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The Devil Takes Half
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Series: A Greek Islands Mystery, Book 1. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 95,070. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A beautiful archeologist and daughter of a local ship owner is found dead at a dig on the Greek Island of Chios. After the body of her young assistant is also discovered, the chief officer of the local police force, Yiannis Patronas, suspects that the pair turned up something of real value, all evidence to the contrary, and sets out to conquer the evil threatening his formerly peaceful island.
Whaling in early New Zealand
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A short account of the Whaling days in New Zealand. The oil from the blubber of the Whales was a valuable commodity in those days ,where it was used to light oil lamps as well as to lubricate delicate machinery and watches. The introduction of the motor car oil and petrol, gas lamps and electricity caused a gradual decline in its use. New Zealand ceased commercial whaling in 1964..
The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights
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Price: Free! Words: 28,310. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book explains how the Ninth Amendment is the key to understanding rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality and natural rights of the founding generation.
TEI, a Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,130. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In a nation devastated by World War II, Tei Fujiwara wrote her memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. Tei’s memoir began in August 1945 in Manchuria and has continued in Japan through 46 printings, a movie, TV series and recognition from the Imperial Family. Now her story continues in English for another new generation.
The SOTCW World War I Compendium
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The SOTCW World War I Compendium provides wargamers with a wealth of resources. Included are scenarios, Orders of Battle, histories, and more. This compendium brings together over 25 articles by 18 authors, covering all aspects of World War I, on land, at sea, and in the air, in all theatres. The articles were originally published in the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal.
A Lifetime to Celebrate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,740. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is about a Cajun family's journey through a lifetime of events that tests their courage, convictions, and human spirit.
UTU
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Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Two hundred and fifty years ago New Zealand and its Maori inhabitants were almost unknown to the European.community. This is a true story of a tragic event that occurred in 1809 when the ship "Boyd' was looted and burned and the carnage which followed..
Unexpected Odyssey: Danzig to Tennessee
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 246,740. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
A memoir of a European immigrant, surviving WW ll and growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Graduated the Merchant Marine Academy, spent life on 14 ships and was the first member of Texas Maritime Academy faculty as Associate Professor, into business as an Engineering Sales Specialist. Retired and then to graduate school, a career as an Executive Chef and finally to Tennessee as an addiction counselor.
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
Angola in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Portuguese Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions, Luanda, Huambo, Benguela, Cabinda, Lobito
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,190. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Angola, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
Cydwybod mewn Carchar
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Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a Welsh language essay on the only minister of religion in Wales to be imprisoned during the Great War as a conscientious objector. Hanes achos y gwrthwynebydd cydwybodol, y Parchedig Benjamin Meyrick, yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr. Os nad ydach chi'n gyfarwydd iawn efo lawrlwytho e-lyfrau yna'r peth gorau ichi ydi dewis 'PDF' isod.
Through Colonial Eyes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
The story of Australian Colonial art from precolonial times, discovery, settlement and exploration to the centenary period (1880s) through the eyes of the artists at the time.
Algeria in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions, Algiers, Sahara, Berbers, Terrorist Groups
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,900. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Algeria, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
They Came with Cromwell The story of the Nunn Family of County Wexford, Ireland.
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,070. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is the history of the Nunn family of wexford in ireland, who came to these shores with oliver cromwell with the sole purpose of conquering all opposition in ireland, religious, political and cultural. The nunn family settlement in wexford commenced with the granting of over 3000 acres of land confiscated from the defeated irish. The family settled and reigned in wexford for over 300 years.
Manet's Women
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Édouard Manet, the quintessential painter of modern life, was a man of his times and his paintings were powerful, often shocking and controversial representations of modern society, particularly in his depictions of women.
50 Roman Mistresses:
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Tehani Wessely. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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.
Mary of the Mayflower
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Scrivener Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Mary's world changes forever when her father announces that they will join the Pilgrims traveling to the New World in search of more freedom and a better life. She must leave her older sisters and friends, and even her cat. With only the clothes on her back and her grandmother's locket, Mary joins her parents aboard the Mayflower and starts the dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
A Preface to History: Analysis and Criticism
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Series: Continuing Education, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Carl Gustavson's classic "A Preface to History" provides a fruitful source through which to examine a normative approach to history, debate the nature of objectivity in historical discussion, investigate historical-mindedness as a practical tool and analyze the basic forces that drive history. This paper presents shortcomings in Gustavson's approach to history.
auf Wiedersehen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,990. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Rogue Phoenix Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Cities in ashes, endless bread lines, potato soup by candlelight, people herded along with whips, soldiers in splendid boots and swastikas everywhere, a little girl with chestnut pigtails reaching for her first Hershey bar–these are a few of the images that come to life in my memoir.
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.