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The Slope of Kongwa Hill: A Boy's Tale of Africa
By Tony Edwards
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Based on the author's memoirs, this novel picks up his story when, at age 9, as a result of his parents moving to East Africa, Tony finds himself bound for Kongwa School in January 1952. Located just south of the Maasai Steppe where was to be found every manner of game, exotic bird life, insects and reptiles, Kongwa provided a harsh if adventure-filled location in which to be educated and grow.
Safe at Last: Refugees in America
By Don Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,550. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Don Miller has interviewed over 2,000 refugees who escaped from danger from seven different countries. This is a book of their stories. Most of them went through incredible suffering and hardship in their native countries and on their way to America. This included ethnic cleansing, starvation, torture, beatings and long periods of incarceration.
The Marine from Mandalay
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees.
From the Antipasto to the Zabaglione - The Story of Italian Restaurants in America
By Mike Riccetti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
From the Antipasto to the Zabaglione tells the story of Italian restaurants in America. There is certainly more to Italian food in this country than what is found in its Italian-themed restaurants. But, it is an appealing tale in its own right, and one that has not yet been fully told. This fairly concise tome follows the food of the early immigrants to the diverse range of Italian eateries today.
The Crocodile's Teeth
By Sam Thaker
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 48,930. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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The evil thugs of Idi Amin's Uganda and the fanatical bombers and machine-gun-toting terrorists of Mumbai make The Crocodile’s Teeth a gripping tale of one man's survival and resourcefulness set against a background of tyranny, terror and hardship on two continents.
A Prince in Prison
By Sichos In English
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 46,020. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
The Previous Rebbe’s account of incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927.In this unparalleled historic first-person description the Previous Rebbe graphically documents the cold truth behind the cynical Stalinist facade of religious tolerance—midnight arrest, intimidation and interrogation, incarceration without trial, the humiliation of prison routine, the torture of dissidents, and so on.
CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale'
By Richard G Tomkies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Based on the true story of a schooner bound for North Queensland in 1864 wih a load of sawn lumber and wrecked in a cyclone. The crew escape in a crude boat built from the lumber, but are eventually captured by a tribe of wild Aborigines.Enslaved, all except the Captain survive their harsh treatment. Befriended by a small tribe of friendly pygmies who assist them to eventully escape to freedom.
Shooting Star: The First Attempt By A Woman To Reach Hawaii By Air
By Richard DuRose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Shooting Star is the story of Mildred Doran, who, in 1927 set her sights on becoming the first woman to fly from the West Coast of the United States to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles. She was a participant in the Dole Transpacific Air Race, which promised fame and fortune to the first aviator to land at Honolulu from Oakland, California. You know about Amelia Earhart, now learn about Mildred.
The Stone of Destiny: In Search of the Truth
By TempleofMysteries.com
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
"The Stone of Destiny" is the first book to explore the reasons behind the theft of the Stone of Scone in 1296 by King Edward I of England and to examine the validity of the myths and legends associated with its origins.
March! The Fight for Civil Rights in a Land of Fear
By Stephen Delear
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,820. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011 by Stephen Delear. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1929, the white citizens of Nacogdoches, Texas drove their African-American neighbors into a ghetto at the edge of town. The aftereffects of this event haunted the community for more than four decades.
The Christian Discovery of Tibet
By Joe Abdo
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 233,390. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Over the centuries Christian missionaries made their way east from Jerusalem through China. This reached a high point with the Portuguese in the 15th century. Jesuit missionaries accompanied the explorers as far as Japan and founded over 800 missions. This book ends with the astounding story of Padre António de Andrade who went over the Himalayas to Tibet where he founded a mission in 1625.
The Christian Discovery of Tibet
By Joe Abdo
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 233,390. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Over the centuries Christian missionaries made their way east from Jerusalem through China. This reached a high point with the Portuguese in the 15th century. Jesuit missionaries accompanied the explorers as far as Japan and founded over 800 missions. This book ends with the astounding story of Padre António de Andrade who went over the Himalayas to Tibet where he founded a mission in 1625.
The World of Patience Gromes
By Scott Davis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
"Without seeming to try, The World of Patience Gromes contributes as much to our understanding of the modern black inner-city as any book written in this decade." - Wall Street Journal
Souvenirs de guerre d’un jeune français.
By Olivier Duhamel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: French. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Témoignage vécu de la seconde guerre mondiale. 1939-1945
Swift Boat Down
By James Steffes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A Swift Boat is sunk by two rockets from an unidentified aircraft near the border between North and South Vietnam. It is June 15/16th, 1968, around midnight, and now five sailors are dead or missing. Two survivors and several witnesses report seeing lighted aircraft that move and hover like helicopters flying in the area. U.S. Jets are scrambled to the scene and report hits on enemy aircraft.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: The Army Field Manual (FM 1) The Soldier's Creed, The Army and the Profession of Arms, Army Organization (Professional Format Series)
By Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army Field Manual is a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine.
The Plague and The Fire
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,950. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book chronicles the horror and human suffering of two of the most terrible years in London's long history. 1665 brought the plague and cries of "Bring Out Your Dead" echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in Pudding Lane. James Leasor weaves in the first-hand accounts of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys, among others.
Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,000. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
James Leasor cleverly reconstructs events surrounding a brutal and unusual murder. It is 1943 and Sir Harry Oakes, the richest man in the British Empire, lies horrifically murdered at his Bahamian mansion. Although a self-made multi-millionaire, Sir Harry is an unlikely victim there are no suggestions of jealousy or passion. The Duke of Windsor gets involved.
Bouncing Outside
By Steve Cassady
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,030. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
From a unique perspective in crackling prose, Bouncing Outside narrates a wide range of subjects in flashback form set in the cockpit of a Kayak while paddling Northern California rivers and lakes. The book covers such subjects as NFL football when it was fun; the largest bank robbery in US history; and Howard Hughes' 1939 record-breaking around-the-world flight...
Katrina Wedding
By William Fulks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A true story from south Mississippi about a couple trying to keep their October wedding date after losing everything to Hurricane Katrina.