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The Warriors Macabbee (The story of Channukah)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,680. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This is a historical story about Mattathias and his sons the Macabbees. Its during the reign of the evil greek king Antiochus IV who in 165 BC concured holy land and try to force their people to convert to their gods/beliefs. The holy land was ravaged, people murdered woman and children made into slaves and the holy temple destroyed. The Macabbees fight back and against astronomical odds and won
The Bellini’s of Gifford Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
My wife caught me in a weak moment when she asked if I would write a book about her family, the Bellini's proved quite a challenge as many of the likely contributors are no longer with us. The unknown family history that evolved in Australia and the mystery that still surrounds the reasons for the name changes, from Burley to Bellini to this day we can still find no record of Ivan's birth.
Shooters, Trappers & Poisoners
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 25,310. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shooters, Trappers & Poisoners explores the world of Australian doggers & rabbiters as they wage war on two of Australia’s most familiar feral animals, dingos, its mixed-breed descendants & the feral rabbit. Beginning in the 19th century, two paths emerge: one is the lucrative industry of selling pelts & carcasses while the other is the practical requirements for eliminating wild dogs and rabbits.
A Long Way From Tipperary: A Journey of Morrisseys, Ryans, Heffernons, and Agnews to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,050. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Combining memoir with family history, A Long Way From Tipperary is the narrative of an Irish immigrant family that managed to survive the Great Hunger and then make the perilous journey to America in the 1850s. It is also the story of a young person’s coming of age in the 1950s and wishing to put his own life into the context of ancestors who blazed the trail.
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.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History... Summarized
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
Sam Smith, Star-Spangled Hero: The Unsung Patriot Who Saved Baltimore & Helped Win the War of 1812
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Sam Smith saved America in the War of 1812! Discover how our nation was preserved in the "second war for independence." 200 years ago, the British sought to retake America and almost succeeded, until they met 62 year old Sam Smith, Major General, sitting U.S. Senator, owner of a shipping company in Baltimore, and distinguished veteran of the American Revolution. Meet this Star-Spangled Hero today!
Agent ZEMLIAK: The Spy Who Stayed in the Cold.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,380. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The spying Cold War started ten years before U2 pilot Gary Powers was exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In 1952 the Soviets had an Australian agent codenamed ZEMLIAK with access to US and British secrets. This is the true story of how VENONA intelligence identified Soviet spies in Australia, and how in response the Australians managed to encourage the defection of a senior Soviet spy who named ZEMLIAK.
Shattered China Dream
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 245,870. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Asian
For 100 years, three generations of the author’s Anglo-Chinese family lived in China. They were unfairly treated due to their mixed blood, particularly in the era of Mao. After more than 20 years of studying, researching and verifying Chinese Modern History as well as family history, the author tells a remarkable true story of three generations living in China and tracing their British ancestry.
From Baron To Battler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The story of Dr CUD Schrader and his family who migrated from Schleswig-Holstein to Australia in 1853. Included is the diary of his son Ludwig written in 1873-74 and extensive information about members of the family with family trees for several generations. This book is a companion volume to 'The Schrader Letters' and gives more information about the family, their lives and their homes.
False Steps: The Space Race as It Might Have Been
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / General, Fiction » Historical » General
A popular history of the many spacecraft that might have taken us to space, but that fell short for one reason or another. Based on meticulous research from the best available sources, including those long kept secret in Russian archives. With more than two dozen images and diagrams of the space projects that never quite got off the ground.
Outpost A Doctor on the Divide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,740. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
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This book recounts the story of "The Doctor". Gweneth Wisewould gives a personal historical view of the people, their lives and illnesses, the beauty and ferocity of the local environment and great difficulties being the sole doctor practising in all weathers and harsh conditions. She forsake personal wealth to give her life to treat her patients in the Australian community in Central Victoria.
The Sacred History of Being
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,510. Language: British English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Did the ancient Greeks invent philosophy, and the concept of Being? That has been the conventional wisdom for many years. In fact philosophy is very old, and its presence can be traced in other cultures in the Ancient Near East, at least as far back as the middle of the 2nd Millennium B.C.E. Thomas Yaeger explores the ancient cultural significance and context of philosophy before the Greeks.
His Life Worth Living
Series: Memoirs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,740. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Historiography
Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. ≈ Napoleon Hill ≈ Courage, determination, independence are some of the words to describe George Burtenshaw. His passing, aged one hundred and two years and a half truly showed inspiration with such self-determination, willpower and a ‘what he wanted attitude’ combined with a deep love for his huge family. Born in 1911
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
Passing Strangeness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,690. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
If you're an aficionado of weird history you know about the Voynich Manuscript, but how about the Rohonc Codex? Care for something a bit different, something that explores things no-one has heard about? Unrepentant Rebels once tried to kidnap Lincoln's body, for example, and there's a copy of the Eiffel Tower under the foundations of Wembley Stadium. Meticulously researched and 100% historical
A Civil War Diary A soldier’s journey home and more Diary of First Lieut. Abner Reuben Cox of the Palmetto Sharpshooters of South Carolina
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the diary of my great great grandfather Abner Reuben Cox of Belton, South Carolina. This is his Civil War Journal that he kept starting in about April 1865. He was first Lieut. in the Palmetto sharpshooters of South Carolina.
The Mohammed Code
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,900. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » World
Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, and Adolph Hitler tried to take over the world. All of them failed. Yet an illiterate desert prophet enabled his followers to hammer together an empire 11 times the size of Alexander the Great’s conquests, 5 times the size of the Roman Empire, and 7 times the size of the USA. How did Mohammed pull it off? And how does his success threaten you and me?
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 559,550. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
"2016" focuses on current and historical events and issues of war and peace, economics, power, international relations, philosophy and spirituality. I'm Jerry Alatalo, author of "2016", and hope readers become more aware and optimistic as a consequence of my humble work. The title was chosen to suggest the classic "1984" by a Mr. Orwell - now "updated" with a new hopeful perception of the world.
Hang on and Fly: A Post-War Story of Plane Crash Tragedies, Heroism, and Survival
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,920. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The most incredible year of plane crash tragedies in North America is told through a brave stewardess, a farmer's wife, and two passengers whose heroism and survival is unmatched in modern American aviation history.Spared a deadly crash that killed 26 others, and lost for days without rescue, their plight reached all the way to the White House and changed passenger aviation safety rules forever.