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The Surge: General Petraeus and the Turnaround in Iraq - The Work of General David H. Petraeus to Quell Sectarian Violence
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
When General David H. Petraeus, USA, took command of Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) on February 10, 2007, beginning his 3d tour and 28th month in Iraq, the situation was grim. Increasing sectarian violence had led to an escalation of killings of civilians in Iraq, with up to 150 corpses being found daily in Baghdad.
Secret Genealogy III, From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians
Series: Secret Genealogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,990. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Do you ever wonder if you have Jewish ancestry? Do you have a Sarah, Rebecca or Joshua in your family tree? The third book in Suellen Ocean's genealogy series, "Secret Genealogy III, From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians," is a how-to for uncovering ancient Jewish ancestry. From Babylonia to Brooklyn, this book will have your curiosity up in no time.
Homestead on the Trask
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Nancy Maddux Thornton. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As the World enters the 20th century, a young boy and his widowed family survive...and thrive...in the primitive wilds of the Oregon Coast. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always enlightening, this is how our ancestors once lived. A vivid personal account, enriched by detailed ink sketches and photos by the author. Republished and distributed by Nancy Maddux Thornton, his daughter.
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument is a year-by-year look at the difficulties and delays in the construction of the Washington Monument, caused by the major social and political events surrounding the Civil War.
Shelter in the Southwest - Early Dwellings of the Borderlands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The prospect of building a house must have been daunting for early nineteenth century newcomers to the desert regions—no timber or stone, no iron hinges or window glass—a hundred things that seem necessities. It was here that residents already settled provided a model in the adobe house. Reeve-Kidney meticulously documents this fascinating chapter of of architectural history.
Dear Sergeant Honey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,360. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
A compilation of letters and diaries of a woman soldier in World War II. This is not a recollection or a retelling. The letters and diary entries are on a day-by-day basis as she lived it. Hildegarde Molnar was one of the select few of Women's Army Corps (WAC) service members to be sent overseas. She had a unique job as a court reporter for the Judge Advocate General's section.
Solitary: The History and Current Reality of Torture as a Means of Social Control Within Prisons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
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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.
Hồi ký cố vấn quân sự Trung Quốc
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,160. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Chúng tôi bắt đầu công bố dưới đây toàn văn tập hồi kí nhan đề GHI CHÉP THỰC VỀ VIỆC ĐOÀN CỐ VẤN QUÂN SỰ TRUNG QUỐC VIỆN TRỢ VIỆT NAM CHỐNG PHÁP (Hồi ký của những người trong cuộc), do Dương Danh Dy dịch và hiệu đính theo ấn bản 2002 của Nhà xuất bản Lịch sử Đảng Cộng sản Trung Quốc. Đây là lời kể của những người Trung Quốc đã sang Việt Nam thời gian 1950-1954 làm cố vấn trong cuộc chống Pháp.
The Tower Clock Stopped
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Pro Ecclesia Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
The Holy Roman Empire, led by Philip II of Spain, was persecuting the Protestants, and William I of Orange, revolted against this harsh rule in the Eighty Year War. This is a story about a surprise attack by the Spanish army on Sluis, a small city in a southern coastal province of The Low Countries, now known as The Netherlands.
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The California Trail through Battle Mountain was a hotbed of Indian-emigrant altercations and battles. The emigrants’ livestock had worn out and their food supplies were low. Here, they clashed with desperate Western Shoshone who had lost their food supplies and life style.
Canyons, Cutoffs and Hot Springs: Explore the California Trail Near Elko, Nevada
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
Follow the California Trail past trail intersections with the Secret Pass Trail, Hastings Cutoff and Greenhorn Cutoff. The trail meanders along a growing Humboldt River through the narrow confines of Carlin Canyon. Follow the end of the Hasting’s Cutoff from Overland Pass, having finally bypassed the Ruby Mountains, to finally emerge into the Humboldt River Valley.
Calatorie in lumea lui Marx
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: German. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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"Traveling in Marx's world" is a book about my father's experience in the communist gulag in Romania. He, Alexander Prodan was imprisoned between 1950 and 1956 and was a victim of the famous experiment which took place in the prisions of Pitesti, Aiud and Gherla.
Sailors' Yarns & Tavern Tales: Vanishings, Ghosts and Spooky Ships
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by Vicki Rutherford. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Ships found drifting with no crew aboard. Lighthouse keepers haunted by the Grey Lady. Ghosts of drowned sailors photographed swimming. Shiver me timbers! These twenty strange tales of mysterious disappearances and eerie events will leave you wondering. Whatever their authenticity, such sailors’ yarns from the past 400 years are always entertaining.
Grit, Grief And Gold: A True Narrative Of An Alaska Pathfinder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
Grit, Grief and Gold is an eyewitness account of M.J. Heney's railroad building in Alaska. Whiting was chief surgeon during construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route and Copper River & Northwestern Railway, as well as a good friend of "The Irish Prince of Alaska." This epub includes the original text and photos, an appendix that expands Whiting's account and additional photographs.
Social Unrest in the South Wales Coalfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book covers the trades unions disputes in the Coalfield from the start of the Industrial Revoltion until 1985.
The Crusades Again, a History of the 'Twins'.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,450. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
The ‘Cold War’ with Russia was mostly ended by 1990 and the new ‘War on Terror’ or 'Crusade' was secretly and methodically created, as this book shows. A new generational war was started. And....another generation of Americans was misled and lied to! See the terrorist formations for your self!
Medusa (La Gorgone di Chavin de Huantar)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: Italian. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Il 21 settembre di 3000 anni fa nelle Ande i sacerdoti aspettavano che il sole sorgesse ed illuminasse il loro tempio fino a penetrare nelle profondità dell’ipogeo dove aspettava di risorgere una divinità destinata a segnare la rinascita della civiltà mediterranea dopo l'epoca del Bronzo. Per i greci era Medusa, la Gorgone uccisa da Perseo ma in realtà era un Dio, il Dio di Chavin de Huantar.
Mexico
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 195,730. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Mexico is a history of that remarkable and fascinating country over the past one hundred years, since the outbreak of the Revolution in 1910. By combining chronological description with topical treatments of important aspects of Mexico's past it offers the reader a vivid impression of the depth of its experience and why it is so different from other countries.
37: The Year of Portent
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » World
1937 – from the flooded Ohio to the new Golden Gate Bridge, from bombed Guernica to newly-opened Buchenwald to the Rape of Nanking – was a year of portent. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss, the celebrated historians of the Titanic enquiries and of the coming of the Second World War, here survey that dread year, from Tolkien and Disney to war and terror. This is history in the grand manner.
Lakeland Hunting Memories - Volume Two
Series: Lakeland Hunting Memories, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European
This book is another dip into recollections of life in the English Lake District during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Ron Black was born and bred in the English Lake District, like his forefathers, and here relates some of his memories of hunting with hounds, competing in fell races, the heroic exploits of his family members, along with historical accounts written in the 1800s and earlier. 24,000 words.