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Dunster - A Castle at War
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 51,200. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Dunster Castle on the Somerset coast is one of Britain’s oldest and most intriguing great buildings, its turrets evoking centuries of siege warfare, dark deeds, bloodshed and treachery. Dunster’s rich and colourful story covers more than nine hundred years of intermittent warfare. Jim Lee worked as Education Coordinator for the National Trust at Dunster Castle for 20 years. This is Dunster's story
Fifteen Women Philosophers you should have learned about in school (but probably didn’t)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Why a book on women philosophers? Philosophy is genderless, but the under-representation of women in philosophy is an unfortunate truth. Join award-winning author, retired lecturer Janet Cameron, MA as she explores fifteen female philosophers you may never have heard of - women who changed the world, and the way we think today.
King of the Mountain
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,030. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship
The year is 1948 I’m 4 years old, and have run away from home for the first time on my quest to become “King of the Mountain”. Based on the actual antics of a young boy and his friends, “King of the Mountain” offers an autobiographical experience of growing up in the West Kootenays between 1948 to 1962.
The World of Silk
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
The World of Silk is the third book in the series. It explores the history, lifestyle, fashions, culture and experiences of the many different countries and people whose lives are dependent on silk, from peasant farmers to haute couture. Each country tells its story and highlights the many changes over the centuries and looks towards the future of silk in the world today.
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.
The Day They Hanged a Banker
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Social history;A miscellany of tales of fraud from the 19th century onwards. Whatever we just lived through during the crisis of 2008, our forebears got just the same. From a man that invented a country, to Ponzi's stamp collection and diamonds lying about on the desert floor. We keep on believing that the too good to be true will be true this time around.
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.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village. "Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.
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.
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.
Candy Makers’ Manual for the Household
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Western States
The Candy Makers’ Manual contains dozens of formulas for creating early 20th century candies, extracts, and syrups. Originally published in Colorado City, Colo., by Cal. O. Enos in the spring of 1905, the newspaper promoted the book and its author stating, “Mr. Enos is a practical and experienced candy maker . . . and as everyone in this city knows, no better candy was ever made than he puts up.”
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.
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.
The Ullswater Foxhounds 1863-1913 The First 50 Years
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Series: History of the Ullswater Foxhounds, The First 50 Years. 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.
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.
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,
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.
Broken Spirits: A Letter to my cousin, Rodney G. King
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Broken Spirits: A letter to my cousin Rodney G. King is a story that has never been told. Ontresicia Averette, King's cousin, business partner and confidant discloses intimate details of King and his struggle while simultaneously fighting to maintain peace in her life from encountering vast amount of of gender and racial discrimination.
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.
My Mother-in-law Misadventures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In his usual tongue-in-cheek style Vince writes about the years of living with his Mother-in-law. Some are poignant, some are outlandish and all of them will make you smile. His last chapter gives details of when his mother-in-law was a young woman, fleeing the Nazis in WWII.