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The Wisdom of Beer
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The annual Cobra Gold joint military operation arrives in Pattaya dumping thousands of US naval and marine personnel on the city. Russian Mafia and local Chinese-Thai gangsters decide this is a good time to rob a warehouse filled with war weapons. Duvel, a retired American, a caretaker for his aged Thai stepmother, also looks over the well-being of foreign expats as a member of the Pattaya Fore...
Webster
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Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 39,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A closed world of insiders. An influx of outsiders. Three old graves on Cherokee Bluff, their occupants and secrets long forgotten, become the center of an unusual land dispute when a stranger brings news of past events that will rock a local community's understanding of its history.
An Equal Sharing of Miseries: A Winston & Churchill Case
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Series: Winston & Churchill Case Files, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
In the aftermath of a botched immigration raid, a supernatural force that preys on the living is released. Lexie Winston & Henry Churchill must figure out what it is with the help of a grief-stricken ICE agent out for revenge. Can they save an man's life from being devoured while protecting an innocent victim while facing the doubts and lack of trust creeping into their partnership?
Playing God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 142,730. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
As war breaks out in the Taiwan Strait, computer hacker Mark D'Auria joins with Italian secret service agent Antonio Felli, and FBI agent Alex Steele to stop Kane, the man behind a diabolical plot. They race against time to unravel a web of global intrigue that includes, an assassinated pope, an ancient manuscript, a centuries old secret society and a deadly deep space probe poised at Area 51
Old Friends
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Knotted Road Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Wei Fu not only loves the law, he respects it, which is more than those lazy students of his do. When one of his students shows an interest, Wei Fu befriends him, answers his questions. Too many of his questions. Until Wei Fu finds himself contemplating breaking the law himself, unless an old, true friend steps in to help. This short story is set in Tang dynasty China.
Taking the Long Way Home: An Unexpected Adventure from Shanghai to Hangzhou
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Undisputedly, Hangzhou, known for its extravagant natural beauty and thousands of years of tea and silk culture, is simply the most traditionally elegant city in China. It is a "must see" on an China itinerary. But, be careful how you get there!
Qi lái! - Arise!
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,390. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by Edition Katzenschwanz. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Translated from German - available in English 1st time! From 1939 till the end of the war in 1945 the Viennese doctor Walter Freudmann served with the Chinese Red Cross on the side of the Chinese government forces in the Sino-Japanese war. After his return he wrote a report about his adventures in China and Burma which was published in 1947 by Neue Zeit publishing house in Linz, Austria.
Middle Eastern Fortune Telling in Shanghai
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Everywhere in Asia fortune tellers are willing, but not necessarily able, to give meaning to your life. They offer you all sorts of prescient methods from which to choose. One can take the results from any method with a grain of salt or put faith in them and live accordingly. I was a pragmatic naysayer, until fortune telling came home to roost one afternoon in a small restaurant in Shanghai.
Story 5: The Taoist Priest of Laoshan
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. Broomhandle Books has edited the stories to provide modern punctuation and styling so as to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
Die Antariksa-Saga - Sturm über Manchin
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Price: Free! Words: 71,720. Language: German. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nachdem Grimzhag das Reich der Khuzbaath erobert hat, macht er sich daran, sein Imperium aufzubauen. Die alte Karawanenstraße, welche von Manchin bis zu den Ländern des Westens führt und durch das Gebiet des ehemaligen Khuzbaathreiches verläuft, lässt er jedoch sperren. Das ruft Zaydan Shargut und die anderen Kaufleute auf den Plan, denn diese Maßnahme unterbindet den Handel der Menschen...