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1 Nazi War Trials: The Pocket Essential Guide [Secure eReader]
by Andrew Walker
  At the end of the Second World War the victorious Allies began unprecedented proceedings against those leading Nazis who had been captured. The trial that followed was conducted in four languages and involved over 400 sessions of open court. Andrew Walker provides a chronology of the proceedings and revealing portraits of the personalities involved. There are frequent references to the terrible events unleashed on Europe by the Nazis and the book asks the questions that were raised at the time a... more info>>
Category: History/General Nonfiction

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2 The Amarnan Kings Book 1: Scarab - Akhenaten [MultiFormat]
by Max Overton
  A chance discovery in Syria reveals answers to the mystery of the ancient Egyptian sun-king, the heretic Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti. Inscriptions in the tomb of his sister Beketaten, otherwise known as Scarab, tell a story of life and death, intrigue and warfare, in and around the golden court of the kings of the glorious 18th dynasty. The narrative of a young girl growing up at the centre of momentous events - the abolition of the gods, foreign invasion and the fall of a once-... more info>> (Published: 2010)

Words: 163661 - Reading Time: 467-654 min.
Category: History
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3 225 Years of Service: The U.S. Army, 1775-2000 [Secure eReader]
by David W. Hogan, Jr.
  Included on the Chief of Staff of the Army's recommended reading list, this concise account by David W. Hogan, Jr., of the United States Army's Center of Military History, gives a brief overview of how the Army has served the nation since the formation of George Washington's Continental Army on June 14, 1775, covering not only the Army's distinguished performance in America's major conflicts but also its conduct of several other military and non-military missions throughout American history. Dur... more info>> (Published: 2002)
Category: History

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4 48 Hours in America [MultiFormat]
by Mark Hollingsworth
  This is a chronological account of the events that changed the United States on Tuesday September 11, 2001. (Published: 2001)

Words: 2867 - Reading Time: 8-11 min.
Category: History/Politics/Government
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5 5 Steps to a 5 AP European History, 2008-2009 Edition [Secure eReader]
by Jeffrey Brautigam
  A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence wi... more info>>
Category: History

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6 A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter's Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial
by H.L. Mencken
  � "The native American Voltaire, the enemy of all puritans, the heretic in the Sunday school, the one-man demolition crew of the genteel tradition." -Alistair Cooke on H.L. Mencken � Fiercely intelligent, scathingly honest, and hysterically funny, H.L. Mencken�s coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial so galvanized the nation that it eventually inspired a Broadway play and the classic Hollywood movie Inherit the Wind. � Mencken�s no-nonsense sensibility is still exciting: his perceptive re... more info>>
Category: History

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7 A 9-11 Time Capsule: The First 14 days [MultiFormat]
by Joan Bramsch
  We all experienced the horror of that terrible day, September 11, 2001, when Humanity's enemies set out to make a statement to the world. This Tribute is a compilation, a reprint of Empowered Parent posts during the 14 days following 9/11. Featuring diverse writers from around the globe such as Deepak Chopra & his son Gotham, parents from many nationalities, famous journalists, child psychologists, American Muslims, military personnel, and even children, this tribute captures the high emotions, ... more info>> (Published: 2002) EPIC eBook Award Finalist

Words: 35399 - Reading Time: 101-141 min.
Category: History
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8 A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
by Alistair Horne
  The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and repressive torture.Nearly a half century has passed since this savagely fought war ended in Alge... more info>>
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9 Abbeys & Priories of Great Britain Volume 1 [Secure eReader]
by Linda Lee
  During the twelfth century, great numbers of Norman abbeys and priories were founded in England, Wales and Scotland. By the mid-fourteenth century some 1,000 religious houses of varying denomination had been established. Today, less than one third of those exist in some form or other. This book explores 30 of these sites, some well known, others not, but all open to the public at certain times throughout the year. Each article comprises acolour photograph, an historical overview, and an informa... more info>>
Category: History/Reference

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10 All Labor Has Dignity
by Martin Luther Jr King
  An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King�s speeches on labor rights and economic justice�People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of our financial system, King�s prophetic writings and speeches underscore King�s relevance for today.�Hitting all the civil rights movement highlights�Montgomery, Selma, Memphis... more info>>
Category: History

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11 Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders [Secure eReader]
by Geoffrey Abbott
  The business of death can be seriously absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these gruesome true tales. This gory compendium details the frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day.
Category: History/General Nonfiction

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12 American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right
by Frederick S. Lane III
  An examination of privacy and the evolution of communication, from broken sealing wax to high-tech wiretappingAmerican Privacy traces the lineage of cultural norms and legal mandates that have swirled around the Fourth Amendment since its adoption. Legally, technologically, and historically grounded, this vivid and penetrating exploration that in the words of people’s historian Howard Zinn, “challenges us to defend our most basic rights.”From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

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13 An Epic Life [MultiFormat]
by Kev Richardson
  They travel half the globe to realise a dream, create a dynasty (Published: 2010)

