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False Steps: The Space Race as It Might Have Been by Paul Drye
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.
Sam Smith, Star-Spangled Hero: The Unsung Patriot Who Saved Baltimore & Helped Win the War of 1812 by Robert Dudley
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!
The Swastika and the Maple leaf by Lita-Rose Betcherman
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.”
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA by Tod Hoffman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage, Nonfiction » History » North America
Written with a novelist’s panache, this is the true story of the Chinese spy who penetrated the CIA, and for 30 years revealed America’s intelligence secrets to his masters in Beijing. Larry Chin, the CIA’s top Chinese linguist, was China’s top spy. “A successful cloak-and-dagger reenactment of the FBI sting that exposed a Chinese-American double agent in 1985, “ said Kirkus.
General Miranda's Wars: Turmoil and Revolt in Spanish America, 1750-1816 by Denis Smith
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » South American, Nonfiction » History » Military
Before Simon Bolivar, there was Francisco de Miranda who plotted to free Spain’s colonies in South America. Roaming the world, he cajoled funds from the powerful, including Britain’s William Pitt and Russia’s Catherine the Great. But Miranda’s invasion of New Spain in 1806 was a painful fiasco. He died a prisoner in a Spanish dungeon and the way was now clear for Bolivar’s eventual triumph.
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32 by Lita-Rose Betcherman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
План Сталина: Борьба за войну и против политики мира. 1927–1946. Книга 2. Запланированное поражение и Катынь by Albert Seidel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,650. Language: Russian. Published: May 2, 2016 by Inputmax Ltd.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century(5.00 from 2 reviews)
В книге 2 рассматриваются события начального периода войны Германии и СССР. Автор доказывает, что поражения Красной Армии были следствием исполнения заранее продуманного плана. Нападение Гитлера освободило Сталина от договора с Германией и создало условия для союзнических отношений с Великобританией и США. Это и было целью Сталина. События Катыни доказывают справедливость этой концепции.
План Сталина: Борьба за войну и против политики мира. 1927–1946. Книга 3. Политика обмана. by Albert Seidel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,060. Language: Russian. Published: May 14, 2016 by Inputmax Ltd.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Когда Сталин создал свой план? Какова была его главная цель? Когда и как он начал его реализовывать? В чем состоял этот план? Каковы были его этапы? Как Сталин добился его осуществления? Что было целью Сталина — победа над Германией или расширение границ коммунистической империи? На все эти все эти вопросы читатель получит исчерпывающие ответы из этого исторического исследования.
Passing Strangeness by Paul Drye
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
An Essential History of China: Why it Matters to Americans by William John Cox
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,460. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Who are the Chinese people? How do they think? What experiences have shaped their attitudes? Why should it matter to Americans? Dedicated to Peace in the Pacific, An Essential History of China provides critical information for both the American and Chinese people, as well as their leaders, and it prescribes an effective cure for the political illnesses suffered by both
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1 by Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ruby Side Thompson, an ordinary woman living during the World War ll London Blitz bombing blasts history out of the realm of dry, dusty names and dates and places the reader in the midst of the terrifying events as they unfold. This is very important documentation and will have tremendous appeal to those who have an avid interest in the effect of the war on ordinary citizens.
The Sacred History of Being by Thomas Yaeger
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.
Coleshanger by Thomas Corfield
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,770. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » European
“If it can be said a village has a life, then this is a biography.” Norman Williams (1908-1969)
My Son, My Son, Where Are You? by William Brown
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.
Chariot of Knowledge: The Lost History of the Ancient Olympic Games by Sandra Rato & Ivo Rato
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016 by Sandra Rato. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics
“Chariot of Knowledge” finally reveals the long-hidden story of the wider traditions that the Ancient Olympics were just one part of. Based on years of research into ancient sporting events and European mythology, it connects the famous games to a nigh-universal set of mystical beliefs that reach all the way back to the roots of Indo-European civilisation.
Un viitor luminos by Teodor Flonta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,170. Language: Romanian. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial s-a sfârşit dar vieţile ţăranilor din Lupoaia, un sătuc din Transilvania, sunt răvăşite de impunerea unor schimbări draconice şi fără sens de către un nou regim care doreşte să creeze un om nou, pentru o societate nouă. Guvernul totalitar recent instalat ameninţă să elimine familia Flonta, declarându-l pe Pavel, tatăl lui Teodor, chiabur – “duşman al poporului”.
Mysterious World: World Famous Mysteries Solved by Albert Jack
Price: $2.60 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
From the best-selling author of Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for my Salad & They Laughed at Galileo. Albert Jack's Mysterious World is a collection of the world's most famous and puzzling mysteries.
Pleasuring Your Woman in Kamasutra and Kamasastras by Ravi Soni
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: American English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Sexual psychology, Nonfiction » History » Asian
This book condenses the wealth of experience and expertise of Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra and eleven other kamasastras into a simple, essential guide book. It elaborates on the principles and philosophy that underlie the famous Kamasutra and other kamasastras and, in doing so, offers nothing less than the definitive methods for pleasuring a woman.
Bangkok People by James Eckardt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,020. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The profiles, mostly written for the Manager Magazine, before the 1997 Asian Economic Crisis of which the magazine ended up a victim, was from the time of Bangkok booming. Will it ever get quite up to those good-time heights again? Dig in and enjoy these vignettes of the real people who populated this wonderful city.
Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom and Democracy by Joseph Plummer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
If you’ve ever suspected that “democratic governments” can be secretly manipulated and controlled, this book is for you. (It will both confirm your suspicions and show you how it’s done.) However, if you’ve accepted the schoolhouse version of Western democracy, the meticulously footnoted facts presented in this book are sure to turn your worldview upside down. (Read at your own risk.)