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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History... Summarized
Series: Boiled Down, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: American English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
This is a summary of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History..Summarized by J.J. Holt
Only Behind a Cloud
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Old Linton is one of the most significant buildings in the Yass district. This book traces its fascinating and varied history from its earliest construction by ex-convict Moses Moses, through its ownership by AB Triggs (one of Australia's greatest pastoralists), to its service as a war veterans' home and lastly to its latest use as a historic home in private hands.
Open Letter to America
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book will discuss the racial divide in America from both sides, white and black. It will also ask the questions, "Why racially we feel the way that we do"? At the same time asking the most important question, "Can we survive and prosper together in the United States"?
Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,940. Language: American English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » War
Sherpatude No. 26: "Humor is a combat multiplier ..." Armed with deadpan snark and poker-faced patriotism—and rooted in the coffee-black soil and plain-spoken voice of the American Midwest—journalist-turned-poet Randy Brown (sometimes writing as "Charlie Sherpa") reveals behind-the-scenes stories of U.S. soldier-citizenship. From Boot Camp to Bagram, Afghanistan. And back home again.
Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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This ebook contains 12 brief, contemplative essays and numerous photographs documenting North Carolina's most historic swinging footbridges. Mitchell and Yancey Counties are home to 13 of the state's 23 remaining footbridges, including the oldest in the state. Lost Crossings is the first book to offer comprehensive footbridge info. Read stories, view the map, and learn about this local feature.
Traveling Asia: Tokyo, Taipei, and Hong Kong
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
This photo-based tour of Tokyo, Taipei, and Hong Kong includes over 90 pictures from several tourist sites and historic locations. A brief history or small amount of information is given before each group of pictures. Photos include various temples, a fishing village, Taipei 101, both Tokyo towers, and more.
Steam Age Machines
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
The Bellini’s of Gifford Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
My wife caught me in a weak moment when she asked if I would write a book about her family, the Bellini's proved quite a challenge as many of the likely contributors are no longer with us. The unknown family history that evolved in Australia and the mystery that still surrounds the reasons for the name changes, from Burley to Bellini to this day we can still find no record of Ivan's birth.
Empress Wu Zetian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Travel back in time over one thousand years and meet the first and only female emperor of China. Born Wu Zhao and given the reign title "Zetian" just weeks before her death in 705 CE, she was the unwanted daughter of Chancellor Wu Shihuo -- too bright, too educated, and too politically focused to make a good wife according to contemporary interpretations of the Analects of Confucius.
Traveling Asia: The Philippines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
This photo based tour of the Philippines includes a mini-guide to animals, food, shopping, and scenic shots from around the Philippines and tourist locations (such as the Banaue rice terraces.) This mini-guide won't cover Manila and mainly focuses on the north (Baguio, La Union, and Pangasinan.) I've included a few Tagalog words (with their English equivalents) and over 75 photos with descriptions
Massacre on Prospect Hill: The True Crime of Francis Lloyd Russell
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Hamilton, Ohio, was a notorious hide-out for Chicago gangsters in the era of Prohibition, and they brought with them vice and violence. The city's most horrific crime in that time had nothing to do with bootleg whiskey or fancy women, but with a hard-working bachelor trying to take care of his sick brother's family. He loved them so much, he would rather see them dead than homeless.
Stars of the Early Australian Stage. The Royal Comic Opera Company
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
The Royal Comic Opera Company was the most popular musical comedy company in Australia during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The members of this company included George Lauri, Florence Young, Carrie Moore and Celia Ghiloni. Their stories are detailed here.
I Can Live No Longer: The Story of an Indomitable Man, the only Volunteer to Auschwitz.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,510. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Captain Witold Pilecki. The only man who went to Auschwitz as a volunteer.
50 Roman Mistresses:
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Tehani Wessely. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Here are fifty extraordinary women of Ancient Rome—virtuous wives and adulterous vixens, abductees and viragos, imperial mothers and mortals who became goddesses, all taking their place in history. Their stories are told by Doctor Tansy Rayner Roberts, in her wry, insightful, highly readable manner, and by the end, you will have explored Roman history from a slightly different point of view.
Russian Test Pilot - Anatoli Kvochur A biography
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In Soviet Aviation under Joseph Stalin and post WW II the 'Cold War' and Glasnost the testing of Soviet military civil and experimental types have always been of great interest to me(see other Smashwords Editions on this subject. Many Soviet test pilots have received the highest honors for their work in this field of aviation. Anatoli Kvochur was a leading CIS test pilot this is his story...
The Voyage of the Whale Ship Esk in 1816
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by Long Lane Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
In 1816 William Scoresby Jr. sailed to the Arctic whaling grounds with his ship the Esk. But what should have been a routine and profitable voyage became a struggle for survival on the Arctic ice.
Emergency Rations: How One Young Tail Gunner Survived World War Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
In 1943, Robert Stewart Goodrich tries to enlist in the Air Force to fight the Nazi onslaught. Rejected due to irregular heartbeat, he gets his father, an Air Force Colonel, to pull strings and get him in anyway. Bob, as tail gunner in the B-17 Flying Fortress, can expect to live through perhaps only a dozen missions. Bob endures 35 missions, and shares what he learned in order to survive.
The Rex Guide to Roman Emperors
Series: The Rex Guides, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Ancient
A handy guide giving dates and information about the emperors of Ancient Rome.
Modern Pirates
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Today’s pirates are ruthless gangs of agile seagoing robbers who attack ships with assault rifles and antitank missiles.
The Rex Guide to Roman Gods and Goddesses
Series: The Rex Guides, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A handy guide to the Gods and Goddesses worshipped by the Romans. This book gives a brief description of both the major and minor gods and goddesses of ancient Rome. A useful reference to use whilst writing or reading books, watching the TV or listening to the radio. It is designed to provoke further study by the reader.