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The Orffyreus Wheel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In 1712, a remarkable man named Johann Bessler invented a wheel that spun after being set into motion until it was stopped with no mechanical input. The Orffyreus Wheel follows his adventures in inventing it, and those of his heir, Elly Kassel, as she fights to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
Tales In Time Volume Two
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Price: Free! Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A discovered child's diary leads the author to reconstruct seven events (tales) which occurred in the remote mining village called Littleberg. All charmingly innocent small town tales common to an earlier era, but with the added overlay of witnessing earth's first visitors from another galaxy. Youthful visitors they were, whose accidental visit sets the stage for Tales In Time III. Ages 8 and up.
Provide For The Common Defense: Thoughts Concerning The Nation’s Enemies
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 30,070. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
With what the naive considered the end of the Cold War and the fall of Communism, it was assumed the world would become a much safer and more peaceful place. Nothing could be farther from the truth as the danger has increased since the alleged demise of the Soviet Union. In "Provide For The Common Defense", political thinker and social theorist Frederick Meekins examines a number of these threats.
Earth Has a Cold Heart
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 57,570. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
Identifies a mathematical error made by geodesists in applying an ideal world calculation to a real world problem; corrects the error and produces a new cold-core model to answer the seismic cross section of Earth. A must read for students of science: astronomy, geology, seismology, archeology, planetary body formation, mathematics, etc.. It is not recommended for those scientifically challenged.
Winning His Spurs
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
1191: In a clash of two faiths, a boy knight destined to be a hero…Cuthbert, hungry for adventure and glory, joins King Richard on his way to free Jerusalem from the Saracens. Even before reaching their goal the Crusaders are torn by jealousy and intrigue. Cuthbert finds that chivalry and honour are little valued as he faces desperate obstacles to his quest for knighthood and his own castle.
Silent Genocide: American Education and the Massacre of the Black Mind
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,730. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History of education
Silent Genocide is an examination of the devastating effect that the American educational system has had on the minds of Black students. Everyday, schools thoroughly train Black students to be obedient servants and defenders of the social, political, and cultural order that oppresses them. This text succinctly explains the problem and offers a solution that frees Black minds from their bondage.
Everything In Its Path
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
The true story of the St. Francis Dam disaster, told by Kate Thompson, junior archaeologist. Intertwined with Kate’s story is that of the village she's unearthing, and Singing Bird, a girl who foresees disaster. When Kate discovers the dam above them is leaking, the two girls’ fates become intertwined across the centuries as they struggle to save their loved ones from Everything In Its Path.
The Last Smythe - Book #1
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Using logs, journals, depositions and personal letters from 1844, four diverse friends who live in Maui begin to solve their first Lahaina Mystery. Their methods are often bumbling and unorthodox, but nevertheless quite successful - the amateur sleuths hunt down a multiple murderer. In the process, they discover the amazing story of the Smythe family's ties to Hawaii and their well kept secret.
33-1/3 to LightSpeed
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Programming
A short story about the history of technology from 1948 to 2010. The author has worked as a computer field service engineer and programmer for the last 40 years. Carnation Software's founder and President, Rich Love, graduated from the University of Alaska in 1973, with a degree in Electronics. His career has included positions as computer programmer, technical writer, and field service engineer.
The Third Spy - Book #2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,330. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After reading an amazing spy story that took place in December 1941, the Lahaina sleuths meet the author, James French. This foxy spy (or con man, hard to tell,) leads Helen, Ben, Nacho and Justin on a quest to find the third spy. Using sting operations, cons and deductive reasoning they infiltrate the Byrdes, a family of respectable doves who unfortunately harbor a few vultures.