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Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
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Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012
Piąta Komenda
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: Polish. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Historia największej prowokacji tajnych służb komunistycznej Polski. Czym była fikcyjna Piąta Komenda WiN? Czy prowokatorzy jeszcze żyją?
A Pub on Every Corner? - Drink and the Licensed Trade in Nineteenth-Century Berwick-upon-Tweed
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Series: Drink and Berwick upon Tweed, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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Insights into the social history of the border town of Berwick upon Tweed, viewed through the developments of the licensed trade and the changes in the laws affecting it,during the nineteenth-century.
Population - Dandelion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by DarkGate. Category: Essay » Sociology
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Population - Dandelion is an essay about movements that are against the social structures whether it be government, organizations, schools or religion. These social structures also referred to as machines are designed to control people through the concept of panopticism (described by Michael Foucault). The essay focuses on a culture with a message (Hippies, flower children) and how they set out...
Stou O8wna ta chronia...
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Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: Greek. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Treis stigmes apo ta prwta chronia zwhs tou Ellhnikou Kratous. Mia exegersh sthn Patra to 1837, mia ektelesh enos Dhmiou to 184* kai telos, h apelef8erwsh merikwn Tserkezwn sklavwn apo enan doulempora.
Berwick's Battle Against Drink 1830-1900
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Series: Drink and Berwick upon Tweed, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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The backlash against the drink culture in nineteenth-century Berwick-upon- Tweed which has parallels with stories in the media today. How the Victorians dealt with the problem. The rise of the Temperance Movement and the influence of Scotland on this English town. Print version published 2010.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.
The Tracks We Leave: A Dialog With Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Listen to the words of the late Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare as he talks of the early days of teaching Kenpo Karate in the 1960's, and his lifelong journey of bringing the art from California to New England.
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.
Is Elijah Muhammad The Offspring Of Noble Drew Ali And Marcus Garvey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by Secretarius MEMPS. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan is an old proverb the is very befitting when it comes to this book. It is no secret that the Supreme Wisdom taught by Messenger Elijah Muhammad is extremely dynamic to say the least and as so many can attest to, very few Black people in American have not been affected in one way or another. This book examines the fruit that fell from the tree.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
ANG F-4 Phantoms
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
A look back at the time when the California ANG 194th FIS at Fresno Municipal Airport operated the ubiquitous MDC F-4D Phantom II in the air defense role.
Christmas Customs of Old Whitby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Some recollections of old Christmas customs in the ancient seaport of Whitby, which lies on the North East Coast of England. The booklet covers ancient customs some probably dating back to Pagan times, such as the visitations of the 'Vessel Cup Singers'. It also includes descriptions of the special delicacies that were eaten at Yuletide in this mysterious old Yorkshire seaport.
Top Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Espionage spying and intelligence gathering continues in the new digital internet age perhaps even more so than ever before. This book looks at the origins of the CIA and the Russian and British Intelligence Services through the ages, and especially in the post-WW II era, also classified documents and their implications and use.
POL POT: The Murder of 2 Million Fellow Cambodians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his “Khmer Rouge” overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed “This is now year zero for Cambodia” and that it’s society was about to be “purified”. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism.
Swissair -- A Histpry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Swissair 'from Alps to the Amazon' is one of the top twenty airlines amd is the 18th largest company's in Switzerland,in spite of needing government assistance following 9./11 following the drop off in world air travel, but merged into Swiss regional carrier Crossair in the second decade of the new millennium now continues as one of the world's premier airlines.
Lockheed's last Propliner
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Designed and built in the 1950's as the American answer to the British Vickers Viscount Vanguard and Bristol Britannia turboprop airliners the Lockheed L 188 Electra entered service soon after the first jets, but with a number of fatal accidents the type was built in only modest number and remained in use for only a few years but re-surfaced as the very successful P-3 Orion maritime patrol plane.
Rhodesian 'Bush Wars' Sanction Busters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
During the long 'Bush Wars' Rhodeshia (now Zimbabwe) had to import vital goods including arms, and export its own goods in the face of the UN arms and trade embargoes and for a while a British air and naval blockage.
The World's First Supersonic Fighter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Never as famous as its MiG-15 and MiG-21 counterparts the ubiquitous MiG-19 and its Chinese Shenyang J-6 and subsequent Nanchang Q5 derivatives were the first operational supersonic fighter planes. Details of its early Soviet years are sketchy, but with information sourced directly from the former USSR this book hopefully goes some way to correcting this.
Modern turbo-props
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
For a time post-WW II the turbo-prop was the favored machine by the airlines for their internal short flight routes in the USA and in Europe for regional carriers but then the regional jet arrived and for a while the turbo-prop was not in favour but there was a second generation of turbo-props that did find favour and many of these machines remain in use in the new millennium.