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Hitler's Great Mistake: Not the Invasion of the USSR but the Declaration of War on the United States of America
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
Hitler's Great Mistake will force you to rethink the momentous second half of 1941 when the world hung precariously in the balance. Germany declared war voluntarily on both the USSR and the USA. One action was a rational gamble, the other a mistake of epic proportions that redrew the map of the post-war world with effects that reverberate to this day.
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Rambo and Me: The Story Behind the Story, an essay (The David Morrell Cultural Icon Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Award-winning author David Morrell created the character of Rambo in his 1972 novel, First Blood, which has been called “the father of the modern action novel.” Rambo went on to become one of the five most recognized thriller icons, along with Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. In this in-depth essay, for the first time Morrell tells the full story about how the novel and Rambo were created.
Hypatia: Her Life and Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Essay » Literature
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism. If you can't tell your materializations from your Mumlers, or never realized just how physical ghost-grabbing could get, then this may well be the perfect book for you.
World War I: A Ducksters Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,220. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Military & Wars, Nonfiction » History » War
This book about World War I is brought to you by the makers of the popular children's educational website Ducksters. Inside the book, you will learn about the events and battles of World War I. You will read about what caused the war, the countries involved, and how the war shaped the world. You will also discover what life was like in the trenches and about the world leaders of the time.
Baldoyle 1911 - The Census Year
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A look at the ordinary events in this north Dublin village in the year of the taking of the census, 1911. The book contains a description of events in Baldoyle and its hinterland as well as an analysis of the people who lived here, their family groupings and dwellings. Also includes statistics of marital status, occupations, children etc.
Look Up, Asheville! A Walking Tour of the Montford District
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Kate tells of the little-known history and culture of the Gypsies in Australia from the First Fleet to the present day. By drawing on the oral history of the Romani and the written word of the non-Gypsies, her cultural heritage and five years of recent itinerant research, she reveals how this maligned, landless, ethnic nation has brought the best of their culture to share with their neighbours.
*(Holy) War: How the Crusades Almost Killed Christianity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Theology
Were the Crusades a legitimate attempt by Christendom to recapture a holy city, or merely a strategy employed by the Western Church to regain control of a religion in schism? This controversial question is explored through the annals of historical record, from multiple viewpoints.
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. More than just a harrowing tale of survival and hope. What makes this story special is its unique three-dimensional depth. A retired Rabbi and educator, the author masterfully weaves personal memoir into historical context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition. Dov Beril Edelstein was Auschwitz inmate #A7868. This is his story.
Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » History » Ancient
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Why is The Morrígan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know! In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain -- until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever. Whispersyncs to audio edition.
Foy Short, A Life in Southern Africa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Biography of Foy Short, a pioneer evangelist who lived in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe from 1922 through 1995. The book explores not only the traditional hazards he faced as a “missionary” (wild animals, primitive tribesmen and dangerous travel) but also the doctrinal and spiritual challenges that he had to battle in establishing churches of Christ and training African teachers.
We Rise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
(5.00 from 1 review)
As the rights & minds of black people are continuously undermined; we fail to realize that the battle is not with other races; its with our own identity. This powerful eBook addresses the change black people must individually address to grow collectively.
The Diaries of Claire K. A Young Governess in Germany 1929-33
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
These are from the diaries of Claire Kinross, my mother.My sister and I knew that our mother was an author and poet, but it wasn't until after her death in l991 that we discovered her journals written in her small neat handwriting in black hand bound books.They gave an intriguing and honest look into the young woman that we had never known, while she was a governess in Germany from 1929 to 1933
Sniping in France: Winning the Sniping War in the Trenches
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » War
In this absorbing account Major Hesketh-Prichard tells the story of those duels, the genesis of scout sniping, the ruses invented to lure an enemy out into the open, and the founding of the first British army sniping school.
Temporary Warrior WW II Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
TEMPORARY WARRIOR, WW II MEMOIR is an account of the author’s WW II days from Army Specialized Training through his days on the front line with the 103rd Division. He fights through the Vosges Mountains in France, where they breach the Siegfried Line, entering Germany. At war’s end he is in the Brenner Pass. The short epilog recounts his Company reunions through the years.
A Walking Tour of Swampscott, Massachusetts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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 Swampscott, Massachusetts 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.
Journeys into the Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology
'I have made many intriguing journeys into this land, its sacred places and its hidden past. I was always dissatisfied with the history of New Zealand we were taught at school... I felt short-changed. I couldn't understand why the Maori accounts were not an accepted part of the past, part of a truth that revealed a deeper history' - Gary Cook, explorer. This book reveals some of that truth.
Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
A fascinating, lively account of toilets, tubs, and sanitation systems with intriguingly catchy chapter titles from "Splish, Splash, the First Bath," "The Queen's Toilet," "Ugh, Gross!" to "Bathrooms Beyond Belief." This updated ebook edition underscores the need to raise global awareness that 2.6 billion people live without proper and sustainable sanitation.