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A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section One: Marching with Maps & Mapping the Shenandoah Valley
By Earl B. McElfresh
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This first section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping includes an introduction to the series as well as a description of the efforts by the opposing Confederate and Federal Armies to accurately map the logistically and strategically crucial valley sheltered between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.
Look Up, Asheville! A Walking Tour of the Montford District
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Asheville's Montford District is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Hypatia: Her Life and Times
By Faith L. Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Hypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant 5C scientist murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic killed by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Innovative mathematician or a geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of essays on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher.
The Huguenots Come To Ballyronan, Northern Ireland
By Hazlett Lynch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Hazlett Lynch. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The story of how the French Huguenots came to Ballyronan, Northern Ireland, in the late seventeenth century, what they achieved, and the local connections they established. Of interest social historians and lovers of Ireland and her history.
The UnHoly Church
By Stevetheblogger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Beset by scandal, implicated in money laundering, implicated in the $3.5 billion collapse of Banco Ambrosiano in 1982, accused of secretly transferring the whole treasury of the independent State of Croatia over to the Vatican bank after the end of World War II, this is the story of the most secretive bank in the world The Vatican Bank, the bank of "The Unholy Church"
Kampuchea, Year Zero
By Ray Kania
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
“Kampuchea, Year Zero” is my interview of a young Cambodian girl who survived nearly 4 years of Pol Pot, communist leader of the Khmer Rouge.
Revolution in Cairo (hour by hour story)
By Martha Lou
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
First edition. 'Life on Mohamed Mahmoud street goes at usual pace, just like on every other street in this district of the city – people go shopping, meet their friends, spend their time out on the roofs of old tenements. Everything is so „normal”. And then, on one winter day this „normality” disappeared and everything became completely different and this happened on the day of 25th January, 2011'
A Walking Tour of Fredericksburg, Virginia
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Fredericksburg, Virginia from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Treacherous Journey: Following Roosevelt down the River of Doubt
By Bob Martin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Explorer George M. Dyott was engaged to follow and photograph ex-president Roosevelt's route down the Amazon's River of Doubt. Roosevelt's 1914 trip nearly killed him. For Dyott to survive this journey he has to endure bandits, whitewater rapids, exhausting jungle portages, hostile cannibal Indians and maddening insects -- not to mention the loss of a canoe carrying the expedition's food supplies.
Combat Diary
By Steve Oualline
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Combat Diary By Emmett Jackson, Sergeant,18055437 * Combat Engineer * Located and disarmed German mines * Awarded the bronze star * On the front line during the Battle of the Bulge * Crossed the bridge at Remagen while it was still under fire. His story. In his own words. A powerful tail of strength and courage of an American soldier.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
By David Fiske
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.
Voices in Wartime Anthology
By Andrew Himes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,540. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Poetry, essays, interviews from witnesses to war. Soldiers and civilians give voice to the trauma, suffering, and longterm damage caused by war, and the need for the nation and community to accept the challenge of healing the wounds of war. Contributors include Jonathan Shay, Brian Turner, Jonathan Schell, Emily Warn, Wilfred Owen, Chris Hedges, Andrew Himes, etc.
A Brief Introduction to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
By Catherine Jaime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Lots of great information on the men (and woman...and baby...and dog...) who made the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Whether you are a history buff or just curious to know a little more about this important expedition, you are bound to enjoy the stories of this diverse group as they headed to the Pacific Ocean and back.
The Strange Life of Howard Hughes
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Howard Hughes was an obsessed man. He was obsessed with aviation and he was obsessed with sex, both conventional and bi-sexual. His relationships included some of the most famous names in Hollywood, both men and women, including Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Tyrone Power, Randolph Scott, and Jean Peters.
China, Class Collaboration, and the Killing Fields of Indonesia in 1965
By James Robb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
An investigation into the political background to the 1965 anti-communist slaughter of a million Indonesian workers and peasants, comparing that event to the 1927 Shanghai massacre by Chiang Kai-Shek, when Chiang turned on his supporters in the Chinese Communist Party and killed thousands.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 3 1942-1943
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This diary is the 3rd in a series of four volumes written by Ruby Side Thompson. They document her experience about World War Two in England and the London Blitz. The diaries are unique, written from a woman's experience during war time. They include Ruby's opinions written only for the privacy of her diary. Her views are often ahead of her time.
The Book of Poetry
By Sheldon Blair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Iconic black historical poem (in three parts), for kids of all ages, two medieval tales: 1) Dragon Slayer: A queen, a princess, a dragon, and a hero 2) Funkelstilskin: A play on the old fairy tale with a 21th century twist, starring the Wax to Gold disc jockey, Groovemaker. Musical, rhythmic poems. Plus, five assorted poems of love and laughter.
Letters Home: The Story of an Air Force Wife
By Glenda Helms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1970's, Glenda met the love of her life, Michael, a Sgt. in the Air Force. She left her family and all that was familiar to follow him to Italy where they married. During the next eight years, they were sent to Italy and Germany where their lives were filled with adventure, travel, hardships, and homesickness as they experienced the magic of Europe together.
“We Will Never Do An Unjust Act”: The Policies of Thomas Jefferson, Enacted by William Henry Harrison, that Forced a British Alliance with Tecumseh and Hastened War
By Jason Wallace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
A carefully researched work that shows how William Henry Harrison, thanks to the now seemingly racist plans of Thomas Jefferson, catapulted himself to the Presidency based on his greed for land and desire to push Native Americans from their lands.
Left by the Indians: Story of My Life
By Ethan E. Harris
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
This the eyewitness story of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train massacre. It is the single worst pioneer massacre in US history. Much like the Donner Party and the Paraguay soccer team, the 16 survivors of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train had to resort to cannibalism in order to survive their 45-day ordeal.