Books tagged: history

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The Tree Line
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Tree Line is a about a melancholy Confederate captain who is struggling with the perilous combina-tion of war and alcohol addiction. The cruelty of the American Civil War not only affects the captain, but it also affects the emotional state of his deteriorating wife who resides in Union-occupied New Orleans. In desperation, the wife asks her husband to make a promise.
The Wind-Sphere Ship
Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Heron of Alexandria, in the 1st Century A.D., invented a primitive steam engine he called an aeolipile, or “wind-sphere.” Persuaded by his friend Praxiteles, he used this engine to propel a ship. If his steam-ship could beat a man-rowed galley in a race, could Heron bring about the Industrial Revolution 1700 years early?
Wherebouts Are We
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Grannie has bad skin cancers but not bad enough to take her out of this world" where nobody wants her except one granddaughter. Luzanne drives her from house to house belonging to Grannie's three daughters, but each refuses to take her. It is while "visiting" Imo that the old lady finds a final rest while trailing a yellow cat out to a sunny porch.
Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus - My Sabbatical in Israel
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,390. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
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A journal with reflections covering an Episcopal priest's 28 day sabbatical in the Israel. Traveling alone and on foot most of the time, I spent 3 weeks in Jerusalem and 1 in Galilee. I also visited Bethlehem, Herodian, Qumran, Masada, and Beit Shean. I didn't find Jesus there. I had brought him with me and I felt he showed me around this place that was his earthly home.
Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
Castor Bean Seeds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
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A young bride in 1963, my friendly new neighbors showered me with Castor Bean seeds. Nobody knew then that the seeds contained Ricin. They were just tall exotic plants, free for the sharing. Later I learned how toxic the seeds are and wondered how many had been carried downstream to Florida by the Alapaha River. But that was a different time--that was before the grasshopper became a burden.
Dear Mrs. Gray
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,260. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Romance » General
Dear Mrs. Gray is not just another story about overt heroism and life in the U.S. during World War II. From Warren's brushes with fame and reflections on life at Camp Wolters, to Violet's stories of survival on the home front, their love and devotion is expressed through letters to each other. Dear Mrs. Gray is a diary, love story and history lesson that delivers.
Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
I'm likely to be proved a liar for believing that life gets easier, if not sweeter, with the passing of time. I remember the old days, the hard times, and can't help thinking that progression of time brings us closer to that place of everlasting rest.
America the Beautiful, Reflections on Her Past, Present and Future
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Illumine Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
America the Beautiful is a meditation on the moral and spiritual roots of our nation. Written in approachable but inspired language, this book evokes the spirit of the Founding Fathers and the great luminaries who have graced the soil of our nation, and presents their views clearly and simply in both poetry and prose. It is sure inspire, illumine and enlighten readers of all ages.
The Ninth Lost Tale of Mercia: Runa the Wife
Series: Lost Tales of Mercia, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Runa expects to live her entire life isolated in the woods until she meets Thorkell the Tall. She tries to conform to society through a traditional marriage, but at a very high cost to them both. The Lost Tales are ten short stories set in Viking Age England (and related areas). They introduce the characters of the novel, "Eadric the Grasper," but each story stands alone.