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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.
Lost Bastards
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016 by IceBox Media. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Towards the end of the Korean War, 26 American soldiers were inserted into the conflict on a hill, with a company of ROK troops, that is now inside the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean Peninsula. They were on a secret mission to test ‘battlefield radar’ for the first time. Shortly after arriving, thousands of Chinese soldiers overran their position.
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
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA
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.
Man's Horizons - A Universal Perspective Of Mankind Through The Ages. Volume One: The Origin Of Planet Earth And The Rise Of The Sapient Anthropoid
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016 and represented by LHA Productions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
The three volumes of ‘Man’s Horizons present information for a broad-based foundation of knowledge that every 21st century person should possess. The books provide a chronological perspective of the life of the universe and Man’s place in it is reviewed with regard to the compatibility of our civilised system with a biological planet.
The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened at Béal ma mBláth?
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 130,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
An in-depth study of the death of Michael Collins, hero of the 1916 Easter Rising, and leader of the Irish War of Independence.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (West to East)
Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 2. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 53,550. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from west to east, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
Journey to the Golden Hour—My Path to the Most Dangerous Job in America: Flying a Medical Helicopter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Journey to the Golden Hour is the sequel to Randy Mains’ highly successful second book Dear Mom I’m Alive. It follows his incredible journey to Australia, New Guinea, Iran, and back home again where he and six other dedicated ex-Vietnam helicopter pilots try to prove to a doubting public and skeptical medical community that the helicopter can save lives in peacetime just as it did in Vietnam.
As The Years Go By ... Conversations With Canada's Folk Rock & Pop Pioneers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,600. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Canada's music scene was magical in the 50s, 60s & 70s. As The Years Go By tells the stories behind The Diamonds, Lighthouse, Steppenwolf, Mashmakhan, Patsy Gallant, Skylark, Bobby Curtola, Edward Bear, Susan Jacks, Denny Doherty, Moxy, Lucille Starr, The Ugly Ducklings, Prism, The Five Man Electrical Band and many more amazing Canadian performers. It is the 10th book by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray
The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 172,990. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
The Vampire in Europe deals with the subject of vampirism from a historical point of view and presents the evidence which gave rise its growth and dissemination in many lands. Included in this critical edition are the authoritative text, rare contextual and source materials, illustrations, criticism, contemporary reviews, and Greek and Latin translations. A biographical note is also included.
The Nabataeans, Builders of Petra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,330. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by CanBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A fascinating look at the ancient Nabataean Kingdom! During the time of the Greek and Roman Empires, this small Arabian empire built spectacular cities in the Arabian Desert. Their ships and camel caravans traveled to far off exotic places to bring luxury goods to European markets. Most of all they are remembered for building the exotic ancient city of Petra.
Baldoyle, Portmarnock, Sutton; A Local History PART 3
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This final section deals with such topics as Willie Nolan the golfer, local trades and tradesmen, folklore, customs,Portmarnock, Marian Park, heralth and housing,street furniture and some anecdotal articles.
Horde Khans and natural disasters - Ханы Орды и природные катаклизмы
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 62,660. Language: Russian. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
This work was written under the impression that emerged in recent years a number of books on the revision of history. Definitely in a series of such books occupy a significant place books A.T.Fomenko.
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.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Kate tells of the little-known history and culture of the Gypsies in Australia from the First Fleet to the present day. By drawing on the oral history of the Romani and the written word of the non-Gypsies, her cultural heritage and five years of recent itinerant research, she reveals how this maligned, landless, ethnic nation has brought the best of their culture to share with their neighbours.
Understanding Ancient Thought
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,070. Language: British English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
There are many puzzling things about the peoples of the ancient world. Why did they practice the sacrifice of animals? Why did they think they could understand the future by examining the entrails and the liver of a ram? What was the logic beneath the practice of magic? This collection of essays attempts, as far as possible, to understand the ancient world within its original context.
The Diary of a Young Girl (ESL/EFL Version)
Series: Million-Word Reading Projecct Collection III. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is Volume III-13 of the series of readers of Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP). It is suitable for readers with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words. This book is rewritten from “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank. It is a diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
Three Rabbits Alibi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,560. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A True Story of Murder, Madness & the News in Colonial Melbourne. It's 1850s Australia. A double murder. A locked room. The murderer dying from a gunshot. But the reporter says the scene is near impossible. Herald reporter Edmund Finn said it was "one the most atrocious deeds which darken the pages of colonial history". Reinvestigate the case to find a far more complex story with modern resonance.
Silent Heros of the Cold War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Only a fraction of the nearly 40 million people who visit this 24-hour city ever bother to look west and skyward toward Mount Charleston.The truth is that this very mountain is a silent memorial to fourteen men who died there in a plane crash on November 17, 1955; men who were part of the secret development of the U-2 spy plane, integral to America's success in the Cold War.
The Price Of Glory: Battle of Hill 488
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,290. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
In this book, the Battle of Hill 488 is described accurately, in action-packed detail, which you will never find in any other accounts of its history. It also explores the prices paid, and the lengths men will go to in the pursuit of glory. It contains over 100 pictures, some of actual time and location where the story takes place in Vietnam.