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Against the Odds The Story of The Hollies FCJ Convent School, 1852 - 1985
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Price: Free! Words: 59,840. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
"Education, education, education" is not a new clarion call; it was the guiding principal of the FCJ, the basis of their philosophy. They felt that the only way to change society was through a good education. "Against The Odds" is an exploration of women's education through the history of one school in Manchester, England,
The History of Waterloo Station
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The definitive history of Britain’s busiest rail terminal, written by a long term commuter to the station and bulging with illustrations.
Rifles of Elm Street: History Takes a Detour
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,650. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
THE RIFLES OF ELM STREET: HISTORY TAKES A DETOUR Who killed President John F. Kennedy? The Dallas Police closed the case on the afternoon of November 24 1963, and it was closed again as Election Day 1964 approached by the Lyndon…
Homemade Thunder: War on the South Coast 1861-1865
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Bloody warfare raged along the South Atlantic coast from 1861 until 1865, much of it overlooked in the headlines of the day, later quickly and happily forgotten. But it happened, American against American, brother against brother, father against son, neighbor against neighbor along the quiet tide creeks and hidden inlets and across the trackless, sighing green marshes.
Pirates and Raiders of the Southern Shore
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Near-forgotten now, the blood-stained legends of the pirates and buccaneers who prowled the high seas and endless coasts of the South Atlantic during the Golden Age of Piracy, 1680 to 1720, live to burn, pillage, and destroy again in this amazing book.
The Wrong Sort Of Fish Oil
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,620. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Whilst researching an earlier book Railway Passenger Stations In England, Scotland And Wales: A Chronology, author M. E. Quick came across a huge amount of fascinating information, which though not relevant to a factual guide to railway stations, he felt would provide the basis of a future work.
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. More than just a harrowing tale of survival and hope. What makes this story special is its unique three-dimensional depth. A retired Rabbi and educator, the author masterfully weaves personal memoir into historical context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition. Dov Beril Edelstein was Auschwitz inmate #A7868. This is his story.
Myths and Legends
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,320. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Many ancient legends in circulation, either through verbal story-telling, ancient script or paintings, have assisted the human race in understanding the complex world we live in, even if they have been embellished over the years.
Leaders who Changed the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 149,930. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
It takes charisma and inspiration to lead any group of people. Leaders who Changed the World explores the lives and careers of such extraordinary individuals as Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Some have slogged and suffered in order to change the world for the better, while others, like Adolf Hitler or Osama Bin Laden have only succeeded in damaging humanity.
Gladiators
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Around 180 CE, in the lavish amphitheatres of the Roman Empire, trained gladiators entertained vast audiences by fighting to the death. Armed with a sword, a lance or a harpoon, the gladiator faced his opponent: a wild animal ready to strike, or a condemned criminal looking to save his own life.
Fugitives
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,600. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Heather Tallchief escaped from the USA with the man she loved and $2.5 million that didn't belong to her. She must have been on an incredible high. However, the buzz didn't last long. Soon after she and Roberto Solanis landed in Amsterdam to start their new life together, her lover vanished with the loot.
Freedom Fighters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,300. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Throughout the course of history, freedom fighters have been many and varied as have the motivations and the successes of the revolutions they attempted and inspired. Whether their beliefs were correct or misplaced, the courage to fight for the cause has always been the common denominator.
Conquistadors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,580. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
In the sixteenth century the King of Spain issued his soldiers with a three-pronged mission: to find gold, spread the word of Christianity and claim new territories for Spain. The Conquistadors, as they became known, set off into the world to do just that, and nothing was to stand in their way. Some say that the discovery of the New World is the greatest event in history.
Conflicts that Changed the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 163,040. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Conflict and warfare is perpetual in the world today. It has always been like that. The history of the human race is the history of conflict. Conquest and glory versus death and destruction. Who takes us to war and why? This book traces world history through the conflicts that changed the world.
Angels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,290. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
Over 50 per cent of Americans and over one third of British people believe that we all have a guardian angel that protects us throughout our lives. More people believe in these divine bodyguards than in global warming. It is truly astonishing how many spiritually aware people have seen or sensed an angel’s presence at a time of contemplation or hardship.
Amidst the Shadows of Trees: A Holocaust Child’s Survival in the Partisans
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Gihon River Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Miriam M. Brysk’s memory is remarkably sharp, distinguishing this memoir from many others. At 7, she and her parents escaped the Lida ghetto to join Jewish partisans in the Lipiczany Forest. Hunted by German soldiers, she experienced childhood terror that lingers with her. Her father, a surgeon, saved hundreds of lives and helped build and supervise a partisan hospital in the swamps of the forest.
The Wounded Eagle: Volume 2
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Series: The Wounded Eagle, Book 2. Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 116,120. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
The second volume of a multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing the Mexican Drug War in the first half of 2011, January to June, 2011
La última marcha. El capitán Scott en el Polo Sur
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 187,100. Language: Spanish. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Hace un siglo tuvo lugar en la lejana Antártida un drama que conmocionó a sus contemporáneos y cautivó la imaginación de varias generaciones. El destino del capitán Scott y sus compañeros es parte de una historia épica de lucha y muerte, triunfo y fracaso, ambición, amistad, esperanza y decepción.
Thinking Through the Cold War
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Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Thinking Through the Cold War is the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in at the end of World War II through the organization’s diversification from military into social welfare research and policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book uses RAND as a window on the interaction among national security and social welfare policy making in Cold War America.
From Paupers to iPads
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Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A journey through seven generations, tracing a family's changing fortunes from the woollen mills of Yorkshire and the shipyards of Wales, through two world wars and into the hi-tech world of the 21st century