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Billy Bell, Part 2 The rest of the Redesdale Roadman’s Poems
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Price: Free! Words: 74,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by Susanne Ellingham. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Billy Bell, Part 2 is an ebook companion volume to Billy Bell: Redesdale Roadman, Border Bard. It contains a glossary of dialect words, an article on the people in the poems and all the rest of Billy Bell’s poems.
Against the Odds The Story of The Hollies FCJ Convent School, 1852 - 1985
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Price: Free! Words: 59,840. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
"Education, education, education" is not a new clarion call; it was the guiding principal of the FCJ, the basis of their philosophy. They felt that the only way to change society was through a good education. "Against The Odds" is an exploration of women's education through the history of one school in Manchester, England,
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
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Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Northern England's manufacturing towns took to Chess and 1857 saw Manchester (Macclesfield's huge neighbour) host the world’s 2nd international tournament. The 1886 businessmen and civic leaders who founded Macclesfield Chess Club were entangled in local politics: education, religion and finance. Social changes from then make this more than a history of a minor chess club in a small market town.
The 1,000 Years Deception
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book evidences the true aspects that underlie the systems which governs us. There are many things we believe to be true, but what if much of what we believe can be exposed as a distorted reality? Significant events from 'hidden' history are brought to the fore with detailed evidence that proves that what we're taught to believe is distinct to the truth. And the truth is far more revealing.
The Band Played Dixie: Race and the Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A penetrating look at the University of Mississippi - ‘Ole Miss’. Nadine Cohodas (author of Spinning Blues Into Gold) covers the institution’s tumultuous racial history, with emphasis on how Ole Miss moved forward from the riot that erupted after James Meredith, the first African-American student, enrolled September 30, 1962. Updated in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of the integration of Ole Miss.
Dictionary of Superstitions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,710. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms. A first-class source book for the historian, folklorist and casual reader alike, it also offers antidotes to some of the most feared taboos. Would you know what to do if you broke a mirror?
Slavery: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,440. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
A frank and open look at the situation of slavery as it existed in the world since mankind began its existance and a close examination of slavery as it exists in the 21st Century.
There is No Right to Rule
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Everyone believes there's some authority that has a right to rule. But where did this idea originate. What if it can be proven that all authority is assumed under notions that we are told are legitimate? This book investigates the idea of authority and evidences how an elite group has always ruled. I evidence when slavery was abolished those compensated were the slave owning political class.
The History of Custody Law
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Family law
The complete history of the law of child custody from ancient times to the modern day. Thoroughly and carefully researched by an attorney with many years of experience in family law. It is an enjoyable and readable, yet scholarly book, containing hundreds of annotations. Includes complete citations, in Bluebook form, to hundreds of case reports, statutes, historical records, and other sources.
It's All a Con
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book evidences how our existence is based upon conquests, constitutions, contracts, consent & control. It explores the history of conquests from the Age of Exploration & its continuing effects. It evidences how people are presumed to consent to be bound by laws arising under a notion called a social contract that was fabricated to legitimise government. I prove why the constructs are a con.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
The Ullswater Foxhounds 1863-1913 The First 50 Years
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The story of the Ullswater Foxhounds and their formation, with the usage of newspaper and other reports written at the time, takes the reader from 1863 to 1913. Detailed accounts of meets and runs over the Lakeland fells, interspersed with the author's own accounts and more recent reminiscences of days following hounds, provides the reader with intimate observations of life during those years.
Forgotten Power: Byzantium, Bulwark of Christianity
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
For centuries, the Byzantine Empire was the center of Christendom, mistress of the Mediterranean, and the symbol for all the rest of the world of splendor, wealth, and cultural ascendancy until it fell to the Ottoman Turks. This book vividly brings to life the glittering emperors, the hotbed of religious controversy, the politics, art, military action, and the lives of ordinary citizens.
A History of Western Astrology
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Ronald Reagan, the Emperor Caligula, Claudius, Ptolemy, St Augustine, Queen Elizabeth I and Heinrich Himmler - what have they in common? An interest in astrology. Readers of today's 'star-sign' columns may be unaware of the vast history of astrology and its influence on governments and rulers - and ordinary folk. Here is a history of astrology from 2000 BC to the present day.
Blood & Incest: The Unholy Beginning of the Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
Volume 5 in the Paleoastronomy Series continues the journey of uncovering the beliefs of human prehistory through an investigation of the earliest moments of the mystical creation of the world, the arising of mythological characters representing the contending forces of the universe, and the uncovering of the strange divine origins of humankind.
March On Washington: August 28, 1963
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a newly revised (2013) edition of a detailed study of the March on Washington. The book describes the planning leading up to the March and the events of the day itself. The book is based on extensive interviews with participants in the March.
Divine Fire: Groton School and the American Century
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
From the days of founder Endicott Peabody to national and world leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Averell Harriman and Dean Acheson to writers like Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop, Groton School has made an indelible mark on the American scene. Divine Fire highlights many of the famous and influential graduates of the school who epitomize the school's purpose.
Shift Report
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,780. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
How we mined a lot of coal, and how most of us lived to tell about it: a not terribly serious history of mining life in the Upper Ohio Valley.
Restless Spirit - The Story of Rose Quinn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,060. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Rose Quinn died in an asylum less than a year after being committed by her brother for refusing to live with the man she had been forced to marry. The story remained a family secret for three generations. This is the story of Rose and how her family brought her story to light in the 21st century, a testament to her and others who suffered this cruel fate.
Broken Promises Scottish Breach of Promise Cases
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The lives, loves and personal tragedies of people whom history has forgotten are brought under the searchlight through a study of 19th and early 20th century breach of promise of marriage cases. From legal records, newspaper reports and birth, marriage and death and census records, the author has brought back to life the personal stories of women, who felt betrayed and deserted.