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The Mighty Mughal Emperors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Jahangir and lustre and fashion of Noorjahan which was immortalised by Shahjahan by constructing the Taj Mahal in Agra could not be retained by the unwisely and intolerant policy of Aurangzeb. All the successors of Aurangzeb were incompetent. Aurangzeb wanted to divide his kingdom amongst his three sons.
The Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker, or The Story of Pottery in a Box
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Yes, not only was there (and is there) such a thing as a saggar, but there was also something or someone known as a saggar maker’s bottom knocker. And the route to the saggar bottom knocking starts with ancient China and takes in a few alchemists, white gold, Marco Polo, missionaries, house arrest, and even a wallaby along the way.
Sydney Under Siege: As It Happened 15 December 2014
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
I work in the building next to the Lindt Café. Shortly after news of the Siege broke, I found myself locked out. Gradually, I realised my usual day had been pulled out from under me. For the first time, I had become a witness to history. This is my account of the day terrorism returned to Sydney. It is based partly on contemporaneous notes I scribbled on the day.
*(Holy) War: How the Crusades Almost Killed Christianity
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Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Were the Crusades a legitimate attempt by Christendom to recapture a holy city, or merely a strategy employed by the Western Church to regain control of a religion in schism? This controversial question is explored through the annals of historical record, from multiple viewpoints.
Constantine: The Emperor of Tolerance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Many historians in the past have seen Constantine as a secret pagan who used Christianity as a political device or a God-sent Emperor who converted a whole nation to Christianity. Since Constantine's personal beliefs allowed for both paganism and Christianity, he created an Empire of tolerance or a religiously neutral realm (as far as what you wanted to believe).
America: One Nation, Under Heavy Divide
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Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Are we one people, and one America? Or is there much more to it than that? Presidents like FDR, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan; are elections like those that created these great men even possible in the 21st Century? Or are we left to spin the tale of Presidents, Elections, and aspects of American History itself gone by, and therefore, never to be seen by anyone again?
A Painful Journey and More
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899 after a personal tragedy. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
The Tragedy of Minnie McGee
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
A portrait of the first woman sentenced to the death penalty on Prince Edward Island. The author delves into the mindset of Minnie McGee , the terrible consequences and her life after incarceration.
The Duties of a King
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Arthashastra is an ancient Sanskrit treatise on statecraft, economic pollcy and military strategy. We present a small excerpt from this book, in an illustrated and light reading format. This excerpt describes the duties that a king must perform, over the course of each day and night, divided into sixteen periods. Flip through the life of a King, twenty three centuries ago.
Inside the Government: Conspiracy Theory Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Investigations of different conspiracy theories involving the United States Government. These conspiracy theories include: September 11, 2001, population control, crack cocaine, AIDS, and assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
World War II memoirs
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Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
More than 16 million Americans fought in World War 2; there were 290,000 casualties. The average length of service was 16 months. Many of these men were no more than boys when they went to war – some were not even 18 years old. Yet, they fought, and died, to insure our freedom. Most came home to relative obscurity, but they should not be forgotten. They are Heroes.
The Mayers - Book Three Of A Series Of Short Books Recording Some Of The Family History Research Carried Out By Kath And Phil Walton
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Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The third in a series of short books which recording the Walton family as researched by Phil Walton. Most of the ancestors are from North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop
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Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Jim Morris (author of War Story) published his story about the making of the Disney movie, Operation Dumbo Drop, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, about the efforts of the Green Berets in transporting elephants (hence "Dumbo") via helicopter over the Vietnamese jungle while the war was going on. Pretty crazy...and based on a real event! Turns out making the movie was every bit as difficult.
Infoboxx Book of Sikaman Awards
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Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
This is a collection of Sikaman Awards from 2010 to 2014, supported by Infoboxx. The awards are compiled annually, using social media. It is meant to be fun but also chronicle the events of each year in Ghana.
The Irish Celtic Church
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Series: History & Myth. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Following on from Book 2 “Heroes, Kings & Warrior Queens”, explore the origins of Irish myth and the famous monks of the Irish Celtic Church who served as a beacon of light in a dark Europe. Read of Ireland’s Golden Era as a centre of learning, spreading education and Christianity through its monastic and spiritual teachings.
Three Blind Mice
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
The wonderfully dark (and yet true) stories behind our favorite children's nursery rhymes.
Women in the Book Trade: Three Women Publishers of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting
This book profiles three women publishers at three women's presses: Emily Faithfull at the Victoria Press in the nineteenth century, and Lilian Mohin at Onlywomen Press and Sue Butterworth at Silver Moon Books in the twentieth century. For the reader interested in printing by women as well as publishing by women this book provides an account of those experiences also.
The Hollands - Book Two Of A Series Of Short Books Recording Some Of The Family History Research Carried Out By Phil Walton
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Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
The second in a series of short books which records the Holland family as researched by Phil Walton. Most of the ancestors are from North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.
A Hot Time in the Cold War, Moscow 1967-68
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,180. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author describes what it was like living in the American Embassy in Moscow, USSR, from 1967-68 in the middle of the Cold War. He was a staff sergeant in the Defense Intelligence Agency who was also the part time editor of TWIM (This Week in Moscow) the only free press in the USSR.
French Holidays & Traditions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In this book you will learn the secret history behind many French traditions. One or two short stories, related to a French holiday or tradition, are presented in each of the twelve chapters (one for each month), and followed by a list of holidays. Written in an entertaining style, but packed with information, this is a handy reference for a monthly dose of French culture.