Books tagged: social history

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Pegasus to Paradise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,990. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
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Based on a true story, Ted and Florrie were sweethearts who in 1936, married, unaware of the dark rumblings from Europe and the proximity of WWII.Ted returns from war physically unscathed but emotionally damaged and unable to talk to his wife. Will this family survive in post-war England? An ode to the extraordinary efforts of ordinary men and women in WWII and a moving portrait of trauma and love
The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 17th Century, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
In 1912, Daniel Burnham and his family are aboard the RMS Olympic, the second largest cruise ship in the world and sister ship to the Titanic. Burnham has gained fame and wealth from aiding in the construction of the World’s Fair at Chicago in 1893. The events that took place at the 1893 World's Fair are examined including the story of a notorious serial killer.
The Valesman
Price: Free! Words: 30,170. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This Yorkshire farmer worked six days a week from dawn to dusk. His only holiday was to France, which he got to tour three times, owing to a near fatal facial wound. Conscription no doubt made good use of his digging abilities in those trenches.
Time Well Spent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,470. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Time Well Spent" is a personal account of Ken Ryeland’s training as a motor fitter in Birmingham, where he served his apprenticeship with British Railways (London Midland Region) from 1957 to 1963.
To Set My Feet A-Dancing
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 27,770. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
‘To Set My Feet A-Dancing’ - a glimpse into childhood during the late 1950s/early 1960s. "This has something for everyone's palate, to laugh about and with. Written with an undertone of humor and a twist of irony, it's a great period piece.” Harper Collins review
Only Yesterday: Times of my Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,820. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is a book of adventures written by an eighty-five-year-old and dedicated to his two-year old grandson, containing drama, tragedy, comedy, not to mention history in its most exciting yet moving form. How can one not be enthralled by the extraordinary real life events related here?
Yiddish Lost and Found: Eavesdropping on the Ancestors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
Yiddish learner and novelist Ellen Galford (author of The Dyke and the Dybbuk, The Fires of Bride and other feminist cult classics) takes a short, sharp look at the fragmentary, battered but tenacious Yiddish that survived three generations of her family’s journey from the Russian Pale of Settlement to the fleshpots of the Bronx and the wilds of New Jersey.
A History of Kenfig
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,350. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
A History of Kenfig by Mansel Jones, the social history of an abandoned medieval town.
Money: From Barter to online Banking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book describes the evolution of money from simple bartering to the invention of coins and on into the modern world of internet money which we never even see. It shows how societies created new forms of money to meet their needs and how this in turn shaped the society itself, driving changes in how people lived their lives and the expectations they had of themselves and their governments.
America The Black Point of View - An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy, The 1950s and 1960s
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 191,390. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Social history
AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE....savagely written and beautifully told. An autobiographical history book. The book, America The Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of The White People of America and Western Europe & The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy The 1950's and 1960's - From the Projects to NAACP Image Award Winner, Volume One.