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Bound with an Iron Chain: The Untold Story of How the British Transported 50,000 Convicts to Colonial America
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
In 1723, James Bell stole a book from a London bookstall. As punishment, he was loaded on a ship and sent to colonial America, where he was sold as an indentured servant. In telling the epic story of how thousands of British convicts like Bell were separated from families and transported to America in the 18th century, Anthony Vaver challenges the way we think about immigration to early America.
So! You want to be British
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions, Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
This book is a collection of more than fifty blogs posted by the author over a two year period. Cultural events, national treasures, famous and ordinary people who made the news illustrate what it means to live in Great Britain and to call oneself British. Most articles are quite short with more than a touch of irreverent humour and read together explain what being British really means.
Arguments of Passion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Political
This is a discussion of 3 essays or speeches that were written around the time of the American Revolution.These articles show the opinions on both sides of the war. They were written by reverend Samuel Seabury, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
The Hood Connection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A man discovers a disturbing secret from his fathers past which leads him to rethink his view of the world
The Lamps Went Out - Sir Edward Grey and the 'War to End All Wars'
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by Blue Button Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
On the evening of 3rd August 1914, Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary looked out of the Foreign Office window and famously declared that “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. This study examines the key choices Grey and others made in the weeks leading up to the beginning of war and the impact these choices had on his life.