Books tagged: colonial history

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The Hinterlands
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,930. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Action
From a land you've never heard of comes a story you'll never forget. 1896. In the vast network of the Niger Delta waterways, where palm oil and blood flow from the hinterlands, the ancient kingdom of Benin is under siege. Legendary trader and leopard hunter Brendan Donivan battles to protect his adopted homeland's sacred civilization from the colonial expansion of the British.
I Declare Before My God: The Brian and James Seery Story
Price: $4.49 $2.25 USD. (50% off!) Words: 58,520. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 11, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Twin tales of 19th century miscarriages of justice, in Ireland and Australia, claiming the lives of a father and son, both sentenced to hang in separate circumstances and even on different continents, 24 years apart. Brian Seery and his son, James, were both convicted on questionable evidence, as author and investigative historian, Jack Kiernan convincingly demonstrates.
The Old Balmain House
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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Sophie vanished - where did she go? For 100 years nobody knows. A photo of 8 year old Sophie and an antique perfume bottle are found in the fireplace of an old house. The story of a Balmain family over 170 years. At last the truth is discovered. Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour this is a story of this place and its people, it is an imagined history from early Australia to the present day
The American Revolution as an Economic Movement
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Sociology
This particular short essay on the causes of the American Revolution, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, provides readers with an argument that economic considerations primarily drove the colonists to revolution. Our Continuing Education Series helps to provide thoughtful consideration of important historical and literary questions.
The Widow's Demise
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The political elite attends a charity ball at the residence of Humphrey Cardiff. His widowed daughter, Delores, flirts with all the men, enraging their wives. Amidst the political plotting of Marc Edwards and his associates, Delores is found dead, with one of her suitors standing over the body. Marc controversially decides to defend him, while Cobb races to find the truth behind her untimely death
Minor Corruption
Series: A Marc Edwards Mystery, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Canada
In Toronto 1839, an abortion goes tragically wrong, killing a 15-year-old maid in the household of the distinguished Baldwin family, enveloping them in a scandal that has political implications for the union of two British colonies, Ontario and Quebec. Accused of raping a minor and causing her death is a beloved Baldwin uncle. Marc Edwards has the challenge of his career in finding the truth.
Feed My Hunger with Memories of Yesterday's Feast
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 80,380. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Muchaneta grows up in post-independent Zimbabwe where the people have been cowed by a dictatorship government. She considers herself an apolitical feminist but soon discovers there is no such thing as political neutrality when her political activist brother is captured by the secret police.
Colonial Capers
You set the price! Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In a darkened boathouse on the edge of Boston Harbor, Phineas Phillips and a small band of dissidents sit quietly watching two British ships that are at anchor along the Pearl Street Wharf. Soon a band of heathen Indians will board the two schooners and toss all the tea into the harbor. With advance knowledge of what may happen, Phineas and friends have a different plan in mind.
The Emigrants - Gold & Glory
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 25, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
Transport and the tyranny of distance was the real problem for the colony. Distance determined the how far wheat, the most valuable of the farm crops, could be transported. Cattle walked to market losing a little fat but the beef the small population could consume, was limited. Only sheep were valuable enough to show a profit. However, the lifeblood of the colony was labour. Then they found gold!
The Minorcan Quarter, The Colonial Tale of St. Augustine
Series: Minorcan, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,930. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Beginning during the American Revolution, The Minorcan Quarter spans a turbulent period in history. Don Francisco Pellicer and his fellow immigrants struggle through hardships to build new lives in St. Augustine after escaping years of slave-like conditions in New Smyrna. Follow the destitute band as they scratch out an American existence in the wake of countless lives lost and endless hardships.
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