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A Short History of the Game Of Chess
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Chess has been a favored game for almost fifteen hundred years. Its origins in India, the game spread over the ancient world, becoming the favorite game in medieval courts. By the Twentieth Century, world competitions emerged and chess became a fierce contest between Cold War antagonists. Today humans compete against not just other humans, but against computers as well. In addition, the computers
A Collection of Historical Quotations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
An inspiring collection of historical quotations from some of the most prolific of our time.
Ten thousand year old boats found on Britain's hillsides
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
On the hillsides of Britain are chalk and stone remnants of monuments that are between five and ten thousand years old. These monuments are curious for they are long and thin in shape, surrounded by moats and our ancestors placed their dead inside for their last journey - the problem is these symbolic images were built thousands years before ships were supposedly invented.
History And Facts
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A collection of historical events about great people, amazing places in the world, cultures, traditions, festivals, nuclear weapons and incredible facts round the world with emphasis on Nigeria.
A Brief History of Candle Making
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The invention of the candle revolutionized human experience. Before the candle, darkness ruled the night.
Early VTOL Aircraft (before 1967)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This ebook is a brief history, up until late 1967, of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Originally written before the use of computers it contains some interesting photographs of aircraft some of which failed to go into production and others which proved to be successful. This ebook is offered in the hope that it will prove useful to others interested in the topic of early VTOL aircraft.
The Book of British Firsts
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 456,190. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Ever wondered what all the things are the British invented? What the Scots discovered? What records the English set, what world firsts belong to Wales? The Book of British Firsts presents the biggest-ever, most extensively researched collection of the inventions, discoveries, records and other firsts of the British people from pre-history to the modern day ever assembled.
A Short History of Coins
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Coins are much easier to use to pay for things than carrying a cow in your pocket. Before the advent of coinage, people used many things as a medium of exchange. Tobacco, shells, and yes, cows. The advent of coinage presented people with a convenient way to transport and store wealth.
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age
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Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
Equality And Justices
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,320. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
It has long been my belief that the greatness of America has arisen in large part out of the diversity of her peoples. Before the war, peoples of Japanese ancestry were a small but valuable element in our population. Their record of law-abiding, industrious citizenship was surpassed by no other group.
Historia del Cine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: Spanish. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Aquí encontrarás una breve descripción sobre la historia del cine que podrás leer de forma amena y rápida.
Traditi e traditori
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 4, 2014 by PulpEdizioni. Category: Essay » Political
Una storia suddivisa in tre parti - "Latina tradita", "La Destra tradita" e "L'Italia tradita" - che si apre con una dedica ad una persona davvero speciale e si chiude con riflessioni legate all'attualità
Un lombardo alla prima guerra mondiale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,190. Language: Italian. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Le memorie che il nonno di mia moglie, Ettore Molinari, ha scritto, ormai quasi ottantenne, nella seconda metà degli anni ’60. Sono ricordi che, partendo dalla famiglia d’origine, raccontano in prima persona cos’è stato, per un laborioso artigiano del Varesotto col talento dello scultore, il più sanguinoso e inutile conflitto della storia, combattuto da alpino nelle trincee, nel fango e nella neve
The United States Open Golf Champions: Their Championship and Story
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 184,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Professionals and amateurs from all walks of life and from all social and economic backgrounds have won the US Open championship. This is the history of all of the US Open champions through 2013.
Steam Age Machines
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery
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A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
Assam Tea - The journey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
"Tea" is perhaps the world's highest consumed drink, after water! Everyday, innumerable cups of this brew is consumed by millions all over the world without actually knowing or understanding the "how" factor. This book looks at "the journey" that the finished product has to undergo in order to get into our "morning cuppa" to kick-start our day!
Chrysler's Mightiest V-8
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The definitive history of the great Chrysler hemi-head V-8 and the cars it powered from the 1950s through the 1970s. Illustrated with many rare photos. Anthony Young is also the author of the best-selling Mighty Mopars.
American Celebration
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Spero Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Holidays (non-religious)
Thoroughly researched, American Celebration analyzes and discusses the various components of holidays, festivals, and celebrations. Why do brides wear white? Why do new fathers pass out cigars? These, and many more questions are answered in depth and detail.
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
‘It’s not winning silver; it’s losing gold’, says a famous Nike ad, hammering home the painful truth that posterity has little compassion for those who finish second. They are, more often than not, expunged from history, years – perhaps even decades – of grinding toil and desperate hope cast into the dustbin of history.
One Last Thing: The Untold History Of The Martial Arts Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,120. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
What if, in a dialog between the past and the present, between the real and the fictitious, innovative writers and fighters such as Bruce Lee, Alan Watts, Marshall McLuhan, Kwai Chang Caine, Carl Young, and Lao Tzu were brought back to life and transported to the present so they might raise an index finger, lean forward and whisper knowingly, “Oh, before I forget, One Last Thing!"