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Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific in Utah to Promontory by Eugene Miller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » American
As the Union Pacific entered the Utah canyons progress slowed to a crawl. The builders were forced to use large embankments, trestles and tunnels. All of them slower, difficult to build and expensive. Then as the competing railroads drew closer to their meeting point at Promontory Summit the competition became intense. "Build it fast, we'll fix it later" was the by-word.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Across Wyoming by Eugene Miller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Building the Transcontinental Railroad through Nebraska had taken three years.. 36 months of dogged determination. When the construction crews finally reached Cheyenne they prepared for the grueling work ahead. They refined the organization and pace developed crossing Nebraska, but now they faced a new set of challenges, most notably the climb up "Sherman Hill", bridging Dale Creek, crossing the
Mantua a Cuba by Enrique Pertierra Serra
Price: $4.60 USD. Words: 29,370. Language: Italian. Published: July 15, 2012 by El Barco Ebrio Editorial. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
Ci troviamo di fronte ad un saggio su un tema storico e letterario, un tentativo di avvicinarci alla verità su un fatto – si presume - avvenuto circa trecento anni fa. Furono i naufraghi italiani a fondare la piccola città di Mantua nella rustica campagna cubana al principio del XVII secolo?
Mantua en Cuba by Enrique Pertierra Serra
Price: $4.55 USD. Words: 30,720. Language: Spanish. Published: July 15, 2012 by El Barco Ebrio Editorial. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
Estamos ante un ensayo de tema histórico y literario, un intento de acercarnos a la verdad sobre un hecho presuntamente ocurrido hace trescientos años. ¿Fundaron náufragos italianos la pequeña villa de Mantua en la campiña cubana de principios del siglo XVII?
The Battle of Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages, Nonfiction » History » European
In the chaos that engulfed Britain after the “Age of Arthur”, one battle stands out. This was a key battle fought in the heart of the Dark Ages for control of southern Britain that pitched the King of Kent against the leader of the Romano-Britons. The victory won here decided the fate of Britain for a generation.
About the Baguette: Exploring the Origin of a French National Icon by Jim Chevallier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking, Nonfiction » History » European
Where did the baguette come from? A simple enough question, but this search for an answer ranges from the long breads of Babylon and Egypt to the first long (but wide) breads in France to the gradual evolution of long narrow breads from the eighteenth into the twentieth century, resulting in both the roll-sized "flute" and the gigantic jockos of the nineteenth century.
The Children of Mars by Norbert Mercado
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » War(5.00 from 1 review)
Written by Norbert L. Mercado, The Children of Mars is novel about an unusual friendship that took place between a Filipino guerrilla and a Japanese Captain in the darkest days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
The V2 Offensive on London (1944/45)- part of the Bretwalda Battles series by Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In September 1944 Hitler unleashed on London his ultimate Vengeance Weapon - the V-2, a ballistic missile that arrived without warning, demolished entire streets and against which there was no defence.
the Plot to Kill John Wilkes Booth by C. Fenway Braxton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
Many conspiracy buffs put Edwin Stanton in the mix of the plot to kill Lincoln. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The evidence easily proves his innocence but opens his involvement in and even darker plot of his own creation: the quiet extermination of the assassin, John Wilkes Booth. With the actor dead, Stanton's secret would remain forever hidden. But what was it he wanted hidden?
Dictionary of Superstitions by David Pickering
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,710. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » History » Social history
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms. A first-class source book for the historian, folklorist and casual reader alike, it also offers antidotes to some of the most feared taboos. Would you know what to do if you broke a mirror?
The Great Unknown King by Maxim Belsky
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,120. Language: Russian. Published: July 13, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The book offers a new look at the personality of the King of Prussia, Frederick the Great. Книга позволяет по-новому взглянуть на личность короля Пруссии Фридриха Великого - прославленного полководца, выдающегося политика и великого реформатора.
The Perfect Dictator Manual by Ghetau Gh. Florin
Price: Free! Words: 24,190. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Essay » Political(5.00 from 1 review)
The Perfect Dictator Manual is a shocking, revealing and interesting book. The author strips off myths and legends the personalities of the most sinister dictators: Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, or Ceausescu. At the same time, the functioning mechanisms of tyrannical regimes are highlighted. In other words, it is an essay on dictators, dictatorships and their true nature.
Atlantis: The Mother of Time by J. Robin E. Harger
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 50,590. Language: American English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Unitarian Universalism
The Great Pyramid was decommissioned through misadventure by Atlantis but it was built and encoded prior thereto by visitors as part of an undertaking that had driven them across the vast reaches of space. Reforming the stumbling proto-humans they had long-since departed leaving us to take up our own destiny in the mighty task of spreading human consciousness throughout the universe.
Holocaust Forgotten - Five Million Non-Jewish Victims by Terese Pencak Schwartz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Eleven million people were killed in the Holocaust. Almost six million of these were Jewish - Hitler's most recognized victims. But, five million were not Jewish. Who were these other victims? The author, a Jewish convert of Polish Catholic descent, whose uncle was murdered by Nazi soldiers, discovered that there are many non-Jewish survivors eager to share their stories.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale by Caitlind L. Alexander
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe, Nonfiction » History » European
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!
Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village by Bertrand Ménard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is magical in both senses of the word. Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village evokes, to be sure, its amazing history, much of it well-documented but some of it little-known. It also recounts recondite and inexplicable, perhaps supernatural stories surrounding the abbey.
Trekdiere by Piet Du Plessis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,600. Language: Afrikaans. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Die Afrikanervolk se geskiedenis is 'n roemryke geskiedenis. Dit is net jammer ons kinders leer nie meer van die geskiedenis nie. Hierdie boek is 'n poging om die Boerevolk se geskiedenis in een storieboek saam te vat. Volwassenes sowel as kinders sal die boek geniet, en daarna weer opnuut respek vir ons volk se geskiedenis hê.
1ed, Un único Dios - La biblia y el motivo de ser del pueblo elegido by Alberto Canen, Sr
Price: Free! Words: 111,240. Language: Spanish. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
EL PORQUÉ DE LA CREACIÓN DEL PUEBLO JUDÍO El pueblo elegido, ¿elegido para qué? Adán y Eva, ¿los primeros de la humanidad o simplemente los primeros del pueblo hebreo? Los judíos, ¿fueron el ejército de Dios? Si hay un sólo Dios, ¿qué pasó con los otros dioses de la antigüedad? Jesús: ¿es Dios o un profeta? ¿Para qué un Mesías? ¿Llegó el Mesías? ¿De qué libera Jesús a la humanidad?
Ten Essential Words by David Gwartney
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,010. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
Can the relevancy of the Christian faith and the answers to so many complex questions we face today be as simple as getting back to some of the basic tenants of the faith? This book attempts to reclaim the original intent of the Ten Commandments given in their ancient context and brings them forward as a healthy and relevant way to live in today’s world. The answers may surprise you.