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The Armoured Train Incident
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
On 15 November 1899, near the start of the Anglo-Boer War, an armoured train with a young Winston Churchill aboard ground its way through the misty hinterland of Natal, South Africa. The Boers, fearsome, brave Afrikaner farmers known for their marksmanship, had proved to be a formidable force. As the train steamed along, the soldiers were aware the elusive foe could strike at any time.
Ancient Mesopotamia: A Ducksters Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Ancient
This book about Ancient Mesopotamia is brought to you by the makers of the popular children's educational website Ducksters. Inside the book, you will travel through the history of Ancient Mesopotamia learning about its culture, people, and famous cities. You will read about the great kingdoms of Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. You will also discover what it was like to live in Ancient Mesopotamia.
Catherine de Valois
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Series: The Legendary Women of World History, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Biographical / European
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In 1401, Catherine de Valois seemed like just another daughter to King Charles VI of France and his wife, Queen Isabeau of Bavaria, doomed to live forever in obscurity. That is until she became the excuse King Henry V of England needed in order to declare war with France. Based on primary source accounts supplemented by research from the BBC.
Claridade - La coscienza illuminata di Capo Verde
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: Italian. Published: February 26, 2014 by Fuoco Edizioni. Category: Essay » Literature
Saggio sulla storia della letteratura capoverdiana e le sue sperimentazioni culturali.
Voices in Wartime Anthology
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,540. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Poetry, essays, interviews from witnesses to war. Soldiers and civilians give voice to the trauma, suffering, and longterm damage caused by war, and the need for the nation and community to accept the challenge of healing the wounds of war. Contributors include Jonathan Shay, Brian Turner, Jonathan Schell, Emily Warn, Wilfred Owen, Chris Hedges, Andrew Himes, etc.
Dear Susie: Tales from the Mill Village
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a series of short stories taking place in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina, revolving around life in a textile/cotton mill village. The stories center around the author's family and friends. It is a humorous look back at what life was like in a small town in scenes from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Monty's Greatest Victory: The Drive for the Baltic, April-May 1945
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,370. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Charles Whiting tells how this enigmatic soldier achieved his goal through ruthless generalship and a typical disregard for orders from above.
Not So Fast: Meandering Through Angels Camp, California
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Meandering Through Angels Camp explores the mining and literary history of one of California's best preserved Gold Rush towns. (4800 words) The Not So Fast travel essays explore fascinating places for readers who enjoy slow and easy travels — who like photographing landscapes, wandering gentle trails, strolling through libraries or along ocean beaches, who like to check out historic buildings.
March! The Fight for Civil Rights in a Land of Fear
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,820. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011 by Stephen Delear. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1929, the white citizens of Nacogdoches, Texas drove their African-American neighbors into a ghetto at the edge of town. The aftereffects of this event haunted the community for more than four decades.
Thou Art My Son. Part One B. Call To Arms.
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Price: $1.61 USD. Words: 35,660. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
This is the revealing of the Seventh Angel that is commanded by Jesus Christ in Heaven for your reading if you expect to survive the entrapment created by Satan to destroy your freedom of the Christian Church. I must read for the survival and salvation of the Church. Satan wants you kidnapped and murdered by invasion! The time is short and you only have months before the great unveiling of Christ.
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This book traces the history of how the celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. has changed from the time of the Pilgrims in 1621 to modern day 2012. What started as a religious observance marked by worship, prayer, a hearty meal and a community attitude of thankfulness has transitioned over time to a secular long weekend filled with family, friends, over-eating, watching football and shopping.
Boudicca
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The wrath of a Queen causes the death of one hundred and thirty thousand people, the destruction of three cities and the humiliation of an Empire. Based on the true story of Britain’s first Queen
Bizarre Takings Cases in the United States and Australia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Real estate and property law
A dispute about who owns garbage? A court case over who gets to operate San Quentin Prison? A fight regarding use of a church pew? Bizarre as these examples sound, each was a real court case in either the United States or Australia, in which the government took private property. In clear, simple language this volume presents some of the quirkier "takings" cases in legal history.
Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni
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Series: The Legendary Women of World History, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Biographical / European
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Why is The Morrígan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know! In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain -- until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever. For children and teens.
Karbala, The Complete Picture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by The World Federation of KSIMC. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History
The real significance of the mission of Imam Husein (as) at Karbala can only be understood by knowing what went on before, during and after this campaign. This book sets out to do just that. The book is written using bullet points, short paragraphs and plain language to make the reading easy, quick, enjoyable and interesting.
Etruscan Origins
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Etruscans remain one of Western Europe’s most enigmatic people. Where they came from is uncertain. Herodotus believed they were from Lydia. Dionysius of Halicarnassus argued they were indigenous to Tuscany. This overview sets out the models of causation used to explain their origins and incorporates the finding of recent DNA studies.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Kate tells of the little-known history and culture of the Gypsies in Australia from the First Fleet to the present day. By drawing on the oral history of the Romani and the written word of the non-Gypsies, her cultural heritage and five years of recent itinerant research, she reveals how this maligned, landless, ethnic nation has brought the best of their culture to share with their neighbours.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History... Summarized
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Series: Boiled Down, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: American English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
This is a summary of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History..Summarized by J.J. Holt
Twelve Inventors Who Changed the World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,000. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
This book discusses several virtually unknown but amazing inventors and also provides incredibly impressive but little known histories of some recognized inventors. The entire technology of the world we live in today is quite literally built on the work of these individuals. A study of their achievements and the reasons for their achievements despite huge obstacles is worthwhile for anyone.
Ruff Puff : A
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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Some Americans called them “Ruff-Puffs” and laughed at them. We called them our brothers and lived and fought alongside them every day in South Vietnam. These militia troops fought for freedom for their towns and families - and we fought with them. This is the story of a MAT team (5 American Army advisors) in one of the 244 Districts in South Vietnam and about our great militia counterparts.