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Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope
Price: Free! Words: 141,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
Sailors, Scientists, Spies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » European
Sailors describes the lives of two Spanish naval officers. Jorge Juan and Antonio Ulloa, chosen in 1735 by Philip V to represent Spanish interests on a French expedition to South America. Their experiences on this journey and their later contributions to eighteenth-century Spain were remarkable, from ship design to canal building, mining, dangerous sea patrols to naming the base metal platinum.
Anne Rice's Unauthorized French Quarter Tour
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,130. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Anne Rice’s Unauthorized French Quarter Tour is a historical fiction tour which blends old New Orleans with present-day New Orleans. This tour only covers the Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches novels. Anne Rice’s notoriety as a writer began when Interview with the Vampire, the first book in the Vampire Chronicles, made its debut in 1976.
The Browns of Middleholm, Lesmahagow, Scotland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Eight generation genealogical chart of the Browns of Middleholm, Lesmahagow, Scotland with notes and some photos.
Tales from Annapolis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » History » American
Collection of 91 stories from 61 graduates of US Naval Academy from 1931 through 1994 relating personal experiences from their Midshipman days.
Rolling Thunder 1965/8
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The longest battle in the entire Vietnam War was “Rolling Thunder”, the strategic bombing offensive against North Vietnam carried out by the US 2nd Air Division.
The Madrid Uprising 1808
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
On 2 May 1808 the Spanish capital of Mardrid erupted into savage violence. The citizens of Madrid had had enough of the French army in thier city and were rising up to throw them out. Artillery blasted down narrow streets, cavalry charged across the plazas and infantry slaughtered each other in the narrow alleys. The Peninsular War had begun.
Sinking the Bismarck 1941
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Bismarck was the greatest battleship ever to prowl the Atlantic. With her eight 15 inch guns and 30 knots top speed she represented a massive threat to the merchant convoys on which Britain relied for survival in 1941. She had to be destroyed.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: 2012 Army Leadership - Army Doctrine Reference Publication FM 6-22, Character, Presence, Intellect (Professional Format Series)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,940. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army Field Manual is a capstone manual which describes the Army's view of leadership, outlines the levels of leadership (direct, organizational, and strategic), and describes the attributes and core leader competencies across all levels.
Night Train to Nisswa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a true story about the 1916 Packard, Iowa train wreck and the effect it had on three families from Traer, Iowa - the Van Vlietes, the Kobers, and the Dunlaveys.
Я сказал: вы – боги…
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 40,080. Language: Russian. Published: October 8, 2012 by izdat-knigu.ru. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian
Монография посвящена истории «богочеловечества» - одного из направлений в общественной мысли и общественном движении России 70-х годов XIX века.
Little Known Tales in Texas History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,820. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
This books has short stories about Texas history. The book also contains a list of the victims of the Battle of the Alamo.
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
The Sieges of Gerona 1808 / 1809
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
At Gerona in 1808 the French for the first time ran into a Spanish army that neither ran away nor surrendered. The epic defence of Gerona lasted for over a year and saw the French throw everything that they had at the old walls around the city. The Spanish fought back gallantly, using their bare hands when they ran out of ammunition.
Pico, Vermont: 75th Anniversary Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,690. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Third edition of this popular, engaging history of one of America’s oldest ski resorts. Told within the broader context of the development of alpine skiing in the U.S.
Reagan's Star Wars
Series: Military and Government Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
(5.00 from 1 review)
President Eisenhower understood how Washington worked. He left us a warning: Beware of the Military Industrial Complex I not only witnessed his warning being ignored, I participated in using the power of the Military Industrial Complex during my aerospace career. Reagan’s Star Wars describes why and how the Military Industrial Complex gave birth to Strategic Defense Initiative known as Star Wars
Spies of the Civil War: The History of Espionage In the Civil War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Spires! Treason! Conspiracy! The American Civil War? Civil War spying had all the ingredients of a modern spy movie--just replaces gadgets with Saber's and Colt's. This book looks at the incredible history of espionage in the Civil War. With a gripping narrative this book will read more like a John le Carré spy novel than a history book.
Walking and Wondering: Living Under the Sign of the Cross in the Shadow of the Swastika
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
One man's quest to be reunited with his family during years of persecution, exile and jailings.
Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance. Students of magic history will enjoy this first formal work of research on the "polynational" entertainer.
Anecdote from the Last Prussian War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A lone Prussian cavalryman, a straggler from a routed army, fortifies himself with drink and sets off after three armed Frenchmen with no thought for his own safety.