Words: 66254 - Reading Time: 189-265 min.
Category: History/Mainstream

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14 Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
by Miklos Nyiszli
  When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous "Angel of Death"--Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele's personal research pathologist. In that capactity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish pri... more info>>
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15 Battlefields of the Civil War [A Guide for Travelers Volume I] [Limited MultiFormat: 3 Formats Available]
by Blair Howard
  A practical guide to what took place at the great battlefields of the Civil War and how to tour them now, either on foot or by car, with details on the museums, nearby attractions and activities. Each battle is brought to life, along with the personalities of the men who fought and died there. Covers the battles of Manassas, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Vicksburg and more. [AVAILABLE ONLY IN MS READER LIT FORMAT.] (Published: 2003)
Category: History/Travel
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16 Battlefields of the Civil War: A Guide for Travelers Volume II [MultiFormat]
by Blair Howard
  Here is a practical guide to touring the battlefields of the Civil War. The action is described as it happened at each location. You will hear the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, travel with general Sherman on his march through Georgia, suffer the horrors of the Battles of Seven Days and fight in the trenches around Petersburgh. Other chapters tell the stories of Pickett's Mill, Fort Pulaski, Pea Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain and many more. Finally you will follow General Lee's desperate retreat to... more info>> (Published: 2003)

Words: 81421 - Reading Time: 232-325 min.
Category: History/Travel

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17 Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns
by Gordon Rottman
  Osprey�s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history�from the sword to the machine gun. In this volume, Gordon Rottman examines this history of the longest serving weapon in the U.S. military�s small arms inventory. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with rare photographs and original artwork by Johnny Shumate, the book takes readers from the origins of the �fifty� on the battlefields of WW... more info>>
Category: History

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18 Calamity Jane [MultiFormat]
by Martha Jane Cannary
  The true life story of the frontier scout Martha Jane Cannary, who was known as "Calamity Jane." Calamity Jane scouted for General Custer, delivered the mail for the Pony Express, went to Deadwood with Wild Bill Hickock, and ended her career as an entertainer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Shows. In this story of her own life she tells of her exciting adventures. This is a low reading level book with high interest for people seeking authentic narratives by historical women. (Published: 2006)

Words: 2061 - Reading Time: 5-8 min.
Category: History
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19 Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark Endeavour 1768-71 [Secure eReader]
by James Cook
  Captain Cook's Journal during his first voyage round the world made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS. with Notes and Introduction, edited by Captain W.J.L. Wharton, R.N., F.R.S. Hydrographer of the Admiralty, 1893. Illustrated by Maps and Facsimiles. The first published account of perhaps the most celebrated and, certainly to the English nation, the most momentous voyage of discovery that has ever taken place--for it practically gave birth to the grea... more info>> (Published: 2003)
Category: History
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20 Castles of Great Britain: Volume 1 [Secure eReader]
by Linda Lee
  Although various types of fortification existed well before the invasion and many modern "Stately Homes" are often referred to as such, this book explores 30 of the countries surviving structures considered to be 'true castles'. Built between the eleventh and seventeenth centuries when they signified power and status, these fortifications lie at the very heart of Britain's heritage. The purpose-built south coast defences of Henry VIII are a bit of an anomaly, but several examples of these are in... more info>>
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21 Castles of Great Britain: Volume Two [Secure eReader]
by Linda Lee
  Continuing our exploration of castles from volume one, this book features a further 30 examples of fortresses throughout Britain, including some of Scotland's famous landmarks. Some now survive merely as romantic ruins, whilst others continue to dominate the surrounding area as ancestral homes to the modern nobility. Each article comprises a colour photograph, an historical overview, and an information panel containing opening times, grid reference, address, telephone number, and web site detail... more info>>
Category: History/Travel
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22 CND: Now More Than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement [Secure eReader]
by Kate Hudson
  Published to mark the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, CND: Now More Than Ever is a fascinating and timely look at an archetypal campaigning organisation. 'CND remains a key and important part of the peace movement.' Ken Livingstone
Category: History/History

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23 Commonwealth Universe: History: The Downfall: The Colonies: The Moonbirds [MultiFormat]
by Michelle Levigne
  K'reeth and her sister, K'rin, were named for the moonbirds -- sister raptor birds who shared parenting duties, one the nurturer, the other the hunter and defender. Orphaned by catastrophe and adopted by the High Mistrada of the T'bredi scholars, they were teachers, entrusted with all the gathered wisdom of the Ayanlak. Their bond of sisterhood was tested when K'reeth fell in love with the Wind Walker, Talon. Then it was strained when the new peace with the Na'huma invaders included a promise t... more info>> (Published: 2012)

Words: 114020 - Reading Time: 325-456 min.
Category: History

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24 Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919
by Stephen Puleo
  Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the other men, "Run!"A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its conte... more info>>
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25 Disaster on Green Ramp: The Army's Response [Secure eReader]
by Mary Ellen Condon-Rall
  A powerful and compelling story of pain, terror, pride, courage, and compassion, this work celebrates the magnificent spirit of the men and women who make up America's military community. Based largely upon the first-person accounts of those involved in the 23 March 1994 incident, this official study by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History describes the tragic events beginning with the collision of a C-130 Hercules transport and an F-16 fighter attempting to land simultaneously at Pope Air... more info>> (Published: 2002)
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