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Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 76,640. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder is the first book to comprehensively detail the involvement of Laura Ingalls Wilder and each member of her family in the ancient fraternity of Freemasonry and the related Order of the Eastern Star, offering a new and unique perspective on the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie series of books.
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
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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.
Alan Lloyd – The Lost Generation
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Price: $8.47 USD. Words: 40,700. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2014 by wearewhitefox. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is the full account of the life of Alan Lloyd, whose experiences were featured in ITV’s The Great War: The People's Story. The tales from that television series, now made available in ebook format, form a set of personal, moving and at times humorous accounts of courage, love and loyalty in one of the worst wars in modern history.
Kate Parry Frye – The Long Life of an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette
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Price: $8.47 USD. Words: 98,650. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2014 by wearewhitefox. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Cosseted Victorian daughter, aspiring actress, suffragette, wife on the home front, Kate Parry Frye had many lives – but she always kept a diary.
Reg Evans DCM – A Hero’s War in His Own Words
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Price: $8.47 USD. Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by wearewhitefox. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
One of many brave, hardworking men who enlisted, Reg’s personal experiences of World War One are retold here through his letters and diaries, which have been meticulously and lovingly collected together by his daughter, Pamela Armitage Campbell. They tell the tale of a boy born into a family dealing with the death of a father, of that boy’s youth and of his journey into battle in 1914.
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.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 207,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The ultimate story of baseball's most storied and beloved franchises, told in the words of da Bums themselves, and weaved into a can't-put-it down account by the master of the oral history and author of numerous best sellers, Peter Golenbock. Winner of the Casey Award for best baseball book of the year, now available for the first time in electronic format.
Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism: Social Transformations in the British Virgin Islands
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
Explores the political economy of development in the British Virgin Islands — from plantations, through the evolution of a smallholding economy, to the rise of tourism. The study argues that the demise of plantation economy in the BVI ushered in a century of imperial disinterest persisting until recently, when a new “monocrop” — tourism — is ascendant. Uses historical and anthropological analysis.
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.
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.
Tour Bangkok Legacies - New Discoveries Of Old Treasures
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Tour Bangkok Legacies is an e-guide book, a do-it-yourself travel guide complete with background information on people, places, maps and directions to help independent travelers discover places off the usual tourist circuit and see the city from a different perspective.
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.
Did the French crash Concordski at Paris
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
For many years and even today it is thought that the French Armee del l' Air may have had something to do with the fatal crash of the series production Tupolev Tu-144D SST at the 1973 Paris Air Salon at Le Bourget..
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.
Ford's Tin Goose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Ford entered into the airplane manufacturing business to produce the Stout Trimotor in the 1920s, the airplane proving successful for short-range internal routes, until the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC 1 entered the marker.. Fords Tin goose - A history.
Short-Haul Jets - A History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book examines the development of short haul jets, high technology airliners developed specifically to challenge the second-generation turbo-props for regional routes with smaller manufacturers such as Embraer and Bombardier challenging the Boeing and MDC monopoly.
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
KLM is the oldest airline in the world and not surprisingly most of its early airplanes post-WW ! were from Fokker Aircraft of Holland. After WW II by the early 1950's, new airplanes and equipment and new finance put the Dutch flag carrier on the road to new prosperity, with new routes and wide body jets the airline went from strength to strength.in terms of world air travel.