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My Son, My Son, Where Are You?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,580. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
A true story of an American soldier in WWII told through about 500 letters to his mother. Staff Sergeant Frank W. Brown, serving in the 12th Infantry Regiment, landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, and shortly after gave his life for the freedoms we enjoy today. The content of his letters depict life in the army in the 1941 to 1944 period and reflect the life of the family on the home front.
The Many Lives of Tania Laveder, Russian World War II Survivor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Tania Laveder was completing her first year of medical school in Krasnodar, Russia, when she was drafted into World War II. Captured in 1942 in Crimea, in the catacombs outside Kerch, she was transferred to Germany, then to Italy, and finally to France’s Côte d’Azur, where she set out to reestablish her life. Two-and-a-half generations later, Tania at last shares her remarkable story.
North Oahu Awakens
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever wondered how the local people behaved during the bombing of Pearl Harbor? This is a true story about 2 young boys growing up in the midst of military movements and battles on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The brothers grow up in the "up country" of the island amid superstition, juvenile detention housing, and military takeovers.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
Putin, the Russian Elite, and the Future of Russia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,950. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Asteroid Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » History » Russian
In this thoughtful monograph, the author traces how Russia’s character has shaped its evolution, with a particular focus on how the ruling “elite” has led the country from one disaster to another. An examination of Russia’s ruling circles since Lenin and the leadership selection process, reveals how and why Putin ascended to power, and how his policies are likely to shape the country’s future.
The Crescent and the Cross
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Two massive armies, two legendary leaders, two historic creeds, and one desperate battle that would determine the fate of Western Civilization for centuries to come….
The Old School : The Mid-Valley Elementary School in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,880. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / facility management
Plans to build the new Mid-Valley Junior-Senior High School in Throop, PA were put on hold indefinitely. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementary schools in Olyphant and Dickson City, and ordered them closed. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued.
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 86,870. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story: Last Man Hanged in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Early 20th Century British Injustice in Ireland. A century old Irish murder mystery is re-opened. Joseph Heffernan paid the ultimate price for the murder of Mary Walker in Mullingar, Ireland in 1909. Mary Walker was the innocent victim of a brutal murder. But was Joseph Heffernan also innocent of the crime?
Muslim Knights - Volume 2
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 4 ยท Muslim Knights, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
In this second volume of Muslim Knights you can read about Salman's advice on balancing one's life, the challenge a Roman Emperor issued to an Amawi Calipha, the disturbing dream of Abdullah bin Umar, the conversion of an entire tribe from Yathrib because of their leader Sa'ad bin Muathe, Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas' dealings with his controlling mother, and the serene wisdom of a Calipha's grandson.
The Blood-Soaked Woman at the Top of the Stairs: The True Crime of Grace Lusk
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
Summoned to the home of his mistress Grace Lusk by telephone, Waukesha veterinarian Dr. David Roberts found his wife, Mary, dying in the parlor, a bullet through her heart, and Grace bleeding from a self-inflicted wound, standing at the top of the stairs, where she held the police chief and a doctor at bay for over an hour before she shot herself again.
A Walking Tour of Moorestown, New Jersey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 3, 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 Moorestown, New Jersey 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.
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West brings us the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women.
Yellow Pearl - Eighteen short stories from the Stringybark Australian History Awards
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(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.
Massacre on Prospect Hill: The True Crime of Francis Lloyd Russell
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Hamilton, Ohio, was a notorious hide-out for Chicago gangsters in the era of Prohibition, and they brought with them vice and violence. The city's most horrific crime in that time had nothing to do with bootleg whiskey or fancy women, but with a hard-working bachelor trying to take care of his sick brother's family. He loved them so much, he would rather see them dead than homeless.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This summary of Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's Extreme Ownership details the attitudes and principles Navy SEAL teams develop to achieve their extreme combat mission goals, and how they can be applied to any organization or team.
Off Our Rockers - A Tale of Two Grannies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,700. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by John Northern. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
In 1983 Janis and Louis began their walk around the United States from Nevada to Washington DC to California and back to Nevada. Janis was 61/62, and Louise was 57/58. It took them more than a year to complete the journey, and during that time they were interviewed by President Reagan in the White House—wearing their backpacks and looking like mountain women.
History of Nicaragua, Precolonial Period
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,670. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by Sonit Education Academy. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Fiction » Adventure » General
Nicaragua Colonial Period, 1522-1820, Government, Politics, Economy, People. Throughout its history, Nicaragua has suffered from political instability, civil war, poverty, foreign intervention, and natural disasters. Governments since colonial times have been unable to bring stability and sustainable economic growth
Woman Slugged; Left for Dead: The True Crime of Handsome Jack Koetters
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
On November 14, 1912, house detectives at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago discovered the body of a woman in room 409 on a blood-soaked mattress. The labels in her clothing led police to Cincinnati, where Mrs. Emma Kraft, a highly-respected widow who had recently taken up with a much younger man of dubious reputation, one "Handsome Jack" Koetters, and a nationwide manhunt was on.
Sutton from Old Postcards
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Sutton County Dublin Ireland as seen through old postcards
The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia: John Singleton Mosby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
No name in the annals of the Civil War conjures a more romantic and awe-inspiring image than that of Confederate Colonel John Mosby of Virginia. Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James penned a unique look at this iconic figure as a way to share this real-life soldier's story with her fiction fans. Mosby was the model for her fictional character, Alexander Hunter, in NOBLE CAUSE.