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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.
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
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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?
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 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.
The Hamlet of Howth Junction
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Price: Free! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The tiny hamlet of Howth Junction grew from the passing of the railway through this area of North Dublin in Ireland. The early inhabitants worked either on the land or on the railway. The late twentieth century saw the hamlet swallowed into the greater Dublin area thereby losing its identity as a small rural community. This book sets out to record the arrival of the railway here and the people
Volcano Meme 1
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Price: Free! Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Egypt
An Apocalyptic meme runs like a thread through the Bible. To what extent is this meme related to a natural disaster that occurred in the Mediteranean in the 17th Century BC?
Heliopolis 2
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Price: Free! Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Egypt
Heliopolis, and its ancient Priesthood are far more important in the history and development of the West than is currently acknowledged. In 'Heliopolis 1' we intimated that as far as the Judeo-Christian heritage is concerned, there is much to be learned by following the Heliopolis trail. 'Heliopolis 2' starts to follow some of the leads.
Assassination of John F Kennedy
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Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: British English. Published: November 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This ebook explains to readers the mystery of the JFK assassination in Nov 1963 – why it happens, and the exact date and time of its occurrence. The immediate reactions of investors are to sell down stocks. But stocks rally the next trading day. Why? The market movements can be foreseen by applying our prediction methodology.
The Story of Imam Hussein Zainab's Role
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This is ilustared history based on real events painted by many artist of different times. Imam Hussein was the son of Ali ibn Abi į¹¬alib (fourth Rashidun Caliph of Sunni Islam, and first Imam of Shia Islam) and Fatimah Zahra (daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) and the younger brother of Hasan ibn Ali. He is an important figure in Islam, as he is a member of the Ahl al-Bayt.
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.
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.