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The Last Roman (The Praetorian Series - Book I)
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Series: The Praetorian, I. Price: Free! Words: 145,090. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
When Navy SEAL Jacob Hunter is sent to Syria on a mission to eliminate a terrorist cell, his team discovers a mysterious artifact instead. Later, in the furor of battle, its ancient power is activated and the team is hurled through time & space to the age of Ancient Rome, where their first priority is to find a way home. But Rome's duplicitous elite have other plans for these powerful newcomers...
That We Might Have Hope
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,060. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
The Civil War has left behind a path of sorrow. Young Kate Austin has blossomed into a true beauty like a new rose in spring, but the war has created loss in every corner of her small world. The smile that those around her were once accustomed to has vanished, and all attempts to uncover it fall short. What can bring Kate to realize that there is hope left in the world?
The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,240. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China is an easy to read and fascinating look at how many of the strategies and tactics mentioned by Sun Tzu in his book The Art Of War, were employed in ancient times.
Four Stories About Death: A Sage, a Monk, a Ballerina and a Tyrant
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You set the price! Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This artistic meditation on death is derived from the factual historic material. It shows death as a reflection of one’s life.
Flames of the Tiger
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,570. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Over the course of a single night in 1945, in a ditch by the flickering light of a burning Tiger tank, a young German soldier tells his life story to a wounded Canadian. Growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Dieter has been seduced by the pomp and propaganda of the Nazis. Now, having seen battle and having discovered the evils his countrymen are capable of, the best he can hope for is survival.
Last Tales of Mercia 7: Godric the Thegn
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Series: Last Tales of Mercia, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
When Richard FitzScrob asks Godric to hunt for the youth who desecrated his castle, Godric's loyalty to King Edward and the Normans will be put to the test. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last Tales of Mercia" are ten short stories featuring real historical figures and characters from the "Sons of Mercia" series. Though strongly connected to the series, they can be read independently.
Egypt - Travels with my Camera
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Price: Free! Words: 19,770. Language: British English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A light hearted look at travelling through one of the most fascinating and historical counties in the world - Egypt. This book looks at both the ancient and the modern country through a visitors eyes. It is a must read for anyone planning a trip to Egypt or has already been and wishes to relive some memories.
A Promise of Eternity
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Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The year is 1914. When Alison tells her father, Owen, that she is in love with an African American and wishes to marry him, he is angry and refuses to give her permission. After Alison begs and begs, he says that he'll give his blessing only if Alison's fiancé fights in World War I—something that he isn't likely to survive.
British Weekend Jaunts - Tour 5 - 4 Days Discovering The Towns & Villages Of The English Cotswolds, Gloucester & Stratford-Upon-Avon
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Series: British Weekend Jaunts, Book 5. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
A travel guide book with a difference which gives a well planned 4 day, 3 location tour (by car) through the beautiful villages and towns of the English Cotswolds. This picturesque area with its chocolate box gabled cottages of honey coloured Cotswold stone is packed with history and offers visitors excellent specialist individual shops and fine local food, wine and ales.
Deadly Affair: A Georgian Historical Mystery
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Series: Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,910. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012 by Sprigleaf. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Career diplomat Alec Halsey has been elevated to a marquessate he doesn't want and Polite Society believes he doesn't deserve. When a nobody vicar drops dead in front of him at a party-political dinner Alec suspects the man was poisoned. But who would want a seemingly harmless man of God murdered, and why?