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No Roads Lead to Rome
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,550. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Business
It’s 123 AD. Steeped in humor and history, this quixotic saga chronicles the clumsy schemes of an inept governor and his shadowy advisor, a superstitious centurion's struggle to save his faith in the faded ideals of the Republic, and a young rebel's reluctant vow to change the course of history. All are pitted against the Gods, the Emperor Hadrian, and the decline and fall of nearly everything.
Staying Sane in an Insane World
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 148,440. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
A factual, highly researched, witty and occasionally satirical overview of the last 2 millennia of mankind's many myths, superstitions, legends, and lies, portrayed in easily understandable concepts, brilliant analyses, and humor, taking a critical, insightful look at how strange and gullible human kind currently is and has ever been - by acclaimed author-psychologist, R. V. Riccio.
Mann on Film: It's a Mad World and other essays
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Price: Free! Words: 29,170. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
S.E. Mann celebrates American cinema and culture in this first in a series of books on entertainment. From his Tokyo hideaway, S.E. Mann offers up a blue plate special of juicy insight garnished with humor and gushing with delicious admiration for America's most beloved institution, Hollywood.
Other People's Children
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 178,660. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2009. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
1938-A young Irish American history graduate takes himself off to Europe and is fascinated by the vitality of the young people in Hitler's Germany. Motoring on a hot afternoon he interrupts an armed robbery and rescues a beautiful girl. When her father enlists his help with the consequences of the robbery, he is drawn ever more deeply into the Dictator's web, with violent and unpredictable results
Into the Woods
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Into the Woods is the story of pioneer and patriot Jonathan Wood. Straining against the bonds of Tidewater society, and tempted by an ancient legend, his sense of adventure leads him “Over the Mountains” of southwest Virginia. "A gem of a story laced with action, villainy, revenge and reconciliation." Terry W. Ervin II, author of Flank Hawk *Includes previously-unreleased bonus chapters.
The Blacksmith's Daughter: A Mystery of the American Revolution
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Series: Mysteries of the American Revolution, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,560. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
As the American Revolution batters the Carolinas, 17-year-old Betsy Sheridan leaves her home in Georgia to track down her Patriot spy husband and is entangled in murder and chaos leading to the Battle of Camden in South Carolina. "History and fiction combined to tell a great story." Gerry Hartsoe, Armchair Interviews
Time Pool: The Amazing Adventures of Eddie Dowd (Book I of a Trilogy)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2009 by Foremost Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
2009 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) Finalist... Time travel, rides on monster turtles, battles with slavers, and a sea fight with the British Navy drive this modern Huck Finn forward. On the surface, it is a young teen's comic journey of self-discovery. Beneath this tale is a first-rate account of the historic, cultural, and environmental roots of Americana.
Camp Follower: A Mystery of the American Revolution
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Series: Mysteries of the American Revolution, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,330. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
As the American Revolution batters the Carolinas, 29-year-old journalist Helen Chiswell becomes ensnared in the treachery and turmoil leading to the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina and must confront her past to save her own life. Camp Follower was nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award. "Adair wrote another superb story." Nikki Young, Armchair Interviews
Guerrieri di Roma – La vita, le battaglie, il valore degli uomini che forgiarono una civiltà e fondarono un Impero.
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 74,840. Language: Italian. Published: December 17, 2009 by Area51 Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Chi erano i più grandi guerrieri di Roma? Quale fu il loro valore, quali le più grandi battaglie che combatterono? In questo e-book storico avrete tutte le informazioni che cercate: in ordine cronologico troverete le biografie dei più grandi guerrieri romani, la descrizione delle loro più famose battaglie e, direttamente dalle fonti classiche, il racconto del loro valore.
Growing Up Mostly Normal in the Middle of Nowhere: A Memoir
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,030. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2009 by Foremost Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
With the depth of a memoir and the flow of a novel, John Sheirer chronicles how his simple youth of farm, sports, school, nature, and family led him to an unlikely adulthood as an author and college professor. He explores intensely personal experiences and relationships with humor, surprise, awe, suspense, and deep insight. He teaches us we can go home again.