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The Star Spangled Banner
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Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
Growth and Decline of Economies of Europe and US
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Price: Free! Words: 44,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history
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The wealth of Europe and the US was built on ethnic cleansing, slave labor and colonies. Non availability of these resources is the primary cause of the decline of the developed economies. The financial conditions of central governments, state governments, municipalities and the people of the developed world are not going to improve unless there is a major change in their economic policies.
Raising Ruckus: The Decline of Public Education in the 21st Century
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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What is the purpose of education? Why did we create a national school system? The answers are a lot darker than you think. Before we can solve the problems in schools today, we must consider how schools were first started. Witbeck takes the reader back in time to the Industrial Revolution to discover what our schools are really for, the hidden agenda of education, and how it can be stopped.
Flags of the United States
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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Tells the history of how each of the State flags in the United States got their names and designs. This is an excellent book for youngsters studying American History.
Rediscovering Richard III
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology
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In September 2012, archaeologists unearthed remains from a Leicester car park, covering what was once the city’s medieval Franciscan friary. After five months of waiting and exhaustive scientific tests, those bones were revealed to be those of Richard III, the infamous last Plantagenet king of England and the last English King to die in battle.
The Pencil Case
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
Investigative Medium - the Awakening
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
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Mystery, murder, suspense, and a passionately romantic love story set in a time that history forgot. Laine moved to an 18th Century Maryland plantation and found herself suddenly psychic. Since then, life has never been the same. Join Laine as she journeys from her first clairvoyant experience to acceptance of her gift, with the help of the spirit Jannette, a slave she meets along the way.
A Touch of Imagination: An Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Hungary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
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Author Chris Wilkinson explores Hungary, the nation where East meets West in Europe. He takes readers on a journey through its incredible past in a series of enlightening historical and travel essays. Readers learn how Hungary has been built up, conquered and freed, torn apart and stitched together. Why it is constantly on the mend and busting open old wounds. Come along on a fascinating journey.
From The Medes to the Mullahs A History Of Iran
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Series: In Brief, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
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This book offers an accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the long and rich history of Iran. Starting around 600 bce it traces the main historical events finishing with the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. It would be of particular interest to the non-academic person who wants to understand a country that is frequently misunderstood.
C-Cameron: Donald Cameron's Memoirs of World War II in Bomber Command
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Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: British English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and a young Canadian working at the experimental gardens in Craibstone, Scotland, voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These are the memoirs of my late grandfather, Don Cameron, Lancaster bomber pilot with RAF Squadron 115 based at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. They cover his training, his active service, and his later flying with BOAC.
The Colorful Love Affairs of Dr. Jose Rizal
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Price: Free! Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
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It fascinatingly features Jose Rizal’s romantic affairs with Segunda Katigbak, Leonor Valenzuela, Leonor Rivera, Consuelo Ortiga y Rey, Seiko Usui, Gertrude Beckett, Suzanne Jacoby, Nellie Boustead, and Josephine Bracken. Artistically and scholarly written, this book reveals the Filipino hero’s very human side. Fusing romance and history, it also tackles controversial issues about his girlfriends.
Two Voyages~There and Back One Fabulous~ the other Not So Fabulous
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Price: Free! Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
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the book describes a fabulous voyage I took from australia on the way to a working holiday in uk.. i backpacked through the uk and the continent and was one of the first backpackers to leave australia after ww2 in 1951. the return journey to australia in 1953 was a voyage that was not at all fabulous for me. both ships were migrant ships.
Guide to become a better person (Confucius) (Di Zi Gui)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
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Di Zi Gui is made or gathered from Confucius teachings. it gives us guidelines on how we should behave towards our family and friends and the moral way of life. this book is truly inspirational. I translated most of it myself. please forgive my English if you cant understand some of them. my is email is yinny2@hotmail.com. feel free to contact me for any misunderstandings..
A Collection of English Editorials by a Chinese Editor-in-Chief
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 69,210. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
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Chinese is a very difficult language to the Westerners, so is English to the Chinese. Over 70 years ago, Sun, Jui-chin was a Chinese journalist who was appointed as a director and editor-in-chief from October 1945 to September 1946. This book contains 72 editorials.
Jacob's Courage: A Holocaust Love Story
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 288,920. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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Jacob's Courage is a tender coming of age love story of two young adults during the Holocaust. This historical novel explores the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are murdered. From despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.
A Ransomed Yankee: Epic Voyage of the Whleship Milo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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One week after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, on a calm morning, the Whaleship Milo sailed out of New Bedford harbor on a voyage that would impact many lives and make Civil war history. This is her story.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
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Price: $1.04 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
Secrets of the Sun Sects
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,600. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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An ancient solar paradigm is revealed that embraces many ancient cultures. It is shown how the pyramids and temples were used for an eco industry. When combined with mirrors, able to make glass, metals and win wars a new view is forced. The ancients were not worshipping the sun, they were using it to support their society, art and science. Evidence comes from texts, relics, proofs and demos.
Burning Sands
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
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Before the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico all earth was threatened by the oil disaster in the Persian Gulf — over 700 oil wells were set on fire by Saddam Hussein. It was predicted it would take decades to extinguish them. This is the true story of the heroic men who set a world record in killing those wild wells in just five months and saved the earth from toxic fallout
Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus - My Sabbatical in Israel
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
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A journal with reflections covering an Episcopal priest's 28 day sabbatical in the Israel. Traveling alone and on foot most of the time, I spent 3 weeks in Jerusalem and 1 in Galilee. I also visited Bethlehem, Herodian, Qumran, Masada, and Beit Shean. I didn't find Jesus there. I had brought him with me and I felt he showed me around this place that was his earthly home.