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C.I.A. GUATEMALA 1957-1959: MY WORK AS AN AGENT by Wesley W Craig
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America
A young contract agent's description of his role in Guatemala following the 1957 assassination of Pres. Castillo Armas who had led the C.I.A. backed revolt against the popularly elected President ,Jacobo Arbenz. It underscores efforts of the U.S. to assure that the next president would continue to support U.S. interests in the area.
What the Q? Attempting to Answer the Synoptic Problem by Jareb Collins
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Who wrote the Bible? What does "Synoptic Gospel" mean? Where did all the information in the Bible come from? This text briefly addresses these questions, and more.
Casanova's Winning Ticket by Alan Donald
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics(5.00 from 1 review)
Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
Edge of Disaster by Val Vogel, Jr., CLU, ChFC, MSW
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
Hurricane Katrina was a tragedy for many, but did birth a great revival in energy and enterprise for the area, and for me. Many from the New Orleans area have their "Katrina stories," and this is mine.
Tatarepo - Ryan Family History by JimRyan15
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Thought I should jot down a few notes on the Ryan history during when the family farmed at Tatarepo, Bayswater, Southland. It is not trying to be Pulitzer Prize winner stuff and is in no particular chronological order. Obviously there is more information and photos from the later years but thankfully the earlier generations did retain some of the photos from that era.
A Brief History of the Intertestamental Period by Jareb Collins
Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Ever wonder what happened in the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments? This compact reference guide will provide a cursory overview of the Bible's "time of silence".
The Case For Ordinary People In National History: Towards New Narratives Of Australia’s Past by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 12,720. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
The settlement of Australia and New Zealand were among the most ambitions experiments in social engineering ever attempted. But the hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who made it happen are often absent from the standard histories. This is my case for including ordinary people in national history throught an emerging genre of history known as the ‘new history from below’.
Bowe Bergdahl: A U.S. Soldier imprisoned by the Taliban by lorenzobalotelli
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bowe Robert Bergdahl (born March 28, 1986) is a United States Army soldier who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014. The circumstances under which Bergdahl went missing and how he was captured by the Taliban have since become a subject of intense media scrutiny.
Location of Eden: A New Discovery: A Latest Geographical and Historical Study of Eden by Abraham Benhur
Price: Free! Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography, Nonfiction » History » World
The Bible reveals two Edens – the spiritual Eden and the physical Eden. God, Adam, Eve and Satan all dwell in the spiritual Eden, as mythical symbols. There is also the physical Eden in which flowed rivers that continue to flow today. A careful inquiry into their sources would lead us to the actual location of Eden, the geographical entity.
Story of Prophet David AS & Prophet Solomon AS In Islam by Muham Taqra
Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This book is about story of Prophet David AS (Sulaiman AS) & Prophet Solomon AS (Sulaiman AS) In Islam faith. Based From Al-Hadist & the Holy Quran. Solomon remains one of the most commemorated and popular holy figures in Islam. Muslim tradition further maintains that, along with prophet David AS (Dāwūd AS) and Dhul-Qarnayn AS, prophet Solomon AS was one of three great monarchs of all time.
Sydney Under Siege: As It Happened 15 December 2014 by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
I work in the building next to the Lindt Café. Shortly after news of the Siege broke, I found myself locked out. Gradually, I realised my usual day had been pulled out from under me. For the first time, I had become a witness to history. This is my account of the day terrorism returned to Sydney. It is based partly on contemporaneous notes I scribbled on the day.
America: One Nation, Under Heavy Divide by Bryan Fitzmartin
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Are we one people, and one America? Or is there much more to it than that? Presidents like FDR, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan; are elections like those that created these great men even possible in the 21st Century? Or are we left to spin the tale of Presidents, Elections, and aspects of American History itself gone by, and therefore, never to be seen by anyone again?
The Duties of a King by Manu Datta
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Arthashastra is an ancient Sanskrit treatise on statecraft, economic pollcy and military strategy. We present a small excerpt from this book, in an illustrated and light reading format. This excerpt describes the duties that a king must perform, over the course of each day and night, divided into sixteen periods. Flip through the life of a King, twenty three centuries ago.
Inside the Government: Conspiracy Theory Edition by AwesomeOpossum
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Investigations of different conspiracy theories involving the United States Government. These conspiracy theories include: September 11, 2001, population control, crack cocaine, AIDS, and assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
World War II memoirs by Phil Wheeler
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
More than 16 million Americans fought in World War 2; there were 290,000 casualties. The average length of service was 16 months. Many of these men were no more than boys when they went to war – some were not even 18 years old. Yet, they fought, and died, to insure our freedom. Most came home to relative obscurity, but they should not be forgotten. They are Heroes.
The Mayers - Book Three Of A Series Of Short Books Recording Some Of The Family History Research Carried Out By Kath And Phil Walton by Phil Walton
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The third in a series of short books which recording the Walton family as researched by Phil Walton. Most of the ancestors are from North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop by Jim Morris
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Military
Jim Morris (author of War Story) published his story about the making of the Disney movie, Operation Dumbo Drop, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, about the efforts of the Green Berets in transporting elephants (hence "Dumbo") via helicopter over the Vietnamese jungle while the war was going on. Pretty crazy...and based on a real event! Turns out making the movie was every bit as difficult.
Infoboxx Book of Sikaman Awards by Nana Awere Damoah
Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is a collection of Sikaman Awards from 2010 to 2014, supported by Infoboxx. The awards are compiled annually, using social media. It is meant to be fun but also chronicle the events of each year in Ghana.