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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History... Summarized by J.J. Holt
Series: Boiled Down, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: American English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
This is a summary of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History..Summarized by J.J. Holt
The Diaries of Claire K. A Young Governess in Germany 1929-33 by Claire Kinross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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
Peter the Hermit by Isobel Veitch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
The story of Peter the Hermit’s involvement in the Frank – Byzantine – Sunni Seljuk Turk – Shia Fatimid Egyptian religious and territorial war of the late 11th century.
Starożytność. Kompendium wiedzy historycznej by Wlodzimierz Sochacki
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,090. Language: Polish. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dzieje Europy i świata w starożytności. W książce przedstawiono historię despotycznych monarchii Bliskiego i Dalekiego Wschodu, dzieje greckich miast-państw oraz historię imperium rzymskiego.
Steam Age Machines by R. R. Green
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
Hypatia: Her Life and Times by Faith L. Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » Ancient(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.
Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni by Laurel A. Rockefeller
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 » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women(3.83 from 6 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.
Średniowiecze. Kompendium wiedzy historycznej by Wlodzimierz Sochacki
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,450. Language: Polish. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval(5.00 from 1 review)
Dzieje Europy i Polski w średniowieczu. W książce omówiono początki państwa polskiego, okres rozbicia dzielnicowego i unię z Litwą. Scharakteryzowano także między innymi przebieg krucjat oraz wojny stuletniej.
My Letters Home from the Pacific War by Lt.(jg) Bill Starr USNR
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,420. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
These letters cover a great variety of war-time experiences, from terrifying near-death experiences on the beaches of Iwo Jima, and a kamikaze crash into the ship, to accounts of incredible adventures at Ie Shima, Osaka, Wakayama, Formosa and Shanghai.
A Luminous Future by Teodor Flonta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European(5.00 from 20 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
Lusitania Diary by Rick Fredericksen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
100 years after the Lusitania was torpedoed, a passenger’s diary was translated into English, revealing the story of an earlier journey aboard the doomed ocean liner. The author was a 33 year old Danish photographer, who describes his safe voyage to America; the hardships, joys and social life aboard the magnificent ship, seven years before disaster killed nearly 1,200 men, women and children.
Mary Queen of the Scots by Laurel A. Rockefeller
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
Queen Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved & controversial women in Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV & his wife Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary's status as heiress-apparent to Queen Elizabeth's throne paired with the violence of the Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic & poorly understood lives of the 16th century in this beautifully crafted biography.
The First Auto Laws in the United States by Silas Flint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
Stopping speeders by throwing logs in front of their car? Having a man walk in front of the car waving a red flag, to warn it is coming? Putting the initials of the driver on a piece of metal to act as his license plate? Giving a driver's license to anyone who has the use of both arms? These are but a few examples from this book of the first laws dealing with new-fangled automobiles.
Survive to Live Free by Christa Schmid-Wappler
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,820. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a heart-breaking insight into the personal experiences of a little girl growing up during World War II in East Germany. The author's memories reveal through a child's eyes the effect the war had on herself, her family and her friends and their struggle to survive and adapt to the lack of food, the Hitler Regime and the bombings.
The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi by GP Editors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by General Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil
Assembled with skill and sensitivity by social activist Homer A. Jack, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
Eugen Sanger’s Ramjet Powered Messerschmidt Me 262A-1a & Skoda-Kauba SK P.14-01 by David Myhra
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
“I have seen a great deal in my life, but nothing so astounding as the sight and sound of this roaring, flaming D-17Z in a power dive at over 420 mph (675.9 km/h).” Fritz Stamer, famed gliding pilot said after witnessing the flight of the early version of a Sänger ramjet engine operating in open air.
Muhammad: When Dementia Created the God of Insanity by James Creamwood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Muhammad is the Prophet of the Moon God Allah, and is the mold of every true believer of his system. He was an epileptic who had a vision and thought he was possessed by evil spirits, but others convinced him that he was a prophet of God. He assembled a band of cutthroats and murdered, raped, robbed, and even beheaded hundreds of innocent victims, while leaving a legacy of hatred and intolerance
Swift Boat Down by James Steffes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, 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.
Heroes of the RAF - No.50 Squadron by Rupert Matthews
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Key note: Thrilling real Life Accounts of Fighting in the Air from 1916 to the Falklands. No.50 Squadron was a leading RAF bomber squadron in World War II and bombed the Falklands in 1982.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards by David Vernon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Raise the term ‘history’ in a conversation in any group and half the participants will glaze over and talk about something else. Why? Is it because they think that history is a collection of dates or stories about musty, dusty, kings? Perhaps. Or perhaps they have never come across an anthology like this one — full of good writing and intriguing plots.