts a brief history of this much loved game.
Cydwybod mewn Carchar by Dyfed Wyn Roberts
Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a Welsh language essay on the only minister of religion in Wales to be imprisoned during the Great War as a conscientious objector. Hanes achos y gwrthwynebydd cydwybodol, y Parchedig Benjamin Meyrick, yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr. Os nad ydach chi'n gyfarwydd iawn efo lawrlwytho e-lyfrau yna'r peth gorau ichi ydi dewis 'PDF' isod.
Through Colonial Eyes by Spatio Temprey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The story of Australian Colonial art from precolonial times, discovery, settlement and exploration to the centenary period (1880s) through the eyes of the artists at the time.
Manet's Women by Spatio Temprey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Édouard Manet, the quintessential painter of modern life, was a man of his times and his paintings were powerful, often shocking and controversial representations of modern society, particularly in his depictions of women.
50 Roman Mistresses: by Tansy Rayner Roberts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Tehani Wessely. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Here are fifty extraordinary women of Ancient Rome—virtuous wives and adulterous vixens, abductees and viragos, imperial mothers and mortals who became goddesses, all taking their place in history. Their stories are told by Doctor Tansy Rayner Roberts, in her wry, insightful, highly readable manner, and by the end, you will have explored Roman history from a slightly different point of view.
Mary of the Mayflower by Diane Stevenson Stone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,620. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Scrivener Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » North America
Mary's world changes forever when her father announces that they will join the Pilgrims traveling to the New World in search of more freedom and a better life. She must leave her older sisters and friends, and even her cat. With only the clothes on her back and her grandmother's locket, Mary joins her parents aboard the Mayflower and starts the dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
A Preface to History: Analysis and Criticism by Broomhandle Books
Series: Continuing Education, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Carl Gustavson's classic "A Preface to History" provides a fruitful source through which to examine a normative approach to history, debate the nature of objectivity in historical discussion, investigate historical-mindedness as a practical tool and analyze the basic forces that drive history. This paper presents shortcomings in Gustavson's approach to history.
auf Wiedersehen by Christa Holder Ocker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,990. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Rogue Phoenix Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » European
Cities in ashes, endless bread lines, potato soup by candlelight, people herded along with whips, soldiers in splendid boots and swastikas everywhere, a little girl with chestnut pigtails reaching for her first Hershey bar–these are a few of the images that come to life in my memoir.
A Collection of Historical Quotations by Thomas J. Strang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » History of things
An inspiring collection of historical quotations from some of the most prolific of our time.
The Gas Fume Fugitive: The True Crime of Charlie King by Richard O Jones
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
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
Will The Real Albert Speer Please Stand Up? The Many Faces of Hitler’s Architect by Geetanjali Mukherjee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the years since the Nuremberg trial, biographers have been fascinated with the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man rumoured to replace him. This short book looks at the events leading up to the Nuremberg trial, and the trial itself, to understand the man behind the enigma.
The Arsenic Affair: The True Crime of Belle Wardlow and Harry Cowdry by Richard O Jones
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
When farmer Lorel Wardlow died from an acute case of quinsy, the country doctor who took care of him signed off on the death certificate without an autopsy. The little town of Kyle was soon buzzing with gossip about his widow and her behavior with the farmhand Harry Cowdry, who helped take care of his boss in his last days. When the coroner got wind of the scandal, he started the investigation.
From the Life of the Colditz Mayor: Georg Leuschner (1549-1620) by Johannes Loschke
Series: Genealogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Dr. Johannes Loschke was a descendant of the subject of this genealogical abstract: Georg Leuschner. Loschke lived more than 350 years after Leuschner, but had enough material from the family’s own archives to delve into history on a solid footing.
covert operation by Anton Flude
Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Set in western Germany in 1947 this is a dramatised version of a true event. A young woman who has escaped from the eastern sector unwittingly exposes a forger helping to get Nazi war criminals out of Germany on false documents..
Three Block War: Phantom Fury by Matt Zeigler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Three Block War: Phantom Fury recounts the combat operations of U.S. Marine units in the legendary second battle of Fallujah in November 2004.
The Foreign Policies of U.S. Presidents by Ansel Hatch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
From America's beginning its presidents have grappled with foreign policy concerns, some of which are well remembered while others are long forgotten. For example, Fillmore in the 1850's resisted pressure to go to war with Peru over bird droppings. Eisenhower resisted pressure in the 1950's to get pulled into war in Vietnam. This volume summarizes the foreign policies of each U.S. President.
Muhammad: When Dementia Created the God of Insanity by James Creamwood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Muhammad is the Prophet of the Moon God Allah, and is the mold of every true believer of his system. He was an epileptic who had a vision and thought he was possessed by evil spirits, but others convinced him that he was a prophet of God. He assembled a band of cutthroats and murdered, raped, robbed, and even beheaded hundreds of innocent victims, while leaving a legacy of hatred and intolerance
Biologically Fit: Using Biotechnology to Create a Better Soldier - Super Soldier, Posthumans, Bioconservatives, Bioprogressives, Transhumanists, JASON by Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,470. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Scientists in the field have proposed ideas on how to neurologically and physically enhance soldiers at the genetic level. These developments may help build soldier resistance to battle fatigue, increase endurance, and enhance intelligence making soldiers more decisive on the battlefield.