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America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century
By Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(4.00 from 1 review)
The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it always wasn't that way. Author Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league's growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion dollar business today.
From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA
By Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The 21st century version of the National Basketball Association will never be confused with the various leagues that cropped up after Dr. James Naismith came up with a game in the fall of 1891 at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Dr. Naismith put up some peach baskets and gave 18 players a soccer ball and the game of "basket ball" was born. A century later, basketball was a global sensation.
Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories
By Maymona Productions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Our starting point was to place the most basic question of identity, “Who am I?” within the complexities of culture and ethnicity. How do women respond to joy, love, ageing, violence, rage, relationships and loneliness across cultures? Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories features short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork by 40 women from around the world.
Testimoni di Genova - Cronaca di un delirio a 5 Stelle
By Massimo Del Papa
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 32,630. Language: Italian. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
Ottobre 2012-Gennaio 2014: cronaca di un cortocircuito collettivo, giorno per giorno, con le incredibili trovate di un Movimento che non c'era, ma che è stato spedito nei Palazzi del Potere da una pubblica vacanza della logica, nella pretesa di riempire di vuoto le ragioni di una esasperazione sacrosanta. “I 5 Stelle hanno cambiato tutto”, si ripeteva. 15 mesi dopo, nuovo patto Sinistra-Berlusconi
Barefoot MBA
By Vinod Shukla
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 26,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Essay » Business
How is life in India's premier rural management institute? Is it the same as other B-schools or any different owing to the exalted mission and vision of the institute's founding fathers? Or due to the peculiarity of the “sector” that it seeks to serve with its “processed human products”? Saboo and Vinnu travel to Anand from Kolkata and New Delhi and end up as next door neighbours in quest for PRM.
Beyond the Manual: A Realist's Guide to Independent School Governance
By Jim Christopher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,280. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Essay » Business
Many independent schools are poorly, or at least erratically, governed. No matter which direction people point the finger of blame, a failed or failing school has usually fallen victim to ineffective school leadership and that is invariably a product of poor governance. This practical guide goes beyond the textbook definitions of governance to explore the realities of how Boards actually work.
Gems Among the Stones; My Path to Awakening
By John Samsen
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 72,750. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Along with careers in Aerospace Engineering and car designing, John studied the sciences, Mythology, Religions, Psychology, and philosophy, in a search to understand the "big questions". Many paranormal experiences opened his mind and prepared him for a metanoia, a transformation of consciousness. With the story of his life and experiences, he includes a number of his essays.
Ruined Glory
By Felix Gonzalez
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is my story, the story of how I got onto drug's and how eventually I found a way out. Written how I best can tell this story, "my way." I hope and pray that you can be inspired from my accounts of events in my life and the things I have done. I hope it inspires you.
Social Psychology
By Ram Bansal
Series: Psychology, Book 2. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Applied psychology
The book contains articles distributed into following sections - A : Human Constitution B : Personality Traits C : Art of Living D : Personality Development E : Health and Well-being F : Constitution of Society G : Socialization Perspectives H : Social Ethics I : Individualized Relationships J : Performance and Success K : Syndromes and Cures About the Author
Laurie R. King's Sherlock Holmes
By Laurie R. King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
Essays by Laurie R. King on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Hypatia: Her Life and Times
By Faith L. Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Hypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant 5C scientist murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic killed by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Innovative mathematician or a geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of essays on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher.
Songs And Devotions of David, Volume I
By Tom Wacaster
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,580. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
“Songs and Devotions of David, Volume I” is a devotional commentary on Psalms chapters 1-24. This is the first in a seven volume series on the book of Psalms. Each volume of “Songs and Devotions of David” contain an introduction on each chapter, some background information on that same chapter, and then closes with some application for daily Christian living.
The Unofficial DC Comics Trade Paperback Timeline Vol. 2
By Collected Editions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Comics
The second volume in the Unofficial DC Comics Trade Paperback Timeline series is expanded to include over 900 titles, including all the New 52 Vol. 1s, the perfect guide for both new and established readers. The Timeline shows how to read DC's library of collected editions in order, offering a quick glance at the most significant DC events as well as collections that readers might have missed.
Tứ thư bình giải - Phần Đại học
By Lý Minh Tuấn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,730. Language: Vietnamese. Published: December 17, 2012 by Nguyễn Minh Tiến. Category: Essay » Literature
Đây là bộ sách đồ sộ lần đầu tiên được biên soạn bao gồm đủ bốn quyển sách lớn của nền văn học cổ Trung Hoa: Luận ngữ, Mạnh tử, Đại học và Trung dung. Soạn giả không chỉ làm công việc chuyển dịch, mà đặc biệt còn vận dụng những kiến thức chuyên môn của nhiều năm giảng dạy để phân tích và nêu bật từng vấn đề, trong mối quan hệ với xã hội hiện đại.
How To Make A Social Justice Warrior
By Will Shetterly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014 by CatYelling. Category: Essay » Sociology
Will Shetterly may be the only person who has gotten death threats from both racists and anti-racists. This is his history of of flamewars, black lists, and mobbing by science fiction fans who believe they will make a better world by raging on the internet.
Collected Editions Guide to the DC Comics New 52 Vol. 1
By Collected Editions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Comics
The Collected Editions Guide to the DC Comics New 52 Vol. 1 collects all the reviews of the first New 52 collections published on the Collected Editions review site, with two never-before-published reviews and a new introduction by the author.
Innovate E-Magazine issue 2
By The Innovate Team
Series: Innovate, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,880. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014 by The Wolfian Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
INNOVATE is a new literary and artistic e-magazine, devoted to bringing original and thought-provoking features from established and up-and-coming authors, artists and performers, as well as to pioneer new frontiers with enhanced media. Issue 2 includes interview with pre-historian Brien Foerster, short stories by Eric J Gates and Aaron Sargon, features on Art Zeal and singer Tamala Baldwin.
How Tony Wrote and Published Two Novels
By Tony Grayson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,080. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How Tony Wrote and Published Two Novels is a guidebook to explain how I researched, wrote, edited, published, and marketed two novels in the e-book format. A Voice from New Mill Creek: The Methodists, a Drama, is both Historical Fiction and Christian Fiction. Goodnight Paige is a Contemporary Romance.
Heartfelt Devotionals, 366 devotions for common sense living
By Brenda J Wood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
the heartfelt devotionals are short, well-written and to the point. most are sprinkled with humour. they are well thought out, crisp and snappy. the author, herself a recovered bulimic, pulls no punches but addresses a myriad of topics with honesty. some quizzes and puzzles add a different twist. this is not the usual run of the mill devotional read.
Aeneid Liber Sextus
By Dirk Bontes
Price: $3.37 USD. Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Latin
Thousands of years ago the Trojan hero Aeneas, the son of the goddess Aphrodite, traveled to the Underworld to once more meet and speak with his father Anchises. He was one of the few to return from that place with his memories intact. This book is a translation and interpretation of Vergilius' account of that fascinating journey and place. It also has brief linguistic analyses of certain names.