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Chronology of Important Events in South Sudan Nation
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Discipleship Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This book is a public domain item. You are welcome to read it for personal references about South Sudan. You may be a South Sudanese or not, but you must not publish this book for commercial purposes. Read it for yourself and stay blessed.
The Best Medicine
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Based on the personal autograph book of a WW1 volunteer Red Cross nurse it gives an insight to life in a military hospital from 1914 until 1918. Hitherto unpublished verses and drawings by seriously wounded servicemen were offered in gratitude to the nurse who freely dedicated years of her life to their welfare.
E' Guerra - Easy Italian Reader
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: Italian. Published: July 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Italian
E' Guerra - Easy Italian Reader Improvvisamente é arrivata la prima prova di difesa per la libertà ed il prezzo da pagare sarà carissimo. Roosevelt presenta il suo caso al consiglio e l'America va' in guerra. Era l'anno 1941.
Residual Affects
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Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Ezarie Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Residual Affects is a poetry book that is supplemented with photography. Half of the poetry pieces are commentary on life situations while the other half has a war related theme. The poetry and photographs featured in this book are the creative responses to the author’s and photographer’s bout with PTSD stemming from their deployment to Iraq between 2005 and 2006.
An Incarcerated Conscience
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Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Ben Meyrick was the only ordained Christian minister in Wales to be jailed for being a conscientious objector during the First World War. Amazing bravery was displayed on the battle field during the War, of that there is no doubt, but neither can we deny that considerable bravery was also displayed by the conscientious objectors. Here is one man's story.
Brown Water Red Blood - A Sailor's Memories of his Tour of Duty with TF-117 in the Mekong Delta, Republic of Vietnam
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Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Three short stories telling of the author's experiences as a member of the Brown Water Navy, Mobile Riverine Force 117, in the Mekong Delta Region of the Republic of Vietnam in 1968. 1. "Will I Finally Find Some Peace?" - Reflects upon the author's tour of duty 2. "Brothers in Blood" - A firefight with the Viet Cong 3. "No Two Minute Warning" - The sinking of a support ship by a Viet Cong
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..
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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..
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gas Fume Fugitive: The True Crime of Charlie King
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Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Late one fall night in 1929, the barber Charlie King opened the gas lines of his home and left his four sons and wife sleeping in the deadly fumes, then hopped on a freight train heading north. It was a year before he would show up behind a barber chair 250 miles away.
Will The Real Albert Speer Please Stand Up? The Many Faces of Hitler’s Architect
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
In the years since the Nuremberg trial, biographers have been fascinated with the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man rumoured to replace him. This short book looks at the events leading up to the Nuremberg trial, and the trial itself, to understand the man behind the enigma.
The Arsenic Affair: The True Crime of Belle Wardlow and Harry Cowdry
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Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
When the farmer Lorel Wardlow died from an acute case of quinsy after a long illness, the country doctor who took care of him signed off on the death certificate without an autopsy, but the little town of Kyle was soon buzzing with gossip about his widow. The scandal that rocked Southwest Ohio in 1917 includes an exhumation of the body, three trials, one hung jury and a prison break.
From the Life of the Colditz Mayor: Georg Leuschner (1549-1620)
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Series: Genealogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Dr. Johannes Loschke was a descendant of the subject of this genealogical abstract: Georg Leuschner. Loschke lived more than 350 years after Leuschner, but had enough material from the family’s own archives to delve into history on a solid footing.
Three Block War: Darkside
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Three Block War: Darkside chronicles 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2004.
covert operation
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Price: Free! Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Set in western Germany in 1947 this is a dramatised version of a true event. A young woman who has escaped from the eastern sector unwittingly exposes a forger helping to get Nazi war criminals out of Germany on false documents..