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The Unauthorized Autobiography of W.B.: The War Years (1933-1945) by Walter Bodlander
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This memoir by Walter Bodlander, in his 90s, reflects on his odyssey as young German Jew in the 1930s fleeing to Switzerland, France, Palestine and returning to his native Germany as an officer in the US Army. The book explores some of the psychological adjustments of a boy, raised in a fully assimilated German family, coming to terms with his Jewish ancestry. Full of self reflection and humor.
Calatorie in lumea lui Marx by Mircea Prodan
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: German. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography(4.00 from 1 review)
"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.
Entering the Great Basin: Explore the California Trail Through Wells, Nevada by Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
From the Parting of the Ways, where the Oregon and California Trails separated, this book follows the California-bound wagon trains. It describes sites such as the City of Rocks, Record Bluff, Goose Creek, Thousand Springs Valley, Humboldt Wells, and the Humboldt River.
Good Night Old Man by George Campbell
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by Dream Write Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Today, we still have radio and telephone – each very much advanced but telegraph collapsed in Canada on May 30th, 1972, and our beautiful language died. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, I worked and conversed in Morse code every day. For those born after 1972, Morse code was an electrical language people used to communicate with one another all over the world. I left it in the final decade of its life.
Mountains, Grass and Water: Explore the Hastings Cutoff and Overland Trail through Ruby Valley, Nevada by Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
This book follows two historically important trails, the Hastings Cutoff and the Overland Trail, through the lush Ruby Valley of Nevada. Historian Charles Greenhaw describes the vivid history of this valley shadowed by 11,000-foot peaks of the Ruby Mountains. It is a valley once visited by such western notables as John Fremont, Kit Carson, Lansford Hastings, George Donner and Samuel Clements.
Landmine Detection: A Survey of Relevant Technologies and Market Analysis by Mobius Software Development, LLC
Price: $29.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
Landmines are indiscriminate weapons, harming soldiers and civilians alike. They remain viable long after the conflict has ended, killing and injuring civilians and leaving large areas of land unusable for decades. This report performs a survey of technologies used to detect buried landmines and provides a market analysis of the humanitarian demining landscape.
De Keizerin van Mexico by Guy Didelez
Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 16. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,960. Language: Dutch. Published: December 27, 2012 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Cannes, juni 1882. De 15-jarige Maxime wordt ontvoerd en naar zijn echte moeder gebracht: Charlotte, zus van de Belgische koning Leopold II, ooit Keizerin van Mexico. Ze wordt nu gevangen gehouden in het kasteel van Boechout bij Meise, omdat ze waanzinnig geworden zou zijn. Een heerlijk romantische historische thriller, oorspronkelijk verschenen als jeugdroman, van Patrick Bernauw en Guy Didelez.
Jeffersonian Oppression: How the third president foreshadowed and shaped modern U.S. imperialism by Dustin Lewis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
'Jeffersonian Oppression, How the Third President Forshadowed and Shaped Modern U.S. Imperialism' relates recent controversies surrounding the third president to larger historic qualities of the United States.
Sailors' Yarns & Tavern Tales: Vanishings, Ghosts and Spooky Ships by Vicki Rutherford
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.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America? by Cullen Gwin
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him. Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red. Read about Leif's life in this book.
Any Fool Can Let Out String by William Gardner
Price: Free! Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
ANY FOOL CAN LET OUT STRING is a short story, a memoir as it were, of a time in the author’s life when the importance of family trumped the pursuit of the daily grind. Readers will find the piece humorous and engendering a maybe-I-should-try-to-do-something-like-that reaction. This work is by the same older gentleman whose “way with words” was revealed in his other works.
Grit, Grief And Gold: A True Narrative Of An Alaska Pathfinder by ANDY BARNETT
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
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 by Ray Lawrence
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'. by Dennis J. Foley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,450. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs
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!
America in World War II: A History Just for Kids! by BookCaps
Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 20. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is going to teach you more about one of the most important period of human history: it was a time a huge part of the human race was actively working to support this war, either fighting in it, helping the soldiers, of keeping the country running until the soldiers came home. Ask your parents if anyone in your family fought in World War Two, and try to imagine what it was like for them
The Ten Worst Wild West Outlaws by Alton Pryor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The outlaws rampaged through the countryside, often killing, raping, or mutilating their victims. While all were finally captured, it sometimes took the wiles of the best western lawmen or troops of soldiers to bring the villains to justice.
Medusa (La Gorgone di Chavin de Huantar) by Sauro Barducci
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.
Operation Millpond: U.S. Marines in Thailand, 1961 - Air America Covert Operations, Udorn Airfield, Pathet Lao, President John F. Kennedy, MABS-16 by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,830. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This operation highlights the role that the small country of Laos played in the foreign policy calculations of the newly elected U.S. president, John F. Kennedy.