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An Infinite Deal of Nothing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
In one year, 1871, two audacious frauds played out. One said diamonds were lying on the desert floor waiting to be scooped up at a secret location somewhere in the American west, while the other was a mine that everyone knew. While the locals thought it worthless, London went mad for shares in the Emma mine. New research finally answers the question who was responsible.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.