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Jim's Unsung Heroes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Fiction » Biographical
The Battle of the Bulge was a critical battle in the war against Hitler's Nazis. Soldiers fought and died every day in the dead of winter. And when a grenade fell into his foxhole, Jim thought he was surely dead. What happened next was nothing short of heroic... Note: This tale of survival & family was based on previously unpublished memoirs by the late James C. Kerns, a former Army sergeant.
The Lynn's of Tennessee Ave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,070. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
The time had arrived to document the history of our family before the opportunity was lost, how did the Lynn’s and the Rose’s first arrive in New Zealand? How did they come to settle in the King Country, and why did they move to the city? The memoirs of my siblings as they were growing up, how each of their families developed, and the recollections of our children of their Parents and Grandparents
Steam Age Machines
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
A Poor Man's Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
(4.00 from 1 review)
Richard Ford was an agricultural worker who should have disappeared into obscurity, leaving no record of his existence save a slight hollow in an English churchyard. But he left a significant voice of his time of poverty in the annals of the Houses of Parliament, when he was interviewed by government inspectors looking into the effect of the new Poor Laws in 1837. This is the story of his life.
Will The Real Albert Speer Please Stand Up? The Many Faces of Hitler’s Architect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the years since the Nuremberg trial, biographers have been fascinated with the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man rumoured to replace him. This short book looks at the events leading up to the Nuremberg trial, and the trial itself, to understand the man behind the enigma.
Mary Queen of the Scots: The Forgotten Reign
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » History » Biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: Tywysoges a Rhyfelwraig Deheubarth/The Warrior Princess of Deheubarth
Series: Cyfres Merched Chwedlonol yn Hanes y Byd, 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Celtic Languages, Nonfiction » History » European
Princess Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd’s fascinating and tragic true story comes to life in this special bi-lingual Welsh-English edition! Born in 1097 in Aberffraw Castle, Princess Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd ap Cynan’s courage against the Norman Conquest of Wales has inspired generations of Welsh for nearly one thousand years. Perfect for both Welsh and English learners.
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.”
Hypatia: Her Life and Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,930. 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.
Journeys into the Mystery
Price: $5.99 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.
Islamic Leadership after Muhammad: The True Story of Succession to the Messenger of God (Peace Be upon Him)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,730. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History
The events surrounding the ascension of the first Caliph, the impact of tribal affiliations and religious commands on early Islamic political life, the major decisions that produced the "Sunni vs Shia" conflict as well as other related topics are all expertly presented in this unique history book by Hani al-Tarabulsi.
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » North America
In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants.
They Came with Cromwell The story of the Nunn Family of County Wexford, Ireland.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,070. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is the history of the Nunn family of wexford in ireland, who came to these shores with oliver cromwell with the sole purpose of conquering all opposition in ireland, religious, political and cultural. The nunn family settlement in wexford commenced with the granting of over 3000 acres of land confiscated from the defeated irish. The family settled and reigned in wexford for over 300 years.
Defeating Terrorism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book would show you how to identify a would-be terrorist and teaches you what you can do to limit their operations or to stop the growth of terrorist cells within your community. Again, this book would let you know that although the intelligence officials, and the police play a bigger role in fighting terrorism, it cannot be done by them alone.
The Archangels
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 105,430. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » War
The combination of the shoot down of the U-2 over Russia in 1960, Russia’s moving into Cuba, and the war in Vietnam placed a heavy load on the Central Intelligence Agency to develop a replacement spy plane, unlike anything the world had ever seen before. The CIA reestablishes its station at Area 51 under the CIA’s new Directorate of Science and Technology where it develops America’s first stealth.
A New Life in our History: The Settlement of Australia and New Zealand: Volume III Crimson Ties (1890s to 1940s)
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
A New Life in our History is the first account of the settlement of Australia and New Zealand told from the perspective of ordinary people. Volume III (1890s to 1940s), Crimson Ties, tells how Southland’s early settlers built a new community at the Croydon Bush near Gore and follows those who served in South Africa during the Boer War and at Gallipoli and along the Western Front in WW I.
The History of Unlicensed Marriage
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court says marriage is a relation for life. When the Constitution was written there was no divorce that could cancel a marriage. Law textbooks once said that proof of a real marriage would stop a divorce case, and the first wife could divorce her husband’s second marriage. Arm yourself with facts to confront ungodly divorce lawyers and religious leaders.
Distinctly Human, An Evolutionary Journey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Natural history, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
Distinctly Human, An Evolutionary Journey is the journey from our pre-primate ancestry, through to pre-human ancestry along with other lineages that have come before us. Lineages that have thrived, then died out due to climatic and environmental changes that helped shape the Human of today.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
(5.00 from 1 review)
Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
Recall! Return of the IRR
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
They came from cities, farms, and towns all across the country. They had long hair, beards, and bad attitudes. They dropped everything in January of 1991 and reported as the president ordered. They were not happy about it one bit. In this true story, the author relates his experiences as one of 20,000 people recalled to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. This is exactly how it was.