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Night Rain: On Bad Jobs and Bad Bosses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Statistics show a majority of Americans hate their jobs. This is a work memoir about my life in the work force that encompasses over 40 years. I've worked as a temp, in clerical work, in restaurants, and miscellaneous tasks. I was a Jehovah's Witness, which had a major impact on my life.
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: $4.49 USD. Words: 23,000. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
What really happened? Myths and inaccuracies still blur the real story. “Titanic: Those in Peril on the Sea” is the story of the great ship, her passengers, and crew. This is my attempt to tell the story through the prism of my somewhat skeptical eye. Supporting what is real, debunking what is not.
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.
Calatorie in lumea lui Marx
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 34,760. Language: German. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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"Traveling in Marx's world" is a book about my father's experience in the communist gulag in Romania. He, Alexander Prodan was imprisoned between 1950 and 1956 and was a victim of the famous experiment which took place in the prisions of Pitesti, Aiud and Gherla.
Good Night Old Man
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by Dream Write Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Today, we still have radio and telephone – each very much advanced but telegraph collapsed in Canada on May 30th, 1972, and our beautiful language died. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, I worked and conversed in Morse code every day. For those born after 1972, Morse code was an electrical language people used to communicate with one another all over the world. I left it in the final decade of its life.
37: The Year of Portent
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
1937 – from the flooded Ohio to the new Golden Gate Bridge, from bombed Guernica to newly-opened Buchenwald to the Rape of Nanking – was a year of portent. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss, the celebrated historians of the Titanic enquiries and of the coming of the Second World War, here survey that dread year, from Tolkien and Disney to war and terror. This is history in the grand manner.
Titanic 1912
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Ken Rossignol. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The original facts and details of the Titanic disaster from the newspapers of the world bring forward the story in a vivid and striking way! Join the news stories in action as the first reports told of the RMS Titanic being towed to Halifax and all the passengers saved in erroneous first reports. Learn how the survivors were saved and about the heroes of the night who sacrificed their own lives
Enforcing the Civil Rights Act
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A new team of EEOC attorneys arrived in Miami in 1979 and discovered a class action case file hiding in a closet. Trial was scheduled to begin in just three weeks, yet nothing had been done to prepare the case for trial. This book describes how three dedicated attorneys saved the case and ultimately won a great victory for hundreds of victims of race and sex discrimination