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Five Clare Families: A Memoir of the McMahons, Hennessys, Killeens, Cahills and Lawlors of County Clare
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Price: Free! Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This is a short account of five families that lived in and around the Newmarket-on-Fergus district in County Clare from the 1880s to the 1930s. While researching family history in Ireland presents some challenges, it is not as difficult as is often made out. This work provides a practical guide to the available sources and example of how to present the results of your research.
The New Vauban: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Mobile towers suggested for defense over trenches in conventional warfare. Interchangeable body armor and shields through piecework parts. Mole machines, earthquake warfare and deep citadels reviewed and opined upon. Basics of fortification is discussed.
Articles, Particles, and Facts
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Price: Free! Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Articles and newspaper items from around the world of the areas of Baldoyle, Howth, Portmarnock, and Sutton County Dublin Ireland.
Baby Killers
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Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author Jim Morris ponders the hated nickname "Baby Killers" given to Vietnam War soldiers, and then explains the extraordinary lengths U.S. soldiers go to in order to avoid civilian casualties, often at the soldiers' own expense.
The Green Berets Fiftieth Anniversary
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author and ex-Green Beret Jim Morris attends a fiftieth anniversary party for the Green Berets. This special forces unit traces its history back to the dawn of World War II when the OSS ran American intelligence's field operations in conjunction with resistance and guerilla fighters from countries occupied by the Nazis.
Sharavega
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Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Exploring truth, while still being relevant and thoroughly entertaining.
Plan RD: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A war plan integrated into an economic viability shift to the hunter/gatherer aspect of human society. We sabotage alliances against us through raiding and destruction of assets overseas.
Recollections of Vitamin Research by Suzuki Umetaro
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vitamins
These are reminiscences of Suzuki Umetaro, the discoverer of vitamin B.
The Waltons - Book One 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: 3,700. Language: British English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
The first 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.
How I Met Rommel - Memoirs of an Officer
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You set the price! Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Biography of WW2 officer who escaped POW camp and returned to join SHAEF. He had a guardian angel which he called 'luck'. He interpreted documents at Flensberg where Doenitz surrendered after Hitler's death. Several documents including signed letters and a birthday card to Hitler are published for the first time for historical interest and an Allied summary of Operation Sealion.
Шелковица Шекспира
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: Russian. Published: October 7, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Category: Essay » Literature
Подлинная история «Шелковицы Шекспира» малоизвестна широкой публике. Писатель и актер Кейр Катлер, представляет увлекательный исторический отчет о том, как шелковичное дерево, росшее на заднем дворе принадлежавшего Шекспиру дома в Стратфорде-на-Эйвоне, превратилось в «один из самых ценных активов города» и почему его удаление расценивалось как «святотатство». Перевел с английского Boris Seaweed.
Great Heavyweights: The Punch Felt 'Round the World
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Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Who really was the greatest heavyweight of all time?
Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend
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Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Essay » Political
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Slightly altered from its original appearance in Soldier of Fortune magazine, Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend tells the story of four men as they battle war and life. However, when one man, Vietnam Vet Rick Rescorla (a major character in We Were Soldiers Once...And Young), is tested during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the beauty of a true hero is shown.
Chimps with Nukes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Essay » Political
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In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
THE ASSIMILATION OF AN AUSSIE BACKPACKER Into an English Life Style and Work Force 1952
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Price: Free! Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
This book tells of my experiences of working in England for three months and being included in the social life style of a young English group of married people of my age. Kings the excellent English company I worked for in my trade, was located adjacent to the famous LNER railway line and I was able to watch a cavalcade of famous passenger steam trains that I had read about in my railway books.
Edge Of Eternity
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You set the price! Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle
The Story Of Imam Hussein
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
The story of imam Hussein Part one Edited by Hussein Abbas Dedication To imam Hussein himself and all who heard about him. Summary This is ilustared history based on real events painted by many artist of different times. Imam Hussein was the son of Ali ibn Abi Ṭalib (fourth Rashidun Caliph of Sunni Islam, and first Imam of Shia Islam) and Fatimah Zahra (daughter of the
Les Mémoires de la marquise de la Rochejaquelein
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Series: La Guerre de Vendée, Livre 1. You set the price! Words: 136,160. Language: French. Published: September 23, 2014 by Philippe Prisson. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ces Mémoires racontent les batailles, les grands désastres, les misères qui marquent les plus funestes guerres civiles de l’histoire de France, la Guerre de Vendée.
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 6 ~ Waterloo
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Price: Free! Words: 60,760. Language: American English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium, on 18 June 1815. The French Army led by Napoleon Bonaparte, was pitted against an Allied army, under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and the Prince of Orange, combined with a Prussian army led by Gebhard von Blucher. We know Napoleon lost the battle, but with new evidence now available, we examine who actually won. The result may surprise you.
A Poor Man's Life
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Price: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
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Richard Ford was an agricultural worker who should have disappeared into obscurity, leaving no record of his existence save a slight hollow in an English churchyard. But he left a significant voice of his time of poverty in the annals of the Houses of Parliament, when he was interviewed by government inspectors looking into the effect of the new Poor Laws in 1837. This is the story of his life.