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De Belgische Folkrevival - Constructie en Deconstructie
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Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: Dutch. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Folk
This book (in Dutch) is about the Belgian Folk Revival after WW II, it's history, construction and decontruction. For the moment only the first part about folksongs is available. Two more parts about folk instruments and folkdancing will follow later.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter to each, Kisseloff lets the eyewitnesses speak for themselves. “Indispensable... It is not only highly informative, but it is also great fun to read.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Guaranteed to keep you up long after prime time, The Box re-creates the old-time TV years through more than three hundred interviews with those who invented, manufactured, advertised, produced, directed, wrote, and acted in them. “Wondrous... An oral scrapbook of the pioneering days of our video nation” —The New York Times Book Review
The Bloviator
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 151,340. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Sex, drugs, scandals, murder, suicides and President Warren G. Harding. THE BLOVIATOR is a satirical novel, "a fiction fueled by fact," based on the true, last (and unbelievably bizarre) 6 months in the life of America's 29th President.
Citizens and Assassins
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A true and accurate account of the infamous lynching which occurred on April 19, 1909, in Ada, Oklahoma. A story rarely spoken about for over a hundred years, this is a story of vigilante justice which needs to be told.
The Vanguard Satellite Launching Vehicle, An Engineering Summary - Details of America's Early Rocket for the First Satellites, Program History, Vehicle Design
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is the official comprehensive technical report on the historic Vanguard satellite rocket. Project Vanguard was conceived in 1955 for the purpose of establishing a scientific satellite in orbit about the earth during the International Geophysical Year (July 1957 to December 1958).
Complete Guide to the 1963 JFK Assassination: The Full Text of Three Major Reports - Warren Commission, House Select Committee, Assassination Records Review Board - President Kennedy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 815,330. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
All of the controversial aspects of the assassination of President Kennedy are examined in these three critical reports: the original Warren Commission report, the report of the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979, and the Assassination Records Review Board report of 1998.
1963 JFK Assassination: Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board - President John F. Kennedy, The JFK Act, Investigations, FBI and CIA, Zapruder Film, Medical and Ballistics, Critics
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,830. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is the 1998 report of the panel formed as a result of the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Records Collection Act.
Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2013 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Cold War never heated up, but if it had, the Soviet Union was ready. This reference work details 73 major Soviet war machines, from the 2P26 "Baby Carriage" - a deceptively light, Jeep-like vehicle mounting four anti-tank missiles - to the T-80U main battle tank with its advanced armour and electronic countermeasures.
The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Invoking the same spirit that fueled the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, author William Lambers calls for a global school lunch program to fight child hunger. 300 million children suffer from hunger worldwide. School lunch programs fight child hunger and also boost school attendance and performance.
In a Moon's Course
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In a Moon’s Course tells the remarkable story of the Air Transport Auxiliary in Britain during World War II and revisits through flight simulation 28 of their flights. Older veterans, volunteer pilots from other countries and the parents and sisters of servicemen rose to the challenge of delivering hundreds of aircraft daily from the factories to the RAF. Simulation details are included.
De Moord op Albert I
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Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 17. Price: $25.95 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: Dutch. Published: February 12, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
De feiten rond het dodelijke ongeval van koning Albert I, in Marche-les-Dames, worden al sinds 1934 betwist. Heeft de koning zelfmoord gepleegd? Werd hij het slachtoffer van een passioneel drama? Van een politiek complot? Van een onevenwichtige? En werd er een ongeval geënsceneerd om de ware feiten te verhullen? Een moordspel op de "crime scene" zelf of in een locatie naar keuze, als moorddiner.
The Sorry Saga of the Brewster Buffalo: A 'Flying Coffin' to the Marines, but a 'Sky Pearl' to the Finns
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A group of Internet aviation fans once debated the subject of the worst fighter of World War II. Their hands-down favorite: the Brewster Buffalo. Here aviation historian Daniel Ford teases out the secrets that was despised by Allied pilots but loved by the Finns in their war with the Soviet Union. About 7500 words; with photographs.
Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When a rural electrification program, based on the cooperative concept, was put in place in the mid-forties, farmers were quick to take advantage of centralized power. Through self help and innovation, over 90 per cent of Alberta farms were electrified within a decade. Life on the farm evolved “from the candle to the computer” within the span of a generation.
Встречи со сверхчеловеком по имени Вольф Мессинг
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Russian. Published: February 1, 2013 by Wiener Literat. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Имя Вольфа Мессинга было окружено легендами еще при жизни. Телепат и ясновидящий, Мессинг работал с Фрейдом и Эйнштейном. За его голову Гитлер назначил награду. Сталин и Хрущев позаботились о его карьере «артиста». Венскому писателю Игорю Малаху посчастливилось не только быть индуктором великого телепата на его публичных выступлениях, но и общаться с ним вне концертных залов.
The Sixties, A Generation of Innovation and Imagination Revisited
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The decade of the 1960's was one of the most challenging of the twentieth century. The sixties brought us the Summer of Love, the Beatles and the civil rights movement. It was a time of communes and drug experimentation. Take a peek back into this exciting era to discover a generation fighting for massive social, religious & political changes we take for granted today.
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The celebrated history of the aftermath, in the US Congress, the US Supreme Court, and the Parliament of the United Kingdom, of the sinking of the unsinkable ship. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss examine the political pressures and dirty deals that affected the Titanic enquiries, wrote new law, and changed our world.
Liverpool to Kirkby Fields
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Price: $3.21 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A glimpse at one family's life in a Liverpool overspill town during the 1950s-60s.
What Most People Don't Know About Money & The Fed
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Series: What Most People Don't Know..., Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Banks & banking
A short nonfiction book about the origins of money and The Federal Reserve System and how they affect all of us in shocking ways.
The Unauthorized Autobiography of W.B.: The War Years (1933-1945)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This memoir by Walter Bodlander, in his 90s, reflects on his odyssey as young German Jew in the 1930s fleeing to Switzerland, France, Palestine and returning to his native Germany as an officer in the US Army. The book explores some of the psychological adjustments of a boy, raised in a fully assimilated German family, coming to terms with his Jewish ancestry. Full of self reflection and humor.